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)
Condominiums are popular with our Oregon State buyers. There's a strong argument for the convenience and reduced cost of living closer to Portland. Lake Oswego is close enough to Portland's financial district and certainly nice enough to accommodate luxury condominiums for people that desire this lifestyle. Condo's offer many benefits. Property taxes are lower and less yard maintenance is required. Also, homeowners have the network of neighbors to offer safety and comradery. Some owners travel for business. Others have second homes in dryer and warmer climates. They like having a condominium here in Oregon to stay while visiting with family and friends during certain months of the year. Cooper Jacobs Real Estate assists both buyers and sellers that have figured out what they're looking ...
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By Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team, - SOLD IS OUR FAVORITE 4 LETTER WORD -
(Ken's Home Team LLC.)
This delightful craftsman has been recently updated, with new appliances in the kitchen. Beautiful wood floors throughout. The unfinished basement means unlimited potential. Has a good size backyard, perfect for garden box for the green thumb or sand box for the kiddos. Fireplace is real wood burning. Plenty of parking on street and off street, in addition to detached garage. Click Here For Full Details and more pictures Listing courtesy of Keller Williams-PDX Central
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By Julie Baldino, Opening Doors to New Chapters...
(Front Door Realty)
    6415 SW Parkhill Way, Portland, OR 97239 $925,000Single Family Home4 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 3,780 sqftLot: 0.32 acre(s)More Photos and Additional Info Stately SW Portland Tudor Exquisitely maintained with many original features. Gourmet island kitchen features granite counters, double ovens, breakfast nook, and tile floors. Beautiful woodwork; built-ins, oak floors, and crown molding throughout. Spacious rooms for entertaining and comfortable living. Radiant heat, plus elevator access to all three levels. Mature landscaping and a large lot provide a sense of privacy even though it's only minutes to downtown. Quiet cul-de-sac backs to George Himes City Park. View photographs, aerial video tour, and virtual tour at ParkhillWay.com. Photos                 Interested? See more in...
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By Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team, - SOLD IS OUR FAVORITE 4 LETTER WORD -
(Ken's Home Team LLC.)
2333 N LOMBARD ST Portland, OR 97217 Offered at $239,900 This delightful craftsman has been recently updated Category: For Sale Type: Single Family Home Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Sq Ft: 1675 Year Built: 1922 # Stories: 2 Garage: 1 Lot Size: 0.11 MLS#: 14342853 Features Presented by Ken's Home TeamOffice: 503-919-0259Website: KensHomeTeam.com This delightful craftsman has been recently updated including new appliances in the kitchen. Beautiful wood floors throughout. The unfinished basement means unlimited potential. Has a good size backyard, perfect for garden box for the green thumb or sand box for the kiddos. Fireplace is real wood burning. Plenty of parking on street and off street, in addition to detached garage. Click here for Virtual Tour and more details Equal Housing Opportunity
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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 Properties FOR SALE   I was traveling through the area on my way back from Tryon Creek...   and saw signs for ESTATE SALE. I'm like a canine with a desire to chase...squirrel! "There he goes!!" Whatever was on my mind now lost as I start following the signs & balloons and headed for the sale. I can't help myself in these snazy Portland neighborhoods to check on the estate sale Dunthorpe listings and properties to see what treasures are selling fast. Often times the serious antique buyers are lined up at the homeowners front steps before doors open. Sometimes there are good things to see and often times my quest results in disappointment. That's ok because estate sales are similar to chasing real estate. take the good with the even better when searching for the next listing. Pa...
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Friday, July 11, 2014 Robert Vegas Bob Swetz ISO Time Machine to Turn Back Time     Robert Vegas Bob Swetz ISO Time Machine to Turn Back Time   Vegas Bob has been reminiscing the days when he was in his single years and in his 20's.     Vegas Bob remembers these day so well, less responsibilities and plenty of girlfriends. Now did Vegas Bob break any hearts when he was younger and growing up? Well if he did, it wasn't intentional ;o)     Vegas Bob is a "Lover" not a fighter ... so for all the many ladies that knew Robert Swetz in his younger years, please forgive him for any misunderstandings. Misunderstandings on Love, Dating and moving forward with his life!   Life is good now but Vegas Bob wants to take his wisdom and knowledge he has learned in his life and apply it to his body when...
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By Julie Baldino, Opening Doors to New Chapters...
