There’s spring in the air—and Metro Portland home prices are rising, days on the market are going down, and homes for sale in some Portland neighborhoods are receiving multiple offers. With a housing inventory of only 3.2 months, the lowest since 2007, no wonder buyers are getting competitive [...]
Beautiful beaches owned by the public. Towns and cities that don’t sprawl forever with easy access to farms, wineries, forests. Reduced litter since 1971 from discarded beverage bottles and cans. Pedestrian and bike trails and facilities. A reputation for liveability that goes back more than 40 years. A public spirit [...]
Listening to Paul Simon’s “Still Crazy, After All These Years”, on the radio the other day, got me to thinking about what things I am still crazy about, like music, travel, comedy, theatre, gardens,picnics, outings with friends, mountains,tennis, diy, passionately discussing ideas, movies. Another reason “Still Crazy” resonates with me is that after all [...]
Sunny Day in Portland & Good News
Portland homeowners have been thirsting for good news about the Portland housing market, and it’s finally here. The metropolitan Portland RMLS January Housing Market report released yesterday , February 14, 2013 and discussed below, was highly promising, but that’s not all! Just a couple days ago, according [...]
What’s invisible, tasteless, doesn’t smell, is in your home, and can kill you?? That would be radon, a radioactive gas released as naturally occurring uranium in the ground deteriorates. The radon gas moves up through the soil into the air. In homes, it penetrates and then becomes trapped, increasing the readings to dangerous levels. [...]
A housing drought in Portland Oregon? Hard to believe it could happen in our rainy city, but all the stats show that we have the fewest homes for sale since 2006. The December 2012 RMLS Housing Market Report revealed an inventory of active listings for sale as lasting for only 3.6 months. Yes, [...]
A Portland Happy Hour discussion of the new $6500 tax credit for homeowners buying a new principal residence.
Although late to the recession party, even Lake Oswego home prices have been declining for the past couple years. Finally, the November 2011 RMLS Market Report has some good news for Lake Oswego home owners: pending sales increased a hefty 33.3% over October 2011, and showed an increase of 8.5% year to date over 2010.
We know that lots of folks are relocating to Portland Or, but we were stunned to learn that Portland’s Hillside Neighborhood was the most searched U.S. neighborhood in September 2011 according to Zillow. But wait….there’s even more exciting news for Portland! Two more Portland neighborhoods were on that same Top Ten List, giving Portland 3 out [...]
Lake Oswego & Tigard Oct 31 Housing Markets: A Tale of Two Suburbs.
There’s no question that Lake Oswego is one of Portland’s most beautiful & expensive suburbs, with homes ranging from simple cottages to an island with a mansion currently for sale. Those of us who follow the real estate market in [...]