Home Buyer Tax Credit News- Congress Extends Closing

Past my bedtime so a little cut and paste [this assumes that President Obama signs the bill]: From:        NAR Government Affairs RE:          Tax Credit Closing Date Extension/Flood Insurance Extension DATE:        30 June 2010 After a close brush with… Read More

Case Shiller April 2010 for Portland Real Estate

Case Shiller for April 2010 came out this morning and Portland saw a bump up from March.  The current report puts Portland real estate prices at 146.25.  That’s up 46.25 points from when the index was reset to… Read More

2010 Street of Dreams Site Video

There’s a little over a month until the 2010 Street of Dreams kicks off at Northwest Portland’s Cresap Summit. Three houses are under construction. One of those has a sold sign in the window and the other two,… Read More

Sunday Real Estate Humor. Is This Your Realtor?

This weekend’s humor is brought to us by Chafin on Youtube. One side of “the real estate bloodbath,” as it was described to me, was that many Realtors were forced out of the business. We can only hope… Read More

A Dreamy Commute from Cresap Summit

The 2010 Portland Street of Dreams is just over a month away and it’s time to ramp up the posts as they head to the finish line.  The show runs July 31 to August 29. At 6:30 on… Read More

4774 Bradford Loop Video

Listing videos are becoming an increasing popular way for buyers to look at homes online. We’ve been doing virtual tour and floor plans for years so this is just one more way to make sure our listings are… Read More

Real Estate Lingo

Real estate is full of acronyms.  One of this blog’s most viewed posts is “What Does Bumpable Mean?” and I wrote that back in 2006.  Today we’ll review the associations, what RMLS statuses mean and the alphabet soup… Read More

National Association of Realtors Report on Portland

The National Association of Realtors has published it’s 2010 first quarter report on the Portland real estate market.  The report, like Case Shiller, uses the seven county Portland MSA. The report does an excellent job of comparing the… Read More

New Category: Real Estate Humor.

Real estate is serious business.  It’s the largest financial transaction that many people will make in their lives.  That said, there’s a light side too.  I’ve created a “real estate humor” category and will try to make it… Read More

FHA Funny

I’m not feeling overly creative this morning but this is worth a good laugh.  The story comes around once in awhile in via email so its origin is unknown.  Either its really creative fiction nonfiction at its best: