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Fri Apr 19, 2013
Tom Inglesby answered:
The closer to town the price goes up. Pets will cost $400 pet deposit not sure how many places will take only month to month? Our vacancy rate is about 4% or less so landlords can be picky. Rent is about $1 a foot. I can try and help you find a rental? I just spent some time with a couple find a place from CA. Let me know how I can help you? Tom inglesby ... more
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
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Tue May 7, 2013
The Stephen FitzMaurice Team answered:
Interest rates are probably going to stay low. I would finish what you can and put the house on the market in Feb. or March. Things are really hot out there right now despite the holidays. So anytime is a decent time to sell... but things are going to be scorching hot this spring, so I'd wait a little longer. ... more
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Peggy Hoag answered:
HOA to include:
Management, Exterior Maintenance, Garbage, Commons, Weight room, Pool, Recreational Facility, Party room.
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Fri Dec 21, 2012
Tom Inglesby answered:
Our rental pool is less than 4% vacancy rate. You can rent a condo for about $2 a foot. This usually will not cover all your costs when you figure the HOA'S and taxes but in the long run freezing the price at today's interest rate 3.4% is a good idea as we are starting to see a turn around in values over this past year and they said in the news this week that they are not really looking to start much of anything in the next year except maybe one condo project so the market there will become tighter than it is now. A house is always a better rental choice but you have to look at what want to do? Managing a house from a different city is hard so you would have to pay a property manager 9% to collect the rent and find some one to mow the lawn and clean the gutters where if you had a property manager screen the tenants and only charge 1/2 months rent and then turn over to you because when living in a condo you only have to worry about interior issues it is much easier. Love to help you and I understand rentals and prices. Give me a call. Thanks,
Tom Inglesby, RE/MAX Equity Group
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Wed Dec 12, 2012
Barbara Hahn answered:
I am a real estate broker so my expertise is in helping people to buy and sell real estate. Your questions would be best answered by a mortgage expert. I have one who is excellent and could help you with just a phone call. Her name is Bev Liesy, Mortgage Express. You can reach her at her office at: 503-353-8977 or direct at 503-475-8125. When you're ready to buy, I would be happy to help you. ... more
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Wed Dec 12, 2012
Marvin Von Renchler answered:
Dont know which area you mean---overall for the number of people in the three main counties there are relatively few manu/mobiles. In southern Oregon are many of them. Also, compared to what? Oklahoma or West Virginia? Many states have far more. That sounds defensive but Im not being. I just want to completely understand your query.

Owned or rented? Well, if the land is part of the package it wll be much more. Mobiles not affixed per code to the land are not real property and are sold like a car, more or less. Manufactured housing is in several categories. Out in the countryside we have more regular manufatures homes because they were cheaper to put up than building from scratch. Many of them are actually superior in ways such as insulation, wall thickness, floorplans, etc. They dont re-sell as well though. There are only a few communities around that are all manu's on a large leased parcel. Thats easy to tell by the address. If you are looking through a Multiple Listing Service of some form then it tells what type of property and ownership. If you are trying to buy a manu/land combo then be aware that financing is almost non existant!
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Fri Apr 26, 2013
Lana Lavenbarg answered:
It depneds on the size of your home now, what the local other homes have to offer and what the cost will be in accordance with how much you can get out of it when you are done. You need a realtor to come take a look at it and help you there locally. ... more
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Wed Dec 12, 2012
Tracey Hicks answered:
Hi Martin! I live in NW, zip code 97210 and love it. Close enough to downtown but not too far away. Multnomah Village area is also great. Rent in Portland has also gone up a bit, but still manageable.

Do you mean is it easy to rent out your house if you buy it and want to rent it out at some point? If that's what you're asking, yes-it is right now, that may change over time, but I think there will always be a rental market in Portland, people come here to see if they love it, they love it and stay;)

Our website has a home search or if you want more particulars, just let me know!

Good Luck, you'll love Portland if you don't already.

