Residental Investors Home Partners of America Expand to Oregon and Washington Metro Areas Bringing Hope to Unqualified Buyers

In Uncategorized by KenCook

For the first time, currently unqualified buyers have the opportunity to “buy” almost any house of their choice on a lease-option with no hidden fees or costs at a pre-agreed upon price in qualified Oregon and Washington metro areas (there are many). This is an unprecedented fair and honest opportunity for financial recovery and home ownership available right now for …

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Portland’s Top 10 Rankings

In Portland Real Estate News by KenCook

We love our city and are proud of all of our top rankings, which are many, that suggest that we are collection of socially conscious, well-educated, friendly, beer-drinking athletes and artists. From the flattering #1 Rankings, such as the nation’s Greenest City to the dubious honor of being the city that consumes the most Pabst Blue Ribbon beer: not the …

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About Our Area

In Portland Real Estate News by KenCook

The Pacific Northwest is much more than a beautiful corner of the world; it’s our home, and we’d be happy to show you around. As far as we’re concerned, there is simply no better place to live than here in the Pacific Northwest. Search our site to see homes for sale across the region, from the Portland/Vancouver metro area, to …

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Smaller Portland & Vancouver Investments: Condo or Single Family Home?

In Market Statistics, Portland Real Estate News by KenCook

What are the differences between condos and single-family homes? Using appreciation as a measure, condominiums in some areas have been as profitable an investment as single-family homes in the past five years. And in some or our local Portland and Vancouver markets, condos appreciated even more, according to some experts. While single-family homes have been the preferred investment by homebuyers, …

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Are Oregon and Washington Fixer-Uppers a Good Investment?

In Portland Real Estate News by KenCook

Is it smart to even consider a fixer-upper? It depends. Distressed properties or fixer-uppers can be found anywhere, even in wealthier neighborhoods. Such properties are poorly maintained and have a lower market value than other houses in the neighborhood. Many experts recommend that before you make such an investment, first find the least desirable house in the best neighborhood. Then …

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Are Oregon and Washington foreclosures a good investment?

In Market Statistics, Portland Real Estate News by KenCook

A foreclosure property is a home or apartment building that has been repossessed by the lender because the owners failed to pay the mortgage. Thousands of homes end up in foreclosure every year. Economic conditions affect the number of foreclosures, too. Many people lose their homes due to job loss, credit problems or unexpected expenses. It is wise to be …

Investors Should Consider Quality of Schools

In Portland Real Estate News by KenCook

Because renters with children are often driven by the desire to place their children in good quality schools, even foregoing purchasing in order to be in a desirable school district that may be beyond their price range to purchase, investors are wise to consider the quality of the local schools in the neighborhood in which they invest. These are my …

2014 – A Year In Review

In Market Statistics, Portland Real Estate News by KenCook

The Portland-Vancouver Metro area enjoyed higher numbers in all categories at the end of 2014 compared to last year. The number of homes that were put on the market for sale this past year were up 5% to a total of 37,654. We saw 28,220 annual pending sales which was increase of 4.3%. Actual sold homes increased 3.6% for a …