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Rian Muleback, Real Estate Pro in Sandy, OR
Rian Muleback answered:
What's it like during the dead of winter? Do you get more than 2 feet of snow annually? Does it rain a lot? Is it humid during the summer?
I am a weather nerd and have followed the weather since I was a child. I have lived in the Portland Oregon area for over 25 years and I can tell you the weather here is very mild due t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 13, 2014 In My Neighborhood in 97055
Douglas Bragg, Home Owner in Sandy, OR
Douglas Bragg answered:
How can we find a rent to own home?
The Lease/Option in my opinion is not the same as Rent to Own.

My past experience with 'Rent to Own' is simple. Only about 5% of the time will the
rente ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 1, 2012 Home Buying in Sandy
Douglas Bragg, Home Owner in Sandy, OR
Douglas Bragg answered:
Which type a loan, would best suit my purchase?
That is truly a quandry !

First off i suggest you ask lender #2 about the $8,500 closing costs. That to me seems high.

i suspect they added the down pay ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 31, 2012 Financing in Sandy
Douglas Bragg, Home Owner in Sandy, OR
Douglas Bragg answered:
what is the lowest annual income to be made in order to be approved for $145,000 USDA loan?
Thanks for the opportunity to reply !

At present the USDA i believe is at 3.5% on a 30 yr mortgage loan.

Thus ... $145,000.00 mortgage loan @ 3.5% for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 31, 2012 Financing in 97055
kthamblin, Home Buyer in Portland, OR
kthamblin answered:
We just put an offer in on a short sale home. The price is 349k with a 3% closing credit. Our realtor said we also needed to pay $4000
I completely understand the money doesn't go to either of the realtors....my only beef is that this other realtor is requesting the negotiator and then making us pay for it.
I had rea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 23, 2012 Foreclosure in Sandy
Brent Kluge, Real Estate Pro in District of Columbia
Brent Kluge answered:
We are looking in to purchasing a REO sold "as-is" that has a leaking roof. Does the "as-is" truly mean that the roof won't?
I am a RENOVATION LOAN EXPERT... and I say unto you...

DON"T GET A RENOVATION LOAN!


Why? for something with a small repair, I can issue you a "Repair Escrow&quo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 2, 2011 Home Buying in Sandy
Dave Sutton,…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Dave Sutton, Windermere, Portland answered:
Anybody want to give us some cash???
Homes that have been foreclosed by one of several US government programs can be purchased with little or no money down, and sometimes assistance with closing costs as well.

There are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 1, 2011 Home Buying in Sandy
Corri Klebaum, Real Estate Pro in Happy Valley, OR
Corri Klebaum answered:
Can closing costs be added on to an FHA loan? And how long can you have your rate "locked in"?
To further clarify... The closing costs structured with seller concessions with ANY loan program will usually mean an increase to the offer and/or accepted sales price. The difference b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 23, 2010 Financing in Sandy
Corri Klebaum, Real Estate Pro in Happy Valley, OR
Corri Klebaum answered:
how smart is it to buy a short sale lot from a builder and have a home built when he has many unsold lots?
If the remaining lots are foreclosed on the only thing that changes is who'll be selling the lots the troubled Realtor vs the "troubled" bank.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 18, 2010 Home Buying in Sandy
Bill Polack, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Bill Polack answered:
I thought that if you had a Fannie mae loan, refinancing under HARP, the program pays up to 2500.00 in closing cost. Is this correct?
Freddie Mac is the one that had a $2500 maximum amount of closing costs that could be rolled into the loan. That amounts has since been increased to $5000. What that means is that if th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 3, 2009 Financing in 97055
Skoro Intern…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Skoro International answered:
why isn't there a agents name to contact on a foreclosue listing?
Hi Ann - Without knowing the whole situation with the property, it's hard to answer that question....there are different reasons why an agent's name might not be on the home. If you wa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 26, 2009 Home Buying in Sandy
Liz Warren A…, Real Estate Pro in 97049
Liz Warren ABR, CRS, GRI, RSPS answered:
what legal documents do you need to take over monthly payments on a relatives house?
Tiffany:

I recommend you contact an attorney. An attorney can advise you how to protect your legal rights and your investment to help your father at this time.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 14, 2009 Home Buying in Sandy
Dirk Knudsen, Real Estate Pro in 97124
Dirk Knudsen answered:
I have signed at escrow, on a lease option I have lived in for six months. The sellers bank went bankrupt,
Chris.

Your probably in trouble here. You may have rights against the owner in civil court but the rights he had appear to be gone and your rights went with him. Maybe get some leg ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Feb 7, 2009 Home Buying in 97055
Sonya Jackson, Real Estate Pro in
Sonya Jackson answered:
what is the average price for houses in Sandy? Any data as of 2007?
The average list price is $370,736. The average sold price is $273,142. This is for all listings and all solds. If you have a more specific criteria such as something with acreage, o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2008 Market Conditions in Sandy
Evan T Swans…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Evan T Swanson, Cmps answered:
How do we buy a home with minimal down, average credit, and owing back taxes?
Unfortunately FHA will not approve you with back taxes being owed. Depending on your situation your best bet would be a lease-option to buy or seller carry back.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 12, 2008 Home Buying in Sandy
Dale Crockatt…, Real Estate Pro in Clackamas County, OR
Dale Crockatt & Sandi Strader answered:
What's the market like right now in Sandy, Oregon? Actual knowledge and specifics only, please...
Active listings- 241 avg. list price $353,175 avg DOM- 113 avg. sf- 2088 avg. $/sf168
Pending- 42 avg. list- $331,251 avg dom- 105 avg sf- 1862 avg $/sf- $178
Sold 30 days-24 avg sal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 25, 2008 Agent2Agent in Sandy
Dale Crockatt…, Real Estate Pro in Clackamas County, OR
Dale Crockatt & Sandi Strader answered:
Need to knowrecent purchased homes in Sandy , Utah under the names Earl Quigley,AAronQuigley and Linda Quigley
A larger title company with offices near you and in Utah is probably the best source for this kind of information.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 15, 2007 Home Buying in Sandy
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