Posts Tagged ‘happy valley’

Tom Liesy of TA Liesy Homes NW in the NEWS AGAIN! Happy Valley is building new homes!

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Yep! We’ve been saying it and it’s true! New construction is full force in Happy Valley!  The McDonald Group is proud to be partnered with such an amazing builder and team!  Read the article that came out in the Oregonian Business Section on 4/21/11!  -Kristie McDonald Your new construction Realtor!

TA Liesy Homes NW Talks about a Building Rebound in Happy Valley- Clackamas Review

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Tom Liesy of  TA Liesy Homes NW has plenty to say in his recent interview with the Clackamas Review about the new construction housing market.   Tom is seen in the attached picture just out front of our model at Sunrise Heights in Happy Valley. As you will see from the picture Tom has plenty to point out  in our current market, and he isn’t kidding when he says we can’t build them fast enough. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Tom as his Realtor on some  of his bigger projects (such as Sunrise Heights) and the amount of interest we get daily is amazing. We have many people waiting for our grand opening event taking place this weekend, 4/16 & 4/17 where we will be opening the door to one of Tom’s latest home designs, “The Whitman”- a vintage style plan in the heart of Happy Valley! Our prices, product and lots just can’t be beat! -Kristie McD. Your Happy Valley Realtor

Check out these New Homes for sale in Happy Valley, Oregon … all new construction & custom homes!

Monday, October 4th, 2010

I mentioned new homes for sale in Happy Valley in my previous blog and thought I’d pull a listing report so you can look through all the new construction options in the Happy Valley area.  Most builders have several different plans they can work from, what you need to do first is determine your budget, look at lot options (what area you prefer), walk through a new home the builder has already built so you can sample the quality and finishes and then fine tune the details.  There is some poor construction out there so you want to make sure you are working with a reputable builder.  The builder I work with has lots available to build on in several different neighborhoods, because he builds so many he has fantastic resources at great prices and several plans to work from.  New construction homes are a great way to go! By the way, if you love the Ryan Olsen style homes we can build that too!   -Kristie McD.

New Construction & Custom Built Homes in Happy Valley, Oregon is a win-win!

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Scott and I have sold alot of homes in Happy Valley, in fact we think it’s a fantastic place to invest right now as you can buy an amazing grand home with a view, level lot, great school and a great neighborhood all within in a few minute drive to the freeway.  We’ve watched Happy Valley’s housing market go through several changes, short sales, bank owned…. but what we are seeing as the current and growing trend is new construction homes for sale and they are selling fast.  New construction homes are not only competitively priced they are amazingly priced. Smart builders are picking up lots at great prices and passing the savings on to the home buyer. Not only does the home buyer get a new home, they get to chose finishes, make changes to the plans or even design their own.  What we are seeing in the way of resale homes is that the good ones are picked over and the ones left are beat up, distressed , on impossible lots, poorly constructed or attracting multiple offers. When going with a new constructed home you can move into the home you envisioned and not spend an abundance of time waiting for the right one to hit the market. Another advantage is that the home is taxed at today’s value, not a tax assessed value from 2005.

Happy Valley is hot right now, new construction is even hotter.  New home sales is our forte, call me for pricing, lots & plans! -Kristie McDonald, Your Happy Valley Realtor!

Bank Owned Home on Aerie Crescent in Happy Valley JUST LISTED!!

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Homes on Aerie Crescent in Happy Valley seldom pop on the market!  This home at 11603 SE Aerie Crescent Rd is in Eagle Landing, just around the corner from Eagle Landing Golf Course! This home is for sale but won’t last long, It’s priced at $367,900 and is bank owned.  If you are interested in touring it give me a call! -Kristie McD., one of the McDonald Group Realtors

Assessed Value of Your Home Too High?

