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Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
Is the Cully neighborhood (NE PDX) on the upswing or downswing in terms of real estate? is now a good time to sell? Prices in Concordia
Prices are down in both neighborhoods in the last six months. When the market first started going down the best neighborhoods were not affected, but that time is past. The entire Port ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 19, 2010 Home Selling in Portland
Alia Marie H…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Alia Marie Hazen answered:
Need help: Buyer can't close on our home because the buyer of their home is having trouble...
As many of the other agents said -- you need to do what is best for you. A very complicated and troubled part of this current market is financing for buyer's. To add to it conti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 2, 2010 Home Selling in 97232
Kevin Sucher, Real Estate Pro in 97229
Kevin Sucher answered:
I know that none of you have a crystal ball on your desks..
Caroline,

Basically our market is at 2004 prices and I don’t think we have found the bottom yet. I understand your dilemma and frustrations. However the market is what it is a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 1, 2010 Home Selling in Portland
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
Is the market really picking up again toward the end of May?
RMLS Portland is the best source of market information. Official statistics are always about a month behind, they have to compile data. I recommend you sign up for the monthly reports ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 29, 2010 Home Selling in 97219
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
Is it cost effective to take out carpeting and replacing with wood floors?
It depends on your home. If it is an older home I would definitely say yes. In general I've found most people in Oregon prefer wood floors in the main living areas, though many s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 26, 2010 Home Selling in Portland
Marge Bare, Real Estate Pro in 97218
Marge Bare answered:
My listing, 17240 NE Couch Street in Oregon is not coming up when I search for it. Please help!
10024708 I found it by searching the address> i don't see anything that would keep it from coming up on a search. I also searched by price and it came up fine, so not sure why ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 16, 2010 Home Selling in Portland
Gabriel Palo…, Real Estate Pro in Pompano Beach, FL
Gabriel Palotas answered:
I am an architect. What is the best way to sell / list my single family and multi-family residential designs?
Brannon,
I would contact a number of local builders and get an estimate for the cost of construction for each elevation and plan.
As an investor and broker in Florida I would be int ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 11, 2010 Home Selling in Portland
Brian Porter, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Brian Porter answered:
Is (close in) South East Portland a buyer's market?
Congratulations on getting multiple offers. I hope you didn't underprice the house. The close in neighborhoods are still in high demand, and houses that are in pristine condition ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 7, 2010 Home Selling in Portland
Dirk Knudsen, Real Estate Pro in 97124
Dirk Knudsen answered:
Why do the postlet syndications not all come thru?
Well in our case we had signed up for a few different services and ways to post to sites like Trulia. Postlets is ok...not the best service in my opinion. Like anything you are going ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 22, 2010 Home Selling in Portland
Mary Englund, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Mary Englund answered:
We have a vacation home at the beach and want to sell that property and buy a small home in Portland area. Can we use the new home as a rental ?
HelenK,

Carla's answer below is a good one. As Brokers we don't have the expertise you necessarily need. If your vacation home hasn't been rented, a 1031 exchange is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 10, 2010 Home Selling in Portland
James Adair, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
James Adair answered:
prediction for property values for south tabor area of portland oregon 2010
well... all I can say as a resident of close in SE Portland for the last 10 years and a real estate investor and professional for the last 7: South Tabor will likely be one of the bette ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 19, 2009 Home Selling in Portland
Aaron Majors, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Aaron Majors answered:
I want to sell my home in Westmoreland. Any suggestions on a good broker?
Hi Maulin,

I just wrote a blog on activerain about interviewing agents. It's a great place to start.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/1338794/best-realtor-or-real-estate-agen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 21, 2009 Home Selling in Portland
Aaron Majors, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Aaron Majors answered:
Does a home sell faster when there are open houses scheduled regularly? How often should you have open houses?
Hi Michael,

Good Question. I concur with most these agents. Price and location sells a home from my experience. However i don't think that means an agent shouldn't do any o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 30, 2009 Home Selling in 97202
., Other/Just Looking in Portland, OR
. answered:
The $3.3 trillion hole, what is your personal experience in Portland?
Based on the very high unemployment rate in the metro area it's hard to believe that the number of defaults won't continue to rise and as a result prices are destined to continue to dec ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Aug 3, 2009 Home Selling in Portland
Jewel Robins…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Jewel Robinson answered:
Is it reqiured by law to disclose that a property is part of a probate that must go through the court?
The impact of the disclosure of probate could have minimum affect on the marketability of the home. A buyer might think that escrow take more than the average 45 days (in today's market ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 19, 2009 Home Selling in 97202
Janeese Jack…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Janeese Jackson answered:
How does one tell if their agent is doing an effective job selling their property? Is it enough to just list?
Michael,
When your agent listed your home they should have presented a marketing plan for the sale of your property. With over 90% of buyers starting their search for their next home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 5, 2009 Home Selling in 97202
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
How can one estimate the time it will take to sell a home?
Check the comps and go out and preview what has sold in your area. Compare not with what is for sale but look at homes that have sold with in 1/2 mile and in the same school district in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 5, 2009 Home Selling in 97202
Lesley Barnes, Real Estate Pro in 97229
Lesley Barnes answered:
We've been on the market for just four weeks and we just got three offers. None were near our asking price.
Thank you for all of your opinions and advice. The highest and best comparable is $490,000. Papers are signed and it officially closes this week. No law was broken. The homeowner shared ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 17, 2009 Home Selling in Portland
Grace Morioka, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka answered:
Question regarding condo ownership changes, and common areas and rules etc.
Hello Madison and thanks for your question/post.

So, let me make certain that I have all of the facts. You are the owner of a 2 unit condominium homeowners association, where you we ... more
3 votes Share Flag Tue May 5, 2009 Home Selling in 97212
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Keith Sorem answered:
I don't want to SELL! The buyer purchased with a contingency that they sell their home by 5/8/09. What is?
Sean
I am curious why you are posting this question on Trulia. Why not ask your Realtor?
The truth is that in complex transactions everything should be in writing, and what is in wri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 4, 2009 Home Selling in Portland
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