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Lisa Mehlhoff, Real Estate Pro in ,
Lisa Mehlhoff answered:
Have 3 smallish bedrooms and bathroom on the main floor, & shower and bedroom in the basement. Considering combining 2 bedms to make master suite.
I have found that people in Portland love a master suite because they are so hard to find. It is also nice to have a have master on the main. As people age it is nice not to have to cli ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 21, 2015 Home Selling in 97213
Lisa Mehlhoff, Real Estate Pro in ,
Lisa Mehlhoff answered:
Leave the master bath as is or do some updates the new owner will likely replace?
It depends if the rest of your house has been updated. If all other rooms are updated, then yes put some money into your bathroom. Depending on your market price point it will depend on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 20, 2015 Home Selling in Portland
Marcio Wilges, Home Owner in Boca Raton, FL
Marcio Wilges answered:
Should I rent out my house or sell it? I am relocating and currently own a home at Portland, OR. thanks!
I think it is best to seek professional advice from a realtor who could help you with the financial breakdown so that you can see for yourself which option benefits you more financial w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 27, 2015 Home Selling in 97229
Jilida, Home Buyer in Dallas, TX
Jilida answered:
I'm a buyer of short sale approved by Bank Of America (Equator), inspection is done but appraisal came short of listing price. Appraisal report
If the listing is through Equater I find it easier to deal with than the traditional call made on a daily routine. I would have your agent that you are represented by, prepair a CMA and ... more
2 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 10, 2015 Home Selling in 97229
Robert Asche…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Robert Ascherin answered:
where do you get your information? I have a home listed on Truila and it shows it sold at $125,000. This is SO NOT Right! How does that happen?
If you did not get it fixed yet call the help desk they are very helpful.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 25, 2015 Home Selling in 97223
Robert Asche…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Robert Ascherin answered:
How can I list my home for sale by owner on this site?
You need to open up an acct then you can list it on Trulia. The one thing you should know is they may charge you. I would like to talk to you about listing it with me if that works for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 25, 2015 Home Selling in 97212
lewisremingt…, Home Owner in Rochester, NY
lewisremington19 answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
I believe having the moss removed from your siding and your roof will really help increase some value. Plus this will help you pass any inspections you have. It's good to stay on top of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 13, 2015 Home Selling in Portland
Janine Ward, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Janine Ward answered:
What will it cost t stage my home?
Hi Jesse,
Dan from Washington did great answering this question because there are a lot of different levels of staging and not one set price. Also, some agents will include light stag ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 6, 2015 Home Selling in Portland
Janice Pesta…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Janice Pestana answered:
Disclosure Question - No Permit
I highly recommend that you get it permitted. Chances are if everything is accessible to the inspector and done properly it will pass muster and they will provide you with the permit. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2015 Home Selling in Portland
Jennifer Sin…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Jennifer Singer answered:
I can't seem to get any data about West Slope (Portland, OR). There are tons of "neighborhoods" but mine is not one of them!
I grew up in West Slope and would be happy to answer questions for you about the neighborhood. You might also try Neighborhoodnotes.com
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Selling in 97225
Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and 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
Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Murphy Team 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
A garage will add value to your property and the fact that others in your neighborhood do not have one makes it even more important for you to keep it. I would put my money into the new ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 17, 2014 Home Selling in 97213
Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
Should selling agent schedule showings?
It all depends on the owners request. I ask my owners whether they want showings to be handled through me, through my office or directly to the owner. If you do not want to be called ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 9, 2014 Home Selling in 97203
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice answered:
Is it illegal to sell a home in Portland, OR if the home has a sharred sewerline with the house next door?
I wish I could attached a PDF to this answer, but you can find the full FAQ on party sewers on the City of Portland website. There is also a phone number posted to call the city with qu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 6, 2014 Home Selling in Portland
Gary and Kar…, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Gary and Karina Youngman answered:
How many of you have used "value range marketing" for listing your property? It is something that Prudential uses. We are considering using
I think this is a good "inclusion" on a listing -
Especially one that may be at the top of the market in it's asking price...

Regardless - any "tactic" that can be used to get addit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2014 Home Selling in 97219
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
What's your best tip for FSBO?
Hi Jesse,

Being informed is a very high priority when selling your home. Remember you are entering the same area the agents have spent considerable time making certain they understan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 5, 2014 Home Selling in 97206
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
I am trying to claim my home on trulia but the site won't allow it. Help. I am selling FSBO and need to amend and correct home facts.
Sorry you can not sell your home as a FSBO on Trulia, only licensed agents and brokers can.,
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 5, 2014 Home Selling in Portland
Sue Briggs, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Sue Briggs answered:
What's the average "on the market" time right now in Saint Johns (97203)?
Price, location and condition all factor in how quickly a home sells. It at least two of these are met, for cash deal could close in 2 weeks. Traditional financing about 30 days. Thi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 8, 2014 Home Selling in 97203
Darin Provost, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Darin Provost answered:
After the home sale...what happens to the cash?
Don't gamble with it and resist the temptations to spending it. Invest it somewhere safe and liquid as this is your home equity and hard to replace. Keeping it somewhat liquid will gi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 1, 2014 Home Selling in Portland
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