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Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Hi All. Just moved here from Wisconsin. The picking look a little thin. Is this sign of the holidays Will I find spring for sale signs blooming inMay?
CJ,

The fact of the matter is that too many sellers feel that the "winter season" for selling homes is a lost cause. It is true that the volume of sales typically drops dur ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 9, 2011 Home Buying in Far Southwest
Adam Zagel, Real Estate Pro in Clackamas, OR
Adam Zagel answered:
Best neighborhoods for young families that are a reasonable commute to Tigard/Tualatin but still have access to public transport to downtown PDX?
Oregon city where I live. My wife and sister in law have both worked there and commute to tigard tualatin.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 17, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Carol Perdew, Real Estate Pro in Central Valley, CA
Carol Perdew answered:
I have been approved for a $105,000 loan from the bank, and I propably could get a loan up to 120,000. What price range should I be looking in.?
Lenocom,

Congratulations, you have been approved for a home loan. There are several factors to consider when buying a home such as location and condition of the home. There are be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 12, 2011 Home Buying in 97217
Bonny Crowley, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Bonny Crowley answered:
More details as to reason for Chapter 7
Again, I believe you would be best served to speak with Eric Newman of Summit Mortgage Corp. in Portland. He will know if there is any way and what your best plan would be ,whether it i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 9, 2011 Home Buying in Portland
Kevin Levy, Real Estate Pro in 97214
Kevin Levy answered:
Chaper 7 discharged in june 2010... very much wanting to buy a house
I would recommend speaking with a licensed Mortgage broker. I have a couple different ones I am working with that are excellent at what they do. Would you like me to forward you their c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 7, 2011 Home Buying in Portland
Steve Thoele, Real Estate Pro in Lake Oswego, OR
Steve Thoele answered:
Buy a home with low credit score.
I would recommend you meet with a mortgage lender as your first step to see what your options are. Let me know if you would like some referrals.

Steve Thoele
503-680-2065
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 21, 2011 Home Buying in Portland
Sandy Pember, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Sandy Pember answered:
home mls#11/523
To obtain this type of information, you would need to have your realtor communicate wwith the sellelr's agent
or put the desired terms into a sales agreement.
Sandy
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 24, 2011 Home Buying in Powellhurst - Gilbert
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
If we're starting loan paperwork in April and ready to make our down payment on July 1st, when should we get a realtor and see homes?
Now is just fine. A good Realtor will take the time to understand what you're looking for, perhaps go out on an exploratory tour to see first hand what you really love.

Find out ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 21, 2011 Home Buying in Portland
- Dane Micke…, Real Estate Pro in Prescott, AZ
- Dane Mickelsen - answered:
Is a college town or a vacation spot better to own an investment property?
Well I guess it depends on the price of the area and the quality of the resorts in the area. Would you be trying to keep it and re-sell the property after holding it a bit, or renting ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 14, 2011 Home Buying in Portland
Rian Muleback, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Rian Muleback answered:
What is best way to invest 200k cash for steady cash flow monthly. I am looking @ vacation rental condos in pearl, houses, anything, best cash flow.
The answer to your question is very in depth and has many possiblities. I work with investors who invest in cash flow properties and have an excellent system they use to do so. Feel f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 12, 2011 Home Buying in Portland
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
I would like to buy a house in Portland, but I want somewhere that has a "woodsy", vegetative feel to it. What neighborhoods have this?
All is based on what your lender would qualify you for which could narrow your search down.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 1, 2011 Home Buying in Portland
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Can a prospecitve buyer's realtor speak with me directly now I have terminated by contract with my realtor?
Portlandgirl,

Most contracts that we are familiar with contain a clause that protects the former listing agent from losing their customers in this type of scenario....whether innocen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 20, 2011 Home Buying in Portland
Heather Wrig…, Real Estate Pro in 97031
Heather Wright answered:
Has the property at 3030 SW Hume St, Portland, OR been on the market in the past few years? If so, would it be up for sale again soon?
Hello Nancy

It does not appear to be on the market currently. It looks like it has not been on recently. There are a few that are currently listed on SW Hume but not that one.

He ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 1, 2011 Home Buying in Multnomah
James Adair, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
James Adair answered:
ideal neighborhood to look for a house. within 10 miles of downtown
WOW!. a 10 mile radius of Downtown is pretty much Every good neighborhood in Portland. You'll have to be more specific!
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 13, 2010 Home Buying in Piedmont
Kimberly Kin…, Real Estate Pro in Clackamas, OR
Kimberly Kinville answered:
What Issues to Consider for Manufactured Homes on Real Property?
Hi, Neil

I'm glad to hear that you will eventually be coming back to Oregon.

To answer your questions- Yes, I would say that the negatives still apply to purchasing a manufa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 27, 2011 Home Buying in Portland
Anthony Rueda…, Real Estate Pro in 95624
Anthony Rueda (916) 870-9821 answered:
Which is more important to first time buyers- location or affordability?
If a buyer can't afford a property within a certain area, then the buyer is left with the property they can afford. But, if given a choice of two properties, both at market value, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 7, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Curt Abramson, Real Estate Pro in Santa Cruz County, CA
Curt Abramson answered:
A farm house on 2 acres in Manzanita OR is for sale. I was told the 2 acres could be subdivided for an investment. Is subdividing a good investment?
It can be, but there is a lot of risk involved. You need to know that local regulations will permit it, need to understand what improvements will be required, and you need to ba able to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 31, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
I have a house I'm currently stuck in a Mortgage and I don't think I can sell and even break even at this point. I have seen some homes
Perhaps consider renting your current home out. Or offering it on a lease-option basis to a tenant-buyer. The latter will produce a bit more in monthly income, and might result in an ul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 31, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
How important is purchasing an energy efficiency home to your clients? In your opinion, what IS being energy efficient? Is it using/monitoring?
Very important, buyers are looking at "Usage", what is the net saving based on a house being Green.

Regards
Perry
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 25, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Brad Fix, Real Estate Pro in Vancouver, WA
Brad Fix answered:
I'm looking for an investor friendly Realtor in Portland to work with on buying and selling short sales. Please respond asap. I have 2 clients
Hi buying short sales for investment can be tricky as they can take a long time to close. as any investment you have to weigh cost and payback. i think bank owned homes can be a better ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 21, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
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