When we first got to Portland, we thought we wanted to buy a short sale or a foreclosure. So cheap, we thought. What could be easier? Well, as anyone knows who's taken even one step toward buying a foreclosed property beyond just dreaming about it, a lot of things are easier. Short sales and foreclosures are complicated processes.
As the economy continues to improve following the housing bust of 2006, more potential homeowners are seeking out affordable properties in the greater Portland area.
Sometimes you just have to get away from the city for the weekend.
Potential property buyers looking for a neighborhood to call home may want to consider Kenton, in the northern quadrant of Portland.
The graph above shows that in the Portland metro as a whole, the number of homes selling for below asking has dropped considerably (sampling from Jan/2011-May/2012). Let's explore this positive trend a bit more today.
Portlandâs economy is growing on pace with or faster than the average rate for the nation.
Real estate in Portland is seeing a drastic improvement in June 2012.
Lake Oswego is situated close to Oregon’s major metropolitan areas-- 36 miles north of Salem, the state capitol, and only eight miles south of downtown Portland. Yet Lake Oswego doesn't really feel like either one; nestled on an actual lake, bustling with prosperity, the city is very distinct from other Oregon towns and a special place for someone seeking an idyllic community in beautiful, historic surroundings.
The phrase “underneath the bridge,” as sung most famously by the much missed Northwester, Kurt Cobain, evokes a dark, cold loneliness. But in Portland, bridges (whether on them, over them, or under them) are a vital part of Portland life. For example, take the Morrison Bridge.
Itâs heating up in Portland, and that means it is time to explore the various events being held around the city.