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In this forum we will offer discussions on a wide variety of subjects, but focus on Portland Metro and real estate. Hopefully our insights and experiences will inform, educate, challenge and entertain our readers week after week.
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Pending home sales haven't looked this good in two years and actual closed sales are looking good too.  The stock market is coming back and the countries exports are rising faster than our imports.  Things can still trip up our recovery.  The inventory is finally ready to go down but some home ow...
09/22/2009
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Q.  Recently I have had a couple sale agreements come across my desk for bank properties. In both cases none of the contracts were signed and the deals were sent to escrow with only buyer’s signatures. What is the proper procedure with files like this when an asset manager refuses or is not will...
09/16/2009
The Tony and Libby Kelly Group | Keller Williams Portland Premiere | 503-753-7300 31517 SW Orchard Drive, Wilsonville, OR Stunning Moreys Landing Traditional. This exquisitely remodeled Wilsonville home features soaring vaulted ceilings, modern designer interior colors, g 4BR/2.5BA Single Family...
09/04/2009
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Everyone should now know about the economic stimulus package, the credit is good for up to $8,000, or 10% of the purchase price, and applies to people who have not owned a home in the previous three years. Unlike previous credits, this one does not have to be repaid.  Obviously this is something ...
08/31/2009
The Tony and Libby Kelly Group | Keller Williams Portland Premiere | 503-753-7300 13672 SW Willow Top Lane, Tigard, OR Spectacular Light and Bright Bull Mountain Gem. This elegantly appointed home features slate tile flooring, vaulted ceilings, cook's kitchen 4BR/3.5BA Single Family House offere...
08/28/2009
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It looks as thought the housing market maybe turning around.  Home prices posted their first quarterly increase in three years.  The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller's U.S. National Home Price Index released Tuesday rose nearly 3 percent from the first quarter. Home prices are about the same level ...
08/25/2009
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Homes have not been this affordable in nearly two decades.  In the second quarter of this year the typical American family, making the nation's median income of $64,000 a year, could afford to buy 72.3% of all homes sold in the United States.  The same time last year it was only 55% of homes.  Th...
08/20/2009
July Residential Highlights   Closed sales in the Portland metro area for July 2009 eclipsed last July’s total by 8.6%, marking the first time same month closed sales have increased since April 2007. Pending sales also grew 8.3%. New listings dropped 25.4%. Comparing July 2009 with June 2009, clo...
08/14/2009
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A new study by the Pew Research Center has found that those who call the suburbs home are noticeably more satisfied with their community than those of cities, small towns or rural areas. The study shows that 42 percent of suburbanites give their community high marks.  The categories include cost ...
08/10/2009
This website, http://www.walkscore.com/, is a great resourse for researching a neighborhood.  Not only will it help you get a feeling for the type of area you are looking at but it will also help you find restaurants, grocery stores, parks and entertainment that are located near you. There is als...
07/31/2009
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In this forum we will offer discussions on a wide variety of subjects, but focus on Portland Metro and real estate. Hopefully our insights and experiences will inform, educate, challenge and entertain our readers week after week.