Covid-19 and Real Estate

What will Covid-19 do to the real estate market? That’s a really good question. Let’s take a look at where we were, where we area and were we are going in the Portland and SW Washington real estate …

RMLS Market Action Feb. 2019

I have to confess I’ve been a remiss blogger lately. But here we go… RMLS Market Action for February 2019 was released today. Portland Metro inventory remains low at 2.7 months. What does inventory mean in real estate? …

Air Conditioning in Portland

As Portland heads towards a record number of 90 degree days in July, I thought I would take another look at the percentages of homes for sale in Portland with air conditioning. There are currently 2544 active residential …

Can a Seller Record or Video Us During Our Showing?

We live in a digital world.  We have to assume that anything we do may end up online with millions of viewers.  That said, there are limitations.  In Oregon, recording a phone call requires one-party concent.  Recording video …

Will I Need a Home Energy Score in Portland?

The Home Energy Score is coming to Portland on January 1, 2018.  At that time, all homes listed for sale (including For Sale By Owners (FSBO)) will need to have a score before being advertised for sale. There are …

Home Energy Score Starts January 1st in Portland

What is the Home Energy Score?  In its simplest form, it is the home equivalent of the MPG comparison for cars.  Starting January 1st, 2018, all homes listed in the City of Portland must have a Home Energy …

Oregon lawmakers want to make it easier for first time homebuyers to save for a down payment

It’s no secret to most everyone in the Portland metro area that homes are quickly becoming less affordable for first time home buyers. Oregon lawmakers are trying to help first time homebuyers make it easier to save money to …

RMLS Market Action: February 2017

The latest Portland market update is out and the Portland Real Estate Market seems to be picking up, if only slightly. February saw a drop in closed sales, but an increase in activity as both new and pending …

RMLS Market Action: December 2016

We’ve reached the end of one of the most exciting years in Portland real estate in recent memory. This past year was one that saw prices rise to all time highs multiple times, and saw homes go pending with …

Thank you for helping to make 2016 one of our best years ever

As the holiday season wraps up and we start a new year, we get the chance to look back and ponder what took place over the last year. 2016 was quite the year for us, and we just …