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Time to celebrate: Terrie Cox is RE/MAX’s #5 ranked individual broker in the U.S., and #25 in the world!

A little bit of congratulations are in order. At the 2018 RE/MAX R4 convention in Las Vegas, Terrie Cox was honored as the #5-ranked individual RE/MAX residential broker in the U.S. The honor is a testament to the more than two decades of commitment and hard work that Terrie has invested in her brokerage, and in serving clients throughout the Portland-Vancouver area. With more than 115,000 agents, RE/MAX is the world’s most productive real estate network. Terrie’s top-five ranking is… Read More

Woodland Daylight Home with Spectacular Views

Take in the scenic views of the Pacific Northwest right in your own backyard with this custom daylight home at 111 S Luoma Road in Woodland, Washington. Offering an impeccable combination of upscale features and an exceptional location just minutes from shopping and Interstate 5, this Woodland Stunner has it all. A glance at this home’s stone and cement-siding-clad exterior reveals a sense of modern beauty that’s just as present throughout its interior. High ceilings and 8 ft. doors create… Read More

HOAs and CC&Rs: How What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Thinking about buying a home that’s part of a homeowners’ association (HOA)? Before submitting your offer, It’s crucial to read through the community’s covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs), which govern the appearance of homes in your new neighborhood or building. CC&Rs are generally well-intended rules, but they may interfere with future plans, upgrades or major purchases you’ve planned for your new home. Strict enough CC&Rs could lead you to reconsider your purchase altogether. Understanding how your association functions and the... Read More

Home inspections help sellers anticipate problems, avoid stress, save money

Home inspections are an important step for potential buyers, but they are just as critical for sellers. By having their homes checked out before listing, sellers can avoid surprises, save time and net a higher sale price. Home inspectors evaluate electrical systems, gas lines, plumbing, basements and crawl spaces, siding, the roof and more. Some of their biggest red flags? Moisture, leaks, radon and mold. Knowing about problems before their house goes on the market, sellers can fix them or... Read More

Smooth relocation relies on smart prep, dependable Realtor

Congratulations! You landed that great job … in another city. Relocation doesn’t have to be stressful, but there are a lot of moving parts. When you partner with a skilled Realtor like world-ranked RE/MAX broker Terrie Cox to manage the details, everything falls into place. Follow these steps to a smooth relocation: 1. Choose an ally. Terrie Cox can streamline your move to Oregon or Washington. As a lifelong Pacific Northwest resident — as well as RE/MAX’s top broker in... Read More

For Home Loan Applicants, The First Step is Stability

For many buyers, getting a home loan is central to the purchasing process. Above all, Terrie Cox advises clients to maintain stability before buying a home. Don’t start or quit a job, change marital status, take out personal loans or rack up debt. This may seem counter-intuitive, since buyers often search for a home in response to life changes and may be eager to purchase furniture or appliances. Loan underwriters prioritize consistency, so it’s important to build a steady financial... Read More

The Pacific Northwest: A Nature Lover’s Paradise

For those who love the outdoors, part of moving to a new part of the country is finding the natural getaways nearby. With majestic mountains, breathtaking coastal landscapes, fairytale-style waterfalls, towering rock formations, and wild forests, it’s difficult to narrow down Oregon and Washington’s recreation options while planning your relocation. Housing that provides comfort and convenience is at the center of it all as well, for both the hardcore and novice hiker, when it comes to nature. Mt. Hood National… Read More

Oregon Winters Bring More Opportunities for Adventure

With 90-degree temperatures in the rearview, winter seems to be lurking right around the corner. Exploration in the Pacific Northwest doesn’t wait for chilly days or wet weather. Hikers and day-trippers join skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, and snowmobilers in suiting up for the elements and heading out to find adventures and new experiences. The Mountains Whether you’re looking at homes for sale in Mt. Hood, Mt. Bachelor, or the high desert of Eastern Oregon, you’ll find plenty of incredible places to… Read More

Before Selecting a Home, Learn About Its School District

One of the concerns home shoppers—especially those with children—have is finding a home for sale in a desirable school district. Even buyers without children can benefit from the high resale value and stability that a home in a well-regarded zone retains. Finding out if a district ranks highly, why it ranks highly, and whether it includes the home in question is tricky. Terrie Cox, the leading RE/MAX Realtor in the Pacific Northwest, offers expert knowledge of Portland and Vancouver schools,… Read More

At This Camas Home, Get a View from the Top

 29103 NE Lookout Rd., Camas, WA 98607   RMLS #  15034984  Some homes focus on indoor comfort while others flaunt the beauty of their natural surroundings. At this expansive 40-acre property atop Livingston Mountain in Camas, Washington, homeowners will enjoy the very best of both worlds. The main floor’s soaring ceilings accentuate its luxurious details with rolling hills of equestrian acreage and a beautiful barn that beckon horse lovers outside for views of three peaks and the Columbia River Gorge. Floor-to-ceiling… Read More