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Lana Lavenba…, Real Estate Pro in Grants Pass, OR
Lana Lavenbarg answered:
Is a Town home going to be a logical investment that would hold its value if we sold it in the next five years?
No one can see what is going to happen with any investment right now. Doesn't matter if it is real estate, stocks/bonds, etc. Anything can go up or down. The one thing I can tell ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 13, 2010 Home Buying in Clackamas County
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
Predictions? Need professional opinions on where the market is headed in Lake Oswego.
I believe you will be able to get better deals now while the market is much slower. I doubt highly prices will drop further in the summer, maybe they will next fall or winter, but not ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 13, 2010 Market Conditions in Lake Oswego
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
how much did my agent make?
As the buyer, it does not really matter. The listing had a % listed your realtor got. It came out of the proceeds the seller got from you.

No realtor is going to forget to collect th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 13, 2010 Home Buying in 97023
Bob Movin-On, Real Estate Pro in Hartford, CT
Bob Movin-On answered:
I am going through a divorce and am unable to get my ex to sign papers on the affordable home program with Bank of America. After trying to work with
This has to be one of the biggest issues I come across when dealing with victims of foreclosure. So many ex spouses would rather have their children out on the street than to work with ... more
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Lana Lavenba…, Real Estate Pro in Grants Pass, OR
Lana Lavenbarg 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?
I think that question is best answered by a your lender or other lenders out there. It is a great question though. I hope you get the answers you need. You get down into the Grants P ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 3, 2009 Financing in 97055
Skoro Intern…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Skoro International answered:
We're in process of purchasing a bank-owned property.We're paying cash for the property, and we offered 5k lower than the asking price.
Hi MikeandTracy - I list lots of bank owned homes.....and each bank seems to have their own set of quirks with their docs. And I also completely agree with Janice in that you need to h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 13, 2010 Home Buying in Clackamas County
Kris Simpson, Real Estate Pro in Tualatin, OR
Kris Simpson answered:
What to do when a bank counter offers on a approved short sale?
Jman,
From your question, it appears you are not represented by a real estate broker, which really is most appropriate in these circumstances. Short Sales are a long, challenging proce ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 18, 2012 Home Buying in West Linn
Craig Loughr…, Real Estate Pro in Oregon
Craig Loughridge answered:
What is the Tualatin area like? We noticed that taxes are higher in Washington county. Is any part of Tualatin in Clackmus county?
Jane,

Most of Tualatin is very nice. Part of it is in Clackamas County. The part in Clackamas County consists of several suburban subdivisions just east and south of Meridian Park Ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 17, 2009 Home Buying in Clackamas County
Craig Loughr…, Real Estate Pro in Oregon
Craig Loughridge answered:
I am unfamiliar with the area. What part of Canby is the safest to live?
Jane,

Canby is a small town, so no matter what the crime rate is in the part of town you're in, you won't be far from another part of town with a higher or lower crime rate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 17, 2009 Home Buying in Clackamas County
Phil Anderson, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Phil Anderson answered:
I have just moved & unfamiliar with the area.. Oregon city has nice houses. But Is it safe? Many
"Safe" is relative, but I think Oregon City is a terrific town to live in!

What is your price range and what type of home are you looking for?

Phillip Anderson
Owner ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 24, 2013 Home Buying in Oregon City
Jean Pritcha…, Real Estate Pro in 97080
Jean Pritchard answered:
My husband and I are considering moving to the Oregon City area from New Jersey. He is a union cabinet maker
Danielle,

I can't speak for jobs, especially union, but Oregon City has good schools. My grandchildren had gone from first grade to HS grad at Oregon City and we were very happy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 13, 2010 Home Buying in Oregon City
Kristen Pask, Real Estate Pro in Williamsville, NY
Kristen Pask answered:
I am looking to sell in a year. my home is 2400 sq ft built in 2001. What upgrades are bringing the best ROI?
Kitchens and Bathrooms give you the most bang for your buck. Granite is appealing to buyers but color is a factor.

A/C units will not hinder a sale except if you have hot water he ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 13, 2010 Home Buying in Oregon City
Thomas Dwyer, Real Estate Pro in Waxhaw, NC
Thomas Dwyer answered:
How much do open houses really help, if at all?
The effectiveness of open houses is an often debated topic. I would say you should never rely on an open house to sell your property, but it never hurts. Real estate is a numbers game a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 13, 2010 Home Selling in Lake Oswego
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 Wed Oct 13, 2010 Home Buying in Sandy
David Waite, Real Estate Pro in Beaverton, OR
David Waite answered:
What's the average time a house stays on the market in Wilsonville, OR?
BOFYRIGS,

I agree...it depends on price, location, style...etc. I am attaching the latest market action report produced by the Portland RMLS which should give you an idea. Can I as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 13, 2010 Market Conditions in Wilsonville
Craig Loughr…, Real Estate Pro in Oregon
Craig Loughridge answered:
We have discovered our recently rented home is in foreclosure and is to be auctioned today!! We will have a
You will not likely get much time to find a replacement home, so you should get started right away.

If you are planning to stay in Molalla, there are well over 50 homes for sale in t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 1, 2009 Foreclosure in 97038
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Is it a bad idea to purchase in a new home community where the builder is in chapter 11?
I would be a little worried because it might be difficult to correct any defects that might be found in the constructon of the project. Speak to your Agent and It would not be a bad ide ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in Happy Valley
Kate Myers, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Kate Myers answered:
Why is there such a huge difference is fees between banks, mortgage brokers, and other lenders?
Hi Jerry:

The short answer is that it just depends upon how agressive the provider is in trying to make money. Part of what comes into play is the secret life of a home loan. A hom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 17, 2009 Home Buying in West Linn
Craig Loughr…, Real Estate Pro in Oregon
Craig Loughridge answered:
what legal documents do you need to take over monthly payments on a relatives house?
Hi Tiffany,

How did your father purchase the property? What type of document did he use when he purchased it? How long ago did he take out his loan? What type of loan is it? All thes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 13, 2010 Home Buying in Sandy
HLR, Real Estate Pro in Oregon
HLR answered:
I refi'd my home in 2006. I defaulted on the loan. I am headed for foreclosure. I have discovered that the
Yea, the lenders have made many many errors in their spend to close all those loans. Get a good lawyer and don't give up. I have heard of them losing mortgage payments, and now put th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 13, 2010 Foreclosure in Clackamas
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