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Oct. 19, 2010

Portland's Top 5 Luxury Real Estate Neighborhoods

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Sometimes it is fun to dream about what life would be like if you could live among the most elegant homes and manicured neighborhoods.  Sure, most of us probably won't get the chance, but that doesn't mean we can't do a little "virtual window shopping"!  With that ...

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Oct. 16, 2010

Portland Real Estate Market Update – September 2010

Here is the latest market update for Portland Real Estate.
When comparing September 2010 to September 2009, closed sales decreased by 22.3%.
Pending sales and new listings also fell by 30.7% and 1.4%, respectively.
A comparison of September 2010 with the previous month, August 2010, shows closed sales increased by 1.3% (1,399 ...
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Oct. 14, 2010

Portland One of the Safest Cities for Family's with Children

Here we go again, Portland, OR is near the top of another national list.  Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the global safety leader, commissioned a study with Sperling’s BestPlaces took a look at the U.S. 50 largest cities to determine the "Safest Cities for Families with Young Children".  While the study ...

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Oct. 8, 2010

Northwest Heights: Portland Real Estate Profile

On the west side of the West Hills, Northwest Heights offers scores of new developments, which boast large new homes, most with views of the Coast Range. The neighborhood’s main thoroughfare is NW Skyline Boulevard, which snakes along the spine of the hills, with pockets of residential development cascading down the ...

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Oct. 7, 2010

Forest Park: Portland Real Estate Profile

Forest Park is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Portland, mainly because of the massive park, aptly named Forest Park.  The park is the largest of its kind within city limits anywhere in the US, boasting 5,170 acres and over 40 miles of trails. The area combines rolling green ...

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Oct. 7, 2010

Arlington Heights: Portland Real Estate Profile

Arlington Heights is a gorgeous, serene, and historic community in southwest Portland. The stunning neighborhood's Victorian cottages, Tudor style homes, and ranch style residences are situated on a breath-taking ridge and are blessed with striking views of the picturesque Cascade Mountains, the Eastside, and downtown. Arlington Heights boasts a ...

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Oct. 7, 2010

Southwest Hills: Portland Real Estate Profile

Southwest Hills is located in what is known as Portland's "West Hills" and is home to some of the grandest real estate in Portland, boasting an average home price of $718,700 according to Portland Monthly. The neighborhood is a fine balance of sophistication, open space (176 acres of ...

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Oct. 7, 2010

Tigard Dog Park Foreclosed

Washington County's oldest Dog Park (Potso), located in Tigard by the Hwy 217,  has been foreclosed.  The dog park is not owned by the city but leased from Portland real estate firm.  The firm gave the land to the bank as collateral for the loan they could not continue ...

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Oct. 7, 2010

Portland, OR Ranks in Top 5 For Having Babies

According to Parents Magazine, Portland is among the Top 5 cities for having babies.

Ranking the cities in safety, health & money, to name a few, to determine which of the nations 100 largest cities are best for babies. Portland is the only northwest city represented in the Top 10 ...

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Oct. 4, 2010

Alameda: Portland Real Estate Profile

Alameda sits on a hill with excellent views of downtown, the Willamette and the Cascades, and boasts some of the grandest homes on the Eastside. NE Fremont Street, the neighborhood’s main east-west thoroughfare, is lined with genteel shops and restaurants, while the community’s side streets wind quietly around the hill ...

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