Uncategorized How does your neighborhood rate? 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.
Uncategorized Water-saving landscape ideas 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 […]
Uncategorized Neighborhoods By the Numbers is Here 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!
Uncategorized So…what exactly IS a CMA? 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 […]
Uncategorized Thinking of adding an addition or building from scratch? 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!
Uncategorized Because I always love sharing good news! Real Estate Inc. The Portland area's 2015 home sales get off to a powerful start Feb 13, 2015, 10:06am PST Share on Google +Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterEmail this article Enlarge Photo Andy Dean Current residential inventory in the Portland area is about 3.4 months.     Jon Bell Staff Reporter-Portland Business Journal […]
Uncategorized Is it time for you to refinance? It just might be… 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 […]
Uncategorized New lending guidelines…good news for those seeking loans 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!
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Uncategorized Thanksgiving emergency fixes 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 […]
Uncategorized Don’t be cold: Tips to get your furnace up to snuff. 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/
Uncategorized Questions about your tax bill? This article provides a bit of insight into why you may be seeing a jump in your bill this year:  http://www.oregonlive.com/front-porch/index.ssf/2014/10/property_tax_bills_go_up_as_ta.html Give us a call for more information or further questions!
Uncategorized Fall gardening guide Now is the perfect time (showers mean it's time to put away those hoses!) to get your fall garden underway, and put some thought into what bulbs you want bursting forth in the spring.  Sunset Magazine has a fabulous fall gardening guide.  Click here for some fantatic ideas!  And, as always, feel free to give us […]
Uncategorized Pumpkin patch season is here!
Uncategorized Thinking of ‘moving up?’ Now might be just the right time for you to move on up…or maybe not.  Check out the following article from Realty Times to see if this is the best decision for you at this time.  And feel free to call us to see what your home is currently worth, and what's out there on the […]
Uncategorized Champagne remodeling on a beer budget Check out Houselogic's ten clever tips for some easy, DIY remodeling pizzazz.  If anyone does #10, you must have me over to see it (I'll bring my disco glam gear).  http://www.houselogic.com/photos/home-improvement/cheap-remodeling-ideas-that-add-elegance/slide/ceiling-is-believing/#ceiling-is-believing You can also sign up to get regular tips and updates from them…they have lots of fantastic ideas!
Uncategorized Late summer homeowner checklist It's sad to admit it, but summer is winding down, and that nip of autumn is in the air.  Click here for a late summer checklist of things to take care of around the house.  You'll be glad you did! utm_campaign=cust_nl_aug2014&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ahsemail&utm_content=checklist_title&full=true
Uncategorized Excellent first-time home buyer advice If you're a first-time home buyer, or you know someone who is thinking about buying their first home, this link will take you to some excellent advice:  http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/buyersadvice1/item/30229-20140828-the-best-advice-for-first-time-home-buyers As always, please feel free to contact us for help with any and all of your real estate needs!
Uncategorized Fastest selling neighborhoods. If you're looking to buy in a certain area, it's good to know how quickly homes typically get snatched up (and be ready to pounce!).  Click here to see the 25 neighborhoods where homes sold the fastest (in Q2 of this year):  http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/real-estate-daily/2014/08/the-25-portland-neighborhoods-where-homes-sell-the.html
Uncategorized Portland’s rental prices on the rise Yet another reason to buy a home…rental prices in Portland continue to climb:  http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/real-estate-daily/2014/07/portlands-average-apartment-rents-soar-as-market.html?iana=ind_rre
Uncategorized Which Portland suburb is one of the nation’s top 10 places to raise children? If you guessed Lake Oswego, you hit the nail on the head!  Check out this recent article from the Portland Business Journal:  http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/real-estate-daily/2014/07/which-portland-suburb-is-one-of-the-nations-top-10.html