This is an expensive area to build and I think the site prep costs and earth work as well as geo tech could be really costly. FYI. There are some better sites around. I have a couple and honestly this is no time to build when you can absolutely kill the housing market with all the short sales and foreclosures in this area.
You need to look deeper and engage and agent.... yah yah yah pick me ;)
Call if you need a NW Hills expert of 25 years.
All the best;
I agree with the others that this area is extremely steep for building and that the cost for site prep and construction will be expensive (and challenging). What else besides good schools is important to you? New construction? Historic Home? Yard? Walkability? View? Garage? My advice is always to interview a couple of Realtors, and choose one you like who will work with you to discover a property that reflects the most characteristics on your list, including price. It sounds like you may want a REaltor who is conversant in all the close in neighborhoods and the school ratings, but also who will diligently assist you in meeting your goal in a very timely fashion.
Karla Divine, Broker
Divine NW Realty
Tom Inglesby, Broker
RE/MAX Equity Group Inc
ABR,CRS, EA S.T.A.R. eco broker
There are quite a few residential lots in Portland being marketed as "view" lots that are close in size to, or larger than, that lot on NW MacLeay. Some of the views of these lots are as good, many are not. Are you looking for some similarity or fact in particular? I would be glad to e-mail you up-to-date information on the other view lots for sale.
Please get in touch if you're interested.
Thanks for your question and best to you.
June Lizotte, Real Estate Broker
Providing REAL Service
Prudential NW Properties
6400 SE Lake Rd, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97222