Relocating to Beaverton, OR

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Relocating to BeavertonRelocating to Beaverton, OR

I've assisted many buyers relocating to Beaverton, OR from all areas of the nation: San Diego, Chicago, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Boston and parts in between.  The majority of buyers relocating to Beaverton typically move up from California.  Even with families "down south" relocating to Beaverton makes sense.  Travel is relatively inexpensive forth/back, and it's a short commute . . . about 4 hours from start to finish (airport to airport.)

Buyers relocating to Beaverton move for a variety of reasons.  But the main reasons are:  job relocation, retirement, housing prices.

Things to consider when relocating to Beaverton for retirement:

  • Your lifestyle is very important at this juncture.  Do you want to golf, attend the wonderful theater district we have downtown?  Being close to family / friends might be another reason you're relocating to Beaverton.
  • Will you be paying cash?  If not, it's essential you talk with a lender about your move beforehand.  Fixed incomes are handled differently, and a good lender will assist you with this element of your move.
  • Do you want to stop driving?  A lot of former clients just didn't want to use their car that much, and it's understandable. 
  • Do you want to live in a 55-older community?  We have them.

Things to consider when relocating to Beaverton for housing prices:

  • The Metro Portland market has always been more affordable them similar areas on the West Coast.  Many people (job relocation or retirement) have opted at relocating to Beaverton just for this reason alone.
  • The inventory of suitable housing is good now, and since I began my real estate practice, inventory has been level.  The demand doesn't undermine supply.  Sometimes, this does help in keeping pricing down.
  • Prices are always determined with what a buyer is willing to spend.  Relocating to Beaverton is no different.  Finding a good Exclusive Buyers Agent to show you the best bang for your buck makes sense.

Things to consider when relocating to Beaverton for employment/job relocation:

  • Make sure you have your job lined up.  Proof of employment will be required by your lender
  • Make sure you acclimate yourself to the daily-life nuances: shopping, schools, transport (traffic, bus and/or MAX routes, walk ability in neighbors, etc.).  A good Exclusive Buyers Agent can help get you familiar with the lay-of-the-land.
  • Make sure you align your move with your interests; dining, restaurants, funky/eclectic neighbors, etc.

There's certainly a lot to think about when making ANY home purchase . . . and when contemplating a big move, such as relocating to Beaverton, you want to talk with someone who will assist and help make your move a pleasurable one.  I relocated to Beaverton in 1990 . . . I can help!!

Relocating to Beaverton

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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hey Carla, how close are you to Wineries of the Willemet Valley? I am sure even if you are not you do get a lot more of the Pinot Noirs there then here.

Feb 05, 2010 01:09 PM #1
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Hi Endre . . .  Check out: Williamette Wineries . . . We're close to them all in Metro Portland (Beaverton)

Feb 05, 2010 01:21 PM #2
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