How would I go about finding foreclosures or bank owned homes in the Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro, Tigard area?

Asked by Susan, Florida Sun Mar 29, 2009

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Sean Fletcher, , 97005
Sun Mar 29, 2009
Since you now already know to contact your local Realtor... I guess the other question to ask is why are you just looking at foreclosures and Bank Owned? Sure you can get good deals on those properties... But, those properties only consist of about 13-15% of the total homes on the market! Don't limit your options. The average home seller is having to drop in price to compete with the foreclosures and bank owned properties too. Not only that but buying the buying process is much easier! If you like the idea of a completely customizable, password protected website of your own that will not only let you look at the ALL listed foreclosures, but ALL the listed properties PERIOD! These include the properties in Oregon and soon the whole Nation. Check out http://WWW.EasyMlsSEARCH.INFO Best of all it is totally free to you! Good luck in your search! What a great time to buy!
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Carla Muss-J…, , Portland, OR
Tue Jul 3, 2012
Did you get an Exclusive Buyers Agent yet??
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Airika Waible, Agent, Lake Oswego, OR
Sat May 2, 2009
Hello Susan,

I agree with Dirk, definately get a good realtor. However short sales can be very tiresome and even frustrating most of the time. Somebody has to loose to have a sale. Buyer wants the cheapest price possible, seller is exhausted from mail, lender calling, door knocks rfrom the latest "investor" that just got some books and tapes on the subject or attended a "webinar".....not to mention the seller is emotionally a mess. The bank must loose in order to make a success here. We do something similar to what Dirk does. Manual labor compiling lists of vacant and bank owned homes. We separate them by area, price, footage and tour them constantly to understand each area. We also hold buyer and investor workshops at the Home Builders Association in Lake Oswego each month. If you would like to attend one check out the web site and sign up. A couple of hours on the market, investment property, mortgages that work for each type of property and at the end we do a showcase of some of the best deals out there. Love to see you there, take care.
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Dirk Knudsen, Agent, Hillsboro, OR
Thu Apr 2, 2009
Hey Susan.... Get a good Realtor.

I specialize in shorts sales and foreclosures.

The deals are here but you need to have an agent working 18 hours a day that knows precisely where they are. There are not that many foreclosures here and so they are not just incredible deals like Florida. Short Sales are better values. Period.

Call me or email if I can help.


Dirk Knudsen
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Corri Klebaum, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Clackamas, OR
Mon Mar 30, 2009

If it is the hard sale you are trying to avoid I have a maze of links compiled here...… is cumbersome but also a good place to peruse.

And whether you are a buyer or an agent looking for help I always recommend Civic Realty for short sales. You can see thier listings here...
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Hank Paterson, Agent, Beaverton, OR
Mon Mar 30, 2009
The best way is to find a great agent to help you find what you are looking for. A majority of my business comes in the distressed market category and I would be glad to take a minute and see if we would be a good fit to work together.

Hank Paterson
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Dirk Knudsen, Agent, Hillsboro, OR
Mon Mar 30, 2009

They almost always make the MLS. What you really need is a "Short Sale". Bigger deals, Bigger discounts. That is not an easy list to put together and takes a lot of manual work.

But I am one of the only agents with this mapping tool.

Here is a Dynamic Map with Short sales for Beaverton located on it. It should be accurate as you move around. I am also a big short sale agent and have quite a few for sale. In Fact I feel I have the #1 short sale in Tigard and in Beaverton for sale right now.

This is something I am good at!

Happy hunting;

Dirk Knudsen
Re/max Hall of Fame
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Kelly Gebler, Agent, Portland, OR
Sun Mar 29, 2009
Hi Susan - if you would send me an email with the details about what you're looking for in a home and the price range you want to be in - I'll set up a search and shoot you over everything currently available matching what you're looking for. After that, you'll get everything new and/or price reduced as it hits the market. I list bank owned properties all over the metro area and many times will have properties coming up that aren't in the MLS yet so can keep you posted on those too.

If you are thinking about moving here from Florida - my team would do an awesome job setting up a relocation program for you! Just let us know how we can help.

Kelly Gebler
Real Estate Broker and Loan Officer
Keller Williams Realty and Sunset Mortgage Co.
Serving the Portland Metro Area
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Sun Mar 29, 2009
Best location FREE contact a local real estate agent who can take your specifications place you on an automatic email alert moment property hits MLS sent direct to you.

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Vickie Duchs…, Agent, Beaverton, OR
Sun Mar 29, 2009
Hi Susan,

Just go to and sign up for the list of foreclosure and bank-owned properties.

Hope this is helpful!
Vickie Duchscherer, Broker
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