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Team Mork, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Team Mork answered:
I am living in Hong Kong, looking for a buyer agent who help me to buy a full cash foreclosure vocation home in Portland, anyone interested?
Hi terrace are you looking for a home or a appartment or condo?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 4, 2013 Home Buying in Portland
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
Renting in New Jersey in our late 20s, looking to buy/invest in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Our rental pool is less than 4% vacancy rate. You can rent a condo for about $2 a foot. This usually will not cover all your costs when you figure the HOA'S and taxes but in the long r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 21, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Barbara Hahn, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Barbara Hahn answered:
Can I streamline refinance my property and buy another property in less than 12 months?
I am a real estate broker so my expertise is in helping people to buy and sell real estate. Your questions would be best answered by a mortgage expert. I have one who is excellent and c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 12, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Marvin Von R…, Real Estate Pro in Tigard, OR
Marvin Von Renchler answered:
Curious why so many manufactured/mobile homes in the area? How can we tell if a listing is in a maintained community or owned land?
Dont know which area you mean---overall for the number of people in the three main counties there are relatively few manu/mobiles. In southern Oregon are many of them. Also, compared to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 12, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Tracey Hicks, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Tracey Hicks answered:
Living in California, buying in Oregon, planning for retirment
Hi Martin! I live in NW, zip code 97210 and love it. Close enough to downtown but not too far away. Multnomah Village area is also great. Rent in Portland has also gone up a bit, bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 12, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Corri Klebaum, Real Estate Pro in Happy Valley, OR
Corri Klebaum answered:
Are you able to buy a manufactured home with an FHA loan?
Yes but the lender pool is not too deep. The manufactued home must not be a single wide and the age will matter as well as the size of the property. It will of course have to be on priv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 12, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Jason Miller…, Real Estate Pro in 97212
Jason Miller - Call Me! answered:
Looking for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo
Hi Gary!

Please feel free to contact me directly, or visit MillionDollarListingPortland.Com for acess to the local MLS system. It'd be my pleasure to run a custom search through ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 13, 2013 Home Buying in 97209
Lana Lavenba…, Real Estate Pro in Grants Pass, OR
Lana Lavenbarg answered:
We are looking to relocate from Pflugerville (Austin) to an area similar in Portland Oregon.
It is easiest to check into areas you want to be in by looking on line at the statistics and information provided by the police force-it will be more accurate and you can choose from th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 7, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Lana Lavenba…, Real Estate Pro in Grants Pass, OR
Lana Lavenbarg answered:
How do I go about getting BPO's and REO's without spending time paying different sites for services they don't perform?
Thats a great question - everyone seems to be doing them at this time.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 28, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Torrey Nelson…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Torrey Nelson (503) 381-2107 answered:
Moving to Portland- need help choosing a neighborhood!
I would definitely recommend the Pearl District. Based on what your looking for you'd love it! It has everything youre looking for.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 16, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Vince Kingst…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Vince Kingston answered:
Do I really have to rent for 2 years before I can buy again? My current home is too small and is now rented out.
I have addressed this several times. The underwriters I work with generally will accept rental credits from a primary residence that has been vacated after 6 months. So if you can sho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 13, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Larry Baird, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Larry Baird answered:
smoke,fire alarm,carbonmonoxide for rental properties
In Oregon they are required to be present, up to date and functional in all rental units, single family and multi-family alike, effective August 1, 2011. The fire marshall can make, and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 17, 2014 Home Buying in Portland
Joyce Zilai, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Joyce Zilai answered:
Almost ready to finalize deal on house when appraisal (s) came in way lower. Had asked for 2d appraisal as S and I both shocked.
Seller's agent should be fighting for that second appraisal. In the meantime you could put in an offer at the lower, appraised value. They already know they can't get it funded above ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 3, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Keenan Drisc…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Keenan Driscoll answered:
Bank is changing terms of sale after closing date has come and gone
Do you have an agent representing you?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 11, 2013 Home Buying in Portland
Eric Steindl…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Eric Steindler answered:
how much should i read into trulia estimate of a home? Example: seller wants nearly $50K more than trulia estimates the house to be worth??
Trulia and other sites like Zillow don't take into account the condition of the home, just square footage and properties nearby that sold. If property is very similar to it' neighbors t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 3, 2012 Home Buying in 97206
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
what is pending offer in short sale?
That would mean that they have an OFFER on the property:
It could be that they are in a CONTRACT, but that the Escrow has not Closed.
Or, it could mean that the OFFER has not been ACC ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 22, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
Listing agent wants me to sign the backup addendum extension. Do you think that he is not very positive about the first offer or what. Help me.
Since we're not mind-readers, we can only guess at what he's likely trying to accomplish. If you're in a competitive situation, the listing agent may be doing you a favor by keeping yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 18, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
My agent says I will be the 2nd in the line. In most cases what would be the contingent for most buyer? Thank you Sonya
An offer that is in second position in line is not what we would call a back up contingent offer. A back up offer not a second on a contingent offer because most of the time they are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 15, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Regina Ferron, Real Estate Pro in Whittier, CA
Regina Ferron answered:
If the listing says active contingent or under contract. Should I still put my back up offer?
Hi Sonya, I would say yes! If the current buyer has an issue and has to cancel escrow, you will be next in line.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 22, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Wayne Olson, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Wayne Olson answered:
What is the difference between active contingent, pending, under contract (MLS listed) and pending offer?
Hi Sonya,

RMLS recently added a new status for short sales: Short Sale Pending. Most likely this is what the various websites you are looking at are trying to capture but haven't bee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 14, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
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