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Kami Price, Principal Broker is our lead buyer's agent and a top 1% buyer's agent in the Portland metro area. Kami has been licensed since 2004 and has helped hundreds of local home buyers find their next property. She has a long list of awards and additional education certificates.

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Kami Price, Realtor
Represented Hundreds of Buyers
Licensed since 2004
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Rent VS. Buy a Home in Portland, Oregon – 2024 Update

According to one survey, 94% of respondents considered owning a home part of the American Dream; however, 51% of people who didn’t already own a home worried that they never would. With a rising cost of housing prices, an increase in federal interest rates, and a lack of housing stock, this fear is somewhat warranted.  […]

Buying a Condo in Portland? 10 Things to Know

Homeownership in Portland might initially seem prohibitive with rising real estate prices and the highest mortgage rates we’ve seen in a few years. At the same time, condominiums have taken a different price trajectory, offering a glimmer of hope for buyers searching for a condo in Portland. Our interactive real estate map shows every condo […]

What is Title Insurance and Who Pays for It?

Buying or selling a home means anticipating costs, some of which are closing costs. In Oregon, most of the amount needed at closing is for title insurance. This type of insurance isn’t required by law in Oregon. However, most lenders require it to ensure a smooth transition from seller to buyer and to protect their […]

Assumable Loan Rates Starting at 2%, A Home Buyer’s New Best Friend

Soaring mortgages rates have caused the recent real estate market slowdown. These high rates, by in large, are the only reason for the housing slump. Inventory is still relatively low compared to prior years, and prices are actively dropping. Despite the new lower home prices, sales are still way down due to the cost of […]

Who Pays for Title Insurance? Oregon Closing Costs

When’s the last time you heard of someone losing their home because an unsatisfied heir of a previous owner laid claim to it? You probably haven’t because of title insurance, an often-overlooked component of real estate transactions. In Oregon, title insurance represents a lion’s share of the average home seller’s closing costs, but home buyers […]

Top 10 Costliest Mistakes for Home Buyers in Portland

The constant allure of new homes for sale in the Portland, Oregon real estate market lures potential home buyers and gets them to start dreaming. But before you start making offers, read our list of home buyers’ most common mistakes, with or without a real estate agent. 10. Waiting too long to buy a home […]

What is a Coming Soon Home in the Real Estate Market?

Coming Soon Homes are the New (but Different) Pocket Listings Pocket listings are virtually extinct. The National Association of Realtors, NAR, has effectively banned the million-plus Realtors nationwide from using the tactic. NAR instituted a new policy called the “MLS clear cooperation policy,” which requires any Realtor to enter their “Pocket Listing” into the MLS […]

Pocket Listings Are Banned in Portland, Oregon

Pocket Listings in Portland, Oregon and throughout the U.S. have been a hot topic for many years. While some real estate agents have argued for pocket listings in the Portland real estate market, most argue against them or want sufficient regulations to protect home sellers and buyers. Pocket listings are usually defined as homes for […]

What is Escrow – And How Much Does it Cost?

The home-buying process can feel like a wild ride. And most of that ride can be pretty fun – you’re looking at houses online, touring them in person, and imagining yourself in your new home. What’s not as fun, though? The closing process, with its twists and turns and complicated terms. Closing on a home, […]

The True Cost of Owning a Portland Home

Ready to take advantage of Portland’s real estate market and invest in a home? Now’s a great time to start thinking about the costs of home ownership — whether you’re paying in cash or taking out a mortgage. While your mortgage lender can help you figure out what kind of monthly payment you can afford, […]

Portland, Oregon Home Appraisal FAQ

What’s the difference between the home inspection and the appraisal? Home inspections and appraisals have a lot in common: both are key to the home sale transaction, both involve a third party coming into the home to form an assessment, and both can be stressful for home buyers and sellers!  That’s about where the similarities […]

Portland School District Boundaries Changing

Fall 2023 Update. Location, location, location is the most important thing in real estate. For many Portland home buyers, this statement could be rephrased as “Good schools, great schools, and the best school for my child.” In Portland, the neighborhood you live in determines which schools your child or children will attend, so news that […]

Columbia Riverfront Real Estate, Willamette Valley Guide

Always dreamed of owning riverfront property? Imagine waking up every morning with the beautiful Columbia River flowing by right outside your door. It’s a dream for a lot of people, but the reality is, knowing where to look can be a challenge. To make your job easier, we did an extensive search to find Columbia […]

Never Waive the Home Inspection Contingency

If you’re buying a home in an often competitive real estate market like Portland, Oregon’s and your offers keep getting beat out, you may be tempted to resort to desperate measures. Home buyers may be tempted to offer more than the asking price, agree to a quick closing, make their earnest money non-refundable, waive the […]

Step by Step Guide to Buying a Home in Portland

12 Steps to Buying a Home in Portland, Oregon We have written many other articles on the home-buying process in the Greater Portland metro area, but this article is a great place to start. Licensed since 2003, I watch the Portland real estate market like a hawk and write monthly reports on how it is […]

10 Reasons to Buy a Portland, Oregon Home in 2023

If there’s something I’ve learned in my 20 years as a Portland Realtor, it’s that conditions are never perfect for buying a home, though there are certainly times that are more ideal, but the decision to invest in a home is one of the most worthwhile decisions you can make. Homeownership can enhance your life […]

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When my wife and I decided to sell our home we started to search for agents who work for less than the 6% standard commission. Slightly skeptical, I decided to call Stephen for a consultation. Stephen came very prepared with comp sales, marketing techniques, and several other items pertaining to the sale I never would have considered. We sold in six days.