(Front Door Realty)
    7312 SE Harney St, Portland, OR 97206 $224,900Single Family Home3 Bedrooms1 Bathroom1 Partial BathroomInterior: 1,704 sqftLot: 00 sqftMore Photos and Additional Info Move-in Ready - Beautifully Redone Beautifully remodeled and move-in ready! Tons of square footage for the $$$, wide open floor plan. Living room, family room (possible master/4th bedroom?), nook. All new plumbing & electrical, doors & trim, refinished hardwood floors, exterior/interior paint, flooring, stainless appliances, cabinets, counters, plumbing & light fixtures, windows, and more. Completely fenced over sized yard w/ storage shed. Gorgeous place to call home! Photos                 Interested? See more information or schedule showing For more information, contact (360) 989-3390 Julie R BaldinoFront Door Realty...
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By Julie Baldino, Opening Doors to New Chapters...
(Front Door Realty)
    5126 SE Malden Drive, Portland, OR 97206 $274,900 New Listing Single Family Home3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 1,724 sqftLot: 0.08 acre(s)More Photos and Additional Info Move-in Ready - Near Park/Bus-line Move-in ready! Super cute 2 story in convenient location near park & bus line. Just refreshed with **NEW carpet, paint, some fixtures, and stainless appliances. Gas fireplace with mantle, slab granite and hardwoods in kitchen/dining area. Built-in micro and maple cabinets. Gas heat and AC, master with walk-in closet. Fenced backyard with patio. 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/b...
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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)
Padlocks on Portland Bridges Display LOVE The tradition of showing off a couples love for one another has been demonstrated all over the world. Portland bridges that span the Willamette river are no exception and during a recent river walk we took pictures. It seems that most of the locks with names and dates are recently added and crews regularly remove them. The ones that are left hanging are routinely painted over when maintenance teams comes through and slap paint on the metal fencing. I have never thought about locking my own terms of affection to a fence. To be honest...I had never heard of locking love to a bridge. Does that make me out of touch, less romantic or non committal?  NOT at all! I simply was uneducated in this gesture of everlasting love. Now that I have been enlight...
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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)
WELL DONE - It's Memorial Day WEEKEND! It's looking like Summertime around here. Mind you, we have had plenty of warm days and weeks mostly in the 80 degree range but the torrential downpours keep coming. This maintains that landscaping stays green and flowers blossoming. The Portland real estate market is heating up with the season. We are now seeing GREAT new listings come online almost daily. I'm currently looking for real estate and representing clients right here in Portland and also out at the Pacific Ocean. In Portland's northern region the Pearl District has THESE CURRENT LISTINGS: They range in price from $1,950,000 for two thousand two hundred thirty nine square feet (built in 2007) to around $449,900 to own one thousand one hundred nine square feet (built in 1925). These prop...
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By Cindy Westfall, ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon)
Searching For Loch Ness Or Armed Forces Day On The Willamette? Yesterday was a busy day on the Willametter River with the usual fishing boats that line up in the wee hours of the morning, the power boats, and kayakers. For the first time though, I noticed two boats going by full of uniformed military. Not knowing what this was, I quickly grabbed my camera and posted my picture on Facebook. Of course I got the usual clever comments, like "they finally found you" and perhaps they're searching for Lock Ness", but then a past neighbor let me know that it was Armed Forces Day. Huh, how come I didn't know about this? I did a quick search on the website of my local news and nothing. Although the fisherman/women have issues with the sea lions that I see swimming around occasionally, I'm gonna g...
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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 Portland Waterfront Run:   Portland has some wonderful hikes and trails - that has never come into question.  This entire Portland Oregon region lives and breathes the great green outdoors so why wouldn't there be some of the most amazing places to run, walk, hike, or bike?  This is one of the urban trails we like.. If you live anywhere in the Portland area this waterfront loop is a nice daily walk and a "must do" for your out of town visitors. If you live in one of the many gorgeous Pearl District condos or other nearby Portland neighborhoods, then this Portland waterfront river walk would be a great daily ritual!     There is lots of information online if you are interested in a PDX hike or other outdoor activity.   The Portland Running Company is just one of those great resources...
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By Cindy Westfall, ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon)
A Buyer's Face Tells All When It's "The One" As I was showing a client homes the other day, I asked her what she thought about the one we were in. She said "Ya know, on paper it checks off everything on my list, so am I being too picky if I say It's not for me?". It's been tough for buyer's looking in certain neighborhoods in Portland that have about a month or so of inventory. We were actually lucky to find five homes to preview on this day, but none would end up being "the one". The pressure on a buyer to offer quickly knowing the home will sell fast is something we are seeing lots more of and it can push a buyer to offer on a home that isn't really what they want. My answer to her was that she wasn't being too picky. You see, I've seen that look on her face, the body language that ph...
