Buying a Home in Portland, OR

Finding and purchasing a home that will meet your needs is a significant and often stressful time. Our goal is to make this transition as smooth as possible. We are experts in the area, and once we learn what it is that you’re looking for, finding your dream home is simple.

Before you start looking for a home you should ask yourself a few questions:

  • Where do you want to live? Are there particular neighborhoods or communities that you like?
  • What kind of house would you like (need)? Are you looking for a particular style? How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you want?
  • Is a home office a necessity? Do you need a bonus room or flex-room?
  • Do you entertain often? Is a home suitable for entertaining something you’re looking for?
  • Do you want a yard, pool, gated or guard gated community?
  • Have you determined your price range or consulted a lender to determine the best price range?

Searching for your dream home can be a time-consuming experience. Working with our professional team will make the process much more efficient!


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Buyers Like You!
"Dave and his team did a excellent job with helping us purchase our first home. Had a great overall experience."
Ashneel, Portland, OR (Buyer)
"Dave Van Nus helped all through the process including contacting our banker, inspector and even got a bid for the roof. Before the final papers were signed we already had our repairs list and costs and reputable contractor"
Angela Boyce in milwaukie OR (Buyer)
"Dave Van Nus goes above and beyond your typical real estate broker. His energy, enthusiasm, and expertise are invaluable in helping to navigate through your real estate transaction. He puts his heart into it and truly wants the best for you. He is quick to communicate, draft forms, and follow up. He is a pleasure to work with and has a great team. Thank you Dave for helping us get into our new home! It was a crazy ride. We couldn't have done it without you and your team!"
Rachel Templer, Gladstone, Oregon (Buyer)
"Dave Van Nus is the real deal! He will make it happen for anyone of His clients! His whole mission is to get you into your new home as soon as possible! He has so much experience in both mortgage and real estate he can pretty much answer any question you might have and if He doesn’t know He finds out in 24 hours or less! He’s reliable, honest and cares for His clients as if they’re family! I’m extremely grateful to know Dave and have hired Him to purchase my first home! I couldn’t recommend Him enough. He does what He says and He does it well! If you are in the market for a new home Dave is your guy! Professional, reliable and determined to make your home purchasing process a breeze while being still being exciting and fun! Thanks Dave!"
Jonathan D. Thompson (Buyer)
"I was working with another agent from another company and there communication was not good, and frustrating seemed like we knew more about the process than they did,

The whole experience was great and we were in the loop as things were going, Dave was very helpful and explained things good through the whole process!

