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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Is this a good time to buy or better to wait a year as I read many houses are underwater on their mortgages & we are in no hurry to buy?
Dennis,
The only certainty is today. Rates are low, prices are good, anything can happen between now and a year. Not being in a hurry is fine, this can allow you to be picky. Just ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 23, 2014 Home Buying in Bend
Kim Kahl, Real Estate Pro in Bend, OR
Kim Kahl answered:
What are the chances Bend will annex Deschutes River Woods?
I hope that Deschutes River Woods will not be annexed by the city. I live in DRW and do not want to be paying for services which are available in town. Fire protection is just as good ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2014 Home Buying in Deschutes River Woods
Michelle Witt, Real Estate Pro in 97702
Michelle Witt answered:
Looking for suggestions of a good credit counselor in Bend, OR. Need to clear up a few things & hope to buy eventually. Thanks!
I would suggest talking to Chris Raven at Alpine Mortgage. Very knowledgeable, good customer service and has that "can do" attitude!
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 20, 2014 Credit Score in Bend
Michelle Witt, Real Estate Pro in 97702
Michelle Witt answered:
My husband and I are deciding on where to buy a retirement home. We used to live in Oregon, and are thinking of buying in Bend.
Absolutely!! May I suggest looking at Awbrey Glen Golf Course. This is an upscale gated community, beautiful homes surround the golf course, great private golf course, club house, poo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 11, 2014 Home Buying in Bend
Michelle Witt, Real Estate Pro in 97702
Michelle Witt answered:
Is there a golf course in Awbrey Butte?
Awbrey Glen Golf Course is a private course with club house, pool, etc. Lots of member activities.
The other course in the area is Rivers Edge which is a public course.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 9, 2014 Home Buying in Aubrey Butte
timothyrusse…, Renter in Los Angeles, CA
timothyrussell1691 answered:
How do I engage with Mellon Bank about a house they foreclosed upon last month?
The home that I am renting was foreclosed on 2/18/14. How do i engage this company to see my options to remain in this property?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 17, 2014 Foreclosure in 97701
Susan Agli, Real Estate Pro in Bend, OR
Susan Agli answered:
can I get in touch with you on maybe a single price for both buildings you have listed?
Good morning Cody - When you ask a general question in Trulia it goes to all of the agents and not just the listing agent. I noticed you said buildings which is different than selling ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 30, 2014 Home Buying in Larkspur
Patty Dempsey, Real Estate Pro in Bend, OR
Patty Dempsey answered:
My wife and I are considering relocation to Bend in the next 2 years. We will have cash to purchase a home near old Bend
What are your needs/wants with your new home? Are you looking for vacation rental properties or long term rentals? As was mentioned, the west side of town is the best area currently f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 14, 2014 Home Buying in Bend
Dave Meholov…, Other/Just Looking in Bend, OR
Dave Meholovitch answered:
I am a real estate investor, looking for good, hard working agent who is investor friendly.
I have a company that generates real estate investor leads. I get the lead first. I am not an agent.
I work with my computer and special software to acquire these leads first. If anyo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 5, 2014 Home Buying in Bend
Susan Agli, Real Estate Pro in Bend, OR
Susan Agli answered:
What do the HOA's in Awbery Butte neighborhood cover?
The parks, tennis courts and an association which upholds the rules, regulations, design, etc. The city maintains the roads which includes snow removal.

Some people really support ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Dec 23, 2013 Home Buying in Aubrey Butte
Lars Estrem, Other/Just Looking in Chico, CA
Lars Estrem answered:
Where is the closest fire department for Deschutes River Woods?
Here is a map of all the Deschutes County Fire Departments. Hope it is helpful.

http://firedepartment.net/directory/oregon/deschutes-county
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 14, 2013 Home Buying in 97702
John Stone, Real Estate Pro in Bend, OR
John Stone answered:
Purchased residential property from Band of America that was not permitted.... no city is coming after me after 3 years... What do I do??
I suggest that you contact a lawyer and discuss this matter. If you do not have a lawyer, call the Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service at 800-452-7636.

Also, see http://www.osba ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 1, 2013 Home Buying in 97701
April White, Real Estate Pro in Bend, OR
April White answered:
why does the property on 16958 varco rd have an hoa fee?
It's $150 a year according to the MLS. That's probably some area snow removal or road maintenance fee, I suspect, because of the location. You can contact the broker directly and ask he ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 27, 2013 Home Buying in Bend
Susan Agli, Real Estate Pro in Bend, OR
Susan Agli answered:
i've read a lot about required flood insurance. when buying a home such as the home on wood duck dr?
Recent changes have been made to what property needs flood insurance and there are many areas that people may be surprised to find their property is now in a flood plain area. If you a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 17, 2013 Home Buying in Bend
John Stone, Real Estate Pro in Bend, OR
John Stone answered:
Is Pronghorn real estate (built homes) risky?
Pronghorn has some very nice homes. I have been a member at Pronghorn and a property owner for about nine years.

I am very familiar with Pronghorn. I also have two fully-furnished ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 7, 2013 Home Buying in Bend
April White, Real Estate Pro in Bend, OR
April White answered:
My girlfirend are looking to rent a 1 apartment or loft in downtown Bend, but everything is full. Anyone know of any openings? Thanks!
No; the rental vacancy factor is bend is less than 1%. Check on Craigslist - Bend or property management places online. You have to be very quick to get anything in Bend. But if you get ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 7, 2013 Home Buying in Bend
Mike Ford, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
Mike Ford answered:
,the house i am renting will be foreclosed in one month,a realtor came today and said they wanted to show the house. can i tell the realtor no?
short answer...yes, with proper notice and at reasonable times.

additionally, there are federal law that mandates time periods for renters to vacate after a foreclosure sale. tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 13, 2013 Foreclosure in 97701
susie.helfer, Real Estate Pro in Bend, OR
susie.helfer answered:
I only have about $275k to spend on a home to buy in Bend. That would buy me a lot more home in Redmond...can you suggest an area/home?
Thanks for the positive feedback! Sorry to be so slow to respond, I had morning meetings. Here are 4 properties you can look up that are in great areas in your price range:
MLS #2013 ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Sep 12, 2013 Home Buying in Bend
Nicolette Jo…, Real Estate Pro in Bend, OR
Nicolette Jones answered:
we are moving to Bend, possiblly by the end of the year. We are needing a single story place, that will except dog's.
Hi Lady Bat :)

Thanks for reaching out to find more information about our real estate and property management market here in Bend. I am definitely familiar with both markets and hav ... more
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