Portland Real Estate

Sept. 27, 2010

Beervana! Portland Happy Hour Voted #1!

Portland Proudly Wears its Crown

A new list of the best happy hour cities in the United States ranks Portland at the top.  The list of cities was created by GoTime.com and was featured on CNBC.com.  One of the reasons Portland was listed as #1  because it has ...

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Sept. 27, 2010

Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Home in Portland NOW!

I recently came across this article in the Wall Street Journal.  With all of the negativity in the media about the housing market, it was refreshing to see that some journalists are seeing a silver lining.  For those of you in secure financial positions, this really is a fantastic time ...

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Sept. 20, 2010

FHA Announces Changes For New Borrowers

 

Are you an FHA borrower?  If so, you need to be aware that HUD recently announced changed to their mortgage insurance premiums (both up front and monthly) that will go into effect for case numbers pulled on or after October 4, 2010.  A case number can be ...

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Sept. 17, 2010

Why Buy Now? Interest Rates Matter, Too!

With speculation that Portland real estate prices may continue to fall, why is now the time to buy?

The sale price of a home is not the only driving force in your decision to purchase a home.  Interest rates and closing costs are a big part of the process.  Here ...

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Sept. 16, 2010

Portland Real Estate Market Update - August

Portland Real Estate Sales Activity for August 2010

The number of home sale closings in the Portland metro area dropped 2.2% from July to August of 2010. During that same period pending sales grew 3.6%. New listings fell 5%. At the rate of sales Portland metro area has ...

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Sept. 16, 2010

Today's take on Buying vs. Renting in Portland

The Today Show on NBC had a segment on buying real estate vs renting in the current market.  They talk about the considerations, positives and negatives of the two choices.  While Portland was called out as a good city to rent in, they give a pretty balanced view on the ...

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Sept. 14, 2010

7 Reasons to Take a Closer Look at Lake Oswego

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Having lived very happily in Lake Oswego for 25 years, I can point you in some fun directions for an enjoyable visit to this pretty little city.  I say start your day off with a steaming cup ...

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Aug. 3, 2010

Thinking Big in a Small Way: Green, Sustainable Homes in Portland

Who wants a tiny home?  We allthinkwe want to move up in size, convenience and number of bedrooms, right?  But then, we pick paper over plastic at the grocery store and think we're changing the planet for our children’s children.  Right on! It's a small step ...
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July 11, 2010

Portland Real Estate Buyer’s Guide

Beginning Your Search

You can begin by looking through Portland listings with our Portland Map Search or view Portland Listings by Neighborhood. Inquire via email or phone about particular listings in which you are interested. You can save your searches and have updates emailed to you on a regular basis ...

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July 10, 2010

Discount Brokers Treat you like Just Another Number

What ever happened to personalized service?

Have you ever been to Winco? It's quite the experience, and not in a good way.

I heard that I could save money by shopping there so I figured I would check it out. After all, it's a grocery store, right? So ...

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