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By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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When I left you last Chris & I had just met. Standing in front of the Big Fixer in the Elliot Neighborhood of Portland Oregon I invited him in to take a look. As we walked through the house causally looking around, his questions were more directed at me than about the house. I answered them in tu...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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The Fixer house that I listed on Fargo in the Elliot neighborhood was drawing a lot of traffic. Today was definitely one of those days. When the call came in from Rhonda I was just shutting the door and preparing to go home for the day. Rhonda was very upbeat and convincing so I stuck around to s...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
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Today I get a call from "Bob and Mary" up the street. Bob is 81 and Mary is 78. They received a letter from a credit bureau that they didn't quite understand and asked if I would look at it. I said I would be glad to. (I was a bit flattered because all we ever talked about before was the weather ...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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Michele Webb's post You_Are_Your_Sellers_Agent_Your_Seller_Wants_You_To_Act_Like_It  today was excellent. She poses a question regarding representation and slips of the tounge. How Agent's often times will give away the farm in front of other Agents who could potentially be representing a buyer f...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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The Home had obviously just hit the market because my Phone was ringing off the hook. Buyer's from my Investors web site Portland_Flips were all calling on this little Victorian Home in Irvington.   This single story Victorian home built in Portland Oregon in 1888 was offered for sale by an agent...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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Working with Fixers in a fast paced market can present some interesting Challenges. It seems as though each and every year it becomes more and more difficult to find viable Projects.Some 6 years ago while looking for one of my long term clients. I came across this 1950's Mid Century Classic Locat...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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The  little house     did show promise of Character from the outside. Fixers were hard to find and Chris was out of a project. He needed another Fixer to keep his Portland Oregon crew busy and this looked like a likely candidate. We hurried up the front steps Ducking under cover of the porch tryi...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
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Portland Oregon Hiking TrailsBy Wayne B. Prunerhttp://www.yourhomeinportlandoregon.com/Wayne's Portland Oregon area Real Estate blogwww.activerain.com/waynepruner  Portland's Forest Park, the nations largest forested city park, offers a quick escape from city life. Within 10 minutes, you can esca...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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Some 30 Days ago My long term Client Paul called me in the evening and asked if I would put a rental home, (cosmetic fixer) that he owned in the Irvington neighborhood of Portland Oregon on the market. Now I have known Paul for a lot of years and I know he is always a straight forward guy who pre...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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Over the last several weeks since signing on to Activerain for my very first Blogging experience I have endeavored to learn Whats This Blogging All About ! Thanks to a great deal help from talented individuals likeLaurie_MannyColleen_KulikowskiJeff_Turner Kristal_KraftMark_FlandersKaren_George ju...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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I was looking to take a break when my Cell phone rang. I looked down and saw that California Prefix attached to the number. You know how we Oregonians Love the California Buyer's? Sam was all excited. He had seen a listing advertised on Craig's list and wanted to know more about it. Unfortunately...

By Todd Clark, Principle Broker Oregon
(eXp Realty LLC)
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Here are our pictures from yesterday...It reminds me why it is fun to be an Oregonian. We also had a brand new exhibit open. The Black Bear Exhibit really does get you close to the black bears and shows you how big they really are. Pete was my favorite bear. He really was a ham for the camera, bu...

By Valerie Baldwin, Harvey, Gresham Oregon Real Estate
(John L. Scott Sandy)
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I love listing bungalows.  The bungalow, in Portland, Oregon, is one of the most popular home styles that vintage home buyers will ask for me to look for.  It is the home that you can imagine sipping your ice tea on the front (or back) porch during summer's warm afternoons.  It is also the home t...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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A little over 2 years ago I was working with a group of 30's somethings. As they were Rehabbing this 1950's ranch that had never been touched. I Work very closely with my client's, not just being there Broker for the purchase and the re-sale I also act as a consultant throughout the project. Isa,...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
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Portland Oregon: Five Things to Do in AprilBy Wayne B. Prunerhttp://www.yourhomeinportlandoregon.com/Waynes' Portland Oregon area Real Estate blogwww.activerain.com/waynepruner    Portland Saturday Market - Celebrating its 34th year. Features handmade arts and crafts; food and entertainment too, ...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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The expired listing phone interview had gone fairly well. Bob definitely wanted to sell. In fact he had to sell. My on-line review of the former listing revealed many mistakes.Wrong School DistrictsWrong Cross streets with inaccurate directionsWrong number of BathsIncorrect type of HeatingIn gene...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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Tired of being beat to the punch. Yes it still is a very aggressive market here in Portland Oregon. The early bird still gets the worm. For years I have worked very hard for all of my Buyer's and Seller's. Typically I would get up in the morning and check the Hot sheet from the local RMLS to see ...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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                                                                                                      As many of you know I work a lot of FIXER_UPPER properties in Portland Oregon like this home located in the Alberta arts District at 432 NE Sumner. It was just 2 Summers ago when I met Chris a ge...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
Comments 4
It had been over a year since I had talked with Joe and Rita. I had met them at an Open House on RODNEY  in the PIEDMONT_NEIGHBORHOOD in Portland Oregon. I remembered that Rita was a type A personality backed by a Let's get Going attitude. I also remember from last year that as much enthusiasm as...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
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Portland Aerial Tram is a Big HitBy Wayne B. Prunerhttp://www.yourhomeinportlandoregon.com/Waynes' Portland area Real Estate blogwww.activerain.com/waynepruner The Portland Aerial Tram is up and running, and the view is great. It even has it's own website, http://www.portlandtram.com/. This proje...

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