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Selling or Buying a Luxury Home

Home For Sale Photo - Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity GroupPortland and Vancouver’s luxury real estate market, while impressive, isn’t always entirely straightforward. Whether you are relocating to a new area or selling your property, the process is smoother with the help and intuition of a savvy agent. Rely on the reputation and professionalism of an experienced realtor such as Terrie Cox. Terrie is a true expert in the market and an advocate for her clients. With a sterling record, deep network, and unparalleled local knowledge, Terrie can deliver the home or buyer that you are looking for.

Staying Focused to Find Great Properties

Moving to or within affluent housing markets such as Portland or Vancouver – each brimming with outstanding properties – can be overwhelming, especially for buyers who are new to the area. These listings easily dazzle home shoppers with their beautiful amenities and can distract buyers from what they really need in their next house. A real estate agent who understands your unique wish list and lifestyle, as well as the regional housing history and trends, is an invaluable partner to have by your side when selling or buying a luxury home. Terrie matches her clients’ search criteria against every home – and its video tour – in the MLS listings, giving her buyers daily access to new homes that have just come on the market.

Navigating the Luxury Home Landscape with a Realtor

Realtors are well-positioned to spot new offerings – some before they’re officially on the market. In these competitive scenarios, agents give their clients an edge and can often help them submit offers ahead of other buyers. With her finger on the pulse of the region’s affluent real estate market, Terrie knows how to handle hot properties and expertly guides clients through the buying process. She also recognizes the true gems among the average listings in this area’s fast-paced housing landscape.

Connecting Sellers to Qualified, In-Market Buyers

Though some ambitious homeowners may be tempted to sell their property on their own, a realtor’s insider knowledge can be a game changer at any price range. With years of monitoring housing demand, pricing, and fluctuations, a skilled agent can aggressively, but accurately price a home to give its owner excellent return. A realtor’s wide local network also grants sellers access to buyers who may be out of reach for owners who sell their homes independently.

Once they generate interest in their clients’ homes, professional realtors know how to present and market exclusively to perfect, qualified buyers. Terrie’s exceptional interior design and builder background makes her clients’ homes look their best for tours and listing photos. She knows that an inviting atmosphere helps shoppers more easily envision themselves living in the home, which can contribute to a quicker sale at a more attractive asking price, benefiting her clients who are selling or buying a luxury home. Terrie also promotes your property on advertising channels – high-end lifestyle magazines, premier real estate websites, etc. – that attract an audience more likely to be looking for a luxury home.

An Experienced Realtor You Can Rely On

If you’re choosing a realtor for either job, whether you are selling or buying a luxury home, or perhaps both, how should you pick one? It’s simple: start with Terrie Cox.

Terrie has an impressive collection of regional and national credentials and awards, including Top 1 percent of RE/MAX agents in the United States, No. 1 in the Pacific Northwest, No. 18 in the United States, No. 59 in the world and Top 10 Relocation Member. In addition, Terrie is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, meaning she has the knowledge and experience that affluent buyers and sellers can depend on. As a Certified Relocation Professional, she’s also specially trained to assist relocating families with their move.

Terrie has built a dominant presence in the market, guaranteeing high visibility for your listing. As a realtor with RE/MAX, the world’s largest real estate brand, Terrie enjoys national exposure to the tune of 4 billion TV, radio, print and digital impressions annually. Individually, she promotes her listings and services through sponsored search results; on local, national, and international real estate databases; via digital ads targeted to luxury home intenders; and in premium publications catering to affluent audiences who are interested in selling or buying a luxury home. For each of her listings, she also produces high-quality video voiceover campaigns to promote them to potential buyers in her database.

Most importantly, Terrie listens to each of her clients to understand their unique needs and match them with fantastic luxury homes that fit their family life, commute, personal style, priorities, and leisure activities. She’s uniquely in tune with the markets she represents, enabling her to provide clients with trustworthy information and expert advice. With an industry leader like Terrie, you’ll find an excellent home, the perfect neighborhood, and premium amenities suited to your lifestyle.

