Buying

April 20, 2021

Do I Really Need a Final Walk-Through

I recently spoke with a couple that was closing on a home and they asked if they absolutely have to do the final walk-through. They said that they didn't have time, they were going to be out of town and if I could simply do it for them or ...

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April 19, 2021

Home Ownership in Portland is Full of Financial Benefits

Home Ownership in Portland is Full of Financial Benefits

There are so many benefits that come with owning a home. Recently Fannie Mae conducted a survey that revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of owning a home. Many of the benefits from the survey continue to be key drivers behind the demand for homes in today’s seller’s market ...

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April 13, 2021

Go Big and Go Home

Go Big And Go Home

Deciding to move is a big decision — one followed by a series of many more. Even after a renter realizes it’s time to invest in a property, for example, there is the all-important question of where. Which city? Which neighborhood? What’s important in this ...

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April 13, 2021

Simple Ways to Find a Neighborhood You Love

Simple Ways to Find a Neighborhood You Love

Finding the perfect home is more than just finding 4 walls to hold your family. It's about finding the best place to settle down and stop for a while. You look at the school districts, location, parks, commute, neighbors; all of these things help make your home buying decision ...

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April 12, 2021

How to Financially Prepare to Buy a House in Today’s Market

How to Financially Prepare to Buy a House in Today’s Market

It’s no secret that buying a home today has its own set of challenges due to the shortage of houses in the market. Not only that but the continuous increase in home value over the past few years has presented an additional challenge to prospective home buyers: how can you ...

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March 23, 2021

Avoid Hidden Costs When Buying Land to Build

You're finally here! You're looking for land to build your dream home. This can be a very exciting time but there are a lot of details and important items to review prior to purchasing the land itself. Yes, price and location are important but they are just the ...

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March 15, 2021

E-Signatures Make Real Estate Transactions Streamlined

Paper has been the standard mode of Portland real estate transactions and the transfer of funds in real estate for over 500 years, but with technology rapidly zooming past us and in today's NO CONTACT type of society, we are becoming more and more dependent on E-signatures, emails, texts ...

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March 8, 2021

Will Using the Listing Agent to Buy Save Me Money?

Many home buyers are under the impression that if they go to an open house or call a listing agent directly they will save money. They might even think they have an edge in the negotiations or that the agent could give up part of their commission to make the ...

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March 3, 2021

Are Home Buying Seminars and Workshops Worth it?

Today home buyers are much more aware of the need to be educated about the home buying process as compared to years past. Though we are aware there is important information to know before we buy many people may feel intimidated or overwhelmed when educating themselves on the home buying ...

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March 1, 2021

Crawl Space Inspections May Find Problems Lurking Below a Home

The crawl space under your house could harbor dampness, critters and mold that could be very unhealthy for those living “above ground.”Crawl Space Inspections May Find Problems Lurking Below a Home

Mold in the crawl space may cause respiratory problems as well as allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. They may experience hay-fever-like symptoms such as sneezing, a running ...

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