Do you mean who is a real estate agent that represents buyers?
Most local real estate agents represent buyers or sellers. I do recommend that you pick an agent that doesn't represent both sides of the transaction though (meaning a buyer and seller at the same time).
I would find a real estate agent that you feel comfortable with their local knowledge, attitude, and professionalism. You can look on the Trulia "Find a Pro" directory and there a a lot of local Salem agents there. You can google "Salem Oregon real estate blogs" and read some local blogs by local agents to see if anyone is a good match for you.
The most important thing is to find an agent you feel good about. Home buying is really difficult these days due to lending conditions.... more
Since rent to own properties may not be listed as such, consider working with an agent of your own. Keep in mind that rent to own can be risky and one could stand to lose a bit of money, therefore do inform yourself well, and consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in real estate beforehand. If you haven't done so yet, visit with any licensed loan officer, see if you can buy outright...... more
The MLS feeds almost all the websites, over 700. For the best exposure on the net and not leaving it to chance that is where you should post the home. We also post to craigslist and buyers look there, but it is more difficult to search and you have to repost frequently which can be a very manual process.... more
I thought there was a way to edit my question, but I don't see it here. I am looking specifically for median recent home sale price over year of rent. I am not sure if there are different ways to calculate...... more
You need a real estate attorney. Your mother is legally represented by another real estate licensee in the state of Oregon and none of us can interfere in that contract.
I wish I had better information for you, but that is the reality. Your mother may be able to back out and get her earnest money back it just depends on what contingencies remain in the contract.
Seek legal help.... more
Often the preliminary title report is done prior to listing, but not always. I suspect that they have already done the preliminary title work and have discovered issues with the title. If you are working with an agent they should've received a preliminary title report which would spell out the issues relating to the title. Often the issues can be fixed before closing but not always, which is why you are probably in a waiting mode.... more
Generaly speaking, the park owners set rent fees. They vary according to parks and generally are involved according to amenities listed and available to the homeowner. If you are interested in a particular park just email me and I would be happy to discuss this further.... more
I do not know if a central website with information regarding the different Senior Apartment complexes is available.
Have you tried searching through Craigslist? Another option would be to try a Google maps search.
An example of a search for senior housing in Salem OR is referenced in the link below:
You need a contractor to tell you that. It will not be cheap.. but then neither is adding a wing. I added a couple of bedrooms, removed the old roof, etc. and it cost me $10000. But our prices are cheaper here and that was more than 10 years ago.... more
Don't buy an online membership! You may not have access to foreclosures, but Realtors do. I can send you any foreclosure lists you are interested in. Yes, you can save up to 30% or more, but even with that much off there is not a lot out there under 120K, but there are a few...... more
It is difficult to get financing for mobile homes but I do know of a program available with chase. Minimum credit score of a 600 with a 20-25% down payment. There are other add'l items required on the type of manufactured home you are looking to buy for example
-Minimum width is 22 feet and minimum square footage is 960
-The unit must be built under the Federal Manufactured Home Construction & Safety Standards that were established June 15, 1976
-Property must have been delivered and anchored to a site built basement or permanent foundation with footings below the frost line
-The transportation system, such as wheels, axles and hitches, must have been removed.
If you are interested in discussing this further please let me know. I would be happy to answer any other add’l questions you may have.... more
Your first concern should be what works best for you. you are the one living there. if you plan on being there for some time, it has to fit your lifestyle and your needs.
As far as resale value, 3 bedrooms are better than 2. with bathrooms 2 small bathrooms may be counter productive if it hampers their use. if it is tight or not flowing correctly toilet, sink and shower (no pun intended).
Having a full bath and a half bath is better than 2 small full baths.
You have to decide on teh length of time you will be there, if a short term or long term. You are ebetter off upgrading the flooring and fixtures for more value.
good luck with your remodel... more
Hi Dave. You have it about right. The bottom line is what the appraiser will call for as he is the Lender's eyes. If he feels there is dry rot he will asked for a qualified inspection and then he will have to approve (in a workmanlike manner) that the work was completed. If a buyer wants something done it will be a condition of the loan if it is put in an addendum. So FHA requirements will be primarily what the buyer and what the appraiser wants done. Otherwise, it is "safe, sound and sanitary".... more