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Search the Portland MLS for Homes for Sale

The Portland MLS is named the RMLS which stands for Regional Multiply Listing Service.  When buyers are searching the Portland MLS for Homes for Sale they are searching on the RMLS.

While it’s fun to search the Portland MLS for Homes for Sale and consumers can use my site Buyers Agent Portland without the interruptions of pop-ups, forced registrations, etc., it’s not the only function that real estate agents use.  When we search the Portland MLS for Homes for Sale we use the RMLS data base and it’s very thorough in the information we obtain.

Search the Portland MLS for Homes for Sale

Here you can search for home for sale in Portland on the RMLS.

 

Search the Portland MLS for Homes for Sale

Keep in mind, I am a Buyers Broker.  My clients retain my services in order to assist them in their home purchase.

Buying a home and looking at pretty pictures of homes for sale on the Portland MLS are two different things.

The listing agent works for the sellers.  Do you know that when you tell them all about your ability to purchase, you might be telling them too much??

My clients have a TRUE FIDUCIARY working for them.  They search for homes on the Portland MLS but I search for homes for them as well.

Buyers Agent Portland – Buyer Focused ~~ Buyer Results

Buyers Agent Portland, LLC is an Exclusive Buyer Agency serving the Portland Metro real estate market since 1999.  The brokerage only represents Home Buyers and never home sellers. If you’re looking for a home anywhere in the Portland Metro area, there is no better representation than an Exclusive Buyers Agent.  We assist investors, folks relocating to Portland area, those moving to Portland in-state, home buyers who are looking to down-size or move-up and of course . . . love working with first-time buyers.  I help Buyers in the Portland Metro market find exactly what they need in the Tri-County markets of Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County, as well Portland cities including but not limited to:

When you’re ready, talk to an Exclusive Buyers Agent.

Exclusive Buyers Agents do not work at real estate brokerages that take listings!

An EBA’s fiduciary duty is: 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time.

Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
Buyers Agent Portland LLC

Direct: 503.810.7192

Buyers Agent Portland ~~ 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time

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Buyer AwarenessFree Real Estate Consultation:  What to Expect As a First Time Buyer

Selecting homes to tour and arranging for showings are all a major part of the first time home buying process.  But there’s so much more to buying a home.  Your buyers broker  will arrange all of this for you and help with the entire home buying process.

But what if you don’t know the process?

  • Should you get a pre-approval BEFORE you go out looking for property?
  • Can a buyer use any lender to write a loan in Oregon?
  • What is Earnest Money?

This should be a seamless process . . . Your Buyers Broker will help you identify suitable properties and perhaps you’ll fall in love at first sight . . . but what if you don’t have a loan in place?

Will your offer be as solid as it should?

Buyers Agent Portland, LLC is a Buyers Brokerage in the Portland Metro area . . . find out

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Free Real Estate Consultation: What’s Next In Buying a Home for the First Time?

Once you find a property that you would love to call home, your Buyers Broker will help you through the process.

It can be complicated, especially since you’re buying a home for the first time.  But once your Buyers Broker prepares the offer and it’s ratified, there are several contingencies that need to be satisfied before the contract proceeds to the close of escrow.

One of those very important contingencies in the purchase contrast is . . . THE HOME INSPECTION

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  • How much money does a home buyer need to have in order buy in the current market?
  • What are closing costs?
  • What is P.I.T.I.?
  • How does PMI affect the monthly mortgage?
  • What type of loans are available?
  • What is the current absorption rates?
  • Why is it important to have an Exclusive Buyers Agent representing you?
  • How long will it take to find a home?
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  • What experience does a Buyers Broker need?
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Buyers Agent Portland – Buyer Focused ~~ Buyer Results

Buyers Agent Portland, LLC is an Exclusive Buyer Agency serving the Portland Metro real estate market since 1999.  The brokerage only represents Home Buyers and never home sellers. If you’re looking for a home anywhere in the Portland Metro area, there is no better representation than an Exclusive Buyers Agent.  We assist investors, folks relocating to Portland area, those moving to Portland in-state, home buyers who are looking to down-size or move-up and of course . . . love working with first-time buyers.  I help Buyers in the Portland Metro market find exactly what they need in the Tri-County markets of Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County, as well Portland cities including but not limited to:

When you’re ready, talk to an Exclusive Buyers Agent.

