Foreclosure rates have continued to climb in the post-recession housing market, and Portland real estate is no exception to this trend.
October registered a 7 percent increase in national foreclosures over September. In Oregon, more than 3,000 foreclosed properties made October 2011 one... Read More
Part of buying a home in Beaverton, as in any city, is finding a lender offering the best mortgage for your needs. The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce maintains a list of member lenders, in no particular order of ranking or services. Among them is Columbia Community Bank, a locally... Read More
Once you've chosen among the homes for sale in Gresham, OR, you'll need to switch you driver's license and vehicle registration from your old state.
Like every other state, Oregon requires cars, trucks, vans, buses and motorcycles to be registered with the Department of Motor... Read More
If you're searching the MLS listings in Portland, OR, for a new home, check out the sites and layout of your prospective new home. Portland offers multiple transportation options, but when driving downtown, you'll want to find a good rate on parking.
The city owns and operates six... Read More
Most business owners purchasing Portland, OR real estate will need to register with the city to gain permission to operate. Portland is a hotbed of local small businesses and welcomes entrepreneurs with open arms.
The registration process is inexpensive for a basic at-home business,... Read More
If you're a business owner and investigating Vancouver, WA real estate to move yourself and your venture to the Portland metro area, make sure you procure the proper licenses before opening shop.
Vancouver's Finance Department, which houses the Business and Special License Office... Read More
When reviewing houses for sale in Portland, set aside enough time to explore the city's public transportation options. More than likely your home is near one of Portland's many train, streetcar or bus lines, especially - but not exclusively - if you live downtown. The... Read More
Although Vancouver, WA real estate isn't part of the Greater Portland TriMet public transportation system, you'll still have plenty of commuting alternatives if you plan to commute into Portland.
Interstate 5 runs directly through central Vancouver and Portland, and the 205... Read More
A large amount of Beaverton, OR real estate is within walking distance of public transportation, making the daily commute to downtown Portland an easy and inexpensive part of your day.
Two light rail lines run through Beaverton, the MAX red and blue lines. The red line terminates on its... Read More
The Portland area is known for promoting a healthy lifestyle, and Beaverton, OR real estate is no exception. In addition to parks, bike paths and recreational activities, the city's municipal programs and opportunities are designed to aid residents' well-being.
The addition of... Read More