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House, Home Buyer in Corvallis, OR
House asked:
What does a potential buyer of a property in the Fender's Blue Butterfly zone need to know before purchasing the property? What sort of extra work or considerations does a private land/home owner need to do in one of these zones? Are the fines associated with not complying with the Fender guidelines? We have…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 10, 2016 Home Buying in Corvallis
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in ELK CITY, OK
John Burke answered:
Hi There, We are thinking to buy a home in Corvallis, OR area. We would like to get an estimation of the monthly payment?
Hi Mahabub.ce,

There are a lot of things that go in to what your estimated payment would be.

1) How much do you want to spend, $100,000 or $300,000?
2) How much money are you pu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 11, 2015 Home Buying in Corvallis
John Doe, Other/Just Looking in Corvallis, OR
John Doe answered:
How do I filter out subdivisions? If Public Records shows a subdivion,does that mean it currently is a subdivision
Use Trulia's map search. In it, you can use the "Draw your search" feature, where you draw a polygon around the area of interest.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 17, 2015 Home Buying in Corvallis
Jeri Patrick, Real Estate Pro in Pooler, GA
Jeri Patrick answered:
How can I filter out subdivisions?
I would contact a local real estate agent who can send you active listing of what you are looking for. If you are looking for a specific neighborhood the agent can send you active listi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 5, 2015 Home Buying in Corvallis
Annette Siev…, Real Estate Pro in Corvallis, OR
Annette Sievert Principal Broker answered:
I'm intending to move to Corvallis, Or, and will like to know more about the area and properties from agents.
I assume you found somebody? do you still need information? asievert@valleybrokers.com
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 26, 2014 Home Buying in Corvallis
Annette Siev…, Real Estate Pro in Corvallis, OR
Annette Sievert Principal Broker answered:
Any buyers' agents specializing in corvallis and cities nearby?
I assume, and hope, you found somebody by now. If not, I am working in Corvallis.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 2, 2014 Home Buying in Corvallis
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
I'm looking to purchase a townhome in gated communities in a city similar to Corvallis, Or. Are there any agents who can help me with this?
Ask people you may know for referrals, or contact and interview a few agents from different realty companies, then choose the one you like best; choose your agent with care...
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 24, 2014 Home Buying in Corvallis
Michael John…, Other/Just Looking in San Luis Obispo, CA
Michael Johnson answered:
How to know a location is selling manufactured home only and without land? And with land? And the one mentioned 'Park Fee' - is that monthly or yearly
many brokers lack the necessary skill to write a complete description of the property,or are counting on you calling so they can "sell' the property. Or maybe it's laziness. whatever, i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 23, 2014 Home Buying in Corvallis
Samantha All…, Real Estate Pro in Corvallis, OR
Samantha Alley answered:
How do you feel the real estate market is in Corvallis?
The market is continuing strong through the winter months. We have less than 3 months of inventory for single family residences on less than an acre. Each neighborhood and price range ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 27, 2013 Home Buying in Corvallis
John Doe, Other/Just Looking in Corvallis, OR
John Doe answered:
I was wondering if the foreclosure process in Oregon is the same as California. We had a foreclosure about two years ago and are looking
I thought the standard waiting period after a foreclosure is 1 year for FHA *if* you can demonstrate it was due to a job loss (or similar), but otherwise it's 3 years for FHA and 7 for ... more
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Priscilla Be…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Priscilla Beggs answered:
Does the city allow a person to close off a family room and turn it into a bedroom?
If it meets all their requirements, why would they care if a house had one more bedroom and less open living space? Just check it out and let us know how it goes :)
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 29, 2013 Home Buying in Corvallis
Corvallis Ho…, Home Buyer in Corvallis, OR
Corvallis Homeowner answered:
Should I be concerned that a house has a 2nd story bearing wall offset by a few inches from the 1st story bearing wall?
Thanks for your replies. I feel like the builder did not apply basic math. It is concerning. I guess we will continue our quest for a property.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 27, 2013 Home Buying in Corvallis
Lana Lavenba…, Real Estate Pro in Grants Pass, OR
Lana Lavenbarg answered:
In Corvallis how is daylight basement space valued? Is it considered worth some % of above grade space? Seems like this varies by state.
It not only varies by state it varies by where you are located. Some day light basements are a must due to the type of weather, etc. So, make sure you contact a local realtor to help ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 27, 2013 Home Buying in Corvallis
LinnHomeowner, Home Owner in Lebanon, OR
LinnHomeowner answered:
In Corvallis, Oregon, what type of property is considered the best for student rentals?
Hmmm. No one really answered your question. Ultimately you have to run the numbers on a given unit. I want to buy further out, like between Circle and Walnut, and try to get higher qual ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 24, 2013 Home Buying in Corvallis
Sephora Gara…, Real Estate Pro in Corvallis, OR
Sephora Garatea answered:
Where is there land for sale that I can build a yurt on an am not required to build a permanent dwelling on?
I have very good friends in Corvallis who own a home with small acreage. They built a yurt in their back-yard. I would be happy to connect you with them. I can do a search on lot and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 26, 2013 Home Buying in Corvallis
Texasjoy, Renter in Philomath, OR
Texasjoy answered:
What's the first and best thing to do when moving from a different state to Central Oregon?
FLEE THE AREA! I"M SORRY, BUT SINCE i'VE MOVED HERE I notice that drug addicts abound in philomath and have personally been the victim of several thefts and vandalism. The police don't ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 9, 2012 Home Buying in Corvallis
Annette Siev…, Real Estate Pro in Corvallis, OR
Annette Sievert Principal Broker answered:
How long does a typical transaction take from deal to closure in Corvallis real estate?
30 days. It of course mainly depends on your lender. A local bank with in house underwriting like Umpqua will most likely perform better than a national bank that has underwriting in an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 5, 2012 Home Buying in Corvallis
Annette Siev…, Real Estate Pro in Corvallis, OR
Annette Sievert Principal Broker answered:
Why is it that older homes in NW Corvallis are more expensive than newer built homes in other areas Corvallis (particularly South Corvallis)? We are
Infrastructure, plain and simple. You can be at schools, shopping, recreations etc often within 1 mile radius in North Town. Inventory is stable, there are hardly any newly built homes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 5, 2012 Home Buying in Corvallis
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