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bobowha, Home Buyer in Hillsboro, OR
bobowha answered:
I will soon be moving to Hillsboro, OR with my dog to work for Intel and need an affordable place to live.
HAHAHAHAHA Space to run around in Hillsboro. Let me introduce you to our evil nemisis, the dastadly Urban Growth Boundary. Makes yards nearly nonexistent and home COMPLETELY UNAFFORD ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 27, 2015 Home Buying in Hillsboro
Jason & Mich…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Jason & Michelle Merritt answered:
I'm looking at townhouse at Orenco station area. that the HOA is trying to sue the builder for substandard
If you need to finance your purchase, it is unlikely that your lender will loan against the condo while it is in litigation. However, if you are a cash buyer, it is an ideal time to bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 15, 2015 Home Buying in 97124
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
How do you report a listing if it seems to be a scam?
Find the link on the page named MORE, there will be a drop down menu with FLAG - click it.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 7, 2015 Home Buying in Hillsboro
Alan Archer, Real Estate Pro in 97123
Alan Archer answered:
i have currently have a fha mortgage for a small house which i would like to rent out would I be able to use the va to buy a second house to live in
As long as you have not used your VA loan guaranty benefits, and you are going to occupy the house that you will be purchasing with them, they are available. Contact your nearest VARO f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 2, 2014 Home Buying in 97123
Kevin Richey, Real Estate Pro in Saint George, UT
Kevin Richey answered:
I'd like to buy a condo/town home in the $100,000 on my own without my wife involved so property will be mine once we divorce. can i do that?
That could be a little tricky. You will want to speak with your attorney, to make sure that will work.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 2, 2014 Home Buying in 97123
Mandy and Je…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Mandy and Jennifer answered:
When a home for sale is listed as, 'cash only', does that mean a new loan needs to be originated? Do you, the potential buyer, originate?
It means only a cash buyer can buy the property, but sometimes private money loans will work as well. Ask your Realtor to check specifically about the properties you are interested in. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 2, 2014 Home Buying in 97123
Mandy and Je…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Mandy and Jennifer answered:
I'm a first time buyer. What are some programs or advantages for first time buyers? And would that influence the price of the house i'll be looking at
There is a new program where you can get 5% of the sales price FREE to you to use for your down payment or closing costs! Call/text us for more details.

Jennifer Peterson and Mandy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 2, 2014 Home Buying in Hillsboro
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
does anybody know of any company or lender in nashville,tn that will refinance with a 510 credit score.?
Good evening joaneason11,

We see many credit reports with low credit scores (anything less than 620), and often many scores in the 500's. This is BAD credit. If you are one of the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 29, 2013 Credit Score in 97124
Christina Ha…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, TN
Christina Hayes answered:
Any one know of any lender will work with FICO 510 with 30% down?
Brian:

Unfortunately not. Lenders require 620-640.. If you need help improving your credit scores please visit my blogs here on Trulia or you can contact my office. We guarantee to i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 26, 2013 Credit Score in 97124
Bob Hoerner…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Bob Hoerner Mlo 978954 answered:
Can you use your VA loan eligibility to buy a second home? One that you could rent to a relative? Perhaps a rent to own situation?
As for VA loans in general they do not allow for a purchase of a non-owner home. The benefit is intended for vets and active duty to purchase a home in ehich they will leave in. The o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 12, 2013 Home Buying in 97123
Beverly Silb…, Real Estate Pro in Hillsboro, OR
Beverly Silbernagel answered:
How is the Tech environment in Hillsboro?... Moving forward? Elam Young? Intel? Is the Tech area hiring? Is the area Real Estate in demand?
Gary,

The tech environment here in Hillsboro is thriving. Intel just recently announced their plans to expand the fab that they will be finishing construction on in the next several ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 20, 2012 Home Buying in Hillsboro
Joe Jessal, Real Estate Pro in Banks, OR
Joe Jessal answered:
Hello, What are the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing a shortsale property? Thank you
Buying a shortsale can be a complicated process. There are things you need to know like which bank is holding the mortgage and if there are any other liens on the property. Closing on a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 17, 2012 Home Buying in Hillsboro
Manisha Jain,…, Real Estate Pro in 97229
Manisha Jain, Broker, Realtor answered:
Does anyone know of a good RURAL/LAND focused real estate agent?
Are you looking to buy or sell the Rural/Land? I have done both for my clients. Let me know if you are still looking for help.

Manisha Jain
Summa Real Estate Group
manisha.realtor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 11, 2012 Home Buying in Hillsboro
Manisha Jain,…, Real Estate Pro in 97229
Manisha Jain, Broker, Realtor answered:
low score mortgage
Hi Brian,

Let me know if you are still looking for guidance with the mortgage and low score. Trulia also have some great pointers to improve the credit score.

Manisha Jain
manis ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 11, 2012 Home Buying in Hillsboro
Manisha Jain,…, Real Estate Pro in 97229
Manisha Jain, Broker, Realtor answered:
Hello, Do you need to have broker's license in Oregon to buy property and rent it. I like to get in rental property business. Thank you.
Hi Paul,
As you probably have known by now that you do not need a license to buy property. But if you would want to run it as a business, a good broker can certainly help you with that ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Sep 11, 2012 Home Buying in Hillsboro
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Christopher Korenthal answered:
Hello, I'm a first time buyer! I'm very nervous and wanted to know how can you be sure there is nothing wrong with the house when you are
I sell homes for Arbor Custom Homes and buying a new home takes out some stress with all the warranties that come with the home. But warranties are only as good as the builder. Arbor Cu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 30, 2012 Home Buying in Hillsboro
Nancy Crutch…, Real Estate Pro in Hillsboro, OR
Nancy Crutchfield answered:
Is there any legal issues with condos in arbor rose? Is the builder being sued? Do banks give out loans? Thank you.
Hi Paul. Michael is correct. I found out that the negotiations for Arbor Roses just fell apart and they are back at step one again. Cash only for the foreseeable future in that neigh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 14, 2012 Home Buying in Hillsboro
Debi Drake, Real Estate Pro in 97124
Debi Drake answered:
My husband and I are downsizing and considering areas like Orenco Station. We want a home about 1500 sq ft. Is there any other areas like it nearby?
BJ - Just checking in to see if you are still considering Orenco Station or other nearby areas...If so are you looking for detached or attached. I have a new Bank owned listing coming ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 18, 2012 Home Buying in Hillsboro
Rebecca, Home Seller in Arnold, MO
Rebecca answered:
how can I narrow my choices down to single level or handicapped accessible homes?
Look on craigs list in MO. I just put my Handicaped Accessible Ranch style home on there site.Look in the 179,900. price range.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 13, 2011 Home Buying in Hillsboro
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