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Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Jim Olive answered:
Whats the best way to find investment propertys if you have cash to buy.
Find yourself a GOOD Realtor and start from there. This person will have a solid understanding of the market because they work in it every day. Be wary of foreclosures...they are not ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu May 28, 2015 Home Buying in Portland
Monamarie Mc…, Real Estate Pro in 97222
Monamarie McCreary answered:
Can I buy a house being a foreign?
Hi Chris,

You'll need to get pre-approved for a home loan before you start house hunting so I recommend that you contact a lender and have them answer this question for you. There a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 27, 2015 Home Buying in Portland
Monamarie Mc…, Real Estate Pro in 97222
Monamarie McCreary answered:
Who will accept a Section 8 Voucher with an Eviction from a Year ago??
Hi Kelsey,

www.housingconnections.org is a great resource for people that have rental history challenges. Give them a call and they can advise you on how to get back on track.

Bes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 22, 2015 For Rent in Portland
Lilaora, Home Buyer in Laguna Woods, CA
Lilaora answered:
can I get VA loan even tho my husband (the veteran) is deceased?
Many surviving spouses of deceased veterans have used the Home Loan Guarantee Program to purchase property. The VA's policy is that these surviving spouses are permitted to use their de ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Financing in Portland
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…
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 14, 2015 Home Buying in Portland
AliviaAbel, Home Buyer in Miami, FL
AliviaAbel answered:
I am trying to purchase an REO from Citibank through my real estate broker. I put in my first offer and it took over two weeks for Citibank to
Newbie investor with a question about an REO in my area that I am hoping someone can assist with. To give some background, I have been searching my area for abandoned/REO properties th ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed May 13, 2015 Foreclosure in Portland
Kodylawrence6, Home Buyer in Indianapolis, IN
Kodylawrence6 answered:
why does my hot water stink? Sulfur smell
Sometimes it could just depend on the area you are in and where you are getting your water. This is probably not a smell that you are willing to tolerate though I am guessing. If this i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 8, 2015 Quality of Life in Portland
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
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 4, 2015 Home Buying in Portland
Robb Ascherin, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Robb Ascherin answered:
where do you get your information? I have a home listed on Truila and it shows it sold at $125,000. This is SO NOT Right! How does that happen?
If you did not get it fixed yet call the help desk they are very helpful.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 25, 2015 Home Selling in 97223
Robb Ascherin, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Robb Ascherin answered:
How can I list my home for sale by owner on this site?
You need to open up an acct then you can list it on Trulia. The one thing you should know is they may charge you. I would like to talk to you about listing it with me if that works for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 25, 2015 Home Selling in 97212
lewisremingt…, Home Owner in Rochester, NY
lewisremington19 answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
I believe having the moss removed from your siding and your roof will really help increase some value. Plus this will help you pass any inspections you have. It's good to stay on top of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 13, 2015 Home Selling in Portland
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
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 11, 2015 Home Buying in Portland
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
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 8, 2015 Home Buying in Portland
Janine Ward, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Janine Ward answered:
What will it cost t stage my home?
Hi Jesse,
Dan from Washington did great answering this question because there are a lot of different levels of staging and not one set price. Also, some agents will include light stag ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 6, 2015 Home Selling in Portland
Janine Ward, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Janine Ward answered:
What is the best time to start looking for an apt if our preferred move in date is end of Aug/Sept 1st at the latest?
With the low inventory of rentals, it can't hurt to start now, but definitely 2-3 months before. Property managers and Landlords will start marketing properties when they know they have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 6, 2015 For Rent in Portland
Janice Pesta…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Janice Pestana answered:
Disclosure Question - No Permit
I highly recommend that you get it permitted. Chances are if everything is accessible to the inspector and done properly it will pass muster and they will provide you with the permit. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2015 Home Selling in Portland
spencerburto…, Home Owner in Portland, OR
spencerburtonforportland answered:
Anyone in Portland, OR know of someone who can make old, uneven concrete stairs look good?
I'm an independent stone mason
i cover uneven or cracked old concrete with cut and mortared flagstone. It comes out beautiful.
I started a new project today covering an old uneven an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 25, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Portland
Jean Herman, Renter in Pullman, WA
Jean Herman answered:
I have searched properties on your site and found several that were scams, do you check these, do you have checks you run prior to listing properties.
If there is no phone number, or if it is not a local phone number, don't bother replying. It is more than likely a scam. Scammers post on Trulia, offering property they don't own at mu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 22, 2015 Rentals in Portland
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