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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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Licensed since 2004
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Portland, Oregon Home Renovation Loan Options

Updated 05/2024 It’s true what they say: There’s no place like home. It is your soft place to land at the end of your day. It’s also likely your biggest financial investment, so knowing ways to make renovations and upgrades more affordable can make your home life even more comfortable. Home renovation loans are here […]

Down Payment Assistance Programs for Oregon Home Buyers 2022

The process of buying a home can seem daunting to first-time buyers with all its jargon and deadlines, not to mention the fast pace at which it oftentimes moves. And how many people have a nest egg sitting around large enough to meet the typical cost of a down payment? If you dream of owning […]

Portland Rent vs. Buy a Home – 2022 Statistics

Homeownership makes people happy. No really. Study after study shows that homeownership positively effects a person’s life in more ways than financial security. The below is a report from NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® research division, article, “Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.” Rohe and Stegman found that low-income people who recently became homeowners reportedhigher […]

Abandoned Homes in Portland: How to Report or Buy Them

Update 04/2024 One of the best parts of being a Portland real estate agent is seeing solid homes go to new excited home owners. It can be frustrating to drive through town and see so many abandoned homes with no one living in them, maintaining them, and enjoying them. But every city has abandoned homes. […]

How to Make an Winning Offer on a House

Making an offer on a home isn’t something any of us does on a regular basis, so there are bound to be questions and maybe even a little anxiety. After all, buying a home is one of the biggest financial investments you’ll ever make! With real estate still being a seller’s market in Portland, you […]

Where did RMLS.com Go? What is a Real Estate MLS Good for?

Updated 02/20/2023. What is RMLS? I refer to RMLS often on this blog because it is an important tool in real estate transactions. The acronym RMLS stands for Regional Multiple Listing Service. Every geographic region across the US has a MLS (there are over 600 MLS systems in the United States), but RMLS is specific […]

5 Most Affordable Portland Suburbs in 2021

Unless you’ve been living off the grid, you’ve likely heard that soaring home prices have plagued the Portland metropolitan area – and the country – all year. So of course, the question of affordability looms. How much longer will home prices keep shooting up? Will this mean that Portland no longer ranks as an affordable […]

What is Escrow – And How Much Does it Cost in 2021?

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 […]

Portland Condos for Sale: 2021 Buyers’ Guide

We’re fully immersed in the summer real estate market in Portland now, and that means excellent opportunities to become a condo owner. Amid the hot seller’s market, condos make for an affordable choice in Portland. And the variety on the market – from style to price – might surprise you. But how to navigate the […]

As Portland Home Prices Soar, Home Affordability Takes a Hit

Low inventory and rising home prices have made themselves felt here in Portland, as they have across the country. According to the latest numbers from Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), 64% of respondents feel that right now is a bad time to buy a home, while 77% feel it’s a good time to […]

Top 4 Real Estate Sites to Use to Find your Next Home. #1 Will Surprise You

When it comes to real estate, we live in a brave new world. And by that, yes, we mean that the internet plays a bigger and bigger role every year. According to the National Association of Realtors, in 2020 51% of buyers found the home they bought online. And that doesn’t include those who used […]

Portland Condo Market: the Affordable Choice for 2021

If you’ve been looking for a new home and are on a budget, you might be laughing at our headline right now. Affordable? Does affordability even exist in Portland these days? Trust us, then, that not only do plenty of affordable homes exist in Portland but that many are condos. Stay with me. The word […]

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 across the country 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 […]

Explained: New Legislation Promises Aid (Downpayment Money) for First Time Homebuyers

It’s here, as promised during President Biden’s campaign. Congress is on the cusp of considering two new pieces of legislation to promote equity in housing and first-time home ownership. Both drafts target lower income households. And with good reason: as we recently covered, home prices are up a jaw-dropping 12%. With home prices skyrocketing, legislators […]

How Big Should Your Next Home Be?

How big? It’s one of the first things that might come to mind when buying a new home. You likely already know that home sizes in the U.S. increased considerably since the middle of the 20th century. We can bemoan “McMansions” until the cows come home (the term generally connotates poor taste). But the fact […]

The 5 Highest Rated K-8 Schools in Portland in 2021

As we’ve noted before, school rankings and performance have a tangible impact on real estate prices. Areas with high-performing schools will see more demand and therefore higher price tags. This is even more true today, in the age of the internet. More school information than ever is available at your fingertips. While what makes a […]

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