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Thu Aug 31, 2017
Lachesis0980 asked:
My parents live with my husband and I, in the home I own, while they are saving to purchase their own home. They're yearly earnings combined are ~$32,000. My husband and I earn ~$100,000…
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Fri Mar 17, 2017
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Wed Aug 31, 2016
Charlesmaule answered:
Creating outdoor living spaces lends itself to low-maintenance landscaping because you can extend your home. If you have a good base, it ends up being low-maintenance for decades to come. This is one of the best investments you can have in your yard because mulch breaks down, fertilizes your plants, and prevents weeds. ... more
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Sat Jul 23, 2016
Heart11caring answered:
RedfinFirst of all he should Sell it. Homes go fast..even fixers. You could get a buyer in days (lthen there is an agent who can perhaps help guide you). Trying to be an out of state landlord is crazy for your friend. . The City of Portland (call the city)has rules for eviction but the notice is simple and can be served on them as well as mailed to them.. That is cheaply done but the sooner that is done, the better and the next step is to get it enforced. ... more
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Wed Jul 29, 2015
Fayez Hjouj,

I hope you are doing well! I do not know how much Trulia charges to post on the website. I would try their support number at 1 (888) 466-3501 in which you might be able to find out the answer. I have information on some programs that allow you to build fliers, websites, and etc if you need that would be a wonderful addition to posting on Trulia if you would like. Let me know if you would like access to it. If you need access to a trusted real estate agent, I would love to refer you to a couple that I have had the pleasure in working with.


Christopher Watkins
| Manager | Mortgage Loan Advisor | NMLS # 555103 |
| Sierra Pacific Mortgage |

| 21520 30th Drive SE Suite 101 |
| Bothell, WA 98021 |
| Office: 425.951.6194 |
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Tue Jul 21, 2015
Mickey OBrien Team answered:
There are several ways to raise capital if you have poor credit. One way is through crowd funding from sites like or Trulia also wrote a good article on fixing your credit, you can find it here:

Keep moving forward!

Mickey OBrien
Table Realty
Fair Oaks,CA 95628
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Sat Jul 5, 2014
Bill Eckler answered:
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 understand the laws and regulations associated with real estate transactions.

Anyone going this route should have their own personal consultation that they can rely on. Never throw your hat into the ring without the support of somone that knows the ins and outs or selling real estate.

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Mon Aug 12, 2013
Ebpax1 answered:
Sorry for not being clearer, but Ziillow allows complete editorial rights, whereas Trulia does not...that is what I meant. You are probably incorrect about Google only updating their pics every few years...I have seen differently.

Andrea...thanks for the response, but there is no oppty to add, or withdraw pictures using Edit Home Facts.
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Wed Oct 3, 2012
Tom Inglesby answered:
Read the fine print that the values could be off 20% up or down, now that is really not to close. They take what sells in last month and you can get a new total every few weeks if there are a number of sales close to you so I would not worry about the price get an agent to give you a true value in todays changing market. Thanks, Tom Inglesby, RE/MAX Equity Group ... more
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Wed Sep 12, 2012
Jon Cohen answered:
The one consistent piece of advice from each of the responding real estate agents is to contact an attorney. You should consult with an attorney experienced in foreclosures, personal financial workouts and bankruptcy, and then determine the best course of action. If that course of action requires the sale of your property, make sure that the Realtor you engage is well-versed in sales involving distressed properties (those tied to foreclosures, bankruptcy, and short sales). Please contact me if you would like the names of attorneys with this type of experience. ... more
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Tom Inglesby answered:
If you read the bottom disclaimer of Zillow is says that home values could be off by 20% high or low which does not really help you pin point a price range. Your agent can run the numbers for you to see what has sold so you feel comfortable with your offer. Good Luck to you.
Tom Inglesby, RE/MAX Equity Group
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Mon Sep 28, 2009
Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner ~ Exclusive Buyers Agent ~ ABR, CEBA answered:
Jyl -- seems as if you've received some good responses. I wrote a blog about this VERY thing. Please feel free to read it, but most important . . . read the great comments received.

Carla Muss-Jacobs, Broker/Owner
EBA Portland, LLC
Exclusive Buyers' Agent
Assisting Buyers in Metro Portland since 1999
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Tue Nov 27, 2007
Ron Ares answered:
Spend some time looking through the Development Services area at

You may find your answers there, but it may also be worth spending some time talking with a planner at Builder Services (4th Ave.). They can give you some initial guidance (free) before you have to get a an architect, surveyor, builder, etc. to develop plans and apply for permits. ... more
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