Buying or selling a home is a huge transaction. Let our team of professionals support you through the process. Wherever you are in the homeownership journey, we’re here to help you make the best choices to achieve the best outcome.

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BUYER INFO

Are you thinking about buying a home? Here’s some vital information that will help you in your decision-making.

Steps to Buying

There’s a lot to know when it comes to buying a home in. Whether you are purchasing a first home, moving to a larger house or downsizing into a condo, our Buying Guide will walk you through all the steps. Download to find out how to:

1) Get pre-qualified for a mortgage and select a lender
2) House hunt both online and in person
3) Make an offer that wins the house, with how-tos on negotiations or bidding wars
4) Prepare for closing and anticipate your closing costs

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR BUYING GUIDE

Vancouver WA Schools

If you are a parent, choosing a home in a good school boundary is important for obvious reasons. But what if you’re buying a home and you don’t have kids in school? According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, there is a definite correlation between school expenditures and home values in any given neighborhood. A report titled, “Using Market Valuation to Assess Public School Spending,” found that for every dollar spent on public schools in a community, home values increased $20. These findings indicate that additional school expenditures may benefit everyone in the community, whether or not those residents actually have children in the local public school system.

CLICK HERE FOR VANCOUVER SCHOOL RATINGS

BUYER FAQs

Of course, every real estate transaction is unique. But there are some universal questions that all buyers may have in common. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has compiled a list of most commonly asked questions by first-time homebuyers.

CLICK HERE FOR FIRST-TIME BUYER FAQs

LEASE TO OWN INFO

Not quite ready to buy? Not finding rentals that suit your needs?

About the Program

Home Partners of America is committed to making homeownership a reality for more people. The program provides a clear path to homeownership. Our process is easy, transparent, and built on a foundation of choice and flexibility. Home Partners is helping more people get into great homes, in neighborhoods they love, with the opportunity to build a more secure financial future.

The Challenge: Many people want the benefits of living in a single family home. However, whether they’re a first-time homebuyer who’s cautious about making such a large financial investment, someone who has recently relocated and is unsure of which neighborhood to live in, or someone who is creditworthy, but cannot currently obtain a mortgage, they hope to one day buy a home, but aren’t ready now.

Home Partners Solution: Home Partners provides the opportunity for people to move into a great home and community today that otherwise may not be available in the rental market.

How It Works: Qualified prospective residents work with licensed real estate agents of their choosing to select the right home for them. They can choose from a wide variety of properties in communities that Home Partners serves that fit their budget and meet Home Partners’ investment criteria.

Why It Works: Home Partners’ approach provides meaningful benefits for prospective homeowners, the communities it serves, and the real estate community.

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How It Works

Home Partners provides responsible households a transparent path to homeownership through its Lease with a Right to Purchase Program. The program provides up to five years of rent certainty with an initial financial commitment of just one year.

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SELLER INFO

My goal when selling your home: Get you the most money in the least amount of time. Start by finding out what your home is worth here.

What's My Home Worth

Knowing what your home is worth is the first step to a successful sale. An automated value estimate can give you a rough estimate of the value of your home. This can be a useful starting point. Using a proprietary algorithm, you can see how many people are looking for homes like yours. If you are thinking of selling your home, this is the best way to get a feel for the market. These facts can give you the edge in understanding what to expect when selling your home before you even meet with a real estate professional.

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR HOME VALUATION REPORT

Steps to Selling

There’s a lot to know when it comes to selling a property. Whether you’re selling your first house or you’re a seasoned investor, our in-depth Selling Guide will take you through all the steps. Download to find out how to:

1) Prepare your home and stage like a pro
2) Price and market your property (or know how to pick the right agent to do it for you)
3) Be ready to show your home to buyers
4) Negotiate and close on your home

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR SELLING GUIDE

SELLER FAQs

Of course, every real estate transaction is unique. But there are some universal questions that all sellers may have in common. Realtor.com, an industry-leading website, has compiled a list of most commonly asked questions by home sellers.

CLICK HERE FOR SELLER FAQs

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Testimonials

Shana O'Brien

Shana O'Brien

Realtor and Accredited Stager

360.904.8497
shana@obhometeam.com

Leslie Baker

Leslie Baker

Assistant and Senior Move Manager

360.989.4712
leslie@obhometeam.com

“Friendly and professional, Shana O’Brien was very considerate in dealing with us, as we sold my Mother’s home. It was a very emotional time for us, and her kind understanding was every bit as helpful as her real estate acumen.”

~ Debbie, Vancouver WA

“Shana The Redheaded Realtor is amazing!! She sold our HOUSE quickly and we had a ton of visitors come through and look at our open house. She was always available to answer questions and help move through step by step of the process!”

~ Brittani N.

“Shana just helped us sell our home in Vancouver while we were purchasing out of state. Needless to say, there are lots of stressors involved in moving state to state, and Shana’s help navigating through all of it was amazing!! She had helped our son purchase his first home several months ago, so we were confident in choosing her for our deal, but she exceeded our expectations!! I think her number one strength is responding so quickly. When going through this the questions make you lose sleep and her knowledge and quick help was just what we needed!! Thank you Shana, you’re the best!!”

~ Connie L.

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