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Selling a house in the current market can be tricky, but there are certain mistakes an owner can make that will cause a Gearhart home to sit still without a decent offer and cause the listing to go stale.

In order to prevent that from happening, make sure you are not making one of the following mistakes when putting your property on the market.


While your home may hold sentimental value, many times that value does not translate into dollars.

Be realistic about your asking price and know the details about your current market.

Look at the list price of similar houses on the market to get a rough idea of what you should ask for your property.

Make special note of the actual closing sales price as well as the time on market and

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As a home buyer , you can get a feel for whether a home’s systems and appliances are in working order. However, you can’t know for certain until after the home’s been inspected.

This is why real estate agents recommend that buyers hire a licensed home inspectors immediately after going into contract. It’s the best way to really know the home which you’re buying.

By definition, a home inspection is a top-to-bottom check-up of a home’s physical condition and systems, including a review of the structure, and its plumbing and electrical systems. Home inspections are not the same as a home appraisal, which is a valuation of the property.

When you commission a home inspection, you should be present for it. Here are 3 reasons why :

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Many homes in Clatsop County are serviced by an on-site sewage treatment system aka septic system. In most areas outside the city limits, public sewer service just doesn’t exist. In the city of Gearhart there is no public sewer system, each home must have it’s own mini sewage treatment plant. Septic system replacements aren’t cheap either. At the low end a replacement system can cost $8000. Specialized systems including sand filters can cost well over $10k.

Septic system inspection costs can range from $350-600. This added to the cost of the home inspection, loan fees and the down payment sometimes causes with buyer to think twice about laying out the additional cash.

The procedure for a septic inspection varies greatly depending on the type of

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