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Sat Oct 29, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
You need to talk to your lender about locking a rate. I believe you cannot lock a rate until you're actually under contract on a property. You can't just lock a rate when they are low, and then go shopping for a house. And the longer your rate lock, the more expensive it is. ... more
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Sun Aug 9, 2015
Zebu_rider answered:
The laws governing landlords are a state law refered to as the simply the landlord tennant act. The multifamily housing people (that make those politically correct forms) lobby on landlords behalf and publish a free newsletter aimed at landlords. I agree the law has gotten unreasonable but the real problem is tennant lawyers who twist the meaning of the law and judges who go along with it. It has gotten to me after 37 years of renting houses and I decided after getting screwed over just to sell and live off the money in the bank.
There are things that should be changed, the police not charging tennants who leave with your fixtures claimimg its a civil matter is where it should be started. Then getting things back into the original sprit of the law by making it that a landlord that dose not have an attorney should not have to pay the tennants attorney fees like some states, this would take the profit out of chister attorneys taking cases on comission.
Laws need to be made to allow books published for do it yourself people but the lawyers have banned so many great step by step books on everything claiming its giving leagle advice. Its our law and we should take it back and start by having law protecting our right to give all the legal advice we wanna.

But its not a perfect or fair world or justice system and as you grow older you find just how filled the justice system/laws/judges how filled they are with personal adgendas and how little it has to do with being fair or just. THEN you will prefere to go hide.

But good luck with your fight, if you have the time and drive start with what I gave you and lobby moltifamily people and your state political law makers because they still review the landlord-tennant act and who knows?????

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Mon Apr 13, 2015
Melinda Peterson answered:
Hi Nurslolly,

I was the listing agent for 1000 Sharon Drive, Grants Pass. The owner is still interested in selling or leasing. Feel free to contact me directly at Real Estate Café 541-659-1620 to inquire.

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Sat May 31, 2014
Johnnie Lee Smythe answered:
is there VA there and i am a Vietnam Combat Veteran: and also I am a NRA member, and i am also married and my wife is handicap and we have Dog so what i want know is this a gang free area for my wife's safety. ... more
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Chris Barnett PC GRI answered:
Hi there. Costs can vary from builder to builder. I have built my home and others and square footage is what a lot of builders price their "price per square foot cost" There are limits per code on height limits as I found that out when I built my 3 story home. 4 story homes are not common in our area with the code restrictions and fire codes. I would be happy to discuss this further with the connections I have in the area. Contact me anytime at 5416605195

Chris Barnett P.C. GRI
Owner/Principal Broker
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
Company tracks alot of that for me through lead generation. Making this a working part of your overall sales is fine but I depend mostly on referrals!
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Sun Jan 27, 2013
Lana Lavenbarg answered:
That tax code form showed that area 5 was $5.93 in 2010 but I didnt see a post for this years tax code.
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Sun May 8, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
You should contact the city of welcome package and your buyers agent can make suggestion on other resource guides

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Wed Aug 25, 2010
Jose Smith Jr answered:
There are quite a few banks that say "as is". However, there are rare moments when you can get them to do minimal repairs. Remember, all Real Estate is local. This is the norm in my area I serve. ... more
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Thu May 13, 2010
. answered:
If we are talking a private lable loan (not Fannie or Freddie) then the loan was owned by investors. If it were foreclosed upon by a lender there is much contention as to what rights the lender had in the recovery. They are claiming to be selling and purchasing the property which again is an asset belonging to the investor. Either way it may be held by the bank but subject to investors collateral.

Popular opinion is the lenders comitted a fraud representing they control a property they do not own. Not until the sale is concluded. There is when they actually repurchae the asset. So who then foreclosed on the borrower in a default? And who really had the right to offer and then pull a short sale with offers pending?
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Thu Mar 11, 2010
Chris Barnett PC GRI answered:
All the Foreclosures in Southern Oregon can be viewed at
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Wed Feb 11, 2009
Sharon Vest answered:
Hi Scott,
I hope you are well on your way to purchasing your home by now but I just wanted to say that Lana hit the nail on the head. There are no certifications required but there is education available. Over 300 agents practice in Grants Pass and of those you can bet there is only a handful that have taken any courses.
It is very time consuming to buy a short sale in most cases. Patience is imperative and you have to realize that the lenders really have no obligation to cooperate. We are sort of at their mercy and of course at the mercy of the motivation of the listing agent! I have been assisting a buyer with a short sale for several months now and the listing agent is a pro. Today we finally have a glimmer of hope that we will get an answer. Every lender has their own method of practice so just go into this with your eyes wide open and be prepared to be frustrated and maybe disappointed but if you get it done, you win! I am happy to answer your questions anytime.
Sharon Vest
Then Venuti Group Inc
1012 NW Sixth St.
Grants Pass, OR 97526
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Fri Nov 14, 2008
David Leighton Sloan answered:
Trends are often the result of media attention and usually have no value for your particular situation.
If you are looking to buy, my advice to you, as I have advised all my clients is get yourself prequalified, find the home you want to buy, the range you can really afford and have an agent make an offer to begin a negotiation.

If you want to sell, take the amount you owe, add the costs of closing you will pay (use 1% for a ballpark) add 3% for the possible buyers agent. Multiply your monthly payment times the number of months you are willing to wait for an offer, now you have your bottom-line price if you don't use an agent. An agent will provide the exposure that can shorten the time on the market...or getting you offers because your home is properly packaged...

Short answer: trends are not the key to a transaction. Finding the right buyer or the perfect home is.
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