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Craig Loughr…,  in Oregon
Craig Loughridge answered:
We are looking in to purchasing a REO sold "as-is" that has a leaking roof. Does the "as-is" truly mean that the roof won't?
The answers to your questions depend on a number of factors including what "bank" owns the property, what kind of financing is provided for by your accepted offer, how many ot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 2, 2011 Home Buying in Sandy
Gregorio Den…, Real Estate Pro in ,
Gregorio Denny answered:
If a person got a modification a year ago to reduce their there another program out there to reduce the amount owed on a mortgage?
So you got a modification already and now you want a modification of the modification with a bonus principal reduction?

I suppose one can always ask. My daughter asked for a live po ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 10, 2012 General Area in Lake Oswego
Michael Babb…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Michael Babbitt answered:
Hi there, my husband and I are looking at a house to buy off of Margery Street. The house is on a quarter of an acre but backs up to I205. Because of
West Linn is almost always a good investment, and the house you are looking at seems to be priced well. I205 will more than likely be an issue in reselling, meaning that it just might ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 12, 2011 In My Neighborhood in Willamette
Craig Loughr…,  in Oregon
Craig Loughridge answered:
Is it worth trying to sell my house FSBO in order to reduce the loss I take on my house?
Probably not. Most home sellers make up what they save in commission with an increased price at closing. The other down side is, if you're looking at losing money, you may need a s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 14, 2012 Home Selling in Milwaukie
Marie Souza…, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, MA
Marie Souza Team answered:
Looking to purchase affordable rental property. What are your thoughts on a condo or a single family home? Location?
Hi Peter - It's always about the location! Contact your local Real Estate Agent to find out what is happening in the single family vs. condo market in your area. They will be able ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 13, 2012 Home Buying in Wilsonville
HLR,  in Oregon
HLR answered:
Any suggestions on how to research the best places in Oregon to purchase affordable rental properties? Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you
SFR hold their value better than condo's, and you don't have to deal with HOA, and their dues when the units are vacant.

Now for affordable, it depends. But I would say wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 7, 2011 Home Buying in Wilsonville
Scott Gallow…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Oswego, OR
Scott Galloway answered:
I'm new to West Linn area, do you have a nice mobile home park?
There used to be! however, about 6 years ago the owner sold out and now it's all "houses" There was one in Tualatin next door... but, same thing. This area is very popular, therefo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 4, 2013 Home Buying in West Linn
Martha Dodd-…,  in Emporia, VA
Martha Dodd-Slippy, GRI, ABR, SRES, SRS, SFR, VA & NC Broker answered:
I have a credit score of 575 how will that affect me to purchase a manufactured home under 50,000.
Your credit score needs to be much higher to purchase a home. The price of the property is not the issue, but the credit score is. There are 4 different typse of manufactured homes, a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 1, 2013 Home Buying in Canby
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We are paying a forbearance payment. IBM :LBPS was to take us off of the forclosure list. amy hale2584 wisteria ct. west linn, or.
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 24, 2011 Foreclosure in Willamette
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Hello. I am thinking about trying to sell my house in 2011to be by family. What are the typical realtor/selling fees I need to calculate in?
Commissions are always negotiable between you and your agent--there are no set standards as it would go against Federal Laws--in particular the Sherman Antitrust Act and Clayton Antitru ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 9, 2011 Home Selling in Milwaukie
Stephanie Dr…,  in Pequannock, NJ
Stephanie Drag answered:
I cant seem to edit the property to show the correct bdrms and baths. This is my listing

Did you import the listing yourself or did you "claim" it? After ou claim it you should be able to mae changes. Also check the MLS because that feeds to Trulia. If ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 15, 2010 Home Selling in Lake Oswego
Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Oggi Kashi answered:
Should we bid higher or lower than our original bid after the winning buyer's deal fell through?
The best advice I can offer is general. If you love the home and you "really want" it and you plan to keep it for at least five years, then bid more based on the value it off ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 29, 2010 Foreclosure in 97015
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Tom Inglesby answered:
How many wedding were there in Happy Valley last year?
I am not sure how many weddings there were but I think that people are down sizing and living smaller. The real question is how many divorces with the short sales? The market stats for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 5, 2012 Market Conditions in Happy Valley
Marge Bennett, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Marge Bennett answered:
what am I suppose to do if during the pending sale some of staff from this house has been taken?
What do you want to do? Talk with your agent. Read your contract. Does your contract say what is included? if so, you should be able to cancel or at least get the bank to credit you for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 19, 2010 Home Buying in Milwaukie
Kevin Olson,…, Real Estate Pro in Colorado Springs, CO
Kevin Olson, Jessica Laude answered:
Which type a loan, would best suit my purchase?
Wow! That does sound confusing. I'm not a mortgage person, but as a Realtor I always tell my clients to ask for a fee schedule up front to compare to the other lenders. That way yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 31, 2012 Financing in Sandy
Craig Loughr…,  in Oregon
Craig Loughridge answered:
how smart is it to buy a short sale lot from a builder and have a home built when he has many unsold lots?
I would be too. If the builder is having financial troubles, what's the guarantee he's going to be able to finish your home? What happens to the money you've put down, i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 18, 2010 Home Buying in Sandy
Lana Lavenba…, Real Estate Pro in Grants Pass, OR
Lana Lavenbarg answered:
Do I have to loose my perfect credit rating just to get help with my mortgage?
Oh my are in the same predicament as so many other people. Have you checked with your lender on the first to see if they will do a modification to make the payments less so tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 15, 2015 Financing in 97222
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
I have checked both your website and Zillow, zillow has this home at $243,000.00 and yours have it at $314,000.00, Zillow has the home as about 800
Without having a link to the house, it is tough to know what is the correct measurements. Estimates or zestimates on the other site are just that. The square footage could be pulled fro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 11, 2010 Market Conditions in Gladstone
Lana Lavenba…, Real Estate Pro in Grants Pass, OR
Lana Lavenbarg answered:
Is a Town home going to be a logical investment that would hold its value if we sold it in the next five years?
No one can see what is going to happen with any investment right now. Doesn't matter if it is real estate, stocks/bonds, etc. Anything can go up or down. The one thing I can tell ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 13, 2010 Home Buying in Clackamas County
The Stephen…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
The Stephen FitzMaurice Team answered:
Predictions? Need professional opinions on where the market is headed in Lake Oswego.
I believe you will be able to get better deals now while the market is much slower. I doubt highly prices will drop further in the summer, maybe they will next fall or winter, but not ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 13, 2010 Market Conditions in Lake Oswego
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