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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)
Everyone knows by this point...April 22, 2014 is Earth Day. We simply wanted to acknowledge the day and spread the word that every single day is worth protecting the environment. Cooper Jacobs Real Estate makes a daily effort to spend less and save more. We recycle paper and plastic at our Seattle and Portland offices. All the printer cartridges are taken to the proper facilities and disposed of or recycled. We tend to walk instead of drive to the cafe for our cup of coffee courage in the morning. We walk to lunch if we can take a little longer away from the office and relax. The Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Services Realtors BLOG about community events such as Farmers Markets and Art Gatherings. These gatherings promote walking and buying local merchandise that requires less trucking and...
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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)
      Classis car owners want to protect their investment from the elements and most folks in living in the Pacific Northwest appreciate pulling into a garage in order to unload the groceries from the automobile. Garage space is coveted in many of Portland's neighborhoods. Homes in Hillside, a neighborhood of Portland, demand a premium price for parking space on the property and can make or break a buyers decision to purchase based on garage space. Lake Oswego homes and the suburb of Beaverton have so many classic and expensive luxury cars. They need to be parked out of the rain & cold. In other parts of the World where parking cars comes with a premium price, garage space is being designed into the structure of the building. In Sunny Isles Beach, Florida we hear that in 2015 the Porsch...
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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)
Portland Historic Homes & Mansions Are you interested in Portland's historic homes?   Portland has a rich history and the historic homes here are significant and  beautiful.  Please browse through some of these historic home listings and let us  know if you are interested in this lifestyle.  We have a proven track record with the  expertise involved in historic homes and would be happy to help you buy or sell  your piece of history in Portland, Oregon.   Please let us know how we can help you locate the right home for you. Direct - (503)853-5506  Brian Olsen - BrianOlsen@KW.com        
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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)
As home stagers in Portland, Oregon we often see homes that linger on the market, homes that aren't professionally staged but that could use a stager's help to improve their appeal to potential buyers.  We've noticed that Portland homes that were built about 20 years are showing their age!   These homes were built in the early-to-mid 1990's; they often sport brass light fixtures and hardware, oak cabinets, wallpaper, and pastel-colored walls. Today's savvy buyers prefer a home that looks "move in ready."  They've watched HGTV and want a home that's fresh, modern, and that doesn't require their time and money once they've moved in .... they want their weekends free to enjoy their family, friends, and leisure activities. Room Solutions Staging was asked to provide a staging quote for this...
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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)
Hillside features parks and a cozy number of households. This neighborhood of Portland, Oregon is only .47 square miles total in area and is valuable real estate. Check out the map for Hillside Portland, Oregon. Many of the homes are around a million when they are listed FOR SALE and this is over $300 per square foot. There are many perks to living in the Hillside neighborhood. Walking scores are generally high and public transit is good at getting folks to work in Portland's financial district. There are buses, the light rail system and people can bike to work from their homes. The Hillside Community Center also makes living here appealing. The center has a basketball court, soccer field and places to meet with people. Check out the center on Facebook for more information about the . ...
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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)
Check out the current listings in Dunthorpe Courtesy Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Located immediately South of Portland, OR city limits is the prosperous suburb of Dunthorpe. This unincorporated suburban area is a short commute to Oregon's financial district and dedicated to residential development. A very nice area to live for sure. An interesting fact is that Dunthorpe and Oswego Lake are connected in history. The Oregon Iron & Steel Company SOLD 215 acres to William M. Ladd in 1916 and he proceeded to develop Dunthorpe. The neighborhood remains home to some of the most impressive estates Portland has to offer. Historically, Lake Oswego and the Oswego Lake were developed by the Oregon Iron & Steel Company to become the Pittsburgh of the West. Three hundred plus workers would smelt iron o...
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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)
Cooper Jacobs Real Estate has been involved in the Pacific Northwest GREEN real estate community for near a decade! Portland green homes FOR SALE GREEN BUILDING is more gentle to our environment in so many ways. Rain gutters capture water runoff from roofs, recycled materials are used for glass & granite countertops and healthy paint color the walls. We have green brokers who specialize specifically in helping green builders, developers, buyers,  and sellers with their eco-friendly real estate needs. In addition we sponsor and support green events around the Pacific Northwest. Maybe greens not your thing and a waterfront home can accomodate your fishing lifestyle is all that you really need. Take a look at  Portland waterfront homes on the market.    Portland is about as green as you ca...
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