Oregon Home Buying Process and Timeline

I’m going to share the Oregon home buying process, including important due dates. I hope it is helpful and I’d be happy to help if you are purchasing or selling real estate in the Portland Metro Area.

Earnest money deposit: Typically 1% of the purchase price is agreed on as earnest money in an offer. It needs to be deposited within 3 business days after the offer has been accepted. It will be refunded when the transaction is properly terminated within the timeline below. If the transaction proceeds to closing, it will be part of the down payment.

Property Disclosure Timeline: Within 5 business days after receiving the Property Disclosure from the seller’s agent, the buyer has the right to revoke the disclosure and cancel the transaction without doing the home inspection.

Home inspection period: Typically within 10 business days unless agreed upon differently. The buyer needs to perform home inspections (including radon and sewer line, etc) AND negotiate repairs with the seller. It is the buyer’s responsibility to keep track of the timeline, otherwise the inspection contingency period ends and you will be buying it as-is.

The video includes more details of the timelines. I kinda look mad here, but Youtube picked the thumbnail.

2 thoughts on “Oregon Home Buying Process and Timeline

  1. you don’t look mad 🙂 Excellent email and video explaining the importance of the 10 business days for the buyer to back out and also when the seller needs to deliver disclosures and the date the timeline begins. Thank you!
    Laurie M Reilly, Century 21 Hometown Realty
    DRE#01427677

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