I am not an agent and have no interest or motivation in telling you anything that I do not firmly believe. I would stay the hell away from this area. This area is homeless and addict central and there are more and more businesses leaving because of the problems. If you look at this site (http://rosecityresource.org/map) you can see that where you are thinking of buying is right in the middle of their resources. Plus, Portland refuses to consider moving them somewhere else and the street people now think they own the sidewalks, etc., and are entitled to everything. I would not let anyone I cared about walk down there alone at night and I don't even do so and I am 6'3 250#'s. It is also terrible in the mornings as the homeless who sleep down by the river get woken up by the police and all drift into this area to get fed, get treatments, etc. I am there at least once a week as I love the Chinese Garden which unfortunately for it is in the middle of all of this junk. There are other affordable and safer places to live and buy. Also, even if it were safe, you are at least 5 or 6 blocks from anything like a decent grocery store.... more
The standard rule is all offers are subject to financing approval unless it was changed on the earnest money. I will not show buyers property unless they have been pre approved for a loan which means they have already submitted their paper work to under writing. Buyers think that they got a loan once so it is easy. It is not easy and that is why the average buyer has a 749 credit score and puts 20% down and there are 37% of buyers paying cash and cashing out their stocks into something that is showing a good gain right now. Some of the big banks like the pre qualified letter that says if you are breathing and everything on their list that they have not asked you to verify is true they might give you a loan. we are seeing many buyers being told 2 weeks before closing after further review they cannot get a loan. This is terrible and could have been solved 4 weeks before and saved the buyer $800 in costs. So please you buyers out there get pre approved. If your lender one of the big boys will not do it, contact me and I can get you pre approved in 7 days. Good luck to you. Tom Inglesby, Broker.... more
If you are looking for general information about the condo...size, number of bedrooms, most recent sale price you might try zillow.com. This website has its good and bad points - but it can give you stats (which I believe are gathered from public record) which includes square footgage and # bedrooms, last sale amount and other information on public record.
Please keep in mind that the information that zillow has is only as good at the county and tax records (which sometimes is not entirely accurate).
Zillow will also give you a "zestimate" of the value. This is where the website falls short in my opinion.
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