Beaverton, as with all towns has areas that appeal to some and not to others. There are some concerns with asking a Real Estate Professional if a particular place is "a good place" to buy. There is a rule we have to adhere to (upon risk of losing our license) and that is a very clearly defined restriction against steering anyone (with our opinions) about where a buyer should buy or search for a home. It's tough when a buyer asks the question you have; we as professionals want to help you find your dream home but we can direct you to one area over another. For instance, if we tell you " stay away from this area" or that area is just where you need to be" or "you should stay clear of such and such area" we are breaking real estate law. The best way to help you is to provide you with resources that can help you find answers to the questions that concern buyers the most so they can choose where they want to be based on the results of their research. I provide a buyers resource list (and you can find a lot of the information on my web site too) which give you direct links to sites where you can check crime stats, demographics, topography, business/community development plans, school 'report cards', location of sex offenders, environmental resources, zoning etc. For a Realtor to assume they know where is the best for a buyer to purchase is an assumption we are not allowed to make by law.
In Oregon it is the Buyer's responsibility for all due diligence concerning any property of interest. Many (I would venture to say MOST buyers don't know that the Real Estate Professionals are bound by law not to promote one area over another to a buyer.
Having said all of that I wanted to offer you the opportunity to tap into the resources available to you via my web site or by simply emailing to ask for the Buyer Investigation Helps that I provide. You can email through my web site. I also have a way for you to have your own private login where you can save your specific search criteria, save favorites (properties) and return again and again through you private access without the hassle of having to re-establish the parameters of your search. In addition I have a Home Finder Feature where you can receive the latest listed properties matching your specific criteria as well as Market Data Reports of specific neighborhoods you might be interested in. Those reports will show you all the sales activity including active dates, pending and closed sale dates as well market history for the given area.
As you search for a home you need to use the best tools available and these are some of the exclusive toos available through my web site and services I provide. If you have questions please feel free to contact me.
June Lizotte, Real Estate Broker
Prudential NW Properties
6400 SE Lake Rd., Suite 200
Portland, OR 97222