Buying


How’s The Market? A Look at January’s Real Estate Numbers

The intense seller’s market we saw in the closing months of 2020 continued in January. Up 13.3% from last year, the Median Sales Price hit $460,000 in January – matching the all-time high we saw in October. Even in a strong market, prices in January are typically lower than the height of…

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Librarians Rule

Let the record show, I love all my clients. That being said, my Frient™ (Friend who’s also a Client), Katie is in a word “excelsior”. Katie and I first started talking several months back when she told me she was ready to move out of her adorable condo. She had spent over…

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Portland Fixer Dreams

I recently had the pleasure of helping my wonderful client, Dave through the home buying process. Like any savvy buyer, Dave was looking for the best possible house for the best price. What set Dave’s experience apart, however, was that he planned to fix up whatever home he ended up purchasing, so…

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Home for the holidays

There’s nothing more gratifying or fulfilling than when you’re able to help a loved one with the purchase of their new home. When my brother, Henry, reached out to me when he was in the process of downsizing from his current residence and was looking into buying a condo. Serendipitous that the…

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Albert and Charles’ New Home

Congratulations on your new home, Albert and Charles! Albert, a friend and fellow rugby player with the Portland Lumberjacks, had lived in his one bedroom, classic Buckman condo for 11 years and he, and his partner, Charles, were at the point where they needed more space to grow as a family. With…

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Home Energy Scores Mandatory January 1st

Beginning next year, all homes for sale in the City of Portland will be required to have a Home Energy Score before going on the market. The score has been likened to the miles per gallon for an automobile – it tells potential buyers how much it will cost to heat (or…

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