real estate: New Listing in Murrayhill - 11160 SW Chickadee Ter, Beaverton OR - 06/21/17 03:38 PM
 
New Listing in Murrayhill - 11160 SW Chickadee Ter, Beaverton OR
 
 
New view listing in Murrayhill with remodeled kitchen featuring slab granite throughout. Open to family room with dramatic high ceiling and fireplace. Light and bright with views to the West Hills and Mt Hood. Lives like a single level home, with Master Suite on main level (2BD/2BA main - 2BD/1BA lower). Newer 50 year roof and double pane windows.
 
 
Enjoy the Murrayhill community with tree-lined streets, walking/biking trails, pools, spa, tennis, sport court, rec room, and more. Well regarded schools, including Nancy Ryles Elementary and new Mountainside High for 2017/18. Close to … (3 comments)

real estate: Coming Soon in Murrayhill - 11160 SW Chickadee Ter, Beaverton OR - 06/09/17 05:22 PM
Coming Soon in Murrayhill - 11160 SW Chickadee Ter, Beaverton OR
 
4 bedrooms with main floor master, 2.5 baths, 2,579 sqft.
 
  
Located in the sought-after Murrayhill community. Sweeping Cascade views from multiple rooms. Single-level living with master suite (plus 2nd bedroom/office/den and bath) on the main floor. Light pours into the updated kitchen open to great room. Two bedrooms, full bath, large bonus room, and extra storage area complete the lower level.
 
Updates include 50 year roof, Milgard windows, kitchen with slab granite counters, exterior siding and brick, and spray on attic insulation.  
 
The Murrayhill Home Town Center includes three pools, hot tub, wading pool, … (2 comments)

real estate: Buy Investment Properties with 100% Financing - 05/22/17 03:05 PM
 
Buy Investment Properties with 100% Financing
 
Yes, it's true!
You can get 100% financing for investment properties…..as long as you have a line of credit to fund your down payment. With the right lender, you can set up a line of credit for free with no appraisal cost.
This is how many smart investors have purchased multiple properties with no money out of pocket.  
 
Take out a line of credit on your primary residence (or existing rental property, but you'll get better terms on a primary residence)
Use the line of credit for the down payment – you only need a 15% down payment on a 1 … (5 comments)

real estate: First-Time Portland Home Buyers get 3.625% Loans - 04/03/17 04:43 PM
 
First-Time Portland Home Buyers get 3.625% Loans
 
 
Thinking of buying your first home? Know anyone who is? There's a loan program in Oregon that can make a big difference for first-time home buyers.  
 
It's called the RateAdvantage Home Loan...offered by the State of Oregon, with a low, low rate of 3.625%. This interest rate is fixed for the life of the loan, either 15 or 30 year term. FHA approval criteria are used, with a minimum 3.5% down payment. There is also a down payment assistance program with a slightly higher rate.
 
There are people who think no money is available in this program. I've … (0 comments)

real estate: The Home Ownership Rate = Clickbait - 03/31/17 03:08 PM
 
The Home Ownership Rate = Clickbait
 
Read the headlines and the home ownership rate is now the lowest since the 1957, or the lowest in 20 years, or the lowest since the late Jurassic period! There's been a regular parade of articles with some version of this headline. Sounds relevant to a Real Estate Broker who needs to stay current with market trends to best advise clients. So I read 'em...but mostly for entertainment.
 
 
Yes, the home ownership rate has dropped significantly from the 2005 high, but that was an artificial high. In October, 1999, the Glass-Steagall banking regulations (enacted in the 1930's in response to … (0 comments)

real estate: Is It Time to Trade Up to a Larger Home? - 03/28/17 12:41 PM
 
 
Is it time for you to trade up to a larger home?
 
 
 
Was your current home perfect when you moved in? But maybe you've outgrown it with kids, a spouse, pets, or a recent promotion. Now you're thinking about a bigger place...maybe a different neighborhood, or a different school district. Could you use another bathroom? If your quality of life is suffering, consider cashing out your increased equity and trading up to a larger home.
 
The first step is to consider a few things. Can you afford the move and are your finances in good shape? Can you sell your current house for … (1 comments)

real estate: Portland Real Estate Market Update 12/2016 - 12/20/16 03:05 PM
Portland Real Estate Market Update 12/2016
 
 
Portland metro experienced cooler activity in November, compared to both last month and November 2015. Closed sales (2,434) ended 13.1% ahead of November 2015, despite a 6.0% decrease from October 2016. This was the strongest November for closings in the area since 2005, when 2,623 closings were recorded for the month. Pending sales (2,266) decreased 9.5% from November 2015 (2,504) and 20.2% from October 2016 (2,841), though these pending sales are higher than in November of prior years. Similarly, new listings (2,080) fell 3.2% short of the 2,148 new listings offered last year in November 2015 … (3 comments)

 
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