Tenant Screening Report

Ever wonder how to get a Tenant Screening Report when you are trying to rent out a property you own?  Berkshire Hathaway has a contract with www.TenantReports.com allowing clients access to the basic Tenant Screening Report for just $25.  They also offer additional reports… Read More…

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Lead in Drinking Water

Lead in drinking water has  become a hot topic this past year with the findings in Flint, Michigan.  Many homeowners and potential homeowners are now more concerned than ever about the drinking water in their home.  I personally do not understand the issue enough to give anyone advice. However, the… Read More…

Portland Housing Market 2017

There are many factors affecting the Portland Housing Market for 2017, and not all of them are known yet. What we do know is home prices are going to continue to rise into the foreseeable future creating wealth for those who already own, and a challenge for those who don’t…. Read More…

Why Did My Property Taxes Increase?

Below is the answer from the Marion County website (all counties in OR use the same formula). If you feel your property taxes were increased in error you can appeal them. Contact Steve Anderson of First Class Properties 503-869-4349 to see if you have grounds. The call is free and… Read More…

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Pumpkin Patch Fun!

One of the greatest traditions in October is heading to a local Pumpkin Patch.  They are all open now through Oct. 31st.  There are many wonderful options in Portland and the surrounding areas.  We have compiled of list of some you might want to check out this year! Read More…

Portland Housing Market Forecast 2017

7 Ways to be a top competitor in a Seller’s Market

  By Chanda Kurland You found it!!! The perfect house, great neighborhood, the stars are aligning! The house was just listed so you know you have perfect timing. To make things even better there’s an open house this afternoon! Arriving at the open house, ready to confirm your new home…what is… Read More…