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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
Lana Lavenba…, Real Estate Pro in Grants Pass, OR
Lana Lavenbarg 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?
That is a great question for one of the rental agencies. Here they dont allow for rentals within a condo situation - so you may want to check on that first.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 31, 2012 For Rent in Lake Oswego
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
Wayne Olson, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Wayne Olson answered:
Does this house have hardwood floors or extremely dark carpeting?
Hi. I don't see a link to a property. Can you post it again?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 11, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Mount Park
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
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
Jason Maycum…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Jason Maycumber answered:
What is it like for retired people to live here?
I think depending on their preference for weather, it can be a great location for retired people. The Portland area, and Lake Oswego have a lot to offer with tons of available activiti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 2, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Mount Park
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
what is an article of agreement ?
In order to best protect yourself, consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate before considering such a contract.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 9, 2012 Home Selling in Lake Oswego
Ann Ryan, Real Estate Pro in 33178
Ann Ryan answered:
How does an ARM work?
Joe, an ARM is a mortgage where the interest rate varies according to a national index. The basic question you should be asking yourself is whether interest rates will A) stay the same ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 8, 2013 Financing in 97035
Anthony Cinc…, Real Estate Pro in 33909
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
Gregorio Den…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Gregorio Denny answered:
If a person got a modification a year ago to reduce their interest...is 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
Stephanie Dr…, Real Estate Pro in Pequannock, NJ
Stephanie Drag answered:
I cant seem to edit the property to show the correct bdrms and baths. This is my listing
Rchard,

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
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor 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
Thomas Dwyer, Real Estate Pro in Waxhaw, NC
Thomas Dwyer answered:
How much do open houses really help, if at all?
The effectiveness of open houses is an often debated topic. I would say you should never rely on an open house to sell your property, but it never hurts. Real estate is a numbers game a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 13, 2010 Home Selling in Lake Oswego
Skoro Intern…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Skoro International answered:
I don't understand why the listing says sold and closed on July of 2007? Does this mean it is for resale?
Hi Angie - what's the property address and I'll look it up for you. Be happy to help in your home search too.

Kelly Gebler
Real Estate Broker & Residential/Commercial Finance Speci ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 13, 2010 Home Buying in Lake Oswego
Skoro Intern…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Skoro International answered:
what is the average time for the sale of a home in lake oswego, oregon? Thanks.
Hi - I just checked the current Market Action Report from RMLS - and it looks like 188 days from listing to close of escrow.

Click on the Web References Link to see the entire report ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 13, 2010 Home Selling in Lake Oswego
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