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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
What are the risks associated with asbestos siding?
If it's intact, there are no risks.

However, as with other applications of asbestos (tiles on floors, insulation around pipes), if it starts deteriorating, then the asbestos fibers c ... more
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Lynn Brock, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Lynn Brock answered:
What are the risks associated with asbestos siding?
There are many risks associated with asbestos. I think that this question would be best answered here: http://www.asbestossiding.org/

I hope that all of your concerns are answered t ... more
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 97202
Christopher Love answered:
I'm looking to move from New York to Oregon. Currently have had my current job for about 2 years. I am not relocating job wise. How does one in?
What I would recommend is to contact a mortgage person here in Oregon that is local to where you will be and together with them come up with a strategy so you are informed of what you n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 14, 2014 Home Buying in Portland
Derick Condr…, Real Estate Pro in McMinnville, OR
Derick Condron answered:
Can I qualify for a FHA loan with a new job if I have a cosigner?
As long as you have a two year work history you should be just fine. The new field would only be an issue if you are trying to use any thing over your base pay such as overtime or bonu ... more
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Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
May have to replace garage. Is house worth buying?
If there is plenty of value in the home, I would go for it. Improving the garage will increase the value over time. Get a few bids - that garage may still be salvageable. Also if the fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 3, 2014 Home Buying in 97218
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
As an investor buying and selling residential in Portland, Oregon, which title companies are cust. service focused?
I love Fidelity National Title - they are the "big" title company in town, but they have a lot of good Title personnel. Would recommend you talk to a Fidelity sales rep... they can hook ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 3, 2014 Investment Properties in 97210
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
what is the process of buying a home with cash in portland oregon?
Easy as pie. When you submit an offer you'll need to include a POF (proof of funds). This can be a letter from your bank or a monthly bank statement of some kind. Use a good buyer's age ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 3, 2014 Home Buying in 97213
wcm242, Home Buyer in Happy Valley, OR
wcm242 answered:
Are there any ranch style homes with a view in Happy Valley?
Yes. There are several ranch style homes with a beautiful view in Happy Valley. In order to have a view in Happy Valley, you need to be up on the hill overlooking the valley. Verlie S ... more
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James Wehner, Real Estate Pro in South Scottsdale, Sc...
James Wehner answered:
How to get keys of house bought in foreclosure?
You need to see what the law in your state/ county has to say about the procedure. Consult a local real estate attorney for your next steps. There can be so may variables to consider. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 22, 2014 Foreclosure in Portland
Adam Shepard, Real Estate Pro in 97219
Adam Shepard answered:
I have been thinking about buying a condominium in downtown Portland.
There are several building with the issue you reference, that said each building is handling it a little differently. Some are suing the builder/developer outright and others are workin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 13, 2014 Home Buying in 97209
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
Have a paid vacation home Want to use as down payment for house in Portland, Ore. Will 40-50% down. Do I still have to get pre approved?
Yes for whatever amount you are financing. They just make sure your offer is written correctly.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 6, 2014 Home Buying in Portland
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
If I were to buy a house sold by owner AS IS, what does that entail? And can I still withdraw if I find something wrong during inspection
Regardless of what they say, "as-is" or not, it is the actual real estate contracts that you are using for the sale that matters. If you can withdraw in the contract you signed, then ye ... more
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Jonathan Cyr, Home Buyer in Selah, WA
Jonathan Cyr asked:
Condotel financing in lincoln city? I am looking for a lender for a Condotel unit. The problem that I have run into with the only lender I have found, is that the building is one leased land, with, what I am told has 26 years…
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HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
All other things being equal on a mortgage (interest rate, fees, APR, and prepaids) is it better to put 5% or 10% down?
There are a lot of factors to consider. How long are planning on living in the home? How tight is your budget? Will putting only 5% down make your payments too high for you to manage co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 4, 2014 Home Buying in Portland
Gary Youngman, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Gary Youngman answered:
Any buyers and sellers out there that feel their agents are lacking in customer service? And if so, please advice on how we can do better for you!
Simple - Follow the #1 Golden Rule -


"DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU"

Author - Well Known!!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2014 Home Buying in 97219
Marvin Von R…, Real Estate Pro in Tigard, OR
Marvin Von Renchler answered:
Anyone knows of great hard money lenders that are reasonable and quick?
Good Lord. Back in 'the day' hard money was 15 to 19% and up to 20 points, lol CLTV was about 60% with some exceptions. Todays 'hard' rates would have been considered conventional. In ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 16, 2014 Home Buying in Portland
Marvin Von R…, Real Estate Pro in Tigard, OR
Marvin Von Renchler answered:
Looking for a title company quick enough to help us when the getting is good aka hot property for investors.
You wont get a majority here. There ar emultiple companies but its really no the company its the AGENT. Ive received good and bad service from agents within the same company. Asking for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 16, 2014 Home Buying in Portland
HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
I would like to buy a single family home that is in the Portland Metro Area, preferably close to the Red line of the Light Rail...Just a small house.
When you want to buy a home the best place to start is to hire an EXCLUSIVE Buyer Agent, not just a Buyer's Agent. EBAs only work with homebuyers and there is never a conflict of intere ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 26, 2014 Home Buying in Portland
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