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Cassandra M…, Real Estate Pro in Woodstock, GA
Cassandra M Bickel answered:
Should we add a second bathroom?
Chris,
The best way to figure this is to ask a few questions.

1. Are you doing the work yourself or hiring someone. (If you are hiring someone, please get a couple quotes from pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 9, 2013 Home Buying in 97034
Linda Heinri…, Real Estate Pro in 97034
Linda Heinrichs answered:
What is the PRICE difference between 97034 and 97035 and why?
I live and work in the Lake Oswego community, which is predominately 97034. The Lake Grove, West Lake, Bryant Woods and some other areas of Lake Oswego fall into the 97035 zip. The pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 17, 2013 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Linda Heinri…, Real Estate Pro in 97034
Linda Heinrichs answered:
what is the key points taken into consideration when buying a property in Lake Oswego?
I agree the first step is to determine how much you want to spend and what kind of home you would like to purchase. Do you see yourself living on the Lake? In the hills with a view of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 17, 2013 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
David Peck, Real Estate Pro in Canby, OR
David Peck answered:
How do I know if I can sell my home for what I owe on it? I'd like to trade up but I'm afraid I might be a few thousand in the hole yet.
Hi Mark,

A good place to start is by contacting a competent realtor who can take a look at your home and provide you with an opinion of what you could sell it for in today's market. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 28, 2013 Home Buying in 97045
Allan Erps, Real Estate Pro in 10954
Allan Erps answered:
Should riverfront w/dock property price be set only according to avg.sale price in same zip code?
In my humble opinion most probably not! This is something that the majority of homes in this area do not have.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 14, 2012 Home Buying in Wilsonville
Lana Lavenba…, Real Estate Pro in Grants Pass, OR
Lana Lavenbarg answered:
What’s a Short Sale? Should I Buy One?
A short sale means the seller owes more on the house than he can get and so it does not mean short on time but short on funds. Buying one -as long as you have patience can be one of th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 28, 2013 Home Buying in 97045
Tangelina Gr…, Real Estate Pro in 97034
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
Linda Heinri…, Real Estate Pro in 97034
Linda Heinrichs answered:
Should I buy a home next to a freeway in a great school district?
In my opinion probably not if you have other options in your price point. Lake Oswego is a great school district and is the town in which I live and work, but location is one of the s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 17, 2012 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Melina Tomson, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Melina Tomson answered:
Looking to purchase a new home and need financing
Most require two but Washington Federal holds their own loans and doesn't sell them on the secondary mortgage market so they can make internal decisions rather than being bound by Fredd ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Skoro Intern…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Skoro International answered:
Things to watch out for in older Gladstone / Milwaukie, OR homes
Hi Bart - I live in Gladstone myself.....love it here! Chatauqua Festival in early August is always very fun. Many of the homes in the area you are asking about were built as split en ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 23, 2012 Home Buying in 97027
Mandy and Je…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Mandy and Jennifer answered:
Are new construction home prices negotiable? and if so, is there anything like the wiggle room you have when making an offer on a existing home?
Prices may or may not be negotiable. It depends where the developer is within the project. Early on they cannot lower prices as they become comps for all future sales. However, a Rea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 18, 2012 Home Buying in West Linn
Julie Fugate, Real Estate Pro in Tualatin, OR
Julie Fugate answered:
I am looking for a realtor to rent my house
I do property management and have a couple of homes in the area that i manage. Feel free to contact me.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 8, 2012 Home Buying in 97034
Wayne Olson, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Wayne Olson answered:
How big is the area and is it great for a young family?
Hi Mick,

With so many family friendly amenities like parks, walking trails, shopping and restaurants, Lake Oswego is a wonderful community, especially for a young family. And the Lak ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 29, 2012 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Alain Picard, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Alain Picard answered:
How can we find a rent to own home?
In my opinion the best way to do this is to work with a local real estate agent who should not make you pay them for their service and tell them that this it what you are trying to do. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 1, 2012 Home Buying in Sandy
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
How long after having a Short Sale can you get a new loan?
The word on the grapevine is; two years.
The thing is; this is not a LAW or a directive. It probably has never seen print, particularly in a government office.
I totally expect the Le ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 13, 2012 Home Buying in 97070
Skoro Intern…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Skoro International answered:
Can someone please help me out? I am interested in a home that is down the street from my house.
In checking the property tax records, it appears this is likely a rental. Tax records give the owners address as being out of State. If you would send me a private email at LetUsGuideY ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 6, 2012 Home Buying in Milwaukie
Anthony Cinc…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Anthony Cincotti answered:
We are Canadians on work visa in USA (resident alients). Want to buy house to live in for few years. Return to Canada then rent/ sell. Taxes involved?
There are many factors in place here that complicate your answer. Some States, such as NJ carry an exit tax which can increase your tax burden when leaving.

Below is a small piece o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 29, 2012 Home Buying in 97035
Marie Souza…, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, MA
Marie Souza Team answered:
When making an offer on a to-be-built home in a sub-division, how do you know how much to include for upgrades & extras?
Onesis - A builder will tell you what the base price of the house is & the cost of any/all upgrades. If you don't have a buyer's agent on this, you should. Building a hous ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 13, 2012 Home Buying in 97070
Michael Emery, Real Estate Pro in Minneapolis, MN
Michael Emery answered:
are there any grants to purchase a home in full?
You want someone to just give you a home? Doesn't happen. Even if there were such a thing, you would be liable for income taxes on the 'gift'.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 11, 2011 Home Buying in Molalla
Rachel Bradl…, Real Estate Pro in 97035
Rachel Bradley answered:
Incorrect foundation on deck, causing it to lean - house passed inspection six months ago, with no issues on deck. Any recourse?
Did you purchase a home warranty? If you did, it might cover it depending on the type of warranty purchased. If you don't have a home warranty the best advice is to contact a lawyer who ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 12, 2014 Home Buying in 97068
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