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With Few Homes for Sale, Portland Prices Will Rise

You've probably heard "months inventory" or some variant bandied about in conversations about residential real estate. What does it mean? Months inventory is the number of months it would take to sell every home on the market at a given month'...

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Tips for Staging Your Kitchen for Showings

Since this is the most used room in the house it can be a challenge while you are living in the house to keep it "staged." You want to show off all the counter space, so keep it pared down to a bare minimum. Remove all the extra ele...

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How to Host a Twilight Open House with Karen Gibson

We asked real estate broker, Karen Gibson, to give us her expert advice on how to host a twilight open house. Here is the result from her latest one this last Friday evening at her listing in NW Portland: 1. Yummy food platter, because everyon...

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Downsizing Workshop Event!

Overwhelmed by the idea of moving? Join Portland Home Team real estate broker, Emily Morris, and the Move Makers for a FREE educational seminar that takes the stress out of downsizing your home. The workshop will take place Friday, April...

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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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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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