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Home Selling in 97267 : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jun 6, 2008
Deb Counts-Tabor answered:
Landscaping will certainly make a difference on any home, but especially one with freeway challenges. Bigger trees and bushes can act as sound barriers and more importantly as visual barriers. It won't completely mitigate the problem, though, and your Realtor should be counseling you to price accordingly and/or be prepared for more days on market.

Best of luck!

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Mon Jul 27, 2015
Cathy Mankus answered:
It all depends on your situation. Before you can make the decision of selling vs renting you need all the facts:

1. What could you sell it for? (you would want a realtor..hopefully me (grin)) do a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) for you. This would give you an idea of what it would sell for.

2. You would want to figure out what you can rent for. is a great website that tells you the average rents in any given area. Will you be able to rent it for enough to cover your mortgage? If not, are you comfortable with paying a portion of the mortgage.

With this information you can better determine if it makes sense financially.

Next, you want to figure out how you will manage the rental. Will you use a company? If so, you need to consider their fees. If not, how are you going to verify that the people you get to rent are good paying renters? Also, how will you address problems that come up that need repair.

Renting from a distance can be tough- especially if you have never done it before. I recommend you gather all the facts first and then make an informed decision.

I would love to be of assistance. Feel free to call or email me.

Hope this was helpful!


Cathy Mankus, MS, GRI
The Hasson Company

Turning Houses into Homes
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Thu May 29, 2008
Dirk Knudsen and Kirra Krussman answered:
Maybe Lee.

There has to be some sort of foundation. Either Posts and Piers, block, old stone.....something is there.

I can recommend a good building inspector. This way you have your own home inspection and have a written report. Also you will know any othe rissues that may arise on this home and will know how to deal with them. Do not worry. I am sure whatever the case is you will be able to resolve it.

If you wish to use our services I can get personally involved in assisting you and take a look at it myself. Let me know if we can help.


Dirk Knudsen
Re\Max Metro
Re\Max Hall of Fame
#1 Re\Max Team in the State of Oregon
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Mon Jun 9, 2008
Brian Ramsay answered:

Just change the status to "ACT" again. It will pop-up on the MLS as Active or even as BOM (back on Market) for a day or two. Also make sure that your contract date has not already expired before doing so.

Hope that helps.

Best of Luck,

Brian Ramsay
Principal Broker
Realty Trust Group Inc
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Mon Apr 28, 2008
Mindy Zimmerman answered:
That is an excellent question! I do think you should also get the advice of a tax accountant. They should have time to answer this since tax season is now over. Realtors shouldn't give advice other than selling real estate.
You should ask your realtor to have this property listed twice, one for the entire property and one for just the lot. On both listings, it should state that the two can be sold together or separately. That would require getting a CMA on each property and one for the combined amount. If your tax accountant says it would be more beneficial to sell them together, then you should understand the tax consequences before making the final sale.
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Thu Jul 12, 2012
Eduard Shtogrin answered:
I am very familiar with the area and I think you would be much better off selling them separately because of the shortage of buildable lots in N Portland. If its a 50 x 100 or close I have a buyer I worl with who might be willing to buy the lot from you before you even list it. Please let me know if you are interested.

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Fri Apr 1, 2011
CJ Brasiel answered:
Justin -

It is best to check with your accountant or tax attorney.
Here is a link that might help.
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Sat Nov 10, 2007
Gloria Matthews answered:
Hi monica. Im over here on the west coast....Portland Oregon. The answer is still the same. Are you using a realtor?? Ask questions about the marketing, what are the tools you(r) using to market your home. Also, as a matter of being informed, find out what the "days of inventory" are in your price and size range in your area, and the average days on market. That wont sell it either, but the information will give you a better idea of the time it might take, and adjusting other plans you have.

Marketing marketing marketing....AND being fully polished and ready to show, when they do arrive,...make it sparkle. Best wishes for your success!
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