Homes For Sale in Oregon and Washington

As you consider Oregon and SW Washington as a place to move to, or stay within, you may consider one of the following cities:

OREGON: ,Aloha, Astoria,Beaverton, Bend,Boring, Canby,Clackamas,Damascus,Dundee, Eugene,Fairview, Forest Grove, Gladstone,Gresham,Happy Valley, Hillsboro, King City, Lafayette, Lake Oswego, McMinnville, Milwaukie, Newberg,North Plains, Oregon City, Portland, Sandy,Scappoose, Seaside,Sherwood,Tigard,Troutdale, Tualatin,West Linn, Wilsonville WASHINGTON: ,Camas, Kelso,Long Beach, Longview,Vancouver, Washougal

 

If you are looking for real estate in any of those area, you may consider:

 

Homes For Sale in Oregon: Aloha Beaverton Forest Grove Gresham Happy Valley Hillsboro Lake Oswego McMinnvilleMilwaukie Oregon City Portland Sherwood Tigard Troutdale Tualatin West Linn WilsonvilleHomes For Sale In Washington: Battle Ground Camas Vancouver Washougal Homes For Sale By  Specialty: 55+ Adult CommunitiesBank OwnedCondosForeclosuresHomes Fer Sale - Top 100 Way to Search For A Home,  Luxury HomesTudors,VictoriansOregon and Washington Businesses, What Real Estate Company

Sept. 4, 2013

Tigard Tualatin School District

Elementary, Middle, & High Schools

 

If you are looking for the official Tigard Tualatin School District website, you can go to:

http://www.ttsdschools.org/pages/ttsd

 

It is comprised of:

 

Alberta Rider Elementary 

14850 SW 132nd Terrace
Tigard OR 97224
503-431-4900

 

Bridgeport Elementary

5505 SW Borland Road
Tualatin, Oregon 97062
503-431-4200

 

Byrom Elementary

21800 SW 91st Ave
Tualatin, OR 97062
503-431-4300

 

Charles F Tigard Elementary

6960 SW Sandburg St.
Tigard, OR 97223
503-431-4000

 

Deer Creek Elementary

16155 SW 131st Ave
Tigard, OR 97224
503-431-4450

 

Durham Elementary

7980 SW Durham Rd
Tigard, OR 97224
503-431-4500

 

Metzger Elementary

10350 SW Lincoln St
Tigard, OR 97223
503-431-4600

 

Templeton Elementary

9500 SW Murdock St
Tigard, OR 972224
503-431-4850

 

Tualatin Elementary

20405 SW 95th Ave
Tualatin, OR 97062
503-431-4800

 

Mary Woodward Elementary

12325 SW Katherine St
Tigard, OR 97223
503-431-4700

Fowler Middle

10865 SW Walnut St
Tigard, OR 97223
503-431-5000

 

Hazelbrook Middle

11300 SW Hazelbrook Rd
Tualatin OR 97062
503-431-5100

 

Twality Middle

14650 SW 97th Avenue
Tigard, OR 97224
503-431-5200

 

Tigard High

9000 SW Durham Rd
Tigard OR 97224
503-431-5400

 

Tualatin High

22300 SW Boones Ferry Road
Tualatin OR 97062
503-431-5600

 

Durham Education Center

8040 SW Durham Rd
Tigard, OR 97224
503-431-4580

 

Tigard Tualatin Online Academy

19322 SW Mohave Court
Tualatin OR 97062
503-431-5790

 

Here is Great Schools and how they rank the Tigard Tualatin Schools:

http://www.greatschools.org/oregon/tigard/

 

You can search the National Center for Education Statistics:

 

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Posted in Oregon
Oct. 21, 2012

The Oregon Coast

Rocks and Waves

 

 

Sometimes all it takes is a couple of hours at the Oregon Coast to clear your mind, renew your spirit, or inspire your thoughts.  Imagine a short walk along the beach where you can feel the soft sand below your feet.  The wind is blowing at your back. You smell the sweet salt air that invigorates your zest for life. You see the waves of adversity pounding on the rocks of life, and yet you stand strong, soaking in the moment.  Where did this take place, well, the photo and video clip were taken in Lincoln City.

Posted in Oregon, Where
Sept. 9, 2012

What Would Ben Franklin Say?

 

What kind of advice would Ben Franklin give you if you asked him some very important questions?

Well, the next time you go to McMinnville and you are on 3rd Street, take a seat on the bench next to him and ask away.

