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Kuch, Other/Just Looking in Portland, OR

Are there more property/lot similar to this one? It doesn't have to be upscale, but established w/good schools

Asked by Kuch, Portland, OR Thu May 7, 2009

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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;

Dirk Knudsen
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Hi Kuch,

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
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Kuch, are you looking to build on a flat lot or a view lot or both? The area is very steep and the way most people buy lots close in is to tear a house down or add on. Any lot that is still left for sale is on a hill or bank or straight up with very high construction costs to stabilize the ground. I can find you a view lot but as Dirk said with all the foreclosure houses out there you can buy 30-40% off retail and you cannot build that way new. If you find something you like it might be cheaper to remodel new than build. I can help you find the dream location in a great school district.

Tom Inglesby, Broker
RE/MAX Equity Group Inc
ABR,CRS, EA S.T.A.R. eco broker
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 7, 2009
Hi Kuch,

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.

Best Wishes,

Craig Loughridge
Bryson Realty
503-349-6892 cell
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There are 5 properties in that zip code at a reasonable price and similar in size. If you would like representation for your property search with an agent who can get you all the latest listings as they come available, matching your specific criteria you can see them right away, please let me know. I have tools in place that can assist you in knowing just what's available. You can log in to my web site and establish your own private and secure login, save search criteria and save favorites. I would love to be of assistance to you in your search.

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
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This particular lot is in a more upscale neighborhood, and has no home on it. There are MANY properties within great neighborhoods and good school boundaries. My website has links to the State's school report cards, and information about neighborhoods. I'd love to help you find what you're looking for!

Deb Counts-Tabor
Oregon Realty
503.913.1103 phone/text
765.813.1103 fax
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