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Jake Gander wrote:

Why is my home value dropping in my neighborhood, but no other homes are?

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Information in Zillow comes from various sources, including the county and user entered data. Sometimes the information is incorrect or outdated. You should claim your property in Zillow and update the property information.
June 15 2012
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For Those That Have Not Been To The Brookings,Or are here is what it looks like

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Beautiful! One of my favorite places on the Oregon Coast to visit!
June 15 2012
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My house was assessed becuase we are refinancing, how does that value differ from what you would put

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The appraisal for your house takes into account the specific charm of your home, things that zillow would not be able to tell.
June 15 2012
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How long does it typicly take to find and purchase a home?

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Many landlords will allow you to go month to month at the end of your lease. With that said, interest rates are historically low and now could be the best time to purchase a home. If you are thinking of purchasing a home, I would suggest you start looking now. It is hard to say how long it will take for you to purchase a home. I know a couple that started looking for a house in January, and still have not closed. I know another guy that started looking, offered and closed the transaction within 3 weeks. Every transaction and every buyer is different. A bank owned property can close quickly once an offer is accepted, but a short sale, which requires approval of the seller's lender, could take months to even receive a response.Best of luck!!
June 07 2012
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How do you find out who is the true owner of a property?

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Your best bet is the County Recorder's Office.
June 07 2012
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We are first time home buyers in our twenties ad we want to buy a foreclosure. How do we start?

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The first step would definately be to talk to a mortgage lender. Sounds like your credit score is excellent (cheers to that!), and a mortgage lender will be able to tell you what amount of loan you will qualify for based upon your income. As another poster indicated, you will need to claim your tip income in order to use it to qualify for a loan.Once you know the amount you qualify for, you will need to determine how much you are comfortable paying each month. The best deals are not necessarily foreclosures. These properties, are often times priced below the market and many times receive multiple offers, which can start a bidding war. This can be case with short sales as well. The key is to determine your budget and stick to it! Best of luck!
June 07 2012
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