Blog Buyer Buyer Boo-ware!

Buyer Boo-ware!

By Sharon Bloudek, November 4, 2019

Purchasing a home can be a rollercoaster of a ride at times. Experienced Realtors can help smooth out concerns. Check out my tips below, and if you’d like some insights on the market, feel free to call me at 503-701-1000.

Eerie Leaks! Leaks are as common as candy corn; a good inspector will find them.

Pesky Pests! Is there something hiding in the crawlspace or attic, waiting to scare you with an expensive fix? Inspectors review these areas.

Ancient Systems! Find out before you buy if that 1950’s maintenance sticker on the furnace relates to its advancing age, or the last time they serviced it! Repairs, replacement costs and home warranties can be discussed prior to or during negotiations.

Foul Foundation! If your inspector is spooked about the foundation, you can have experts investigate and provide estimates during the inspection period. Schedule ASAP, as typically you only have 10 business days to do this.

Funky Smells! Trust your nose! If something smells moldy, but you can’t see it because of fresh paint, it will eventually make its presence known. Investigating for mold, and other items such as underground storage tanks, sewer lines and radon can also be a part of your due diligence period and negotiations.


Sharon Bloudek



Sharon Bloudek


Sharon was recently recognized as the #1 Individual Agent in the #1 Real Estate office in the State of Oregon. Recognized as a FIVE STAR Real Estate Agent in Portland, Oregon for 9 years. Sharon has been named top 1% in the RMLS, and has been a member of PMAR's Masters Circle Diamond Platinum Level. Also a Neighborhood Favorite on Nextdoor and a Zillow Premiere Agent. Having lived both in the city & the suburbs, she is a great resource for relocation clients. She has worked extensively with first time home buyers & first time home sellers, upsizers, downsizers and investors. She also has experience in multi-family units, plexes, and timberland. She is the third generation in her family to be in the real estate business. Sharon graduated from the University of Oregon with a MBA in Marketing & International Business, and from Loyola Marymount University with an emphasis in Business Management. She lives in SW Portland with her husband and three kids and enjoys volunteering in the community. She is a proud supporter of Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, being a former Jesuit Volunteer in Woodburn, Oregon as well as a previous Board Member. She loves hiking, traveling and going to the beach. Basketball and softball were her favorite sports to play, and while she never played soccer - her husband and kids do - and now she appreciates the beautiful game. Sharon would love the opportunity to work with you!
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