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Apparently Corvallis Oregon is the place to be if you don't want to have to worry about things like terrorists, extreme weather or job loss. Farmers Insurance has ranked the security of small and large cities by looking at things like crime statistics, extreme weather, risk of natural disasters,...
For the fourth year in a row, Portland, Oregon has been topping the list of most sustainable city in the United States. SustainLane.com has ranked the 50 biggest U.S. cities by their sustainability and Portland has been number one since the beginning (2005). “Sustainable” is of course a term th...
August Residential Highlights Market activity in the Portland metro area appears to have slowed in August, compared to the same period a year ago. Comparing August this year with that of August 2007, new listings dropped 27.1%. Closed sales were off last year’s pace by 30.7%, while pendin...
Houses in Sunnyvale, Calif. are typically on the market for 66 days, making it the fastest-selling real estate market in the country. Sadly, that is more than double what it was a year ago when it was just 31 days on the market. Buyers are in a "wait and see" state of mind no matter where they li...
Portland Oregon has been listed in the top 5 "greenest" cities. Portland is in the Pacific Northwest and has more than 500,000 people. It has been a model of sustainable living for decades. They are recognized for smartly mixing urban and outdoor spaces. Portland did not wait for it to become ...
There is no doubt that we are in a buyer's market. A rock-bottom price just isn't enough for buyers these days; they're just getting warmed up. If you have your house on the market, offers are not pouring in and buyers know it. Demanding new furnaces, new carpet or new air conditioners is not ...