Portland, OR Real Estate News

By Brian Olsen, Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Group | Keller Williams
(Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn & Dunthorpe Neighborhoods, Waterfront, Luxury & Floating Homes)
Portland Haunted Houses   This is the time of year that folks start to pull out the holiday bins of decorations down from the rafters.    My children would not let me sleep right until I carried all the stuff to the edge of our garage. We lifted the lids off bins as if they were sealed tombs and the scary decorations emerged.    We spent hours hanging fun for everyone. They even talked me into doing the spider webs from hedge to hedge. The neighbors have accepted this with positive comments and thumbs up from many people.   I think we will be taking everything down on Saturday provided the weather's not horrible preventing us from packing the bins of SPIRIT HALLOWEEN away for another year.   Please send me your pictures and I will share them on our BLOG if you like.   LAKEOSWEGOVIEW.COM...
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By Brian Olsen, Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Group | Keller Williams
(Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn & Dunthorpe Neighborhoods, Waterfront, Luxury & Floating Homes)
TOTALLY copied from someone's great holiday list and too ghoul (good) to pass up!    Where do fashionable ghosts shop for sheets? [This one is so bad that it's actually quite good!] Bootiques. What do you call someone who puts poison in a person's corn flakes? A cereal killer. What do you get when you cross a vampire and a snowman? Frostbite. What do you get when you cross a werewolf and a vampire? A fur coat that fangs around your neck. What does a vampire never order at a restaurant? A stake sandwich. What do you call a witch in the desert? A sandwitch. What does a vampire fear the most? Tooth decay. Where did the vampire open his savings account? At a blood bank. Who do vampires buy their cookies from?  The Ghoul Scouts What do you get when you cross Bambi with a ghost? Bamboo. What ...
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By Brian Olsen, Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Group | Keller Williams
(Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn & Dunthorpe Neighborhoods, Waterfront, Luxury & Floating Homes)
Tax Increase - May Depend On Desirable Zip Codes REMEMBER...No State Sales Tax   Many of us are reading through our property tax statements arriving in the mail. Interesting fact is that some of us are in for some sticker shock as we follow the trend of rising home prices and past measures that went into effect. Back in 1990, Oregon's Measure 5 was voted into effect and tax relief capped taxes for education and general government for $5 and $10 respectively per $1,000 of a home's value. However, the cap can rise at the same rate as home prices because the limit is based on every $1,000 of real market value and not the assessed value.   PORTLAND'S Desirable ZIP CODE   Real market values are headed UP as the market recovers from our past economic downturn. You could see an increase in you...
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By Brian Olsen, Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Group | Keller Williams
(Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn & Dunthorpe Neighborhoods, Waterfront, Luxury & Floating Homes)
When we view Portland river property I like to take pictures of the blue sky and crisp clouds to get us through the grey months.  PORTLAND WATERFRONT PROPERTY Mr. Blue Sky is a song recorded by English band ELO Electric Light Orchestra.  Aboard the final mission of Space Shuttle Atlantis Mr. Blue Sky was played for astronaut Christopher Ferguson on DAY 3 of STS-135. We like out blue sky here too. Portlandia also like the rain. Sometimes I see more people running in the rain and walking their dogs through puddles then I see out on sunny days. Fall is here. Out on the Oregon Coast more then 4 inches of rain fell in under 24 hours. That's why I feature blue sky photos when reporters say brace yourselves for more raindrops. We LOVE blue & grey.   Here is a picture from Portland's waterfront...
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By Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ)
♥GREAT WINTER HOMES SPECIAL!♥   Maricopa 3Beds 2Baths Home for Sale in Rancho El Dorado  $139,000   41682 W Warren Lane 3Beds/2Baths  1480 SqFt of living space MLS# 5122381   You will love this kitchen that has loads of counter space, beautiful oak cabinetry and new white appliances with island.   Maricopa  3Beds 2Baths Home for Sale in Rancho El Dorado     Enjoy this completely landscaped backyard with tons of pavers and raised beds along the walls.  Very private with no homes directly behind this lot. COME AND SEE THIS WONDERFUL HOME TODAY!   A MUST SEE! This won't last long!!!   Located in the sprawling Golf Course community of Rancho El Dorado.   To Get a FREE and complete list of beautiful Homes for Sale in Maricopa AZ,   visit my website, www.FindMaricopaHomes.com    Thank you for...
