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Oct. 18, 2021

What Type of House Does a Half a Million Get You in Portland?

What Type of House Does a Half a Million Get You in Portland

 

The Pacific Northwest (Cascadia) is one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. This region includes Oregon, known for its natural beauty, pleasant climate, and low cost of living. Although homes may be slightly more expensive to purchase, the Pacific Northwest has some reasonably priced ...

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Sept. 28, 2021

Bidding Wars Fell to Their Lowest Level Since 2020

Bidding Wars Fell to Their Lowest Level Since 2020

It is no brand-new headline that real estate all across the country has been in a strong seller’s market for over a year. Many homes saw bidding wars as there were many more buyers interested in homes than available homes for sale. The frequency of bidding wars on homes has ...

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Sept. 20, 2021

Tips for Buying a Condo in Portland

Tips for Buying a Condo in Portland

Condos make for an affordable real estate choice in Portland and there are several great condos to choose from within the city. There’s a large variety of home styles within the condo market in Portland that might surprise you. Here is a guide to buying a condo in Portland to ...

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Sept. 7, 2021

What is a Homestead?

You may see the terms, single-family home, multi-family home, manufactured home, or even homestead when browsing online listings or beginning the hunt for a new home. While most people have heard of a few of these terms before, a Homestead is one of the lesser common terms used in today’s ...

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Aug. 23, 2021

What Millennials Want in the Housing Market

One place millennials are swiftly increasing their presence is within the housing market. Members of Generation Y are ready to invest in real estate, making up 35% of the homebuyer group. As traditional family structures are changing, so are the demographics of those interested in purchasing a house, progressively made ...

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Aug. 10, 2021

How to Choose a Contractor for Your Construction Project

Now that you’ve finalized plans for building a new home or a major remodel, it’s time to make one of the most important decisions in the process--hiring a contractor.

           But where do you start?How to Choose a Contractor for Your Construction Project

           Word-of-mouth recommendations from people you know can be one of the best ways ...

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Aug. 9, 2021

Why do School Ratings Impact Home Value?

If you live in an area of Portland where families generally like to reside the rating of the school district and the schools zoned for that home will come into play in the home’s assessed value. A home’s value is assessed before listing and prior to the final sale or ...

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July 27, 2021

Should Portland Home Buyers Wait for Lower Interest Rates

Should Portland Home Buyers Wait for Lower Interest Rates

The current super-low mortgage interest rates are one of the driving factors behind the demand for homes right now. Last year, rates hit record lows several times and those rates are staying low throughout 2021. As rates are significantly lower than they were just a year ago, many buyers are ...

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July 12, 2021

Single-Level Homes are in High Demand in Portland

Portland is probably most loved for its diversity and some of this diversity can be found in the home styles and types all around Portland. There are many great differing properties from historic ornate Victorians to smooth and sleek minimalistic modern built homes. But the one home that is sought ...

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June 2, 2021

Is it Better to Rent or Buy? Pros and Cons

Is it Better to Rent or Buy? Pros and Cons

Should you rent or buy a home? Whether to purchase a house or rent is not something to reach a consensus so easily. There are several aspects to take into consideration before making a solid decision. In this article, we have analyzed the pros and the cons that will let ...

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