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The Headlines

The media is starting to report on a slowing residential real estate market, even suggesting the broadest slowdown in years. What does that mean for buyers and sellers in Portland? What does it mean for you?

The Data on Sales Volume

Total active residential listings in June 2018 increased 12.5% over May (6,054 vs 5,380) and 16.2% over June 2017 (6,054 vs 5,211).

The number of closed sales in June increased 5.1% over May (2,946 vs 2,803) and decreased 6.0% from June 2017 (2,946 vs 3,187).

A Little Perspective

Activity has slowed since the spring. It slowed last year about this time, and the year before that, and the year before that, and... So the better question is whether the slow down is due to typical seasonality or to a

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July 14th, 2018 at 6:00PM

Just one month from now, come join us in Karen's backyard for a one-of-a-kind concert event!

Hear the incredible voice of Austin Singer/Songwriter, Ginger Leigh, in her amazing acoustic contemporary music style. Think Zoo Jazz with lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets on a warm Oregon summer night.

Ginger Leigh is an established musician and entrepreneur living in Austin, Texas. She has released 9 CDs, has toured worldwide with her music, and continues to grace the stage locally and internationally!

Reserve your tickets HERE!

We're also supporting Oregon Food Bank with this event, so please consider bringing a donation of non-perishable canned goods.

We hope to see you there!

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We're so excited to announce our newest addition to the Portland Home Team, Karen Gibson. Here's a little bit about her!

"I’m proud to say I was born and raised in this beautiful city and loved Portland before Portland was “Cool”. 

My career has taken my family from Portland, San Francisco, Atlanta, New York and now finally back to my hometown. In fact, I actually live in the house I grew up in! It truly is a full circle story. 
I have two beautiful and strong daughters who graduated from USC and UT as scholarship student-athletes. Both are phenomenal rowers…you are looking at one proud Mama!

As the creator of successful home interiors and design business, customer service was the bedrock of my business.
As an Interior Designer, I have a passion

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Looking for some art to brighten up your living room walls? Or maybe this sunny weather is making you antsy to get outside and do something fun and interactive. Tonight, Portland kicks off the monthly celebration of our city's rich and thriving art scene that runs through September. Galleries around the Pearl District will open their doors for the historic First Thursday art walk and reception that invites all art admirers, connoisseurs, and creators to come enjoy. Combine that with local vendors, open studios, food, drinks, and music, and you're in for a great night!

Check out Portland First Thursday for details on participating galleries, new art exhibit details, and show hours. Explore the Map of First Thursday in the Pearl to map out your art

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Don't worry, we've got you covered!

Tulip Festival | April 11th - 30th | Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

Just 35 miles south of Portland lies a 40-acre farm full of tulips and daffodils in bloom. The farm in Woodburn features a gift shop and cafe, plus weekend events sure to entertain the whole family.

Wizard World Portland Comic Con | April 13th - 15th | Oregon Convention Center

Celebrate your inner geek at the comic book convention featuring science fiction, fantasy, film, horror, animation, anime, manga, & card games. Get your tickets here.

Japanese Film Festival | April 13th - 28th | Portland Art Museum

Japanese Currents is an event that features a range of films like anime, samurai epic,

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