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I was meetiing with the sales representative for a vendor we use for advertising a day or two ago and I asked him what he was hearing from other agents about the Portland Oregon market.  He said he was noticing agents were starting to share pages for advertising, etc., rather than have their own ...
IS NOW STILL A GOOD TIME TO BUY A HOME?By Matt Stashin, President/CEOPacific Residential Mortgage, LLC What a great question!  It seems as though everywhere we turn the media is bombarding us with negative information about housing markets nationwide.  While there are some area of concern across ...
Real Estate in Portland, Oregon Current mood: excited Category: Goals, Plans, Hopes What a shift, but what a good shift for somebody with great courage and wisdom.  We had a newly licensed realtor join Chris Balmes Properties yesterday and when we met for coffee to sign her forms so that she coul...
Good morning all........Happy Christmas eve morning.  What a great time to express thankfulness for everything we have and everything we have experienced so far in our lives.  The world is amazing to me - maybe I am just becoming so much more aware.  This morning on My Space I have a sweet messag...
Chris Balmes Properties, is proud to announce the addition of two new agents this week.  Eunice (Sam) Price comes with a wealth of knowledge and many years of real estate experience.  We are so happy to have her on the team!   Eunice offers great personal ser...
The last two days have involved arranging and working with home inspectors.  Talk about the business changing for agents, it has really changed for home inspectors.  The days of the "good old boy" home inspector network is all over.  Those "good old boys" have all gotten too fat to get into crawl...
You know for all of this talk of the real estate market being terrible we have had the busiest few weeks and should have a fabulous January for closings.  I have to wonder what would happen if the media would do a total role reversal and print nothing but positive articles about real estate.  Wha...
Am on my way to a great fixer in Sandy area - will be less then $170,000 - they want to sell it today.....anyone have any interest? 3 BR/ 1 Bth Needs some TLC.  Great price range, so it will go fast.  Perfect first time home or as an investment property.Chris Balmes PCChris Balmes Propertieswww.c...
Just finished reading the newspaper this AM and everyday I get so frustrated with the media!  There is one negative article after another - it is a perfect time in my opinion to be buying investment properties - you can't beat the interest rates and the prices are really good and when they bounce...

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