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Moving to Portland for the Climate?

Climate Warming externalities - NW Looks good

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 high-performance buildings, with an ethos for bikes and public transit instead of cars is also in the region of the country that some climate experts believe will be least impacted by global warming. Impacts of Global Warming- Migration to Pacific Northwest

Whether it’s severe storms, drought, interruptions in the water supply, flooding and rising sea levels, heat waves, or other related consequences of rising global temperatures, it appears that Washington and Oregon will be relatively unscathed.

To read more about this study, check out the story at OPB, or Cliff Mass’ Weather Blog.

You can expect to hear the following more often: “I’m moving to Portland for the quality of life and the great weather.” Any significant increased migration to the area will have a significant and long-term impact on home prices.

Do you know anyone moving to Portland? If so, we’d love to help them land in the right Portland neighborhood, in a home they love, and at a price and other terms that make “business sense”. Get in touch, today.