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Home Buying in Bend : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jul 12, 2017
My loan officer gave the sellers (they are friends) a copy of our title report. Is that even legal?
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Thu Jun 16, 2016
USMortgageRanger answered:
Hi Amber5ee65,

Based on your post you are looking at approximately 6% of the price of the home 3% for the down payment with Your First Mortgage and 3% should be sufficient to cove the closing cost. I would be delighted to provide you with some mortgage options, this does not require us pulling your credit and will allow you to make the best decision for your family.

Lowell Sterling
Mortgage Banker
NMLS 968898
Phone 469-347-3572
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Mon Feb 22, 2016
Jonathan asked:
For one contemplating a move to Bend, what's the best neighborhood to stay in (via a rental on VRBO or Airbnb)? Thinking about a trip there in April to learn more about Bend. Ultimate…
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Fri Jun 26, 2015
Andrew OC answered:
It's a lot easier to just use a title company, especially when it's a higher-end property that requires a major investment and you have money to spare. Before closing, you can purchase a good title insurance policy that will cover all of possible title problems for the new owner.

If you want to find out yourself, you can get an online title report within few minutes on website such as or then you should exam the title and verify the records on your own.
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Mon Apr 27, 2015
wert answered:
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Thu Apr 23, 2015
Bret & Barbara answered:
City annexation seems to be the population Shock Collar for control. It moves out people who cannot afford to pay the increased $$$. The developers move in then, pay County fees to build etc, and where do we go too then. The County Supervisors are the ones who may be the ultimate control and we do if it does go to vote.......We can only hope. Thanks for the question. ... more
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Wed Apr 15, 2015
Kayleigha asked:
Fri Jan 16, 2015
ewi klutz asked:
You guys don't really ever give people info on houses do you?
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Sun Nov 23, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
The only certainty is today. Rates are low, prices are good, anything can happen between now and a year. Not being in a hurry is fine, this can allow you to be picky. Just realize things can change quickly in the market and buyers regret the deal they could have had. ... more
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Thu Sep 11, 2014
Janet Burton answered:
Consider Sunriver, just 16 miles south of Bend. A wonderful resort community, and a welcoming and active community with lots of activities. We have plenty of great properties on the market to suit all prices ranges, as well as a good selection of townhomes, single story, and two story homes. Lots of great events always going on in Sunriver. Please call me at (541) 604-4095 if you would like to discuss your personal needs and to get a list of current properties for sale. ... more
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Tue Sep 9, 2014
Jim Johnson answered:
There is not a golf course on Awbrey Butte. However, Awbrey Glen golf course is at the base of Awbrey Butte on it's west side. It's a private course with very reasonable rates.
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Thu Jan 30, 2014
Susan Agli answered:
Good morning Cody - When you ask a general question in Trulia it goes to all of the agents and not just the listing agent. I noticed you said buildings which is different than selling homes and/or land. Please let me know the address or some reference number for the buildings and I will make sure you get connected to the right person.

Susan Agli, Broker
Accredited Buyer's Representative
Coldwell Banker Morris Real Estate
Licensed in the state of Oregon
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Tue Jan 14, 2014
Patty Dempsey answered:
What are your needs/wants with your new home? Are you looking for vacation rental properties or long term rentals? As was mentioned, the west side of town is the best area currently for vacation rentals. There is a resort town called Sunriver located 15 minutes south of Bend that also does very well with vacation rentals. As for long term rentals, there are a lot of investment opportunities in Bend right now.

Give me a call or send a quick email and I can help you with your future Central Oregon real estate needs. Or feel free to visit our website at


Patty Dempsey
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Sun Jan 5, 2014
Dave Meholovitch answered:
I have a company that generates real estate investor leads. I get the lead first. I am not an agent.
I work with my computer and special software to acquire these leads first. If anyone wants to
work with me, please email me at or call Dave at 541-312=4183
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Mon Dec 23, 2013
Susan Agli answered:
The parks, tennis courts and an association which upholds the rules, regulations, design, etc. The city maintains the roads which includes snow removal.

Some people really support and appreciate the rules and regulations set up by the neighborhood association. There are many neighborhoods in Bend with HOA's and you are smart to ask what the coverage is. You should also find out how strong the HOA is in up holding the rules and regulations. And before buying a home check with your real estate broker ask who is in charge of the HOA and request copies of the minutes and financial statements. ... more
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Thu Nov 14, 2013
Lars Estrem answered:
Here is a map of all the Deschutes County Fire Departments. Hope it is helpful.
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
John Stone answered:
I suggest that you contact a lawyer and discuss this matter. If you do not have a lawyer, call the Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service at 800-452-7636.

Also, see ... more
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Sun Oct 27, 2013
April White answered:
It's $150 a year according to the MLS. That's probably some area snow removal or road maintenance fee, I suspect, because of the location. You can contact the broker directly and ask her.
BROKERS: Carol Osgood (ID: 4219) Work:541-323-4804 Cellular:541-419-0843 Fax:541-383-3940
Co-Agent Korren V Bower (ID: 6513) Primary:541-504-3839 Secondary:541-383-7600
Office Cascade Sotheby's International Realty (ID:SIR) Phone: 541-383-7600, FAX: 541-383-3940
Co-Office Cascade Sotheby's International Realty (ID:SIR) Phone: 541-383-7600, FAX: 541-383-3940
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Thu Oct 17, 2013
Susan Agli answered:
Recent changes have been made to what property needs flood insurance and there are many areas that people may be surprised to find their property is now in a flood plain area. If you are interested in purchasing property close to a river make certain your real estate broker pulls the most current flood plain map to review. I would suggest that 3 home insurance companies be called to get their opinion on what coverage is available. To find out how federal and/or state coverage in an approved state of emergency is tricky at best. I suppose you could contact the state and federal government representative for that area and request information from them.

Susan Agli, Broker
Accredited Buyer's Representative
Coldwell Banker Morris RE
Licensed in the State of Oregon
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