Learn how Terrie Cox, a world-ranked RE/MAX realtor, can work with you to buy or sell your luxury home in Washington or Oregon by visiting http://terriecox.wpengine.com or calling/texting (360) 607-4100.

POSTED ON: September 28, 2015 11:00 am BY:

Your Real Estate Agent Can Help With Corporate Relocation

Home For Sale Photo - Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity GroupStart with a local professional who can handle your move from start to finish. Terrie Cox is your relocation expert in the Pacific Northwest luxury real estate market who specializes in problem-solving. If you have an issue, she has a solution, and as a real estate agent she will prepare deals, negotiate, analyze, and more without any unnecessary drama or stress for you. Terrie Cox, your real estate agent, can help with corporate relocation.

Corporate Relocation Assistance: An Overview

When starting a new job, it is best first to find out what type of corporate relocation assistance your company offers.

– Specific component lump sum: Covers a few relocation expenses.

– Miscellaneous expense allowance: Covers expenses that arise during a move.

– Total relocation assistance: Covers basic moving costs.

If you are receiving total relocation assistance, hire a knowledgeable realtor like Terrie with the expertise, services, and connections to make your move as seamless as possible. After more than 30 years as a nationally and internationally recognized RE/MAX real estate broker, Terrie instinctively meets the diverse needs of her clients. She’ll draft a plan that uses your funds wisely, as well as your time, assuring that your real estate agent can help with corporate relocation.

Local Expertise Beats Internet Research

Online guides and local forums are fantastic resources, but they can’t explain the intricacies of day-to-day life in the Portland and Vancouver areas (commuting, grocery shopping, choosing a school, etc.) with the attention to detail of someone who lives there personally.

According to Terrie, who has helped local and international clients relocate and purchase the luxury homes they love, “In today’s world, people do a lot of research on the Internet, but they really don’t know the subdivisions; they don’t know the schools, and they don’t know the dynamics that a real estate professional can offer them.”

Understanding Your Relocation Needs

With every client, Terrie’s first priority is to understand their lifestyle. She asks intuitive questions to gain perspective on each person’s unique preferences.

“You really need to have good listening skills, and you may need to interview every member of the family,” Terrie says. “In the end, when you’ve found the perfect house and helped the family through the corporate relocation process, you’ve not only made everyone happy for this new, exciting phase of their life, but you’ve also made new friends.”

Terrie Cox is a Certified Relocation Member and has helped clients from all over the world find luxury homes in Oregon and Washington. She will show you how your real estate agent can help with corporate relocation. For expert assistance with your relocation, call or text Terrie directly at (360) 607-4100.

POSTED ON: September 25, 2015 1:00 pm BY:

State Tax Laws Allow for Plenty of Exemptions and Assistance

In her more than 30 years as a realtor, Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group has received many questions about income tax exemptions in the State of Washington. Not only does Washington not have state income tax, but the state also offers a variety of tax exemptions, credits, and assistance benefitting a range of luxury home shoppers and owners.

No Taxes on Income, but Others Elsewhere

Photo Of Income Tax Exemption Paperwork - Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity GroupWashington’s income tax exemptions regularly win the state spots on “Best Places to Retire” lists. It’s true: the state is among those that do not collect taxes on retirement checks. But it’s also worth mentioning that Washington, compared to the rest of the United States, has relatively high sales and property taxes. Still, retirees can apply for special relief programs to cut their property tax burdens.

Some Can Avoid Full Property Tax Burden

Property tax rates depend on the budget, voter-approved levies, and bonds in a property’s district. Fortunately, Washington offers a number of income tax exemptions and assistance options. Senior citizens and residents with disabilities, for example, can apply to “freeze” the value of their home, exempting them from excess levies and, potentially, a portion of regular levies. Widows and widowers of veterans may also be eligible for property tax assistance. The state’s Department of Revenue outlines the conditions, contacts, and necessary applications for the various programs.

Add a Room, Get a Break

Homeowners who add a new room, deck, or patio to their single-family homes may qualify for a three-year tax exemption on the value of those improvements, which is excellent news for affluent homeowners. To find out if your planned renovations will qualify for savings tax exemption, call your county assessor’s office and file an application. Applications generally must be filed before you begin improvements but after you’ve obtained the appropriate building permits.

