The April 2015 RMLS Market Action

The April 2015 RMLS Market Action report for the Portland metro was just posted today. It covers the home sale data for the previous month – in this case, April. The data shows another drop in inventory in months…. Read More

The ABCs of Loan Pre-Approval

This guest blog post about the loan pre-approval process has been written by Shane Musselwhite of Guild Mortgage. If you have questions about the loan process or your specific situation, inquire with a trusted mortgage professional. I know… Read More


6 Home Improvement Projects that Add Value

Your home is an investment. Home improvements, repairs, and renovations can add value to that investment. However, not all improvements are alike. Whatever your budget is, we want to offer you the projects that will yield the highest… Read More

Low Real Estate Inventory in the Portland Metro

The March 2015 RMLS Market Action report released Monday shows the Portland Metro housing inventory at 1.9 months!  It hasn’t been that low since September 2005. The number of homes listed has been rising over recent months but that is counter… Read More

Listing Photography – the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

You may have seen our Facebook post about real estate photography gone horribly wrong. That link gave many people a good chuckle, but can you imagine if it was your own home? Sadly, many real estate agents, for… Read More

Competing with Multiple Offers

What does it take to purchase a home in today’s market? More than you might think. In addition to the effort to find a home with such low inventory, multiple offers are the new norm in certain areas… Read More

February Residential Review from the RMLS – 2015

Our latest infographic featuring the February Residential Review for the Portland Metro can be found below. As the data shows, the sales price saw a slight draft – though not significant for this time of year. The number of new… Read More


Construction on the N Williams Corridor

Since mid-September, the N Williams Corridor has been a haven for this construction activity, as the city improves the safety for this bicycle byway – a project three years in the making. The expected benefits should benefit those… Read More

Calculating a Good Investment Property

If you’ve decided that purchasing an investment property is right for you, the next step is to figure out what constitutes a good investment. You can check what we look for in an investment property here – the… Read More

Jan 2015 RMLS Portland Market Action Shows Increased Inventory, Decreased Average Price

The latest RMLS Portland Market Action data was released last week, and our latest infographic is below. Two notable points in this data are the inventory level and the average sales price change. As the infographic notes, there was… Read More