Portland Homes and Real Estate
2013 is a great time to consider purchasing a home or property in the Portland Oregon area. If this is your very first time purchasing there are some things that you need to know before starting your online or in person search.
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Even if this is your tenth time purchasing a home it helps to get a refresher course on new rules or any law changes that may take place that may affect your taxes or you’re purchasing strategy. If you’re planning on purchasing a home using a home loan you’ll need to obtain funds ahead of time before even searching for a house. This saves time and headaches in the future and narrows down the search to homes just in your price range. Find a lender you trust and feel comfortable with and get the best rate, fees, and points for your situation. Once you have a good idea of how much home you can actually afford make sure you contact a buyer’s agent that exclusively helps buyers find and purchase the right home for their needs. Without the help of a trusted buyer’s agent you may end up spending more than you wanted to on a home you’re not sure you wanted. Enlisting the help of a listing agent can mean you don’t always get the best deal and the best terms. Listing agents specialize in helping sellers, not buyers. While a Realtor® or real estate agent can do both sides of the transaction, it really helps to have someone that only looks out for the best interest of your needs and budget.
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The Portland real estate market is booming with great homes, short sale and bank owned deals, fabulous condos and vacant lots ready to build on. As your agent I want you to get the best rate and deal for what you need. Whether it’s a home with a view, waterfront property, large, fenced back yard or a small condo in the city; finding exactly what suits your taste and style is my specialty. Check out: Smaller Homes in Portland's Arts District
As a buyer’s agent for the Portland real estate market I not only know the market but I know the neighborhoods and how much you should be paying for a home. I can tell you details of building and construction materials, commuting routes from different neighborhoods and communities, and if a home is overpriced and what we should be offering on it.
Don’t trust your next Portland real estate purchase to just anyone and especially not the listing agent of any one particular property. Let’s get the job done right, close quickly, and for the right price and terms. Contact Me anytime to get started.