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Listen to an overview of Nick Krautter's 2014 Real Estate Market Report.  Find out why now might be the best time to invest in the Portland Real Estate market, and most importantly, why real estate is a better long term investment that the stock market.  This is an overview of the 2014 Real Esta...
04/02/2014
Portland Triplex Case Study  To illustrate the value of investing in real estate I’m going to share a story of a triplex I own in North Portland. I’m also including the actual APOD [Annual Property Operating Data] Please note that the APOD is from 2012 and I have since increased rents and repair...
04/02/2014
Distressed Properties  While the distressed property market is smaller as a percentage of available property it can still be a great way to invest. But what do distressed properties really mean to you as an investor? REO (aka) Bank Owned:  1. Condition: Many REO [real estate owned by a bank] pro...
04/02/2014
  Your Real Estate Team Real Estate Broker: A good broker should be the main point of contact in your team. They need to know market trends and have a solid understanding of the continual changes in contracts, lending, disclosures, and types of inspections. When selling, your agent should have a...
04/02/2014
  Unique Benefits of Real Estate 1. Leverage: You can use debt to acquire larger properties and increase your cash on cash return in properties with positive leverage. [I’ll explain these terms in detail later in the report]. Residential: Up to 90% Loan to Value Commercial: Up to 75% LTV Apartme...
04/02/2014
Current Opportunities in Portland   In the years between 2004 and 2007 there was a manic nature to the market and many people were buying property on speculation that double digit increases in value would continue indefinitely. During the following 5 years the market corrected to levels where af...
04/02/2014
  2014 Portland Real Estate Report   Welcome to the 2014 Portland Oregon real estate report! My goal is to give you an inside view on what happened in the Portland real estate market in 2013 and my projections on where we are headed in 2014. I will start by sharing market trends and current oppo...
04/02/2014
Sales Volume Warms Up 613 homes were sold in Portland in March, up 121 from February. Rising prices mixed with low inventory have the number of homes changing hands still very low. Wild cards: Interest rates have dropped again which should help buyers afford higher purchase prices. Sellers are li...
04/02/2014
This gorgeous bungalow sits on one of the coveted triangular corner lots giving you unparalleled space. Formal living and dining room with hardwoods and fireplace. Private fenced back yard with shed. Tons of potential in large basement. Driveway and carport for parking. New roof in 2012 plus newe...
02/19/2014
CBSNews.com recently projected (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/top-10-real-estate-trends-for-2014/) Portland, OR as one of the trending real estate markets for the 2014 year.  The article predicts that this is mainly due to "investors, developers and builders" gaining more interest in the Portland m...
01/21/2014
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