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Freakonimics Takes on Real Estate

The authors of Freakonomics had a story published in the New York Times Magazine on Sunday. Basicly a shot at all Realtors. Lumping us all into one incompitant and overpaid lot. I have to take issue with it …

What Will Kartina do to Portland’s Real Estate Market

There is no simple or necessarily correct answer so I hope people will comment. Some ideas are pure conjecture or maybe better put an educated guess. There is no doubt that the devistation caused by Katrina is horific …

Portland Real Estate Moisture Intrusion and Litigation

In case you haven’t noticed, it rains in Portland and the rest of the Northwest. Today is a pleasant exception. We spend many months each year with wind and rain driving into the sides of our homes. Hopefully …

Sell or Rent???

Question: My wife and I own a house in the city. With the addition of our first child, we needed a larger home and bought one in the suburbs. It is tempting to sell our other house, especially …

Should I be the First in Line for New Developments?

Should I be the First in Line for New Developments?   Real estate has the oft-used phrase, “everything is negotiable.” That’s not entirely true. During the pre-completion sale phase of new developments, the buyer pays the price the …