Great job and follow through was good!"
Jose Sosa - Beaverton (Buyer)
"I was so greatful to find Dave, my situation was impossible and he made all my dreams come true. I will forever be grateful."
Sherri Portland OR (Buyer)
"Dave did a great job and saved me a lot of money! His staff was very pleasant to work with and all my questions were answered before I even had to ask. He blew us away with his knowledge and experience and I really don't think anyone else can do what he and his team did for me. Multiple Buyers and last minute financing changes. I really appreciate and value you Dave and look forward to your help again in the future. I may be buying another home soon and I will refer everyone I know to you. Thanks for being awesome and helping me and my family make it happen! If you are considering a Realtor to help you buy and sell, think Dave and Integrity Homes Team. Thank you again Dave!"
George Wesley Curtiss - Beaverton, OR (Buyer)
"In 2012 my husband and I were fresh out of the Marines and wanting to buy a home. We were in a tricky situation that required us to obtain owner financing. Dave, being a follow Marine, helped negotiate a for sale by owner into ourowner financing. The transaction went smoothly and we were very pleased with the terms and conditions that he obtained for us."
Leah, Bend (Buyer)
"Working with Dave was amazing. It was a terribly stressful situation that I was dealing with and he was friendly professional understanding and went to bat for me and got me what I needed. It was a great experience and I have and will continue to recommend him to friends and family."
Jennifer DeVries Portland Oregon (Buyer)
"Dave Van Nus was truly the only broker to use for the type of transaction I wanted. I was interested in purchasing a home on an owner contract, meaning no loans or banks. Dave was unbelievably knowledgeable about this type of purchase even though it is, by today’s standards, “unconventional “. I found a property that I was interested in purchasing however, the owner was wanting a conventional bank loan payoff. Dave was able to contact the seller and negotiate a contract sale that was beneficial to both parties. I am positive if I had chosen another broker I would not own my home today! Dave was so knowledgeable and attentive throughout the entire process, he made me feel as though I was his only client. I have delt with brokers in the past and had a hard time keeping their attention on my needs. I would feel like I had to remind them of who I was or where we were on my case. Dave addressed any of my concerns immediately and ensured they were resolved completely. I would recommend Dave to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, professional and attentive broker."
Mistee Pearson Hillsboro, Oregon (Buyer)
"My wife and I were looking for a lease to own situation. The house we chose, and wanted to buy, wasn't advertised or available for a lease option. Dave went to work and negotiated a deal that was satisfactory , not only to us, but for the homeowner as well. It worked out really well for everyone. It wasn't easy, but it all got done, and everyone was happy. By the way, it was a Beautiful home! Thanks Dave!"
Reid Nelson, Vancouver Washington (Buyer)
"We thouroughly enjoyed the whole journey in finding the perfect home for our needs . Dave and his team listened and gave 100% dedication to our search . Ha explained lots of new information to us and helped us in so many ways , was on call whenever we needed clarification and kept a super positive attitude . He had great energy and knows how to navigate all the areas we encountered . Making offers ,Negotiation . Looking our for everyone with the utmost integrity.

Thank you Dave Van Nus"
Dan Ana Kimberly Scott Hillsboro , OR (Buyer)
"I found my first home with Dave Van Nus and enjoyed the whole experience. I had a lot to learn and Dave was very knowledgeable and always available to answer all my questions. After a last minute viewing late in the evening, Dave and his team stayed up and got an offer written up + submitted that night! The house was perfect for me and I'm so glad that I didn't miss out. After the bank appraisal, I found out I had an instant $7,000 equity.

Thanks Dave!"
Sicily Scott (Buyer)
"I really appreciate the experience I had with Dave Van Nus, his team Portland House Hunters, and My Integrity Home’s. I was overwhelmed with the task of purchasing a condo here in Portland and about being able to find someone that I could trust that would have my best interest in mind. However, after a few discussions with Dave and sharing our common backgrounds, I realized I was dealing with a genuine human being who cared about me and the success of my loan. I wasn't just another paycheck and Dave helped me shop around to find a loan that met my needs and provided me a great rate. Dave guided me through the process of closing my first home. His professionalism and attention to detail made the whole process easy.

As a first time home buyer, I had a lot of questions about mortgage rates and the different associated costs. Dave was available around the clock to provide me with updated information. Dave was also upfront about everything and allowed me to properly budget closing costs and mortgage expenses. In the end, I ended up saving money thanks to Dave’s guidance and the My Integrity Home’s Team."
Ben Andrews NE Portland Condo (Buyer)
"It was great. I am not a patient person and I don’t like worrying about other people doing their job, and I was so impressed with how I just never had to worry about Dave doing his job. He was available anytime for me to text or call for any questions or concerns I had. I love the more relaxed style they had. With him I never had to sit in an office or schedule time out of my day to sign paperwork, we either met at the house viewing, inspection, or signing and just getting stuff done not just sitting around. Dave and Rachel were just really great and Tucker and I enjoyed their services very much."
Makenna and Tucker, St. Helens (Buyer)
"I was in my early 20's, career driven, and ready to buy a house. I had very high expectations and went through three realtors prior to meeting Dave. I knew I wanted to purchase a home soon and other realtors out there didn't seem to show the sense of urgency. I spoke with David and he was very eager to help. After searching for homes for 2 weeks, we found a home and it was wrapped up shortly after. Each time I called Dave, he picked up. No matter the situation or if he was in the middle of something. It was nice to have that comfort; it made me feel valued and important. I recommend Dave Van Nus as a real estate agent if you're looking for someone to go above and beyond!"
Justin, Beaverton, OR (Buyer)
"I was working with another agent from another company and there communication was not good, and frustrating seemed like we knew more about the process than they did,

The whole experience was great and we were in the loop as things were going, Dave was very helpful and explained things good through the whole process!

