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Home Buying in Multnomah County : Real Estate Advice

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Wed May 24, 2017
Teylerjosh answered:
It's all relative to the marketing territory you want the mobile home to be in. In certain areas it can be a great investment and in other areas it's a terrible investment.
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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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Thu May 11, 2017
Brucebaker509 asked:
I am 67, presently retired from 65. Have an old judgement still lingering. Wife is 58 and still working at good job 4 years. Both have$ 700 credit scores.
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Thu May 11, 2017
Brucebaker509 asked:
I retired 2 years ago at 65 when Medicare began. Wife is 58 and has a stable job at 4 years. Both have @ 700 scores with old judgement on mine. Currently paying @ 1200 per month rent.
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Mon May 8, 2017
Jesse Rivera answered:
This is tough to answer by the info given, there are a lot of factors to consider. I'd be happy to see if we can make it work. Shoot me an email at jesse@masonmacnw.com and we can set up a time to talk. ... more
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Mon May 8, 2017
Jesse Rivera answered:
Hello!

Getting a loan with a student visa is tough, but I may have a solution. I have a program where and investor will buy the home (you can choose from MLS) and you can rent the home for up to 5 years, with an option to buy it during that time. That way, when you get your work visa, and get a little time under your belt with your job, you can purchase the home. email me at jesse@jesserivera.com and I can tell you more about it. ... more
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Thu Apr 27, 2017
Meiya answered:
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Wed Apr 12, 2017
Mary answered:
Hello,

Please follow these instructions to remove a saved searches from your list.

1. Log in to your Trulia account
2. Hover your mouse to your name on the upper right corner of the page
3. Click 'Email Preferences'
4. Under 'Email Alerts' tab, click 'Saved searches' or 'Recent searches'
5. Look for the property you wanted to delete and click the garbage bin icon next to it

Please let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to assist you.


Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
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Sat Mar 25, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Unfortunately the problem is you - not your agent. You should be very thankful your agent is still with you instead of dumping you 3 months ago.

The issue is when you are looking to buy in a hot / rising housing market, buyers need to make decisions quickly AND need to submit offers at or above asking price. This is not the time "to get the best deal possible." Throw that idea out because it doesn't work. Why do you think you were outbid 4 different times? Why do you think it's taking you 6 months looking at condos? Something is wrong with this picture. It should have taken you 2 months to find a condo and you should have been moved in already.

Agents call buyers like you "lookie loos" Do yourself and your agent a huge favor. When you are ready to move now and submit an offer at a fair price (even above their asking price) instead of looking for a deal, then you should start looking at condos. Until you reach this point, you are welcome to visit Open Houses as much as you want.
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Fri Mar 24, 2017
Vikki.streu asked:
Recently I have been getting homes pop up from my hometown. We are trying g to find a place in the Pacific northwest and it keeps showing Michigan homes.
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Sun Jan 22, 2017
Mike Lewis answered:
This is an excellent question. When searching for homes and condos in a specific school district some websites allow for you to specifically search by school district. This is one of those sites http://www.dawnsellssandiego.com/search/advanced_search/ in the property details at the bottom you can select the school district that you want to search in for homes or condos and all the other criteria like price range, bed & bath count and so on.
Please let me know if I can help in any way.
Mike Lewis
The Lewis Team at Keller Williams San Diego
619-981-3918
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Thu Jan 5, 2017
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Thu Jan 5, 2017
Andrew Harris answered:
I saw that home while it was listed - it's a beautiful place. Email me and I'll send you the sold listing which has interior photos. andy@hometeamportland.com. Thanks!
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Tue Dec 13, 2016
Derek Goude answered:
Great question Pete

An Actuary is a person that takes into account risk and uncertainty. Insurance companies use people with this background to create their software. Insurance rates are heavily weighted on location, property characteristics, and your insurance history. According to ValuePenguin, Oregon has the second lowest homeowners insurance premiums in the nation for 2016.

portlandmaps.com is a great resource of information. When you search an address you can go under 'public safety' and see risks associated with flood, steep slope, landslide, wildfire, and earthquake. There is also a breakdown of crimes in the area.

I have been a part of several transactions with homes where radon levels tested at or above the 'action' level. Oregon is one of the states that currently does not require radon testing in a real estate transaction. The fortunate part is that testing is inexpensive and the mitigation systems typically cost ~$1500. I believe that if a home tests high for radon, it should fall upon the seller to have a system installed before closing or provide a credit to the buyer.

Property condition is one of my top concerns. New construction doesn't get a free pass either. Experience has taught me where to spot potential condition issues. Home inspectors aren't free and sometimes it's better to pass on a home and keep looking. With our market being so hot, many buyers are waiving inspections and/or appraisal contingencies to have a competitive bid. I feel it is even more important in these situations to have experienced, sharp eyes on your side to notice potential issues.

Derek
5033435825 call/text

p.s. text me when you would like to chat about your other questions
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Tue Dec 13, 2016
Jaymather2003 answered:
There are many programs, TALK to many mortgage professionals. However, do not have your credit run until they offer the program you need and you are ready to move forward.
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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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