Chris Balmes PC
Lisa Balmes PC
Chris Balmes PC, GRI, e-PRO and her daughter, Lisa Balmes PC, e-PRO, opened Chris Balmes Properties LLC (CBP) to service the Portland, OR metropolitan area in 2007.
CBP has licensed Brokers/Agents in both Oregon and Washington, which will allow the ability and experience to search the entire metro area for a client’s perfect home. We also have a bilingual Broker fluent in Spanish. CBP Brokers/Agents have been involved in many types of real estate; residential, short sales, REO properties, Fannie Mae HomePath properties, HUD properties, commercial, corporate relocation services, rural residential, new construction, investment properties, foreclosures, multifamily, and 1031 exchanges. This gives CBP a superior knowledge of building, remodeling, and maintaining a home.
We are a recognized as a National and State of Oregon registered Women/Minority Owned business. Our company is also a HUD certified, which means we can list and write offers on HUD owned properties.
CBP has a Property Management and Vacation Rental division as a service for our clients. Adding this service has allowed our clients the opportunity to sell, buy and manage their properties all with Chris Balmes Properties LLC.
The Portland Business Journal named both Chris and Lisa as 2013 Nominees of the Women of Influence List. CBP was also named as #33 Top Minority-owned Business in March 2012 and #55 Top women-owned Business in April 2012. The paper also named CBP as 2009 #12 Top Real Estate Firm., #18 in 2008 and #17 in 2007. This is a phenomenal milestone for us, as we formed the company in March 2007. We appreciate the support of our long time clients, vendors, friends and community for all the support.
VA Vendee Financing is a loan product offered to purchase VA Real Estate Owned Properties
THE FHA Gift Registry Program (Known as the Bridal Registry Account Initiative)
Rent vs. Buy A Housing Analysis
CBP is approved for HUD Broker Certificication
Interest Rates are at an all time low! Check out the graph starting in 1963.
Did you know there is a Rural Housing Program and Wilsonville & Sherwood are included? 100% Financing and 620 Minimum Credit Score---Ask us for more information!
Check out the Federal Housing Finance HPI for Oregon
If you are a teacher, law enforcement officer, firefighter or EMT, HUD offers a substantial incentive in the form of a discount of 50% from the list price of their listed homes. Check out the HUD Good Neighbor Next Door Program!
Seller's can provide The Rainy Day Foundation program to Homebuyer's to assist with unexpected budgetary issues.
Did you know that Clackamas & Washington Counties in OR and Clark County in Washington have Neighboorhood Stabilization Programs available? These programs will have the county bring in as low as 3.5% down for you---the BUYER! See our Buying a Home webpage for more information!
Vancouver Green Farm---2 of our clients bought a 1910 Farm house on 2 acres in Vancouver and plan to turn it into a Net Zero Sustainable Farm. This is first of it's kind in this area.
We will once again form a team for the 2012 Komen Portland Race for the Cure®.
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