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Lane County Real Estate Market Builds
The sellers’ market in Lane County housing grew even stronger in March, as average home sale prices continued to climb, according to the latest report from the Regional Multiple ...

May 2017 Events
Festival of Quilts  May 12-13Doggie Dash  May 13St. Johns Bizarre  May 13Seaside Spring Wine Walk  May 13Mother's Day Brunch  May 14UFO Festival  May ...

Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Efficient
There are a lot of ways to make your home more efficient but it also depends on your budget. From expensive to cheap fixes, here are some simple ways to make your home more energy ...

Early Signs Point To Another Competitive Year In Real Estate
If you thought 2017 might bring some relief in the real estate market, think again.Barring a sudden influx of new inventory, new numbers from the Regional Multiple Listing Service ...

2017 Portland April Events
Tulip Festival  Apr 7-30Ballet  Apr 13-22Spring Beer & Wine Fest  Apr 14-15Old House Revival Tour  Apr 15Easter in the Pearl District  Apr 15Rabbit Romp at...

Alaska Airlines Announces New Longhaul Service From Portland Oregon And Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines and Virgin America today announces new daily, nonstop service between Portland, Oregon, and New York's John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) beginning N...

Small Format Target Coming To Site Of SE Portland Bowling Alley
A Southeast Portland bowling alley will be turned into a small-format Target store by July 2018.The Minneapolis-based retailer confirmed Tuesday it had signed a lease for the build...

Home Values Will Soar In These 40 Portland Neighborhoods
If you own your home, you're wondering how Portland's skyrocketing sales are impacting the value of your place. If you don't yet have a mortgage, but hope to, you may want to figur...

Oregons Coolest Coastal Towns
Though Oregon's wild and scenic coast is much more sparsely populated than its inland Western valleys, it boasts many highly sought-out communities.Thus, in the spirit of Portland ...

2017 Portland March Events
Cannon Beach Wine & Food Festival  Mar 9-12Spanish Guitar Performance  Mar 10Luck of the Irish Show  Mar 10Portland Women's Expo  Mar 11Winter Blues Festival&nb...

How To Come Up With A Down Payment
Coming up with a down payment for your first home may seem difficult but there are several ways to get that down payment. If you're going for an FHA loan you may not only need 3.5%...

Oregon Jobless Rate At Lowest Point In At Least Four Decades
Oregon unemployment fell to 4.3 percent last month, its lowest point in at least 41 years. That's how long economists have been calculating employment figures using comparable meth...

Portland 5th Fastest Changing City In US
Many Portlanders believe their city is rapidly changing. Some changes are welcome, like the increasing food and craft beer scenes. Others are controversial, including the growing n...

What Buyers Are Looking For In 2017 Home Trends
If you're considering selling your home in Portland this year it's a good idea to do a little bit of research on what buyers are really looking for. In a recent article by Inman Ma...

Where Homes Sold The Fastest In 2016
A glimpse at Portland neighborhoods in which homes sold the fastest reveals that the residences stayed on the market for fewer days than they did a year earlier.That said, those ho...

7 Must Dos For The First Time Homebuyer
Buying your first home can be nerve-racking. As a first-time homebuyer, you will navigate a process that might include uncertainty, excitement, confusion and frustration.But prepar...

Oregon Is One Of Top Moving Destinations In US
Oregon is one of the top moving destinations in the United States, according to recent migration studies.Oregon had the second-highest percentage of inbound moves, with 957 sh...

Portland 2017 February Events
Film & Music Festival  Feb 3-5Chinese New Year  Feb 3-12Wine & Chocolate Pairing  Feb 4-5 & Feb 11-12Winter Bike Ride  Feb 12Valentine's Day at the Winery ...

3 REASONS TO CONSIDER SELLING
3 REASONS TO CONSIDER SELLINGPropertunity is KnockingHave you thought about moving lately but you have no idea what you might be able to afford in today's market? The first step to...

For Sale Stunning 3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Home In Vancouver WA
15317 SE Evergreen Hwy  Vancouver, WA 98683$750,000 - 3 bed, 3 bath, 3,052 sq ft - One of a kind Evergreen Highway home with beautiful views of the Columbia River an...

Making The Most Of Your Home Inspection
 The home inspection is a vital opportunity homeowners can take advantage and learn as much about their property as possible. We urge all homebuyers have a professional home i...

Milwaukie Basks In MAX Orange Lines Economic Glow
One year in, and Milwaukie is already feeling the Orange Line's economic glow.City officials say home sales and property values have seen double-digit growth, in no small part to t...

New Hip Neighborhoods On The Rise Milwaukie Vancouver And Woodstock
We all know their names: Northwest 23rd. The Pearl. Hawthorne. Alberta Arts District. And the Mississippi neighborhood.They're Portland’s hottest and hippest -- and therefore inc...

2016 Portland November Events
Northwest Filmmakers' Festival  Nov 10-15Veterans Day Parade  Nov 11Holiday Food & Gift Festival  Nov 11-13Portland Beer & Music Festival  Nov 12Northwest Food ...

Interest Rates Remain At Historic Lows But For How Long
Interest Rates Remain at Historic Lows… But for How Long?The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment; The higher the rate, the gre...

Why You Should Not Make Any Major Credit Purchases
Don't go on a spending spree using credit if you are thinking about buying a home or in the process of buying a new home. Your mortgage pre-approval is subject to a final eval...

Build A Plan Of Action And Get Ready
Buying a home will probably rank as one of the biggest personal investments one can make. Being organized and in control will contribute significantly to getting the best home deal...

Finding The Right Seller
The best seller is one who is highly motivated. A highly motivated seller is more likely to sell for less than his or her house is worth. And it matters that you find out why; lear...

Getting A Legitimate Lender And Getting PreApproved
It used to be those buyers could go house shopping and when they have found their dream home, then they go to get pre-approved. However, in today's market, that has proven to be on...

Why You Should Not Make Any Major Credit Purchases
Don't go on a spending spree using credit if you are thinking about buying a home or in the process of buying a new home. Your mortgage pre-approval is subject to a final eval...

Why Use A Buyers Agent
It's important that you choose an experienced agent who is there for you. Your agent should be actively finding you potential homes, keeping you informed of the entire process, neg...

Awsome New Website
We are proud to announce our brand new spiffy website. Please look around, let us know if you like it and  if there is anything we can help you with.  Thank you!...


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