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Brandon Fahl…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Brandon Fahlman answered:
Can you speak Spanish?
Maria, I cannot speak Spanish, but Benje Orozco in my office can. Please email me, brandon@blumre.com, and I will put you in touch with him.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 25, 2015 Home Buying in 97317
Brandon Fahl…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Brandon Fahlman answered:
Want to buy a house in/near Salem this summer. Low income, good credit.
Jessica, I can connect with a loan officer here in Salem, OR that can help answer some of your questions. Do you know what your source of income will be in Salem? If you are bringing a ... more
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Adam Silk, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Adam Silk answered:
I'm wondering if any of these listings are actually REAL or are they ALL scams?? and do you have a way of checking on the validity of them?
If someones trying to rope you into a cash for keys type deal or something like that, always have the owner meet you at the property w/ ID. Also verify with the county that they are the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 7, 2015 Home Buying in 97306
Robin Silver…, Real Estate Pro in Garden City, NY
Robin Silverberg answered:
Sometimes the property tax included in the mortgage payment differs from the property tax paid before.
Not sure what your question is. If you are asking why they are different, sometimes it is because there are certain exemptions that reduce taxes, and the restored factor is used. At oth ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 28, 2014 Home Buying in 97306
Francisco Ga…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Francisco Garcia answered:
Are there special home ownership grants or programs for single parents?
There is program where the cash comes and goes just as fast, the Feds will release funds and lenders use them for active clients, the funds are to help with down payment so you only hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 12, 2014 Home Buying in Salem
Corri Klebaum, Real Estate Pro in Happy Valley, OR
Corri Klebaum answered:
We are looking to move from California to Oregon this summer....
Hi Jacob,

An inquiry to rent a place will not affect your score unless you already have fragile credit and a rash of recent inquiries. For government products 30 days of pay is neede ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 21, 2014 Home Buying in 97301
Kathleen Dew…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Kathleen Dewoina answered:
I am looking for a friendly investor buyers agent and also a good real estate investor attorney in Salem. Prefer NWREIA, CRE and REI members
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your interests in real estate. I have invested in real estate and helped clients invest in real estate since 1990.
Kathleen Dewoina
503-999- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 6, 2014 Investment Properties in Salem
Francisco Ga…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Francisco Garcia answered:
I wanted a home with at least 1 acre with a minimum of 3 bedrooms. What location in Oregon is most affordable for my criteria?
If you need to know about tax deferral contact your tax preparer or contact me, I’m a licensed tax preparer in Stat of Oregon
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 24, 2013 Home Buying in South Gateway
ceasar.lomeli, Real Estate Pro in West Linn, OR
ceasar.lomeli answered:
If I have my house listed with an agent, is there any law preventing me from holding my own open house?
If I'm your Listing Agent, my first advice to you would be security!!, how are you going to qualify who comes into your home and also, record keeping?

RE Agents are far more experien ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 7, 2013 Home Buying in Salem
Francisco Ga…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Francisco Garcia answered:
Are all manufactured homes part of a 55 plus rent the land?
No but many of them are in locations with HOA (home owners associations) and this means an additional monthly fee, please note that manufacture homes are hard to get financing for and t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 31, 2013 Home Buying in Four Corners
Francisco Ga…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Francisco Garcia answered:
I am thinking of letting my house go into foreclosure. How does the process work?What are the ramifications? what about options?
If all other options are no longer there, the most efficient will be to do a short sale, short sales allow you to get back to the market a lot sooner (around 2 1/2 year) vs Foreclosure, ... more
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Francisco Ga…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Francisco Garcia answered:
What is the typical process of buying a short sale property?
How the short sale process is done depends on loan type (FHA, USDA etc), the next one is if the seller is doing a HAFA or Traditional Short Sale, all this are questions that should be a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 30, 2013 Foreclosure in Salem
Nancy and Er…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Nancy and Eric Fiskum answered:
Why do someone houses stay on the market so long and others get snapped right up?
Well, obviously not all properties are priced equally well, and some show way better than others. But sometimes we are just incredibly fortunate to have the right buyer come along right ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Sep 18, 2013 Home Buying in 97304
Priscilla Be…, Real Estate Pro in 97306
Priscilla Beggs answered:
Do these lots already have gas and electric and utilities?
Are you referring to Jesslyn or Bluff Ct?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 26, 2013 Home Buying in Morningside
April & Brian…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
April & Brian McVay answered:
Why are there so many condos for sale at 4001 12th St SE, Salem OR? Is there something wrong here?
Yes there are numerous condo's for sale. Ranging in price from $89,000-$120,000 2 bed 1 bath. 1020 sqft to 1160 sqft. Built in 1991. Call if you would like more information or if you wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 11, 2013 Home Buying in 97302
Janis King M…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Janis King Melsha answered:
Is this really for sale? We viewed a portion of the house and outbuilding some time ago and were perplexed when the agent/owner could not show it all.
Hi, the home you are inquiring about is no longer available but but i do so that another one on the same st and very similar to it just came on the market today! Please call me at 503-9 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Home Buying in Salem
Janis King M…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Janis King Melsha answered:
what are the cons and pros to buy a shortsale then a regular sale?,I'm first time buyer and I'm kind of scared
This is a very good question. You need to be really careful who you are working with and that they truly know the ins and outs of short sales. Your buyers agent needs to have a great or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 10, 2013 Home Buying in Salem
Janis King M…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Janis King Melsha answered:
Hello! I am looking for a realtor in the Salem OR 97304 area that has experience/knowledge/understanding of VA loans. Thanks!
Hi! I have worked with many VA buyers just recently closing a VA build job. I've been a Realtor in Salem for nearly 20 years. In my prior life I was a banker so have full knowledge of b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 10, 2013 Home Buying in Salem
Karen Morris…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Karen Morrison answered:
how do i find out who is a buying realtor?
Hi Tom,

Yes, Oregon is a Dual Agency state meaning that as an agent I work with buyers and sellers. It is often not in your best interest to work with an agent who represen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 17, 2013 Home Buying in Salem
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