Category Archives: Housing

Bright White Walls. Timeless, but maybe not in the kitchen.

For years its been said that white walls when selling a house are a big turn off. The color of indecision, the perfect way to show flaws… But it looks like attitudes toward white paint are changing. This piece by Wall Street Journal highlights the many reasons why white might be the best pick whenContinue Reading

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Sold by Rose City Realtors: Gorgeous Portland Plaza Condo

Finding the right home can be tricky. Sometimes it takes months and months of searching, but when you know, you know. This gorgeous Portland Plaza condo was just sold by Rose City Realtors and we’re so happy to welcome the new owner home. This downtown condo swept us off our feet with its stunning cityContinue Reading

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Buying in September? Great Idea!

We all know this truth: Portland has been HOT this summer. And you know I’m not just talking about the weather. RMLS statistics revealed that July 2015 boasted the most home sales on record for the Portland Metro area. Despite the seller’s market driving multiple offers, low inventory, and some very weary buyers, Portland isn’tContinue Reading

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Stolen: A Klamath Falls House (an actual house, off the foundation). If you see it call Klamath Falls police

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County sheriff’s deputies have a bizarre mystery on their hands. A house was stolen. KOBI-TV reports the 1,200-square-foot home from the Sprague River area was reported missing on Tuesday, Feb. 24. “We had a complete home stolen. This isn’t a motor home, this isn’t a mobile home and this isContinue Reading

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Is It Possible to Turn Your Current Home Into Investment Property?

If you’ve ever considered keeping your current home as a rental, and using this “buyer’s market” to get into your dream home, 2012 will be the time to seriously consider it. There are a lot of factors indicating that this is probably a wise decision if you have the means. Below are just a few thingsContinue Reading

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HUD Secretary Announces Monetization of Tax Credit at NAR Real Estate Summit

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2009 Shaun Donovan, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, said that the Federal Housing Administration is going to permit its lenders to allow homeowners to use the $8,000 tax credit as a downpayment. Donovan’s remarks came in an address to several thousand Realtors® gathered this morning at TheContinue Reading

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