When Do I Need a Permit to Remodel?

You have the vision and you can see it now, however, you’re not completely sure how to get there. You wish it was as easy as snapping your fingers or making a wish, but sometimes getting that brand-new kitchen or living room isn’t as easy as it seems. From the… Read More…

5 Tips for Buyers in a Competitive Housing Market

When home inventory is low, prices tend to rise and trying to buy a house in this type of market can make the already overwhelming process of buying a home even more difficult. Get through the home buying process with as little stress as possible with these tips: Figure out a budget and stick… Read More…

About to Buy a House? Put Your Credit on Lockdown

Buying a house can be both a thrilling and simultaneously nerve-racking experience. One of the reasons that the home buying process can be stressful — besides the fact that it’s likely the biggest purchase most people ever make — is the daunting qualification process that takes place when applying for a mortgage. During the process,… Read More…

This Week in Real Estate with Jason Waugh

* Single Family Sector is Rare Winner in Construction Spending Report. The total amount of construction put in place nationally fell in April, but continues at a pace higher than at the same point in 2016. The U.S. Census Bureau puts the seasonally adjusted annual rate of spending on all… Read More…

Rents Appreciating Faster in Suburbs as Demand Grows

Renters up against increasing rent costs in popular cities have steadily spread outward for lower rent—but now, costs are climbing in suburban areas outside of the city, too. In fact, according to a recent report by Zillow, rent is increasing faster in suburban areas than urban ones. With the median rental… Read More…

This Week in Real Estate with Jason Waugh

* Existing-Home Sales Slip 2.3 Percent in April; Days on Market Falls to Under a Month. Stubbornly low supply levels held down existing-home sales in April and also pushed the median number of days a home was on the market to a new low of 29 days, according to the… Read More…

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Portland Metro Appreciation

I have been tracking the Portland Metro Appreciation (or depreciation) for the last 17 years on my website www.Jolynne.com  The number comes from the Regional Multiple Listing Service or MLS for short.  This is the most accurate source of information because it is based on homes actually sold through… Read More…