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Clackamas County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jun 6, 2008
Elaine Fry answered:
No, not from my experience of 18 years in the business. I would think if you economy is decent and there are jobs, then no...but if jobs are scarce and trending down then I guess demand could wane. We are seeing markets like Brentwood with multiple offers as the prices are cut from REO. That has to work through the system..if you have to sell and have the equity tell your agent to be brutally honest...or get one who will tell you the truth. ... more
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Thu May 22, 2008
Chris Aldridge answered:

I understand your frustration; it's tough when a Seller isn't getting offers on their house.

Is your house listed with a Realtor or are you trying to sell on your own? If you are listed with a Realtor and in the local MLS, your prospective buyers should have been prequalified by their agent, and they're probably legit buyers. If your condition and location are good and you're not getting offers - price is usually the issue.

If you're trying to sell on your own and not receiving any offers, it may very well be a marketing/lack of exposure problem; the qualified buyers don't know about your house. It's becoming quite difficult to sell by owner in this type of market without using a professional. The vast majority of "buyers" who contact a by owner are NOT qualified to purchase for a variety of reasons. And again, price is usually key and has to be thoroughly evaluated by a professional with a track record in your area.

Buyers use comparison shopping when purchasing a home. There’s a lot to choose from in most markets AND houses are still selling.

If you are trying to sell by owner and want some ideas on how to get it done, just call me; I’m selling properties in the Milwaukie area on a regular basis. If you're with an agent, discuss what they're doing to market your property and have them give you an updated CMA - based upon this market; not last years...

Best of luck!
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Tue Jan 12, 2010
Duncan Hare answered:
Just? Its been going on for 9 months. Prices are down 30% to 50%, and still falling. There is a huge number of home from which to choose. Its a Buyer's market.

In any market noone knows when the top or bottom of a market happened except by looking backward. ... more
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Mon Apr 28, 2008
Mark Miller answered:
Debby - I'm not sure Trulia will let you post directly BUT you can do it by using a different free service. Go tohttp:// orhttp:// Each site will let you create a free account where you can then design a beautiful web flyer for your home using their templates. They will submit your site to many different web sites that feature homes for sale. Trulia is one of them. You can also use the flyer with Craig's List. Although I am a Realtor I certainly understand the desire to sell your home yourself. It's worth a try. I had clients In Wilsonville, close to Xerox that I helped purchase a home before they sold the Wilsonville home. The market was very active in their neighborhood at the time and their plan was to try selling themselves for a week before I put it on the market. It sold within a few days. I will be happy to email you some recent comps - "active", "pending" and "sold" - which should help you in pricing. Use good photos, be descriptive and good luck. ... more
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Wed Mar 4, 2009
Dirk Knudsen and Kirra Krussman answered:
As far as I know debbie the answre to that is no.

There are thousands of FSBO sites. They could allow it but frankly 95% of all homes are sold through a Broker. Trulia has to decide if they are Broker friendly or not.

In this Market selling FSBO can be brutal. We are spending more money than ever to keep our clients listings out there on the web and in the papers etc...

I would tell you to look at a fee for service broker that can not only get you on the mls but alos on thousands of Broker sites.

If you want to know how I work give me a call. I bet I can out by Award Winning Team to work for you for much less than you think
Let me know if there is anything i can help with.

Regards and Happy Selling;

Dirk Knudsen
Re\Max Hall of Fame
#1 rated Re\Max Team in Oregon
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Fri Dec 13, 2013
Chris Aldridge answered:
There are a number of factors that influence the value of properties in Mountain Park; which complex the unit is in, the year built, the features of the unit and development, the condition of the property, square footage, etc.

My office is in Lake Oswego and I live and specialize in the area. If it helps, I can shoot you some information that will answer your questions - no obligation, of course. The 2007 median sale price in Lake Oswego finished up 5.2% over 2006 - compared to 1.9% for the general Portland area.

We've sold a number of properties in Mountain Park - it's a very desirable area.

Best of luck!
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Sat Dec 15, 2007
Dale Crockatt- Broker answered:
A larger title company with offices near you and in Utah is probably the best source for this kind of information.
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Tue Apr 1, 2008
Christina Alwert answered:
Are you working with a mortgage broker? They can provide this info to you via their title rep. Let me know if you need help with anything else.
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Wed Nov 12, 2008
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Piloto,

The graph you will find at the link below should be helpful. It shows average sale and listing prices in this area. Do be advised however that this information is based on homes for sale on Trulia only and not the entire market.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Customer Service Representative
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Wed Sep 1, 2010
Pam Winterbauer answered:
You can ask family or friends for a referral to a local Realtor in that area. Also, you can go to the CRS website: Click on find a CRS and put in the city you are looking for. CRS stands for Certified Residential Specialist. Good luck and let us know if your need any more help. ... more
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Mon Apr 14, 2008
Ron Ares answered:

There are plenty of properties in the Clackamas area listed in Portland's multiple listing service (~130 single family homes under $400,000).

Most that I saw were asking for conventionally financed mortgages or cash offers. Most homeowners want to take the equity out of their homes to put toward their downpayment on the next home. If you find a rent to own or lease option, be aware you will likely need to put down a non-refundable deposit and negotiate how much of your payment will go toward your eventual purchase option.

If you're looking for rent to own or lease options, you may want to watch and/or post to Craigslist. Many investors use it to market their properties.

You can also enlist the services of a licensed real estate agent (warning, I am one!) who can advise you on financing, neighborhoods, available properties with lease option terms, and the rest of the 'process'.
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