Buying

July 27, 2021

Should Portland Home Buyers Wait for Lower Interest Rates

Should Portland Home Buyers Wait for Lower Interest Rates

The current super-low mortgage interest rates are one of the driving factors behind the demand for homes right now. Last year, rates hit record lows several times and those rates are staying low throughout 2021. As rates are significantly lower than they were just a year ago, many buyers are ...

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July 12, 2021

Single-Level Homes are in High Demand in Portland

Portland is probably most loved for its diversity and some of this diversity can be found in the home styles and types all around Portland. There are many great differing properties from historic ornate Victorians to smooth and sleek minimalistic modern built homes. But the one home that is sought ...

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June 2, 2021

Is it Better to Rent or Buy? Pros and Cons

Is it Better to Rent or Buy? Pros and Cons

Should you rent or buy a home? Whether to purchase a house or rent is not something to reach a consensus so easily. There are several aspects to take into consideration before making a solid decision. In this article, we have analyzed the pros and the cons that will let ...

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June 1, 2021

Interest Rates are Going Up - Should I Buy?

Interest Rates Have Increased so What Does this Mean for Home Buyers?

There’s no need to panic since the downward channel of interest rates has been decreasing since about 1989. The lowest interest rate we’ve seen over the last 40 years was just a year ago at about 2.5 ...

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May 24, 2021

Who Qualifies as a First-Time Home Buyer?

Who Qualifies as a First-Time Home Buyer?

If you are a first-time home buyer there are a number of different loan programs, incentives, and help available to you. Many buyers who have owned a home in the past think that these programs are only available strictly to those that have only ever rented a property or never ...

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May 10, 2021

Luxury Homes and Estates in Portland Oregon

Luxury Homes and Properties in Portland

The term ‘luxury’ can mean many things to many different people and it’s all relative depending on what you consider luxury or not. The definition of a luxury home in general United States is typically homes appraised over $1 million but again, this varies ...

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April 27, 2021

What is the Difference Between Pending and Contingent?

In this sellers real estate market, you might be hearing the words contingent or pending thrown around a lot. You might find it on real estate signs, on the MLS, or even when looking through real estate websites. There are a lot of listings that might show "pending" right now ...

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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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