With technology advancing at a constant rate these days, it’s sometimes hard to keep up. This is especially true in the real estate world. There is constantly a new way to enhance your listing and make it stand out. It’s tough to wade through all the different ways to make your listing unique to find the ones that truly work. Sometimes something will even goes away before it’s really gained traction in the marketplace.
We’ve always wanted to be at the forefront when it comes to technology ready to embrace these trends and be one of the first to try them out and see how they can help our listing, evidenced by our Matterport camera, that we use to do 3D tours of all of our properties.
One of the newer trends that appears to have found it’s place in the market is drone photography. Drone photography has of course become incredibly popular over the last few years as the drone industry has taken off, but how can we apply the use of drones to real estate?
The Portland Metro area RMLS Market Action for June 2016 was just released, and the numbers look a little more promising for buyers than they have in recent months. Inventory has slightly increased, Prices are increasing – but not at as dramatic rates as months past – and the number of active listings is the highest it’s been in 2016.
We’re in the midst of a major home remodel to the extent that we have moved out and the vast majority of our possessions are in onsite storage containers. We have three PODs and a Pack Rat container. All are the 16’ models. How do they compare? Read More
Recently there has been a lot of suggestion that the red hot Portland real estate market may be cooling down a bit. People feel like they are seeing less activity on the market, more houses available, etc. Is this true? Is the market finally levelling off? Or is this all just rumors?
Lucky for us, the May 2016 RMLS market action just released, and rather than take a blind guess at what’s actually going on in the market we can look at facts and data to find out, so let’s take a look at the data after the jump.
If you’ve spent any time in Portland in the last couple of years, you’ve probably seen the abundance of construction happening. Portland is booming, and there seems like there’s a new project popping up every single day.
Taking inspiration from Next Portland’s extensive map of upcoming and ongoing construction projects, we’ve gone through and selected a few of the more interesting projects that are under construction or soon to be that are helping to shape the future of an ever expanding Portland.
After you’ve gotten your offer accepted on a home, the next step most buyers take is going through the different home inspections that you need to make sure the home is truly the dream home you’re hoping it is.
Inspections are entirely voluntary though, and with the market as hot as it has been recently, some buyers are choosing to waive inspections entirely, and are prepared to deal with any issues that may come up on their own.
For the vast majority of buyers, taking the risk of not knowing what issues might come up before you sign the paperwork is not feasible. There are so many inspections available though, and it’s hard to know which inspections to do and how much this might set you back.
Every home is different and the home inspections you should do vary depending on a number of variables (You’re not going to need an underground sprinkler inspection on a new construction condo.)
If you’ve been looking to buy a home in the Portland Real Estate market in the last few months, you may have had first hand experience with a home with multiple offers. If you’re one of the many people with an offer on a house, it can be a nervous period for you, worrying that your offer may not get accepted and you’re going to have to end up looking at more homes and working with your agent to write more offers. You don’t want to do that, you want to be able to move into your new house now, not wait to find another house. Follow along below as we take a look at a few tips for getting your offer accepted so you can get a new home without writing 100 offers.
The Portland Market Action report from RMLS for April 2016 was just released, and may be a little early to speculate, but it could be quite the summer for real estate in the Portland Metro area if the market continues to trend like it has been. On the sales side, all of the numbers are up and the Portland market continues to be one of the hottest markets in the nation.
We’ve talked about walk scores in the past on the blog, but what if your preferred method of transportation is via bike?
Using your bike as your primary mode of transportation certainly isn’t something Portlanders are unfamiliar with. According to Forbes, Portland is the 3rd most bike friendly city in the US, and you’ve surely seen plenty of cyclists all around as you’ve traveled around the city.
Experts are turning in more in depth analysis and issuing predictions for the US housing market for the rest of the year. The Portland home market is one of the fastest-growing in the nation. January 2016 was the fourth straight month where the price gains of metro Portland real estate led the rest of the country. Between January 2015 and January 2016, Portland home prices gained 11.8 percent. Seattle and San Francisco held the second and third place, with gains of 10.7 percent and 10.5 percent, respectively.