Well, after two full years of waiting, I finally get a chance to see what I look like on TV. I am a little anxious to say the least. Two years ago I filmed a TV show for HGTV called National Open House. For a big explanation of what that show is, check out my previous post. Read more
This wonderful property on Hillshire Dr. in Lake Oswego has a new Seller Incentive in the form of a 3-2-1Buy Down, and a new website at www.11hillshire.com. Please see the site for details.
Leif Erikson Trail
At the end of NW Thurman is the entrance to the Leif Erikson trail in Forest Park. As a frequent user of the park, I have had the pleasure to experience many of the trails in the park and admit that this is my favorite trail. Some people disagree because of the relative ease of the trail and the frequent traffic. I admit that on weekends, there are hundreds of walkers, runners, hikers, and cyclists that use this particular trail. However, its size allows the user to not feel crowded, and I enjoy the easy access. In fact, there is no other place where I can have the feeling of seclusion so quickly. On any weekday afternoon I can skip lunch and quickly feel as if I’m running in the middle of nowhere. The length of the trail is a bonus as well. If you are training for that run, you have 11+ miles on the trail to explore, and each quarter mile is plainly marked so you can keep track of your progress and splits. It couldn’t be any better.
Portland Parks and Recreation has a great site with maps and information regarding the park and trail as well as The Forest Park Conservancy. Check out these sites when you have a chance.
If you are looking for Real Estate near Forest Park then click on the link and “Sign Up for Listings” to be sent to you for homes that fit your criteria.
We have a new price on the lovely OLD PDX home in Willamette Heights at 3449 NW Thurman St. Our new price is $629,000. Please refer to http://3449thurman.com for Open House information or if you have friends or family looking to move into the area look me up at www.mattrickerhomes.com.
Most people know that the first time home buyer tax credit will expire November 30, 2009. If you are looking for a home you need to know and understand these facts:
Fact: The average timeframe from when you find a property until it closes is 30-45 days.
Fact: You will need some time to find the property that you wish to buy. Some buyers are lucky and find their home quickly, but others need more time.
Fact: The week before November 30th is Thanksgiving! Many banks and title companies are traditionally closed for the last 3 days of that week.
Fact: November 30th is the Monday following the typical 3 day bank shutdowns.
Fact: There will surely be many, many buyers who will wait until the last minute to start looking for homes. This means that November 30th is sure to be an extremely busy day and many banks and title companies will not be equipped to handle all of the expected volume.
Fact: As more buyers start to frantically hit the market to take advantage of the tax credit the selection of properties is sure to decrease. This will result in fewer options for all buyers.
Fact: You NEED a plan to take advantage of the $8,000 tax credit. Waiting too long is a gamble that you should not take. You need to work with a team of professionals who can develop a plan with you to hit the deadline
Start your search at www.mattrickerhomes.com today and contact me for a consultation on the tax credit and your home-buying experience.