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Real Estate Market information for Portland, OR and the surrounding communities including Beaverton, West Linn, Oregon City, Lake Oswego, Hillsboro, Tigard, Tualatin
Last week I hired a Tree service to come to my home to give me an estimate for trimming back some trees.  The wonderful thing about Portland, Oregon is that we have plenty of beautiful old trees in many of the old established neighborhoods.  However, you have to make sure that those trees are car...
It's almost impossible not to know about the infamous "Robocalling" that has been going on in the Presidential campaigns.  Regardless of your political affiliations, its hard to ignore that most of the people receieving these calls are not responding positively.  Are you a "robocaller" when you c...
Whenever I visit my parents in Arizona, its HOT.  I'm told, however, that it's a dry heat.  Well the market in Portland is sliding, but it's a SLOW slide! Pending and closed sales are down around 12% compared to September of last year according to the RMLS Market Action Report.  For the second mo...
Yesterday I experienced one of those shocking Real Estate moments that you sometimes get when dealing with other agents.  We can't expect that every agent out there has the same sense of responsibility toward their client, or that they are ethical for that matter.  However, I am curious to know w...
In the last few years, we have seen and heard a lot about the Lents Neighborhood in Portland, OR.  Most of that attention has been due to the Urban Renewal and Max projects that have occurred.  According to the PDC, or Portland Development Commission, one of the goals of the development in Lent's...
According to RMLS stats from July 2008, we have our first decrease in average and median sales prices in the city of Portland since the start of the ‘housing slump".  Average sales prices for July of 2008 were 3.5% lower than July of 2007.  Median sales prices dropped 3.9%.  It is still interesti...
Compared to last month we have a mixed bag in the Real Estate Market.  We had a very nominal increase in closed sales over the month and an increase of new listings as well.  Pending sales, however dropped around 6% for the month.  Less offers are being written or accepted.  Buyers think that hom...
May stats were really interesting indeed, and were an anomaly to the overall energy in the market.  People are feeling good, but the numbers didn't reflect that feeling.  Last RMLS report we had an inventory of 9.1 months, and we jumped in May to 10.3 months.  This is a significant jump, and mean...
  New Listing in Portland, OR at 1333 SE 43rd Ave.  This is a classic Hawthorne Bungalow with a great front porch, 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, a private yard on a corner lot.  It is steps away from Hawthorne and all of the great restaurants, entertainment, bars, clubs, and shopping.  This is a great...
According to RMLS, "market activity in March showed forward progress for month-to-month comparisons, but remains slow compared with the level of activity a year ago."  From March to February we have seen a jump in sales of over 22%, and the level of inventory has dropped to 9.1 months as opposed ...

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Real Estate Market information for Portland, OR and the surrounding communities including Beaverton, West Linn, Oregon City, Lake Oswego, Hillsboro, Tigard, Tualatin