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Explore Portland Area Communities!

by Hayes Team

Are you thinking of trying something new?  Maybe you want to live in a different area to mix things up or to even do some exploring.

Check out our Communities page and the drop down menu to get an in depth look through the different areas that we service.  

If you find somewhere you think you would like to move to, check out our Available Rental Properties page to see if there is a home available in that community!

You can even search our Featured Listings page to see if we have any listings of homes for sale.

Be sure to check back often as our inventory is continually changing.

You’ve got a new job offer across the country and you are planning to pack your things, buy a Portland area home and make the big move. However, when you tell your 17 year old daughter your plans, she lets out a mournful wail and cries that it is not fair. How can you possibly take her away from all of her friends, her favorite hangout spots and the cute boy she just started seeing?

Moving house is a difficult transition and it is even more traumatic for teenagers. The teenage years are an important stage where young adults establish their individuality and independence and during this time their social circle is extremely important to them. Being removed from that against their will can make any teen feel sad, confused, angry and resentful. Also, fitting into a new social scene in a different location can be a challenge for a teen that might be singled out as the “new kid”.

How can you help your teen during this transition so that the experience will be easier on them?

How to Help Your Teen Move

Here are some tips that will make the experience of moving house a little bit easier on your teenager:

  • Give them as much notice as possible so that they have time to adjust to the idea of moving. They will feel like they have enough time to say goodbye to their friends and close a chapter of their lives.
  • Try to schedule the move around the school calendar, as moving in the summer is much less disruptive to your teen’s life than relocating in the middle of the school year.
  • Make sure that they have ample time to spend with their close friends before they leave and once you arrive, understand that they might go through a grieving process of missing their old pals.
  • When you get to your new home, make sure that your teen has plenty of ways to keep in touch with their old friends, such as an internet connection and a cell phone plan.
  • Encourage your teen to get involved in the community of your new hometown, such as joining sports clubs or attending events. This can help them to make new friends.

Can They Stay Behind?

In some situations, the better option might be to let your teenager stay behind. If they are in their older teens, they will have finished high school, maybe have a job and be independent people of their own. Perhaps they could stay with a family member or parents of a friend for a while until they are old enough to move out on their own. This might make them a lot happier in the long run, rather than taking them along with you if they really don’t want to move.



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How do HOAs work?

by Hayes Team

When you purchase a home, there’s a good chance you’ll have to pay a homeowners association fee, especially in gated communities, townhouses, condominiums, and other similar planned neighborhoods.

This is also helpful information if you are in a rental that is a part of an HOA community.

The idea is to keep common areas clean and maintained, and there’s usually an HOA board that is responsible for setting the rules and regulations.

Each HOA is different, but most have the same core elements. You’ll typically pay your HOA fees either monthly or annually, and it’s an important factor to consider when you’re weighing your options for a new home. So what is typically included in your HOA fees?

First, the fun stuff

Amenities are typically the big perk of living in a community with an HOA. While you lose out on some of the freedom of living without an HOA, you instead get community amenities like a maintained pool, gym, clubhouse, tennis courts, and other amenities. The HOA fees pay for cleaning and maintenance, so—in theory—you’ll always have a clean pool whenever you want to use it.

Protecting the community

HOA fees often contribute to insurance for the community amenities, as well as a fund for unexpected repairs to damaged community property—think damage from weather or accidents.

General maintenance

Your HOA fees will go toward maintaining the general safety and upkeep of the community. This means things like elevator maintenance for condominiums, snow removal, and trash/recycling services.

Be active in the association

There may be a board of directors, but homeowners associations exist for the betterment of the entire community, and every voice matters. HOA meetings—and the amenities they support—provide great opportunities to meet your neighbors and make your community a better place.



Thinking of Selling Your Home?

by Hayes Team

If you're thinking of putting your home on the market, whether it be in the near future or down the road, it is important to be prepared.  

Here is a quick article I found that highlights ways to prepare your home for a sale.

