An appraisal for a real estate transaction includes two main aspects: 1) evaluating the property's condition and 2) evaluating recent sales of comparable properties to estimate the subject property's value.Usually, there isn't a need to have an appraisal completed before listing your house for sale ... » Learn More about Preparing for a Home Appraisal
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As a real estate agent, I often need to rely on long-term relationships for my clients to receive expert insight or find the perfect service provider in a crunch. I've put together this list of contractors and home service providers for the community and my clients. I tried to select dependable ... » Learn More about The Ultimate Parkrose Life Contractor & Home Services Referral Directory
Home inspections in Parkrose and East Portland are tricky! As a real estate agent who mostly sells homes in the Parkrose and David Douglas areas east of I-205 in East Portland, I've learned that homes here have quirks that don't exist in other areas of Portland or even Gresham. I'm including ... » Learn More about The 5 Most Common Problems in Parkrose Homes
When people say "Parkrose," it can sometimes be difficult to know for certain what they are referring to. Are they talking about specifically the Parkrose neighborhood? The Parkrose School District or maybe Parkrose High School? Or maybe a more broad area, but if so, where does that area extend to? ... » Learn More about What’s Actually Included in the Parkrose Area?
One goal as a buyer’s agent is to help my buyers pay less for their house, but when there are other buyers competing for the same homes, sometimes my clients want to focus on being the winning offer rather than paying the least possible. At the time I’m writing this, there’s been a bit of a downturn ... » Learn More about How to Get Your Offer to Buy a Home Accepted
Selling a house in Portland and planning to buy another home is exciting but overwhelming! The biggest question is where are you going to live if you sell your house. I’ve helped many people navigate this situation, and there are a few strategies to consider. Buy First Strategies Buying first ... » Learn More about 7 Strategies to Sell Your Home and Buy Another
Residents of the Parkrose area can chime in on a community plan designed to address a number of area issues, from job creation to pedestrian safety on Sandy Boulevard. You can share your thoughts on the Draft Parkrose Community Plan by taking this survey, through April 30, at ... » Learn More about Community Plan Offers Wide Range of Proposals
Hey there! I'm Bryan.I work with kind people around Portland who need to buy or sell a home or who want to invest in real estate. Since 2014, I've served over 100 families with joy.Helping people to be able to live comfortably with their families or secure their financial futures through real estate ... » Learn More about About Bryan Atkinson
I've had the pleasure of working with many excellent home inspectors, and as a buyer's agent, I typically match my buyers with an inspector who is a good match for the homes they're buying, their budget, and their inspection timeline. Each inspector has a different way of communicating and a ... » Learn More about Best Home Inspectors in Portland, Oregon
New year, new look, and new business! I started Parkrose Life in April 2019 wanting to tell stories of neighbors doing positive, often unnoticed, things for our community along with sharing a few insights and resources so that people living here or considering moving here would be inspired to ... » Learn More about The New Parkrose Life!