Zillow.com is the best site. Trulia is another one. My Hillsboro property is listed for rent. If you are looking in Hillsboo area, look at 1370 NE 51st Steet, Hillsboro, OR 97124, 3+2 and fenced yard, near Orenco area. Walk to shopping, MAX rail, Intel. $1750/mo. Nice Hawthorne Farm Development.... more
I live in Georgia in a home that I co-own. It has not mortgage. I have restored my VA eligibility and would like to buy a second home in Florida. I would split my time between the two. It would be in my name only. Would this be considered a vacation by VA or would I be eligible?... more
I would probably keep the carpet if I had the choice. However, laminate flooring would be a nice addition in some areas of your home. Laminate can be a good choice for bathrooms or laundry rooms. http://www.completefloorservice.com.au/laminate-flooring... more
It depends quite a bit on what type of coverage you include in your policy and what type you don't. It's definitely a good idea to check with a few insurance companies to compare prices too. If it's your first home, you might not need as much coverage, but your insurance agent will know better than me what you'll need. Just make sure you are getting enough coverage and not cutting corners on your policy. http://southernfamilyinsurance.com... more
HAHAHAHAHA Space to run around in Hillsboro. Let me introduce you to our evil nemisis, the dastadly Urban Growth Boundary. Makes yards nearly nonexistent and home COMPLETELY UNAFFORDABLE. You're lucky to find a single family home under $350,000 here. Hillsboro is severely lacking in housing.... more
If you need to finance your purchase, it is unlikely that your lender will loan against the condo while it is in litigation. However, if you are a cash buyer, it is an ideal time to buy because a home that cannot be financed looses significant value because the buyer pool is depleted by about 75%. You can usually get a "cash only" type purchase for 25 to 30% under market value of what the home would be worth if not in litigation. Great investment if you can buy with cash funds and hold for a couple years while the community value recovers.... more
As long as you have not used your VA loan guaranty benefits, and you are going to occupy the house that you will be purchasing with them, they are available. Contact your nearest VARO for further details and to get your application going.
On the question about the rules regarding FHA loans, I do not know if you may rent the home out. You may want to re-finance it with a conventional lender and save the FHA mortgage insurance payment every month if you have enough equity. Depending on your interest rate and what sort of a deal you get, may have smaller payments every month - and thus higher cash flow!... more