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In My Neighborhood in Oregon : Real Estate Advice

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Sun May 7, 2017
Kilpanan asked:
Fri Mar 17, 2017
Deedaschel asked:
Fri Jul 29, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
This is one of the many ways that a good buyer's agent can help you. The can structure your purchase offer to allow for this sort of contingency. They can also talk to you about your local market conditions and what options exist for you. ... more
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Wed Jun 15, 2016
Cazagirl answered:
Generally HOA fees cover water, sewer, garbage, landscaping, building maintenance, insurance and property management.
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Sat Apr 23, 2016
Jamesacamarata answered:
The other guys did a good job of answering this question. It rains far more than it snows. It is mostly cloudy from mid-fall thru late spring. When buying a home take a good look @ the roof and water drainage on and around the property. Western Oregon has many seasonal creeks, check your proximity to those. You are picking a nice area. ... more
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Wed Sep 16, 2015
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
I would say it is a scam!!

Unfortunately, there are a lot of scam listings - rental listings - on Trulia and other online sites.
The scammers can be very devious. The often use photos from real listings but cut and paste and hijack them to create the phony listing.

They often have creative stories about being out of state - many claim to be missionaries!!! (red flag if they cannot show you the house in person, or at all!).

If something seems too good to be true (price is very low) - that means it isn't true!

Finally............If they ask you to wire money for the keys - run in the opposite direction as it is definitely a scam.!
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Sun Aug 9, 2015
Zebu_rider answered:
The laws governing landlords are a state law refered to as the simply the landlord tennant act. The multifamily housing people (that make those politically correct forms) lobby on landlords behalf and publish a free newsletter aimed at landlords. I agree the law has gotten unreasonable but the real problem is tennant lawyers who twist the meaning of the law and judges who go along with it. It has gotten to me after 37 years of renting houses and I decided after getting screwed over just to sell and live off the money in the bank.
There are things that should be changed, the police not charging tennants who leave with your fixtures claimimg its a civil matter is where it should be started. Then getting things back into the original sprit of the law by making it that a landlord that dose not have an attorney should not have to pay the tennants attorney fees like some states, this would take the profit out of chister attorneys taking cases on comission.
Laws need to be made to allow books published for do it yourself people but the lawyers have banned so many great step by step books on everything claiming its giving leagle advice. Its our law and we should take it back and start by having law protecting our right to give all the legal advice we wanna.

But its not a perfect or fair world or justice system and as you grow older you find just how filled the justice system/laws/judges how filled they are with personal adgendas and how little it has to do with being fair or just. THEN you will prefere to go hide.

But good luck with your fight, if you have the time and drive start with what I gave you and lobby moltifamily people and your state political law makers because they still review the landlord-tennant act and who knows?????

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Fri Jul 24, 2015
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Thu Jul 9, 2015
Cochutch2 answered:
How do I find out who is performing maintenance (i.e. grass cuttings) on reposessed properties overseen by The Bank of NY Mellon trustee organizations - example Ft Worth, TX
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Fri Jun 5, 2015
Trevolyn Haines answered:
There is a lot going on in your question.

Re: selling the property as a business.
Typically it is harder for a buyer to get a commercial loan than it is for them to get a home loan. If it is only advertised as a sale for a business you will be marketing your home to a smaller pool of buyers than if you marketed the property as residential so it may take longer to sell.
You should probably look into establishing the value of the property and the business separately as well as in a single unit and then decide.

Because agents usually specialize in either residential real estate or commercial you may wish to speak to a couple of agents in each field to see what they say. While typical residential agents often charge 6% to sell a home most commercial agents will charge more when selling a business so don't be surprised by 10%~15%.

Re: passing inspections. A home inspector will usually look at different items than what would be required for a business. Many home buyers also request (and some loans will even require) a termite inspection.
A typical home inspector is looking for broken, missing, and worn items. They will look at the roof, foundation, check the HVAC and other appliances, check for leaks, etc.
For the business, you want to make sure that you have the necessary active permits to operate your business and since you are dealing with animals you will probably have needed to be periodically inspected by the local health department. A buyer looking to purchase the business will want to see copies of all reports and permits.

No matter what you decide, to get the most out of your sale you want to make sure everything is very clean, broken items are repaired, unnecessary items removed, and the property is properly staged to make it attractive and desirable.

Good luck.
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Fri Jun 5, 2015
Boventl answered:
The LDS Church in Umatilla is wonderful Its the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints its at 15 Grant if you would like some one to go with email me at
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Thu Jul 31, 2014
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Sat Jul 26, 2014
James White answered:
As with any train there is noise associated with it. WES operates during commuter hours so the impact is reduced. The horns are actually attached to the train crossings and automatically triggered. Hope this helps.

James White
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Wed Jul 23, 2014
tynabirdphilby answered:
I have lived here for many years and find Lebanon to be a wonderful place to live. My daughter and son in law just moved here and he found a job his first week here. As for crime well that exists everywhere but personally I feel safe here. Do not even lock my doors. More petty theft then anything. I have raised my youngest here and it has been a great experience for her. This is a community that cares about it's youth. I would recommend Lebanon if you are looking to move ... more
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Sat May 24, 2014
Tidal Waves are like rad to surf on"
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Wed Apr 2, 2014
Marianne Padilla answered:
They shot the movie Noah here...LOL..just kidding :) Its warm and sunny today...driving around with the sunroof open and listening to some cool music...feeling the ocean breeze....come join us...
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Tue Mar 18, 2014
Brook Hogan answered:
Hi Brook,

Please see this crime map for updated crime statistics on this neighborhood as well as others in Portland.,OR/
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Fri Dec 13, 2013
alandbigt answered:
Cyndi, First you are going to have to tell everyone what property you are interested in. If you are looking in the Logsden, or Siletz area check out there are additional listing on this site you might be intereted in. ... more
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Mon Oct 21, 2013
Leslie Beard answered:
Ochoco Pointe is a very popular neighborhood in Prineville. Great views of Barnes Butte from most of the homes and some awesome walking trails not far away. If you need more specific information from a local please give me a call! (541)771-0829 ... more
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