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Mon Jul 20, 2015
Vaughn Parry answered:
Most lenders will be able to help you with an FHA Loan. I could surely recommend two or three to you. FHA only requires 3.5% down and you can usually working in some or all of your closing costs into the offer and loan so that you don't have to have 7% in your pocket to make the deal happen. You will need an Earnest Money deposit on top of the 3.5% down as well. Feel free to contact me directly and I can give you more details on contact information for lenders.
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Mon Dec 17, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
Around here the sellers pay nothing and the buyers pay for all costs they incur. Why should it be different elsewhere? I know in some markets sellers pay some costs for the buyer, but just remember the sellers look at the bottom line. So an offer of $200,000 with seller paying $4000 in CC is the same as an offer of $196,000 and no CC. If the seller wants $200,000 and you want them to pay $4000 in CC you need to offer $204,000 and hope the home appraises for $204k. ... more
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Terri Popejoy answered:
Westside? Try Muktnomah, East try Hawthorne, Irvington, Laurelhurst or RoseCity. Really depends on your pricerange.
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Sun Aug 12, 2012
Eric Steindler answered:
Realtors can't really answer that question- it would be discriminatory for us to have that conversation. Perhaps talk to people you know in the Portland LBGT community and they can point you in the right direction. ... more
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Mon Sep 24, 2012
The Stephen FitzMaurice Team answered:
University Park couldn't be much hotter right now. Multiple offers are almost the norm. Zillow is predicting a 4% increase in Portland home values in 2013. It isn't a mistake to sell if you turn around and buy at the same time, in the same market conditions. You can find a great deal in Clackamas this year, that is for sure. ... more
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Wed Aug 8, 2012
Randy Ziganti answered:
Absolutely not. If you can keep paying your mortgage you should. Now banks will still consider you for a short sale. Also you could qualify for a loan modification and your credit will not be damaged as severely. ... more
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Mon Nov 27, 2017
Tom Inglesby answered:
The low prices for homes we are just turning the corner after most homes dropped 30% commute to work is easy and you can go by bike. Ski and surf in less than 2 hours. Younger population high tech 20-30 year olds. No sales tax. Live close to work safe area greater Portland area. Heathly life style people are in shape weather is great all year not to hot or cold grow your own garden. I love it here. To inglesby ... more
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Mon Sep 24, 2012
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Laura Feghali answered:
Hello Gerald,
Trulia is not the best authority when it comes to a property's value as they are not representing homes only in your area but throughout the country. They base their home value estimates from tax and public records they obtain.

A local real estate agent in your location can give you a more accurate estimation on what the home is worth based on recently sold homes in that neighborhood. Those recent sales are the best indication of what the property may be worth. If you are financing then an appraiser from your lender will also give you a better understanding of the property's value.

Hope this is helpful and good luck on your home purchase!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Mon Jul 23, 2012
Marc DeSantis answered:
Portland is a great city. I'm biased because I live here, but I believe it's the perfect size of city. It's urban, but not overly populated with mass traffic issues that Seattle has. The scenic Columbia Gorge is within an hour, as is Mt. Hood. Forest Park with it's hiking and mountain bike trails is amazing and huge. Portland is known to have the best beer in the world and has many craft breweries in town. We are also famous for our coffee, specifically Stumptown. Many foodies regard Portland as a great haven for food. Several restaurants use local, organic ingredients and food carts are currently a big hit in town. Pearl District in the heart of downtown has many nice high rise condos and the new South Waterfront on the Wilamette River has many new beautiful condos. Consult some local Portland realtors for specific properties that have the best bang for your buck. Feel free to call or email me for some realtor recommendations. I have some great partners in town. ... more
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Thu Jul 19, 2012
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Wed Aug 1, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hey Sam,

Please email us directly with the link and we would be happy to help you,

Is there anything else I can help you with?

Ali, Community Manager
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Thu Jul 19, 2012
Rodney Erickson answered:
What's your address? I do not rent properties so I do not know how your home got on my website. I will look into when you send me your address.
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Mon Jul 16, 2012
Lynda Jeffers answered:
Sorry I do not handle rentals, only buying and selling of real estate. Have you tried Craigslist - they seem to have all the rentals posted.
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Fri Jan 18, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
If that is the case, then your LISTING PRICE is too high;
I would assume that your Realtor has told you this;
Please believe him.

Good luck and may God bless
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Wed Jul 11, 2012
Ridgeview Terrace answered:
We have several complexes that take section 8. What area are you looking to live in?
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
Most luxury home owners prefer not to have open houses to keep people who are not quailified from entering their home. Luxury buyers prefer private showings where the focus is on them and they have the full attention of the agent to ask questions and look as they please without being rushed and without people just looking to see the inside of a big home be in the way. There are safety issues involved with luxury homes that are higher than an average home. ... more
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Hatch Homes Group answered:
This listing has been cancelled and it is in the foreclosure process HOA dues are $243/month.
The HOA is in litigathion and conventional financing will not be possible.
Do you need a loan? Are you looking for a good buy for yourself to live in or for an investment? We can help you.
Best regards
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Wed Mar 6, 2013
HLR answered:
Not sure what you won, if house was uninhabital, the builder should of paid off your Mortgage, or you should of with the money you received. County inspectors missed the problems too, so they too should be on the line for a problem, then of course the lender made a loan on this property with an appraisal that missed the problems, and the home inspector, if one was used, even on a new home there should be a home inspection. It's a matter of checks everything out.

You see the problems, now should you get a new mortgage, will the process allows after two years of a foreclosure with FHA, but you will have to wait it out as your credit was damaged with the foreclosure no matter the reason.

Best to you.

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Sun Aug 19, 2012
Ruth Velez answered:
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