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Nov. 6, 2010

Deciphering your Portland Real Estate Property Tax Statement

Oregon has a complicated property tax system.  Could be the most difficult to understand system in the entire country. 
Oregon real estate property taxes have  two values that appear on each statement.

  • Real Market Value (RMV)
  • Maximum Assessed Value (MAV)

The RMV  is what the county assessor estimates the actual value ...

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Nov. 3, 2010

Days on Market(DOM) for Portland Real Estate - September 2010

Portland Real Estate Days on Market (DOM) – September 2010

According to MLS data, Northwest Washington County homes are selling the fastest in all of Portland real estate.  North Portland which recently had the quickest average closing times in the area, is now 2nd.   Lake Oswego real estate and ...

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Oct. 28, 2010

Portland Celebrates Halloween, Creepy Things

October in Portland, Oregon means Halloween.

Whether you are a long-time resident of the city or a visitor, you will be spoiled by the number of choices. From getting lost in the clown maze at Jantzen Beach Center, to watching monsters go head-to-head in a wrestling match at Fright Town, there is plenty of ...

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Oct. 28, 2010

Comfort Food at Chez Jose Café in Burlingame

 

Thank your lucky stars that Chez Jose Mexican Café is easy to get to from anywhere in town. It’s right off the I5 Terwilliger exit, located at 8502 SW Terwilliger Blvd, in the small Portland neighborhood of Burlingame. Wherever you live or are staying, you need to know that ...

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Oct. 26, 2010

A Great Home For Sale in Portland's Woodstock Area!

Welcome to Woodstock, one of Portland’s oldest neighborhoods, sporting many homes built in the 1880’s. I have a newer home for you, currently on the market for $299,500, located on a quiet section of SE Steele St. at 5506, just east of 52nd.  Built mid-century and well taken ...

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Oct. 22, 2010

Portland Ranks #1 Among Pet-Friendly Cities!

Dog and owner happy to be at a pet friendly park in Portland, OR.
 

According to Livibility.com, Portland, Oregon ranks #1 in Pet friendly cities. The cities that made the list obviously had to have most of the amenities a pet would want, good and available veterinary care and facilities, stores for all of their toys, food and other needs, and places to go like trails, parks ...

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Oct. 22, 2010

Portland Prepares for Tree Lighting, Holiday Season

Imagine it's the day after Thanksgiving and all the guests have left... you make a "leftover sandwich" packed with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and lettuce and decide it's time to get ready for the next holiday.

Well, as luck would have it, the tree lighting ceremony in downtown Portland has ...

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Oct. 22, 2010

Portland Celebrates 57th Season of the Nutcracker

Can you imagine a birthday without a cake?  How about a tooth fairy that didn't leave you money for your teeth?  Now imagine a Christmas without seeing the Nutcracker!

I can imagine not watching A Christmas Story on TV but NOT missing the Nutcracker!  When you see the sparkling lights ...

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Oct. 22, 2010

Portland Zombie Walk Attracts Living, Dead

Portland, Oregon prides itself on staying "weird" and the 2010 Zombie Walk is going to help it stay that way.

This year marks the 6th annual Zombie Walk, held on Saturday, October 23rd at 3:30pm at Pioneer Square.  Expect to see some pretty gruesome outfits covered in fake blood, guts hanging ...

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Oct. 22, 2010

Get Ready for the Great American Distillers Festival

Being the microbrew capital of the US, Portland has become widely known for its many kinds of beer and is starting to get some real recognition from around the World, but did you know that distilleries are also big business in Portland,  and they even have their own Festival?

In ...

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