Overlook (Portland, OR)
By Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"
(Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR)
This bright & sunny 1926 English style home in Portland OR was recently staged and offers hardwood floors, arches, and extra-wide crown moldings MLS 10001126;  3 Bedrooms and 2,039 sq ft including a full basement The living room has a beautiful fireplace and lots of windows The dining room has original glass built ins and a lovely arch along with the same wide crown molding The remodeled kitchen offers maple cabinets and a tile floor along with S/S appliances This vintage home is filled with charm and character! For more info contact Wendy Snyder ~ Portland Creative Realtors @ 503-810-6470
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By Sara Goodwin, Portland, Oregon Appraiser
(Ashcroft & Associates)
It's September Eleventh.  I started out my morning a bit melancholy; reading news stories saluting those who had fallen eight years ago.  Had it really been that long?  Strange sensations of feeling connected yet disconnected from that day and the path in which it has detoured all of our lives. It wasn't until the date had really sunken in that I realized I wanted to and could properly honor the emergency teams in the presence of working firemen.  Today was the last day of the controlled burn that was happening down the street from my home.                          For about a year now I had been bemoaning this project that would obliterate an entire city block.  The owner of the land had determined that it was a lucrative decision to annihilate this block of bungalows and replace them ...
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By Sara Goodwin, Portland, Oregon Appraiser
(Ashcroft & Associates)
With the fall of creative financing and option of home buying becoming less available to a larger piece of our demographic, some people are clinging to the idea of co-housing or shared living communities.  One such community is happing just down the street.  The Daybreak Cohousing Community has ‘broken ground' on a new project.  When I say broken, I mean dismantled a great set of ‘horse shoe apartments' circa 1943 (that were in decent condition and rather iconic to the neighborhood in my eyes) in preparation for their new fancy building. Knowing my past experiences with roommates, I'm sure that this would never be my calling.  But I am fascinated in the Daybreak community's plight.  First off (and perhaps unfairly and incorrectly), I think of people that want to participate in commune-s...
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By Sara Goodwin, Portland, Oregon Appraiser
(Ashcroft & Associates)
  Today I took a few moments to find some properties in my own neighborhood where there is still money to be made in the art of ‘flipping'.   I singled out a few properties in the area where some investment gurus have made some minor to major changes and are still coming out ahead even in this debatable housing market slump.    This property was sold for $240,000 9/07 and is now pending at $350,000 (as of 5/08).   Before       After   This property was sold for $220,000 7/07 and again for $346,500 1/08.       Before       After   This property was sold for $230,000 6/07 and again for $374,800 2/08.       Before       After   This property was sold for $220,000 7/07 and again for $390,000 11/07  Before (this property sold in '0' days, so don't blame the Realtor for not taking photos :-) ...
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By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
 Are you getting all of the business you want from the Internet? According to the National Association of Realtor's (R) in a recent article Recent_Field_Guide_Article_written_by_Russell_Carlson :80% of Home Buyer's used the Internet as a source81% of Internet Home Buyer's also used a real estate agent74% of Buyer's who searched online drove by or looked at a home they first saw onlineThis is Huge. For all those that feel they can still do business the old way and say that they just do not get along with computers these stats and this story should be the hand writing on the wall for you.I receive notifications daily from  my_Buyer's_Web_Site_&_MLS_Portal  of the new people (typically Buyer's) who have signed up, like Peter and Jessie. I waited a couple of days like normal before sending ...
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By Sara Goodwin, Portland, Oregon Appraiser
(Ashcroft & Associates)
   Every day I walk my neighborhood and mostly admire, sometimes dislike the architecture.  No matter what I feel about the outward appearance of the house, the entire grouping makes up the neighborhood that I love to live in.  With the collage of houses, come the residents that share my admiration.  The decades have morphed the neighborhood appeal into a mishmash of styles, sizes and designs.  The ebb and flow of economics have determined how large or small each new home will be.  It also determined when it made more sense to rejuvanate or tear down and rebuild a dilapidated structure. Like many inner-Portland neighborhoods, my neighborhood was mainly built up in the 1920s when bungalow and craftsman houses of that decade were built to keep the older farm houses (usually one per block)...
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