Buying

July 3, 2019

Does the Highest Price Offer Always Get Accepted?

The real estate market in Portland is on fire right now. There are a lot of homes and condominiums to buy as well as a lot of buyers on the market. We've seen a few homes sell for over asking price and multiple offer situations. Because of this, buyers ...

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July 1, 2019

Can the Seller Be Present During a Buyer's Inspection?

Does a does the seller or homeowner have to leave the property when the buyer conducts the home inspection?Can the Seller Be Present During a Buyer's Inspection?

There is no law that requires sellers or homeowners to leave their property during an inspection. While this might be the legality behind it, the social aspect of it is quite ...

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June 26, 2019

10 Great Questions to Ask When Buying a House

10 Great Questions to Ask When Buying a House

Buying a home can be exciting and a little scary at the same time. You want to get the best deal and you want a home that you're going to love for years so in doing so, here are some common questions you might want to ask yourself.

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June 10, 2019

3 Creative Tips About Buying Your Dream Vacation Property - 2

This is continuing how to buy your dream vacation home in the Portland or Vancouver area.

3 Creative Tips About Buying Your Dream Vacation Property

If your home has enough equity that allows you to buy a vacation home outright you may be able to use a portion of it to make needed renovations or remodel once closing is ...

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June 10, 2019

3 Creative Tips About Buying Your Dream Vacation Property - 3

What if you use a tax-advantaged retirement plan to buy the home or make an initial down payment?

3 Creative Tips About Buying Your Dream Vacation Property

This path can be a little bit risky and can incur penalties. If you are getting the finances from a traditional IRA or 401(k) before age 59 1/2 you may ...

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June 10, 2019

3 Creative Tips About Buying Your Dream Vacation Property

Looking for the perfect vacation home in the Portland or Vancouver area is not difficult but finding your dream home might take a little creative research. While we love buying and selling properties for folks all over the Portland Metro area including parts of southern Washington, finding a dream vacation ...

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June 6, 2019

May's Top Buying Tips for Home Buyers

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 ...

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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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