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Astoria : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jun 30, 2017
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hello, The only way to get your FSBO home listed on Trulia is to have it listed on the MLS. Only agents have access, but you could also pay for what's called a flat fee listing service if you want to sell by owner (generally not a good idea). We created UpNest ( to help home sellers get the best value possible. All you have to do is submit a few details about your home, and we'll invite several top local agents to submit proposals to you. Since agents are competing to earn your listing, they bring out their best commission rates and value added services, saving you a lot of money. There's no risk to try us at all, and it's completely free for you. Good luck! ... more
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Wed Feb 8, 2017
Dave Neikes answered:
Hi I have a large house with 5 bedrooms with there own baths i have rented to the coast guard with good luck for all parties you can call and chat anytime 503 440 3378
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Sun Sep 4, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
You'll need to ask your Realtor that question!
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Wed Aug 24, 2016
Enola Baeten asked:
Sun Feb 7, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You didn't specify which state you are referring to. Please note there is Astoria, OR and there is Astoria, NY (a neighborhood in New York City). Hence you will get replies from both states. ... more
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Fri Nov 13, 2015
BlueDragonfly asked:
I have some homes on my saved section that have either sold or we ruled out. How do I get them off that section?
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Thu Sep 10, 2015
Charlotte Turner,ABR®,e-PRO® answered:
Call your realtor directly and tell them of your decision... now! They may be pissed and you may owe some amount for marketing depending on the agreement you signed (and you may be able to negotiate the amount if you do). But don't wait. Call them now and tell them you want to withdraw your home from the market. This is a discussion for you and your realtor and not a bunch of random folks on an internet forum. ... more
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Wed Aug 26, 2015
Jackie Stinchfield answered:
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Fri Aug 14, 2015
Primrosa answered:
Joe, In our area -- SW Washington and the North Coast of Oregon there are some southerners. Actually I was born in Arkansas and I know of several people in my area from Oklahoma. Mostly though this is the land of the Scandanavians. Lumbermen and fishermen. Lots of us retired folks here too these days. We're a hop and a jump from Astoria on Puget Island. If you want to live in a beautiful area with water, water, water you've chosen a grand place to consider. Astoria, Long Beach, Illwaco, Cathlamet.... all Oregon and Washington little towns. Paula ... more
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Tue Aug 5, 2014
Ernie Behrle answered:
I would suggest you call a local Realtor to help you with your search. I'm not overly familiar with CA protocols, but if like here in NC, most Realtors don't charge any fees to their buyers. Why not get some local help?? Good Luck ... more
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Fri Jan 24, 2014
Hi Eldon,

It depends on a couple of things.

1) How low is your score & why?

Even if you have the minimum score required you can still be denied based on your credit history so knowing why your scores are where they are is critical.

2) The type of mortgage you're looking at.

On a no money down USDA mortgage it could actually disqualify you for this type of loan & yes, Astoria is an area that's eligible for the no money down USDA mortgage.

On an FHA mortgage it may help because it will show up as an asset but it may also hurt your debt to income ratios because the property taxes & insurance have to be counted as a monthly debt.

On a conventional loan, you would need to put at least 20% down and have a minimum credit score of 620 to qualify.

3) What are you going to do with your current home, sell it, rent it or keep it as a vacation/second home?

If you sell it, that would mean having more money for a down payment which will offset the risk of a score under 640 as long as #1 isn't an issue. Having money in the bank for reserves will help as well. If you rent it, the rental income can be used to offset the expenses (see #2) which reduces your debt to income ratios and further reduces the layers of risk.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help.

John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
Peoples Bank & Trust Co.
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Sun Jan 12, 2014
tim answered:
I suggested to some people from calfornia that they spend a winter on the oregon coast before buying here. They explained to me that had a place in mexico where they would winter. Well after three years they sold their place in mexico. Apparently it was a family place and when one member passed they had to sell to satisfy the rest of the family. The did one winter here and that was that, they put their place up for sale and moved to Medford Or. I saw them as they were packing to move, how can you stand all this rain they said?
Well it's not just the rain but the gloom that comes with it, I'm typing this from Palm Springs where many Oregonians that can afford it go to spend the winter.
singed, 50 years an Oregonian
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Wed May 8, 2013
Patti Kane answered:
I had a short sale last year and my Realtor recommend for a home loan. I am very happy to be able to purchase again.
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Mon Apr 29, 2013
Jeremy Linder answered:
Please get in touch, I know of a property that may work coming on the market soon.
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Laurie Senescu Daly answered:
We did go and petition the county for an adjustment which they made but then jacked it back even higher the next year- so it wasn't worth it.......
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Fri Mar 23, 2012
Mom Of Three answered:
It's the Flavel property, many have tred to buy's not for sale. Until the last remaining Flavel dies...she is in a care home in Portland...the question is, will the house ae it that long? Pus, it's hoarded inside. And water runs in through a hole in the roof. ... more
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Sat Apr 16, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Perhaps your question was cut off--if you are looking for information regarding recently closed properties in a specific area, do contact any local agent/realty office.
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Tue Feb 15, 2011
Cheryl Eaton answered:
Our firm does not deal with rentals. You may want to check out Sowins Property Management. If you are ever in the market to buy then I can help you find your prefect home, Give me a call. ... more
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Wed Jul 28, 2010
Spearscrystal asked:
Hi, I am looking to move to the clatsop county area. I'm on Section 8 housing, But my husband and I have fair credit and good refs. I can only find apartments. I need a house.
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