Portland OR

Post date: July 17, 2012
Real estate in Portland is seeing a drastic improvement in June 2012. As the housing market continues to improve, potential homebuyers may want to consider moving sooner rather than later as mortgage interest rates remain low and property values increase. The month of June ended with one... Read More

Portland's housing market drastically improves

Real estate in Portland is seeing a drastic improvement in June 2012.

Post date: July 12, 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... Read More

Lake Oswego, Portland's High Class Lady of a Neighborhood

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.

Post date: July 5, 2012
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... Read More

Underneath the Bridge: Life in Portland, part 2

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.

Post date: June 29, 2012
It’s heating up in Portland, and that means it is time to explore the various events being held around the city. Owning real estate in Portland provides you with access to numerous festivals and celebrations on the evenings or weekends. So after moving into your new Portland home,... Read More

Explore the annual summer events in Portland, OR

It’s heating up in Portland, and that means it is time to explore the various events being held around the city.

Post date: June 21, 2012
Portland’s Steel Bridge, like the Morrison Bridge, connects East Portland to West Portland, but this bridge deserves recognition as a destination itself, not just a method of crossing the Willamette. At once powerful and graceful, the architecturally advanced Steel Bridge is the only one... Read More

Underneath the Bridge: Life in Portland, part 1

Portland’s Steel Bridge, like the Morrison Bridge, connects East Portland to West Portland, but this bridge deserves recognition as a destination itself, not just a method of crossing the Willamette. At once powerful and graceful, the architecturally advanced Steel Bridge is the only one of its kind- not only in Portland, but in the world.

Post date: June 18, 2012
Before purchasing real estate in Portland, check out economic and social indicators to determine if a metro is the right one for you. Running down a list of quick facts about an area can give you insight into its demographics. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Portland’s... Read More

What do economic and social indicators tell us about Portland?

Before purchasing real estate in Portland, check out economic and social indicators to determine if a metro is the right one for you.

Post date: June 18, 2012
Portland residents are in luck, as the greater metro area features significant job gains that are expected to continue. Check out the real estate in Portland to find the right home in this strengthening job market. The metro made Yahoo Finance’s "8 Cities with Surprising Job... Read More

Portland features significant job growth

Portland residents are in luck, as the greater metro area features significant job gains that are expected to continue.

Post date: June 15, 2012
How much is a nonprofit art industry worth to a given metro? While it may seem like an odd question, the arts are not necessarily attributed with great economic contributions – until now.  According to research conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nonprofit arts and culture... Read More
Post date: June 14, 2012
Public Schools in Vancouver, WA: Focus on Elementary Schools Many cities make special requirements for enrolling children in elementary schools. In some cases, for example in San Francisco and New York City, the city institutes lotteries to ensure diversity in schools, meaning that... Read More
Post date: June 7, 2012
In this final chapter of our series on the Portland condo vs. the Portland single-family home, we focus on single-family homes. According to MLS records for April of 2012, the median list price for single-family homes (SFH) was $238K. The median sold price, however, was $220K, which... Read More

Portland Buyers: Condo or Single-Family Home, Part 4

In this final chapter of our series on the Portland condo vs. the Portland single-family home, we focus on single-family homes. According to MLS records for April of 2012, the median list price for single-family homes (SFH) was $238K. The median sold price, however, was $220K, which indicates a little wiggle room for buyers in terms of making an offer.

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