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He says this is because of all the variables that go into making a â&#x20AC;&#x153;qualified payment.â&#x20AC;? Many of these variables change with the market or with the property, like property taxes, HOA dues, mortgage insurance costs and interest rates. What most Loan Officers do is tell their home buyers and Real Estate partners a Price Range or give home buyers a ceiling which should not be crossed.

The longest part of the home buying process is shopping. It can takes weeks or even months before a home buyer locates the home they really want. So having a good understanding for homes they can financially qualify for is extremely important. However, what most home buyers and even Real Estate Agents donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand is that how much home you can afford is not based on â&#x20AC;&#x153;priceâ&#x20AC;? but on payment and how that payment affects a home buyers "Debt-To-Income."

Giving a range or limiting price based on an estimate for the taxes or interest rates is very dangerous. The Pre-Approve Me App provides home buyers and their RealtorsÂŽ with clarity of price by incorporating a custom debt-to-income Qualifier Calculator that can be used to determine if they can afford the home in real time. It will take into consideration your Loan Officer's careful consideration of debts and incomes, along with the guidelines regarding debt-to-income for that loan program.

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Dear Tracey: OREF, LLC would like to submit this letter to the editorâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;editorial .

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Highlighting those finer details is why their media team operates with Hollywood-grade cameras and equipment. But it is not enough to simply invest in modern instruments. Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in-house marketing department operates full-time, year-round, staffed by local video professionals. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been fortunate enough to hone our skills on high-end SURSHUWLHVZKHUHGHWDLOVDERXQG :LQH&RXQWU\HVWDWHVSUHVWLJLRXV lakefront properties, so forth. Every home deserves that same attention. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my privilege to make sure they get it. We use the same gear, the same people, for every listing. When we park our media van outside a cool little bungalow on the east side, sometimes weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re

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These seasoned filmmakers work closely with M Realtyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agents to ensure every one of their clients receives the care and consideration that is vital to first-rate customer service. Providing sophisticated videography and marketing materials is essential to this vision. M Realtyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marketing Director, Jeff Brooks, aptly sums up the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s philosophy: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Honoring these homes empowers our agents, which ultimately serves their clients. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what matters. Everything we do is designed to be the best customer service we can provide. So when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working with a home, no matter where it is or how many zeros are on its price tag, as far as weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re concerned, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best house in the world.â&#x20AC;?

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Subscribers, brokers and attorneys with Oregon licenses, of the Oregon Forms Library (OREF, LLC) as powered by zipLogixâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s zipFormÂŽ Plus have the opportunity to inquire about and/ or recommend forms changes to any of the 59 transactional and advisory forms in the 2014 Forms Library. Brokers are encouraged to log on to the OREF, LLC website www.orefonline.com and click on the Forms Committee link page to comment (inquire/ recommend forms changes and/or form creation) with any of the Forms Committee members. Brokers submitting comments will receive confirmation of message receipt and OREF, LLC reply with each and every broker (following the next meeting that your issue is discussed) that submits correspondence and inquiries per requested forms amendments and/or new form creation.

addressing and be specific about the question(s) you raise, as well as provide any solutions/recommendations you are providing in draft amendments to the existing language. Your clarity in what you submit provides best results/responses by the committee for possible amendments to existing forms. Note that any changes made to the existing Oregon Forms Library are advanced to the Year End development of the next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s library that is uploaded towards the end of December. Exceptions in mid-year Library amendments include administrative and statuory changes made by the Oregon Legislature and/or the Oregon Real Estate Agency. Be sure to check out all four sections of the website of www.orefonline.com for additional information and education: Forms Committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;As described above, please feel free to submit comments to the committee. Forms Changesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;View the 2014 Forms Summary to determine what changed since 2013. Electronic Formsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Enroll/renew per the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sign Upâ&#x20AC;? today. If you are a Non-Resident or Non-RealtorÂŽ member, scroll to the bottom of the page and fill out the application.

