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Tue Jun 14, 2016
Pcitznbitz asked:
Mon May 30, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
The only one that can answer that is the listing agent. Sellers look at price, if you submitted a pre qual letter, closing date type of mortgage and if you had any contingencies
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Thu Mar 12, 2015
Jill Downs asked:
we have been chatting about this house back and fourth ffor the past 4 days?
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Thu Mar 27, 2014
JONI POWELL answered:
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Fri Jul 6, 2012
Ron Dotson answered:
Hello Adrian,

I'm no Realtor so I'm in no position to offer you any advice (in fact only medical problems are preventing me from being a buyer), but I'm confused. Did the seller's agent lower the price BELOW your higher offer price while the short sale at was still pending? If so that smacks of fraud to me (IANAL).

Also, IMHO you are under no legal or moral obligation whatsoever to a Realtor unless you have signed a written, binding legal contract between yourself and that Realtor stating otherwise. You should use any and all resources available to you while you are evaluating houses because this is probably one of the largest purchases of your life and one that may make you indebted to a bank for thirty years, so you are perfectly justified in using whatever means are at your disposal to ensure you do not get ripped off. Be sure to hire your own qualified inspector, do NOT use the inspector recommended by the Realtor because the Realtor only wants to sell houses and once the contract is signed and the sales commission paid you will be a forgotten memory. Although I'm sure Realtors want happy customers, I'm also quite sure that just like everyone else with a job their primary goal is to fatten their bank accounts, so I personally would never blindly trust anything a Realtor tells me -- especially since I have been blatantly and verifiably lied to by at least one Realtor.
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Fri Aug 20, 2010
Beth Silva answered:
11695 SW Nicoli Pl is currently listed for $254,650, with multiple offers. You can see the listing at the link below.
Are you looking for a home for under $200,000? There are many options in SW Portland, let me know if you would like information on that type of house. ... more
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Mon Aug 24, 2009
Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner ~ Exclusive Buyers Agent ~ ABR, CEBA answered:
"Reliability" is a very subjective term. The company may be very reliable. The loan rep . . . hmmm . . . not so much.

Similarly, real estate has "name brand" brokerages, but an agent in that name brand brokerage might be LOUSY!!

As a licensed real estate agent, I'm not comfortable with talking about rates, loans, etc. This is an area that is outside the scope of my license. I can sell houses, and I do! And while I know "of" the loan process, and can give general advice, your best bet is to contact a lender that comes with a high reference -- from a reliable source.

A good loan rep will be able to compare "apples" to "apples" and see if you are, in fact, getting very low interest rates, that there are no hidden fees, back-end mark ups, etc.

I recommend contacting either:

Will R. Williams Jr, Mortgage Consultant
Corporate Connection
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
MAC P6032-011
14795 SW Murray Scholls Drive Suite 108
Beaverton, OR 97007
503.590.3938 x 1004 Tel
(971)235-9447 Cell
(866)839-8072 E -Fax


Nevin Willams, Loan Broker
First Priority Finance

Hope that helps . . .


Carla Muss-Jacobs, Broker/Owner
EBA Portland, LLC
Exclusive Buyers' Agent
Assisting Buyers in Metro Portland since 1999
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