Can Oregon realtors show homes in Washington?I am working with a realtor in Portland Oregon but the housing market here is so insane that I started looking (on Trulia) at condos in Vancouver, WA. Seems I can get more of what I want
Realtors for manufactured home purchase?I am looking at buying a manufactured home in the Portland Oregon area. I am wondering if I should work with one realtor or if it works differently for these? Do I contact only the realtor
Is this required where you are and normally covered by the seller? Where I live, the buyer pays for those things if they want them and the buyer accepts the risk that if the sale doesn't close, they've spent that money for "nothing". Except I don't see it as as a loss. You can either spent a little bit on inspections to help yourself feel more confident in the quality of the house or you can spent a heck of a lot more on a house that might have issues you don't know about.... more
If you are in Oregon check out the Oregon Bond Loan Program, for which State funds should renew in July, and you could ask to be pre-approved now to close in early July. If a Veteran, go with the VA Loans first. Pacific Islanders and other persons of color might find extra opportunities by going thru a non-profit Portland Housing Agency orientation. Hacienda and the Portland Land Trust are other good options for the right families. Don't give up--at least get into a down-payment matching program, tp make sue you save the most possible for a loan down payment.. Good Luck!... more
I would recommend contacting a local realtor and him/her walk you through the process. However there are a couple steps that must be taken in order to get you a home.
1. Consult a Mortgage Profesional for a pre approval letter
(try to stay away from big banks) (go with a mortgage bank)
2. Consult a Realtor
(contact you local top brokerage and work with someone who is credible and who has been selling homes in that area for at least year)
3.Find a home, place a bid (offer to purchase agreement)
4.Depending on you state laws, get an attorney to draw up contracts
(some states allow for Realtors to draw up contracts)
5. get a home inspection done
6. Sign Contracts
8. Closing Date
Roughly this is the timeline for a home purchase, of course its simplified to make it look stress free, but if you have the rite Realtor it will be a smooth transition.