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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Bothell, WA
Christopher Watkins answered:
how much you charge to post my home on your website?
Fayez Hjouj,

I hope you are doing well! I do not know how much Trulia charges to post on the website. I would try their support number at 1 (888) 466-3501 in which you might be abl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 29, 2015 Home Buying in 97206
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Bothell, WA
Christopher Watkins answered:
Where should I look for a first time home buyer with bad credit,to get a loan?
Pamela,

As a loan officer and a consumer I would say that Damon's answer is absolutely correct. The loan officer is the 1st place to work. I would love to chat with you when time p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 29, 2015 Home Buying in 97230
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Bothell, WA
Christopher Watkins answered:
HOW do I stop you from sending me properties out of my price range and area? I keep getting daily emails for properties close to 1 MILLION DOLLARS???
Scott,

This sounds frustrating. I would love to set you up in a situation that gives you listings in the price range and area that you need. Please shoot me an email when you have ... more
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Marcio Wilges, Home Owner in Boca Raton, FL
Marcio Wilges answered:
Should I rent out my house or sell it? I am relocating and currently own a home at Portland, OR. thanks!
I think it is best to seek professional advice from a realtor who could help you with the financial breakdown so that you can see for yourself which option benefits you more financial w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 27, 2015 Home Selling in 97229
Table Realty…, Real Estate Pro in Fair Oaks, CA
Table Realty Team answered:
I have terrible credit due to divorce and need a small loan on the equity in my home. Can anyone help me?
There are several ways to raise capital if you have poor credit. One way is through crowd funding from sites like Prosper.com or LendingClub.com. Trulia also wrote a good article on fix ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 21, 2015 Financing in 97206
Mike Worthin…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Mike Worthington answered:
can I get VA loan even tho my husband (the veteran) is deceased?
Hi Pamela,

As others have stated below, it is certainly possible for a surviving spouse who has not remarried to take advantage of a VA home loan. There are essentially three caveats ... more
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Mike Worthin…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Mike Worthington answered:
Can I buy a house being a foreign?
Hi Cris,

There are certainly options for foreign national's but it depends on your VISA, if you file US Federal Tax Returns and your credit depth. Your best option is to speak to a l ... more
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Mike Worthin…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Mike Worthington 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
Hi Chief B,

You are the perfect candidate for a VA home loan. The VA offers 100% financing on purchase transactions and interest rates that are typically below standard conventional ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 21, 2015 Home Buying in Portland
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Michigan
Tony Grech answered:
What proof must we submit with a cash offer (that will also include a contingency to sell our current home) to prove we own our home free and clear?
If you ever had a mortgage on the home, the previous lender would have issued a discharge letter to you. That might help. Also, a copy of your homeowner's insurance showing there is no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 21, 2015 Home Buying in Portland
Yaw Anku, Other/Just Looking in
Yaw Anku answered:
FHA Backed Lender Advice in the Portland Area?
Here's a list of FHA Approved list of lenders in Portland that can help with your loan search
http://www.homebuyerwise.com/fha-approved-lenders/Portland-OR_21721
You can also try sear ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 20, 2015 Financing in Portland
Emilie McMah…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Emilie McMahon answered:
Pros and Cons to moving to Portland
I see this post is dated to 2012. I'm curious if you moved to Portland and you have your own set of answers!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 15, 2015 Quality of Life in Portland
Baltzifer, Home Buyer in Portland, OR
Baltzifer answered:
I'm concerned about the cost of living in Portland compared to New England.
As a single woman with no children, I moved from central NYS to Portland in 1993, having only 1 friend in the area. I quickly made another friend, who introduced me to her family and fr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 11, 2015 Quality of Life in Portland
Kirsten Priz…, Real Estate Pro in 34104
Kirsten Prizzi answered:
my neighbor had his land surveyed and he said our fence was on his property. he wanted 500.00 for an easement. how long would this easement last?
This is something to negotiate or check out how much it would cost you to move the fence.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 28, 2015 General Area in Multnomah
Kolin Better, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Kolin Better answered:
What is the likelihood of something coming on the market in the University Park neighborhood within the next 2 weeks? See the below details.
Right now, there are only 4 homes for sale in this neighborhood. That said, two of these homesare new construction and fit all of your criteria. I'm assuming you've seen them both, but ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 24, 2015 Home Buying in University Park
Gary and Kar…, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Gary and Karina Youngman answered:
Hi, I need help renting an apartment due to my husbands criminal background. Are they any realtors that specialize in assisting w/ housing?
Kim,

This can be a challenging environment - as more and more developments get taken over and / or more large scale mgmt companies get involved - it may become even harder... As thes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 19, 2015 Rentals in Portland
Gary and Kar…, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Gary and Karina Youngman answered:
What constitutes a small dog for rental properties?
Typically - I would place this @ 10 llbs...

There may also be breed restrictions...

There are ways people are circumventing these rules...

Ask for clarification - the actual de ... more
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Nora Moore, Home Buyer in American Fork, UT
Nora Moore answered:
What are the risks associated with asbestos siding?
Asbestos is only dangerous if it is damaged and someone breathes the fibers in. When it's airborne like that then it is a serious health risk. I don't think they build with it anymore, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 12, 2015 Home Buying in Portland
Jilida, Home Buyer in Dallas, TX
Jilida answered:
I'm a buyer of short sale approved by Bank Of America (Equator), inspection is done but appraisal came short of listing price. Appraisal report
If the listing is through Equater I find it easier to deal with than the traditional call made on a daily routine. I would have your agent that you are represented by, prepair a CMA and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 10, 2015 Home Selling in 97229
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
Whats the best way to find investment propertys if you have cash to buy.
Team up with a local agent that is well versed in the investment process.

Chris
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 4, 2015 Home Buying in Portland
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