Buying

Jan. 9, 2018

Oregon Second-Most Popular State for Relocation

Oregon ranked second in the country in 2017 as a destination for people who moved into a new state, according to tracking statistics released by moving company United Van Lines.

Oregon has ranked in the Top 3 for the past five years, placing third on the list in 2016 after ...

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Posted in Buying, Portland
Jan. 8, 2018

Popular: Large Homes with Limited Rooms

I've been seeing a lot of homes out there, either new homes or remodels, that have a large living space, sometimes over 3,000 square feet, with only 2 bedrooms. Does this type of living make sense and are people into it?

Usually, homes with 3,000 square feet ...

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Jan. 3, 2018

When Should We Start Looking at Homes?

New year - fresh start - new home? Maybe. Don't think that people starting looking at buying homes in the winter? Think again. Even if you don't plan on buying until spring, now is the perfect time to start planning. If 2018 is the year for a new home, here ...

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Dec. 27, 2017

I Haven't Heard From My Agent or Lender Since the Inspection!

There are times in a real estate transaction with people simply need to do their job, but a lot of times the buyer or even the seller is left wondering, "what's going on?".

Now, if your estate agent and lender is not communicating with you on at least a ...

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Dec. 8, 2017

10 House Hunting and Buying Mistakes to Avoid

If you're starting to be in the market for a home you're probably doing a little bit of research. Nobody likes to make mistakes so we can learn from others puts us ahead of the game. If you're looking for property or home around the Portland or ...

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Nov. 20, 2017

4 Ways the Home Inspection Could Go

When buying a home there are several ways the home inspection situation could go down. Buyers have a few choices after that inspection. They can accept, reject or have one of two other alternatives to consider. We'll talk about each and when you should just walk away. 

#1. Accept ...

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Nov. 20, 2017

4 Ways the Home Inspection Could Go - 2

#2. Seller to Fix Issues.

Seller to fix issues

This is the most typical home inspection response. After the inspection report, the buyer submits a request to the seller for review. 

Once the inspection report is completed, the buyer should review the report with their agent and decide on the next plan of ...

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Nov. 20, 2017

4 Ways the Home Inspection Could Go - 3

#3. Ask for a Credit or Money Off the Purchase

Take money off the purchase

This is an unusual one because there are so many variables involved. Asking for a credit to fix something could look like this: Credit at Closing or Reduced Home Price. 

This really should be discussed with your agent prior ...

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Nov. 20, 2017

4 Ways the Home Inspection Could Go - 4

#4. Reject the Inspection Altogether.

Reject the home inspection

The last way the inspection could go is with an all-out rejection of the inspection. Each state is different on their rulings, but generally, if the buyer doesn't like anything on the inspection report or they feel it's just too much to deal ...

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Nov. 13, 2017

4 Things Your Realtor® Needs to Be Doing For You

As a real estate agent, it is my job to make the entire transaction go as smoothly as possible. I never want you to be frustrated, upset, or confused. Whether you are buying a home or selling your home, there are some things that a real estate agent should be ...

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Posted in Buying, Selling