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Loli Kantor, Home Buyer in Fort Worth, TX

can i see the property April 28th? I will be in Portland then for a conference and want to look at realestate

Asked by Loli Kantor, Fort Worth, TX Thu Apr 16, 2009

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The listing agent is Molly Starr with Re/Max 503-789-2417.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 17, 2009
You've just received some misinformation from Mark Miller. The property is still on the market.

I'd like to update you on my previous email..I've just gotten off the phone with the seller who returned my call.
Here is the scoop. He has just found a renter for the upper unit 1200/mo-which was vacant. He needed to get it rented as he needed the income. He is going to pull it from the market at the end of the month as he just had them sign a lease. However, he is still willing to sell. He would ideally like a couple months in order make arrangements for moving himself. He would be willing to stay on as a renter if you wanted this as merely an investment property rather than owner occupied. He will be ok to move as well if you desire to move in but would like a little time to make arrangements for another place.

He has owned it for about 5 years and prior to that his parents owned it. He said it must have been converted from oil back before 1984 when they acquired it. He wasn't even aware it had ever been heated by oil.

Regarding the condition of the property: The ROOF is about 22 years old (with a 25 year warranty) and is showing signs of wear, moss etc. It could use an inspection to check for remaining life.
The house needs to be painted. He intended to do it last year but ran out of time and then the rains started in October. He also indicated some other minor exterior work needs to be done.
Interior condition: Everything clean and functional- he will be replacing the disposal in upper unit and said he snakes the drains every year to be sure there's no worries about back-ups. Something he must have learned from his parents who were there quite some time. He has replumbed the entire place. He still has 70 amp electrial for both units but has installed a new electrical board (downstairs unit I think). He said the listing shows 2 bed down with 1 bath but there is another non-conforming bedroom in the finished basement in his unit. The upper unit has an unfinished portion of basement with laundry.

I would love to show you the place. As I said, please contact me details below.

June Lizotte, Real Estate Broker
Providing REAL Service
Prudential NW Properties
6400 SE Lake Rd., Suite 200
Portland, OR 97222
503-310-8032 mobile
503-212-2727 office
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 17, 2009
Hello Loli,

I would like to let you know a bit about the property. This 4 story duplex has one 1668 sf unit with 2bed/1bath and a 1356 sf unit with 3bd/2baths. A finished attick with open feel. Taxes are 3615. Projected gross income if both sides are rented is $25200. $900 and $1300 rents. It shows it's heated with forced air gas but tax records indicate it had oil heat previously. You would want to make sure there was a decomissioning prior to conversion. I've already contacted and left message to get additional information about the property- history of maintenance, upgrades done, age of roof, history of renters, inquiry about old oil tank...etc. I can advise you through any due diligence that would be necessary specific to any property of interest. I can help you cover the bases of questions that should be asked concerning properties of interest.

As you may or may not know, having representation as a buyer is very important- to have your interests protected. In most cases it costs a buyer nothing to have representation through the home buying process, as the fees are covered through the listing fee.

If you would like to contact me I would be happy to give you my quality full service, which would include doing a cma on the property (s) of interest to be sure it's appropriately priced. You may also want to set up a secure login on my web site where you can save your search criteria, see every listing on the rmls and save favorites. There is a lot of information you may find helpful on my site. Or if you prefer I can send you listings based on your specific criteria; they would come automatically upon entry to rmls or should any changes be made to price on existing listings.

I hope you find this information helpful. It's always a pleasure to go over and above where service is expected. I hope you sense that from this response and would choose to contact me for your real estate needs. My contact data is below so please feel free to contact me directly for further assistance. Also check out some of my clients recommendations on the following web site where an independent research company conducts surveys of past clients. I've chosen to allow them to display the comments publically. You'll need to enter my full name June Lizotte, and Portland, OR for location.

I would welcome you to check out my profile on Trulia. Best of searching to you.

June Lizotte, Real Estate Broker
Providing REAL Service
Prudential NW Properties
6400 SE Lake Rd., Suite 200
Portland, OR 97222
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 17, 2009
While you're in the neighborhood, I have a very cute listing on a double lot at 3112 SE Morrison. (priced at $475,000) It's just around the corner from a popular cafe, and close to the grocery store and downtown Belmont. Please consider adding it to your tour, and if you'd like more information, please let me know. A large (double size) lot this close to downtown is a rarity!

You've chosen a great neighborhood to consider - Portland is a friendly biking city so from the area you're considering, you can get into downtown quickly and easily via bike or public transportation.

Best wishes, and welcome to Portland!

Cary Perkins
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 17, 2009
Greetings from Oregon! If you would like to call and discuss your needs I can be reached at 503-495-5227 or I have extensive relocation experience and am an Accredited Buyers Agent, among other destinations. Are you familiar with the Portland neighborhoods? This is a great location and there are others that may meet your needs. When do you plan on relocating? Family? Job location? Other needs. There are so many questions and I am here to help.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 17, 2009
Hey Lori!

If you are interviewing buyer's agents or looking for a good fit, please consider giving us a call. You will have a team of three agents working to help you with your real estate goals. You won't be disappointed.

Click on the link below to see how others enjoyed our services!!! Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Jesse Dill - Buyers Realtor
John L Scott Real Estate
Welcome Home Group
(503) 969-3236
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 17, 2009

I'd be happy to show you this place on the 28th. If you'd like, we can do a few places - do some searches at and see if anything else catches your eye. I look forward to showing your my lovely city!

Deb Counts-Tabor
Oregon Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 17, 2009
Yes I can show this to you. It has been on market since Oct 2008 priced at $489,900.
Give me a call or email me.
Tom Inglesby, Broker
RE/MAX Equity Group
503 319-9035
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 16, 2009
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