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Home Buying and Selling Resources

These are some recommended links that you might use throughout the home buying process:

Loan Officers:
Pacific Residential Mortgage - Anette Sieverson - 503-670-0525 x 108
First Independant - Rick Susnjara  ricks@firstindy.com - 503-549-0939

Home Inspectors/Misc. Inspections:
Associated Master Inspectors - 503-236-1812 - general home inspectors 
Frey Home Inspections - 503-292-7201 - general home inspector
Xavier Environmental - 503-236-3796 - oil tank searching/decommissioning
Apollo Drain - 503-292-6591- sewer scoping

Insurance:
Allstate Insurance Company - Steve Summers - 503-682-2600
State Farm Insurance
Escrow/Title Company: 
Chicago Title - Karen Hays -  503-595-2350
Pacific NW Title     
 

 Utilities

When you are ready to switch over your utilities, here is a list of all the basic utility companies:
Garbage Hotline - Portland - 503-823-7202 (this phone number will tell you who your garbage hauler is)          
Northwest Natural Gas
Qwest (local phone service)
MCI (local phone service)
City of Portland Water and Sewer
National Do Not Call List - register here to join the do not call list.
US Postal service - change your address online.
Oregon DMV - Register online!
 

 

Schools

Portland Public Schools - Click on "parent guide" and then "maps" and then "school boundary  information", type in your address, and found out which school districts you are in.

 
 

Neighborhood Information

Office of Neighborhood Involvement - this website has a list of all of the neighborhood associations in Portland as well as contact information.

Portland Maps - this website will provide specific information about the property that you are interested in. People ask us frequently about crime in certain areas, and this Web site will give you information pulled directly from the Portland Public Police's Web site.   
 

Miscellaneous Real Estate Websites

 

American Property Exchange - information about 1031 tax exchanges.
 

 
Miscellaneous Portland Websites
City of Portland Website
Multnomah County Website
Portland Nursery - the very best (and certainly the largest) plant store in Portland.
Portland Art Museum - the oldest and largest museum in Portland.
Portland Parks and Recreation - Portland has numerous with all kinds of programs.
Saturday Market - artists and locally made goods.
Powell's Books - one of the largest bookstores in the nation.
Annie Bloom's Books - a great bookstore in the heart of Multnomah Village.
Portland Farmer's Market - if you love fresh food, hit one of these markets. 

 
 

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