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Cris Armstro…, Home Buyer in Washington, PA
Cris Armstrong asked:
Can I buy a house being a foreign? Would like to pay 80% and finance the rest. But also can pay cash 100%.
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Matt, Home Buyer in Portland, OR
Matt asked:
Contemplating buying a beautiful home in a great school district which fronts a quiet and huge cul-de-sac BUT backs to a busy street with 40 mph?? The home has a huge backyard and equally big front yard. The brick wall in the back yard is 6 ft tall and does not block traffic noise. Inside home there is hardly any street noise. Any…
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Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
smoke,fire alarm,carbonmonoxide for rental properties
Any rental property should have these installed. Even beyond the courtesy of allowing a customer to have peace of mind with this, you want to ensure that the property will be safe in ca ... more
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Dam3x6, Home Buyer in Portland, OR
Dam3x6 asked:
My wife and i were pre-approved for a loan but in the underwriting process we were denied as my wife just makes royalties and we only have one tax year of proof. Everything else is good credit score money in the bank etc. I have been at my job for plenty of time but cannot get approved by myself as she makes the bulk of the money.…
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Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
Isn't it possible to add the closing cost into your loan and with a credit score in the mid 700's, not have to put a down payment. 19
It sounds like you're a prime candidate for a VA loan, which according to my local lender is "the best thing going!" VA requires no down payment, and there are veteran "non-allowable" ... more
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bengibson4113, Both Buyer and Seller in Salt Lake City, UT
bengibson4113 answered:
What are the risks associated with asbestos siding?
Claude, great question regarding the potential risks associated with asbestos siding. I'd imagine that getting a few bids from licensed, reputable asbestos removal professionals could ... more
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Jennifer And…, Real Estate Pro in Stafford Court, Staf...
Jennifer Andrews answered:
There are two properties on your site that i emailed to get info on and they are both scams
Teresa,

I am a local Broker in the Portland area. sent me an email at Jennifer@WelcomeHomePdxOregon.com or call me at 503.333.2305 and I will gladly provide all the information you ... more
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Janine Ward, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Janine Ward answered:
Emails on sold homes.
That is a great request! One alternative if the description and price look interesting, but you don't remember the home, is to ask your realtor what home is was (give them ML# or addre ... more
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Paul Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Paul Johnson answered:
Hi there... I am a buyer (that is not looking for an agent presently) looking at the Atwater in the South waterfront. Whats everyones thoughts?
Hi Jordan,

The Atwater is probably my favorite condo building in the South Waterfront neighborhood. First of all it sits right on the river so the views are amazing and completely p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 17, 2015 Home Buying in 97209
Paul Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Paul Johnson answered:
I have been thinking about buying a condominium in downtown Portland.
Hi CJ,

I am sure you have gotten a ton of great advice here, but I am going to pour in my two cents. I have had listings in buildings, complexes with ongoing litigation and they are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 17, 2015 Home Buying in 97209
Amy Savage, Real Estate Pro in Tualatin, OR
Amy Savage answered:
What fire district am i in?
Portland Fire District serves the Bridlemile neighborhood but you are right on the border of Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue so for a serious situation it's likely you could get both re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 16, 2015 Home Buying in 97221
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
where can i go to get a listing of rent to own houses in Portland, OR?
Call the homes that are for rent and ask if they will also complete a rent to own.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 31, 2015 Home Buying in 97230
TruIia VIP T…, Real Estate Pro in Longmeadow, MA
TruIia VIP The Graveline Group answered:
Are there any Chinese speaking Realtors in the Portland area? My wife is Chinese and speaks very little English as yet.
We have worked with Chinese translators in the past. You also might want to browse the Agent Directory and see if there are Realtors that have have Chinese listed as a spoken language.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2015 Home Buying in Portland
keithwren, Other/Just Looking in Amsterdam, MT
keithwren answered:
when buying a houseboat where do people store there "garage" items and park their cars?
That depends where you are buying and what size your boat is. Here in Europe some of us have converted former freight-barges, so that allows plenty of room for personal effects etc.. ... more
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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
My house is erroneously listed as for rent on trulia. What can I do about this?
May I suggest you go to the bottom of any page in Trulia and click on the link that says Help Center. You should get a better response there than through this forum.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 23, 2015 Home Buying in 97080
Janine Ward, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Janine Ward answered:
why are so many homes for sale around Bordeaux Lane, Portland, OR 97229? Is a large shopping area or something going to be building in that area?
Hi Patty,
I've lived in the area for over 20 years and there is no shopping mall going in. There is only one home on NW Bordeaux on the market currently. That particular area corners ... more
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Vilma Teodoro, Other/Just Looking in Provo, UT
Vilma Teodoro answered:
What are the risks associated with asbestos siding?
There are not many immediate risks associated with asbestos siding. Asbestos is only dangerous when airborne inside the home. In your siding, the asbestos should be encased in cement en ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 18, 2014 Home Buying in Portland
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