5 Things To Consider When Buying a Home

Is Buying a Home Right for me? Buying a home used to be the default American Dream. The real estate market crash/bursting of the bubble changed the market to some extent. Whereas buyers that could afford $300,000 wanted… Read More

Portland Distressed Properties – 3 Things for Buyers to Know

Are Portland distressed properties on the upswing? The current data, provided by RMLS and shown on the right, shows that the final quarter of 2014 revealed an increase in distressed homes – markedly in Bank Owned/REO properties. In September… Read More

RMLS Portland Market Action & 2014 Year End Review

The RMLS Portland Market Action report recently released for December 2014 offers insight not just to last month, but as a year-in-review. Our most recent infographic (shown below) provides a visualization of the trends of the last three years…. Read More

4 Reasons Why You Should Get a Pre-Approval Letter for Mortgage

If you’re considering purchasing a home, you’re likely to be asked “have you been pre-approved?” For some, the answer is an easy “yes.” However, for others, it may leave you wondering what the fuss is about – especially if you’re… Read More

Portland Radon Action for Area Homeowners

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month. If your home tested positive and you haven’t begun mitigation, or you have made recent changes to your home that may warrant re-testing, we encourage… Read More

South Waterfront: Portland’s Newest Neighborhood

Once discounted as a failed experiment, the South Waterfront in Portland is a growing area, now being labeled as “Portland’s Newest Neighborhood.” Originally tailored to an older generation, this booming area of Portland is expanding into a diverse… Read More

Buying and Selling in Winter

“Honey, let’s bundle the kids up and go look at houses in this cold, wet, miserable weather.  It will be fun,” said no one.  The winter months see a slow down in the number of new listings and… Read More

RMLS Market Action September 2014

RMLS Market Action for September is hot off the presses and here’s our monthly info graphic we produce monthly in-house.  Want to know the amount of equity in your home?  We offer a no cost/no obligation custom report… Read More

Case Shiller June 2014

The Case Shiller has a 60 day lag so this morning’s monthly report reflects June 2014. Portland has climbed to 168.97, just 9.5% lower than July 2007 high of 186.51. That’s significant as the increase from this time… Read More

RMLS Market Action July 2014

RMLS Market Action for July 2014 was released on Friday and our custom info graphic distilling the information from the report is hot off the presses today. Available listings in the Portland Metro area remains under three months… Read More