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Gary Geer, Real Estate Pro in 60031
Gary Geer answered:
How to get keys of house bought in foreclosure?
Your best option is to contact a locksmith and have them open the door. At that point they can re-key the lock or you can install a new lock. All the best.
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Janeese Jack…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Happy Holidays and here’s to a spectacular 2015!!!  While the Market Action Index showed some strengthening in the last few weeks, prices have not seemed to move from their plateau.  The Portland metro… Read more
Blogged Thu Dec 18, 2014 by Janeese Jackson Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Myersjulie31, Home Buyer in Blakeslee, PA
Myersjulie31 answered:
Real estate lawyer suggestions for possible fraud and false representation by HUD?
If you are having this issue with fraud, it is definitely a good idea to get a real estate lawyer. I think that if you are experiencing these problems with the roof and you weren't told ... more
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Vilma Teodoro, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Vilma Teodoro answered:
What are the risks associated with asbestos siding?
There are not many immediate risks associated with asbestos siding. Asbestos is only dangerous when airborne inside the home. In your siding, the asbestos should be encased in cement en ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 18, 2014 Home Buying in Portland
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
What does Active Contingent mean?
The listing agent probably misrepresented the listing it should be BMP meaning bumpable. Tom Inglesby, Broker RE/MAX
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Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
smoke,fire alarm,carbonmonoxide for rental properties
you as an owner are required to have them for all rentals and I have my renters sign off on them every year that they work. They can not be more than 10 years old even if they have a 1 ... more
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Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
How much does a sewer break repair cost?
Price is determined on how hard it is to get to and dig and repair it. Get some bids from companies. I have some names that I have used in the past just email me. Thanks Tom Inglesby ... more
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
where can i go to get a listing of rent to own houses in Portland, OR?
Well, let's see. Your answers thus far say that they're "rare." But "There are some new programs on the market." It's "not a good idea." But there's "a new way" to purchase based on the ... more
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Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
glasses windows damaged
First the property tax is high in Portland compared to surrounding areas. We just had a large $500 Million bond for schools most homes are seeing 7-10% rise in taxes this year across t ... more
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Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
Searched for a two bedroom house under 250,000 in 35 neighborhoods in Southeast and Northeast Portland & 0 results came back. is that the case? or...
Before you start looking further you need to be pre approved for a loan. With many buyers looking in this range since it is below the average market price they go quick when they come ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 17, 2014 Home Buying in Portland
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
A bigger condo than mine is being Taken by Chase bank, after the owner walked out in 2010. It went through MetLife and was transferred to chase.
Good luck finding anyone at Chase who knows anything about the unit. Having wasted countless hours over the years trying to talk to banks to inquire about properties they have foreclose ... more
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Janeese Jack…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
After you've done the fun stuff (finding the home of your dreams), then comes the work!!!  You will want to schedule your home inspections.  There are definitely steps for both buyers and sellers to… Read more
Blogged Wed Dec 10, 2014 by Janeese Jackson Home Buying Property Q&A
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silwiljacmar…, Home Owner in San Francisco, CA
silwiljacmar@gmail.com answered:
Does anyone have a recommendation for a reliable tenant screening service, online or local?
I have used Houserie.com and love it. It is an online tenant screening service with great customer service and quick results. They have different screening packages. I like the Ultimate ... more
3 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 5, 2014 Rental Basics in Portland
Janeese Jack…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
As part of the inspection process after a mutually accepted offer on a home or investment property, there are several common inspections completed. One of the most popular is a sewer scope. The purpose… Read more
Blogged Wed Dec 3, 2014 by Janeese Jackson Home Buying Home Selling Property Q&A
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Justin Fitzh…, Other/Just Looking in Independence, OH
The public has heard a lot of news about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Most of us know that Fannie & Freddie are somehow involved in mortgages. More specifically, their mission is to provide a secondary… Read more
Blogged Wed Dec 3, 2014 by Justin Fitzhugh Financing
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Brian &…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
When it comes to buying or selling your home, what you don't know can cost you -- literally. Whether it's not doing your research or getting too emotionally involved, making the wrong choices can wind… Read more
Blogged Tue Dec 2, 2014 by Brian & Amber Fosnaugh Home Buying Home Selling
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Gmarcum17, Renter in
Gmarcum17 answered:
. I responded to a for rent on this property n I got the this response that really sounds fishy n I think it may be a scam.. the "owners" email me b
Here is another SCAM I received from a rental Inquiry. I wonder if Trulia does any research on these listings? Otherwise, you are no better than Craigslist and a waste of time. This ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 28, 2014 Rental Basics in Kerns
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Where are the best public schools for elementary aged children? I would love a pet friendly neighborhood and a fenced in yard
Best is subjective, therefore research schools and areas on your own; don't simply just entertain what other people think or say, another's opinion may not be anywhere near the best thi ... more
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Bob Zawaski…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
When purchasing a condominium, townhouse or other type of property in a planned unit development (P.U.D.) such as a gated community, leased land property or typical subdivision your obligated to join… Read more
Blogged Mon Nov 24, 2014 by Bob Zawaski P.C. Home Buying
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Justin Fitzh…, Other/Just Looking in Independence, OH
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released the FHFA Strategic Plan:  Fiscal Years 2015-2019, which reflects the agency’s priorities as regulator of the Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks)… Read more
Blogged Sun Nov 23, 2014 by Justin Fitzhugh Financing
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