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Nov. 28, 2018

Portland Ranked at Top Relocation Destinations

Back in 2017 - Oregon was on top too! "Oregon ranked second in the country in 2017 as a destination for people who moved into a new state, according to tracking statistics released by moving company United Van Lines."

But now, Portland has ranked among the nation's top moving destinations ...

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Nov. 2, 2018

Should We Be Worried About Another Housing Bust?

Should We Be Worried About Another Housing Bust?

I've had a few people ask me about the real estate market and if we are looking at signs of another housing bust? Rates for home loans declined over the last few months as bonds caught a bid, offering some breathing room for homebuyers. Currently, the 30-year fixed rate ...

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June 13, 2018

Is a Subway Portland's Next Big Thing?

Is a Subway Portland's Next Big Thing?We have the MAX and lots of transit options but now city planners are considering a subway system. At a recent meeting of the Portland planning and sustainability committee, they talked about a conceptual proposal for a subway tunnel linking downtown across the river. But don't get too excited ...

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June 6, 2018

Downsizing? Baby Boomers Certainly Are Not.

Quite possibly the biggest housing issue we're having in this country right now is the baby boomers are not downsizing. According to a new article in MSN Money, baby boomers are holding onto their homes rather than downsizing to smaller properties. They're changing the economic expansion. The oldest ...

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Feb. 9, 2018

Will the Stock Market Affect Your Chance of Buying a Home?

It's been a rocky road the last couple of weeks on the stock market and it has sent some into a panic. It's gotten a lot of people to rethink their investments and take a closer look at their financial picture, but what impact does this have on ...

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Oct. 30, 2017

Beaverton Ranked One of the Best Cities to Live in the U.S.

Where are the most livable cities in the country? Well, Beaverton Oregon just made the list! 24/7 Wall St. made a list compiling all the socioeconomic measures to identify the 50 best American cities to live in. Out of nearly 600 cities of more than 65,000, Beaverton was ...

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Oct. 25, 2017

Could Portland Have a Subway?

Our MAX light rail has been a way of life for years around here but city officials are toying with the idea of a subway system. The current system is great but hits some snags when it reaches downtown. It's easier to walk places than take the light rail ...

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Sept. 1, 2017

Does Oregon Work Well for Single Parents?

The high cost of living in Oregon makes it difficult for single parents to make it and this is especially true in major cities like Portland. Is portland good for single parents

A recent article in MSN Money listed the entire state of Oregon farther down on the list than we'd like when it ...

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Aug. 28, 2017

How to Plan and Prepare Your Home for Natural Disasters

In the light of what's going on in the Houston Texas and San Antonio areas with hurricane Harvey, it always prompts a safety post. We want to be safe and even though there's not too much threat of hurricanes or tornadoes in the Pacific Northwest, we do have ...

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June 19, 2017

Funny Questions Real Estate Agents Get Asked

Here's our final list of the last of the odd questions we often get asked as real estate agents.

Q. The previous owners taking their pets with them?Questions REaltors get asked

Unless somewhere in the contract you've asked for the dog, cat or another pet and the sellers have agreed to ...

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