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Portland Public School Boundary Changes

Location is one of the most influential factors in real estate. In Portland, the neighborhood you live in dictates what school your children attend. The Portland public school district boundary changes are affecting more than just families with...

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Portland Housing Up 11.2% Year Over Year!

The Case Shiller Home Price Index report for November 2015 was published this morning. The quick take: November to November Portland rose 11.2%. The 20 City Composite Index rose 5.7%. As of November Portland was 1.6% above the peak in July ...

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A Tale of Five Cities

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. But I don't think even Dickens could have imagined the roller coaster our housing market has been on the last few years. Last Tuesday Case-Schiller released its Home Price Indices for Apri...

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Case Shiller Composite Index

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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