Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: March, 2018

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March 2018

Found 5 blog entries for March 2018.

Core Logic just released the March 2018 Market Pulse.  There are three interesting articles: two are retrospective looks at 2017, when the average homeowner gained $15K in home equity, and the average rent went up 3%.

The third article explores the impact of mortgage rate increases on affordability.  The core logic analysis tracks the changes in the "typical mortgage payment" for the median-priced house in the US.  They assume a 20% down-payment, a 30 year amortization schedule and ignore property taxes and insurance from their calculation.  This is the most often used metric in the industry to talk about affordability.

The Core Logic consensus estimates almost a 14% increase in the typical mortgage payment during 2018.  The increase of the 

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Portland prides itself on supporting homegrown, authentic businesses. There is something truly unique in the style and culture these businesses create in our city. Lately however, it seems the rest of the country is just as enthusiastic as we are about some Portland-based brands as they're spreading nationwide.

Here are a few of Portland's biggest brands that have plans to head out of state soon:

ACE HOTEL Started in Seattle, but long based in Portland, the hip hotelier is now in eight other cities, including London and New Orleans.

SALT & STRAW Reimagining ice cream all the way down the West Coast, one Arbequina Olive Oil scoop at a time.

BISHOPS From Arizona to Atlanta, Portland’s original punk-rock barbershop with beer while you wait is

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Looking for something to do in PDX this month? We've got you covered.

St. Patrick's Day | March 17th

Bar Crawls:

  • Irish Stroll
  • Stumptown LepreCon
  • BarFly's Bus Tour

Family Friendly:

  • St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival - Irish music, dancing, food vendors, and beer garden at Agatha Catholic School. 12 - 5 PM
  • St. Patrick's Day Run - The Dirty Leprechaun is a timed 5K (plus untimed kids' run) with fun obstacles, mud, mimosas, beer, root beer, bonfires, and music at Lee Farms in Tualatin.
  • St. Patrick's Day at Kells - March 16-18th. Includes music, dancing, bagpipes, and boxing at both Kells locations. Sunday is family day!

Portland Women's Show | March 17th

  • Portland Women’s Expo features a fashion show,

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Portland Home Team is so excited for our friend and past client, Ali Selim’s, latest work on The Looming Tower featured on Hulu. This Portland writer/director has an impressive resume, averaging 100+ director spots per year, creating his own production company, Departure Films, and awards from the New York Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival.

The Looming Tower’s first three episodes were released last night (Weds. 2/28) and the rest are set to air in the first and second week of March. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Lawrence Wright, the drama miniseries is based on a chronical of events leading up to the September 11th terrorist attacks by tracing rising threats. The show also features some heavy-hitting actors including Jeff

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