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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Do you just give a lender an unconditional market listing for the 1003 claim application, or do they consider transfers on an unspecified property?
MVT&C when you apply for a pre-approval you don't need to include an offer or a price. If you have an idea of what you want to purchase, it's fine to say, but not necessary.
A lende ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2014 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Is secured and verified lender pre-approval necessary for an offer?
MVT&C,
Here's the issue. You make an offer, with no proof of your capacity to complete it. As an agent representing a seller I say, "thank you for your offer. Please provide proof ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2014 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Yanoska Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Yanoska Diaz answered:
How can I find houses for sale that are not listed in the MLS? I have well qualified clients who are ready to buy.
If a real estate agent does not place a property on MLS, it is for the obvious reasons unless instructed by the Seller.

Just curious why you want them off MLS, sellers market or over ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 5, 2014 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Barbara Carb…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Barbara Carbone answered:
What is the prediction of the market in the next 12 months? What is the growth expected in these areas for next 12 months? .
My prediction is the market is going to stabilize. What I mean is we will be moving out of a "Seller's" market with an increase of inventory. Prices will not sky rocket like last year ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 28, 2013 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Barbara Carb…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Barbara Carbone answered:
The areas are for 97934 and 97035. What are all the best areas / street names you suggest for 97034 and 97035 to consider for value and growth?
I agree with Linda, it depends! Best if you ask me 97034 is better overall. 97034 is the North side and 97035 is the South side of the lake. (Generally speaking)

97034 best ares in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 28, 2013 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Jones, Both Buyer and Seller in Hamilton, OH
Jones answered:
Should we add a second bathroom?
That sounds like a awesome ideal. I would advise you to do your home work on the contractor, the cheapest is not always the best and make sure you get a completion date. I think it is a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 9, 2013 Home Buying in 97034
Priscilla Be…, Real Estate Pro in 97302
Priscilla Beggs answered:
What legal recourse could we have against a seller or seller's agent in sabotaging the purchase of a short sale?
Legal recourse is definitely a question for a licensed attorney. Best of luck to you.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 12, 2013 Home Buying in 97035
jojovalley, Home Owner in Lake Oswego, OR
jojovalley answered:
what is the key points taken into consideration when buying a property in Lake Oswego?
If you want a neighborhood then check out Westlake area. Good mix of international heritages. Great park for walking around, children of all ages can play. Excellent access to I5 and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 17, 2013 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
jojovalley, Home Owner in Lake Oswego, OR
jojovalley answered:
What is the PRICE difference between 97034 and 97035 and why?
More condos in 97035 would be my observation. The 034 area is more rural, the 035 area is more central. Both areas are awesome.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 17, 2013 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Tangelina Gr…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Oswego, OR
Tangelina Grimes answered:
Should I buy a low priced new home in a top rated school district if it is right next to a major freeway I-5?
Your decision should be based on what's most important to you. If your a person that can deal with the freeway traffic/noise then I wouldn't worry about it. I would also suggest you inv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 14, 2012 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Should I buy a home next to a freeway in a great school district?
We can not answer this with a yes or no. Location affects value and if you are considering next to freeway this house should be priced low for what it has to offer.

I've lived acro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 17, 2012 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Jeff Nunley,…, Real Estate Pro in Eugene, OR
Jeff Nunley, CMPS answered:
Looking to purchase a new home and need financing
Kevin,

There are some programs that one require a year of self employment in certain circumstances. For example, did you go from W2 to private contractor but work largely with the s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Marcelle Abel, Real Estate Pro in 97006
Marcelle Abel answered:
I am looking for a realtor to rent my house
I am a licensed Realtor with NW Rental Group, who specializes in leasing out homes in the Portland area. Visit our site at www.nwrg.com and contact me to hear details on our services.
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0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 8, 2012 Home Buying in 97034
Voices Member,  in
Voices Member answered:
How big is the area and is it great for a young family?
Hi Mick . . . The City of Lake Oswego is a wonderful city. There are 2 public high schools, 2 public mdidle schools and 9 pubic elementary schools. There are over 7,000 in the student b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 29, 2012 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
I am looking to purchase a condo or town home in LO as a rental. Any suggestions on best complexes in $70-100k range?
One other thing the REO are the best buys since the banks sell below market to get rid of the property. You don't want to get involved in a short sale since you don't really know if or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 7, 2012 Investment Properties in Lake Oswego
John Biniews…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Oswego, OR
John Biniewski answered:
My daughter just got transfered to Lake Oswego, where I5/217 converge. What neighborhoods do you recommend?
Hello Richard,
Lake Oswego offers many family friendly neiborhoods. Regarding the I5/217 location is very convenient to the west part of Lake Oswego. Westlake is the area located near ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 6, 2010 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Kyle, Home Buyer in Portland, OR
Kyle answered:
I heard that the PDX area is just now feeling the burst of the bubble. What do you think of this?
January 2010 and I still see lots of price drops. The problem with the Portland area is lack of jobs, and nothing is happening in Portland right now which will bring jobs. The "b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 12, 2010 Home Buying in 97035
Cornerstone…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Cornerstone Group NW answered:
I don't understand why the listing says sold and closed on July of 2007? Does this mean it is for resale?
Hello Angie - actually this home was listed in the MLS on June 20, 2007 at $1,600,000, had a sale pending on June 27, 2007 and subsequently closed the sale on July 18, 2007 for $1,583,0 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 19, 2008 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
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