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

It happens alot… client is looking for a hell of a deal, we find it and then they are faced with owning a home with a REALLY high assessed tax value. We are hearing success stories of buyers petitioning to have the value lowered (especially in the Happy Valley area) but I have never heard of someone getting a refund for their hard work until I read the article on MSNBC; I doubt it would work in the state of Oregon!

See Foreclosures/ Bank Owned Homes Just Listed Today in the Portland Area~

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Interesting list today. Remember I post the REO properties almost daily on my Twitter account.  Anyhow, we have a home in Persimmon here (very nice neighborhood in Gresham), a few homes (although overpriced) in Happy Valley, and of course our HUGE variety of broken down homes under $200k.  There are certainly plenty of first time home buyers to pick those up out there right now!  However the inner Portland Bungalow that everyone REALLY wants is in limited supply.

Incase you are curious, we are seeing multiple offers on homes in that $200k and under price range on a regular basis; if you are that first time home buyer don’t wait until the last minute to purchase and get that credit! -Kristie McD.


Foreclosure homes listed today in Portland; there is a great find in Happy Valley in this line up today!

Friday, November 20th, 2009

bankWow! The one on 13428 SE KANNE RD in Happy Valley is a great price & home; $357,000 and under $90 per sq. ft. I expect it will sell over asking.  There are 29 REO listings in today’s link (below), that’s quite a few~!  Good catch in Lake Oswego too!  Anyone looking for acreage in Sandy for under $210,000 I have a new listing coming up; ask me about it! -Kristie McD.

To see all bank owned foreclosures that hit the Portland market today CLICK HERE!

Home in Happy Valley For Sale! Great views, downstairs apartment w/ kitchen…

Monday, October 19th, 2009

frontI love this listing! Happy Valley, Oregon is pretty hot anyway, as word has got out that the prices there are great. This home is in a fabulous neighborhood, has beautiful (and unique) hardwoods, amazing view, new landscaping, anyhow… check it out yourself! I have a video as well as a website noted below; the finishing touches and the plantation shutters add great dimension to this home! Showings have been really good!

11249 SE Rolling Hills Lane, Happy Valley, Oregon 97086


REO Bank Owned Homes Listed Today. West Linn has some first time home buyer deals in here!

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Quite a few REO homes today, 33 actually. Only 2 in Happy Valley… but a few in West Linn in price ranges that are great for the first time home buyer looking to get into that great school district!  CLICK HERE  for today’s report; link good for about 2 weeks. These are bank owned not short sales for all of the Portland, Oregon area market.

-Kristie McD. Your expert buyer agent for bank owned properties!

Zillow Really Irks Me. They Need to Fix Their Website Issues!

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

low-01About 2 out of 5 of my listings I have on Zillow have qwerky problems and I can’t resolve them. Even though Zillow invites you to send in your “help request” through a flag, my cries for assistance are never heard (only replied to with a canned email). My most common problem is when a home (listing) has an old picture attached to it and you can’t delete it from the home profile. See my Happy Valley Listing on Zillow and guess which picture I’m trying to get rid of!

I have another listing in Goose Hollow, well actually I have TWO because even after flagging Zillow for help in excess of 4 times now, they will not delete the incorrect one!!!!!

Zillow, get with it! -Kristie McD. Your Portland Oregon Realtor!!

Happy Valley “City of Dreams” Open House & Expo

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Check out the Happy Valley Homes for Sale & Real Estate without needing a real estate agent!

happy1As many of you already know I LOVE Happy Valley and the opportunities to invest there! On May 30th the City of Happy Valley is hosting a Happy Valley City Wide Tour of properties for sale… with over 259 homes (not including condos or townhomes) currently for sale that is ALOT of touring, even if only 1/2 of them participate you couldn’t possibly tour them all. A guide book & map will be made available at the starting point of your self guided tour.

If you are even considering purchasing a home for over $350,000 I highly recommend you participate, there are many unique homes & styles… make sure you tour various neighborhoods and don’t stick to just one! -Kristie McD.   -Your Happy Valley Neighborhood Realtor

LINK TO CITY OF HAPPY VALLEY “Open House”: click here


Looking for Bank Owned Real Estate? Ask Me to HOOK YOU UP w/a Report!

