Category Archives: #portland

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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Springtime brings out the best in Portland!

It’s easy to love Spring in Portland, and the fact that there are tons – TONS – of fun events to enjoy makes it even better. Here are some to explore. Tulip Festival April 1 – May 3, 2015 See 40 acres of tulips and daffodils in bloom, visit the gift shop & cafe, andContinue Reading

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Do you know someone moving to Portland in 2015? You probably do!

We’re over a week into 2015, which sounds very futuristic. So where is my flying car? I remember somebody saying there would be flying cars. Yet, my car hasn’t left the ground since that time I took a speed bump on SE Lincoln too fast. It’s still the same car. It hasn’t changed, and itContinue Reading

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Value and Space Are So Very Subjective

I was on vacation in New York City last week, taking a walking tour of the Greenwich Village and Chelsea neighborhoods. While on tour, the guide pointed out a street that had front yards – Actual front yards! – and was clearly excited about this 3-foot-deep patch of grass. My first instinct was to laugh,Continue 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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Expect more Micro Houses around Portland

The nation’s population is predicted to grow by 150 million in the next 40 years, we can expect at least a few of those people to be here in Portland. To poorly paraphrase Mark Twain: they’re not making more land. Instead we must learn to live on it more efficiently (read: tiny footprint), as describedContinue Reading

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July Market Action – Inventory

RMLS (Regional Multiple Listing Service) has released the residential review for the Portland Metro area. NAR (National Association of Realtors) also put out numbers, you can read their report here. As expected the pending sales that were generated as part of the tax credit have closed, so the number of sales has dropped significantly (bothContinue Reading

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OPEN HOUSE Sunday 15th Aug 1p-4p

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New Listing – University Park Custom Home

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Warm Fuzzies

I ran across these wonderful creations and LOVE them! Yes it’s knit, Yes it’s gloves, wraps & scarves. Yes it’s hot here right now but it never stays this way. She’s local and her stuff is so cute I just had to share. Did I mention the hand bags…I’ve gotta make room in my closet!Continue Reading

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Farmers’ Markets

Farmers’ Market’s I Love them, here are a few in the area you should check out. Hollywood Farmers’ MarketNE Hancock /44th & 45thMay – OctSat: 8am – 1pm Interstate Farmers’ MarketOverlook Pk N Fremont/InterstateMid May – SeptWed: 3pm – 7pm Lents Farmers’ MarketSE 92nd & SE Foster RdMid June – Mid OctSun: 9am – 2pmContinue Reading

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Zoo Tunes

Thought this Zoo Concert info was good.I’m thinking the Tears for Fears would be a good one to go to with some friends. Zoo Tunes Wednesday ConcertsShows Start at 7:00 p.m. ($10.50 General Admission)June 17th – Femi Kuti and The Positive ForceJune 24th – Sly & Robbie and the Taxi GangJuly 1st – The 234thContinue Reading

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Forbes Ranks Portland, 7th of America’s Fittest Cities

Health Lists & RankingsAmerica’s Fittest CitiesRebecca Ruiz, 05.26.09 A new report looks at 30 different measures to determine which cities’ residents are healthiest. In Depth: America’s Fittest Cities When it comes to healthy living, Washington, D.C., is seldom mentioned in the same breath as cities like San Francisco, Portland, Ore., and Seattle, all of whichContinue Reading

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Classic Craftsman

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Buy Local Tip: Guitar Enthusiasts meet your new Love

Some time back I meet a great guy named Jiri Fercak, he’s a carpenter and makes great cabinets. I loved his work so I had him build some cabinets for me. I’ve referred him to friends and they too love his work. Now I come to find Jiri embarking on, what I will call aContinue Reading

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Portland how I love thee

So I was recently ask to send a postcard to one of my cousins for a school project. The postcard was to be from family members, it should be from the city they live in and if they could include a note about the city, weather or things they like about their city.I was ableContinue Reading

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Why we LOVE Portland

So I found some old ‘Best of’ I thought were nice to see.I did a quick check and added a few new ones.Feel free to add any you know of, I’m sure there are so much more.How can you not LOVE Portland.________________________________________________________________________________ * Most Courteous Drivers in the Country., Auto-Vantage, Norwalk, Conn* #1 Bike CommutingContinue Reading

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Welcome

Hello to you.I will tell you I’m not much of a ‘wordsmith’.I’m much more of a reader.I will from time to time key in on real estate information I think you should know or about a ‘great find’ or fun fact about the city I love, Portland.But for the most part I will post RealContinue Reading

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