Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? You likely know who owned it before you, and maybe you know the history of your neighborhood, but by doing a little sleuthing, you can learn so much more!
1. Talk to your neighbors! Your neighbors are a great source of informal information on your property and the surrounding neighborhood. They often have information that’s not readily available in official documents or online resources.
Are your property taxes too high?
Here’s what you need to know about the appeal process with some important links.
First of all, the Board of Property Tax Appeals (BoPTA) cannot set the amount of tax that you owe – they can only change the valuations on which taxes are based or remove penalty fees.
There are only 3 circumstances under which the county will accept an appeal for property taxes:
1. Property Value is incorrect: you believe the county's assessment of your Real Market Value or Assessed Value is too high. Read More
House flipping? What is it? In general, house flipping is the process of purchasing a house and selling it for profit. The profit comes from price appreciation through a hot market or from capital investments in the home through repairs and sometimes both. Read More
As the cooler months settle in, and the drizzle picks up, it’s important to make sure you prepare your home for a wet, Portland winter. Taking these steps will save you money on last-minute repairs and reduce heating costs. Here are 10 things you can do to winterize your Portland home.
Maximize these cost-saving tips by starting early so you can get everything done before the temperature drops too much. And please note, some of these can be completed easily over a weekend whereas others might take a little longer and require a professional.