Great job and follow through was good!"
Jose Sosa - Beaverton (Buyer)
"I was so greatful to find Dave, my situation was impossible and he made all my dreams come true. I will forever be grateful."
Sherri Hines Portland OR (Buyer)
"Working with Dave was amazing. It was a terribly stressful situation that I was dealing with and he was friendly professional understanding and went to bat for me and got me what I needed. It was a great experience and I have and will continue to recommend him to friends and family."
Jennifer DeVries Portland Oregon (Buyer)
"Honest and caring, wouldn't sell me anything that I didn't need. He took the time to learn what I needed and came through with the perfect property. Thank you Dave."
Steve Holladay- Mist, Oregon (Buyer)
"Our hunt for a house started out very difficult. We fired two realtors for ethical and professional reasons. We had decided that we were better off representing ourselves and did not seek a new realtor. We met Dave when looking at the house we ended up buying. He was professional and honest, and went right to work for us. We wrapped up the purchase of a short sale home in record time and are very pleased with the whole experience.

Since closing on that property we have already started looking at other properties we are interested in. Dave has been right there arranging for us to view property. He also is quick on doing research on properties I ask him to find out about. We will buy more properties and will work with Dave and his assistant to close those deals.

I would recommend Dave to anyone who needs a realtor that is honest to represent them."
Brenda Dye & Michael Shockley, Saint Helens, OR (Buyer)
"We really appreciate that Dave Van Nus treated us with respect and made home buying so stress free. He is a real professional and his experience and expertise really shows. He needs to be rewarding for all his great work."
Ginger Waine Cornelius, OR (Buyer)
"Dave and I met, by chance, as a result of my engagement with his colleague James. I immediately clicked with Dave and knew we would make a great team.

Dave absolutely had my back with respect to the repair addendums. He went to bat for me and made certain that the seller complied with all terms of the agreement.

Dave is a standout professional, and he was a godsend for me throughout this transaction. Dave was a great negotiator when it came to accepting the counteroffer for my property. At one point, I became so overwhelmed with the reality of "yes this is actually happening," that Dave joined multiple three-way calls and led conversations on my behalf. I would have stumbled through those calls without him, but we got through it!

Dave was awesome, and I can't rate him high enough. I didn't need to do much of the heavy lifting at all, and that was a huge relief."
Lauren, Portland (Buyer)
"We were very lucky to have picked Dave Van Nus from an internet ad. He has become a trusted and valuable asset . We love the house helped us purchase 3 years ago and can't believe the price we got if for. We now have a lot of equity because of his quick work and timing. We also were so impressed with his team. Processional excellence, and perfect timing with all the knowledge we needed to negotiate a tricky transaction with another house on the market and the one we were purchasing being a short sale. Thanks Dave for our current living situation and helping us move in surprising us with a free carpet cleaning and brand new garage door opener already installed and programmed. We will continue to consult with Dave and use his team for all our RE needs.

Dan and Kimberly Scott and family."
Dan and Kimberly Scott Hillsboro OR (Buyer)
"Didn't ask for us to sign exclusive contract with him. That was huge for me. Very competent with his iPhone. My wife enjoyed a Harry Potter joke he made too.

I can't say enough about Dave. They got us our dream home and advised us to make all the right moves during a bidding war.

Excellent in all of those categories. Extremely high level of service and dedication. Absolutely the best real estate experience of my life.

We were shown 8 houses on our first day! Other realtors couldn't even get us into one open house. We were living in another state and they drove to a house that just hit the market that we absolutely loved and gave us a FaceTime walkthrough. We ended up buying that very house and it never would have happened without Dave."
Charlie Leavitt, Portland (Buyer)