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Buyer Credit Close to a “Done Deal”

According to Real Estate Economy Watch, the first time homebuyer credit extension is close to a done deal. After two weeks of delay, the Senate last night cleared the way to pass a seven month extension and expansion …

Atwater Place Year End Sale

Accredited Marketing Partners has launched a new promotion for the South Waterfront’s Atwater Place Condominiums.  “Auction Prices” through November 15th according to the commercial on KGW.  The new website is www.atwaterplacesaleevent.com. 

Senate Agrees to First Time Buyer Credit and Expansion

Just reported on MSNBC “Senators agree to extend homebuyer tax credit” Senators agreed to extend the existing tax credit for first-time homebuyers while offering a reduced credit of up to $6,500 to repeat buyers who have owned their …

The $7290 First Time Buyer Credit?

There are lots of different ideas about how Congress is going to address the First Time Home Buyer Credit which ends at the end of November.  The only thing that is clear is that the topic is being …

Case Shiller August 2009

Case Shiller for August reports that the Portland housing market is up from July but not by much and behind the national average.  Portland increased from was up .40 points to 150.4.  The national 20 city index was …

First Time Buyer Credit News Update

Time is running out for the First Time Buyer Credit but Congress seems to be moving towards an extension. The possibility of writing an offer and closing on a short sale property before the deadline passed weeks ago.  …

Washington County Property Taxes

Multnomah County has long been heralded for its PortlandMaps website as the resource for just about everything relating to the public record  for real estate inside of Multnomah County.  But what about Washington County permit and tax information? …

2010 Portland Property Taxes

Portland area property tax bills are in the mail and available online for Multnomah County (note the disclaimer on their site).  The one I am looking at now reveals:  the Real Market Value is down two percent from …

Remodel Before Selling?

Every year, the National Association of Realtors publishes a cost value report.  The graphic to the right is from their 2008 report.  It is important to note that not a single item on the list has a return …

RMLS Market Action September 2009

RMLS Market Action September 2009 was released today (Portland Metro or whole report).  Inventory dropped slightly from August which contrasts with rises month-over-month in 2007 and 2007 between August and September. Cumulative days on market is 144 days …