Posts Tagged ‘Listings’

Portland Realtor Guide: NEW Hayden Island Neighborhood Profile at Your Road Map to Home

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Hayden Island Neighborhood GuideCheck out the new Hayden Island neighborhood guide detailing the popular island of the “fifth quadrant,” North Portland. Combining the best of urban accessibility and small town atmosphere, it’s a fantastic place to live. Walk your dog in one of the beautiful, lush parks, grab a meal at one of the dock-side restuarants, enjoy a boat ride from your private marina, or take a trip to the Portland International Raceway for a NASCAR Night. If you’re looking for homes, apartments, or condos for sale around Hayden Island, check out this Hayden Island information page filled with tons of interesting historical facts, the best restaurants in North Portland, and the top parks, shopping, and neighborhood resources. Relocating to a new area can be hard, but it’s a lot easier when you’ve got the best real estate agents in Portland on your side.

Contact the McDonald Group realtors to find out about homes and condos for sale in North Portland and on Hayden Island, or Click here for more information!



Portland Realtor Guide: NEW Richmond Neighborhood Profile at Your Road Map to Home

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Check out the new Richmond real estate and neighborhood guide detailing the neighborhood of Richmond in Southeast Portland, filled with quirky culture, classic Old Portland homes, and some of the best dining and shopping in town. The Richmond neighborhood is progressive and proud. Richmond includes parts of two of the most popular retail districts in town, Hawthorne and Divison Streets, complete with vintage stores, great brunch spots, and open parks.  Combining the best of urban accessibility and comfortable, small-neighborhood atmosphere, Richmond is quintessential Portland.

If you’re looking for homes, condos, or other real estate in Richmond or other Portland neighborhoods, check out the new Richmond real estate and neighborhood guide filled with the best restaurants nearby Richmond, top coffee spots, green spaces, and neighborhood resources. Relocating to a new area can be hard, but it’s a lot easier when you’ve got the best real estate agents in Portland on your side.

Contact the McDonald Group realtors to find out about homes for sale in Richmond.


Foreclosures just listed today in Portland, Oregon area- 12/10. Alot in Hillsboro today!

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

bank35 Bank owned REOs listed today! The first one on the list is a houseboat; I don’t see those too often. I only post REO listings once in a while on our Blog but I do Twitter daily with the Portland, OR bank owned listings. GOTO:

For today’s REO Foreclosures just listed! CLICK HERE!  Remember that these listing  links are only good for two weeks!

-Kristie McD.   McDonald Group Realtors!~

37 Bank Owned Homes Listed in or around Portland Today! Investors there are some great ones in here!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

bank37, wow! Investors, there are some great cheap homes in here. And if you aren’t an investor but want a great home and love the popular Irvington Neighborhood, check out the one for $500,000 located at 2216 NE 17th Ave.  Remember, if you want to see any of these (and you aren’t already working with a Realtor) give us a call! I think I even saw a houseboat in here!!! -Kristie  Your PDX Realtor


Coldwell Banker & YouTube Listing Channel! Chief Marketer Magazine has a great article!

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

CB 3D LogoCatch this great great article in Chief Marketer Magazine! Coldwell Banker overloaded YouTube with all our videos!?!? Scott and I are firm believers in Video & YouTube… we do a video of each of our listings and upload it not only to our own YouTube channel but on the Coldwell Banker Channel “On Location” as well. We include neighborhood videos for areas such as Forest Heights, Hawthorne, Beaverton, etc. too!

Anyhow, this article interviewing Michael Fischer & Suzanne Mueller is great! I’m proud to be with Coldwell Banker! -Kristie (Your Portland, Oregon Realtor that does videos with her listings!)

Hey Short Sale Listing Agents Out There! HELP ME OUT would ya?

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Short SaleI find myself having to call the listing agents of short sales all the time with the same questions, over and over and over. Even the “famous” ones (well they are the worst actually) do little in their listings to help me out (or other real estate agents for that matter). Please short sale listing agents, note answers to the following in the agent remarks of your listings so I don’t have to bug you!!!!! Every short sale is different!

  1. How many lenders are involved? (of course I would prefer to know that Countrywide isn’t one of them)
  2. How many offers do you currently have on the home?
  3. Has the seller already accepted an offer and sent it to the bank? If so will they send additional offers through or will they only allow one through at a time making additional offers backup only?
  4. Has your seller given you permission to disclose what the highest offer is?
  5. What is your rough guess for a bank response time? About 3 months or possibly more than 6?
  6. Has the seller already turned in the hardship package to the bank(s) yet?
  7. Do you think the bank will accept your list price or did you underprice it to generate offers? (okay, I don’t expect you to answer that one)


REO Homes for Sale -Just Listed Today for all Portland, Oregon Area

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

bankHere’s the line up for today folks! There are some great ones in here for West Linn.  I just toured a great home in West Linn two days ago that was a REO bank owned, it went pending in less then 4 days. A GREAT find and in really good condition for $450,000. Just needed the gold hardware exchanged out and some of the oak painted!  -Kristie McD


Here are the Bank Owned Homes just listed for today 10/18. Forest Heights has one in here! Great one in Tigard too!

