Portland Real Estate

May 15, 2012

Portland Real Estate Foreclosure Myths

Since mass foreclosures started hitting the Portland real estate market around the time of the real estate downturn, many misconceptions about foreclosures have been floating around.  The myths and rumors were spread and many Portland real estate buyers tried to understand what was real. Many misconceptions have come and gone, we still ...

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May 8, 2012

From the Buyers Side - The Short Sale Process

Just like a traditional or equity real estate transaction, a Portland real estate buyer will make an offer to the seller. And as it is in a traditional sale, the seller may not entertain an offer unless it is written, has earnest monies and pre approval letters included. The seller then ...

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May 5, 2012

Why Renting Out Portland Real Estate Could Cost More Than Listing

In the Portland real estate market, homes for sale are selling for about the same as they were in 2003.  Selling and recouping your investment can be hard.  Some owners who have Portland homes for sale are turning to renting when their home is not selling.  Can doing so actually ...

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May 5, 2012

Portland Buyers Agents: Looking Out For the Buyers Best Interest

 

 

Before buyers were able to use their own representation, all agents in the transaction represented the seller. Regardless of what broker the agent worked for, they were a sub-agent for the seller. So, even if you thought you were being represented you were not. Sort of like having ...

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March 23, 2012

For Sale By Owner (FSBO) vs. Listing with a Portland Real Estate Broker

Listing with a Portland Realtor vs For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

Lets take a look at trying sell your home as a For Sale By Owner (aka FSBO) vs. hiring a professional Portland Real Estate broker to get your home sold.  While there are some deals that have gone smoothly without the ...
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Nov. 16, 2011

Portland Real Estate – October 2011 Market Update

 

The average sale price of Portland real estate for Ocotber 2011 fell 3.5% from the prior month of September 2011.   The $9500 decrease in average sale price ($268,200 to $257,800) is typical for this time of year.  Portland real estate sales will start to slow ...

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Oct. 6, 2011

Benefits of Using a Buyer's Agent When Buying Portland Real Estate

 

There are some common misconceptions when you are buying Portland real estate.  Two that come to mind are that you can either do a better job yourself in sourcing a home for sale,  or that you are going to get a better deal if you approach the listing agent ...

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Oct. 3, 2011

How To Attract Top Dollar Buyers to Your Portland Real Estate Listing

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We have heard it all before, most sellers expect “top dollar” for their homes and most buyers want to pay “rock bottom” prices.  However, there are buyers who will pay more for your home and they will not give it a second thought.  How do you attract them?

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Sept. 16, 2011

Reasons to List Instead of Renting Your Portland Real Estate

 

In this buyers market, it is tougher than ever to sell a house.  Some owners who have Portland homes for sale are turning to renting when their home is not selling.  Can doing so actually lose you money?

Renting may seem like an easy fix but,  it may not ...

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Aug. 16, 2011

Portland Real Estate – July 2011 Market Update

Looking at the average sale price of Portland real estate for July 2011, you see an upswing of  3% from the prior month of June 2011.   The $9000 increase in average sale price ($267,100 to $275,100) is the second month in a row prices went up.  The ...

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