Posts Tagged ‘portland’

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

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Check out the new neighborhood profile detailing the neighborhood of Buckman in Southeast Portland, filled with quirky culture, classic Old Portland homes, and some of the best dining and shopping in town. The Buckman neighborhood is progressive and proud, and provides easy commuting access downtown via the Burnside, Hawthorne, and Morrison bridges. Buckman includes parts of two of the most popular retail districts in town, Hawthorn and Belmont Streets, complete with vintage stores, great brunch spots, and open parks.  Combining the best of urban accessibility and comfortable, small-neighborhood atmosphere, Buckman is quintessential Portland.

If you’re looking for homes, condos, or other real estate in Buckman or other Portland neighborhoods, check out this information page filled with the best restaurants nearby Buckman, top hikes and 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 Buckman, or Click here for more information!


REO Bank Owned Homes Just Listed Today 10/31/09. Pretty Big List Today.

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

bankUsually the weekend REO list is very short but today we have quite a collection.

I saw a condo for the John Ross in here today; I haven’t seen any bank owned pop up there for some time. If you don’t know where the John Ross Condominiums are just make a note of the Porland South Waterfront area. That’s were you see all the tall condo towers built down by the waterfront. Yes, they built too many and that’s why you can find an amazing deal there, however know that if you purchase there you will need to hold onto it for sometime as it’s going to take several years for that area to recover. If you think you can purchase and rent it out, think again… there are already an amazing number of rentals in the area. Interesting, I’m finding that corporate housing is being offerred in the area for recruits and job transfers until they are able to find permanent housing; GREAT idea! That could put Marriott Courtyards out of business!


If you want to tour any of these bank owned listings (and you aren’t already working with an agent), give me a call! -Kristie McD.

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


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

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.

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Perfect SE Portland Bungalow in Arleta Neighborhood

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

front-house1Only $249,000!  We recently listed a fabulous completely remodeled 2 (possibly 3) bedroom home in the growing in popularity neighborhood of (more…)

2008 Moving Survey. Portland is No. 5 Destination

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Wow! According to the Portland Business Journal who quotes (see both article links below) Portland is the #5 destination for people on the move!  Who were the other top picks? (more…)

Top 10 Best Performing Housing Markets

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

“He who parties the most suffers the worst hangover”.. or something like that.  Regardless, we’ve weathered the foreclosure storm very well!  Portland, According to places Portland, Oregon as #10 in a list (more…)

Deschutes brewery coming to Pearl District in Portland

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Good news for Portland beer fans. One of our state’s favorite breweries is opening a Brewery and Public House in the Pearl District. The Deschutes brew pub, scheduled to open on May 2, will be on the corner of 11th and NW Davis Street – just across the street from the new Gerding Theatre and two blocks from Powell’s bookstore. Considering that this part of town is called the Brewery Blocks, doesn’t make this location a surprising choice for the Bend-based brewery.  Being a Pearl District resident myself, I am eagerly awaiting to welcome this Scottish-pub inspired business into our neighborhood.

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.

Is Rockwood the next Pearl District?

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

The Gresham Outlook recently reported on the Gresham Redevelopment Commission decided to negotiate with a firm that’s earned a national reputation not only for its Pearl District work, but also for its projects in Portland’s rapidly developing South Waterfront area.  A few people have dared to hope that the Rockwood urban renewal district could mimic the fabulous success of Portland’s now-famous Pearl District, but this is a very positive development and definitely something that we’ll keep our eyes on for prospective home buyers in that area.