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How To Know When It’s The Right Time to Sell Your Portland House!

Maybe you’ve been on the fence about selling your house. You are wondering if it’s the right time. We have put together a few questions to ask yourself to help you determine if it’s the right time to sell your Portland home!  What is the property doing for you? Your house should be doing one of these […]

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Local Pronunciations When Buying or Selling Houses in Oregon

If you are buying or selling houses in Oregon, you need to know how to pronounce certain words like a native Oregonian.  Pronouncing locations differently than an Oregonian, is a sure way to let people know that you are freshly new to Oregon.  For example, many non-Oregonians pronounce Oregon wrong.  Pronouncing it (Or-ee-gone) not only irritates […]

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The New Way To Sell Your Home in Portland

There is a new way to sell your house in Portland! You don’t have to list in order to get a great price! Are you planning on selling your house? Before you commit to an agent or try to sell it on your own, learn about the new way of selling your home! For most […]

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What is Market Value vs Assessed Value in Portland

When it’s time to sell your Portland home, there can be some confusion when determining the value. If you REALLY want to know what it is worth, you can pay to have an appraisal done. An agent should be able to provide you with detailed CMA reports, letting you know what is going on in […]

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What It REALLY Costs To Sell Your Home in Portland

Listing your home isn’t free. There are costs, chores and a lot of work that goes into getting your home ready for the market. Before you list your home, think about the time, energy and money that go into it. If you have a direct buyer, with a great offer, it is often preferred to […]

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What, Exactly, are Closing Costs in Portland?

You’ve likely heard about closing costs, but do you know everything that they include? Check out our closing cost “FAQ” to learn more about what closing costs are all about. What Are Closing Costs Exactly in Portland? Closing costs refer to all of the fees that must be paid at the closing table. Depending on […]

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Costs of Listing With An Agent in Portland

When selling your Portland home, don’t rush into signing with an agent until you run some numbers and learn about all of your options. There are many costs of listing with an agent, sometimes a direct sell is a more lucrative choice. Educate yourself on all scenarios before you sign a listing agreement that binds you […]

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5 Features of a Profitable Investment Property in Portland

You’ve probably heard the horror stories about people who buy a property for investment purposes, and then that property turns out to be a huge money pit rather than a money-making asset. It can certainly happen, but it doesn’t have to if you keep in mind these 5 features of a profitable investment property in […]

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5 Ways to Buy Investment Property With Bad Credit in Portland

Investing in real estate is one of the best things that you can do to improve your financial portfolio, set up a passive income for yourself, and create some automatic wealth. The problem is that, if you go the traditional route, you may find that you are up to a dead end. Traditional banks and […]

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4 Ways to Market Your Property to Cash Buyers in Portland

Cash buyers expedite the real estate sales process. There aren’t pending mortgage contingencies or potential qualification problems. Cash buyers are experienced buyers who don’t freak out at every little inspection turn. While a cash buyer may happen upon the “for sale sign” or Multiple Listing Service (MLS) listing, marketing specifically to cash buyers takes some […]

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