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Wow! You don’t see bank owned homes pop up in Forest Heights too often. Forest Heights is one of my favorite places in all of Portland.  I refer to it as the oasis in the city. The walking trails and variety of new homes is amazing!  Very Stepford Wives like. It’s very close to Portland and seems to attract alot of doctors that work at nearby hospitals.  Also, check out the listing in Tigard in Barrington Heights just off Beef Bend Road….! -Kristie McD.   Everything.Portland. Real Estate.

CLICK HERE for today’s listings of Bank Owned Homes that hit the Portland, Oregon area market today. Remember bank owned does not mean short sale.

Virtual Staging; WOW! Listings with Trick Photography!

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

virtually-staged-logoI wanted to share this with you…. it’s amazing actually and only a partial cost of what real staging would be, however it would be highly disappointing to open a door and see a vacant home without all the great foof!  Perfect, however, for those sellers & agents on a budget.  Anyhow take a look!  -Kristie McD Your Portland Realtor.

Virtually Staging Properties For Sale: CLICK ME!

Bank Owned Homes Listed 10/10/09 in Portland, OR. Check out the Victorian Home in Canby!

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

bankHere’s the line up for 10/10. Pretty typical although the Victorian was worthy of a note. Also another condo in the Pearl District! As usual ALOT of homes under $200k.  CLICK HERE FOR REO PROPERTIES LISTED 10/10

Bank Owned Homes Listed 10/9/09. There’s one in Beaver Lake Estates in Here!

Friday, October 9th, 2009

bankHere’s the line up of bank owned homes today! I don’t think I saw any for Happy Valley in here; that’s a great sign that things could be improving as there is a decrease in Happy Valley REO “just listed” this last week! 

Check out the one in Beaver Lake Estates, an amazing neighborhood in Oregon City! -Kristie McDonald Your Realtor for Oregon City too!


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!

See a List of All Bank Owned Listings that Just Hit the Portland Market today (short sales excluded)

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

bank1I watch every day to see what’s going on with bank owned listings. It gives me an idea of what price range is struggling, how my listings are effected by the inventory increase, what areas are getting hit, etc. I’ve been posting the bank owned properties daily on my twitter but I will try to bring them here every day or two as well! I see about 20-30 list daily although many of them may only be price reduced bank owned. -Kristie McD. Your  buyer’s agent for bank owned! (I got them down!!!) :)

This link is good for about 2 weeks!:  CLICK HERE

Coldwell Banker & Home For Sale Videos

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Coldwell Banker has taken the lead with their YouTube Channel and with their aim at seallogosmallstaying with and ahead of the market in technology.  Check out the recent blurb from Realtor Magazine. click here

I love that they’ve made a channel just for listings… the tough part now is finding affordable videographers!  Right now I’m finding a video for a home is running $100 and up. Remember that a video is different than a virtual tour! A virtual tour is stitched photographs. :) -Kristie Your Portland, OR Realtor!

See all Bank Owned Just Listed Homes Each Morning! Twitter w/ Me!

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Every morning I post a report of ALL bank owned (aka: REO or Foreclosureface_bigger) listings just listed, in all prices, in all of the Portland, Oregon Metro area…. West Linn, Beaverton, Happy Valley, Lake Oswego… all of them.  Even those million dollar homes! – Kristie McD.

Follow me on Twitter! CLICK HERE 

Coldwell Banker is Pretty Hip…. New Social Networking Features!

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

cb-3d-logoI love trying out the newest and “bestest” technology… well Coldwell Banker just announced that they have a cool new tool that allows consumers to post listings from directly to Facebook & Twitter! You can find not only Coldwell Banker listings but also listings from other brokerages and then easily share them with others!

Coldwell Banker Press Release! Read all about it!

I just gave it a try using my Twitter account  and it works beautifully!  I have to thank Kim of Campbell Salgado Photography Studio  , she has Twitter down to a science.


Coldwell Banker has it’s very own YouTube Channel for Real Estate!

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Yep! Finally!  A channel just for real estate videos! They are still working out the search method and adding content but I’m proud to saycb_and_youtube that I am one of the FIRST to have a video uploaded and running!  Take a look at the Coldwell Banker On Location Channel by clicking here and searching for the arrow in Portland, Oregon that brings up my video… it references!  I’m glad to say we are the first but boy… it’s ABOUT TIME we had a real estate channel!

-Kristie McDonald  Everything.Portland, Oregon. Real Estate. cb-bss-logo-color

Property Flyers vs 800 Numbers

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Everyone occasionally pulls up to a listed home and grabs the flyer out of the flyer box and more frequently than not they pull up to find the flyer box is empty.  WIth the idea of conserving paper and time delivering flyers on a regular basis I had considered switching to 1-800 numbers instead. EXCEPT… (more…)