On the east side of the Williamette River in Portland, there is a group of communities that make up the area of Southeast Portland. Here, first-time homebuyers and investors will find eclectic architecture, charming neighborhoods and funky retail districts, plus all the conveniences of a big city. Housing options in Southeast Portland include single-family homes in a variety of sizes and prices, condominiums, and townhouses.
Southeast Portland is roughly bordered by the Williamette River on the west, Interstate 84 on the north, Interstate 205 on the east, and the Clackamas County line on the south. With more than 20 separate designated neighborhoods, Southeast Portland is home to approximately 163,000 people. These residents are known for their community pride, demonstrated through efforts to retain each neighborhood’s small-town sense of identity. The communities of Buckman, Brooklyn, Hosford-Abernathy, and Sellwood-Moreland offer quick downtown access over the Williamette River bridges. The more easterly areas of Sunnyside, Mt. Tabor, Richmond, and Reed are a bicycle or bus ride away from downtown.
City parks, coffee houses and pedestrian-friendly outdoor retail/entertainment districts are the main venues for free-time fun. Public schooling is provided by Portland Public Schools, a city-wide district that manages over 100 campuses. District-wide enrollment is more than 50,000 and the student-to-teacher ratio is less than 19. Greater Portland also has many options for post-high school education, including community colleges, public and private universities and vocational programs. The largest institutions in terms of enrollment are Portland State University, Portland Community College, Lewis and Clark College and the University of Portland.
Portland Real Estate Market: Price Range of Portland Southeast Houses for Sale
Southeast Portland is a homebuyer's dream come true. You will find small homes, Victorian homes, Tudors and mansions in the midst of a city that has beauty, culture and economic opportunity. More than 20 neighborhoods including Laurelhurst, Montavilla, Mt. Tabor, Sunnyside, and Hosford-Abernathy provide a large and varied selection of home choices. Prices for SE Portland houses start at $100,000 and can exceed $1.5 million. Economical choices include quaint, ranch-style homes in Brentwood/Darlington. Average prices for homes in Mt. Tabor, Eastmoreland and Hosford-Abernathy are $250,000-$350,000, while very large, custom homes in Eastmoreland and Sunnyside are priced closer to $800,000. Amenities include acreage and scenic views of city lights, mountains and the Williamette River. Southeast Portland condos and townhouses are priced from $90,000 to $1 million. The selection includes lofts, new construction and larger, three-bedroom units.
"Harlan Mayer, Principal Broker : Real Estate Expert in Portland Southeast, OR"
Harlan Mayer, Principal Broker
RE/MAX Equity Group
237 NE Broadway - Suite 100
Portland, Oregon 97232
Harlan Mayer, Principal Broker:Client-Based Real Estate
Harlan has been in the business of bringing buyers and sellers together for 13 years. He currently serves as a Principal Broker of RE/MAX Equity Group, a company he has proudly represented since 2006. He has lived in the Portland area since 1994 where he supports a wide variety of non-profit organizations through the RE/MAX Foundation. Harlan also works with a Transaction Coordinator and his partner/Broker, Heather Howell, who is a Portland native and currently raising her two children in the area.
Harlan takes pride in the fact that he and his team are exceptional negotiators who are both pragmatic and investment-minded. Although they've set the bar for professionalism and service, Harlan and his team are also very approachable and will make their clients feel at ease throughout the home buying and selling process.
In addition to his Principal Broker and Realtor® licenses, Harlan is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and is experienced in facilitating 1031 tax deferred exchanges, as well as all transactions concerning residential sales and purchases. He is also recognized as one of the Top 5% of RE/MAX and Portland agents.
Prior to real estate, Harlan was a professional musician and actor. He received his degree from Emory University and currently serves as the Director of the Oregon Financial Education Network.
If you are ready to work with a client-based Realtor who wants nothing more than to help you achieve the ultimate goal of homeownership, then look no further and get in touch with Harlan Mayer today.
5885 SW Meadows Road, Suite 600
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035
Barry Abrams:Taking the mystery out of the mortgage process
Barry has helped countless clients become homeowners since 1992 and is proud to be providing lending services with Prospect Mortgage. Prospect Mortgage is the third largest private retail lender in the country. They have control over the transaction as all the underwriting and processing is done in-house and if there are any questions, they can be easily and quickly answered.
Specializing in First Time Home Buyers, VA, FHA, Jumbo and Renovation Loans, coupled with his years of experience, Barry possesses an excellent understanding of the home loan process and is more than happy to help you understand how the right loan can secure not just your homeownership dreams but your financial future.
Barry has a sincere desire to help and create an excellent experience for all his clients. His 20+ years of experience allows him to anticipate the most potential issues before they materialize, while staying abreast of any changes to the market. He also has the tenacity that is needed to ensure every loan will close on time with no surprises.
A former collegiate wrestler, Barry enjoys staying active and Portland is the perfect place for him to do so. He's called this beautiful and recreationally diverse city his home for 25 years where he enjoys backpacking, climbing, CrossFit, and snowboarding. He also takes great pleasure in reading, gardening, traveling, and cooking.
Barry holds a Bachelor's degree in Business and a Master's degree in Teaching. Lender Info
Portland Southeast Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of January 19th, 2015: homes priced around $478,225 compared to $454,980 the previous week, showing a increase of more than +5%. For Wednesday, January 28th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.85%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 2.95%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.30%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 4.02%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Portland Southeast OR. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Portland Southeast to help you find the best home!