Buying

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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Sept. 16, 2019

Benefits of Using a Buyer's Agent

Now let's see the same scenario with the buyer's enlisting the help of their own buyer's agent.

(Read the first part of this scenario here)Benefits of Using a Buyer's Agent

 

The buyers enter the open house and quickly inform the listing agent they are already working with a buyer's agent ...

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Sept. 2, 2019

What's the Difference in Price Between Vancouver and Portland?

Currently, as of the publishing of this post, the average home price in Portland is $417,000 and the average home price in Vancouver is $323,000. Quite a big difference for folks looking for a single-family home. In addition, the market is now hotter in Vancouver than it is ...

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July 25, 2019

How Do I Know How Healthy an HOA Is?

How Do I Know How Healthy an HOA Is?

If you are considering buying a home in a homeowners association it's important to know the health of that Association before finalizing the purchase. The homeowners association maintains consistency with the properties, helps manage communication between homeowners, and has a set of bylaws and rules that all homeowners must ...

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