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By Brian Olsen, Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Group | Keller Williams
(Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn & Dunthorpe Neighborhoods, Waterfront, Luxury & Floating Homes)
B might just stand for beautiful. Bankside is really a development of luxury town home style condominiums. This neighborhood located on the shore of the Willamette River called John's Landing. There are many recreational activities located close by and the dining is fantastic will some of Portland,s best eateries. The Corbett Fish House is near and so is Porcelli's, Jolly Roger and Cafe Du Berry.   PortlanD Condominium'S   Homeowners appreciate BIG views of Mt. Hood and the active Willamette River. River traffic is comprised of the Portland Spirit dinner cruise boat, graceful sailboats and recreational watercraft. The neighborhood of Dunthorpe is nearby and so is Tryon Creek park with walking trails and bike paths. Long after a day out exploring Oregon's memorable sights homeowners nest...
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By Julie Baldino, Opening Doors to New Chapters...
(Front Door Realty)
    7505 N Leavitt Ave, Portland, OR 97203 $126,500Single Family Home1 Bedroom1 BathroomInterior: 723 sqftMore Photos and Additional Info Auction Condo Ground Level Condo Opportunity! Property being sold occupied and as-is. Occupants are NOT to be disturbed under any circumstances. Interior inspections not available. Property is being sold as is through Auction.com from 11/4 to 11/7. Please see Auction.com for bidding instruction. Cash only. Photos   Interested? See more information or schedule showing For more information, contact (360) 989-3390 Julie R BaldinoFront Door Realty - Serving Oregon and WashingtonPhone: (360) 989-3390 Listing agent/broker: Front Door Realty Equal Housing Opportunity RealBird ID: 365442    
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By Brian Olsen, Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Group | Keller Williams
(Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn & Dunthorpe Neighborhoods, Waterfront, Luxury & Floating Homes)
These condominiums are close to Oregon's scenic Willamatte River.     Riverfront walking trails and recreational activities are real close to where homeowners live. These condos contain that special craftsmanship and quality that makes coming home one of your highlights of each day.   Portland Condominiums FOR SALE   Atwater Place 841 SW Gaines South Waterfront Portland, Oregon Five townhomes and 208 condominiums are built into the tower at Atwater Place. They range in size from 1,100 to 3,700 square feet and many have elevated views of the Willamette River and property facing the Eastern horizon enjoy the scenery of Mount Hood.    The building has 23 floors and condos with balconies have natural gas lines for BBQ hookup. The finishes on the condos in Atwater are high end and the buildi...
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By Brian Olsen, Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Group | Keller Williams
(Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn & Dunthorpe Neighborhoods, Waterfront, Luxury & Floating Homes)
The Gregory stands above the busy streets of Portland, Oregon and provides views of the exciting Pearl District. There are 133 condominiums in this luxurious structure that boasts street level retail space and secure covered parking. The condos are sized in a variety of sizes with square feet from 1,000 to 3,000 and additional storage units are also available for many of the condominiums in the building. Portland Lofts FOR SALE A large deck on the 5th floor accommodates groups for BBQ's during the summer months and event for residents. The Pearl District is right outside the building and property owners don't travel far to find entertainment. There is much to do here and The Gregory was constructed in 2000 and one of the original buildings that helped form the real estate success in the...
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By Julie Baldino, Opening Doors to New Chapters...
