What does it take to get Loan Approval?

Loan Approval and how to get it. According to a survey of the mortgage lenders in the US, a buyer’s credit score is more important than the down payment, employment history or monthly income. The sad thing is that 30% of all americans have an error on their credit report… Read More…

Waving an Apprasial Contingency

When buyers offer $10-$90k over asking price the appraisal becomes a major concern. Cash offers are never a problem because there is no appraisal contingency for cash. However, all loans require an appraisal and the Sales Agreement has language that allows the buyer to back out of the transaction… Read More…

New Construction

New Construction Portland

New Construction Portland Custom Homes After 5+ years of almost no building, the new home construction industry ?in Portland is back in full swing.? There are in-fill new homes popping up in all corners of Portland and we have sold a few of them this year and they are… Read More…

Portland OR Real Estate Appreciation for 2014

Well the numbers are in and the average sales price in the Portland Metro Area was up 7.2% to $333,000. in 2014. The Median Sales Price was up 7.7%. 2015 is shaping up to be another strong sellers market with inventory at an 8 year low. A 30 year fixed… Read More…