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Home Buying in Gresham : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 23, 2017
Mary asked:
I'm searching for my daughter, who wants to live in Gresham. Specifically Gresham. Not somewhere else in the greater Portland metro area. Using Trulia has not been very helpful compared…
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Fri Oct 14, 2016
Cat asked:
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…
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Fri Jul 15, 2016
Cat asked:
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…
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Thu Feb 18, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
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
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Mon Feb 1, 2016
K9lvr asked:
This mobile home at 2980 NE Division St. SP#49 Gresham, OR 97030 was SOLD in October of 2014. Please update your records to reflect this fact. Too many people are stopping by to ask about…
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Thu Jun 11, 2015
Jules Mikalson answered:
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
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Fri Jan 23, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
May I suggest you go to the bottom of any page in Trulia and click on the link that says Help Center. You should get a better response there than through this forum.
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Wed May 14, 2014
Valerie D'Amico answered:
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
7. Appraisal
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.

All the Best
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Fri Jun 21, 2013
monk answered:
Absolutely. But it can be a no-win situation. In order to protect my own interests in a recent attempt to purchase my dream home, I obtained the services of a realtor to write my offer which was higher than a competing listing agent buyers offer. However, in order for the listing agent to avoid having to split her commission with a buyers realtor, she coaxed her seller into accepting a lower offer, reducing the total commission, netting the listing agent nearly double what she would have made otherwise.

That listing realtor worked my offer against her own and was working for own self interests. Realty business is still a crooked business, and it's not very well regulated. So, be careful, and don't take anybody's word for anything, and verify everything!
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Jennifer Peterson answered:
Sorry, no. If you need a Realtor, please give me a call.

Mandy Lewis and Jennifer Peterson
Keller Williams
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Mon Oct 31, 2011
Chuck Simpson answered:
Find out if the owner, owns the home, or has an outstanding loan. Just go to a title company. He cant sell it to you if he doesn't own it outright without the lean holders permission. Also, you might want to talk to an attorney. You need to find out if the home is worth what he is asking for it, sometimes it's not, and thats why a contract sale. Also, you may want to see about working with a broker, their services are usually free to buyers on a standard purchase. I would charge a small fee to investigate this sale for you, and find out what you need to know and who we can contact to make sure your getting a fair deal.
Chuck Simpson Broker - SFR
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certified
Oregon First Realty
Cell 503-380-7495
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Mon Oct 31, 2011
Chuck Simpson answered:
Find a broker that is working with new home sales. They will have good idea of who is doing well, and who is on shaky ground.
Feel free to contact me, I am currently helping two buyers, purchase their new home. You and I would work with the builder through the whole process from planning to the occupancy inspection.
I love my job!
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Tue May 24, 2011
by the way... did you know you could get up to 6% contribution from Fannie and not just 3.5% ???

Ring me and I will HELP you.... ;)

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