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Chris Aldrid…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Chris Aldridge answered:
Is the price / sq ft data from the heatmaps calculated based on the inflated Realtor estimates of house size,?
"Realtors like to inflate the square footage...?" Hmmmm... we do? Actually, depending upon which city and county the property is located in, you will usually find that 10-30% of the ... more
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Kelley, Home Seller in Hillsboro, OR
Kelley answered:
looking to rent a house that has 3-4 bdrm & 2 bath in sw portland, or area
Hi there,

I plan on selling my home in Hillsboro (a 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath 2005 home with lots of upgrades and a great view of Jackson Bottom Wetlands) but also considering renting. I ... more
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Dirk Knudsen, Real Estate Pro in 97124
Dirk Knudsen answered:
Which area has the least financial risk to buy and then rent out? I want to buy a house in Portland, Oregon
OK.


Great question. Here is your answer. Follow the Jobs! Pick a low crime area where there are good schools and hardly any new homes being built. That is the key.

For my ... more
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Chris Courtn…, Real Estate Pro in Eugene, OR
Chris Courtney answered:
In Portland, Oregon: which is more likely to Appreciate better...
Hi Julie, well...this is a tough and good question. I vote for the garage for better resale...but you have too consider each neighborhood has a different appeal factor such that land ... more
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Elisha Joyce, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Elisha Joyce answered:
Is now an okay time to sell my home and buy?
Hey Chris - I love how you think! YES - I agree with you. Even though you may not get top dollar on your sale (I say may because price depends on many factors), the fact this is a buyer ... more
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Gail Hiebert, Real Estate Pro in KCMO
Gail Hiebert answered:
What as been your best return on investment for promoting your business as a real estate broker?
Hello Darin. On the West Coast, where a worked for years as a realtor, my best investment was in a specific website developed and prepared by a company called Consultnet. This was a ... more
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Ian Coburn, Real Estate Pro in New Orleans, LA
Ian Coburn answered:
subdividing large rental house into 2 or 3 apartments
1) See a real estate attorney that has done such transactions
2) Check what are the local code requirements
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 6, 2007 Market Conditions in Portland, OR
Julie, Both Buyer and Seller in 97220
Julie answered:
Where are cheap rentals in inner Portland, OR?
$300-375 is a reasonable range for house-sharing.

I suggest you consider a house or Condo-sharing arrangement.

Search offerings at CraigsList (& teh Portland Roommate Referral Se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 6, 2007 Market Conditions in Portland, OR
Norm Rice, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Norm Rice answered:
Housing market near Lloyd Center
The sky is not falling ! You are smart in waiting a bit for sure, however, the market in Portland is much better than other areas thankfully. We will continue to see appreciation in t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 10, 2007 Market Conditions in Lloyd, Portland, OR
Cindi Hagley…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Cindi Hagley As Seen on TV answered:
I have a rental property in Burlingame that I bought as a primary residence in 2004. I love Portland and
Are you getting positive cash flow? As a realtor and an investor, my personal strategy is to accumulate as much as possible.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 8, 2008 Market Conditions in South Burlingame, Portland, OR
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Is real estate a crazy profession to get into right now? I'm thinking of taking the exam in November ...
Real Estate is a great profession to get into.

Good luck on your exam.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 21, 2008 Market Conditions in Portland, OR
Mike Kelly &…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Mike Kelly & Allison Norman answered:
Are house prices driven by Gen-X or Boomer buyers?
In the past 7 years home prices have been driven by GREED! And Greed knows not an age or generation, not a race nor a religion, Buick or Prius! What currently drives the market today i ... more
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Elisha Joyce, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Elisha Joyce answered:
Ideal rental neighborhood in Portland
No - don't wait to buy! There are many deals to be had right now and it is a great time to pick up rentals - especially in the SE area. (I've seen some properties under $300K recently ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 5, 2008 Market Conditions in Alameda, Portland, OR
Ron Ares, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Ron Ares answered:
I'd like to buy a condo in Portland, Oregon but am not in a rush. Are prices slowly appreciating still?
Pricing depends some on where you're looking. If you're looking in the city center, prices are flat, maybe even down some from earlier in the year (inventory is way up).

In Lake Oswe ... more
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Jennifer Mon…, Real Estate Pro in 28205
Jennifer Monroe answered:
NE Portland property values
You are absolutely correct about the micro-markets in Portland. The PDC development area is offering so many wonderful options for both builders - by waiving their system development ch ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 19, 2010 Market Conditions in 97211
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