Exclusive Buyers Agents do not work at real estate brokerages that take listings!

An EBA’s fiduciary duty is: 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time.

Carla Muss-Jacobs, ABR, CEBA, e-PRO, Realtor
Principal Broker/Owner

Buyers Agent Portland LLC
Direct: 503.810.7192

Buyers Agent Portland ~~ 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time

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What Are The 5 Basic Questions Buyers MUST Ask Their Loan Officer?

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What are the 5 Basic Questions Buyers MUST Ask Their Loan Officer?

As a Buyers Broker since 1999, I’ve come to know a few things in real estate.  One topic is the loan process.

While I know “of” the loan process, I do not qualify or pre-approve buyers.  They must see a local loan officer in order obtain their pre-approval and then we go out house hunting.

As an Exclusive Buyers Agent Buyers Agent Portland, LLC does NOT take listings and does NOT represent the sellers — I’ve consulted with and represented my fair share of Buyers in the Portland Metro area.

During my no-obligation consultations, I talk at length about the loan process and the following are the 5 Basic Questions Buyers Should Ask Their Loan Officer . . . in no particular order:

1.  What is my P.I.T.I.? 

Nope, P.I.T.I. isn’t a tasty flat bread from the Middle East, Pita — PITI are the four components that make up your monthly mortgage payment.

The first two parts are P.I. = Principle and Interest

The third part = Taxes, property taxes which can be paid through your mortgage at 1/12 payment per month.  I recommend this, although on some loans you can pay your property taxes separately.  This 1/12 payment is a great way to budget AND pay property taxes in an installment.

The fourth part = Insurance, hazard insurance.  Hazard insurance is mandatory condition from the lender.  You will have to have hazard insurance in place and you will have to keep the property insured.

HINT:   The loan officer will let you know what you are qualified to borrow.  But, how does this amount break-down to your montly mortgage payments?  FIND OUT!

2.  Will my pre-approval be reviewed by an Underwriter?  

Loan officers do not pass final judgement on a loan application.  While they know a heck of a lot, and certainly more than me, the Underwriter is the final decision marker.  They’re similar to the Wizard of Oz.  You never see them, but they call all the shots.  Many lenders will not have a loan application run through underwriter, but this is the best method of obtaining a SOLID pre-approval.  Ask you loan officer if you can get an underwriter’s pre-approval.

3.  Is my interest rate locked?  

There are many types of loan products and each lender will have a plethora of loan products they’re familiar with.   Some will lock a quoted interest, and that’s GREAT if the loan officer expects rates to rise.  But, they can also float the rate.  So be sure to ask them what your interest rate is . . . and if it’s locked.

4.  What will the loan cost me, what are the lender fees?  

This is a huge question and it can save you thousands.  Each lender charges for their services.  Some will charge “a point” — which is to say, they will charge 1% of the overall borrowed funds for their lender fees.  Some charge 2 points, or 2%.  FIND OUT!!

5. How long is my pre-approval good for?  

Make sure you know when that pre-approval is good through . . . many have expiration dates.  I once saw a pre-approval which had an expiration of mid-month . . . and the buyer was supposed to close at the end of the month.  That meant, the loan quoted was not valid after the 15th.  Buyer had to scramble to get their loan in place.  This wasn’t my client, by the way, because I don’t let things like this happen.

These are 5 Basic Questions to Ask Your Loan Officer.  There are more, but a good loan officer will already be addressing these things.

