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First Time Home Buyers

Home Buyer Education & Personal Finance Workshop

How you manage your money today directly impacts your financial health in the future. Let's stop the anxiety and stress that comes along with the money management struggle. For most of us, the most meaningful thing we can do is to own your ho...

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Down Payments: Which strategy is right for you?

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20% down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20% is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you get f...

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Millennials Boost US Homeownership Rate

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that homeownership rates are on the rise for the first time in 13 years thanks to the highly scrutinized generation: millennials. Despite rising house prices, tight supply, and strict lending c...

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Homeownership: Your Financial Peace

Don't miss this educational event! Learn the basics of homeownership with great information shared by Kyung Kim, an Oregon Licensed Realtor with the Portland Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Professionals, Mitzi Kondo, a Mortgage Loan Of...

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Portland Home Energy Score: What to expect in 2018.

Are you or someone you know considering selling your home after December 31st, 2017? Chances are yes, no matter what chapter of homeownership you are in, you're going to want to listen up! The City of Portland has issued a ...

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Portland Housing Market Screams “Buy Now!”

In a few days, the RMLS Market Action Report will tell us about Portland's real estate market in September. We predict that the report will be seen as negative, and in that is opportunity. Here is what has happened: In August the number of P...

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Five things to do right after closing

If you just bought your first home, you’re probably still celebrating and feeling the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes with home ownership. You’re shopping for furniture, drawing up plans for renovations … but wait! There ...

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What does a title company do?

With all the money you pay for a home, you want to make sure you spending your hard-earned dollars on a legitimate piece of property—and that’s where a title company comes in. When you purchase a home, a title company will research the p...

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