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Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
What can we do if our home (which is new construction) isn't completed by the date in the contract?
Nathan, there should be something in your contract that has a penalty for not completing on time? What about your construction loan or is the builder completing a spec house that you bo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 16, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Better to buy in Vancouver WA or Portland Or?
Much will depend on your personal preferences, financials, wants, needs, lifestyle, etc. If you are not too familiar with either area, consider taking the time to visit, explore neighbo ... more
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Cameron Piper, Real Estate Pro in Minnesota
Cameron Piper answered:
I realize there is no substitute for a flesh and blood appraiser--having said that, my question is: what can explain the fact that on my block, my
Teyuna,

I can assure you that any appraiser worth their salt is not influenced by online appraisals. I would also encourage you to not put too much stock in them. It isn't tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 13, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Mark Aalto N…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Mark Aalto NMLS: 116708 answered:
Advice about buying an older home in NE/SE Portland
I'd recommend a good home inspector. If you have a Realtor that you trust they can give you a couple different names of well-qualified ones. The inspector would be a good resourc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 30, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Marge Bare, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Marge Bare answered:
What parts of the Portland Area are hot spots for marketing right now?
For marketing what and to whom? Not sure what you mean so thanks for a little more info~
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 16, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Nancy Wood, Real Estate Pro in 97470
Nancy Wood answered:
Should a home buyer in the Northwest buy now or wait until the economy starts to climb back? Why?
Now is a great time to buy! If you wait till market recovers you will be paying more for the piece of property. Interest rates may climb to many unknowns. Interest rates are low right n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 30, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Timothy Ng, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Timothy Ng answered:
What is the percentage of houses selling in the portland, metro politan area?
There is not a standard commission structure setup. The total commission includes the BAC (Buyer's agent commission) and Listing agent commission. Some companies offer a flat fee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 15, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Patrick Thies…, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Patrick Thies SFR, CNC answered:
What do I do when a selling agent won't respond to my offer within an acceptable amount of time? He won't return calls or emails.
Contact the agents broker and make it clear that you have an offer you want presented. If the agent is unavailble for whatever reason, then there may be someone who is handling the age ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 22, 2010 Home Buying in 97202
Kevin Levy, Real Estate Pro in 97214
Kevin Levy answered:
This is a question specifically for buyers agents: Do you have enough clients looking for houses in Portland, OR that are priced between 300 - 350k?
Yes, I have many active home buyers in my data base that are looking for homes over $300k. and under $400k
Homes are selling even after the $8000 Obama tax credit has ended! But, only ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 16, 2010 Home Buying in 97219
David Smid, Real Estate Pro in Eugene, OR
David Smid answered:
I asked for more info about a property in Portland, Oregon, but no one got back to me.
Hello,

I am located in Eugene but I recommend calling my friend up there:

Miles Lindgren
Broker/ABR
Cell: 503-819-1360
Direct: 503-601-8813
Fax: 503-626-3547
Email ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 15, 2010 Home Buying in Hayden Island
Steve Roesch, Real Estate Pro in 97229
Steve Roesch answered:
we are moving to the portland area this summer and want to keep kids in catholic schools. need to be somewhat close to beaverton. price point
There are many good catholic schools on the westside near beaverton. and your price point should be sufficient for a very nice home. Jesuit High School, Valley Catholic, St Pius, Holy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 29, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Amy and Dan…, Real Estate Pro in Solon, OH
Amy and Dan Schuman answered:
Are you looking for a great broker? If so, I just worked with one.
Susie,

It sounds as if you found a really dedicated professional to help you with your transaction. As a fellow agent, we often hear more complaints in general about members of our i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 8, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
May I have the contact information for the manager of this property?
You may wish to ask your question again and attach a link or give an address so that your question may be answered accordingly. In the meantime, any local agent can help you--contact an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 6, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Sold our home in Sellwood area, looking for a larger house and lot. Need to balance access to downtown and airport area (work) and Beaverton (family)
Since no local answers yet--any agent can help you, contact any realty office(s) and inquire or contact any local Trulia contributor(s) directly and ask.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 7, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Louann Kenney, Real Estate Pro in 15501
Louann Kenney answered:
what is the difference between a realestate agent and a broker and can you get either one to help you find a good house?
that really depends on your state. In PA a broker (or associate broker) has completed a higher level of education along with more experience.

Also, there is a broker or associate br ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 11, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Hi, I'm relocating to Philadelphia and would love a recommendation for a good realtor. I'm on a tight timeline, so looking for someone who
Try Karl Kabat. He's posted here quite a bit, seems like a good fellow who is knowledgeable and makes a lot of good sense.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 11, 2010 Home Buying in 97215
Bob Weaver, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Bob Weaver answered:
I am starting a business in Portland and will be visiting 5-6 times a year. Most of those visits will be for a week, but 1 might be for a month. I
Address: 8980 SW SUNSTEAD LN M City: Portland Zip: 97225
XST/Dir: Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy to SW 91th to Sunstead Lane
Bed/Baths: 4/2.1 SQFT: 2252 YrBuilt: 1963 Style: CRAFTSM, CU ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 16, 2010 Home Buying in Eastmoreland
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Is a Townhouse a good idea for a family with children?
Your concerns are very justified. With good construction comes poor construction so you really need to check out the units and listen. First thing is condominium living is a way of life ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 24, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
what is the breaking point of age of house with fewest repairs?
It's not just repairs, but upgrades you have to consider.

For example, I have a rental property that was built in the early 1950s. It's an incredibly solid, well-built litt ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 2, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
Richard Leci…, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Richard Lecinski answered:
My friend just moved to Portland, Oregon she is in the process of buying a short sale and her offer was already accepted by Wells Fargo Bank. They
Seems a bit strange. But is it the appraisal by her lender or teh bank holding the current loan? Either way one would think it could be done quickly. What does her agent say?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 22, 2010 Home Buying in Portland
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