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Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
What's the typical process when buying a short sale?
The process is just like buying a house. Get pre approved and write an offer. YOur agent presents the offer to the seller and if the seller agrees to the terms it is sent to the bank. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 19, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Dave Sutton,…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Dave Sutton, Windermere, Portland answered:
What are some tips for first-time home buyers?
Hi Just Looking from SF (I left Walnut Creek for Portland 18 months ago and love it here)

You're smart to ask, and believe it or not, your friendly Realtor is not your first sto ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 19, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Melina Tomson, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Melina Tomson answered:
Which costs are potentially negotiable in closing costs
Negotiable with whom? The lender, the seller?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 3, 2012 Home Buying 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
Temara Presl…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Temara Presley answered:
What are some surprises that first-time buyers encounter when purchasing a home?
I think one of the biggest surprises for first time buyers is the low inventory in some areas. Where I am, in Portland, OR, the local newspaper (The Oregonian) had an article in the ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 18, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Brandi Erski…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Brandi Erskine answered:
What are the drawbacks and benefits of home ownership?
Well, the only con I can think of is that if something breaks there's no landlord to call. All fixes are on your dime

Lots of pros- since prices have dropped many times the hous ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 21, 2012 Home Buying 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 Thu Mar 1, 2012 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
djennifer009, Other/Just Looking in Salt Lake City, UT
djennifer009 answered:
Looking for a competent person for tub, deck-over-carport, screen door, etc repairs on rental property in SE 70th & NW 131st Portland
Try googling your area and "repairman." If you want someone more qualified, search each repair individually. If you're trying to upgrade as well as repair (which I would recommend parti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 28, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Portland
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Christopher Johnson answered:
how to auction a forclosure house in portland,or. from where to get the information??
Are you looking for a list of REO properties?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 15, 2012 Foreclosure in 97229
Janeese Jack…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Janeese Jackson answered:
What is the best way to purchase a foreclosure in Portland?
Eric,
purchasing a foreclosed or
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 13, 2012 Foreclosure in Portland
Christi Fig, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Christi Fig answered:
how long is commute from vancouver to portland at rush hour? i live in small town, not sure how long "horrendous" is as i see on the blogs?
Obviously this will depend from where in the Portland area you will be commuting from, but generally you will be going in the "opposite direction" from all the heavy traffic. If you li ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 24, 2012 Traffic & Public Transportation in Portland
Tom Inglesby, Real Estate Pro in 97239
Tom Inglesby answered:
Hallo, I live in UK and will relocate to San Francisco, and think about buying home. What are the best places to live ?
Anna, you came into the Portland area with your search of 97225 which is 10 miles west of downtown Portland. You did not mention price but SF is very expensive. Depends where you work ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 5, 2012 Home Buying in 97225
Katie Shoema…, Real Estate Pro in Medford, OR
Katie Shoemaker answered:
Why would a seller request earnest money 4 months before house is finished?
Earnest Money is money you put down to show that you are serious and binds you to the contract, should you pull out for a reason that does not comply with the terms of the purchase cont ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 1, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Katie Shoema…, Real Estate Pro in Medford, OR
Katie Shoemaker answered:
Hi, we currently live overseas. We are seriously considering a move to the Portland area and need a relo specialist. How do I find the right person?
I would start interviewing agents that advertise as relocation experts, you need to find someone that can get to know your needs personally and has experience in relocating families.. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 8, 2013 Home Buying in 97225
Linda Heinri…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Linda Heinrichs answered:
New (Since April '10) to PDX and have been living in the Pearl. Welove the Irv. / NE1 have any clients who might be interested in leasing?
I do not have anyone right now, but you should check Craigs List - everyone leasing or selling is on there. Is there a reason you are not purchasing? Lots of great programs to help bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 12, 2013 Home Buying in Irvington
Aaron Majors, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Aaron Majors answered:
How much "discount" I could get if I pay 100% cash on the condo in Pearl and NW 21st district, target to buy a condo btw 100k -150K?
Very good question... Hard to answer for a Realtor because where do we set the value and how did we get it? Case by case if you ask me. I would check out: www.PortlandHomeAuction.com an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 21, 2012 Home Buying in Portland
Deborah Garv…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego County, CA
Deborah Garvin answered:
what is the average interest rate for a contract for deed?
Ryanne, I hope to see several responses from agents in your area. Personally, I have seen interest rates all over the board on a contract for sale...from equal to, or close, to mortga ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 14, 2014 Financing in 97267
Melina Tomson, Real Estate Pro in Salem, OR
Melina Tomson answered:
what about crime?
If you go to CrimeReports.com you can see what crimes have been reported. PDX pushes their data there as does my city.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 1, 2012 Crime & Safety in 97230
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
can i get out of a fiveyear lease if the house cannot be rented for 1 year. the landlord is not the owner of the house. it's her son.
What diff does it make if the house cannot be rented?
You have a five year lease:
If you to break it, you will have to talk to an Attorney.

Good luck and may God bless
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 11, 2012 Rentals in 97214
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