May 26, 2011

Trying to Determine Your Price Range For Portland Real Estate?

Are you trying to figure out how much Portland home you can afford on your next real estate purchase?


I cannot stress this more but talk to a home loan specialist when you are thinking (even in the future) of buying Portland real estate.  While the home loan process ...

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May 19, 2011

Dual Agency vs Buyers Agents

How using the agent who is listing the house you want to buy can cause a conflict of interest.  Here are a few reasons why using a Portland Buyers Agent will help you get on equal ground with the seller.

When you work with a real estate agent to help you ...

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May 12, 2011

How To Prepare To Purchase Portland Real Estate

These days many potential home buyers ask how to best prepare for a home purchase in the next year or two. There are many other ways to prepare but I am just going to touch on a couple of general topics.


How much do you need for a down ...

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May 4, 2011

Remodeled vs Updated; The Battle For Portland Real Estate Supremacy

What term best describes your Portland real estate, Remodeled or Updated?

 Updated Kitchen

These days, it seem just about every home for sale has been remodeled.  When looking through the descriptions and highlights of a home you might see something like this;

To the Studs Remodeled Kitchen!
Come see the remodeled ...

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April 26, 2011

The Bridges of Portland, OR

Portland Metro Area Bridges

Portland metro area has 13 bridges that span the Willamette River and 2 that cross the Columbia River. While Portland's bridges have become cultural and architectural landmarks in city they do provide necessary river crossings for the city’s numerous commuters. From the Freemont Bridge south to the ...

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April 22, 2011

What Homeowners Think About Being Homeowners

What do homeowners say about homeownership?


While there have been many families that have been devastated by the current economy,but, homeowners have really not wavered in their belief in homeownership as the best long-term investment.  Add in the social benefits of owning a home, it looks like investing in ...

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April 20, 2011

Owning Portland Real Estate Has Social Benefits

A report by the National Association of Realtors identifies homeownership’s numerous social benefits. The report, “Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing,” cites extensive research showing that homeownership increases civic participation, lowers crime rates and boosts children’s educational performance.

Among other items, the study concludes that owners ...

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April 20, 2011

Ranking Portland For Crime Rates

In a recent report, Portland ranked 227th out of 400 cities for crime rates in 2010.  City Crime Rankings 2010-2011: Crime in Metropolitan America, is a report published by CQPress, a publisher of books and reference publications, that used crime data reported to the FBI to create ...
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April 16, 2011

Portland Real Estate - March 2011 Market Update

The Portland real estate market jumped 50.4% in closed sales for March 2011 compared to February 2011.  Pending sales also increased 26.5% over the same period.  New listings grew from 2,883 to 3,056.

The average sale price this month declined 6.8% compared to March 2010. When comparing February & March ...

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April 15, 2011


There are several things to do in Clackamas, Oregon but here is just a sneak peek of some of the top items that people enjoy doing. Probably one of the most visited places in Clackamas would be Clackamas Town Center. Clackamas Town Center has been recently remodeled and features over 180 stores, outdoor villages ...

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