Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,Bend- OR http://www.zillow.com/advice/Bend-OR/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Closing costs 97701 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Closing-costs-97701/560972/ For zip 97701, sales price 300K-500K, all answers as a % (number or range) of sales price:<br/>-- What are buyer's closing costs? Assume a 0 points loan.<br/>-- What are seller's closing costs (excluding realtor fees)?<br/>-- What are property taxes?<br/>-- What is annual property insurance? Thank you.<br/>&nbsp;<br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>3 replies Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Closing-costs-97701/560972/ 2014-09-28T18:11:00Z Why is Zillow's aerial photo of Northwest Crossing in Bend, Oregon, over 2 years out of date? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-is-Zillow%27s-aerial-photo-of-Northwest-Crossing-in-Bend-Oregon-over-2-years-out-of-date/557271/ 1 reply Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-is-Zillow%27s-aerial-photo-of-Northwest-Crossing-in-Bend-Oregon-over-2-years-out-of-date/557271/ 2014-08-30T21:06:00Z Zillow values off by over 80k http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-values-off-by-over-80k/556282/ Close on Property 55555 Sun Street Bend,Or. 97707 on 8/28/14<br/>Property appraised for Over $80,000.00 (VA APPRAISAL) and was purchased by me for around $200,000. That's a difference that deserves me to inquire. It was last purchased 17 yrs ago for $170,000.00. Its a steal at $200k<br \><br \>4 replies Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-values-off-by-over-80k/556282/ 2014-08-24T17:26:00Z How much would it cost per square foot to build a custom home in Bend, OR? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-it-cost-per-square-foot-to-build-a-custom-home-in-Bend-OR/541390/ 3 replies Mon, 19 May 2014 01:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-much-would-it-cost-per-square-foot-to-build-a-custom-home-in-Bend-OR/541390/ 2014-05-19T01:17:00Z can I offer to buy all included appliances (personal property) in a separate cash transaction? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-I-offer-to-buy-all-included-appliances-personal-property-in-a-separate-cash-transaction/536249/ I would like to buy all included appliances in my upcoming home purchase in a separate cash transaction to avoid the higher property tax valuation that would come from the higher real estate purchase price if appliances (an other included "personal property" for that matter) were included in the sale price of the home.&nbsp; Is this legal?&nbsp; Is it a good idea?<br \><br \>5 replies Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-I-offer-to-buy-all-included-appliances-personal-property-in-a-separate-cash-transaction/536249/ 2014-04-13T14:31:00Z How common is it for sellers to pay closing costs? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-common-is-it-for-sellers-to-pay-closing-costs/487132/ <p>We would like to ask that the seller pay closing costs when we buy our first home in June or July. How common it is for sellers to agree to pay closing costs in Oregon, and in general? If the seller is a bank (such as in a forclosure, or a shortsale) would it be possible to have the seller pay closing costs? I think that our closing costs will be somewhere between $5000 and $10,000. We are looking for a home between $100K and $200K and will probably use an FHA loan. I understand that the selling price is usually bumped up to compensate the seller paying closing costs, and this is all worked out during the negotiation phase?</p><br \><br \>8 replies Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-common-is-it-for-sellers-to-pay-closing-costs/487132/ 2013-04-09T21:17:00Z The house I am looking at has a separate living unit on property that was built without permit. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-house-I-am-looking-at-has-a-separate-living-unit-on-property-that-was-built-without-permit/523257/ &nbsp;The structure is a one bedroom unit with garage that is completely separate from main house. What are my options or should I ask owner to have separate unit inspected and verified as part of possible offer?<br \><br \>3 replies Sat, 04 Jan 2014 06:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-house-I-am-looking-at-has-a-separate-living-unit-on-property-that-was-built-without-permit/523257/ 2014-01-04T06:47:00Z How can I find the current value of my home ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-find-the-current-value-of-my-home/416727/ 7 replies Thu, 22 Sep 2011 23:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-find-the-current-value-of-my-home/416727/ 2011-09-22T23:08:00Z average cost of remodel in sunriver oregon http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/average-cost-of-remodel-in-sunriver-oregon/519157/ 0 replies Sat, 16 Nov 2013 02:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/average-cost-of-remodel-in-sunriver-oregon/519157/ 2013-11-16T02:51:00Z What are the pros and cons of buying a manufactured home in an upscale park? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-pros-and-cons-of-buying-a-manufactured-home-in-an-upscale-park/500636/ 2 replies Sun, 07 Jul 2013 01:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-pros-and-cons-of-buying-a-manufactured-home-in-an-upscale-park/500636/ 2013-07-07T01:12:00Z Is it possible to get an appliance warranty when buying a house? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-to-get-an-appliance-warranty-when-buying-a-house/487194/ My parents in law recommended that we negotiate for a warranty on the appliances in the house when we buy. They said that included in their purchase was a 1 year warranty that covered things like kitchen appliances, the water heater, the furnace, etc (what was included with the house when they bought it). What is this type of warranty called, is it common, and how would you get one? This was not a new home, I think it was built in the 90's, and they bought it in 2007. It sounds like the seller paid for it, but I may be incorrect.