Portland OR

Post date: August 10, 2012
In every metro area, there are a number of communities that feature stronger-than-average housing statistics. Whether home values are up, delinquency rates are down or inventory is low, each ZIP code has its own characteristics. If potential homebuyers are considering one of the homes for... Read More

Which ZIP codes excelled in Multnomah County?

In every metro area, there are a number of communities that feature stronger-than-average housing statistics.

Post date: August 9, 2012
  As a new homeowner in Portland, I can’t help but feel Oregon has my back when I read news of programs the state has created to protect me from losing my home. And that’s exactly what Oregon has done. Thanks in part to an innovative, and apparently very effective median program, Oregon... Read More
Post date: July 31, 2012
Many individuals find living in a thriving metro with a strong economic condition a boon, especially considering the past few years. As a result, Portland residents may find the news of strong commercial leasing trends comforting. When more space is leased, businesses move in and create... Read More

Commercial property leases up in July

Many individuals find living in a thriving metro with a strong economic condition a boon, especially considering the past few years.

Post date: July 30, 2012
While every city features communities that are known for their eccentric details, the neighborhoods in Portland seem to excel at living up to their reputation. Residents are known for having neighborhood pride. As a result, before you buy one of the homes for sale in Portland, consider... Read More

Portland residents have neighborhood pride

While every city features communities that are known for their eccentric details the neighborhoods in Portland seem to excel in living up to people’s expectations.

Post date: July 26, 2012
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... Read More

Portland, Oregon's Foreclosure Rate Drops Again

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.

Post date: July 25, 2012
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. The increase in interest is boosting housing sales and making homes for sale in Portland better buys. According to housing... Read More

Portland housing experienced record April home sales

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.

Post date: July 25, 2012
Sometimes you just have to get away from the city for the weekend, and luckily, homes for sale in Portland are located near some of the finest natural parks the United States has to offer. If you are considering a weekend excursion, check out some of the following recreational areas in... Read More

Natural getaways near Portland

Sometimes you just have to get away from the city for the weekend.

Post date: July 20, 2012
Potential property buyers looking for a community to call home may want to consider Kenton, in the northern quadrant of Portland. Bordered by Arbor Lodge and Piedmont, the community is close enough that residents have easy access to the downtown Portland area, but is far enough away for... Read More

Portland neighborhood highlight: Kenton

Potential property buyers looking for a neighborhood to call home may want to consider Kenton, in the northern quadrant of Portland.

Post date: July 19, 2012
  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. Like much of the country, Portland’s inventory of homes for sale is... Read More

Hot in the City: Portland Property Values Heating Up

 

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.

Post date: July 18, 2012
Portland’s economy is growing on pace with or faster than the average rate for the nation. The emphasis on long-term employment opportunities and adaptive policies has helped the metro remain strong. According to the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s report, titled... Read More

Economy improves in Portland

Portland’s economy is growing on pace with or faster than the average rate for the nation.

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