Portland OR

Post date: December 9, 2011
You've saved some cash on listing your Gresham, OR real estate by painting the walls yourself, but what about the ceilings? The task may sound unsavory, but a few quick coats of ceiling paint are fairly easy to apply with the right tools and a steady hand. It's a buyers'... Read More
Post date: December 9, 2011
Beaverton residents love to read - a well-known fact for the city's librarians. When you search the MLS listings in Beaverton, OR, for the best location for your family, make sure to check out homes near the center of town if you want to be close to one of the state's best public... Read More

Beaverton residents enjoy one of the state's best libraries

When you search the MLS listings in Beaverton, OR, for the best location for your family, make sure to check out homes near the center of town if you want to be close to one of the state's best public institutions.

Post date: December 9, 2011
If you want to save some money on basic renovations for your Beaverton, OR real estate listing, you can paint more than just the walls yourself. Older Beaverton homes often have original woodwork that may be damaged or in need of a fresh coat of paint, and to impress buyers looking for... Read More

Prepare woodwork to help list homes for sale in Beaverton, OR

If you want to save some money on basic renovations for your Beaverton, OR real estate listing, you can paint more than just the walls yourself.

Post date: December 9, 2011
Many people new to the Portland area assume that in order to live near the best nightlife, restaurants, bars, cafes and funky shops, you need to be in or by the Pearl District. While this is partly true, Mississippi Avenue in the Boise-Eliot neighborhood is an up-and-coming area with some... Read More

Portland's Mississippi Avenue a hot spot outside of downtown

Many people new to the Portland area assume that in order to live near the best nightlife, restaurants, bars, cafes and funky shops, you need to be in or by the Pearl District.

Post date: December 9, 2011
Young professionals looking for a more affordable option than downtown Portland may find their dream home in the Humboldt neighborhood in near-North Portland. Some of the most eccentric and colorful homes for sale in Portland can be found here, with a hip, trendy vibe and numerous coffee... Read More
Post date: December 9, 2011
Whether you consider yourself the intellectual type or have plans to become one, a great neighborhood to start scouring the MLS listings in Portland is University Park. Bounded by the Willamette River and the University of Portland to the south and the Cathedral Park, Linnton and St.... Read More

Houses for sale in Portland's University Park perfect for lifetime learners

Whether you consider yourself the intellectual type or have plans to become one, a great neighborhood to start scouring the MLS listings in Portland is University Park.

Post date: December 9, 2011
Rental rates rose in many metropolitan areas during the recession, including those in Portland. Although Portland real estate for rent is less expensive than it is in bigger cities like New York and San Francisco, the market has tightened in recent years due in part to an increased demand... Read More

Shrinking Portland rental vacancies may mean higher rents

Although Portland real estate for rent is less expensive than it is in bigger cities like New York and San Francisco, the market has tightened in recent years due in part to an increased demand.

Post date: December 8, 2011
You've been renting in Gresham for a while and want to take the property plunge, but you may be wary of how your credit score will hold up when you apply for a mortgage. It's never too late to improve your credit rating, and the housing market is showing signs of improvement -... Read More
Post date: December 7, 2011
Down payments can be difficult to save up for when preparing to buy your first home among the MLS listings in Portland. You're probably still renting, which can be a big drain on your monthly income. Residents looking to stop renting and purchase their first piece of Portland real... Read More

Down payment assistance is available for certain Portland first-time buyers

Down payments can be difficult to save up for when preparing to buy your first home among the MLS listings in Portland. You're probably still renting, which can be a big drain on your monthly income.

Post date: December 7, 2011
You know that a brand-new, energy-efficient hot water heater would help sell your Portland real estate listing. The question is: how will you afford it, and if you need to sink a large portion of your savings into the project, will the cost actually be recouped through the sale price?... Read More

Energy efficiency program helps Portland homeowners upgrade and save

You know that a brand-new, energy-efficient hot water heater would help sell your Portland real estate listing. The question is: how will you afford it?

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