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Jennifer Pet…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Jennifer Peterson answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
First impressions are key, so exterior landscaping is great! Also, exterior painting and moss removal from roofs. For the interior I suggest at the very least fresh interior painting ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 13, 2015 Home Selling in Portland
Marvin Von R…, Real Estate Pro in Tigard, OR
Marvin Von Renchler answered:
What are some surprises that first-time buyers encounter when purchasing a home?
Lets throw the amount of paperwork into this, though its not really a big deal. For years Ive seen faces glaze over at the paperwork, lol

I think Temara is spot-on. Its not easy to f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 18, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Brandi Erski…, Real Estate Pro in Clackamas, OR
Brandi Erskine answered:
What are the drawbacks and benefits of home ownership?
Well, the only con I can think of is that if something breaks there's no landlord to call. All fixes are on your dime

Lots of pros- since prices have dropped many times the hous ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 21, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Tom Inglesby answered:
I have an older garage that is unusable for a car due to size. Will adding it to my yard space add value? All garages in my area are small and unused
Appraisers don't value them since they are not attached to the house. You can always jack up and rebuild in the same location but if you take down you will have to relocate furthe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 17, 2014 Home Selling in 97213
Daniel, Other/Just Looking in Baton Rouge, LA
Daniel answered:
How can Real Estate Sales Professional take advantage of the new HARP 2.0?
Real Estate agents are just real estate agents, not loan officers,

consult a bank
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 13, 2012 Home Selling in Portland
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Christopher Johnson answered:
how to auction a forclosure house in portland,or. from where to get the information??
Are you looking for a list of REO properties?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 15, 2012 Foreclosure in 97229
Janeese Jack…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Janeese Jackson answered:
What is the best way to purchase a foreclosure in Portland?
Eric,
purchasing a foreclosed or
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 13, 2012 Foreclosure in Portland
Christi Fig, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Christi Fig answered:
how long is commute from vancouver to portland at rush hour? i live in small town, not sure how long "horrendous" is as i see on the blogs?
Obviously this will depend from where in the Portland area you will be commuting from, but generally you will be going in the "opposite direction" from all the heavy traffic. If you li ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 24, 2012 Traffic & Public Transportation in Portland
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Tom Inglesby answered:
Hallo, I live in UK and will relocate to San Francisco, and think about buying home. What are the best places to live ?
Anna, you came into the Portland area with your search of 97225 which is 10 miles west of downtown Portland. You did not mention price but SF is very expensive. Depends where you work ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 5, 2012 Home Buying in 97225
VM, Other/Just Looking in 80003
VM answered:
Why would a seller request earnest money 4 months before house is finished?
Earnest Money is money you put down to show that you are serious and binds you to the contract, should you pull out for a reason that does not comply with the terms of the purchase cont ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 1, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
VM, Other/Just Looking in 80003
VM answered:
Hi, we currently live overseas. We are seriously considering a move to the Portland area and need a relo specialist. How do I find the right person?
I would start interviewing agents that advertise as relocation experts, you need to find someone that can get to know your needs personally and has experience in relocating families.. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 8, 2013 Home Buying in 97225
Linda Heinri…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Oswego, OR
Linda Heinrichs answered:
New (Since April '10) to PDX and have been living in the Pearl. Welove the Irv. / NE1 have any clients who might be interested in leasing?
I do not have anyone right now, but you should check Craigs List - everyone leasing or selling is on there. Is there a reason you are not purchasing? Lots of great programs to help bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 12, 2013 Home Buying in Irvington
Aliz Smith,  in Portland, OR
Aliz Smith answered:
How much "discount" I could get if I pay 100% cash on the condo in Pearl and NW 21st district, target to buy a condo btw 100k -150K?
It really depends on what type of a listing it is, i.e. Short Sale, REO, traditional listing and how motivated the seller/bank is. If there is a particular one you have in mind, I can r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 21, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Deborah Garv…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Deborah Garvin answered:
what is the average interest rate for a contract for deed?
Ryanne, I hope to see several responses from agents in your area. Personally, I have seen interest rates all over the board on a contract for sale...from equal to, or close, to mortga ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 14, 2014 Financing in 97267
Melina Tomson, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Melina Tomson answered:
what about crime?
If you go to CrimeReports.com you can see what crimes have been reported. PDX pushes their data there as does my city.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 1, 2012 Crime & Safety in 97230
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
can i get out of a fiveyear lease if the house cannot be rented for 1 year. the landlord is not the owner of the house. it's her son.
What diff does it make if the house cannot be rented?
You have a five year lease:
If you to break it, you will have to talk to an Attorney.

Good luck and may God bless
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 11, 2012 Rentals in 97214
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
Hi All. Just moved here from Wisconsin. The picking look a little thin. Is this sign of the holidays Will I find spring for sale signs blooming inMay?
CJ,

The fact of the matter is that too many sellers feel that the "winter season" for selling homes is a lost cause. It is true that the volume of sales typically drops dur ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 9, 2011 Home Buying in Far Southwest
Joyce Zilai, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Joyce Zilai answered:
Anyone familiar with Portland OR and Brooklyn NY? If so, can you tell me which neighborhood(s) is the "Park Slope of Portland"?
Probably Laurelhurst. Older homes, the park, good walkability, a fair number of small businessess and definitely a neighborhood feel. Of course it doesn't have the brownstones o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 23, 2011 General Area in Portland
Marie, Home Buyer in Portland, OR
Marie answered:
need info on listing above no. hayden bay drive # 72 call me 541-808-0375 marie
could I get some customer service please. marie
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 22, 2011 In My Neighborhood in Hayden Island
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