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#1 JOHN SQUI…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
#1 JOHN SQUIRES TEAM & MARCIA answered:
How can I find houses for sale that are not listed in the MLS? I have well qualified clients who are ready to buy.
A good idea might be to place a local ad in the neighborhood or community newspaper stating that you have qualified buyers and their specific needs.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Do you just give a lender an unconditional market listing for the 1003 claim application, or do they consider transfers on an unspecified property?
MVT&C when you apply for a pre-approval you don't need to include an offer or a price. If you have an idea of what you want to purchase, it's fine to say, but not necessary.
A lende ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2014 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Is secured and verified lender pre-approval necessary for an offer?
MVT&C,
Here's the issue. You make an offer, with no proof of your capacity to complete it. As an agent representing a seller I say, "thank you for your offer. Please provide proof ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 26, 2014 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Clint Elliott…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Oswego, OR
Clint Elliott NMLS #239388 answered:
Interested in a Construction to Permanent loan that will end up as a jumbo with 20% equity at completion of construction. Any lenders that can help?
If you haven't secured your Construction Financing as of yet. I'd be happy to talk to you about your options. Axia Home Loans has several options that would accommodate your parameters. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 5, 2014 Financing in 97035
Anne Lambson, Renter in Lake Oswego, OR
Anne Lambson asked:
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 17, 2014 Market Conditions in Walluga
Linda Heinri…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Linda Heinrichs answered:
I'm having a hard time assessing my Mt. Park townhome's value. Prices seem to wildly
Your best bet is bringing in an experienced Realtor who can provide you not only the statistical analysis of your market, but one that fully understands the nuances of the market and ho ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Dec 13, 2013 Home Selling in 97035
Barbara Carb…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Barbara Carbone answered:
What is the prediction of the market in the next 12 months? What is the growth expected in these areas for next 12 months? .
My prediction is the market is going to stabilize. What I mean is we will be moving out of a "Seller's" market with an increase of inventory. Prices will not sky rocket like last year ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 28, 2013 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Barbara Carb…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Barbara Carbone answered:
The areas are for 97934 and 97035. What are all the best areas / street names you suggest for 97034 and 97035 to consider for value and growth?
I agree with Linda, it depends! Best if you ask me 97034 is better overall. 97034 is the North side and 97035 is the South side of the lake. (Generally speaking)

97034 best ares in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 28, 2013 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Jones, Both Buyer and Seller in Hamilton, OH
Jones answered:
Should we add a second bathroom?
That sounds like a awesome ideal. I would advise you to do your home work on the contractor, the cheapest is not always the best and make sure you get a completion date. I think it is a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 9, 2013 Home Buying in 97034
Priscilla Be…, Real Estate Pro in 97302
Priscilla Beggs answered:
What legal recourse could we have against a seller or seller's agent in sabotaging the purchase of a short sale?
Legal recourse is definitely a question for a licensed attorney. Best of luck to you.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 12, 2013 Home Buying in 97035
jojovalley, Home Owner in Lake Oswego, OR
jojovalley answered:
what is the key points taken into consideration when buying a property in Lake Oswego?
If you want a neighborhood then check out Westlake area. Good mix of international heritages. Great park for walking around, children of all ages can play. Excellent access to I5 and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 17, 2013 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
jojovalley, Home Owner in Lake Oswego, OR
jojovalley answered:
What is the PRICE difference between 97034 and 97035 and why?
More condos in 97035 would be my observation. The 034 area is more rural, the 035 area is more central. Both areas are awesome.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 17, 2013 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
How does an ARM work?
The only reason a buyer took out an ARM adjustable rate mortgage was to qualify for a larger house payment and that got many buyers into trouble in the last 5 years. Today with intere ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 8, 2013 Financing in 97035
Dustin Miller, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Dustin Miller answered:
how can I get historical (last sold) data for homes?
http://localrealtor.wordpress.com/

Is the best reference for the top real estate market data in the Portland Metro Area. I also collect and filter data for any and all specific area ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Using Trulia in 97034
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
I bought a condo in first addition. I'm planning on living in one of the rooms and renting out the other. How do I figure out how much rent to charge?
Yes make sure it is okay with the HOA. I usually check websites like Trulia and Zillow for rental prices in the area.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 31, 2012 For Rent in Lake Oswego
Tangelina Gr…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Oswego, OR
Tangelina Grimes answered:
Should I buy a low priced new home in a top rated school district if it is right next to a major freeway I-5?
Your decision should be based on what's most important to you. If your a person that can deal with the freeway traffic/noise then I wouldn't worry about it. I would also suggest you inv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 14, 2012 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Jason &…, Real Estate Pro in Sherwood, OR
Jason & Amber Gardner answered:
Does this house have hardwood floors or extremely dark carpeting?
There's a few ways we can go about getting you the information you're requesting. If you can comment back with an answer to one of following, we can better help you as there are thousa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 11, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Mount Park
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Should I buy a home next to a freeway in a great school district?
We can not answer this with a yes or no. Location affects value and if you are considering next to freeway this house should be priced low for what it has to offer.

I've lived acro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 17, 2012 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Jeff Nunley,…, Real Estate Pro in Eugene, OR
Jeff Nunley, CMPS answered:
Looking to purchase a new home and need financing
Kevin,

There are some programs that one require a year of self employment in certain circumstances. For example, did you go from W2 to private contractor but work largely with the s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
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