The Value of Eco-Friendly Features

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Oregon home buyers are more interested that ever in eco-friendly features. Earth-friendly appliances, finishes, and upgrades often tip the scales toward one home and fetch higher sale prices because buyers recognize the cost-savings, increased comfort, and the importance of feeling good about the health and environmental impact of the place they call home. Check out this info graphic for the …

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Should I Buy or Rent in Portland, Oregon?

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The transition from renting to owning is a major financial step, but not as significant as you may think in the Portland, OR metro area. You’ll need a down payment of 3.5% – 10%, solid credit and a plan to live in the same place for long enough to make buying worth your time and money. 75% of renters say …

This Week in Real Estate 12/6/15

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Due to a healthy November employment report, This Week in Real Estate once again fueled speculation that the Fed will raise interest rates before years end. Below are a few of the highlights from the first week in December that influence our business:   * 35 Percent of U.S. Markets at New All-Time Home Price Peaks. RealtyTrac released its October 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows that …

Portland is Home of the “Cat Lady” 11/22/15

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The Rose City is known for many things, from its micro-brews and bridges to its affinity for facial hair. Now Portland has laid claim to a new title- “home of the cat lady.” New data shows Portland is home to more single women with cats than any other U.S. city, coming in at around 10 percent of the single female …