Buying

May 20, 2019

How to Determine Closing Costs

Determining Closing Costs on Portland Real EstateHow to Determine Closing Costs

Closings costs figures vary from buyer to seller and may vary depending on the specific transaction but more often than not, many figures remain the same no matter what the transaction.  Many buyers can be offered a “No Closing Costs” loan but ...

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May 9, 2019

Secret Tips to Finding Great Investment Properties

If you're looking for the perfect investment property you do have to do a little bit of research but there are secrets to finding the best property for your needs. Whether you're looking in Tigard or Vancouver, downtown Portland or Beaverton, finding the perfect investment property is not ...

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April 15, 2019

Can I Make an Offer on a Pending Sale?

 

Perhaps you’ve driven by a real estate sign before that has an additional sign tacked onto the top of the post saying, “sale pending”, but what does this actually mean and what happens if you love the house and are thinking about buying the home yourself? But what does ...

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April 1, 2019

5 Things to Think About Before Buying That Condo

If you’re in the market for a new home in Seattle, a condominium can be a charming and convenient option. Condos are often less expensive to buy than houses or townhouses, and they can offer conveniences you might not otherwise be able to afford. Yet there are caveats to condo ...

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March 18, 2019

First Time Home Buying Advice for Newlyweds

Did you know that buying or selling a house can be more stressful than losing a job, getting divorced, or going bankrupt? It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the home buying process and if you are coupling buying your first home with a recent marriage, you're probably ...

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March 5, 2019

How Easy is it to Compete with Multiple Offers?

How Easy is it to Compete with Multiple Offers?

Well, we're back! Or the market is, I should say. And we're seeing a lot of multiple offer situations on both our listings and with those buying.  So how can buyers really make their offer stand out from the ...

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March 1, 2019

When are all the Home Buying Payments Due?

When are all the Home Buying Payments Due?

When buying a home, there's really no such thing as no money down. Even if you're going with a lender or a home loan like a USDA that allows for zero money down, not having any money for out-of-pocket costs is usually not a wise idea, so homebuyers ...

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Feb. 25, 2019

What to Know BEFORE Buying That Condo

Buying a condo or just considering it? There is a big difference between a house and a condo so it's important to understand what you're getting into before actually getting into it. Downtown Portland has some great buildings with a lot of character and price ranges so if ...

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Feb. 1, 2019

How to Be Ready for the Spring Real Estate Season

It's often said that the Super Bowl weekend is the kickoff to the spring real estate season, so don't be surprised if you see an uptick in showings next week if your house is on the market. But what if you're a buyer? How can you prepare ...

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Dec. 5, 2018

Don't Make These 4 Real Estate Closing Mistakes

Don't Make These 4 Real Estate Closing Mistakes

The closing process happens when you finalize all the documents and paperwork necessary for buying real estate and all deeds are recorded and funds are dispersed. This closing can only happen when every notch falls into place and there are a lot of notches! So, there's a chance that ...

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