Tour Portland’s Parish Restaurant

The 3D Matterport home tours are cool.  There’s no better way to see inside a house without actually being there.  The best analogy we’ve found is, “Google Street View inside a home.”  We’ve take our Matterport camera out… Read More

Portland Real Estate HOA Dues

Home Owner Association (HOA) dues are a function of most condominium complexes.  For this search in RMLS, I ran condos sold in the last 12 months between 950 and 1050 SQFT in the Pearl District’s 97209 zip code…. Read More

Pearl District Versus South Waterfront

Is the Portland’s South Waterfront competitive with the Pearl District? Let’s look at the two areas of concentrated high rise buildings and see how they compare according to RMLS.  Note that the stats here rely on what was… Read More

Encore Special for Street of Dreams

This offer came as part of an email I received and is reprinted here (including this paragraph) with Hoyt Street Properties’ approval.  They provide “courtesy to brokers” so the buyer can work with their existing Realtor (or us)… Read More

Building Burns While Residents Watch From Balcony

The fire alarms went off in the Wyatt last night at about 6:30.  A pleasant voice states, “a fire has been detected on your floor.  Please  evacuate the building by the stairs; do not use the elevators.”  We… Read More

Market Tracker Portland Real Estate 97209 Data

The four graphs in this post are from our monthly Market Tracker report which is delivered to your email inbox monthly.  You can subscribe to up to ten zip codes by contacting us.  You can read our privacy… Read More

Why the Pearl District is Turning Into a Self Parody?

Somewhat regular commenter, Mr. Thrifty, poses the topic of this post on the recent thread about Details of $75B Loan Modifications and Refinances Released. The next topic on here should be “Why the Pearl District is Turning Into… Read More

Researching the Move- Tradeoffs

Once we knew we were moving we pretty much had to decide right then where we were going to live. It was a very different experience from any housing decision we had ever made as a couple. I… Read More

The Downsizing Experiment

An unsolicited chain of events over the last couple of weeks has given us an opportunity that very few get: to downsize into a Pearl District condo without giving up our current home for a specified amount of… Read More

Prices in the Pearl

I just did a comparable market analysis (CMA) on a property in the Pearl District. The property is listed for $499,000 so I searched back sold properties since August 1, 2005. There were eleven comparable properties. The average… Read More