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General Area in Portland : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jun 23, 2008
Tony H. Rahnamoon answered:
Hi Allan
Downtown Portland is safe so as most of the suburbs, perhaps you would like close in SW Portland, or Beaverton. To answer the question one needs to know more about your needs and expectation.
Beaverton is in SW area of town and Milwaukie is SE and Gresham is E of Portland. Beaverton is within 8-12 Min of Portland Milwaukie is within 7 to 10 Min of Downtown Portland and Gresham with 15-20 Min of city center, considering no traffic Nike town is in Beaverton, Milwaukie is on both side of 99E and close to the river and Gresham is its own thing. Much to say about all 3 places.
I hope this would be of any help feel free to contact me if I can be any more assistance.
Tony broker with JohnLScott real estate 1205 NE MLK Blvd. Portland OR 503-796-9158
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Fri Nov 21, 2008
Bryan Mulder answered:
Give me a call and we can discuss. I can find you opportunity in any state USA
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Fri Jan 11, 2008
Christina Alwert answered:
Are you working with anyone yet? Look in the Gresham area, there are good pockets in that area. Depends on what type of amentites you are looking for in the house, neighborhood and location. Let me know if you need any referrals. ... more
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Tue Nov 27, 2007
Ron Ares answered:
Spend some time looking through the Development Services area at

You may find your answers there, but it may also be worth spending some time talking with a planner at Builder Services (4th Ave.). They can give you some initial guidance (free) before you have to get a an architect, surveyor, builder, etc. to develop plans and apply for permits. ... more
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Tue Feb 8, 2011
Christina Alwert answered:
I have had a couple clients purchase in Forest Grove who love the area and the schools. My parents attended Pacific and lived there after they graduated. Very cute, small town setting. Are you thinking about purchasing or renting? ... more
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Wed Aug 22, 2007
Ellen Chung answered:
As of April 2007, the property tax rate is $5.698 per every $1,000. I don't believe there is any property transfer tax at the moment in Oregon. However it is probably safest to give the tax collection agency a call--I"ve included a link below that has more information about the tax rates, it will also bring you to their contact page in case you wanted to give them a ring.

As for sunset times in winter, assuming December 15th, the sun sets at 4:28pm. If you want to find out a specific date, you can look into it at this site:
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Fri Jul 13, 2007
Dan answered:
Pleasant Valley is a nice area on the North side of Happy Valley. Hilly in most spots the area has seen newer construction in the past 5 years or so. Some areas give you great views of Mt Hood and the surrounding valleys. larger acreage pieces are common and fields along with new construction on 5k SF lots. Price range is higher than other areas but not absurd. Newer housing in the high 300's up is common. Downfall is it is out of the way for most people. Not near downtown, out of the loop to really get anywhere but not too bad. Older homes still abound, animals grazing etc. ... more
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Fri Feb 20, 2009
Petedawg answered:
Most winters in Oregon are rainy but not as cold as you might think. Check out the link below.
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