Buying your first home can be an overwhelming process. There are so many factors to consider as you begin to make one of the most significant financial decisions you may ever make. Don’t worry — our brokers are more than equipped to assist you with each and every detail of the home buying process!
In the meantime, check out a few of our favorite starter homes on the market right now. With smaller square footage and less intimidating price tags, these homes for sale in the Portland area would make excellent homes for a first-time buyer.
PS If you’re sticking to a tighter budget, check out these homes for sale less than $400,000. These listings typically don’t stay on the market very long, so be sure to make a move before someone else does!
Beautiful Craftsman With Soaring Ceilings
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,474 Square Feet | $495,000
This gorgeous detached home in South Tabor is filled with light, thanks to soaring ceilings and expansive windows. It features an abundance of Craftsman details, including cedar siding, extensive natural wood trim, neutral stone elements and more. Plus, the loft-style master suite is equipped with French doors, a balcony, and a tiled bathtub.
Spacious New Construction Home
4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 2,399 Square Feet | $489,000
This new construction home in the Wilkes area has plenty of room — especially for this price point! Encompassing nearly 2,400 square feet, this Craftsman-style home features four spacious bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a great room and a bonus room with vaulted ceilings. The kitchen has a large island, granite countertops, stainless appliances and crown molding.
Like-New Home in Camas
3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 2,501 Square Feet | $480,000
Tucked away in Camas, Washington just northeast of Portland, this spacious home looks brand new! It features granite countertops, tile flooring throughout the kitchen and bathrooms, beautiful hardwood flooring downstairs, and a functional floor plan that includes an upstairs laundry room and a loft area. The large backyard has a second-story deck, perfect for entertaining — and taking in the surrounding views!
Move-In Ready Home in Beaverton
4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 2,198 Square Feet | $469,900
This stunning four-bedroom home in Beaverton is the definition of “move-in ready.” Enter through the large, light-filled family room, passing by the beautifully remodeled kitchen with granite countertops, to access the spacious backyard. This large, fully fenced backyard contains a brand new shed and plenty of space to gather and entertain.
Remodeled Condo in Vancouver
4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 2,187 Square Feet | $450,000
This one-of-a-kind fully remodeled condo is situated in a private parklike setting in Northeast Vancouver. No detail was overlooked — including the entertainer’s kitchen with quartz countertops, custom cabinetry, and new appliances. The master suite has vaulted ceilings and a picturesque view of the yard, which has two patios, privacy fencing and lush landscaping.
1929 Home With Charming Details
3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | 2,468 Square Feet | $449,900
Built in 1929, this gorgeous historic home in Arbor Lodge is light and bright, reimagined with an amazing floor plan. It includes many original charming details, such as wood floors, built-ins and coved ceilings. The unfinished basement offers plenty of storage — and potential as a finished space for rental or additional bedrooms. The yard is equipped with fruit trees, a chicken coop, and beds perfect for urban farming.
Adorable Bungalow Near Sellwood
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,520 Square Feet | $434,900
This darling bungalow is conveniently located just blocks from Sellwood and the Johnson Creek MAX station. The formal living and dining rooms feature hardwood floors, accompanied by a kitchen with a nook overlooking the deck. The private fenced backyard has plenty of space to gather and entertain — with little maintenance required!
Updated + Spacious Home in Sherwood
3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 1,648 Square Feet | $418,000
Nestled in a quiet neighborhood in Sherwood, this beautiful two-story home features an open and airy floor plan, an updated kitchen with white cabinetry, quartz counters and a decorative backsplash, and many more updates — including a new roof, flooring and fixtures. The low-maintenance yard includes a deck and plenty of shade.
Eclectic Home in West Linn
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,382 Square Feet | $400,000
This unique home is situated in a gorgeous, lush setting on a hillside in West Linn. This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home has been meticulously maintained and features brand new flooring throughout and new stainless steel appliances. The dining room has double French doors leading to a beautiful deck overlooking the yard and surrounding scenery. Relax near the fireplace upstairs or the covered hot tub on the lower level!
Community Living in Beaverton
2 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 1,448 Square Feet | $400,000
Experience community living at its finest in this contemporary home in Beaverton’s 45 Central community. The home is in pristine condition, complete with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, laminate flooring and high-end finishes throughout. The large master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling and a walk-in closet, and the lower level has an additional bonus room, which could be utilized as a third bedroom.
Beautiful Updated Home in Vancouver
4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 2,158 Square Feet | $400,000
This beautifully updated home is situated in a private cul-de-sac in the desirable Cougar Creek neighborhood in Vancouver. The home features extensive updates throughout, including updated bathrooms, newer exterior and interior paint, flooring, countertops, and a gorgeous backyard perfect for entertaining.
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