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Mon Dec 3, 2012
Lana Lavenbarg answered:
OK sounds like you are in the Navy possibly like my boy. I wish I had the agent to have you call to help with a rental up there but I dont - I just wanted to say welcome to Oregon...I hope you enjoy it and are always safe! Thank you for what you do! ... more
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Wed Dec 19, 2012
Dennis haggar answered:
Hi Laura,
I live and work in the neighborhoods you're inquiring about. There's quite a bit depending on your price. Craigslist is one source, another source is NW Rental Group (503.715.5160). Mention my name: Dennis Haggar, Coldwell Banker Seal. 503.351.1301.
I know the condo market very well and would be happy to help when it comes time to buy.
Best Regards
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Propmaintgencontr answered:
hello Sheri, Dont feel bad about being clueless at this stage, there are lots of decisions to be made in order to find out the cost of an addition....

your wishes turned into plans

plans to permits
site access
existing building structure transitions to new addition
the actual building of the addition
(rough framing, hvac, electrical*, plumbing, insulation, roof system, drywall windows and doors)
the interior ( lighting, paint, flooring, cabinets, appliances, etc)

*electrical needs to be assesed to see if there are additional needs

so all in all trying to give you a ball park is very difficult without being onsite and discussing the project more.

you are welcome to email me and set an appointment at:

Chip Brunk
Property Maintenance Gen. Contrs
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Thu Dec 6, 2012
Tom Inglesby answered:
You should start looking now. The rental market is tight. I have a house I just put up for rent about 2 miles from multnomah. Email me tom inglesby broker remax
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Sun Nov 25, 2012
Marvin Von Renchler answered:
Very hard to say. I value homes all over the county for banks. Its spotty to say the least. In general, I feel Oregon has not bottomed out and has around 15% more to drop but there are some surprising areas that have continued to increase. Hazelwood in near a hospital and close to the freeway. That can be good oir bad, depending on the proximity to each. Noise, view, etc. People with long term employment at the hospital will always be potential buyers. Some of hazelwood will be dropping, most will be NEUTRAL for 2 to 5 years and some will increase but not over 5%-8% or so for the next 3 years at least. That doesnt give you a lot of info---one must be very careful if counting appreciation in the analysis for a purchase. Contact me on specific streets for more ino. Marvin Von Renchler ... more
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Fri Nov 23, 2012
Lana Lavenbarg answered:
They dont always pull all properties to make the comparables-that is why it is only estimated not an actual value.
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Wed Dec 12, 2012
Corri Klebaum answered:
Yes but the lender pool is not too deep. The manufactued home must not be a single wide and the age will matter as well as the size of the property. It will of course have to be on private land that you are also purchasing and be on a permanent foundation. Some lenders may require more down and the rate is a tad higher than your vanilla FHA loan. ... more
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Thu Dec 6, 2012
Marvin Von Renchler answered:
ASAP! Because so many Oregon home owners have lost their homes to the banks, there is a shortage of rentals and the rents are going up by the minute.
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Wed Nov 28, 2012
The Stephen FitzMaurice Team answered:
I have the exact answer for you.

If you are in 1221 SW 10th Ave (6 active on the market), the active on the market price per square foot right this second is exactly $500. The pending price per square foot (4 pending right now) is $377 a square foot. The sold price per square foot for the last 6 months (10 have sold) is $378 a square foot.

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Thu Jun 13, 2013
Jason Miller answered:
Hi Gary!

Please feel free to contact me directly, or visit MillionDollarListingPortland.Com for acess to the local MLS system. It'd be my pleasure to run a custom search through the MLS system to see if theres anything that you'd like to go and take a look at! Have a good one-

Jason C. Miller
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Fri Dec 7, 2012
Lana Lavenbarg answered:
It is easiest to check into areas you want to be in by looking on line at the statistics and information provided by the police force-it will be more accurate and you can choose from there easier-then trying to rely on an agent that may have personal preferences yet not be the preferences of your own! ... more
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