One of the basic needs of humans is to have a shelter for safety, privacy and warmth. With the challenges in the economy of the United States, the government sees to it that their citizens would still be able to have a chance to have their own house. Private institutions and websites work hand in hand with a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to help Americans be aware of how to get an FHA loan.
Hard to believe that somebody would build on the the lot on this corner due to the steepness of the slope. It would take almost a half-century but a single family home sits on the SW Montgomery Drive site just below where it meets SW Vista (beyond railing at top). It looks like Montgomery was getting the forms removed from its first paving job.
There's nothing particularly historic about this photo but it's a classic mid-century American scene. If these two kids were standing here today, they'd be in their 60s and standing in the Rose Garden/Memorial Coliseum parking lot. Neither Cherry Street, nor Ross Avenue, just a house away to the right, exist today. This home had some nice stained glass and woodworking details to give it a little extra style.
Why not? In this fast-paced society, everything’s hyped. And because everyone’s just so busy, people tend to buy in and overlook investment opportunities—like in home buying. The very home you plan to buy can turn into an investment fortune in so many ways. One thing people fail to notice is foreclosures.
Foreclosures are properties that have been used as securities for debts that have not been settled before deadlines.
For decades, when home buyers were discussing the terms of their mortgage, it was generally understood that it would be paid off in 30 years. But a couple of decades ago, buyers started hearing about the option of a 15-year mortgage. The allure of the shorter term mortgage is obvious: Shorter terms means you pay less interest.
Be on the lookout for any erroneously reported information in your credit report. Taking some do-it-yourself tips might not offer a quick fix for your credit, but it can be a great way to make those changes which will benefit your long-term financial health. Here are some tips for doing so. Tips For Making Credit Repair Simple And Quick
Locked OutThe Oregonian’s Brad Schmidt spent months analyzing data and interviewing experts for this series on the failure of local governments and agencies to fulfill a fundamental goal of the nation's 44-year-old Fair Housing Act: to give everyone, regardless of color, a fair shot at living in a decent neighborhood.
There is a lot of good detail to pick out of this 1937 photo, especially if you're an automobile fan. This view looks northwest on Foster where it curves to meet 50th Avenue at Powell Blvd. Fast food restaurants dominate most of the intersection today.
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According to the EPA, 10 percent of homes in the U.S. have leaks that waste 90 or more gallons of water day. Toilets are one of the most common culprits – and also one of the easiest to detect and fix. Oftentimes, the most common problem is a worn flapper valve that needs to be replaced.
Fairley's Pharmacy is still on NE Sandy Blvd. at 72nd Avenue more than 70 years after this 1940 photo. Soda fountains were once a staple of American drug stores, and Fairley's still advertises one on their sign. Is it still in fact there? This photo looks west on Sandy.
In honor of Nurses week, we want to make you all aware of the Homes for Heroes Program,and how it can help you buy, sell or refinance a home at discounted costs.
This specialty program reduces the red tape, that extra paperwork and so many of the out-of-pocket costs often associated with home mortgage financing programs.
For anyone with a career in a Nursing related field, this program will eliminate on every mortgage the Loan; the Origination Fee and the Loan Processing Fee; you will also be eligible for rewards from the…