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June 17, 2019

How Much Legal Information Can a Realtor® Provide?

You may have had a real estate agent in the past say, "I'm not allowed to give legal advice, but…" And wondered where the discrepancy comes in and why the ruling on legalities versus real estate agents is so blurred. Well, it really shouldn't be. Lawyers, who are ...

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April 3, 2019

20 Ways the Real Estate Market Has Really Changed in 50 Years

20 Ways the Real Estate Market Has Really Changed in 50 Years

The real estate market has obviously changed dramatically in the last 50 years from the way we buy to how much we spend. But does that just justify inflation or are there other factors at work? Is it actually harder to get a home now than it was in 1970 ...

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Feb. 15, 2019

Historical Buildings, Worth Protecting or Just Old?

Portland is rewriting its historic preservation rules to determine what's worth protecting and what's just plain old. For a quarter of a century, the city has used the National Register of Historic Places as the main guidepost of what's protected from demolition or radical renovation. But preservationists ...

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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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