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Archive for February 26, 2018

Portland Remains Leading City of ADU Development

Three years ago, we wrote a blog post claiming Portland is ADU City (Baby) and predicted we’d see more and more pop up in our neighborhoods. Well, sure enough, Portland’s ADU trend is rising to new heights. Why? Simply put, there’s sti...

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2018 Winter Olympics: Oregon Represent!

Many of us have been following the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which began on February 8th and here in the PNW we're all about winter sports! In fact, there are a handful Olympic athletes competing in this year's games...

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Down Payments: Which strategy is right for you?

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20% down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20% is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you get f...

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Real Estate Investment & The 2017 Tax Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law December 22, 2017, significantly affects real estate. We outlined the provisions affecting homeowners in our 12/20/17 blog "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act vs Portland Real Estate." This post covers the provisio...

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2018 Remodeling Cost Vs. Value Report

Each year the National Association of Realtors reports on the cost of common remodeling projects and how much they add to the value of a typical home. The following are the estimates for the Portland area published in 2018. The cost data...

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Millennials Boost US Homeownership Rate

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that homeownership rates are on the rise for the first time in 13 years thanks to the highly scrutinized generation: millennials. Despite rising house prices, tight supply, and strict lending c...

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