Guide to Buying a Home in Oregon

Buying a home is one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make, and one that requires careful consideration and an understanding of the lengthy home buying process. By educating yourself and choosing qualified professionals to assist you, purchasing your new Oregon home can be a satisfying and financially rewarding experience.

Attend a home buyer training course: Often offered for free or little charge by your state or city government, and by local real estate professionals, these workshops cover topics including financial preparation, mortgages, finding the right home, closing the loan, insurance requirements and protecting your investment once the purchase has been made.

Determine what you can afford: An honest look at your finances will help you determine what size monthly payments you can comfortably afford. Utilize the tools you received in your training course or an online calculator to create a realistic monthly budget that will help you map out a plan for covering the various expenses of owning a home.

Find a qualified buyer

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Guide To Portland Condos

Portland Oregon offers a variety of attractive condo living options. The choices include downtown and South Waterfront Highrises, as well as low and mid-rise buildings just outside of downtown and adjacent to the Metro commuter light rail lines.

The cities highrise condos enjoy many beautiful vistas of Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens as well as the many bridges that span the Willamette & Columbia rivers. The tallest building in the City is the Wells Fargo Center built in 1972(1), but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a residential building with a view. Currently, the tallest all-residential building is the John Ross Tower built in 2007, which is part of the newly developed South Waterfront project and located just south of Downtown.

If you are looking for the more urban experience, then the neighborhoods you will want to check out are Downtown Portland and the Pearl District. These areas enjoy high walk-ability with lots of restaurants, cafes, and art galleries to tour. There are also a number of farmers markets to explore and the beautiful Tom McCall waterfront park to enjoy.

On the other hand, if you would prefer a more low-key atmosphere and more historic buildings then you will want to check out the condo options in Northwest Portland. This area also enjoys a vibrant commercial district on

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Guide to Vancouver Washingon

Historic Vancouver, Washington is located along the north shore of the majestic Columbia River at the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge and enjoys unparalleled views of the Willamette Valley and Cascade Mountain Range. With its small town charm, abundant recreational amenities and diversity of industry, Vancouver is an excellent choice for those looking to explore some of the best of the Northwest.

Once the capital of the Washington Territory, Vancouver is a city with its roots firmly planted in history. The Hudson

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Guide to Oregon Condos

A convenient and affordable alternative to traditional single family housing, condominiums offer a range of unique benefits to homeowners. Many condo communities offer amenities such as secure parking, commons rooms and swimming pools, the cost of which is shared among members of your condo complex and included in the board fees you and your neighbors agree to pay.

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Guide to Bend Oregon

An outdoor enthusiast

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