To buy or to rent

To buy or to rent

Recent graduates, young couples, relocating professionals and others have all asked themselves this question at one point or another. While each option has its benefits, the decision to purchase an apartment, condominium or house as opposed to renting, is complex and...
Sellers Market in Portland

Sellers Market in Portland

Seller’s Market Developing As Home Seller’s Take Heart In Encouraging 2013 Price Gains You have an existing home for sale in Portland, OR, but you’ve been reluctant to place it on the market through a real estate agent. With everything that you’ve been hearing about...
How Much Should I Expect to Pay on Closing Costs?

How Much Should I Expect to Pay on Closing Costs?

Whether you’re looking to buy your first home, or trading up to a larger one, there are many costs – on top of the purchase price – that you must figure into your calculation of affordability. These extra fees, such as taxes and other additional costs, could surprise...
Guide for Home Buyers

Guide for Home Buyers

Buying a home can be simultaneously exciting and overwhelming. Understanding current market conditions, finding the perfect property, negotiating, and closing are just some of the daunting tasks facing a property buyer entering the market. Hiring a REALTOR® to assist...
Saving Money – A guide to saving thousands of dollars

Saving Money – A guide to saving thousands of dollars

Buying a home is one of the most expensive purchases you’ll ever make, and by following some simple guidelines you can stand to save thousands of dollars. If you’re like most people shopping for a home you’re probably trying to match a home that fits your needs...
Stop Paying Rent – A guide to becoming a homeowner

Stop Paying Rent – A guide to becoming a homeowner

From basement suites to full houses, renting is a huge business in this country. If you currently rent, you know that paying out those hundreds of dollars every month to line the pockets of your landlord is not a pleasant task. However, like most renters you probably...