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Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
Finish last improvements or market house now (This spring - 2013)
Interest rates are probably going to stay low. I would finish what you can and put the house on the market in Feb. or March. Things are really hot out there right now despite the holida ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 7, 2013 Home Selling in Portland
Lana Lavenba…, Real Estate Pro in Grants Pass, OR
Lana Lavenbarg answered:
Addition or carriage house?
It depneds on the size of your home now, what the local other homes have to offer and what the cost will be in accordance with how much you can get out of it when you are done. You nee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 26, 2013 Home Selling in Portland
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
I have been thinking about selling my home and I do much research on anything I do before I do it.
There are over 10,000 homes for sale in the Portland metro area and over 6,000 agents (I believe), so it is no surprise if you don't see the signs of one particular agent hanging around ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 17, 2012 Home Selling in Portland
Marcus Neces…, Real Estate Pro in 72712
Marcus Necessary answered:
Is it harder to sell a condo or a home?
In my market, it is harder to sell a condo than a detached single family home but your market may be different. One thing that is universal is that getting financing on a condo can be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 17, 2012 Home Selling in 97205
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Seller-paid closoing costs
Around here the sellers pay nothing and the buyers pay for all costs they incur. Why should it be different elsewhere? I know in some markets sellers pay some costs for the buyer, but j ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 17, 2012 Home Selling in Portland
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
Should I look to sell my North Portland Home in 2013?
University Park couldn't be much hotter right now. Multiple offers are almost the norm. Zillow is predicting a 4% increase in Portland home values in 2013. It isn't a mistake to sell if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 24, 2012 Home Selling in Portland
Randy Ziganti, Real Estate Pro in Santa Cruz County, CA
Randy Ziganti answered:
Do you really need to stop paying the mortgage in order for the lender to consider a short sale?
Absolutely not. If you can keep paying your mortgage you should. Now banks will still consider you for a short sale. Also you could qualify for a loan modification and your credit wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 8, 2012 Home Selling in Portland
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
WHAT IS THE GOING TIME IT TAKES TO SELL YOU'RE HOUSE? IS TWO IN A HALF MONTHS ON THE MARKET ALONG TIME?
If that is the case, then your LISTING PRICE is too high;
I would assume that your Realtor has told you this;
Please believe him.

Good luck and may God bless
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 18, 2013 Home Selling in 97203
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Luxury home sellers - question regarding open houses
Most luxury home owners prefer not to have open houses to keep people who are not quailified from entering their home. Luxury buyers prefer private showings where the focus is on them a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 9, 2012 Home Selling in 97225
Stephen Fitz…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor answered:
Job relocation may force move!
Cal,

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Best marketing, value, and service.
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 3, 2012 Home Selling in Portland
Linda Heinri…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Linda Heinrichs answered:
Should I convert my garage to a master bedroom?
I would definitely keep the garage. Most people do not like conversions as they are very personalized. Plus, I have never seen anyone get anywhere near what they put into these conver ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 3, 2012 Home Selling in Portland
Eric Steindl…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Eric Steindler answered:
After moving to San Jose two years ago I am ready to sell my Portland condo.
James- let me know if I can help. Here is a link to some of the ways I would market your home to find a buyer. http://ericsteindler.com/2012/06/06/marketing-that-matters/
Send me a mes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 24, 2012 Home Selling in Portland
jenniferbolen, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
jenniferbolen answered:
I am looking to sell my condo in San Francisco. Why am I asking realtors in Portland for advice?
Janet, if you have access, look at who is selling condos in your building. Ideally, you have someone familiar with the features of your building, understands the HOA and the HOA's fina ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 5, 2012 Home Selling in Portland
Thesa Chambe…, Real Estate Pro in 97701
Thesa Chambers answered:
I accidentally deleted my question so re-asking...what's the best way to proactively market my home online?
hire an agent that truly works for you - I do not market your area but have a lot of great agent friends that I would be happy to have contact you
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 31, 2012 Home Selling in Portland
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Can you please advise if in Portland, Oregon the seller is obligated to let the buyer do the soil testing?
What you would/should do is; put a contingengy in the Offer for Soil Testing;
You can say that you must have the soil tested, or you can say what you expect the soil test to reveal.
T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 30, 2012 Home Selling in Portland
Linda Heinri…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Linda Heinrichs answered:
What is average days on market for Irvington and North Portland residential real estate right now?
Fast with multiple bids:) If you are a seller in the 97212 zip, the more show ready your home is the higher the demand will be. If you are a buyer, you will need to be prepared to res ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 30, 2012 Home Selling in Portland
Mandy and Je…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Mandy and Jennifer answered:
What are some effective ways to increase the value of your home before selling?
First impressions are key, so exterior landscaping is great! Also, exterior painting and moss removal from roofs. For the interior I suggest at the very least fresh interior painting ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 5, 2012 Home Selling in Portland
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby 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
Appraisers don't value them since they are not attached to the house. You can always jack up and rebuild in the same location but if you take down you will have to relocate furthe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 7:17am Home Selling in 97213
Daniel, Other/Just Looking in Baton Rouge, LA
Daniel answered:
How can Real Estate Sales Professional take advantage of the new HARP 2.0?
Real Estate agents are just real estate agents, not loan officers,

consult a bank
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 13, 2012 Home Selling in Portland
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
We have a duplex rental that we would like to sell to our daughter and her husband on a contract... what tax issues could arise out of this?
When it comes to any tax issues, it's always best to consult with your tax professional, and or, tax attorney.....
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 1, 2011 Home Selling in 97202
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