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New Construction Offers Opportunity

By Kevin Salisbury, October 1, 2020

Buying a home in the Portland Real Estate Market can be extremely challenging right now. With the average sale price up 9% from where it was this time last year, and with inventory levels at record lows, the competitive frenzy that is the Portland Market is full of challenges for would-be buyers to overcome. With multiple offers on seemingly every property, buyers have to be aggressive, take risks and be ready to make major decisions within a matter of hours after seeing a home. For some, this can be exhausting and overwhelming, and even cause a sense of burnout when it comes to searching for a home. 

For some of my clients, it has caused them to reframe their goals for purchasing a home, and some have begun to look for new construction in the various new communities that are popping up outside of Portland. New construction communities can oftentimes offer an opportunity to purchase a home without having to compete with other buyers; meaning less stress, more time to make decisions and more options to choose from. In many cases, you are able to make upgrades or add customizations as well. Not to mention, all the systems of the home are brand new, so maintenance costs and repairs are kept to a minimum!

Many of these new construction communities are still selling out quickly though, so it definitely pays to know about these communities early. As your resource in the industry, I am constantly keeping a pulse on new construction communities that are in the works, so my clients can be the first to know about them and have an opportunity to see the available inventory!

Kevin Salisbury

Broker Licensed in OR

Kevin is an Oregon native and University of Oregon graduate, who has a passion for community involvement and betterment. Having lived in Portland for nearly a decade, Kevin has immersed himself in the culture of Portland, and has built a reputation for himself based on hard work and professionalism. Throughout his life, Kevin’s drive has always been motivated by helping others, and he believes that there is no greater feeling than overcoming adversity and reaching a goal. Putting this passion to work in the Real Estate field has proven to be a natural fit, and Kevin’s unrivaled dedication to his clients helps to set him apart in the industry. Kevin takes great pride in being a REALTOR®®, and strives to be an asset to his clients on a consistent basis – before, during and after the purchase or sale of a home. Kevin places a lot of value in the relational aspect of his profession, and his clients appreciate his ability to listen and guide them through the process; showing that that he truly cares. In short, Kevin is an experienced negotiator, industrious by nature, and a true advocate for his clients. Outside of his Real Estate career, Kevin lives in the Cedar Hills neighborhood with his wife Kimmie, and their Yorkie, Otis.  Kevin and Kimmie are small business owners, having opened Miss Knockout – a thriving beauty salon in NW Portland – in 2012.  They are both actively involved in the community, enjoy spending time with family and love traveling to warm destinations together. Having played NCAA Baseball, Kevin is an avid sports fan as well. Kevin’s love for sports has always been driven by his competitive nature, along with his ability to work well with others on a team. He truly believes that the lessons he has learned through playing sports are in fact life lessons, and have a direct correlation to his professional career. If you are looking for a hard-working, energetic REALTOR®® with a wealth of market knowledge, give Kevin a call today!
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