Homes for Sale in Beaverton

  1. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,540 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 1
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  2. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,700 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Year built: 1962
    Parking spots: 2
    Walk Score®: 38
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  3. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,112 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Year built: 2011
    Parking spots: 2
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  4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,471 sq ft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 2
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  5. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,020 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,920 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 2
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  6. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 736 sq ft
    Year built: 1977
    Walk Score®: 68
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  7. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,132 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Year built: 1949
    Parking spots: 1
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  8. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,364 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 1985
    Parking spots: 2
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  9. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,460 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 1
    Walk Score®: 36
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  10. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,182 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Parking spots: 2
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  11. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,672 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 1
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  12. 5 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,752 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,325 sqft
    Year built: 1994
    Parking spots: 3
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  13. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 984 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 1971
    Parking spots: 2
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  14. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,939 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,583 sqft
    Year built: 1976
    Parking spots: 2
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  15. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,444 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 1
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See all Real estate in the city of Beaverton.
(all data current as of 5/29/2015)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Buyers Agent Portland – Buyer Focused ~~ Buyer Results

Buyers Agent Portland, LLC is an Exclusive Buyer Agency serving the Portland Metro real estate market since 1999.  The brokerage only represents Home Buyers and never home sellers. If you’re looking for a home anywhere in the Portland Metro area, there is no better representation than an Exclusive Buyers Agent.  We assist investors, folks relocating to Portland area, those moving to Portland in-state, home buyers who are looking to down-size or move-up and of course . . . love working with first-time buyers.  I help Buyers in the Portland Metro market find exactly what they need in the Tri-County markets of Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County, as well Portland cities including but not limited to:

When you’re ready, talk to an ExclusiveBuyers Agent.

Exclusive Buyers Agents do not work at real estate brokerages that take listings!

An EBA’s fiduciary duty is: 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time.

Carla Muss-Jacobs, ABR, CEBA, e-PRO, Realtor
Principal Broker/Owner

Buyers Agent Portland LLC

Direct: 503.810.7192

Buyers Agent Portland ~~ 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time

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Why Hire an EXCLUSIVE BUYERS AGENT?

inner_img1Are All “Buyer Agents” EXCLUSIVE Buyer Agents?

To answer that in a word:  NO!

What’s the Difference Between a Buyers Agent and an Exclusive Buyers Agent?

There are ONLY two:

  1. An Exclusive Buyers Agent DOES NOT LISTINGS
  2. An Exclusive Buyers Agent DOES NOT WORK FOR A BROKER/BROKERAGE THAT TAKES LISTINGS

What’s the Definition of an Exclusive Buyers Agent?

An exclusive buyer agent (EBA) is a U.S. real estate firm (or an agent or broker who works in such a company) that represents only buyers of real estate. EBA firms never take listings and, therefore, never represent the seller in a real estate transaction.

Exclusive buyer agent firms have chosen this business model in order eliminate the conflict of interest that exists when one firm attempts to represent both buyer and seller in the same transaction. ~~ Wikipedia.org

The General Public is Mislead By Some Buyers Agents in Portland Who Falsely Advertise they are “Exclusive Buyers Agents“!

I’ve seen their advertising, perhaps you have too??  SHAME ON THEM!!  BUYER BEWARE!!  It’s misleading to the general public when an agent makes claims of being an Exclusive Buyers Agent in Portland when in fact, they hang their license with a Brokerage that takes listings.

For example, if you are a real estate agent with Prudential, Re/Max, Keller Williams or other “listing” brokerages . . . those brokerages TAKE LISTINGS.  You can not work for a brokerage who takes listings and claim you are an exclusive buyers agent in Portland.  This is false advertising, misleading AND a violation of the National Association of Realtors Codes of Ethics.

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REALTORS® shall be honest and truthful in their real estate communications and shall present a true picture in their advertising, marketing, and other representations.

Keep in mind, an “AGENT” is an agent of the BROKERAGE.

If the Brokerage takes listings . . . a Buyers Agent is misleading the general public if they claim to be an “EXCLUSIVE BUYERS AGENT

An Exclusive Buyers Agent Portland works only for BUYERS — exclusively.  They NEVER, EVER take a listing and Exclusive Buyers Agents don’t work at a broker/brokerage that do.

If a Realtor® tells you they are an Exclusive Buyer Agent in Portland, or any other area, and they work a t a brokerage that takes listings . . . they are not being accurate, they are misleading. While they, themselves, might only work with buyers, they are still sub-agents of ALL the listings in that brokerage — and therefore, can NOT be Exclusive Buyers Agent Portland.

