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… Read More

Best Beer Neighborhoods in Portland

*** Note: we usually don’t do guest posts here but I wrote a piece for Trulia and in return they wrote one for us. By Jennifer Riner, Trulia Portland’s bustling beer scene has a long and enduring history…. Read More

All We Wanted for Christmas was some Inventory

Realtors and homebuyers spent the holidays wishing for more inventory. They didn’t get it. The just released RMLS Market Action reports just 1.2 months of inventory for Portland Metro, the lowest level since 1999!  Metro is a five… Read More

Search by Walk Score

We’re often asked for walkable neighborhoods.  We’ve got the ability to search by Walk Score right here.  Scroll down below text here to see the homes and condos that rate 95 and higher.  You can adjust the search… Read More

Case Shiller Portland: Flat is Good

The national Case Shiller report for December 2013 was released this morning. Portland remained flat in December at 159.84.  During the traditional “slowdown season” of real estate, the Portland market has hovered at this level since August.  The… Read More

Case Shiller: Portland Real Estate Market Unseasonably Strong

The November 2013 Case Shiller report was released yesterday.  There was a slight dip in the Portland index but a drop of less than a point at this time of the year shows the market remains strong. Historically… Read More

Is the Distressed Property Era Over in Portland?

Is the distressed property era over? In Portland, the answer appears to be, “yes” but keep reading as to why that’s not entirely true.  “Distressed Properties” are those that are either short sales or bank owned (also know… Read More

Air Conditioned Homes in Portland

Air conditioning in Portland?  Our heat wave is tapering off to more comfortable conditions but it’s unlikely we’ve seen the last of the hot days of summer. Heading over to our trusty RMLS search we find 717 homes… Read More

Million Dollar Homes in Portland

Remember mixed tapes?  My ex-girlfriend from college made me one that included Barenaked Ladies ‘If I had a Million Dollars” which include the lyrics, “If I had a million dollars / well, I’d buy you a house.”  If… Read More

November 2012 Portland Case Shiller Dips

The loss of .31 of a point in November 2012 ended seven straight months of gains for Portland’s Case Shiller Index.  The Index, at 142.13 is nearly nine points higher than it was this time last year and… Read More