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Home Selling in Portland : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Sep 28, 2011
Corri Klebaum answered:
I am sure you will have plenty of offers from Realtors in the Salem area reply regarding the sale of your home down there. If you are interested I work with a few good Realtors up here who could aid in your search, I would be happy to refer you.

Also, see this older Trulia thread for some ideas on area for 55 plus... click below:
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Tue Jun 5, 2012
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
Dana you are walking a fine line if you do not allow the repairs. I am going to assume that the buyers are using a FHA loan to purchase the home. If that is the case any FHA loan in the next 6 months is going to show those repairs as a preclosing condition.

In my opinion and not legal advise----The buyers could come after you for refusing to work in good faith and tie up the property until a court case is settled. What would happen if you did the repairs and the buyer paid for them?

I have been in similar circumstances with clients before and we had a work party where both sides and their Realtors® showed up at the home to work on lender preclosing conditions just to get the sale done.
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Sat Mar 3, 2012
Dan Tabit answered:
It's way to early to be worried. Chances are this weekend you'll have somemore showings, but remember it's a buyers market. This generally means more homes available then buyers.
Keep an eye on your competition and see if other homes priced similar to your are selling before yours. If so, consider some changes to marketing or price.
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Tue Jun 7, 2011
Rian Muleback answered:
This is a question that really can't be answered on a computer. Bottom line is you need to sit down and discuss your options with someone whether it is a real estate professional, lawyer, family member, someone at the bank or a friend. I could write a really long story on what you could do but the best way to come up with a plan is to sit down and discuss this. Feel free to contact me and we can set up a time to do this or contact someone you already know, a family member or friend, and have them sit down with you and me. You can then discuss your options after I leave and make an informed, not pressured, decision.

Take care,

Rian Muleback
Encore Realty
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Wed Feb 15, 2012
Dan Tabit answered:
Your purchase and sale should have a closing date and or a possession date. Closing is when the legal ownership goes from you to the buyer and the new deed is recorded. Possession may take place at that time, or another time if your agreement says it can happen earlier or later.
When you signed the last form doesn't matter, it's when the agreement states it is to take place. Have you asked your agent?
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Thu Mar 3, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
When trying to establish value, why not have more than one opinion...or you could consider hiring a professional appraiser.
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Mon Mar 7, 2011
Rian Muleback answered:
Sharon, are you asking for the homes value if you were to put it on the market? If so, this is not an answer someone can give you without viewing the home first. There are many details that can affect the homes value so I suggest that you contact me and we can schedule a time for me to view the home.

Take care.
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Sat Feb 12, 2011
Razzaleen answered:
Is renting my home worth the tax write off (and even years from now)? Knowing that I will have to put money in to it? I've got a 5 year old...and being a single parent..I will have at least 5 more years of a daycare expense. I don't want to take a ding in my credit for not keeping the house...however...I could rebuild my credit faster than it would appreciate back to where my loan is now? Please help me... ... more
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Mon Sep 13, 2010
Dallas Texas answered:
1. Terms and conditions of rental agreement governs if you can sell the home with tenant still in lease contract.
2. Listing agent can review all your questions assist you what are your best options on how to proceed in pricing your home for sale.

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Mon Jul 19, 2010
Mary Jean Harmon answered:
Hi, Nancy,

That question is a great one in any neighborhood these days. It deserves a custom answer. Talk to a Professional Realtor who can analyze the data for you and come with an analysis that you understand. A Professional will help you make the right decision for your particular situation. And each neighborhood and each home needs to be examined on its own.

Best to you, Mary Jean
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Mon Aug 23, 2010
kria lacher answered:
The automated maps can be changed to accurately reflect the location. I have seen unrepresented properties out there that don't understand how important this is!!!
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Tue Jun 1, 2010
Nathan Neubauer answered:
Summer time is best time to sell your home, but prices actually improved month over month. From the RMLS," Month-to-month, there were minimal changes in prices. The average sale price rose just 0.6%
($282,100 v. $280,300) and the median sale price went up 0.5% ($240,000 v.$238,900), when comparing April 2010 to March 2010. Maybe give it another 2 months.

Good luck!
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Sat May 29, 2010
Jewel Stockli answered:
There are areas that are recovering and buyers know that the interest rates are now really great! There are some lenders offering special zero down programs and there are still many other buyer incentives from local tax credit programs.
-Jewel K Stockli
Prudential NW Properties
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Sat May 14, 2011
Kent Gagon answered:
It sounds like you have a unique property, and the best source is your agent for marketing strategies. Have you looked over a complete market analysis, what type of marketing is the agent doing? Sometimes unique homes have to have a unique buyer and sometimes unique buyers are waiting for just the right price. There are typically only a few reasons homes don't sell. 1. The location is bad 2. The price is to high 3. the condition is substandard or maybe to unique for the masses. I am personally not familiar with Portlands market but if the location is good and the condition is as good as it sounds then it truly will come down to price. How long have you been on the market sometimes these things just take time. What price range are you in? Sometimes higher priced homes take longer especially now adays when the buyers for higher priced homes tend to be a little more selective. Or maybe your tastes in restoration just are not appealing to the potential buyers. So many unknowns here trust the advice of your agent or get an appraisal to determine value that way. Unfortunately remodeling and restoration does not net back anywhere near the value that you put into it these days in the types of markets we are in. I wish you the best of luck in selling and hope it all works out ... more
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Tue Jul 29, 2014
Joe Arnao answered:
Fortunately in MA we do not use it. As someone who often represents buyers, most buyers are going to look at the bottom number and maybe start there. When representing sellers, I usually don't suggest they disclose their bottom number at any time. It seems counter intuitive to show all cards at once. ... more
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Mon Apr 26, 2010
Emelia Sanchez answered:
Linda this is a personal decision. I myself hate carpet and have none in my home and that includes the bedrooms. It is easier to clean floors than carpet. Don't have to worry about any spills going through the carpet to the pad to the floor beneath. YUK! ... more
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Fri Apr 16, 2010
Marge Bare answered:
10024708 I found it by searching the address> i don't see anything that would keep it from coming up on a search. I also searched by price and it came up fine, so not sure why you're having a problem finding it. Looks right to me. ... more
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Thu Mar 11, 2010
Dirk Knudsen answered:
Well this is a question of purpose. To make any real money you have to sell complete customs or do a volum of business. If you look at Alan Mascord Design online you will see he is huge.

He started marketing to a handful of local builders and Realtors. That built an audience and trust. After that he grew and grew.

Now there is not much market as nobody is building. There will be an opportunity however and when that time comes we will need good talent in design. There is always the need for a fresh perspective.

I would be happy to speak by phone in the coming days and will share my 25 years of experience with you.

Best wishes;

Dirk T Knudsen
Re/Max Metro Gold
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Sun Mar 7, 2010
Jesse Knight answered:
Technically you'd probably say yes, but it really depends on where you're looking. Really nice homes in the good neighborhoods are selling very quickly if they're priced well. I've seen a number of multiple offer situations recently. Having said that, I would say it's more of a balanced market rather than a buyers' or sellers' market. ... more
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Mon Feb 22, 2010
Gerard Dunn answered:
You need to have accounts with some of the Syndication Partners. You also need to check with the individual sites to see if there are any settings with your membership that may need to be "turned on".

CraigsList will always have to be submitted manually.....

Good Luck! (Postlets is the BOMB!)

Gerry Dunn
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