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Why slab foundations are not popular in Oregon

By Steve Buchert, August 21, 2018

Anything can be fixed, it just takes time and money. The sweet 1950s Beaverton cottage I just sold is adorable with superb location, great layout, spacious rooms and a big yard but wow, do I appreciate new construction techniques. The buyer’s inspection revealed a very slow bathtub drain, which is normally an easy fix that realtors deal with often while coordinating repairs. It’s not easy when the drain is embedded in concrete, necessitating removal of the tub and jack-hammering the concrete to remove the trap. Fortunately the trap was the only problem and the rest of the cast iron drain pipe was in great shape but each step of the process took time and of course money. It’s finally done and the buyer can move in. In my 25 years of transactions I’d never had a repair like this one. Fortunately very few homes here in Oregon are built on slabs.

Steve Buchert

Principal Broker

Hi, I'm Steve Buchert, a residential Realtor specializing in the close-in neighborhoods of Portland and the northern Oregon coast. I've been a full time Realtor since 1993 and am proud to say I have built my business on each and every transaction.  Most of my business now comes from former clients coming back or referring their friends to me. I work with both buyers and  sellers and strive to give each the best representation possible. Buyers: I offer extensive knowledge of the neighborhoods and construction techniques to help with the search of the best house. My aim is to keep you focused on your  goals while helping you find the best value and quality. Sellers:  I offer my excellent and innovative marketing skills, utilizing the latest technologies to promote your home and I put my all into getting your home sold for the most money and in a timely matter. For both buyers and sellers I offer top-level negotiating skills and over 21 years experience navigating through a transaction. I'd like to work with you!
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Steve Buchert

Principal Broker


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