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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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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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Rental Assistance Programs in Portland

In a recent sale of an investment property we inherited a tenant that needed help finding a low cost rental to move into. We want to share the results of our quick investigation of support services that serve this need: Elders in Action ...

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act vs Portland Real Estate

Today Congress completed the passage of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1, and the President is expected to sign it into law shortly. Most of its provisions take effect in 2018, and a few take effect now. The following is a summary of the provi...

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Portland Housing Market Screams “Buy Now!”

In a few days, the RMLS Market Action Report will tell us about Portland's real estate market in September. We predict that the report will be seen as negative, and in that is opportunity. Here is what has happened: In August the number of P...

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Financing ADU construction while buying your home

The Portland rental market is booming. Portland publications raised alarms when the average Portland rental cost hit $1400 last summer. These days, average monthly rent for a 1 bedroom in the city exceeds $1500. Even as new apartment comple...

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