One thing I am sure he will say when you decide you want some breakfast or lunch, is to go the couple of short blocks until you come to the Crescent Cafe.

 

Crescent Cafe in McMinnville

 

Quality Service with food that is its equal.

See what wonderful things people on Yelp have to say about the Crescent Cafe.

5526 NE 3rd St

McMinnvillle, OR 97128

(503) 435-2655

 

 

Posted in Where
Sept. 5, 2012

Why Short Sales Are Working

Why The Time to Short Sale Your Home May Be Now

In February of 2012 The Federal Government Reached a 25 Billion dollar Settlement with 5 Major Lenders / Mortgage Servicers.

Inman News ran an article March 12, 2012 on how that could boast Short Sales this year. 

According to an updated Article Sept 4th about 74,614 original borrowers received relief in the form of Short Sale help.

For the full Mortgage Settlement report you can go to MortgageInsight.com.

If you are considering selling your home you can get a better idea of your homes value by requesting a free, online, Market Snapshot or ask your questions here.

Posted in Oregon, Washington
Aug. 25, 2012

Zero Down Home Loan

Zero Down Homes Loans are still Popular

If you are considering buying a home in the Portland Oregon / Vancouver Washington area,  and you want to conserve your cash, unless you are a veteran, The USDA Loan Program might be your only option. 

Three words of caution, "Location , Location, Location."

If you want live in a rural area such as Sherwood or McMinnville, you need to make sure these and other cities still maintain their "rural" designation and qualify.

You can always contact us with any questions you may have.

 

Posted in Oregon, Washington
Aug. 14, 2012

Where is This Clock Tower

Clock Tower

 

So, the question is, where is this clock tower located.

See the clock and hear the bells at Vancouver Washington's 

Esther Short Park.

 

 


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Posted in Where
Aug. 13, 2012

Unbelievable Return On Investment

Portland Housing Prices & Interest Rates a Gift

Let's have a little fun.   The average price of a home in the Portland area in 1981 was $76,800.

If you took $76,800. of 1981 dollars, adjusted for inflation that would be worth $193,939.39 in 2012 dollars.

The average price of a home in 2012 is $284,100. which shows what a great hedge against inflation owning a home would have been.

In 1981 interest rates were 17.48% and today is approx 3.55% 

1981 home price of $76,800. at 17.48% is $1,124.89 a month for 30 years.

2012 home price of $284,100. at 3.55% is $1,283.68 a month for 30 years.

Unbelieveably close to the same payment given 30 years of inflation.

Could it be that housing and interest rates will combine to provide current home buyers a return on their investment of unbelieveable proportions.

 

 

 

Posted in Oregon
Aug. 12, 2012

No More Foreclosures in Oregon

Have you heard there are no more Foreclosures in Oregon?

While that may not be true, The Portland Business Journal  did report that the number of Oregon foreclosures was cut in half in July, probably due to Oregons new Mediation Law.  

If you are looking to buy a foreclosure, this might be just a temporary drop in foreclosure filings.

If you are caught in a financial tailspin, this could provide the net that catches you and helps get you back on your feet.

Whether buying or selling, make sure you are making an informed decision.

Posted in Oregon
Aug. 8, 2012

Another Reason to Move to Oregon

One More Reason People Relocate to Oregon

Some people might move to Oregon because they like the beaches and coastline. You can Visit The Oregon Coast. to do one of many fun things such as hiking, camping, boating, fishing, museums, & lighthouses.

You could drive up the Columbia River Gorge and enjoy the scenery or take up wind surfing

And in case you missed the news release, according to Bankrate.com, mortgage closing costs in Oregon dropped 12% in the last year, making it the 11th lowest State in the nation, making it a great time to look at homes for sale in Oregon.

Where else can you have more fun and pay less for it!

And if you didn't know, The State of Washington is the the 8th lowest State in the Nation!

 

 

Posted in Oregon
Aug. 4, 2012

Things to Do in Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego and The Fun Things You Can Do

 

Whether you are looking at homes for sale in Lake Oswego or live in Lake Oswego, here are some suggestions of how to take a break from the rat rece and enjoy life a little.

You could:

1.  Enjoy one of Lake Oswego's Summer Concerts held at various parks around town. 

2.  Visit the Farmers Market.

3.  Take a walking tour of the many Sculptures in town as presented by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego.

4.  Go to the Lakewood Center For The Arts and enjoy one of their performances.

5.  Have fun shopping downtown or get involved doing a number of other activities.

 

Posted in Oregon