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Home Selling in Portland : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 25, 2015
Robert Ascherin answered:
You need to open up an acct then you can list it on Trulia. The one thing you should know is they may charge you. I would like to talk to you about listing it with me if that works for you email me at . This the perfect time to list. I also can be reached at
Thanks for your time and I hope I can help you.
Robert Ascherin
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Mon Apr 13, 2015
lewisremington19 answered:
I believe having the moss removed from your siding and your roof will really help increase some value. Plus this will help you pass any inspections you have. It's good to stay on top of it too, and not have it go years without you having it cleaned off.
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Mon Apr 6, 2015
Janine Ward answered:
Hi Jesse,
Dan from Washington did great answering this question because there are a lot of different levels of staging and not one set price. Also, some agents will include light staging as part of their listing expense depending on the level of staging needed and the condition of the homes. Think of it as how much is a bag of groceries? It completely varies on what you put in! ... more
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Tue Mar 31, 2015
Janice Pestana answered:
I highly recommend that you get it permitted. Chances are if everything is accessible to the inspector and done properly it will pass muster and they will provide you with the permit. I would never recommend being dishonest on the disclosures. It sounds like the first seller sold the home as a fixer, and you bought it with the awareness that there were some concerns with the "addition".

The market is great, and buyers are savvy. It is well worth the small expense of getting it permitted so that you have no issues down the road.
Let me know if you have any more questions.
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Jen Singer answered:
I grew up in West Slope and would be happy to answer questions for you about the neighborhood. You might also try
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Wed Sep 17, 2014
Murphy Team answered:
A garage will add value to your property and the fact that others in your neighborhood do not have one makes it even more important for you to keep it. I would put my money into the new roof and structure of the garage, keep the curb cut and have my property stand out from the rest. ... more
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Sat Aug 9, 2014
Tammy Hayes answered:
It all depends on the owners request. I ask my owners whether they want showings to be handled through me, through my office or directly to the owner. If you do not want to be called directly, then tell your agent that. No matter which way it is done, someone needs to contact you to get approval to show if you are still living in the home. ... more
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Wed Aug 6, 2014
The Stephen FitzMaurice Team answered:
I wish I could attached a PDF to this answer, but you can find the full FAQ on party sewers on the City of Portland website. There is also a phone number posted to call the city with questions on party sewers: 503-823-7869. ... more
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Tue Jul 29, 2014
Gary and Karina Youngman answered:
I think this is a good "inclusion" on a listing -
Especially one that may be at the top of the market in it's asking price...

Regardless - any "tactic" that can be used to get additional eyes on your listing is a "good tactic"...

Get it SEEN - Get it SOLD

Gary -
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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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Sat Jul 5, 2014
Scott Godzyk answered:
Sorry you can not sell your home as a FSBO on Trulia, only licensed agents and brokers can.,
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
Sue Briggs answered:
Price, location and condition all factor in how quickly a home sells. It at least two of these are met, for cash deal could close in 2 weeks. Traditional financing about 30 days. This is market time. Thanks for asking, Sue ... more
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Sat Mar 1, 2014
Darin Provost answered:
Don't gamble with it and resist the temptations to spending it. Invest it somewhere safe and liquid as this is your home equity and hard to replace. Keeping it somewhat liquid will give you the flexibility to buy a home whenever the timing is right. Remember, having the cash to acquire a good conventional loan later will save you a lot of money in interest and mortgage insurance. ... more
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Mon Jan 13, 2014
Tom Inglesby answered:
You didn't say if your lot can be two lots if you leave your house or have to tear it down then the rules change. The price looks good good for two lots but it depends on location and sewer and many other things. When you are told you might have two lots there are more things to consider. If your hone is priced right it should sell fairly quickly. I have a builder looking for lots but some times it might be 1-2 years to get the lot split it is just not just a days worth of paper work. Good luck to you. Tom inglesby broker remax ... more
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Mon Dec 30, 2013
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Wed Dec 18, 2013
Tom Inglesby answered:
Real Estate that is going to be sold and have a binding agreement no matter what a buyer and seller agree to verbally is not a binding contract so you do not have to sell but if you do you might have to pay your listing agent a fee. Good Luck. Tom Inglesby, Broker RE/MAX ... more
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Fri Dec 6, 2013
Anita Desilva answered:
Thanks for your email, Russell. Tried to email you back but not sure if you received it.

Anyhow, please do not hesitate to call me up. I have a long experience in Investment properties and very familiar with the process.

Best wishes,
Anita Desilva, GRI
Real EState Principal Broker
Investment Properties
Realty Solutions, LLC
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Tue Dec 3, 2013
The Stephen FitzMaurice Team answered:
In Laurelhurst it will add a lot of value! Its tough to find a home in Laurelhurst with a nice garage and with the relativity high prices that neighborhood demands, I think you actually could get your money back in full. In other lower priced neighborhoods, you would never get your money back from adding a garage, but in Laurelhurst - yes! Now, if it completely eliminates your yard - maybe you won't get the full value back, but most of it. ... more
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Mon Jun 17, 2013
Bart Betz answered:
I have already sold my house and it is pending.
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Wed Jun 12, 2013
Tom Inglesby answered:
I agree with what Linda says to have buyer agree to pay difference if house does not appraise if there were multiple offers when everyone drives the purchase price up with bidding. But the homes seem to be appraising as the market seems to be going up 1%+ a month now. Tom Inglesby, Broker ... more
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