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Kyle Ball, ABR, e-Pro

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Broker, ABR, e-Pro, CDPE, Principal Broker in Oregon, Broker in Washington (13 years experience)

35 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

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Oregon/Portland Metro prices!?


It is interesting to look at the market one year after this questions was raised.  I think it is the first choice you have.  Oregon tends to lag about a year+ behind the national decline and I think that is what is happening in the Portland/Metro now.  While I would say the market is still fairly strong compared to many we have been hit pretty hard this last year.

Provident refinance?


I also have Provident on my personal residence and they have great pricing.  Once you get in contact with a GA broker they should be able to help you determine what advantages their might be to sticking with Provident.

I heard it might be possible to reduce my property taxes and wanted to know how to go about doing it


I have been helping many of my clients get their taxes reduced because they are buying the home for so much below wthe assessed value.  I have seen more luck in Clackamas and Washington County but it is possible in Multonmah as well.  The main thing is having some solid market data to be able to prove why your home is assessed higher than it should be.  Sometimes that panel will not even ask you for any info and will just reduce it % but sometimes you have to present your case.  You can also bring a Realtor with to add some credibility. 



I forgot to mention... for anyone who is wondering I average between $1500-$2500/month doing BPO's.  WIth that said I do have a assistant who does some data input for me.  If I did not have that I would not be able to handle this volume myself on top of my real estate business.