Buying

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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April 1, 2019

5 Things to Think About Before Buying That Condo

If you’re in the market for a new home in Seattle, a condominium can be a charming and convenient option. Condos are often less expensive to buy than houses or townhouses, and they can offer conveniences you might not otherwise be able to afford. Yet there are caveats to condo ...

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March 18, 2019

First Time Home Buying Advice for Newlyweds

Did you know that buying or selling a house can be more stressful than losing a job, getting divorced, or going bankrupt? It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the home buying process and if you are coupling buying your first home with a recent marriage, you're probably ...

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March 5, 2019

How Easy is it to Compete with Multiple Offers?

How Easy is it to Compete with Multiple Offers?

Well, we're back! Or the market is, I should say. And we're seeing a lot of multiple offer situations on both our listings and with those buying.  So how can buyers really make their offer stand out from the ...

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March 1, 2019

When are all the Home Buying Payments Due?

When are all the Home Buying Payments Due?

When buying a home, there's really no such thing as no money down. Even if you're going with a lender or a home loan like a USDA that allows for zero money down, not having any money for out-of-pocket costs is usually not a wise idea, so homebuyers ...

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Feb. 25, 2019

What to Know BEFORE Buying That Condo

Buying a condo or just considering it? There is a big difference between a house and a condo so it's important to understand what you're getting into before actually getting into it. Downtown Portland has some great buildings with a lot of character and price ranges so if ...

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Feb. 1, 2019

How to Be Ready for the Spring Real Estate Season

It's often said that the Super Bowl weekend is the kickoff to the spring real estate season, so don't be surprised if you see an uptick in showings next week if your house is on the market. But what if you're a buyer? How can you prepare ...

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Dec. 5, 2018

Don't Make These 4 Real Estate Closing Mistakes

Don't Make These 4 Real Estate Closing Mistakes

The closing process happens when you finalize all the documents and paperwork necessary for buying real estate and all deeds are recorded and funds are dispersed. This closing can only happen when every notch falls into place and there are a lot of notches! So, there's a chance that ...

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Dec. 3, 2018

Buying a House Without Seeing it First

The real estate market in Portland may be different than let’s say, Florida or Hawaii. When some parts of the country go into their busy season, we slow down and fall and winter start to press down on us. But that doesn’t mean people stop buying and selling homes. If ...

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Oct. 26, 2018

Why is Fall a Good Time to Buy Real Estate?

Why is Fall a Good Time to Buy Real Estate?

There are 1,000,001 articles out there about why fall is a good time to buy a house.… Or summer, or spring, or winter. So which is it? Is there really a good time of the year to buy a house?

Let's break the seasons down; homeowners ...

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