Not sure if you are still considering a condo in Portland or not. I see that you asked your question in Sept.?
If you are thinking about Portland, and more specifically, Atwater Place, you would be making a very good choice. Atwater is one of my favorite buildings! But , with every purchase, you must also look at many factors. Most important is where in the building is the condo located? Is it on the water side of the building? Could the views be blocked by a future building? Many times buyers will try to valuate condos they see online by price per square feet. This is fine to a point. But the values can be VERY different based on where the condo is within the building. Is the unit on the 3rd floor or 23rd floor?While I believe that the finishes in Atwater Place are some of the best of the buildings in South Waterfront, I would also consider a unit at The Meriwether as well. Very nice finishes, some units with amazing river and city views should also be considered. The top floors at The John Ross can also be pretty spectacular as it towers over both Atwater Place and The Meriwether.
As an out of town buyer I would also suggest to you to spend some time looking at some other buildings as well. If you like being on the water, you might also consider Waterfront Pearl in the Pearl District. http://(www.WaterfrontPearlCondo.com) You might also take a look at Pacifica Tower http://(www.pacificaTowerCondo.com) just north of the Pearl District...a little bit quieter than the Pearl but still walking distance. I am a condo specialist and would love to help you in any way that I can. Portland is a great city with a fantastic selection of unique condos and lofts.
It's a very nice building!!
The son in law of my client is an engineer and said it was a very well built building.
The area is still young and is coming together. There is a grocery store that will be going in and quite a few restaurants now. Public transportation including the tram to OHSU and the new MAX line / pedestrian bridge under construction that is very cool - state of the art.
I think it is a great area and will be more so as time goes on.
Sasha Welford, Broker
Debbie Thomas Real Estate
I've attached a link to the website for Atwater Place. There some great info and photos here.
Hope that answers your question - if you have other questions, please feel free to ask!
Kelly Gebler, Principal Broker/Owner
Cornerstone Group NW @ Keller Williams Realty
NMLS # 6395
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