Know Your Real Estate Disclosure Laws Before You Sell Your Home

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Know Your Real Estate Disclosure Laws Before Selling Your Home

When deciding to sell a piece of Scottsdale real estate, there are certain things you must disclose about the property to the buyer before the sale can go through.

Disclosure laws are put in place to protect the buyer from unknowingly purchasing defective property. Not disclosing certain information about the property can jeopardize the sale, or worse, invite a lawsuit.

This has become more of an issue lately as some sellers are tempted to gloss over deficiencies in the home they are selling in order to try to get a higher sales price.  In fact, a recent poll of real estate agents showed that 75% of agents ranked non-disclosure among the “top three current and future issues.”

What You May Need To Disclose

The main items that need to be disclosed are any defects with the home. This includes, but is not limited to, plumbing problems, water leaks, cracks in…

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10th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park, June 1st

Buckman Voice

We were recently contacted by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship of Portland, who wanted to tell us about their 10th annual Buddhist Festival, taking place in Colonel Summers park on Saturday, June 1st. Read on for details.

You Are Here
Navigating the Way
10th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park
Saturday, June 1, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 4:30 pm
Colonel Summers Park
SE 17th and Taylor, Portland, Oregon

CONTACT: Heidi Enji Hoogstra

Dharma Talk and Panel Discussion on the Theme of
You Are Here
Washing the Baby Buddha Ceremony
Activities for Children
Tabling by Buddhist Communities
Food carts
Sales of Buddhist meditation supplies and imports

The place to be on June 1st is right here, the 10th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park in Portland. You are Here. You could be nowhere but Here. Awareness of being just here, however, takes some practice, and Buddhists of…

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SG27: Buyer looking for New Home in Portland Oregon.

Oregon Real Estate Wanted


Status:  NOT Active

Buyer  SG27

Price:  $300,000 to $600,000

Type: Residential Properties Only

Size :   1800  Square Feet or Larger

Bed:   3 Bedrooms or More

Bath: 2  Bathroom or more

Lot Size:  Buyer is open to lot size..   Buyer does like to garden and spend time with family and friends in a well managed yard.

Style: Open, buyer will consider a wide range of home styles.


Well  qualified buyer with funds for down payment.   Buyer has been pre qualified for a mortgage by their Credit Union.  


In process.


All close in Portland Neighborhoods.   Northeast, Southeast, Northwest, Southwest buyers are open minded to all of these areas.

Must Haves:

Property must be zoned residential.

Single Family

Will Not Consider:

Will not  consider commercially zoned properties.

If you have a home or property you feel this buyer might…

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Deadline for Cheapest FHA Loans is Here!

Ask Carolyn Warren

house in country Heads up! May 24 is the deadline for applying the cheapest FHA loan. An FHA loan is commonly called a First-Time Home Buyer’s loan, because the down payment requirement is only 3.5% of the purchase price. You do not have to be a first time home buyer to qualify for the loan, but you do need to live in the house as your primary residence for at least one year. This is not a loan for investors. The loan is backed by the Federal Housing Administration, and you may obtain the loan through any bank or mortgage lender that is licensed with the FHA. (Most lenders are.)

The reason I am calling May 24 the deadline for applying is because the private mortgage insurance fee increases on June 3rd. In order to make the June 3rd deadline, your loan file must have an FHA case number by that date…

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