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Cameron Piper, Real Estate Pro in Vadnais Heights, MN
Cameron Piper answered:
I realize there is no substitute for a flesh and blood appraiser--having said that, my question is: what can explain the fact that on my block, my
Teyuna,

I can assure you that any appraiser worth their salt is not influenced by online appraisals. I would also encourage you to not put too much stock in them. It isn't tha ... more
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Mark Aalto, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Mark Aalto answered:
Advice about buying an older home in NE/SE Portland
I'd recommend a good home inspector. If you have a Realtor that you trust they can give you a couple different names of well-qualified ones. The inspector would be a good resourc ... more
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Marge Bare, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Marge Bare answered:
What parts of the Portland Area are hot spots for marketing right now?
For marketing what and to whom? Not sure what you mean so thanks for a little more info~
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 16, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Jon, Home Buyer in Milwaukie, OR
Jon asked:
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 15, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
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Should a home buyer in the Northwest buy now or wait until the economy starts to climb back? Why?
Now. I believe home prices have hit bottom and there are some deals to be had with foreclosures. The biggest risk to waiting is that interest rates will surely go up. Did you know they ... more
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Timothy Ng, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Timothy Ng answered:
What is the percentage of houses selling in the portland, metro politan area?
There is not a standard commission structure setup. The total commission includes the BAC (Buyer's agent commission) and Listing agent commission. Some companies offer a flat fee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 15, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Patrick Thies, Real Estate Pro in Anytown, IL
Patrick Thies answered:
What do I do when a selling agent won't respond to my offer within an acceptable amount of time? He won't return calls or emails.
Contact the agents broker and make it clear that you have an offer you want presented. If the agent is unavailble for whatever reason, then there may be someone who is handling the age ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 22, 2010 Home Buying in 97202
Kevin Levy, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Kevin Levy answered:
This is a question specifically for buyers agents: Do you have enough clients looking for houses in Portland, OR that are priced between 300 - 350k?
Yes, I have many active home buyers in my data base that are looking for homes over $300k. and under $400k
Homes are selling even after the $8000 Obama tax credit has ended! But, only ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 16, 2010 Home Buying in 97219
David Smid, Real Estate Pro in Eugene, OR
David Smid answered:
I asked for more info about a property in Portland, Oregon, but no one got back to me.
Hello,

I am located in Eugene but I recommend calling my friend up there:

Miles Lindgren
Broker/ABR
Cell: 503-819-1360
Direct: 503-601-8813
Fax: 503-626-3547
Email ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 15, 2010 Home Buying in Hayden Island
Steve Roesch, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Steve Roesch answered:
we are moving to the portland area this summer and want to keep kids in catholic schools. need to be somewhat close to beaverton. price point
There are many good catholic schools on the westside near beaverton. and your price point should be sufficient for a very nice home. Jesuit High School, Valley Catholic, St Pius, Holy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 29, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Amy & Dan Sc…, Real Estate Pro in cleveland, OH
Amy & Dan Schuman answered:
Are you looking for a great broker? If so, I just worked with one.
Susie,

It sounds as if you found a really dedicated professional to help you with your transaction. As a fellow agent, we often hear more complaints in general about members of our i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 8, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
May I have the contact information for the manager of this property?
You may wish to ask your question again and attach a link or give an address so that your question may be answered accordingly. In the meantime, any local agent can help you--contact an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 6, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Sold our home in Sellwood area, looking for a larger house and lot. Need to balance access to downtown and airport area (work) and Beaverton (family)
Since no local answers yet--any agent can help you, contact any realty office(s) and inquire or contact any local Trulia contributor(s) directly and ask.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 7, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Louann Kenney,  in 15501
Louann Kenney answered:
what is the difference between a realestate agent and a broker and can you get either one to help you find a good house?
that really depends on your state. In PA a broker (or associate broker) has completed a higher level of education along with more experience.

Also, there is a broker or associate br ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 11, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Hi, I'm relocating to Philadelphia and would love a recommendation for a good realtor. I'm on a tight timeline, so looking for someone who
Try Karl Kabat. He's posted here quite a bit, seems like a good fellow who is knowledgeable and makes a lot of good sense.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 11, 2010 Home Buying in 97215
Bob Weaver,  in Portland, OR
Bob Weaver answered:
I am starting a business in Portland and will be visiting 5-6 times a year. Most of those visits will be for a week, but 1 might be for a month. I
Address: 8980 SW SUNSTEAD LN M City: Portland Zip: 97225
XST/Dir: Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy to SW 91th to Sunstead Lane
Bed/Baths: 4/2.1 SQFT: 2252 YrBuilt: 1963 Style: CRAFTSM, CU ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 16, 2010 Home Buying in Eastmoreland
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
Is a Townhouse a good idea for a family with children?
Your concerns are very justified. With good construction comes poor construction so you really need to check out the units and listen. First thing is condominium living is a way of life ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 24, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
what is the breaking point of age of house with fewest repairs?
It's not just repairs, but upgrades you have to consider.

For example, I have a rental property that was built in the early 1950s. It's an incredibly solid, well-built litt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 2, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Richard Leci…,  in Tucson, AZ
Richard Lecinski answered:
My friend just moved to Portland, Oregon she is in the process of buying a short sale and her offer was already accepted by Wells Fargo Bank. They
Seems a bit strange. But is it the appraisal by her lender or teh bank holding the current loan? Either way one would think it could be done quickly. What does her agent say?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 22, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Dennis Skoro, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Dennis Skoro answered:
If a Motor Home or Luxury Boat has a Bedroom it Qualifies as a Home. Having said that could the purchase of a Motor Home or Bus with a Bedroom
Howdy - I used to have a 28' Bayliner that cost around $30,000 when I bought it 14 years ago...as long as it had a kitchen, bathroom and sleeping quarters it was considered a vacat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 19, 2010 Home Buying in 97229
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