Buying an Inexpensive Luxury Home In the Portland Metro Area

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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

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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 […]

Buying a Home in the Portland Metro Real Estate Market? Whose Interests Should Come First . . . Yours or the Sellers?

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When Buying a Home Whose Interests are More Important? As a Buyer, you want to ensure you have a true fiduciary representing your best interests . . . . .  . don’t you??? What is a Fiduciary? A Real Estate Fiduciary is a Real Estate Agent that represents only one side — NOT BOTH — […]

Condos for Sale in Portland OR

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Condos for Sale in Portland OR For many home buyers who are looking to buy, they are looking specifically for Condos for Sale in Portland.  Why?   There are many advantages to buying a condo for sale in Portland OR such as: close to work, close to areas of interest, activity in condo complexes such […]

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 […]