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My mission is to treat every real estate transaction as the most important event in our customers’ and clients’ financial lives, providing both management and guidance. Your home is usually your most valuable asset; I treat it that way.

My Vision

Nest Egg Real Estate is committed to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, and integrity while enabling our customers and clients to build both comfort and wealth through real estate investment.

West Linn named state's most family-friendly city, Should You Go It Alone When Buying from Home Builder? Bite of Portland, and Providence Bridge Pedal this weekend!

There you have it - and YES, this is why we moved here!!

A recent study conducted by the real estate blog Estately confirmed what many residents already believed to be true: West Linn is one of the very best places in to raise a family.

West Linn ranked at the top of Estately’s “20 best cities to raise kids,” edging out Tualatin and Lake Oswego for the number one spot. The rankings were based on ten factors, including youth population, public education, crime rate and housing affordability.

Estately found that West Linn had the lowest crime rate among Oregon’s 20 most populated cities, based on FBI data. West Linn also rated second in public education and ninth in housing affordability.

“I fully agree with the recognition,” City Councilor Jenni Tan said. “We’ve got beautiful parks, lots of classic activities … it’s a great place to raise a family.”

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Should You Go It Alone When Buying from Home Builder?

“If I’m buying a new house directly from the builder, why do I need a Realtor?”  Well, according to Houston Realtor® Patrick Welsh, an unrepresented buyer can be at a real disadvantage by deciding not to use an experienced real estate professional.

“As a Realtor, many people think I’m just trying to salvage a commission by recommending that a buyer retain my services for a purchase from a builder. All too often buyers think that they don’t need a Realtor to represent them since they can find the builder all by themselves, drive right up, negotiate the deal and move in!

My job is to represent the buyer’s best interest and help them through the transaction with the least degree of hassle and frustration. And our goal is to get the buyer the most value for the least money. I’ve heard many a buyer say they don’t need an agent before a transaction, but I’ve never had a represented buyer say to me at the conclusion that they were sorry they had me at their side representing them. The least important part of our job is driving the buyers around to look at houses (although it is important); our real value comes later in negotiating and working through the process on behalf of our client.

Representation.  The builder representative at the model home may look and sound like a real estate agent there to help you. However, the builder rep is a salesperson for the builder, and as such represents the builder’s best interest. I love the analogy I heard recently that when a buyer deals directly with that rep (saving the builder the buyer’s agent commission) it’s like the buyer paying for the builder to not represent them. Real estate agents and Realtors are licensed professionals bound by law and professional ethics while builder reps are not constrained by those requirement

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Some Fun to be had this weekend!

WELCOME TO THE 31st ANNUAL BITE OF OREGON * AUG 8, 9, 10, 2014. From coast to Cascades to canyons, the Bite of Oregon is a stunning celebration of Oregon, its food, its people and its extraordinary quality of life. Come join the fun at the best summer party on the Portland waterfront and discover Oregon's Bounty!

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Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014

Keep Portland Geared™!

Join the celebration at the 19th annual Providence Bridge Pedal. Each year on the second Sunday in August Portland’s streets and bridges, from Sellwood to St. Johns, welcome bicyclists from across the Pacific Northwest. It is once-a-year opportunity to enjoy the views from the traffic-free upper decks of the Fremont and Marquam bridges.

 

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