(Front Door Realty)
More info: (360) 450-4486 or info@frontdoornw.com     382 N Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR 97217 $126,700Single Family Home2 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 1,184 sqftMore Photos and Additional Info Auction Condo Bargain Auction condo bargain! Cute little two story close to the River, I-5, Jantzen Beach shopping. Needs updating but has all kitchen appliances, spacious bedrooms, inside laundry, private patio. The Jantzen Beach Village community includes pool, rec room, and tennis court. Buyer must be pre-qualified through Greenlight Home Loans (GLprequal.com) to purchase. Auction dates TBD on Homesearch.com!  Photos                 Interested? See more information or schedule showing For more information, contact (360) 989-3390 Julie R BaldinoFront Door Realty - Serving...
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By Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
$535,000, 4Bd/3Ba Single Family House, 2682 sqft.     Dawn Workman | Veracity Real Estate Group | 480-540-8100 7430 Sw Pineridge Ct, Portland, OR 97225 Location, LOCATION, location... Right in the heart or Raleigh Park 4Bd/3Ba Single Family House   $535,000 Year Built 1975 Sq Footage 2682 sqft. Bedrooms 4 Beds Bathrooms 3 Baths Floors 2 Parking 2 Garage Lot Size .24 Acres DESCRIPTION Walk to school, LIBRARY, huge PARK with POOL! In the HEART OF RALEIGH PARK, well maintained DREAM HOME on Cul-de-sac street. This home is a cherished member of the selling family, some paint and wallpaper need to be changed This is your chance to get it before the updates are made- SAVE MONEY AND GET EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT. Huge bedrooms, tons of storage and OPEN BRIGHT SPACE. Amazing backyard and so much m...
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By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
                                Last week, Robin Corbo's latest Portland mural had it's big ribbon cutting.   You can see this one at the Oregon Health and Science School of Nursing (known as OHSU for short).  The school commissioned the mural to honor the diverse communities served by the School of Nursing, and I think Robin was the perfect choice as the mural artist.  But hey!  I'm totally biased!
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By Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"
(Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR)
Home stagers, it's that's time of year again!  The 2015 Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) Home Staging Industry Awards competition is underway! RESA members in the U.S. and Canada may submit two sets of Before & After photos in various categories, including: Best Vacant Home Stager, U.S. Best Vacant Home Stager, Canada Best Occupied Home Stager, U.S. Best Occupied Home Stager, Canada Best Home Staging Team Best Redesigner Best Rising Star Home Stager Real Estate Staging Association® (RESA®) members are eligible to enter in all categories. RESA will be recognizing leaders within the staging industry for their outstanding contributions and personal accomplishments.  Hurry! Entries are being accepted until Midnight, Tuesday Sept. 30th!  Here's a link to the RESA Awards website for mo...
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Saturday, September 20, 2014 Following Robert Vegas Bob Swetz within the Internet World Wide Web   Following Robert Vegas Bob Swetz within the Internet World Wide Web Vegas Bob aka Robert Swetz has been plugging the Internet & World Wide Web strong for around 7 years. For about 5-6 years alone Robert Swetz was posting around 10-20 blogs per week at a Real Estate Network called ActiveRain. Within those 5-6 years posting at ActiveRain Vegas Bob was also posting photographs from all over the world.   Robert Swetz continues to post to all of these network URL's at the bottom of this post. So if for any reason you enjoy Vegas Bob's stories and photographs of his many travels around the world, take a look. Vegas Bob will continue to post to these networks with stories about Real Estate, Philo...
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By Brian Olsen, Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Group | Keller Williams
(Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn & Dunthorpe Neighborhoods, Waterfront, Luxury & Floating Homes)
Dunthorpe Home FOR SALE   All of us in the office agree that this Portland suburb is about as good as it gets. Directly North of Lake Oswego is where Dunthorpe is located and it is closer to the City of Portland financial district.   The range in price for Dunthorpe real estate is    $4,500,000 asking price 11,653 square feet - Six Bedrooms and 6.3 Bathrooms to $1,000,000 asking price 7,000 square feet - Five Bedrooms and 4.1 Bathrooms   ALL the wonderful things about living in Dunthorpe are the parks, schools and location. It just can't be compared to anything else in the Portland metropolitan area and we love it.   ONE PARTICULAR destination of interest is a 13 acre estate high above the Willamette River called the Elk Rock Gardens of the Bishop's Close. English style gardens here wer...
