Portland OR

Post date: November 1, 2012
When I generally write about the Portland, OR metro, I point out how affordable it is to buy a home and live here, particularly in comparison to San Francisco, CA, where I lived before immigrating to PDX. But not every corner of the metro has the same price point, and Lake Oswego is one... Read More
Post date: October 25, 2012
Lonely Planet, famed travel advisor to the young, the adventurous, and the shoestring budget, has announced 10 reasons to visit Portland, OR. I’ll veer off from LP’s points, and add a few more, but let’s start with a few hits off their list. 1.     Beer: With over 30 breweries perfecting... Read More
Post date: October 18, 2012
Oregon, like many an American state, has suffered from rising unemployment since the economy’s downturn. But today, welcome news from both the white and blue collar sectors: jobs are coming back. Finance Looking Up September of this year ushered in the first sign of recovery for Oregon’s... Read More

Finally, Some Good News on Employment: Jobs Returning to Oregon

Oregon, like many an American state, has suffered from rising unemployment since the economy’s downturn. But today, welcome news from both the white and blue collar sectors: jobs are coming back.

Finance Looking Up

Post date: October 11, 2012
  If you're hoping to buy a foreclosed property because you hope to get a great deal, you may have noticed there aren't a ton of them on the market in Portland these days. Concentrated in the far corners of the metro, foreclosures remain some of their lowest levels in years, with filings... Read More

Want to Buy a Foreclosure? Might Be Good to Wait

 

Foreclosures in Portland, OrIf you're hoping to buy a foreclosed property because you hope to get a great deal, you may have noticed there aren't a ton of them on the market in Portland these days. Concentrated in the far corners of the metro, foreclosures remain some of their lowest levels in years, with filings down 67% from 2011. 

Post date: October 4, 2012
Potential homebuyers who consider themselves foodies may want to check out the houses for sale in Portland. The food and drink culture in Portland is unique, and residents can find whatever dish they are looking for without much trouble. Fantastic food options in Portland Finding... Read More

Food and drink culture in Portland thrives

Potential homebuyers who consider themselves foodies may want to check out the houses for sale in Portland.

Post date: October 4, 2012
ZipRealty’s national blog has been featuring helpful articles for Americans who want to own a house, but whose credit isn’t perfect. The main point—or inspiration—to take away: past financial hardship, including bankruptcy doesn’t mean you can never be a homeowner. Portland supports the... Read More
Post date: September 27, 2012
No news is good news? August real estate data say otherwise. Here are some highlights of positive year-over-year growth in Portland in August of this year.   With 2,311, closed sales, August 2012 shows the most activity in the area since August, 2007.   The average sales price year... Read More

August data in: The Portland Metro Is Looking Good in 2012

No news is good news? August real estate data say otherwise. Here are some highlights of positive year-over-year growth in Portland in August of this year.
 

Post date: September 25, 2012
Sometimes choosing a neighborhood to live in involves much more than picking out a home that has a lot of closet space or is close to where you work. For some people, finding a community with the right personality is the goal. Individuals who are interested in living in neighborhoods... Read More

Portland houses two of America's hippest hipster neighborhoods

Sometimes choosing a neighborhood to live in involves much more than picking out a home that has a lot of closet space or is close to where you work.

Post date: September 20, 2012
If you live in Portland, or if you've visited often enough, you've probably heard the city described as a "place where young people go to retire," In my experience, that statement is misleading: between the DIY butter, soap and sunblock makers; artisans who make incredible new stuff (... Read More

Portland Cost of Living Lures in the Young and Hopeful

If you live in Portland, or if you've visited often enough, you've probably heard the city described as a "place where young people go to retire," In my experience, that statement is misleading: between the DIY butter, soap and sunblock makers; artisans who make incredible new stuff (clothes, shoes. jewelry, furniture, art) out of recycled materials, urban farmers and small business start-ups; and the blue-collar workers: bike mechanics, loggers, builders, boat crews, Portland is home to a very hard working populace. 

Post date: September 20, 2012
There are many different factors that contribute to the economic stability of a region - these can include the strength of local industry, unemployment, housing prices and more. According to the latest research from the Brookings Institution's Metro Monitor, Portland ranked as the... Read More

Portland claims title as nation's ninth-best economy

There are many different factors that contribute to the economic stability of a region - these can include the strength of local industry, unemployment, housing prices and more.

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