Category Archives: portland real estate

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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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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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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Plenty of Charm in this Portland Bungalow

This wonderful Bungalow in the Elmhurst neighborhood just sold by Rose City Realtors. A real charming house with an inviting covered porch. The house has lovely hardwood floors on the main level and in the living and dining rooms. The new owners will keep cozy with wood burning fireplace in the living room. Lots ofContinue 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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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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Real Estate Timing in the Fall

People often ask us about market timing. When is the best time to search for a new home? When is the best time to put our home on the market? The real answer is that there is no real answer. Trying to play the market is a lot like gambling. Sometimes you win, sometimes youContinue Reading

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Kitchen Ideas on Tour

Portland’s Architectural Heritage Center is hosting their annual Kitchen Revival Tour this coming weekend. The tour opens restored and remodeled kitchens to the public. The focus, as you might imagine from the Architectural Heritage Center, is on kitchens that have retained the feel of the period in which they were built. It’s a great sourceContinue Reading

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Home Staging 101 – a few tips

By Andrew Hill http://newhomes.move.com/ Having trouble moving from “for sale” to “sold”?  In this buyer’s market, you are not alone. But there are a few important steps you can take to help yourself standout from the pack. The best thing to do in nearly every situation will be hiring a realtor. Our knowledge of realContinue 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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Plan to Make Your Spring Beautiful – Get Ideas Feb. 17 to 19 2012

Spring is coming, and no blustery wind can blow hard enough to keep it from greening our beautiful city. Though the days are still cold and (occasionally) rainy, now is the time to think about what you want to plant and plan for in the warmer days ahead. If you’re in need of planning ideas,Continue 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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