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Sat May 21, 2016
Kari Dufur asked:
4201 SE Hill Road, Milwaukie 97267
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Mon May 9, 2016
Patricia Olson asked:
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Thu May 5, 2016
Su Carey asked:
can I continue to show my home while a heating oil tank is being decommissione in the front lawn. If so, will miss our selling summer season.
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Thu Apr 28, 2016
Melissaarmstrong825 asked:
Hi, I had my offer accepted on a home. During the inspection period major issues came up with house structurally and with the sewer. I signed a unconditional disapproval (prior to end of…
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Mon Jun 15, 2015
Jashold33 answered:
I live in Milwaukie. I would say the area just north of there is iffy - kind of run down homes and more police calls than in some other parts of the city.
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Fri May 15, 2015
Monamarie McCreary, SFR answered:
Clackamas County has a great tool for locating the specific schools for a given address. CMAP can be found at:

https://cmap.clackamas.us/
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Fri May 15, 2015
Monamarie McCreary, SFR answered:
Dear Islandboy,

Have you considered a Reverse Mortgage?

You'll need to have some equity and everyone on title must be at least 62 years of age to qualify. I recommend you call a Realtor to complete a market analysis to see if you have equity to pursue a Reverse Mortgage. The County FMV isn't a reliable source to determine value but I would be happy to help with no obligation and no fee on your part. I specialize in the 97222 area and own property in the Hector Campbell district.

If you don't have equity you can talk to your lender to see if you qualify for a HARP refinance which may lower your payments. You can check out this website for more info on HARP: http://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov/programs/lower-rates/Pages/harp.aspx

THE WORST THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW is to avoid your lender. Call them and let them know what's going on and see if they can help especially if you are behind on payments. I've seen some AMESOME loan modifications that have helped keep people on their feet and in their homes!

We are in a great SELLER's market because there are so few homes on the market. You might be AMAZED at all your options but first: let's see what the value of your home "truly" is!


Best wishes,
Monamarie McCreary, SFR
Principal Broker
M&M Real Estate Solutions, Inc - YOUR WAY HOME!
503-348-3025
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Mon Apr 20, 2015
bjrhawks asked:
how much does term, buyer's credit, down payment and interest rate effect the percent?
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Wed Jan 28, 2015
rlrlmitchell answered:
No, but the laundry is in the two car garage.
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Tue Jan 14, 2014
tellysavalis answered:
Between low risk buyers , members of your family..... at least for me -use the minimum applicable
federal rate, which changes frequently. Today three to nine years is at 1.75% rate. Contracts for deed
don't have closing costs, not a bloody mortgage. Mortgages and refinancing, I have discovered,
are necessary evils of house ownership, but negotiable. Everything is negotiable.
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Mon Dec 9, 2013
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Sun Nov 10, 2013
Julie Friedrich answered:
I will check, but I will need a bit more information about the property. What city is it located in?
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Mon Sep 16, 2013
Tanya Ess-Young answered:
I recommend contacting Brian Porter (503) 766-5148. He seems the most reputable agent for this area.
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Fri Aug 2, 2013
David Peck answered:
I would suggest speaking with a local property manager who deals with rentals and can advise you appropriately as to what your options are.

In regard to fixing your credit, often times a mortgage broker will help you in getting your credit repaired for free. If you'd like contact info for a good mortgage broker, let me know. ... more
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Tue Jul 30, 2013
David Peck answered:
Along with the regular rental sites, sometimes driving the neighborhoods that you are interested in looking for rent signs can help. Not all landlords are internet savy and know how to advertise online.

The number of rentals available in Milwaukie is fairly scarce right now, if you find something you like, move on it quickly!
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
ellighome asked:
I am working with a potential buyer that is tyring to work up a 4/5 year balloon payment deal on a 300 acre property. I'm not sure where to get information on rates etc.
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Sat Jul 14, 2012
Sandra Tomeoni answered:
My husband and I are downsizing an older custom home on the Wilamette River near Portland, Oregon. There aren't many comps, but how do we know we have landed on the right price since the people in the market we are selling are much fewer? We met with several realtors and their suggestions ranged almost !00,000. We had a pre-appraisal done and are fixing the little things which amount to about $2,000; the deck looks great but should be replaced according to appraiser, so we plan on giving credit since we are not sure they will follow the configuration of present deck. There is one window that should be replaced so we are doing this.
There are bathrooms which are clean and look ok, but need new countertops and sinks and tub hardware and flooring update. Since this job is about $7-8,000, we were advised to hold off. Do you think this is a mistake in the upper price range?
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