Buying a Home

Chris Balmes Properties begins the home buying process by conducting a need assessment. I want to know the kind of home you desire. This includes style of home, amenities, location, schools, and all the things you want in your next home. I then begin the search using computer tools to located properties listed for sale that match your criteria. Together, we select the homes you would like to see, set appointments, and preview homes in a short period of time.

Chris Balmes Properties' knowledge of the marketplace and understanding of the real estate transaction process will benefit you in locating your perfect home. CBP guides you through the entire process.

Finding the perfect home for you is only the beginning for Chris Balmes Properties. It's the details of the entire home buying transaction where CBP expertise comes to play. Everything from helping with arranging a mortgage, home inspections, and making certain that the legal agreements have been executed properly is when you will really appreciate Chris Balmes Properties.

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Real Estate ABC Pages of Information About Selling Your Home
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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Preparing Your Home for Sale
Repair and Cleaning Checklist
Work Orders
Helpful Hints to Make Your Home Show at its Best

Click here for Form 5405 for the $8,000 Homebuyer Tax Credit

Did you know there is a Rural Housing Program and Wilsonville & Sherwood are included? 100% Financing and 620 Minimum Credit Score---Ask us for more information!

If you are a teacher, law enforcement officer, firefighter or EMT, HUD offers a substantial incentive in the form of a discount of 50% from the list price of their listed homes.  Check out the HUD Good Neighbor Next Door Program!

Clackamas County Neighborhood Stabilization Program

Clark County Neighborhood Stabilization Program

Washington County Neighborhood Stabilization Program