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Core PDX realty practices sustainable and green real estate practices for the Portland Oregon area. Contact us today if you are looking to sell your Portland home. Our Portland seller agents are here for you. In addition to selling your Portland property we also specialize in buyer services and Portland property management.

4808 SW Scholls Ferry Road | Portland, OR 97225 | 971-271-7174

Trees are great, till they do this!


I like trees.  OK, I love them.  We need them.  They need us.  They breath.  We breath.  Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide is how I think it goes…….not sure, I’m a real estate guy, not a scientist……I’ve long thought of them, just like us, all shapes, all sizes.   Just like people……..did I say that already?  And […]

Holy Toledo-Not Ohio I Dare Say

Portland property management

Not much really can move me in property management concerns.  I’ve seen and heard just about all I can ever imagine…..until I walked thru a property last week.  And this is a new one for sure, top 10, top notch, best of 5, almost numero uno…….ok, I hope by now you get it…….this is ground […]

Real Estate Values-Eco, Green, whatever

One of things that has always fascinated me is the concept of going green, eco whatever, LEED this and that.   And for all the purported talk on why everyone should do, in reality, hardly anyone does it when it comes to their real estate, and more specifically, their house.   I’ve always wondered why………until…………about two years […]

Are there any transfer taxes involved in property sales in Oregon?

There is no city, county, or state property transfer tax in the state of Oregon with the exception of Washington County. Washington County assesses a tax of $1 per thousand. The standard practice is to split this tax 50/50 between the buyer and seller.

What is a 1031 Exchange?

A 1031 Exchange is an investment tool that should be used when someone wants to buy and sell more property. Instead of selling, paying taxes, and then acquiring other properties, you can avoid the tax payments by exchanging properties. The basic rules are: Something must be given away, and something received The exchanged property must […]

What do I get when I hire you?

You get me front and center every step of the way. If selling, I prepare a full marketing package for your property. The data is then fully propagated throughout multiple websites via the RMLS and all other sister websites. If buying, you’ll get detailed market data on whatever property type we are looking for, so […]

What’s the difference between you and other brokers?

The honest answer is technology pretty much makes all brokers equal, at least in terms of getting information out to and in from whatever market is the target market. The difference is we will empower you with all the information up front, coming and going, so you can make an equally informed decision on our […]