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Robin Breding, Real Estate Pro in Eugene, OR
Robin Breding answered:
Does this home have foundation issues?
That's a very good question. If you are not sure about the foundation when you are a homebuyer , I always recommend that you get a whole house inspection. That will tell you everything ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 2:56pm Market Conditions in Friendly
dk.rose, Home Owner in 97213
dk.rose asked:
Have 3 smallish bedrooms and bathroom on the main floor, & shower and bedroom in the basement. Considering combining 2 bedms to make master suite. Would master suite and another bedroom and bathroom on main floor, plus the bedroom & shower in the basement be better for resale than 3 bedrooms and one bathroom on main?
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 12:45pm Home Selling in 97213
Robin Breding, Real Estate Pro in Eugene, OR
Robin Breding answered:
There are a lot of short sales and foreclosures on the market right now. What can I do to compete with these listings, besides lowering the price?
I think your home should sell well against short sales if it shows cleaned and staged. We have a staging service that does professional pictures after it is staged and ready to post pic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 15, 2014 Home Selling in Eugene
Jeff and Kaye…, Real Estate Pro in Colorado Springs, CO
Jeff and Kaye Piggot answered:
What level of service should a seller reasonably expect from their listing agent?
I think you have lots of good answers but I think it is worth interjecting that you also have to be aware of the commission you are paying. It can be a situation that you get what you p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 15, 2014 Home Selling in Eugene
Robin Breding, Real Estate Pro in Eugene, OR
Robin Breding answered:
I bought my home in Nov 2009. Nov 2011 will be 2 years I have lived in my home. Do capital gains apply in this market? Can I sell now&avoid the?
Not on your personal home. Only on investment property
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 15, 2014 Home Selling in Eugene
Robin Breding, Real Estate Pro in Eugene, OR
Robin Breding answered:
So where do I find "average days on market" for sold property. We have a house on the market and the realtor wants to drop the price after
An updated market analysis from your agent should show you in a graph. Who set the price in the beginning? Usually the agent will be accurate with their figures and the seller wants to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 15, 2014 Home Selling in Eugene
Robin Breding, Real Estate Pro in Eugene, OR
Robin Breding answered:
Thinking about buying first house in Eugene, OR with low credit score of 629.
There must be some hidden debt in there. If the collections are not satisfied and agreed upon, that will keep your score down for a long time. I would start there, Find out your Credit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 15, 2014 Home Buying in Eugene
Robin Breding, Real Estate Pro in Eugene, OR
Robin Breding answered:
Short sale fell through because bank came back wanting more than we are approved to finance, seller won't sign to release earnest money...
It is in the contract that your earnest money shall be refunded if you do not quality for the loan. I believe the title company will abide by those rules of termination and refund the m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 15, 2014 Home Buying in Eugene
Jessica Tayl…, Real Estate Pro in Eugene, OR
Jessica Taylor answered:
do you have a university in the area?
We also have Northwest Christian University and New Hope Christian College. Oregon State University is about a 45 min drive.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 15, 2014 Market Conditions in Springfield
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
We are interested in buying our first home in Oregon but only have $2000 saves up but really wanna keep it in the bank on case of emergency.
Your question reveals you already know the answer.

You are not, at this time, financially qualified to make a home purchase. There are simply too many issues that can cause you to en ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 15, 2014 Home Buying in Oregon
Amber Johnson, Other/Just Looking in Brookhaven, Raleigh,...
Amber Johnson answered:
Does it make sense to replace carpet with laminate flooring in rental property?
I think it depend on the area and how much you want to put into it. I would say it is better to get carpet. I think it is a better investment. I think that most people prefer to have ca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 15, 2014 Rental Basics in Hillsboro
Vincent Meic…, Real Estate Pro in Sherwood, OR
Vincent Meichtry answered:
what is the process of buying a home with cash in portland oregon?
When it comes to real estate cash is king. Cash deals are more attractive to sellers and you can use this advantage to negotiate a better deal. A buyer with a conventional loan may requ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 13, 2014 Home Buying in 97213
Keith Jean P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Keith Jean Pierre answered:
I need help finding a rental Property
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites:

http://www.craigslist.com
http://www.apartments.com
http://www.trulia.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.zillow.com (Rentals Se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 13, 2014 Rentals in Portland
lookingbacki…, Renter in Portland, OR
lookingbackislookingahead asked:
How to find Private owner in the metro area of Portland, Oregon? Hello everyone, I am dire need right now. I just lost my rental home about a month ago, my landlord terminated my lease less then ninety days ago, I had just moved in the property on 4/12/14.…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 12, 2014 Rentals in Portland
Michelle Witt, Real Estate Pro in Bend, OR
Michelle Witt answered:
My husband and I are deciding on where to buy a retirement home. We used to live in Oregon, and are thinking of buying in Bend.
Absolutely!! May I suggest looking at Awbrey Glen Golf Course. This is an upscale gated community, beautiful homes surround the golf course, great private golf course, club house, poo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 11, 2014 Home Buying in Bend
Vincent Meic…, Real Estate Pro in Sherwood, OR
Vincent Meichtry 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?
Stability is key when applying for a home loan. If you are keeping your current job or stay in the same line of work that is helpful. If you are transferring to a new community with the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 11, 2014 Home Buying in Portland
Jordan Meyers…, Real Estate Pro in Columbus, OH
Jordan Meyers 847-602-1883 answered:
I am selling my house and moving to another state by choice. I have heard to find a local lender but if I am moving how can I find a lender?
I work for a bank and am licensed in 48 states. I would be more than happy to look into options and obtain a full underwriting pre-approval. I can also put you in touch with a great rea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 8, 2014 Home Buying in Oregon
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
we are looking at a home with 1/4 acre on the river in gold hill, the home is 978 sq ft, they are asking 197,500, we cant find comps.
You really should consider working with an agent of your own of your own who can provide such information; don't rely on online valuation as the information may not be accurate, not upd ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 7, 2014 Market Conditions in 97525
Jordan Meyers…, Real Estate Pro in Columbus, OH
Jordan Meyers 847-602-1883 answered:
All other things being equal on a mortgage (interest rate, fees, APR, and prepaids) is it better to put 5% or 10% down?
Hello,

All other things will not be considered. You usually get a lower rate when you put down a larger down payment. On top of that you will be paying more in mortgage insurance on ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Sep 5, 2014 Financing in Eugene
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