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A Portland blog about life and things to do in Portland, Oregon.

City of Portland proposed a big change called “Residential Infill Project” to the current zoning laws by allowing more housing units to fit into the existing land including ADUs and triplexes.  The proposed change also limits building sizes substantially.  The new law also increases the front setback from 1

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April 2018 Portland real estate market report is out.  The news from this market report is that the median price for detached single family homes in Portland has finally surpassed the 450K mark at 455K.  This is the highest median value for detached single family homes in Portland.  The combined...

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Buying a rental property is a great investment to prepare for one’s retirement.  The idea is to pay off the mortgage one day and enjoy the monthly rental income when you are no longer working in your retirement.  Portland real estate market has been appreciating so much in the last... The post

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I am sure I can speak for many major metro areas throughout the United States, but I can definitely speak for the market where I work as a real estate agent in Portland, OR, that our housing market is still a hot seller’s market as of 2018.  It’s not 2016... The post

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When you buy a house, whatever your budget is, you picture your lifestyle in that home with all the space and a backyard.  As a home buyer, one seldom thinks about making the house ready for sale in distant future.  It’s just too counter intuitive to think that way in... The post

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Portland housing market has grown tremendously in the last few years.  After a surging demand and lack of supplies in our local housing market, our median price for detached single family homes is at $440,000.  However, the median annual household income in the Portland metro area is around $75,000.  With..

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Housing market report is out for 2018 March real estate sales in Portland.  The Portland real estate market in March was hot again!  Median sold home price is now $425,000 as of March 2018.  That number includes all types of inventories including detached single family homes, townhouses, and condos.  The..

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Imagine you had signed a contract to purchase a property somewhere in Columbia Gorge and shortly after the Eagle Creek Fire broke out.  Who bears the risk of loss of the property during a real estate transaction between buyer and seller?  In cases involving natural disasters or eminent domain by... T

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Portland February 2018 real estate market was surprisingly hot!  We had an increase in $15,000 in median sold price since January 2018.  Although average days on the market increased from 45 to 50 days since January, the median days on the market had decreased from 27 days to 23 days. ... The post

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Happy Valley, OR is one of the more desirable places to live in the Portland metro area.  There are some fine suburb towns in the metro area and Happy Valley does make folks wonder what it’s like living there.  Most of the suburb cities are on the west side including... The post

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  Portland real estate report for January 2018 is out! From what I see, January has been a real slow month for real estate. Normally January picks up a little bit after December but not 2018. We had 92 more listings in the month of January than December and the... The post

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  Portland real estate report for January 2018 is out! From what I see, January has been a real slow month for real estate. Normally January picks up a little bit after December but not 2018. We had 92 more listings in the month of January than December and the... The post

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There are different studies showing that an average homeowner stays in a house for either 7 years or 13 years. Whatever the case is, for most people different homes in different locations are needed at different stages of their lives. Majority of people seem to switch homes between twice and... The pos

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There are different studies showing that an average homeowner stays in a house for either 7 years or 13 years. Whatever the case is, for most people different homes in different locations are needed at different stages of their lives. Majority of people seem to switch homes between twice and... The pos

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  Happy New Year to all the readers of PDXListed.com.  Wrapping up the end of 2017, I am thankful for all my clients and the opportunity to live and sell real estate in Portland. The numbers are out for December 2017.  December market for real estate is very very slow... The post

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  Happy New Year to all the readers of PDXListed.com.  Wrapping up the end of 2017, I am thankful for all my clients and the opportunity to live and sell real estate in Portland. The numbers are out for December 2017.  December market for real estate is very very slow... The post

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Despite the housing market slowdown, home prices are still strong.  Normally, the median home prices drop quite a bit in the winter but November has not dropped much.  The median sold home prices for November 2017 is $401,500, which is a 4.8% increase from $382,500 in November 2016.  However, when...

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Despite the housing market slowdown, home prices are still strong.  Normally, the median home prices drop quite a bit in the winter but November has not dropped much.  The median sold home prices for November 2017 is $401,500, which is a 4.8% increase from $382,500 in November 2016.  However, when...

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Portland real estate market has been very hot in the last few years.  It is now slowing down.  2017 has been a mix bag in terms of hot vs cold in the Portland housing market.  Still, we have experienced between 5-7% increase in the last twelve months.  In 2018, the... The post

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Portland real estate market has been very hot in the last few years.  It is now slowing down.  2017 has been a mix bag in terms of hot vs cold in the Portland housing market.  Still, we have experienced between 5-7% increase in the last twelve months.  In 2018, the... The post

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Starting from this month, we have integrated the data for condos and town homes to our report, which has been including data only from detached single family homes.  The median home value is calculated from all homes sold including houses, townhouses and condos in Portland.  The data also distinguishes median..

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Starting from this month, we have integrated the data for condos and town homes to our report, which has been including data only from detached single family homes.  The median home value is calculated from all homes sold including houses, townhouses and condos in Portland.  The data also distinguishes median..

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When purchasing a home, about 87% of home buyers work with a realtor according to National Realtor’s Association’s survey.  Having a real estate agent working on the buyer’s side can be very helpful from showing a big list of different properties, proper due diligence, and negotiation only on behalf of..&#

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When purchasing a home, about 87% of home buyers work with a realtor according to National Realtor’s Association’s survey.  Having a real estate agent working on the buyer’s side can be very helpful from showing a big list of different properties, proper due diligence, and negotiation only on behalf of..&#

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  Real estate sales statistics are out for the month of September 2017.  This is the first report that provides the Portland real estate market insight for the fall season.  Last year around this time, market activities slowed down and was overall slow throughout the rainy season.  So what is...

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  Real estate sales statistics are out for the month of September 2017.  This is the first report that provides the Portland real estate market insight for the fall season.  Last year around this time, market activities slowed down and was overall slow throughout the rainy season.  So what is...

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The rain has begun in western Oregon.  The long summer months in Portland was definitely enjoyed by our residents and visitors here but the rain also brings a lot of new excitement in fall.  School started again; there is a fresh smell of rain and trees everywhere; and Halloween is... The post

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The rain has begun in western Oregon.  The long summer months in Portland was definitely enjoyed by our residents and visitors here but the rain also brings a lot of new excitement in fall.  School started again; there is a fresh smell of rain and trees everywhere; and Halloween is... The post

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So, what has been happening in Portland real estate market in August 2017?  RMLS data suggests that the market trend is very similar to August 2016 in terms of number of listings, sold homes, and the average days on the market.  24 days on the market suggests that the market... The post

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The Portland real estate sales statistics for July 2017 are out!  As a quick summary of what’s happening in Portland in July, you will find that the numbers are about the same as July of 2016.  Median sales price is $430K, which is same as last month and this is... The post

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