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Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
What are the risks associated with asbestos siding?
Asbestos siding was very common at one time and is impervious to moisture, insects and fire. It really was an almost ideal siding material and this particular type of hard board asbesto ... more
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
how on earth do you report a scam on this site?!?!!?
Amy,
On the rental listing itself is a FLAG button, please use it on this and any others you come across. Scams are common on any site that allows anyone to post a rental. Please re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 18, 2014 Rental Basics in Portland
vargamisfit, Both Buyer and Seller in Portland, OR
vargamisfit asked:
what's more valuable: # of bedrooms or an open living/dining combo in a small home? I have a small bungalow and for some time now my husband and I have been trying to decide whether to take down the wall between our living room and our *only* technical bedroom in the house…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Portland
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 97202
Christopher Love answered:
I'm looking to move from New York to Oregon. Currently have had my current job for about 2 years. I am not relocating job wise. How does one in?
What I would recommend is to contact a mortgage person here in Oregon that is local to where you will be and together with them come up with a strategy so you are informed of what you n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 14, 2014 Home Buying in Portland
Derick Condr…, Real Estate Pro in McMinnville, OR
Derick Condron answered:
Can I qualify for a FHA loan with a new job if I have a cosigner?
As long as you have a two year work history you should be just fine. The new field would only be an issue if you are trying to use any thing over your base pay such as overtime or bonu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 14, 2014 Home Buying in Portland
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
How much does a sewer break repair cost?
Tough question: is break in yard under patio. Can you pull a new line thru the old line and how deep. $1500-$10, 000. Good luck, Tom Inglesby, brokerRemax
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 13, 2014 Agent2Agent in Portland
Tim Burke, Home Owner in Portland, OR
Tim Burke answered:
How does changing zoning from R 2.5 to R5 affect the future selling price of my home where they could possibly build 3 homes on my one lot?
R5 density is generally considered more desirable by buyers. The economic value depends on your house. On the standard 50X100 lot in Portland, you can't actually build 3 houses becaus ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 6, 2014 Market Conditions in Hillsdale
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
May have to replace garage. Is house worth buying?
If there is plenty of value in the home, I would go for it. Improving the garage will increase the value over time. Get a few bids - that garage may still be salvageable. Also if the fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 3, 2014 Home Buying in 97218
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
What part of town, or what surrounding towns, are good if I want a more country feel? Any manufactured homes on land or something like that?
I love Yamhill County, also Corbett.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 3, 2014 Rentals in Portland
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
Do you know where to find floating homes or house boats for lease?
Craigslist typically. There is also a newletter called : freshwater news. They have listings. You can find them online.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 3, 2014 For Rent in Portland
Diana Hellman, Real Estate Pro in Larchmont, NY
Diana Hellman answered:
We're considering replacing the cracked tile floor in our main floor bathroom before putting our house on the market. Is it worth the investment?
I believe it is worth replacing the cracked tile floor in your main bathroom. Buyers today have a high priority in work being done and the fewer projects needed to do by the buyer is co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 3, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 97214
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
As an investor buying and selling residential in Portland, Oregon, which title companies are cust. service focused?
I love Fidelity National Title - they are the "big" title company in town, but they have a lot of good Title personnel. Would recommend you talk to a Fidelity sales rep... they can hook ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 3, 2014 Investment Properties in 97210
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
I need help finding a rental Property
I would also recommend "googling" Portland Property Management companies... you can call them and check out their inventory.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 3, 2014 Rentals in Portland
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
what is the process of buying a home with cash in portland oregon?
Easy as pie. When you submit an offer you'll need to include a POF (proof of funds). This can be a letter from your bank or a monthly bank statement of some kind. Use a good buyer's age ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 3, 2014 Home Buying in 97213
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
How to value a very productive fruit and vegetable garden, when estimating property value?
Its important to know the size of the garden, square footage or acerage.
Value of the fruit and vegetables per year.

A fine Garden can generate anywhere between $10K to $25K in valu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 2, 2014 Home Selling in 97206
Helen Hoyt, Real Estate Pro in 97212
Helen Hoyt asked:
Hi my listings keep disappearing after I post and my clients are getting mad because their homes aren't on when they check. I need to know how to fix this! I just put a listing on yesterday on Se Gilham ave and it's not on trulia today.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 2, 2014 Using Trulia in 97210
Cassie Deven…, Home Buyer in Portland, OR
Cassie Devenport answered:
why would this home be priced so low from its previous sale price?
This house is financeable, it is not bank owned. The property size is incorrect on this site. It is listed as 2500 sq ft lot. It is actually on a 5000 sq ft lot and a 2500sq ft sepa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 2, 2014 Market Conditions in Montavilla
catwomanlg_50, Other/Just Looking in Huntington Beach, CA
catwomanlg_50 answered:
Interested in moving to Portland, Oregon
My sister & I will be retiring by 2016 and thinking of moving to Portland, Salem or Eugene. We will have a fixed income so need info on Senior communities (Like a Manufactured Home Par ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 21, 2014 Moving in Portland
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