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subfloor or concrete slab making it an easy install for the do-it-yourselfer,” she adds. Installation Installing engineered flooring is similar to other wood floor installations. The product can be nailed, stapled or glued down. “Easy Click” products are also available, allowing floorboards to be snapped together and “floated” above the base floor. Engineered wood is an extremely stable install because there’s very minimal potential for gapping and cupping, which is where the wood actually buckles on the edges. The flexible construction also makes it ideal for installing on top of radiant heat systems as it’s not subject to the shrinkage that pure hardwood can undergo from being dried out by this type of heat. Design Engineered flooring comes in a wide range of wood species, from domestic maple and hickory to exotic Brazilian cherry and bamboo. Regardless of whether you live in a country cottage, suburban ranch, or contemporary condo, there is an engineered floor to suit your decorating style. In addition to the variety of woods, you can also choose engineered flooring planks in a variety of widths, ranging from 2 ¼” to 7", as well as a variety of lengths from 12" to 60". Many boxes have planks of differing sizes to keep the installation visually interesting. One of the more popular engineered wood floor finishes today is handscraped, which gives the product a worn, distressed feel reminiscent of authentic hand-planed wood floors. *Continued on page 12

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agencies in the Portland area, how do you know if you are working with a good one? That is why in 2004 the Oregon Senior Referral Agency Association (OSRAA) was founded. We are a member-based association where everyone agrees to operate their businesses according to certain ethical standards. We are vetted with Criminal History Background Checks, have been in business for at least 2 years, check Adult Protective Service complaint files and facility surveys. We offer a full service placement process including in-person assessments and tours with family members. We act as liaisons during the placement process and do follow up afterward. In most cases there is no charge for the service.

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Termite Inspectors, in order to control, based upon the credible signs of an infestation that they have observed. In addition, it will be recommended that you replace fungi-damaged wood. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to know that the cost of these repairs before you sell your home will cost you a lot less than having to do it after a Buyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inspector reveals it to the Buyer. Now that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make sense, how could it cost more afterwards, you ask? It is due to the fact that the Buyer will now want to scrutinize every little detail that the inspector might have revealed. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll wonder why you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have noticed the decaying wood and had not done anything about it; what else did you ignore, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ask themselves? How well have you maintained your home? They may wonder what else have you not maintained? A Buyer doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like the unknown. Those unknowns will cause a Buyer to ask for something which will likely be some type of price reduction and/or credit for needed repairs. Just what are some of these WDO repairs that you can expect?

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4 bdrm â&#x20AC;˘ 3.1 bth â&#x20AC;˘ 4239 sq ft 50/6 Larry & Patricia Ostrom

Brokers, Licensed in the State of Oregon

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4215 N Vancouver Ave $519,900

1004 SW Troy St $449,900

3410 N Missouri Ave $524,900

4435 NE Klickitat St $549,900

7102 NE 10th Ave $269,900

3 bdrm â&#x20AC;˘ 2.1 bth â&#x20AC;˘ 3452 sq ft 0/ Chris Guinn: 503-703-4462

4 bdrm â&#x20AC;˘ 3 bth â&#x20AC;˘ 3263 sq ft 0/ Christina Marshall: 503-970-1702

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0/ Chris Guinn: 503-703-4462

4 bdrm â&#x20AC;˘ 2 bth â&#x20AC;˘ 2966 sq ft 0/ Christina Marshall: 503-970-1702

4 bdrm â&#x20AC;˘ 1.1 bth â&#x20AC;˘ 1440 sq ft 0/ Tracey Hicks: 503-317-5834

14114 Livesay Rd $349,900

40215 McCormick Ct $265,000

223 NE Rosa Parks Way $349,900

7342 N Lombard St $359,900

NE Marine Dr $350,000

5 bdrm â&#x20AC;˘ 3.1 bth â&#x20AC;˘ 3120 sq ft 0/ Breylan Deal: 503-953-0253

3 bdrm â&#x20AC;˘ 2 bth â&#x20AC;˘ 1850 sq ft 0/ Daniela Sardo: 503-310-9127

4 bdrm â&#x20AC;˘ 2 bth â&#x20AC;˘ 3112 sq ft 0/ Tracey Hicks: 503-317-5834

1 bdrm â&#x20AC;˘ 1 bth â&#x20AC;˘ 1152 sq ft 0/ Tracey Hicks: 503-317-5834

1.38 acres 0/ Tracey Hicks: 503-317-5834

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