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By Julie Baldino, Opening Doors to New Chapters...
(Front Door Realty)
    3944 SE Ivon St, Portland, OR 97202 $290,000  LandLot: 3,300 sqftMore Photos and Additional Info Desirable Trendy Neighborhood Highly desirable area, close to a trendy walkable neighborhood just south of Division.  Get ready for your dream house on this fantastic level lot! Check with city for zoning variances for multi units that are already in the area. Seller in process of removing travel trailer, storage shed. Buyer to do own due diligence regarding building. Lot size 33x100 approximately. Photos                 Interested? See more information or schedule showing For more information, contact (360) 989-3390   Juliana Fitzpatrick, Real Estate Broker Serving Oregon and WashingtonFront Door Realty SW Washington1815 D StreetVancouver, WA 98663Office:   360-989-3390Cell:      541-7...
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By Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
(RETIRED / State License is Inactive)
Buyers Agent Portland ~ Buyer Focused / Buyer Results     The concept of Exclusive Buyer Agency can be a new one to many Buyers in the Portland Metro real estate market. Having a Buyers Agent represent a home buyer, and focus on their best interests, is what Buyers Agent Portland, LLC is all about ~ EXCLUSIVELY!   Buyers Agent Portland never takes a listing Buyers Agent Portland never represent the sellers Why?   Because, as an Exclusive Buyer Agency,  Buyers Agent Portland, LLC has clear direction and focus and that only leads to the best results possible for my clients.   the BUYER IS THE FOCUS . . .  and with that the BUYER SEES RESULTS!   Buyer Focused:  A recent client came to me with her wants and needs made known.  She was a first-time buyer, her rent was $1,295/month and she wan...
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By Brian Olsen, Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Group | Keller Williams
(Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn & Dunthorpe Neighborhoods, Waterfront, Luxury & Floating Homes)
The month of August was certainly busy for Oregon's  real estate market.   Cooper Jacobs Real Estate has been chasing the dreams of buyers and sellers.   New listings in Portland are up 4.1% compared with August 2013   27,946 in 2014 26,850 in 2013   It certainly is a sellers market! Not only are houses selling faster but also for more money. Currently there are 7,784 active residential listings in the Portland metro area alone.   We are pleased to research your homes value and explain comparative market analysis.   For more info. on who we are please look into: Cooper Jacobs Real Estate
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By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
Desert in the Pearl  Earlier this week before going to the Eagles Concert (OMG, what an event THAT WAS), a core group of us girlfriends (The "BraPack") visited with our girlfriend, Brenda (third from the left), who just bought a loft apartment with her husband in the much-coveted area called "The Pearl District". Doesn't that even SOUND gloriously upscale? They moved into The Gregory, an amazingly gorgeous Art Decoish building, reminiscent of an old-fashioned Audrey Hepburn hotel in NY.  I took this first photo outside on her loft balcony, facing the fading sunset. It felt like some desert shot, far far away in a country SO unlike America!      Her husband told us that they eat out or order in every night and there are five restaurants in the building alone! Not my cup of tea, but they ...
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By Anne Stewart ~ Principal Broker, Call Me For Your SOLD Sign!
(Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere)
Did you buy a short sale in Portland Oregon in the past few years?   Chances are if you bought a short sale in Portland Oregon in the past few years; you got a really good deal. I look back at the last 6 years of our Portland OR Real Estate market and I can't believe some of the amazing deals that buyers bought in those times. Buying a home in Portland OR is a great overall investment when you look at the market in the last 10 years. Yes, the market is up in general but interest rates are excellent so it's still an amazing time to buy regardless, money is cheap! So if you bought a short sale in Portland, Oregon in the last 6 years it may be time to see what your home may be worth in portland oregon! I recently helped a client of mine sell their property that they bought only 3 years ago...
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