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
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
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
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!
One of the most daunting things about selling a home is the prospect of cleaning it up and making it look "just so" before potential buyers come traipsing in. In real estate we talk about curb appeal, but even more important now is internet appeal. A buyer might not ever pull up to your curb if he ... » Learn More about Preparing Your Home: To-Do before Listing Photos
The third and final community meeting about the Parkrose-Argay Development Study took place at Parkrose Middle School last night. To get caught up on what’s developed so far, read my recap of the last community event. I represent Historic Parkrose and the Argay Terrace Neighborhood Association on ... » Learn More about Farm Development Open House Recap