In this forum we will offer discussions on a wide variety of subjects, but focus on Portland Metro and real estate. Hopefully our insights and experiences will inform, educate, challenge and entertain our readers week after week.
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The City Council on Dec. 18 declared its intention to form a local improvement district in the Tigard Triangle to upgrade streets and infrastructure. There was a meeting of the minds and it was decided that an LID would be best for facilitating traffic decisions for the future. The Tigard Tria...
Stunning custom Tigard traditional in sought after Arlington Ridge. Perfect for the buyer looking for a truly well built custom home is a desirable custom neighborhood. Features a gourmet kitchen with granite & custom cabinets, extensive hardwoods, wainscotting, master suite w/study, skylights, c...
On T.V. there is a never ending supply of news stories about the horror that is the real estate market. Except that the P.S. of all these stories seems to be the areas and cities that seem to be weathering the storm. Portland is one of these cities. In fact, the slow down here has just brought...
November Residential Highlights For the second month in a row there was a slight decrease in inventory in the Portland metro area. At November’s rate of sales, the 14,435 active residential listings at month’s end would last approximately 8.3 months. The number of new listings dropped again, the...
THAT'S THE $64,000 QUESTION.... Most people won't inherit millions of dollars, but according to the AARP, the median amount of today's inheritance is about $64,000. While that's not enough to provide financial security for life, it's still a lot of money and requires careful planning before decid...
People seem to have the idea that if they put money into their home, they will certainly get it back. That is the right idea but you can't just make ANY improvement and assume it'll make money. In fact, some can actually decrease the value of your home. Money Magazine suggest putting your mone...
While it seems quite rational to assume buyers are clamoring after the "best" house leaving the others to beg for attention, it doesn't necessarily work that way. That is because not everyone is looking for the same things. In this survey they asked buyers about specific home features and then ...
Beautifully Remodeled Multnomah Village Daylight Ranch. In addition to its great location, home features lovely black walnut flrs, updated countertops, cabinets & lighting in the kitchen & baths, newly painted inside & out, cen. air, newer furnace & vinyl windows. Huge lower level is light, bri...
Experts are saying that the housing market will recover from it's current down turn, unfortunately it is going to get worse before it gets better. There is just too much inventory right now so when those homes start to sell off, in 2009, the market will start to perk back up. Therefore, 2008 is...