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Brett Schnei…, Home Owner in Portland, OR
Brett Schneider asked:
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! Is there an intentional neighborhood "hole"... or is my address subsumed in some other neighborhood? I'm at:

9440 SW Malcolm Glen St, Portland OR 97225
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 10, 2015 Home Selling in 97225
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
Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in 04101
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
Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in 04101
Murphy Team 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.
That is a difficult question given your scenario. Normally (IMO), 3-BR and 2-BA does trump the 3-BR and 1-BA. In your situation where you are putting a bath in the basement it creates ... 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, Realtor 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 Youngman, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Gary 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
Peggy Hoag, Real Estate Pro in 97201
Peggy Hoag asked:
Have you wanted to experience a real estate transaction where you feel like your agent really understood and helped you meet your goals? What I do is help my clients from where they are, to get to where they want to be. Helping a client close a home every 3 days this is what I do & I love it!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 3, 2014 Home Selling in 97201
TerriVellios…, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
TerriVellios.Com answered:
Have you experienced a multiple offer situation while selling your home?
Hi Peggy

I see you are an agent. This may do better in a blog then a question in Home Selling.
1 vote Share Flag Thu May 29, 2014 Home Selling in 97201
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
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
My home can be divided into two lots. I was wondering how much that information might up the sell of my home. It's listed now for $174,900.
You didn't say if your lot can be two lots if you leave your house or have to tear it down then the rules change. The price looks good good for two lots but it depends on location ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 13, 2014 Home Selling in 97233
Marvin Von R…, Real Estate Pro in Tigard, OR
Marvin Von Renchler answered:
My family member wants to buy my house, but I am not sure how to go through the FSBO process, any suggestion on where to start?
Thumbs up to Corri. Good advice about the arms length
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 30, 2013 Home Selling in Portland
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
If I verbally agree to sell a property to an acquaintance for 465 and loan papers are drawn up but not seen or signed, can i simply change mind
Real Estate that is going to be sold and have a binding agreement no matter what a buyer and seller agree to verbally is not a binding contract so you do not have to sell but if you do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 18, 2013 Home Selling in 97232
Anita Desilva, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Anita Desilva answered:
Need a Realtor for rental property I have in Portland, OR asap.
Thanks for your email, Russell. Tried to email you back but not sure if you received it.

Anyhow, please do not hesitate to call me up. I have a long experience in Investment properti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 6, 2013 Home Selling in Portland
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
I am looking at replacing a garage at home in the Laurelhurst neighbor hood in PDX. The house currently does not have a garage?
In Laurelhurst it will add a lot of value! Its tough to find a home in Laurelhurst with a nice garage and with the relativity high prices that neighborhood demands, I think you actually ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 3, 2013 Home Selling in Portland
Bart Betz, Other/Just Looking in Portland, OR
Bart Betz answered:
Sell ASAP or wait until Early Fall?
I have already sold my house and it is pending.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 17, 2013 Home Selling in Portland
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
When appraisal is a concern for both buyers and sellers, how do negotiations proceed?
I agree with what Linda says to have buyer agree to pay difference if house does not appraise if there were multiple offers when everyone drives the purchase price up with bidding. But ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 12, 2013 Home Selling in Portland
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