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Property Investment Profile (PIP) and Market Tracker

The new Property Investment Profiles (PIP) and Market Tracker reports are available for September.  These reports are emailed monthly.  The Property Investment Profile report is property specific.  We set them up to report on comparable properties.  In the …

Portland Housing More Affordable

The chart above is from the June RMLS Market Action.  It shows the historical affordability of the Portland housing market.  The National Association of Home Builders publishes the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI).

Friday Portland Area Housing Market Facts

The research stems from the question, “how much should I offer a bank owned property?” The result from running some searches: In Beaverton and Tigard since 1/1/2009 bank owned single family properties priced between $200k-$400k have sold for …

Portland is Late to Housing Party

Today’s planned post can wait. This is more time sensitive. I can’t get the graphs on MacroMarkets.com work so no visual but according to the just released Case-Shiller S&P Index results, Portland dropped 2% from between this Feb. …

Portland Not as Bad as the Rest

The Standard & Poor’s Case –Shiller report is pretty much what we expected having recently looked at declining prices over the last few months in a previous post. The weight of the recent months has finally brought Portland …

Portland Real Estate in 2008

Will 2008 real estate be great? Will Portland’s real estate market deflate in 2008? It’s the crystal ball question. What if we head back to business school for a few minutes and try a SWOT Analysis; (Strengths, Weaknesses, …

Market Watch

Quick cheating cut and paste job while vacationing in England: Home prices in 20 major U.S. cities were down 6.1% on average in the past year as of October, according to the Case-Shiller price index released Wednesday by …

RMLS May Market Action

RMLS keeps statistical records of our real estate market. May’s Market Action was just released and it doesn’t deliver the dagger to burst the bubble. What it does state is that there are more listings and fewer sales. …

RMLS Area Map and West Portland Stats

May’s RMLS Market Action isn’t out yet so I thought I would start new catagory and occaisonly post stats for the different RMLS Areas. Portland is broken up into four areas. The complete RMLS_area_map (PDF) is downloadable. The …