Not only does your home need to be prepared, but you as a Seller need to be as well.  Contact the Hayes Team and we can guide you through the process and help in any way we can.

How do I Find Available Rentals?

by Hayes Team

Some of you may not know we now have all of our available rentals right on !

Check to see if there are pending applications, new to the market and apply right on line!

Click here to find out more!

Follow Your Path - Turning Renters into Buyers

by Hayes Team

Exciting News for Renters!

by Hayes Team

Follow Your Path Program Launched today!

We understand that for most people, anxiety and confusion go hand-in-hand with buying a home. But we’re here to change that. We make it our mission to educate you on the options available — to make sure that you have the information and the confidence to make the best decision.

Here are just a few Benefits to Following Your Path Program

— Personalized property presenter — think concierge. This person understands your path and will help you find the community and home that fits your family.

— Complimentary home warranty on the purchase of your new home (up to $420 value)

— $795 credit towards processing

— Free credit report and analysis

— Complimentary customized credit strengthening plan

— Complimentary re-keying of your locks on the home you purchase

Free Follow Your Path program includes:

Receive consistent step-by-step direction so you can Follow Your Path. This information will come every few weeks and will cover the following:

- Basics on Home Buying
- Fees and Costs
- Inspections
- Appraisals
- Escrow
- Credit
- Financing

3 month move-in anniversary - receive a complimentary credit analysis with a personalized meeting to help create your unique path to credit success and home ownership. Additionally, you’ll receive a $20 gift card for keeping the appointment!

6 month anniversary - complimentary phone meeting to review your path.

9 month anniversary - complimentary personal meeting to review your path and plan your next steps. Are you ready? We will give you the personal support to help you succeed in Following Your Path

We believe everyone in their community has value. Everyone has a voice, and needs to be heard. They need someone who will value their beliefs.

We will give you the undivided attention you deserve for your next move. 
Contact your Hayes Team member for more details! 

$239,900 Beaverton!

by Hayes Team

Attention Investors! Rented with one year lease!


MLS: 15208395
Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 2
Partial Baths: 1
Sq ft: 1504
Lot Size: 0.06
Taxes: $0.00

Attention Investors! Beautifully maintained end unit in Murray Grove! Gourmet Kitchen with tile countertops, good sized dining room, light and bright living room w/ cozy gas fireplace! Vaulted ceilings in all 3 bedrooms, Master Suite has large bathroom w/double sinks.Private oasis awaits you in the backyard!Decorated rock wall,koi pond, custom landscaping and plenty of seating- perfect for those summer BBQ's! Do Not Disturb Tenants.

Kyle & Michelle - Hayes Team
Hayes Team PDX-Jim McNeeley Real Estate & Property Management, Inc.
1519 SW Marlow Avenue
Portland 97225

Phone: Michelle 503.349.7082
Fax: 503.292.4597

March Builder's Special!

by Hayes Team

Experience Tigard, Oregon - Lifestyle and Homes - Hayes Team

by Hayes Team

We believe everyone in their community has value. Everyone has a voice, needs to be heard and they need someone who will value their beliefs. We are Realtors, Property Managers but more importantly, we are a family who has chosen to call Tigard, Oregon our home. 
The community of Tigard has a lot to offer- Live Laugh Love Glass, Washington Square Mall,Top Notch Parks, Bull Mountain, Golf, Wine, Craft Beers and of course, gorgeous Houses! 
Whether you are renting, owning, buying or selling – we will give you the undivided attention you deserve for your next move. We want to build your trust, listen to your needs and give you the most greatest gift of all, a place to call home. 

Visit to learn more about the community of Tigard. Dream it. Find it. Love it!

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Contact Information

Photo of Kyle & Michelle - HayesTeam Real Estate
Kyle & Michelle - HayesTeam
HayesTeam PDX-Jim McNeeley Real Estate & Property Management, Inc.
1519 SW Marlow Avenue
Portland OR 97225
Michelle 503.349.7082
Kyle 503.349.9789
Fax: 503.292.4597