The following is an excerpt from The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s  guide entitled: “Shopping For Your Home Loan

“Frequently, the first person you consult about buying a home is a real estate agent or broker. Although these agents and brokers provide helpful advice, they may legally be representing the interests of the seller and not yours. You can ask your family and friends for recommendations.

It is your responsibility to search for an agent who will represent your interests in the real estate transaction. If you want someone to represent only your interests, consider hiring an “exclusive buyer’s agent”, who will be working for you.” – Page.6

Buyer Beware

Sadly, there are agents in the Portland area who brand and market themselves to the general public as Exclusive Buyers Agent Portland.

They are either too ignorant to know the difference, or are too slick and use Exclusive Buyers Agent Portland as their misleading marketing.

Your Exclusive Buyers Agent can assist you in finding the RIGHT property!

Search some Beaverton Current Listings

  1. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,540 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 1
    Broker reciprocity icon
  2. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,700 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Year built: 1962
    Parking spots: 2
    Walk Score®: 38
    Broker reciprocity icon
  3. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,112 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Year built: 2011
    Parking spots: 2
    Broker reciprocity icon
  4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,471 sq ft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 2
    Broker reciprocity icon
  5. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,020 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,920 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 2
    Broker reciprocity icon
  6. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 736 sq ft
    Year built: 1977
    Walk Score®: 68
    Broker reciprocity icon
  7. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,132 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Year built: 1949
    Parking spots: 1
    Broker reciprocity icon
  8. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,364 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 1985
    Parking spots: 2
    Broker reciprocity icon
  9. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,460 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 1
    Walk Score®: 36
    Broker reciprocity icon
  10. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,182 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Parking spots: 2
    Broker reciprocity icon

See all Real estate in the city of Beaverton.
(all data current as of 5/29/2015)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Do Exclusive Buyers Agents Work for a Listing Brokerage?

Again, a simple answer in one word: NO!

Exclusive Buyers Agents are just that — EXCLUSIVE.

  • Exclusive Buyer Agents in Portland DO NOT take listings
  • Exclusive Buyer Agents in Portland DO NOT work for a Brokerage that lists properties
  • Exclusive Buyer Agents in Portland DO NOT represent the sellers
  • Exclusive Buyer Agents in Portland DO NOT work for a Brokerage that does represent sellers

An Exclusive Buyers Agent in Portland is a Real Estate Agent that works only for Buyers and never Sellers.

An Exclusive Buyers Agent in Portland is a Real Estate Agent that does not work for a brokerage that has listings

How Can I Tell if a Real Estate Agent Practices Exclusive Buyer Agency?

Simple ask two questions:

  1. Does your brokerage take listings? –If they answer YES . . . they can not be practicing as an Exclusive Buyers Agent
  2. Does your brokerage represent sellers? — If they answer YES . . . the can not be practicing an an Exclusive Buyers Agent.

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Buyers Agent Portland – Buyer Focused ~~ Buyer Results

Buyers Agent Portland, LLC is an Exclusive Buyer Agency serving the Portland Metro real estate market since 1999.  The brokerage only represents Home Buyers and never home sellers. If you’re looking for a home anywhere in the Portland Metro area, there is no better representation than an Exclusive Buyers Agent.  We assist investors, folks relocating to Portland area, those moving to Portland in-state, home buyers who are looking to down-size or move-up and of course . . . love working with first-time buyers.  I help Buyers in the Portland Metro market find exactly what they need in the Tri-County markets of Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County, as well Portland cities including but not limited to:

When you’re ready, talk to an Exclusive Buyers Agent.

Exclusive Buyers Agents do not work at real estate brokerages that take listings!

An EBA’s fiduciary duty is: 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time.

Carla Muss-Jacobs, ABR, CEBA, e-PRO, Realtor
Principal Broker/Owner

Buyers Agent Portland LLC
Direct: 503.810.7192

Buyers Agent Portland ~~ 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time

All rights reserved©

How Your Tax Refund Can Help You Buy a Home

Your tax refund could be the answer you have been waiting for in making your dream of owning a home come true.

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With interest rates still at historic lows, buying a home is as affordable as ever.
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