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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
Mason Saxton, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Mason Saxton answered:
What is the average days homes were on market before sold in the Portland , OR area ?
Hi Joe,

The latest RMLS market action report shows a general average of 82 days on the market for the Portland metro residential listings, though this will vary greatly depending upo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2014 Market Conditions in Portland
HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
I would like to buy a single family home that is in the Portland Metro Area, preferably close to the Red line of the Light Rail...Just a small house.
When you want to buy a home the best place to start is to hire an EXCLUSIVE Buyer Agent, not just a Buyer's Agent. EBAs only work with homebuyers and there is never a conflict of intere ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 26, 2014 Home Buying in Portland
whiskeyjenki…, Other/Just Looking in Silver Spring, MD
whiskeyjenkins answered:
Installing a full bath
Are you talking about having someone do the plumbing for you? If so, that's hard to guess. I know if you decided to do it yourself, you would save a lot more money. However, you might b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 16, 2014 Home Buying in Portland
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
what is the lowest price I can offer for this home?
Yes you can offer whatever you want, but most sellers are offended if you offer less than 90% of asking price.
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jun 16, 2014 Market Conditions in Argay
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
My neighbor wants to move a fence 1 foot onto my property to allow room between his house and the fence to move his RV behind his house.
You have to disclosure any recent boundary surveys when you sell. As long as everything is recorded property with a Title company you are okay. (Of course, talking with an attorney on t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 16, 2014 General Area in Multnomah
Todd Adams, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Todd Adams answered:
We're a family of 3 in our 30's and are relocating to Portland, OR from CA. We're first time home buyers
Congratulations! Portland is a great city. The biggest challenge you will face is your price point. Portland is a friendly city. I suggest contacting the city and requesting a map of th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 12, 2014 Home Buying in Woodstock
Michael Brow…, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Michael Brownstead answered:
I am just coming out of a rental scam and the people who contacted me for this property initiated it the exact same way. This listing is a scam!!!
Thanks for sharing, always consult a licensed real estate agent in your area for assistance.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 3, 2014 Rental Basics in Kerns
Janine Ward, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Janine Ward answered:
My family and I will be moving to Portland in July/August. What are some safe, family friendly neighborhoods? How early should we look for a rental?
Depending on how long you will be renting before buying, you may want to connect with a Property Manager on rentals vs. a Realtor to find your rental. However, making a connection and b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 28, 2014 Home Buying in Portland
Janine Ward, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Janine Ward answered:
Agents, what is your opinion on earnest money?
I agree with Stephen, but add that it's the amount of the earnest money that will make it stronger vs. being an actual check or promissory note.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 28, 2014 Home Buying in Portland
Nathaniel Ba…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Nathaniel Bachelder answered:
Had an offer accepted in Alameda area. Zillow shows appraised at 35K below asking. How often (and by how much) is Zillow typically off?
For the local Portland metro area, I find the "zestimates" to be any where from $30 - $50k under market value. But that has nothing to do with the appraisal.The appraisal is ordered by ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 27, 2014 Home Buying in Portland
Clint Elliott, Real Estate Pro in Lake Oswego, OR
Clint Elliott answered:
What is the best way to begin when looking to buy a home?
Roxanna,

Everyone here has given you great advice here. I concur that the best place to start is by talking to a Mortgage Banker to get an idea of what you qualify for before you spe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 19, 2014 Home Buying in Portland
Sofia Veloz, Real Estate Pro in North Huntsville Ind...
Sofia Veloz asked:
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0 votes Share Flag Sun May 18, 2014 Foreclosure in Homestead
Christian Fr…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Christian Friese answered:
Physician Home Loan options for Jumbo Loan in Oregon
Have you considered http://physicianrelo.com/?
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 15, 2014 Home Buying in Portland
Daniel DAmico…, Real Estate Pro in 11362
Daniel DAmico Team DAmico answered:
I am new to the whole home buying thing could you recommend a good place to get information a new home buyer should know?
I would recommend contacting a local realtor and him/her walk you through the process. However there are a couple steps that must be taken in order to get you a home.

1. Consult a M ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 14, 2014 Home Buying in 97030
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