realtor: The Best Condo in Downtown Portland for the Price - $429,000 - 06/12/07 10:51 AM
This condo in Portland's fareless square has been remodeled extensively.  From hardwood floors throughout except for the tile floors in the baths - to rich cherry cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.  This is 1497 square feet of superb living with views of Mt. Hood, the Williamette River and the Tram. 
American Plaza amenities include two swimming pools, and exercise and weight room. club room, and plenty of guest parking. 
Your will be just two blocks from the Trolley and fareless square to take you downtown for the theater, opera, ballet, symphony, jazz, and restaurants - or slip on over to NW … (0 comments)

realtor: Since January, 134 mortgage companies have gone out of business. - 06/06/07 04:15 AM
 
 Our Oregon legislators are about to run amuck again - please contact your representative and senator  and plead with them to kill Senate Bill 965
Regarding Oregon Senate Bill 965:
Here's an interesting article from the Oregonian.  The Bill is receiving some criticism.  However, it's been slanted to look like it's only coming from the mortgage lending community.  Read it HERE.
I have also attached another brief commentary.  It is very important that the lawmakers hear from folks outside of the lending industry.  This Bill will have very real consequences for the housing market as a whole if it passes in it's current form.  It … (0 comments)

realtor: Quit Wasting Paper With This Program! - 06/04/07 10:21 AM
Ever so often my printer takes a fit and prints pages with one or two lines that belong on the previous page - on a separate page.
Now there is finally a solution to this problem that is inexpensive and really a great idea. In addition for the same price, it allows you to print, or email any file as a pdf file. In the printing process, this program lets you preview the pages, and eliminate any you do not want to print. Also if you just want a record of the text, you can eliminate the images - save that color … (1 comments)

realtor: Why Your Real Estate Agent Should Go On Broker's Tour - 05/23/07 07:58 AM
When I first started in real estate in the late 80's, real estate agents would tour properties on Broker Open day.  Lately not nearly as many are touring and I feel they are short changing themselves as well as their clients.
Sure, they say look at the homes on the internet, but that is not a way to really get a feel for the floor plan and the neighborhood.   Either spinning virtual tours make you dizzy and/or less desirable aspects of the neighborhood are not shown.
This REALTOR® feels to really service buyers and seller, you must tour.  Only by doing this can … (1 comments)

realtor: Reason To Live In West Linn Oregon - 05/19/07 09:14 AM
•1.        Excellent Schools
•2.        Lots of City Parks
•3.        Good Public Library
•4.        A Weekday and evening Farmers Market
•5.        Access to fishing and boating on the Willamette River
•6.        Mini-shopping areas close to all parts of town
•7.        Easy access to major shopping malls
•8.        Interesting local shops, restaurants, and boutiques
•9.        Peacefulness of suburban living with easy access to downtown Portland
•10.    Public transportation, freeway, and  airport accessibility
 
Feel free to add your reasons for living in West Linn in the comments.   
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realtor: One of My Favorite Spots for a Donut! - 05/18/07 05:19 AM
Said I would include some of my bakery weaknesses from time to time.  Here is a great place to get a cake donut with chocolate icing  - my favorite.  The donut is moist with the batter having a slight sweet flavor, unlike the cardboard taste available at some of the chain bakeries.
Stop by Donut Day - 18295 Tualatin Valley Highway in Beaverton.  It is one of my favorite stopping points when I am going to listings at points West like the one I currently have at 1823 SE Spruce St in Hillsboro.  
This is a great buy at $257,500 for a 3 … (0 comments)

realtor: Search For Your Portland Metro Home By Neighborhood - 05/11/07 03:40 PM
 
Now you can just click on a map of the Portland Metro area and select the neighborhood where you would like to live.
Select multiple neighborhoodsSelect your price rangeSelect the number of bedrooms and baths.Each day you will receive a map and list of the new listings, and price changes too, for homes in your family's favorite neighborhoods.
Watch the market and be advised when one of your favorite homes goes pending and closes.
Want to see a home?  With a click of the mouse you can send an email to "Wes" to arrange a showing or if you are really in a hurry … (0 comments)

realtor: Moving Cartons - Portland Metro Ara - 05/11/07 03:24 AM
So you are moving and running short of cartons, your friends have given all they have, other movers have beat you to the free cartons on CraigsList, and you don't want to pay the prices for new cartons at the moving and storage companies.
Then check out this website:  http://www.cartonserviceonline.com/
They have both new and used cartons at reasonable prices.   I prefer their 1.5 cubic yard carton which holds a good bit, but can still be picked up by one person.  I won't quote prices here, but check out the website or give them a call and I think you will be pleasantly … (0 comments)

realtor: Hillsboro Oregon Starter Home - $257,500 for sale - 05/10/07 06:49 AM
Three bedroom two bath home on large corner lot, with hardwood floors and fireplace.  Newer gas forced air furnace with high efficiency multi-speed blower.  Built in 1962 but has been updated with double paned vinyl windows throughout the living spaces.  Has an irrigation well for the garden and the landscaping so this home has it all.
Visit  http://equitygroup.com/mls=7039517 for more details, then call your real estate agent or "Wes" for a private showing.
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realtor: Buying Tactics in Changing Markets. - 05/09/07 09:16 AM
Buying Tactics in Changing Markets
Over the last three decades, the real estate industry has seen unprecedented growth and profitability. Rates of home appreciation have been on a steady incline, resulting in many highly competitive housing markets. In many areas throughout the country, prospective homebuyers have been obliged to spend more, settle for less, or risk losing out on the housing hunt altogether.
Gradually, the market is beginning to show signs of changing. While certain areas remain highly active, national benchmarks such as rate of appreciation, average days on market and housing inventory indicate that real estate overall is edging towards a … (0 comments)

realtor: Will You Give Your Kids A Chance? - 05/02/07 02:24 AM
Will You Give Your Kids A Chance?
(Five Facts You Need To Know)  
 Fact # 1:  The "Have's" and the "Have Nots"
The gap between the rich and poor is growing rapidly across the United States.  In 1994, for the first time since such records were kept, the richest 20% of US households received a greater share of national income than the middle three-fifths combined.  The bottom 40% were worse off in inflation-adjusted terms in 1993 than similarly situated people two decades earlier.  (Source:  US Department of Labor)  
Fact # 2: A College Education is the Difference
Earnings of full-time workers … (0 comments)

 
W. E. "Wes" Sanders, Broker, ABR, CRS, GRI (Wes Sanders Realty)

W. E. "Wes" Sanders

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West Linn, OR

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