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Home Buying in Oregon City : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jan 14, 2015
whitehouseshep asked:
I receive these notices however I receive four notices on each property. Any way you can fix this?
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Tue Nov 4, 2014
andyhayesoregon asked:
Hi, this is Andy Hayes Oregon, I need the trusted brand for finding apartments but I have no idea about basic requirements for buying, please suggest me if anybody have idea.
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Mon Aug 18, 2014
503grs answered:
It means the taxes are substancially less for now and the rest are are deffered until the timber is cut. Then you pay taxes on the sale of the timber. When you build on this type of property, 1 acre will be taxed as a home site (full tax rate) and the rest is timber deferred. For example I have 76 acres for sale. It is now $493 per year taxes (tbr deffered). When a home is built 75 acres will be TBR deffered and the taxes on the 1 acre homesite will have full tax rate on it.
Interested in a large piece close in? Check out 20980 S Redland Road, Oregon City.97045
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Sat Apr 5, 2014
Kelly Gebler answered:
I'd be happy to set up a search in Oregon City for you. Just need to know some details about what you are looking for. If you'd like some help - my email address is: Or you're welcome to log onto my website at and set up your own search just in Oregon City. Either way works - just let me know how we can help!

Kelly Gebler, Principal Broker/Owner
Cornerstone Group NW - Keller Williams Realty
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Fri Feb 7, 2014
Brenda Wiest answered:
Are you on South End Road? If so I would wait because the boundaries may be changing very soon. The final meeting is January 10th, 2014. Also before you decide you should call the city and ask if any changes to the boundary are coming soon if you are on the Beavercreek Rd. , or Henrici Rd. side. Most likely the UGB will stay the same. The majority of the residents are opposed to changing the boundaries.
So.. its your call. Our inventory is very low right now and homes are selling because there are buyers wanting to buy. Your property is on the higher end of the market and traditionally they take longer to sell. But in the OC Beavercreek area it is very desirable.
Best wishes,
Brenda Lund, Broker
Mal & Seitz
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Wed Jan 1, 2014
monk answered:
No. But unless you have money to burn, (pardon the pun) anyone owning a home and not insuring it has rocks in their head! It's not just physical damage you need to protect your wallet against, but the potential liability and/or possible lawsuit against you should anyone get hurt on your property. ... more
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Mon Dec 9, 2013
Andi Blackwell answered:

I know of four properties for sale that have Christmas Tree farms in Oregon City and Estacada. Please call or email me and we can see if any of them are of interest.

Have a great day!

Broker, Oregon First
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Fri Dec 6, 2013
Dan Watson answered:
Your right there are only a few mortgage companies that will do mobile homes. But still the rates about the same. But the homes has to meet certain requirements. Has to have tie downs, has to be de-titled, built after a certain year, and can have been moved only one time from the factory. ... more
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Mon Sep 2, 2013
Priscilla Beggs answered:
The SAFE Act enacted in Oregon in 2010 has made owner-carry contracts very difficult for both the buyer and the seller. Basically, you must qualify, as the burden is on the seller to prove they collected documents from you indicating you can afford to purchase the real property. If you cannot and run into problems later on, the seller would be liable to you to terminate the contract and pay back all monies you paid on the purchase.

Your best bet would be to work on your credit score and get your debt-to-income ratio in line so that you can qualify through a lending institution. It's actually not as hard as you think. Go to and pull your free credit report. They will give you pointers about how to raise your score.

Good luck!
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Jennifer Peterson answered:
Hi Wardore,
You didn't post a link to the actual property, so I can't look up who to contact. But if you go to that condo community's website you can find who to contact about rental questions or you can find the HOA management company info and you can call them to inquire about rental capacities and if they know of any for rent. Condos are owned by individual owners, so each owner would decide and advertise if their unit is for rent typically, but they may share it with the HOA company. If you are seeing a brochure with a price, it may be that the unit is for sale rather than for rent. Good luck!

Mandy Lewis
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Craig Loughridge answered:
Almost any real estate broker will be willing to provide a free Comparative Market Analysis (a pricing analysis using comparable properties recently sold). Because CMAs can be subjective, I would suggest getting two, so you can compare the price opinions of different brokers.

After obtaining a CMA (or two), if you’re concerned about the accuracy of the reports, or not satisfied with the thoroughness of the broker(s), you should consider getting a fee appraisal. The appraisal process is similar, but the report is more detailed, and the person completing the report is neutral. That is, he has no interest in guiding you toward a price that produces a particular outcome, such as making you willing to sign a listing contract.

Appraisals can only be done by state-licensed appraisers, who can be found in the Yellow Pages of the phone book, or online at A typical appraisal runs about $450 to $500, but can vary depending on the size and use of the property.

Best of luck!
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Annie Wrucke answered:
For our buyers we dedicate ourselves to paying attendtion to our client's needs. The right property and the right location at the right price. Accredited Buyer's Representative.
My cell number is 971-570-2216
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Thu Jan 24, 2013
noname answered:
Yes its very safe the COPS are NAZZI's and there are tons of them for a small town. My family has been here in this area since 1972
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Wed Feb 24, 2010
Monamarie McCreary, SFR answered:
Hi R.

If you are going to be the property manager you either need to be on title to the property or have a property managers license to show the property to prospective tenants. If you are new to property management you might be interested in a couple of associations that I recently discovered and I'm finding helpful: and

Here is the link to OR Real Estate Agency that talks about the Property Management License:

Best of luck. There are some awesome deals available.

Monamarie McCreary

Real Estate and Mortgage Broker
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Sun Aug 16, 2009
Deena Kraft answered:
Hi Danielle,

I'm an Oregon City resident, originally from New Jersey too! Highland Park, to be exact. My son graduated from the public schools here and is now a sophomore in college in Boston. I love Oregon! I know of several cabinet shops nearby, though I'm not sure they're union. In general, new construction has slowed down here but there's lots of remodelling going on. I've been a Realtor here for 16 years. I'd be delighted to help you with the home-buying part of the moving process. Contact me!

Deena Kraft
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Thu Aug 6, 2009
June Lizotte, Retired Broker answered:
Pat, It's been some time since you posted your question. I am wondering what changes you decided to make. I also want to encourage you that it's a good time to be getting ready to get your home listed. If you wait the full year since your question in August, you'll be at the end of the high season for selling. Not only will you lose potential spring time buyers, you will pass the time when a buyer could benefit from the first time home buyer tax credit.

June Lizotte Real Estate
Providing REAL Service
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