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Buying a Home You’ve Only Seen Online: What You Need to Know

Not only can you buy a house you’ve only seen online, as a real estate investor, you might prefer to do so, at least once you have a system in place. Buying homes online has actually been a strategy for people buying investment property for some time, particularly if said investment property is in an area not local to the investor. And with the coronavirus on the scene, more people have adopted the process as they have become used to doing business virtually, plus not physically going into homes addresses safety concerns.

Buying a home online can speed up the acquisition process, saving you time to plan your next investment opportunity. Here’s what you need to know.

Set parameters for searching

Determine the niche you want to market to for this investment property. This includes price range, home size, location, and any other parameters you deem important.

For example, your

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How to get your ballot if your home is destroyed, or you’ve been evacuated

Oregon elections officials say they are prepared to ensure that anyone who lost their home from wildfires this year will be able to get their ballots and vote by Nov. 3.



a display in a store: Ballots are being verified and processed at the Marion County Clerk's office in downtown Salem on May 20, 2020.


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Ballots are being verified and processed at the Marion County Clerk’s office in downtown Salem on May 20, 2020.

The processes in place to assist wildfire victims are the same as those used for people who are homeless or are continuous travelers, but are being scaled up in response to the destructive wildfires.

Ballots will be mailed out starting Oct. 14.

“We always have displaced people at any time, but this is, of course, a much larger group of displaced people,” Bill Burgess, Marion County clerk and president of the Oregon Association of County Clerks, said.

If you have a temporary address, the easiest way to get your ballot is to update

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