The Portland Business Journal has compiled a list of the the 25 Portland-area zip codes with the highest average home price for first quarter of this year. How does your neighborhood (or future neighborhood) rate? Click here to see.
As you may have heard, our annual area snowpack is about 8% of what it usually is this time of year, which means probable water restrictions coming our way. What can you do to keep water usage down while maintaining a beautiful exterior of your home? Click here for six excellent water-saving ideas to incorporate into your landscaping. As always, feel free to contact us with any quesitons!
Portland Monthly's annual survey of all things neighborhoods is out. Click here to explore a wealth of information on your current and future neighborhoods. As always, please feel free to contact us with any and all of your real estate needs!
You've probably heard of realtors doing a CMA for your property, but may have wondered just exactly what that is. CMA stands for competitive or comparative market analysis. Click here for a brief overview of what you should know about CMAs. And, of course, please let me know if you'd like my team to put one together for your home!
When hiring an architect to design changes to your home, or building a new one, it can be tough to know what questions to ask. Click here for Sunset's guide to hiring an architect. As always, please feel free to contact us with any and all of your real estate needs!
This article from the Wall Street Journal explains the new regulations around FHA loans and how that may affect you. Low mortgage rates paired with rising home prices and these new guidelines may create just the right conditions for a favorable refinance. As always, please feel free to call us if you have any questions or would like further information.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's new guidelines should make it easier for borrows to secure loans. Click here for a link to CNN's article for more information. And, as always, please feel free to call me to discuss!
The turkey's in the oven, the gravy's simmerring on the stove, all is going well and then BAM! a Thanksgiving emergency arises. From unexpected guest list changes to gravy 911's, Sunset's top 15 emergency solutions are a handy item to have in your back pocket. Have a fabulous Thanksgiving! And, as always, we are here for any and all of your real estate needs.
The damp cold is here, and your furnace may need a little TLC to get itself running to its best ability. Click here for easy to follow tips to get everything running smoothly: http://www.homestructions.com/general/furnace-maintenance-tips/