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97225 : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Sep 3, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Certainly! I've had clients do that before and it's a great idea. Might want to talk to a lender about this up front and make sure they are on board.
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Fri Sep 4, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
It's not unusual for a bank to take several days to return paperwork. Now it's a holiday weekend, so it's unlikely you'll hear anything until after Tuesday. Something could change, but not likely - it's a long process working with a bank owned property.

It's stressful, sounds like your agent is on top of it, hang in there!
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Jen Singer answered:
I grew up in West Slope and would be happy to answer questions for you about the neighborhood. You might also try
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Tue Jul 23, 2013
wahnow asked:
My apt landlord decided to do an experiment with 6 apt by putting a washer and dryer in each to see how tenants like them, I guess.My apt was the one were the water main is, so i had to…
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Mon Jul 8, 2013
Deborah Ehlers answered:
I would highly recommend that you look for a "Certified Residential Specialist".
Go to and then find an agent. I can help you do this if you chose to have me refer you to just the right agent for you. ... more
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Thu Jun 27, 2013
Kelly Gebler answered:
Marvin Von Renchler - you made me laugh! Heck if I ever want to buy or sell a house...I'm definitely going to call you! :)
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Kathy Mittelstadt answered:
Most luxury home sellers I have worked with prefer prequalifed buyers with their Realtor to view their homes and I have found are much more private about the sale of their homes and do not welcome open houses for the Sunday afternoon "just looking at houses" people. However, my very first open house was a $1.5 million home and I sold it the next day to a lady who had come into the open house so in this difficult market, you never know opening a luxury home to an open house could work. Another thought is to make sure you hold a broker luncheon so local Realtors can view the home in person. ... more
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Sun Feb 5, 2012
Tom Inglesby answered:
Anna, you came into the Portland area with your search of 97225 which is 10 miles west of downtown Portland. You did not mention price but SF is very expensive. Depends where you work and how much time you want to spend commuting to work. If you go back on this web site and search these there zip codes they are all for SF. 94110,94131,94122. Then you can contact some agents with a list of questions that you have. Good Luck to you.

Tom Inglesby, Broker
RE/MAX Equity Group
Portland, Or 97239
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Wed Aug 24, 2011
Dazed And Confused answered:
Thanks to everyone that took the time to answer this question and generate this thread. My motivation for home purchase is purely fiscal in terms of tax savings. After using payment calculators, it seems to make fiscal sense to purchase a home. However, I do not know how much to spend to generate the most tax relief. I will need the advice of a CPA soon, I guess. That is my principle rationale: lifestyle, # of kids, etc. does not factor in. Given the fact that my partnership is pending, I think home ownership is best deferred. Perhaps a vacation home is a better idea.

Again, thank you to everyone who took the time to respond. Kind regards to all.
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Wed Dec 3, 2008
Tom Inglesby answered:
The house is back on the market @ $339,000 after it was withdrawn and it had a pending sale a few months ago. It has been listed since 7/28/08 and it started at $359,000. It now has a new furance, maybe it showed up in the inspection on the past buyer as needing to be fixed? Give me a call if you would like to be represented in an offer. Rates are down over 1/2 point and almost the lowest point in the past 35 years and this gives you $20,000-$30,000 more buying power by keeping your payments the same compared to just 1 month ago
Tom Inglesby, Broker
ABR, CRS, RECS, CLHMS, and EA S.T.A.R. eco broker
RE/MAx Equity Group Inc.
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