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

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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Portland’s notoriously hot real estate market is finally slowing down in top tier markets.  The level of price appreciation and the competition over the last few years seems to have reached a point of cooling down to buyer’s markets in some inner city neighborhoods and surrounding metro markets including Happy.&

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Portland housing market report is out for June 2017.  To describe the June housing market in a very simple way, it’s hot but not as hot as June 2016 but the rates are going down!  Listings in the city limit had the record high number of listings that hit the... The post

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I’ve had the honor of listing this beautiful waterfront condo unit 304 at Waterside Condos, which has a full panoramic view of Columbia River right from the living room.  The living room windows are big and they are continuous throughout the living room and the kitchen and through each window,...

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Living in a nice bungalow house is a dream for many SE & NE Portland residents.  A bungalow house is a popular architecture style from the American Arts and Crafts Movement in the 19th century that is known to maximize the space of a house sitting on a small city... The post

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When buying a house in Oregon, you will run into lots of houses with a basement especially if it’s an older house.  In inner Portland neighborhoods, your typical bungalow house usually comes with an unfinished basement.  In outskirt Portland neighborhoods and the metro area, many older homes including ranch houses

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The real estate numbers are out for May 2017! So where are we with the Portland housing market? To summarize, things are still hot. It’s slightly cooler than 2016 in terms of average days on the market and supply vs. demand. Not much though. In 2016, the average days on... The post

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FIRPTA stands for the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 and this article only relates to home sellers who are not US residents for the purpose of FIRPTA. If you are a home seller in Oregon who is a US citizen or a permanent resident of the... The post

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April 2017 Portland housing market report is out. Like any April, this past month has shown an increased market activities in terms of number of houses listed and pending compared to March 2017. For sold units, April has less sold units during the month compared to March 2017. March had... The post

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Portland housing market has been increasingly difficult for first-time home buyers.  We already know how competitive the market is and the record rain in the winter of 2016-2017 has not made it any easier for first-time home buyers in Portland.  Stories about home bidding wars and prices going up 10%...

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  Like the strong display of the Pacific Northwest teams in the March Madness, 2017 March housing market in Portland is really kicking up to start this home buying season.  On the above report, the numbers are similar to the March of 2016 with a 9.5% home price increase for... The post

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Portland housing market has been slow throughout the winter of 2016 and 2017.  This was due to many reasons previously discussed in other articles here but the combination of the election, interest rate increase and many home buyers being priced out of the current home prices.  The market is picking...

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  Today is the first day of spring in 2017 and the Portland housing market is slowly waking up to a busy spring real estate market this year.  Like the long and cold winter of 2016-2017, the market has been slow going with homes staying on the market for many... The post

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Portland housing market for 2015-2016 have been brutal for home buyers.  Bidding wars have taken place in most reasonably priced homes and there are some horror stories about 10 plus offers and losing out on every home bidding.  For those who waited for the competition to slow down, now they... The p

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So you are ready to buy a house in Portland and you’ve looked through many homes on the internet. As opposed to some folks who prefer newer homes, you are more inclined to buy an older house because it has more charm or historical character to it. Whatever your reasons... The post

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Lents neighborhood is finally coming together with four grand construction projects to be completed by by 2018.  Three of the projects are already under construction and the prospect of this neighborhood is bringing much excitement and anticipation from residents.  Lents Town Center Renewal Area was formed in 1998 and

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After a long rather slow moving days of November and December of 2016, January of 2017 is already getting hot with home buyers in Portland.  All the snow isn’t cooling down the hot momentum of home buyers.  Homes that have been sitting on the market over a month or two... The post

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Portlanders have been enjoying the heavy snowfall (snowpocalypse as we call) since the evening of January 10, 2017.  There is still a lot of snow on the ground and will not melt away until Monday or Tuesday of next week.  Most areas in the Portland metro experienced about a foot... The post

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We have enjoyed our historically lowest mortgage rates for some time and after seeing the spike in the interest rate after the election, I became curious as to whether this is leading to a continuing growth of the rates or a temporary spike from some optimism in certain economic sectors. ...

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Fall and winter are typically slow reasons in real estate.  Especially in the Pacific Northwest, rain adds an extra pessimism to the housing market.  2015 in Portland was an exception, however, due to the sizzling hot housing market.  What about the fall season market of 2016 in Portland?  Slow or...

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Fall and winter are typically slow reasons in real estate.  Especially in the Pacific Northwest, rain adds an extra pessimism to the housing market.  2015 in Portland was an exception, however, due to the sizzling hot housing market.  What about the fall season market of 2016 in Portland?  Slow or...

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It’s about the time of the year that most if not all of the beautiful autumn leaves have fallen on the ground.  Amazing how the beautiful sight all of sudden turned into an anxiety of thinking whether to do your own cleaning or hire someone to clean the leaves.  If...

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It’s about the time of the year that most if not all of the beautiful autumn leaves have fallen on the ground.  Amazing how the beautiful sight all of sudden turned into an anxiety of thinking whether to do your own cleaning or hire someone to clean the leaves.  If...

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We have seen a double digit growth in Portland housing market in 2015 and 2016.  In 2015, the home value here has increased about 17% and so far in 2016, it has increased nearly 13% since January according to Zillow.  Many potential home buyers and sellers wonder what the real...

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We have seen a double digit growth in Portland housing market in 2015 and 2016.  In 2015, the home value here has increased about 17% and so far in 2016, it has increased nearly 13% since January according to Zillow.  Many potential home buyers and sellers wonder what the real...

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Different people have a different preference toward an older house or a newer construction house.  If you are not familiar with pros and cons of both types of homes, you may wonder, “Why would I want to buy an older house if I can buy a new construction with the...

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Different people have a different preference toward an older house or a newer construction house.  If you are not familiar with pros and cons of both types of homes, you may wonder, “Why would I want to buy an older house if I can buy a new construction with the...

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The rain is officially here in Portland!  It will be here for the next several months and many home buyers wonder whether home buying is different in the rainy season compared to spring and summer.  Aside from the fact that you will be moving in the rain, which can be...

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