Buying

Jan. 5, 2021

5 Tips to Know When Buying a Portland Short Sale

As home prices have increased significantly some buyers are looking at the option to purchase a short sale property as a means to better afford their dream home in Portland Oregon.

A short sale occurs when the homeowner owes more on the home than its current market value and needs ...

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Dec. 29, 2020

The 6 Simple Steps to Buying a Home in Portland

Here are some of the basic steps to buying a home in Portland Oregon

Get Pre-approvedThe 6 Simple Steps to Buying a Home in Portland

If you are planning to apply for a mortgage the very first thing you will need to do is to find out how much home you can actually afford. This is very easy to ...

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Dec. 9, 2020

Continued from the Steps to Buying a Home in Portland

Continuing Steps to Buying Portland Real Estate - Read the first 6 Steps

       7. Negotiations on home inspections

Once the home inspection report is complete it is up to the buyer to decide if they are going to continue with the transaction. There are several options a buyer can perform ...

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Oct. 14, 2020

5 Red Flags to Look for on a Seller's Disclosure Form

 Sellers are required to produce an authentic assessment of the condition of their property. It is required by law for the seller to provide the buyer (that’s you!) with a seller’s disclosure form along with the purchase agreement. This is an important document to understand and so we have created ...

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Oct. 5, 2020

4 Ways to Save Money When Buying A New Home

Buying a home is arguably one of the most expensive purchases you will make in your life, that’s why it’s important to know how you can save so that you don’t end up cutting corners where it really counts.

At the end of the day, you want your house to ...

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Sept. 14, 2020

The Portland Luxury Market – What Can Your Money Get You?

As of September, the average price of a home in Portland is about $485K which can get you pretty far in the market, but what about $900K or $1 million? We want to show you what the Portland luxury market has to offer and show off some of the most ...

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Sept. 14, 2020

Tips for First Time Portland Home Buyers

It’s the single biggest purchase of someone’s life – buying a home. So why does it feel like we are never taught how to do it, when to do it, and why to do it?

Take a deep breath – we think this will help.Tips for First Time Portland Home Buyers

We’ve compiled 10 tips you ...

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Aug. 5, 2020

Dos and Don'ts in the Negotiating Process

Dos and Don'ts in the Negotiating Process

Back-and-forth, negotiations, offer and counter offers… It's all part of the real estate transaction. But are there certain things that you should or shouldn't do when it comes to negotiating for your terms and price? Here are some simple dues and don'ts regarding initial real estate offers ...

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July 20, 2020

Best Place to Retire in Portland

Portland Oregon is becoming a hotspot not just for hipsters and young singles but for retirees and everyone in between. Portland has so many resources for active adults and by making it your retirement community you can benefit from its many advantages. With over 220 parks, urban wildernesses, bike-friendly trails ...

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June 29, 2020

How Do I Know It's Time to Buy a House?

We hear agents and real estate pros telling us all the time, NOW is the time to buy. But is it really?How Do I Know It's Time to Buy a House?

The US Homeownership rate has declined to just under 63%. That's the lowest in the last 50 years of tracking. Although that doesn't mean doom and ...

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