Buying

Jan. 6, 2020

Clients Respond to the Number One Thing They Want in a Real Estate Agent

Clients Respond to the Number One Thing They Want in a Real Estate Agent

What are you really looking for in a real estate agent? While a lot of people say communication and experience, there are a lot of other answers as well. This is in response to a Facebook poll by an Ohio real estate team. The wanted to know what buyers and ...

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Jan. 3, 2020

5 Tips to Keep in Mind if You're Buying a Home This Year

5 Tips to Keep in Mind if You're Buying a Home This Year

Well, we are now into 2020 and if this is the year you're planning on buying a home there are things you can be doing now to set yourself up for homebuying success. Call it New Year's resolutions, call it a goal, whatever, these things need to be ...

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Posted in Buying, Finance
Dec. 16, 2019

How to Find a Great Deal in Portland Real Estate

How do I know if a home is a good deal?How to Find a Great Deal in Portland Real Estate

If you’re currently looking for home in the Portland Oregon area you may be apprehensive as to know whether you’re getting a good deal or not. With so many short sales, foreclosures, bank owned and owner-occupied sales on the ...

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Nov. 6, 2019

5 Strategies for House Hunters

Want to hunt for a house like an expert? These five insider tips are great ways to look for the best house compiled by real estate agents and professional home investors.

#1. Think strategically.5 Strategies for House Hunters

In order to get the right house in a hot market you must be diligent and ...

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Oct. 28, 2019

Who Pays for What in a Real Estate Transaction?

In a real estate transaction there are a lot of fees and costs involved but different parties pay for different things. For instance, your lender may pay for title insurance or may ask the buyer to pay for it. And then there are things that sellers pay for, can be ...

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Oct. 21, 2019

Tech Savvy Home Buyers and What they Look For

 

In a world of technology, it's no wonder that home buyers are looking for the home buying process to be on the cutting edge of technology also. Homebuyers and sellers are increasingly tech-savvy and looking for ways to make the transaction less painful, their lives easier and their ...

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Oct. 18, 2019

Can a Buyer See a Home Without Being Pre-Approved?

 

Being in this business for years I've seen and heard a lot of excuses on why not to get preapproved for a home loan. Even if you're buying a house with all cash, you need to have some sort of financial proof that that's the case ...

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Oct. 14, 2019

A Buyer's Agent for 2019

What is so important about a buyer's agent? 

A Buyer's Agent for 2019

I posed a question to friends and family about how they bought their first or subsequent home and whom they used. Nearly all said they used the help of a buyer's agent. Here's what they said:

"I was ...

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Oct. 4, 2019

How to Avoid Sticker Shock on New Construction

How to Avoid Sticker Shock on New Construction

So, you’ve been looking at buying new construction. That’s great! Builders and developers have been hurrying to keep up with the supply and demand of new construction. About 54% of home buyers will consider new construction if the home meets their requirements and their budget. If you've been considering ...

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Sept. 16, 2019

Portland Buyer's Agent

Do I really need a buyer's agent to purchase a home?

If you're new to the real estate market you may not be aware that there are typically two agents involved in every real estate transaction; the listing agent and the buyer's agent. While the listing agent ...

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