10 Tips For Portland First Time Home Buyers

Finding the Best Real Estate Agent

10 Tips for Portland First Time Home Buyers   First Time Home Buying Tip #1:  Engage the services of an experienced Buyers Agent to represent you! Find a Portland Realtor® who has experience representing Buyers. This is especially useful for first time buyers in Portland.  Preferably engage the services of a Buyers Broker.  Better still try to hire an Exclusive […]

Condos for Sale in Portland With a Good Walk Score

Condos for sale in North Portland

Condos for Sale in Portland With a Good Walk Score Whenever I’m representing a client who is looking for a condo for sale in the Portland area, one for main criteria is a good Walk Score. A good Walk Score is many things to many people. Some of my clients are looking for condos for […]

Are You a Medical Doctor in the Portland Metro Area Looking for a Physician Loan?

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Medical Doctors Looking for a Physician Loan We all know that becoming a medical doctor took a lot of time and hard work and cha’ching . . . money!  Most mortgage lenders will look at those . . . oh, gosh . . . I hate to say the dirty word — student loans — when […]

Buying an Inexpensive Luxury Home In the Portland Metro Area

Luxury Homes for sale in Lake Oswego

Buying An Inexpensive Luxury Home in the Portland Area Maybe the title of this post should be buying a Luxury Home inexpensively, or Buying a Luxury Home Cheaply . . . The point is, if you are considering the purchase of a Luxury homes for sale in the Portland Metro real estate market now is […]

Homes for Sale in Beaverton Under $250,000

Homes for Sale in Beaverton Under $250000

Homes for Sale in Beaverton Under $250,000 When I first started out in real estate in 1999 the first time buyer price cut-off was about $150,000. However, when I first relocated to the Portland Metro area in 1990, I could buy a 3 bed / 2 bath home in Beaverton, brand new for $89,000! Times […]

Want to Buy a House? Top 5 Things You Need to Know

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Want to Buy a House?  Top 5 Things You Need to Know Buying a house is not, and I repeat is NOT, an “as seen on TV” process. Want to Buy a House?  Top 5 Things You Need To Know 1.  You Need a Buyers Agent.  Try to retain representation from an Exclusive Buyers Agent. […]

How Interest Rates Affect A Buyers Purchase Power

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 How Interest Rates Affect A Buyers Purchase Power Interest rates are just as important to a borrowers / buyers to keep their eye on. Interest rates and purchase power can lower the price points when looking to buy based on the list price. How so?  Well . . . many buyers are on a monthly […]

Portland Real Estate Questions: How Can I Find a Good Home Inspector?

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Portland Real Estate Questions: How Can I Find a Good Home Inspector? One of the most important aspects of purchasing a home in Portland is finding a Portland home inspector to perform a thorough home inspection. Although the Sales Agreement* in our local market contains an “As Is” clause, this does NOT prevent buyers from […]

Homes for Sale in Estacada

homes for sale in Estacada

Homes for Sale in Estacada While it may be a little further out, Homes for Sale in Estacada are a nice alternative to the commute if you happen to work in Oregon City.  Even the drive to the Portland Downtown area is better then the clogged arteries of driving in from Hillsboro, let’s say. There’s […]

New Homes for Sale in the New Year 2015

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New Homes for Sale in the New Year 2015 Several year ago, after the housing bubble burst, new homes for sale and new construction were hit hard too.  I remember driving to subdivisions that had been platted for new homes, but no new homes were going in!  I remember new homes for sale being sold […]