PORTLAND Weekend Planner: Something for Everyone!

Portland is not only in the middle of a massive heat wave, but it’s approaching a weekend full of countless opportunities for fun! Here are just a few highlights! For a full list of things to do scroll to the bottom. For the oh-my-gosh-this-week-was-terrible folk: THURSDAY EARLY ESCAPE CONCERT SERIESRead More…

Real Estate Market Conditions – Portland, OR

  While the managing director of the S&P Dow Jones Indices, as well as other economists, contend housing is not repeating a bubble that preceded the Great Recession, ATTOM Data Solutions released This Week in Real Estate that homeowners who sold during the second quarter realized the highest average price… Read More…

What You Don’t Know About Your Homeowners’ Policy

Protecting your home, property and possessions is extremely important—so understanding things like coverage available for earthquakes and floods, liability coverage and how to shop for homeowners’ insurance are important, too. You don’t want to spend too much, but you want to be sure you have the right amount of coverage… Read More…

Confidence in Housing Again at All-Time High

Confidence in housing is again at an all-time high in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), showing the share of home sellers who believe now is a good time to sell reaching a new record in June—a sure sign of a seller’s market. The HPSI overall posted 88.3,… Read More…

The Value of a Realtor in a Low Inventory Market

Low inventory is the foremost issue in the housing market, with no let-up in the impossible demand for the few homes available for sale. Supply shortages, according to at least one constituent, are now the No. 1 barrier of entry for homebuyers. Fifty-eight percent of mortgage professionals recently surveyed by… Read More…

This Week in Real Estate

With the summer selling season in full swing This Week in Real Estate, The Conference Board released its Consumer Confidence Index finding the present situation index rose to a nearly 16-year high. Below are a few highlights from the last week of June that influence our business: Consumer Confidence Gets Stronger… Read More…

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…