<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 10 Apr 2013 04:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-to-get-an-appliance-warranty-when-buying-a-house/487194/ 2013-04-10T04:36:00Z What can I do to get more (or better) quotes for my loan request ZR-VQZBQSY? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-VQZBQSY/485134/ 1 reply Thu, 28 Mar 2013 03:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-can-I-do-to-get-more-or-better-quotes-for-my-loan-request-ZR-VQZBQSY/485134/ 2013-03-28T03:04:00Z how do I get information of buying a house at auction in Bend Oregon http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-get-information-of-buying-a-house-at-auction-in-Bend-Oregon/461977/ I have looked at the listings and would like to educate myself on the process of buying a house at auction.&nbsp; We would be able to purchase 1 or 2 homes for either resale or rentals at the auction bid price listed.&nbsp; How often do homes sell for the min bid and if auction homes typically go for more what is rule of thumb for making correct offer.&nbsp; How do I do research to look for leins etc against the home?<br \><br \>5 replies Sat, 29 Sep 2012 19:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-get-information-of-buying-a-house-at-auction-in-Bend-Oregon/461977/ 2012-09-29T19:36:00Z what homes are for sale in snowberry village Bend OR 97701 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-homes-are-for-sale-in-snowberry-village-Bend-OR-97701/414458/ 2 replies Mon, 05 Sep 2011 23:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-homes-are-for-sale-in-snowberry-village-Bend-OR-97701/414458/ 2011-09-05T23:29:00Z How do I find out the 2012 assessed value of "house tax" on a new construction home (completed few http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-out-the-2012-assessed-value-of-house-tax-on-a-new-construction-home-completed-few/464465/ <p>How do I find out the 2012 assessed value of "house tax" on a new construction home&nbsp; (completed few days before closing day) in Texas?</p><p>&nbsp;The tax bill has not come out yet, however the MUD/LID have become payable by the builder. What should the builder owe to me as a credit on closing? Who pays the tax bill in Dec 2012?</p><p>I would really appriciate some help! Thanks!</p><br \><br \>2 replies Wed, 17 Oct 2012 05:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-find-out-the-2012-assessed-value-of-house-tax-on-a-new-construction-home-completed-few/464465/ 2012-10-17T05:13:00Z Not much inventory in Bend http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Not-much-inventory-in-Bend/452901/ Inventory is down in Bend. If you're thinking of selling, now may be the time. There are currently only 27 homes on the market for under $150,000 in Bend (for stick built homes, excluding manufactured homes, townhomes, and condos).&nbsp; In the same price range there are 127 Pending sales and 20 more short sales that have offers on them.&nbsp; If you own a home in this price range and are thinking about selling, now may be the time.<br/><br/><br/><br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 27 Jul 2012 14:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Not-much-inventory-in-Bend/452901/ 2012-07-27T14:40:00Z When I do a search for sold homes up to 36 months, only the past year shows up. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-I-do-a-search-for-sold-homes-up-to-36-months-only-the-past-year-shows-up/433507/ I would like to see the sold prices of homes in the past 36 months. &nbsp;However, when I search by sold homes for 36 months, only the past year sold homes show up.<br/><br/>How do I search for sold homes in the past 36 months?<br \><br \>5 replies Thu, 01 Mar 2012 08:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-I-do-a-search-for-sold-homes-up-to-36-months-only-the-past-year-shows-up/433507/ 2012-03-01T08:46:00Z Is it possible to search an area (ie zipcode) by dollar per square foot ($/sq ft)? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-to-search-an-area-ie-zipcode-by-dollar-per-square-foot-sq-ft/433561/ 1 reply Thu, 01 Mar 2012 18:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-possible-to-search-an-area-ie-zipcode-by-dollar-per-square-foot-sq-ft/433561/ 2012-03-01T18:38:00Z A buy side agent in Central Oregon http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/A-buy-side-agent-in-Central-Oregon/382425/ The seller always pays the commission, so why not use an agent to protect yourself, as the buyer. If you are looking for an agent to show you available homes in Central Oregon, that will protect your rights and walk you through the buying process, we are here to help! Give us a call [Contact info removed by moderator] or visit our website: [Link removed by moderator]<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 25 Jan 2011 01:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/A-buy-side-agent-in-Central-Oregon/382425/ 2011-01-25T01:58:00Z Where do we start, 1st timers, good job/rental history, credit so-so , little or no $ for down pmt http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-do-we-start-1st-timers-good-job-rental-history-credit-so-so-little-or-no-for-down-pmt/363447/ Our landlord is losing his primary residence and after 14 years, has informed us that we may have to move. We are a family of four and have not good/not bad credit and have not been saving for a down payment. Is now a good time to buy? The market is super low now so prices are great but I think maybe banks are probably feeling a bit stingy. Where do we start? A real estate agent? Our bank? A random mortgage person? Online (already tried Lending Tree, they said no)? Looking for ideas as to where first-time buyers can get help with this process.<br \><br \>12 replies Tue, 24 Aug 2010 03:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-do-we-start-1st-timers-good-job-rental-history-credit-so-so-little-or-no-for-down-pmt/363447/ 2010-08-24T03:52:00Z