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Portland is hot and so is the Real Estate Market

Houses are selling fast in Portland these days, and the process of buying a house can sometimes feel like taking on a second job. Having a knowledgable and experienced real estate agent makes all the difference in the world. This picture perfect one level condo was just sold by Rose City Realtors. It’s a greatContinue Reading

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Buying a home in Portland, Oregon

Portland real estate is in a crazy place right now. The market is very competitive with low inventory and rising costs of homes. It can be a tough time to buy or an amazing time to sell, depending on which side of the coin you’re on. Having an experienced real estate agent to help leadContinue Reading

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Charming Home Sold By Rose City Realtors

This lovely house on NE 70th in Portland was just sold by Rose City Realtors. Incredibly charming home on a rare oversized lot. This spacious, well-kept home is as solid as they come. Boasts a large living room and dining room, two spacious main floor bedrooms. Enjoy the upstairs master suite or retreat to theContinue Reading

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When it Comes to Inspections, Wish for Rain

It was another sunny weekend here in Portland.¬†Though I am definitely a fan of the fair weather on a personal level, professionally I secretly curse the lack of winter rain. Searching for a home in winter can have it’s disadvantages – the inventory can be scarce as sellers wait until spring to put their homesContinue Reading

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Looking a the Silver Lining, Not the Cloud

Housing market’s silver lining – Jun. 21, 2011 I thought this article from CNN Money was a good read if you’re interested in what’s going to happen with the real estate market. It makes the point that the tough housing market isn’t all bad. It’s great for first time buyers and makes homes more affordableContinue Reading

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OPEN Sunday 23 May 1p-4p

Stylish Starter Home This Glendoveer cottage has been lovingly remodeled. The open floor plan helps to take advantage of the light shining through the new windows, it has new flooring and a newer roof. The stainless steel appliances in the kitchen are included. Step outside into the oversized lot and it’s a few short stepsContinue Reading

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First-Time Buyer Tax Credit Expires Nov 30th, For Now….

For the most part I think buyers should keep in mind the extension has NOT passed. If you are looking to take advantage of the tax credit, just plan on closing before November 30th. ____________________ Source: Washington Post Writers Group, Kenneth R. Harney (08/22/2009) First-Time Buyer Tax Credit Extension Possible Bills to extend the maximumContinue Reading

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