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Sat Jun 11, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider asking your caseworker for a list of available rentals, check with local realty offices, check local print media for owner rentals, word of mouth, etc. ... more
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Mon May 12, 2014
Rachel Bradley answered:
Did you purchase a home warranty? If you did, it might cover it depending on the type of warranty purchased. If you don't have a home warranty the best advice is to contact a lawyer who is knowledgeable about real estate. ... more
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Thu Jun 2, 2011
Craig Loughridge answered:
The answers to your questions depend on a number of factors including what "bank" owns the property, what kind of financing is provided for by your accepted offer, how many other offers the bank has for the property, and how quickly the bank wants or needs to sell the property. The best place to get a more definitive answer is from your agent. If you don't have one, I would strongly recommend getting one.

Best Wishes... Craig
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Fri Feb 10, 2012
Gregorio Denny answered:
So you got a modification already and now you want a modification of the modification with a bonus principal reduction?

I suppose one can always ask. My daughter asked for a live pony for Christmas last year... it didn't work out so well for her. ... more
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Thu May 12, 2011
Michael Babbitt answered:
West Linn is almost always a good investment, and the house you are looking at seems to be priced well. I205 will more than likely be an issue in reselling, meaning that it just might take a little longer to sell than if it wasn't next to the freeway, but I would be surprised if you lost money on it. The noise can be annoying when outside, but you probably wouldn't notice it much while inside. ... more
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Sat Jul 14, 2012
Craig Loughridge answered:
Probably not. Most home sellers make up what they save in commission with an increased price at closing. The other down side is, if you're looking at losing money, you may need a short sale expert to help make sure you don't get taken advantage of.

Best of luck!
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Fri Jul 13, 2012
Marie Souza Team answered:
Hi Peter - It's always about the location! Contact your local Real Estate Agent to find out what is happening in the single family vs. condo market in your area. They will be able to tell you what's "hot" as a long term investment!
Good luck!
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Thu Apr 7, 2011
HLR answered:
SFR hold their value better than condo's, and you don't have to deal with HOA, and their dues when the units are vacant.

Now for affordable, it depends. But I would say where homes are in demand are the College towns, and Cities. Where other markets are declining, these places are holding values as well rents are higher. Just general information for you.

Sure the brokers and agents will have their ideas on their locations to get your business.

Best to you.

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Wed Sep 4, 2013
Scott Galloway answered:
There used to be! however, about 6 years ago the owner sold out and now it's all "houses" There was one in Tualatin next door... but, same thing. This area is very popular, therefore land values tend to rise. ... more
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Thu Aug 1, 2013
Martha Dodd-Slippy, GRI, ABR, SRES, SRS, SFR, VA & NC Broker answered:
Your credit score needs to be much higher to purchase a home. The price of the property is not the issue, but the credit score is. There are 4 different typse of manufactured homes, and to find a lending institution to finance a used manufactured home is very difficult. The modular is the easiest of the manufactured homes, but not with a low credit score. Contact a local mortgage officer and he/she will assist you with guidance on how to improve your score. It may take a year, but you didn't get it down to that score overnight. Good luck. Martha Dodd-Slippy, GRI, ABR, SRES, SRS, SFR, NC and VA Associate Broker, Wilkie Real Estate, Inc. Cell: 434-604-4444. ... more
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Mon Jan 24, 2011
Eli Givoni-Short Sale Dept LLC answered:
Hi Jezebel,

What is your question?

Eli Givoni, Director
Short Sale Department, LLC
Serving all 50 states
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Mon May 9, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Commissions are always negotiable between you and your agent--there are no set standards as it would go against Federal Laws--in particular the Sherman Antitrust Act and Clayton Antitrust Act--therefore consider interviewing in person a few agents, or as many as needed from different realty offices, then choose the one you like best and the one who has the most to offer--choose your agent with care. Keep in mind that if two agents are involved in the transaction, the commission is shared. ... more
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Wed Dec 15, 2010
Stephanie Drag answered:

Did you import the listing yourself or did you "claim" it? After ou claim it you should be able to mae changes. Also check the MLS because that feeds to Trulia. If that doesnt work contact the help/ customer service people. I hope it works out for you!

Stephanie Drag
Realty Executives, Pequannock
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Mon Nov 29, 2010
Oggi Kashi answered:
The best advice I can offer is general. If you love the home and you "really want" it and you plan to keep it for at least five years, then bid more based on the value it offer to you and your family rather than what the current market may reflect.

Good luck.
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Mon Nov 5, 2012
Tom Inglesby answered:
I am not sure how many weddings there were but I think that people are down sizing and living smaller. The real question is how many divorces with the short sales? The market stats for Portland metro just came out for Oct and it says that the number of closed sales and new listings were the lowest in 3 years for the month of October. The area of Milwaukie Clackamas is down 6.7% from last year. The number of buyers and sellers are down everywhere. The number of buyers should be up with interest rates at 50 year lows but qualifications are much harder today and that is the reason for fewer buyers and sellers wanting what the neighbors sold for 3 years ago and they see they missed the market but they can still try anyway.

Tom Inglesby, Broker, RE/MAX Equity Group
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Tue Oct 19, 2010
Marge Bennett answered:
What do you want to do? Talk with your agent. Read your contract. Does your contract say what is included? if so, you should be able to cancel or at least get the bank to credit you for those items. Are there pictures showing the items in the home? That would help. Why is the house not secured properly so things don't get stolen? ... more
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Wed Oct 31, 2012
Kevin Olson, Jessica Laude answered:
Wow! That does sound confusing. I'm not a mortgage person, but as a Realtor I always tell my clients to ask for a fee schedule up front to compare to the other lenders. That way you know you aren't getting hosed with lender fees because you have more money available going a different route with financing. Most lenders (I like to think) are honest, but there are some that pull some odd things sometimes. Ask for the fee schedules and let them know you are comparing, just to keep everybody honest. That could save you a lot right there. Just like Realtors, there are lots of lenders and comparing fee schedules is fair to do. The ones who complain or say there is no need to compare, well, you can figure that one out. Good luck and I hope it works out well for you! ... more
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Sat Sep 18, 2010
Craig Loughridge answered:
I would be too. If the builder is having financial troubles, what's the guarantee he's going to be able to finish your home? What happens to the money you've put down, if the builder doesn't complete the job? Is his bond big enough to cover your deposit, plus all the other deposits he's taken on other jobs? What if, before your deal is complete, the bank forecloses and takes the lot? ... more
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Fri May 15, 2015
Lana Lavenbarg answered:
Oh my are in the same predicament as so many other people. Have you checked with your lender on the first to see if they will do a modification to make the payments less so that you can stay there? I do not know how much help they will be. You can't re-finance right now if your home isn't worth as much as you owe. I hope the lender will work with you...otherwise they will suggest a short sell. Which will do exactly what you dont want... ... more
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Thu Mar 11, 2010
Scott Godzyk answered:
Without having a link to the house, it is tough to know what is the correct measurements. Estimates or zestimates on the other site are just that. The square footage could be pulled from public records, tax cards or prior mls listings. Sometiomes finishe dbasements are included in square footage when it should not be, as well as osme estimates include total square footage including garages, porches etc instead of gross living space above ground, so you will get differences. As far as value, you can go to the city or town this property is located and pull a copy of the tax card to see what the assessor ha sit liste dat. good luck ... more
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