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Mon Jun 16, 2014
Michael Cheng answered:
You should check with a real estate attorney on local laws that govern this situation. In some areas, if you allow your neighbor to encroach on your property for 5 years straight, then that part of the property becomes his.

One option is to create an easement for your neighbor. This way, you're granting him the right to use the strip of land but not transferring the right of ownership to him.

A more formal option is to perform a lot line adjustment. You'll need to get a surveyor to generate a new plat map and record the new lot line with the county. The cost for both will probably run you about $5-10K. This keeps the property lines clear and doesn't present any complications on any future sales.
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Eric Steindler answered:
you can research neighborhood crime stats on Just type in and address and it will give crime stats per the neighborhood.
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Thu Dec 18, 2014
Adam Zagel answered:
An attorney like Richard Mario at Buckley law offices would be your best approach.
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Wed May 15, 2013
Valorie Bonner answered:
Hi Kntryangel,
It would help to know where you will be working; for example on the east side of town or on the west side. On the west side I would recommend west Beaverton or Hillsboro for acreage and that great country feel. For smaller class sizes, I would pin the area down a little more and also consider the school's overall rating. Let me know if I can show you some properties when you are in town :)
Val Bonner
Keller Williams Realty Professionals
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Tom Inglesby answered:
The price point you are at on the east side of town will not get you what you can get in beaverton. Our market is tight on rentals so if you are moving by march you need to find a place now. In Portland you have to go to the,school in your area, but you are a few years from starting grade school. I think you will be surprised how expensive those three very trendy areas are to live and they are in high demand. Good luck. Tom inglesby, broker remax equity group. ... more
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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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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 Apr 15, 2012
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Wed Nov 23, 2011
Joyce Zilai answered:
Probably Laurelhurst. Older homes, the park, good walkability, a fair number of small businessess and definitely a neighborhood feel. Of course it doesn't have the brownstones or the Brooklyn Bridge. ... more
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Sat Mar 12, 2011
Dave Sutton answered:
You have it on Trulia already. Click on the "Advice" tab, and then either leave both the keyword and location fields blank and click "search", which has the advantage of showing you the most popular questions, or you can enter a key word or location to narrow it down.

Personally I have answered more than 500 questions on Trulia and they just seem to keep coming. Good luck with the publication. Is it a "paper" paper or an "e-paper"?

I asked because I just learned that nine of the top ten NY Times best sellers have sold more than 50% of total sales as e-books.
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Fri Mar 4, 2011
Jewel Stockli answered:
That depends on the type of neighborhood you are looking for and if you are looking at lofts, condos, or detached homes. Please tell me what you'd like to have in a home? The Pearl is nice for the public transportation, shopping, cultural central, very trendy. Call anytime 503-936-2432 -Jewel K Stockli, Real Estate Broker, Prudential NW Properties ... more
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Tue Feb 8, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are not familiar with the area, do consider a visit or two, and familiarize yourself with all Portland, and it's surroundings has to offer--then make a determination as to where your comfort level will best be reached. ... more
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Sat Dec 18, 2010
Anita Desilva answered:
I do use a photographer and I appreciate their work.

Best wishes and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Sun Feb 20, 2011
Marvin Von Renchler answered:
Who wrote the contract? From what source does it originate? Did you buy it in a store or get an Realtor(c) type from a real estate person? Do a google or search for "real estate attorney portland". In 31 years Ive never needed one versed in real estate so dont know any, knock on wood. I can give more but limited advice once I know the contract source and who put it together. Im not an attorney. ... more
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Tue Jun 11, 2013
Thesa Chambers answered:
I would call Chris Blattner (503) 417-0515 his email is he is a good guy and is right on top of things.
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Tue Apr 17, 2012
Lana Lavenbarg answered:
Lvgal - you can check with local lenders- make sure they know about your discharge and see if they can get the mortgage for you - since the discharge is in place - they may be able to make it happen. Check right away and good luck in your endeavors! ... more
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Fri Mar 13, 2015
Nathan Neubauer answered:
Also, probably has to do with pets. Portland is very dog friendly.

However, Portland doesn't have as many golf courses as your used to. Get it in while you can....

Nathan Neubauer, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Barbara Sue Seal Properties
503-929-3782 mobile
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Mon Mar 29, 2010
Dirk Knudsen and Kirra Krussman answered:
Ok Krista. Low taxes, good transportation, low crime, walk to shops, access to the freeway, health clubs, night clubs, wetland trails, and other fun stuff can all be found in the following areas:

In the City:

Definitely NW Portland close in between the 405 Freeway and NW 25th street. For a true urban living experience this can not be beat.

In the Suburbs in Order of where I would go:

Bethany Village area: 7 miles to Downtown PDX. Close to Nike, Columbia Sports Wear, Intel. Tons of Parks and shops and the entire area is connected through walking and bike trails. Great Health clubs, a few good restaurants. Out of the Traffic grid. Right at the base of the Tualatin Mountains with access to Forest Park trails. Enhanced Sheriffs Patrol area with very LOW crime. Very YUPPIE Country Club nice feel. Good place to set up camp if you are just getting started.

Tanasbourne area in the High tech Corridor about 10 miles West of PDX has it all.

Orenco Station. Very Cool and pedestrian and light rail friendly: About 12 miles west of town. This area won the best new home community in America three times in a row and there are good choices of apartments, lofts, and homes for rent.

Lake Oswego Old Town: Most affluent area but really cool. Very Country Club with lots of stores and shops and all of the "beautiful people" of course.

Murray Hill. In the Beaverton area.

These are a few.

Use Craigslist in PDX for Rentals. There are a ton on there and lots of people here use it.

Krista this must be a very exciting time in life for you. Jobs may ultimately determine where you guys end up. I wish you all the best in all your endeavors and if you ever need to talk through things just give me a ring at 503-799-8383. I have been here my whole life and lived all around!

best wishes;

Dirk T Knudsen
Re/Max Hall of Fame
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Sat Jun 6, 2009
David Chamberlain answered:
Contact the local board of realtors, any local broker will have the number.
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Mon Aug 23, 2010
Jean Pritchard answered:
I have experience with lot purchase, and helping developers with putting togeher projects. I would be interested in sitting down to talk about your needs/wants.

Jean Pritchard
Principal Broker,
John L Scott PTL
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