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Kristin Mont…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Oswego, OR
Kristin Montoya answered:
Are Mobile Homes A Worthy Rental Investment?
i would stay away. mobile homes are hard to sell. all your rental profit would go to the depreciation.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 1, 2016 Home Buying in Portland
scottnally, Renter in Portland, OR
scottnally asked:
Just bought HUD home but have to wait for HUD to complete something b4 its really ours..?We signed Thurs but now it won't "close"for days? Is that ok? We paid prepaid and insurance and everything based on the day WE signed but we aren't actually able to take possession of the house until HUD decides to do their part,…
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 30, 2016 Home Buying in 97220
Chenjunjie729, Home Buyer in Portland, OR
Chenjunjie729 asked:
Looking to buy hot investment rental 2 bed home under $350k, pay in full within 3 years (cash), any good suggestions? I am looking to buy a house/apartment with 2 beds in the Portland metro area. Looking at anything under $350k. Besides living here myself, will be mostly renting it out. Able to pay about…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 27, 2016 Investment Properties in Portland
Ellievdavis55, Home Buyer in Portland, OR
Ellievdavis55 answered:
What are the risks associated with asbestos siding?
Asbestos in general is something you want to avoid. It has caused a lot of diseases over the years, and it can be very difficult in the long run to make sure that you're safe when you h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 21, 2016 Home Buying in Portland
Yousra , Home Buyer in Madison, AL
Yousra answered:
We purchased our home this last July (2015). We paid 10% down out of my husbands 401k. Our fixed rate is 4.75, pretty high.
Hi,

I would look into refinancing once you have 20% equity in your home and if you include just $50.00 additional dollars in with your monthly payment you can cut your time almost in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 21, 2016 Home Buying in 97233
Jessica Tayl…, Real Estate Pro in Eugene, OR
Jessica Taylor answered:
From what I can see, the agents all have 5 star ratings. Do the agents pay you to be listed here? Do they get to decide what reviews are posted?
We have the option to ask our clients for reviews. That's how we get so many. Of course we would only send them out to our clients we were sure were fully satisfied. I have a 1 star rev ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 19, 2016 Home Buying in Portland
Laprellgreen, Home Buyer in Portland, OR
Laprellgreen asked:
Investment property Hello, Im looking into finding a investment property in Portland area maybe around 200k. Also, need a good real estate agent to guide.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 16, 2016 Investment Properties in Portland
Mike Worthin…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Oswego, OR
Mike Worthington answered:
I am currently filing a bankruptcy and will be done with it in about 4 months . How long before I can start looking at first time home buyer programs?
If you file for Chapter 7 or 11:
4 years to get conventional financing.
2 years for FHA financing.

The waiting period begins at the time of discharge.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 11, 2016 Financing in Portland
Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
Refi apprasale. Back yard is over grown, does it matter ?
Since you feel it will be an issue, I'd make an attempt to cut and remove as much as possible - starting with the area closest to your home, pushing back to your property line.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 11, 2016 Financing in 97217
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
I'm the property owner and the information on the lisiting is wrong. I've try to edit the details, but it will not let me.
Your listing agent will have to edit your listing, for sale by owner is not available and you wont have access to edit listings as a licensed agent does. They can simply do it by loggin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 10, 2016 Home Ownership in Portland
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
How much is my home worth?
Jim,
Trulia & Zillow both provide automated valuations, but they are only rough estimates and are not reliable. No one from those companies ever visits the home to check it's conditio ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2016 Home Selling in Portland
Heather Wrig…, Real Estate Pro in The Dalles, OR
Heather Wright answered:
How do I know the price I'm paying for my new home is a reasonable price for location, square footage, appliances, utilities, style etc?
Hello~
Have your real estate agent provide you recent comparables. Make sure that the sold listings are recent and not to dated. Also, if your getting financing, they require an apprai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 28, 2015 Home Buying in Portland
Faye O'Bryant, Real Estate Pro in Lake Oswego, OR
Faye O'Bryant answered:
My home on sale backs a noisy road. Several prospects have given this reason for turning down - what to do? My broker agrees with it but no plan.
Road-noise buyers are typically "value" buyers. Usually a home is priced in consideration of the drawback, so will attract a buyer who is seeing much smaller homes in the same price ra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 14, 2015 Home Selling in 97229
NCHomes Team, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
NCHomes Team answered:
Just found out the previous homeowner never asked permission to repaint the house and we are now being asked to repaint, what are our options?
Try speaking with the HOA and show them they signed off on the house and explain that having to repaint now would cause a hardship. but that you'd be willing to repaint to their satisfa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 4, 2015 Home Buying in 97229
Jacalynn Kre…, Home Buyer in Gladstone, OR
Jacalynn Krediet asked:
80to100,2bd2bth, why do you get off track with size and price Buying a home,
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 5, 2015 Foreclosure in Portland
RobBrownVegas, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
RobBrownVegas answered:
Good place to buy investment property in Portland. Also, agent recommendations needed.
Buy in Milwalkee, my friend is a big apartment broker with HFF and they are buying a ton of small to medium size apartment buildings in this area since its in the process of gentrificat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 15, 2015 Home Buying in Portland
April Costan…, Home Buyer in Portland, OR
April Costanzo answered:
Is it legal in Oregon to include an unfinished basement when listing the square footage of a home?
What about adding the outside walls to the square footage? Walls are 7 inches thick. My house says it is 925 sf in the tax records, BUT the inside of the house is only actually 812.5 s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 12, 2015 Home Buying in Portland
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Agents that list house for "sale", that are really for rent
Tim,
Trulia is not a reliable site for many reasons. Before Zillow purchased the site, this forum was over run with Spam. It's a bit better now, but still subject to many over night. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 2, 2015 Home Buying in 97212
Fth543, Home Buyer in Portland, OR
Fth543 asked:
What could make finance not go through when buying an REO home? Other than buyers bad credit and insufficient fund, what could cause the finance to fall through when buying an REO home?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 1, 2015 Home Buying in Portland
Andi Blackwe…, Real Estate Pro in Clackamas, OR
Andi Blackwell answered:
I want to buy a home I don't know where to start and I don't know how much money it takes for a down payment
Hi Jakki,

Congratulations on starting your journey! Depending on your credit and income, there are cash grant down payment assistance programs, and ways to negotiate so that your clo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 30, 2015 Foreclosure in Portland
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