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

hookIf you are interested in seeing what bank owned properties are looking like out there, send me the area, zip code, school district, or whatever your area criteria is and I’ll shoot you off a report with pictures, addresses, etc…

I currently have myself set up to get a daily email of every bank owned (aka REO) home “just listed” in the Portland Metro and surrounding areas; I pay particular close attention to Happy Valley (Oregon) of course because it’s our Petri Dish and my stompin’ ground but it’s interesting to see what homes are popping up in all of the areas. It’s particularly interesting to see a short sale turn back up as a bank owned when you KNOW they had great offers that the bank should have worked with!

If you are interested in Short Sales I can do a report for those as well but the bank owned homes are usually priced REALLY well and they aren’t nearly as painful, time consuming and frusterating as the short sale.

Interested? Give me an area you’re curious about and I’ll set you up! -Kristie McD.  Your  “Everything. Portland. Real Estate”  Agent 


The Oregonians Ruined Road in Happy Valley on Francesca

Monday, December 8th, 2008

I couldn’t let such an article go by without at least some comment. Firstly, if the reporter wanted to find a story about seller loss and despair they could have found a better storyto tell. And Francesca that they used as their example was a poor one. There are many streets of McMansions but Francesca isn’t one of them. The homes are smaller and simple in comparison to those just down the road in Bella Casa and from what I understand, that is where the reporter had originally decided to base his story….. a few months ago when he wondered the neighborhood looking for a story to tell.  Funny too that the picture used in the Oregonion article neglected to show the power lines that loom just over many the homes making several of them much less desireable. (more…)

Short Sales & Bank Owned in Happy Valley Oregon

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Both my husband and I are realtors specializing in the Happy Valley area… short sales and bank owned is a way of life on the grand “Hill of Views”.  It’s no surprise the Happy Valley has established a reputation as Hill of McMansions, Short Sales and 1/2 built homes.  They over developed, the economy turned, and now there are an abundance of great deals for those who are able to invest. 

Good News?  GREAT deals to be had. Anything around (more…)

Happy Valley – What is Up With Those Short Sales and Bank Owned Homes Anyway?

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Happy Valley (Clackamas area just outside of Portland, Oregon) has created quite a stir for those buyers looking for a lot of square footage, new construction, a great deal, and maybe a view. It wasn’t long ago before our real estate debacle that builders were racing to build extravagant homes on the grand hillsides…. Now, they are desperate to sell them. Happy Valley is now overwhelmed with bank owned homes, short sales, and homeowners trying to sell at the same discount prices as their neighbors; quite frankly it’s a mess. For the home buyer it’s a super clearance sale at Macy’s. (more…)

Clackamas County Neighborhood Guide

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Located 10 miles from the city center, the towns of Clackamas and Happy Valley are two of the fastest growing in the Portland area. Situated in Clackamas County, an area replete with forest, the towns are just a hop away from the 11,235-foot Mt. Hood and its National Forest, plus a host of rivers that include the Willamette, Clackamas, Sandy, and Salmon. Known for their newly constructed homes, Clackamas and Happy Valley also harbor beautifully old-style home designs. (more…)

Portland Oregon Home Auction

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

This sounds like an interesting opportunity for prospective home buyers in the Portland area.

Buena Vista Custom Homes today announced that it will conduct a second auction of the company’s inventory of completed homes. 52 homes from nine of Buena Vista’s neighborhoods and 18 buildable lots from three different developments in the Portland metropolitan area will be auctioned on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at the Ambridge Event Center in Portland. The inventory is located throughout the Portland metro area including: Scappoose, Beaverton, Happy Valley, Sandy, and Hillsboro. The 18 buildable lots are located in the developments of Shadow Hills and Jackson Hills, both in Happy Valley along with Carson Crest in Beaverton.