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Free Portland Real Estate?

Free Portland real estate?  There has to be a catch.  Of course there is.  Adzookie wants to paint your house (the picture to the right is from their site and is a mock-up).  You don’t get to choose …

Austrailian V. Portland, Oregon Real Estate and HB 2839

The State of Oregon is considering a bill that would change the face of real estate disclosure. In the past sellers have disclosed what they know about a property. House Bill 2839 would require a seller to investigate …

Carbon Monoxide and Oregon Real Estate

Do you have to have carbon monoxide detectors when selling a home in Oregon?  Yes.  As of April 1, 2011 House Bill 3450 requires that carbon monoxide detectors be provided by the seller of Oregon real estate:

Chasing the Real Estate Market

I pulled up a listing history in RMLS and found that the listing was first listed at $215,000 in November of 2009 and is now priced at $199,500.  The price has crossed the $200,000 threshold so should see …

Portland Real Estate: Got Cash?

When RMLS Market Action came out last week it was hard not to notice a sharp drop in average sales price.  In conversations about it, we thought that we were seeing more cash deals which presumably have a …

Case Shiller December 2010 for Portland Real Estate

The Case Shiller index lags real time by sixty days so we won’t be able to see if their results match RMLS for Portland real estate January.  The Case Shiller Index dropped from 139.92 to 138.23.  That’s a …

Portland Real Estate Listing Inventory

Yesterday’s post was about the Portland Metro RMLS Market Action report for January.  Last April I started tracking how the five RMLS areas that make up the City of Portland track compared to the five country Portland Metro …

Should I Buy or Sell Real Estate Now?

Is now the best time to buy a home? I’m seeing more “buy now” before the market and interest rates climb.  From the looks of current interest rates, at around five percent, we may have seen the bottom …

Case Shiller November 2010

Tuesday’s Case Shiller reporting November 2010 was of no surprise: down from the previous month.  The Index for Portland is 139.92 which puts the Portland real estate market back where it was in March 2005. The 139.92 is …

Arousing & Provocative Real Estate (PG)

Marketers knows sex sells.  Conventions have Booth Babes, a local real estate team had a billboard imitating the Sex in the City girls and I’m sure you could build a tidy little niche in a South Beach type …