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Mon May 1, 2017
Newsletterideas answered: is a site that I've found to give me a good idea.
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Sun Jun 19, 2016
Alyssa Michelle Kooser asked:
I want to buy a home in the near futute on my VA and dont want to be locked in on a lease longer than 3 months.
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Sun Apr 17, 2016
Jaded fool asked:
Lost a lot of money in a house flipping deal (partner stole the money after the sale). Would probably need attorney that also specializes in collections.

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Sun Jun 28, 2015
Kirsten Prizzi 239-248-1667 answered:
Fri Mar 13, 2015
Celine Sanderson answered:
I think new owners more often than not keep their chain link fences. However, three-foot-high chain fences might be a little shorter than you'd desire. If you were to keep your fence with it being that short, I'd honestly upgrade your chain link fence to be more like six-feet-high. That would also help with curb appeal along with the resale value of the home. Hope that helps, Dennis!
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Thu Dec 18, 2014
Myersjulie31 answered:
If you are having this issue with fraud, it is definitely a good idea to get a real estate lawyer. I think that if you are experiencing these problems with the roof and you weren't told about it, you should definitely get it taken care of. If you can find a good lawyer and talk to the previous owner, hopefully you can get it repaired. I think that you should definitely continue with this case so that you can get it all taken care of. ... more
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Tue Aug 12, 2014
Relinasilguero asked:
i am currently in an apartment and i am on section 8 and currently looking for a house with the potential to buy. I have been looking on a lot of web sites. where do i go? and what do i…
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Mon Jun 16, 2014
The Stephen FitzMaurice Team answered:
You have to disclosure any recent boundary surveys when you sell. As long as everything is recorded property with a Title company you are okay. (Of course, talking with an attorney on this matter is recommended.) ... more
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Sat Mar 1, 2014
Darin Provost answered:
North Portland is growing popular and has a small downtown area called St. Johns. Many people think it's off the well beaten path, but it's really not. We live nearby and commute to downtown daily within 12 minutes. ... more
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Tue Jun 11, 2013
Thesa Chambers answered:
funny how a post that is 5 months old is getting new answers because someone was cruising and answered a few months late :)
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Fri May 24, 2013
Nicole Smith, AHWD answered:
The easiest thing to do is meet with a broker if you will be buying a property, tell them what you are looking for, including the price limit, and then have them do the work for you.

Also, if you are buying in North Portland keep in mind there are areas and properties which may qualify for additional payment and financing assistance programs.

I am a certified specialist in this area, and would be happy to email you some resources that will help.

I can be reached at

-Nicole Smith

Happy Hunting and best of luck!
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Wed May 15, 2013
Linda Heinrichs answered:
As a renter, you will likely have to go farther out to find this kind of property that meets your budget. Good luck.
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Fri Apr 19, 2013
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Sandy Pember answered:
You ask an interesting question. However, in deference to the residents of all the "close-in" meighborhoods, it is unethical to answer because all areas have good and bad in all cities. One may check out crime statistics on the internet and thereby choose an area where they wish to live.
While safety is a factor, finding a neighborhood that says, "you are at home" is most important.
I wish you happy hunting in your search. Perhaps I may be able to assist you.

Sandy Pember, Principal Broker
Prudential Northwest Properties
Clackamas Branch
Cell: 503-780-6162
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Tom Inglesby answered:
I just did a tour with some clients from Berkley and they were surprised at rent for the areas about $1400-$2800 for rent and not much available. Go to the trulia web site which is a mobil site and you can see all the homes on an area map and they show rentals by price with pictures. Good Luck Tom Inglesby ... more
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Dragos Tavirlau answered:
I’m convinced that all the real estate agents in town have a good idea on the neighborhoods and they can share their own thoughts, as private remarks, when they talk with their clients. The real estate agents cannot “stamp” neighborhoods as “bad” or “good”. As mentioned by my colleagues, a buyer should get in touch with an agent in order to find a nice fit and, also, to do some research, on their own, in the area because there’s plenty of data on anything/anywhere these days. Your lifestyle, your taste, your family needs and many other factors also can make a neighborhood “better” than the others even if everyone says the opposite. And, not the last, the better the area the more money you’ll have to spend for the next house so you need to get in touch with a lender too and figure-out what you can afford (I hope you’ve already done this) and to determine if there are chances for you in a “better neighborhood”. ... more
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Mon Jul 30, 2012
Andrewbarden answered:
Hi Tracy, please call me at 503-395-8445 as I'd like to receive a media kit for your paper as a possible advertiser. ... I have an event coming up in September that I know realtors will want to attend: ... more
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Sun Apr 15, 2012
Joan Bowyer answered:
I can recommend Daryl Pulley. He is located in N. E. Portland off of Sandy Blvd. Joan Bowyer-Principal Broker-John L. Scott Real Estate- 30 years of helping buyers and sellers.
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Wed Nov 23, 2011
Joyce Zilai answered:
Well Justin, as you can see there is no shortage of opinions and offers to assist. The most productive next step would be for you to provide boots on the ground That way you could actually see some of these neighborhoods we've been tossing out and also check out some of the properties. If you have plans to visit our beautiful corner of the country just let one of us know. ( I, of course, hope you will call me 971-227-4779.) Happy Thanksgiving. ... more
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Tue Sep 6, 2011
Manisha Jain answered:
Hello Oliver and Sylvia,
First of all Congratulations on your 25th anniversary! Portland is a wonderful place to settle and call a home. No wonder it is in Top 50 places to live. Recently Money magazine placed "Sherwood a small town in Oregon" one of the top 20 livable town in America. Lake Oswego, Westlinn and Mcminville are other beautiful towns famous for its natural beauty. You can also consider living in Portland and visit the neighborhood towns on weekends. During your stay at Portland try driving around these areas and get the first hand experience. I hope you find what you are looking during that week it self. Good luck!
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