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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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Case-Shiller: U.S. Home Price Gains Slow

Home prices across the U.S. slowed sharply to a single-digit pace in May on a year-over-year basis, said the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index survey released Tuesday. The 20-city price index increased 9.3% from May 2013 to May 2014. Portland b...

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Top 10 Tips When Buying a Home

You should remain in the house that you have bought for at least a few years. Given the transaction costs of buying a home, you may end up losing money if you sell sooner, even in a rising market. Make sure your credit history is as ...

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President Signs Flood Insurance Affordability Act

The U.S. Senate passed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act last month and President Obama signed it into law on Friday, March 21st. The bill caps flood insurance premium increases and allows taxpayer-subsidized, below-market insuran...

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Home Sales Fall Six Out Of Past Seven Months

There have been a number of factors that have contributed to the decline in home sales lately. Low inventory, severe winter weather, and rising prices caused home sales to fall to their lowest monthly level in February since July 2012. Close...

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Mortgage Rates Come Down A Little

Mortgage rates hit a record low roughly a year ago, but have risen about a full percent since then. Last week the average U.S. rates on fixed 30-year mortgage loans fell to 4.32 percent from 4.37. The average for a 15-year mortgage loan fell to...

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Tips To Become A Highly Effective Homebuyer

While searching for a home, there are key habits that help a homebuyer be successful. Below is how we suggest you face the often overwhelming task of making smart, sustainable decisions in a volatile real estate marketplace. Be Proactive: Succe...

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Add The Most Value To Your Home In 2014

Steel entry doors are a modestly priced upgrade that will create lasting curb appeal. Not only are they more energy efficient, the doors come in many colors or can be painted to match your homes’ exterior. National average cost: $1,162 R...

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Guide To Comparing Mortgage Loans

One of the most important things you can do when buying a home is to compare mortgage loans. Mortgage loans determine the amount of your monthly payments as well as the amount you put down, and how much interest you will incur over the life of ...

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