Portland’s Japanese Gardens Expansion

Portland’s Japanese Gardens Expansion The Portland Japanese Gardens largest improvement in decades, an expansion to accommodate an increasing number of visitors, is finally complete. The $33.5 million, the 20-month-long expansion project was on time and ready to be enjoyed.  The Cultural Village provides a place where visitors can immerse themselves… Read More…

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Real Estate Market Update 2019

Looking back at 2018 and what to expect in 2019. 2018 was a transition year for real estate. We started off in the same Seller’s market we had been experiencing since the beginning of 2016. Low inventory, low interest rates, and high demand. In late June we started noticing a… Read More…

New Construction Homes in Lake Oswego

I get asked about new construction in Lake Oswego all the time so writing this post should answer a number of questions. First off, Lake Oswego is a very mature community (I’m not talking about the age of the residents). The last large planned development was built in the… Read More…

How to Sell Your Rentals and Avoid Capital Gains Tax

Pay 0% Capital Gains Tax Rate The current tax laws enacted for 2018 combined with some old tax laws allowing certain “low income” individuals to not be taxed on the gain realized from the sale of assets.  This provides an opportunity for some investors in real estate to avoid costly… Read More…

Need Help to Rent a Home in Portland?

Looking for a Real Estate Broker that can help you find the perfect home to rent in the Portland Metro Area?  We are not property managers, we are real estate brokers that represent a program that allows qualified tenants to choose the home they would like to rent from the… Read More…

Sledding Mt Hood

Sledding, Tubing, Playing in the Snow on Mt Hood

Thinking about sledding, tubing or just playing in the snow?  For many families, a trip to the mountains (Mt. Hood) to see the snow and enjoy some family fun outdoors is a once a year or so event. An exciting day of adventure, with much anticipation.  But if you don’t… Read More…

Time to Sell Rental Homes in Portland

Why you shouldn’t buy Rentals in Portland. And why it might be time to sell any you own. Most Real Estate investors buy one or two rental properties to hold onto, expecting them to pay for themselves with rental income over time and eventually be a source of net income… Read More…