Energy-Efficient Homes Downsize Tax Bills

Aligning with the Pacific Northwest’s environmentally conscious reputation, the Federal Housing Administration’s energy-efficient mortgage programs incentivize eco-friendly home improvements. These programs help buyers save money on utility bills by folding the cost of improvements into the purchase of their homes. These programs also include operational savings from the purchase of an energy-efficient home, and buyers may qualify for discounted loan fees or lower mortgage interest rates.

Explore the Market with Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group

With the combination of income tax exemptions, incentives, and credits available in Washington, you may be unsure which benefits apply to you. Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group is an experienced, world-ranked realtor who is prepared to help answer your questions. Call or text Terrie directly at (360) 607-4100 to find the luxury home that fits your lifestyle.

POSTED ON: September 24, 2015 2:00 pm BY:

Shopping and Selling in the Luxury Housing Market

Photo Of Luxury Living Bathroom With View - Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity GroupFor both buyers and sellers in the Portland, Lake Oswego, and Vancouver areas, the luxury real estate market is easier to navigate with an experienced realtor at your side. Luxury living is something Terrie Cox understands, and she has the insider knowledge to help you find the ideal home or a perfect buyer. As Terrie’s client, you’ll have access to premium listings that are not always available to the general public. Meanwhile, affluent sellers working with Terrie can count on her to find qualified buyers for their incredible properties.

Finding the Right Buyers and Homes

When searching for a luxury home or selling your own, relying only on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) listings and major search engines can present an incomplete view of your options. Access Terrie’s extensive personal network to find qualified buyers and beautiful properties in your market. Using her vast knowledge of the region’s real estate market, Terrie can help clients find just what they’re looking for in luxury living hot spots of the Pacific Northwest, including Seattle and Portland.

Going Beyond Average Listing Photos

Standard real estate photos often fail to capture the character and quality of large luxury homes. For potential buyers, choosing your perfect property is an important decision that should be made in person whenever possible. Terrie can arrange private tours of houses that match your wish list so you can see them shine firsthand.

For sellers, Terrie’s services include expert staging and photo direction to give your home its best possible online presence. She knows where and how to use the photos to promote your property and close the sale faster.

Understanding Communities and Commuting

Whether you’re looking for a secluded estate along Lacamas Lake, a custom property for luxury living on the shores of the Columbia River, or equestrian-friendly acreage in Lake Oswego, Terrie can help you find the home of your dreams in Oregon or Washington. She understands the dynamics of living in one major urban area and commuting to and from another, a concern for many Vancouver homeowners who work in Portland (or the other way around). Terrie also can provide information on the community features and services, such as surrounding hospitals, shopping, entertainment districts, churches, and the best schools for families to consider.

There’s a home to accommodate every buyer’s unique needs and preferences; Terrie knows where to find it and how to make it yours. Call or text Terrie directly at (360) 607-4100 to find the perfect home for luxury living.

POSTED ON: September 22, 2015 12:00 pm BY:

JUST LISTED!

Stunning Executive Ranch on Double Lot!10 14406 NE 16th Street

Stunning First Place ranch situated on a large double lot.  Approach this lovely home via a beautiful circular drive.  Complete with 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms, this 3,365 SF single story home is warm and inviting with high ceilings and fine finishes.  Throughout the home you will find gorgeous hardwood floors, tile, rich Cherry cabinets and large built-ins.  The open gourmet kitchen boasts a massive slab granite island, a gas cooktop, stainless steel appliances and a double oven.  The spacious master suite features a gas fireplace, a jetted tub, a large step-in shower and French doors opening to the beautiful stamped concrete patio.  The fully fenced back yard offers an in-ground pool, hot tub and a separate pool house.  The well maintained grounds surrounding the home have been beautifully landscaped and offer an extensive sprinkler system.  This executive ranch is a great home for entertaining!
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POSTED ON: December 18, 2013 10:40 pm BY: