Carbon Monoxide Death in Portland

Portland’s “Arctic Blast” claimed one life yesterday and left a woman in the hospital reports KGW. The cause: carbon monoxide from a natural gas heater that wasn’t vented properly. I wrote this post last year after a family… Read More

Cold Weather Portland Real Estate

I woke up this morning thinking it was colder than normal in our bedroom even though the thermostat is set to run on a program. In a deja vu moment I remember that when it gets below freezing,… Read More

Case Shiller and RMLS Provide Different Views of Portland Real Estate

A couple of weeks ago I took a look at whether RMLS Market Action could help us predict what the trailing Case Shiller report might look like?  The answer was no, at least not as reported.  It was… Read More

Generational Real Estate

The recently released National Association of Realtor’s “Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers” reveals that the median age of a buyer is 39 (30 for first time buyers and 48 for repeat buyers). The median age of a… Read More

Tenant Rights for Foreclosures in Oregon

We often hear of the “Shadow Market” of homes that are not in the Portland real estate market statistics reported; there is a large inventory of home out there waiting to be listed. Other factors of a “shadow… Read More

Thanksgiving Wishes and Safety

It’s been four years since the roofers caused a fire at our house on Thanksgiving. Thankfully the house was still in the remodeling stage, we weren’t living there and nobody was hurt. The sounds of the fire department… Read More

St. Vincent Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Glove Dance

This is a pretty cool fund-raising concept: the Pink Glove Dance. The email I received from my aunt, a nurse in Toronto: Emily (MacInnes) Somers created, directed and choreographed this in Portland last week for her Medline glove… Read More

Case Shiller Portland September 2009 Part 2

Portland Housing Data Case Shiller Index September 2009

Yesterday I took some data from RMLS Market Action to see if it gave any indicator of what today’s Case Shiller report would look like and also reposted two articles written in advance of today’s report.  Nothing stood… Read More

In Advance of Case Shiller

News outlets are buzzing in advance of tomorrow’s Case Shiller report: Reuters: * What: S&P/Case-Shiller September home prices indexes * When: Tuesday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. (1400 GMT) * Economists’ median forecast: +0.8 pct for 20-city index -9.0… Read More