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Portland Real Estate Market Poised to Outperform

When I say out-perform, I guess I should start with a definition. Out-perform what? The most common answer is price. We believe that Portland real estate prices will continue to rise, and at a pace of 1.5 to twice the historical norm. We ex...

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Slim Pickings Continue for Portland Home Buyers

The Portland Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS) reported this week that total home sales and median and average sale prices followed the expected trends. The surprise was that new pending sales, i.e., homes that went into escrow under a s...

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Home Prices: What a Difference Two Years Make!

Portland home values have recovered most of the losses incurred during the Great Recession. Here is a quick look comparing home sale prices in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Want to know the current value of your home? Call us at !

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Portland Housing Market: Sellable Homes Needed!

The November 2014 RMLS Market Action just came out, and while some may notice that pending and closed sales declined, prices stayed even, and inventory increased compared to October, focusing on the month-to-month change is misleading. November...

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Climate Warming externalities - NW Looks good

Moving to Portland for the Climate?

Portlandia, take note. Portland is becoming a popular destination for a larger segment that just those youngsters looking for the ideal place to retire. Maybe it's Karma that our city with early adopters for hybrid cars and "green" or hig...

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Oregon Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes

It's that time of year again! Here's a list of Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in Oregon. So bundle up the kids and plan your day of harvest festivities! Fazio Farms Corn Maze 8433 NE 13th Ave Portland OR 97211 503.289.2020 The Corn MAiZ...

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Core Logic Market Pulse

New Housing Normal

  Core Logic's Chief Economist Dr. Mark Flemming's "Welcome to the New Housing Normal" in the latest Market Pulse gives great explanatory structure to the market that seems to be emerging in the Portland Real Estate market. Many cities...

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