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Home Selling in Salem : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jun 6, 2016
Guadalupe Porras asked:
Having trouble making a listing, and can't seem to find where exactly to do so on the site? Have posted on Zillow prior.
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Thu Apr 21, 2016
Dvsspcdav asked:
Things like clearing out clutter. Repairs and updates. Staging suggestions etc
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Tue Apr 19, 2016
Adc97383 asked:
I own the home at 1815 Wallace Road NW Salem, Oregon 97304 and the square footage listed on Trulia is incorrect. There is an additional 1,000 square feet daylight basement that is fully…
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Sun Mar 20, 2016
Bob Powell asked:
The house picture comes up, but when the name list comes up with my name then it wont move forward.
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Mon Dec 8, 2014
Murphy Team answered:
This is where you need refer to the contract for all conditions. I do not believe you can be removed from your home if you decide not to sell. This can, however, create many extenuating circumstances that could involve the courts. Best not to negotiate with anyone over this and simply hire a good attorney to speak for you. ... more
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Tue Oct 21, 2014
Francisco Garcia answered:
I Agree with every one here, I'm working with an investor who buys and sells properties, he also have several rentals and the next transaction he requested a 4-plex and should be in 4-5 weeks, once we're ready I'll see if I can get in touch with you, I'm also a licensed Tax pro in the State of Oregon so we can talk about possible tax consequences and options
Thank you
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Mon Mar 24, 2014
Paula Fordham answered:
Good morning Elana,

Accessing Trulia through the mobile App, on the left hand side of the search page there is a heading "more". Below that is a "Feedback" option. If you go click on that Feedback link you'll get an email box with a drop down menu of topics. One of those is "Found an Error"

I don't know how long it takes to update information but if you don't have your home listed with a Realtor, I think his is the best way for you to get corrected information to Trulia.

Hope this helps,

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Sat Dec 28, 2013
Francisco Garcia answered:
We have a few rental units and most of them are the same way, we list the property and request offers subject to show after offer approval, this way you only get real committed buyers (Usually investors) and avoid getting your tenants excited about and keep them from moving out due to uncertain situations, Investors know the process and they are ok with this offers subject to interior inspections.
Please let us know if we can help
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Sat Dec 28, 2013
Francisco Garcia answered:
The Market is not yet at your price range so it will take little longer, at this price range you can list to sell quick and be done in 40-60 days but if you are not in a big hurry just hang there and you can adjust price base on activity (people calling/showing your home), this is all true if your home is all paid off, if you’re still paying your home and it takes you 12 months to sell it just do the math how much you are putting into a home that has already a set price, so if you are making payments many times is best to list with a great price and move on, analyze your situation and see if is worth to stay there for at long time, if you’re planning to buy other home once you sell yours the longer it takes you to sell yours the more you’ll be paying for your new homes due to interest rates and home values going up, let us know if we can help ... more
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Thu Nov 7, 2013
Rick Maurmann answered:
Four reasons a home does not sell. Price, condition, location and marketing. If you have a strong marketing plan that serves your home well and creates activity then it is one of the other three. Condition and location can always be fixed by price. At this time in our market there is a lack of interest in large home over 2800 sf. This is mainly ecomically driven as can be seen by the average square footage of the largest share of square footage dropping to approxamatley 2400 sf. I would ask your Realtor to do another market evaluation and listen for his professional opinion on what steps to take next for success in selling your home. ... more
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Thu Oct 31, 2013
Francisco Garcia answered:
With a lease you get the property into a contract for a period of time that can cause you problems if you don't like how the property is treated, Renting in a month-to-month option gives you more flexibility if you want to change directions, if you think your kids are ready to buy this will be a life changing experience from parent to kids and this will be my best option, the second one is the rent (in a monthly basis), it depends how much your kids care and are willing to protect your property, the worse looking listings I have showed are listings where the kids are living in parents property (mainly boys for some crazy reason) reducing the value of the property big time!!! ... more
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Sat Jul 6, 2013
Tom Inglesby answered:
How long has your house been on the market? If two months then you need a price reduction. Rates just went up the last couple of weeks. If your house is under $200,000 it should be sold if over $300-500,000 that is not a long time and if higher you are really probably looking at months. Buyers look at homes all the time and new listings so when a house comes on the market the hits go up and then start falling off. Quick questions how long have you owned your home and if you have bought it in the past 6 years are you trying to sell it for more than you paid if the answer is yes you are over priced. Good Luck to you. Tom Inglesby, Broker RE/MAX Equity Group ... more
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Thu Nov 15, 2012
Bill Blair/Bob & Rose Gillet answered:
Thanks for the input, those are all very realistic answers!
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Mon Apr 26, 2010
David Nuss answered:
Wells Fargo - presentation info - 37 days process (not even close to the HAFA 10 days response time)

Homeowner submits completed SS Application, and other materials;
SS Activated and assigned to negitiator (incomplete application will delay process);
3 days - Negotiator does Initial review, intro call to realtor and homeowner;
5 days - Property evaluation completed, appraisal or BPO done per loan type
10 - 17 days - MI approval, Investigator approval, additional liens negotiated by Realtor
Application Decision in 48 hours after above steps completed
Decision letters issued
Approval good for 30 days, if no then the entire SS package may need to start over
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Sat Feb 27, 2010
David Nuss answered:

You've read the many factors that determine the value of your home. Now you need to find a realtor to do a CMA - Comparative Market Analysis - for you.

I'd be happy to do that for you. Go to my website, read my client references in the Profile Tab, or talk to one of my students (from my earlier career as a teacher) who is stationed in NC and has her home in Falls City listed with me. I am an Honorably Discharged Navy E-5 (Aviation Electrician) 4 years active and 3 years reserves.

Dave Nuss, Oregon Licensed Real Estate Broker/Realtor
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Wed Nov 5, 2008
Catherine Ulrey answered:

Your agent can show you days on market. If the home is listed, you can also see days on market on, although this is just when the home was posted to that website, usually within a day. It will also tell you when it was updated, incase any of the info has been changed recently.

Your agent can also show you a property history report. This includes when the price was changed, and to what, even if it has been changed multiple times.

If you do not have an agent, buyer representation is typically free.
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