Are You a First Time Home Buyer in Portland?

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first time home buyer portlandAre You a First Time Home Buyer in Portland?

Portland, OR and the Metro Portland Area (including the suburban communities of Beaverton, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Gresham, Happy Valley, Milwaukie, Oregon City, etc.) make up 47% of the total population in the state.

If you're renting in the Metro Portland area, you may be thinking of buying.  If you're a first time home buyer in Portland, I have GREAT resources for you.


The Portland Housing Bureau is a good place to start for the first time home buyer.

Other first time home buyer resources in Portland Metro:

Many of the first time home buyer programs in Portland require attendance and/or completion of the first time home buying courses offered to be eligible for program benefits.  Please contact the program for details.

As an Exclusive Buyer Agent in the Metro Portland market, I've been assisting first time home buyers since 1999.

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Carla Muss-Jacobs has RETIRED effective May 1, 2018

Representing Buyers in the Portland Metro Real Estate Market | Clackamas Multnomah and Washington Counties | Since 1999

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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

First time homebuyers in the Portland area ~ GIVE CARLA A CALL!!!

Apr 27, 2011 10:54 AM #1
Dick and Dixie Sells
Sells Real Estate, LLC - Trinity, FL
Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale

Great wealth of information for a first time home buyer! You definitely have alot of knowledge to get this financing done and the deal closed for them. Wonderful post. Sure it will help alot of people.

Apr 28, 2011 03:50 AM #2
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Hi Gary . . . thanks!

Hi Dick & Dixie -- there is some help available to qualified buyers.  Appreciate your comments.

Apr 28, 2011 04:05 AM #3
Andi Grant
310-508-4354 | - Los Angeles, CA
Helping 1st time buyers and home sellers in LA!

Wow Carla that was a plethora of information for any first time homebuyer in your area!  Let's hope there are a lot of people who smartly act upon and utitlize all that's offered to them. 

Low interest rate, low home prices, low down payments - it's perfect!

Apr 28, 2011 10:50 AM #4
Ken Barker Realtor® GRI, E-Pro Certified
Dilbeck Real Estate - Burbank, CA

Carla - Yes a nice broad range of helpful tips for the First Time Buyer in the Portland area. All the links are very useful for the public to use.

Apr 29, 2011 04:44 PM #5
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