What Causes a Home to Sell for More

Different types of homes sell faster than others (much faster). We provide the research. Whether you’re considering adding a bathroom suite or an ADU to your property, we can help you determine what your potential return on investment might be.

Or if you’re a home buyer wanted to do your research and discover what type of real estate is more valuable in the market, we can help with that too, from reports on swimming pools to septic systems.

If you’re thinking of selling your home in the next twelve months, Stephen would love to tour your home. Call today to set an appointment.

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If you’re considering buying a home in the next twelve months, Kami Price, buyers specialist would love to hear what you’re looking for. Call today to set an appointment.

Kami Price, Realtor
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Swimming Pools: A Portland Liability in 2020

March 9, 2020

In warmer parts of the country, a pool is often a feature that buyers are willing to pay more for. Here in the Portland real estate market an outdoor pool will typically decrease your value or at best leave it the same (not increase it). Before installing an outdoor in-ground swimming pool, keep in mind that it’s going to make it a little more difficult to sell your home when the time comes, depending on the current real estate market conditions as well as the condition of the outdoor pool. Here are some of the reasons that Portland home buyers – not all, but definitely most – dislike swimming pools: They’re a liability. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety...


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Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs – Liability or Asset in Portland?

January 4, 2017

Ah, the water. In the summer months there’s no treat like taking a dip in your personal, private swimming pool. Hot tubs, on the other hand, will bring you more friends than you’ve ever dreamed of on cold winter days like these! Having your very own oasis to cool off, exercise, warm up or relax in is a quite the luxury. However, from a real estate perspective, it’s not so easy to love pools and hot tubs. For some buyers, they’re a great asset. For others, they’re a liability. If you’re thinking about adding a water feature to your home’s recreational repertoire, read on! (Portland home buyers: Scroll down for a quick and easy guide to buying a home with...