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By Patrick Smith, MBA, AHWD, EcoBroker Certified
(Oregon Realty Company)
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For most people, the chance to trade nondeductible rent payments for mostly deductible mortgage payments is a powerful inducement to trade a rental home into a home of your own. This is by far the single most important reason why people decide to buy their first Portland home.However, whether you...

By Patrick Smith, MBA, AHWD, EcoBroker Certified
(Oregon Realty Company)
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Buying a piece of Portland real estate is a science but buying your Portland home is an art. The science part involves getting the legal and financial parts down while the art is finding the Portland property with which you will be happy.You know what you like; or do you? It's a good idea to star...

By Patrick Smith, MBA, AHWD, EcoBroker Certified
(Oregon Realty Company)
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The Exclusive Right to SellThe most common type of listing agreement used between sellers and the real estate broker is known as "The Exclusive Right to Sell" Agreement. In this agreement the agent agrees to include the home in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). The details of a Portland real es...

By Patrick Smith, MBA, AHWD, EcoBroker Certified
(Oregon Realty Company)
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Portland real estate Insurance costs can vary by hundreds of dollars depending on the insurance company from which you buy your policy. There are different types of policies that differ in the amount of coverage they provide. The most popular type is called HO-3. This kind of policy offers Area p...

By Patrick Smith, MBA, AHWD, EcoBroker Certified
(Oregon Realty Company)
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Portland Real Estate Loans have become part of a worldwide mortgage market and mortgage lending is impersonal and competitive. When you shop for the best loan don't pay too much attention to who is originating the loan. Instead focus on interest rate, points, processing costs and whether you want...

By Patrick Smith, MBA, AHWD, EcoBroker Certified
(Oregon Realty Company)
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From cottages to castles some Portland homes have so much curb appeal that passersby can't help but stop and admire them. When visiting property with great curb appeal, prospective buyers often experience "Love at First Sight" and this disposes them to love the entire home before they even walk t...

By Patrick Smith, MBA, AHWD, EcoBroker Certified
(Oregon Realty Company)
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You've probably heard about the three major determinants of Portland real estate values are: 1) location, 2) location and 3) location. This is not only true about real estate in Portland; it is true about real estate in general. . If you cannot afford what you want where you want it, give up some...

By Patrick Smith, MBA, AHWD, EcoBroker Certified
(Oregon Realty Company)
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A frequent question from prospective homebuyers relates to building home equity. Portland real estate buyers like to estimate how much a home may increase in value based upon past appreciation. One of the many advantages of home ownership is that appreciation is based on the home's market value r...

By Patrick Smith, MBA, AHWD, EcoBroker Certified
(Oregon Realty Company)
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Whether you are a first time buyer or someone who is moving up to a more expensive home it's a good idea to start by cleaning up your credit report. Let's say you apply for a loan to purchase a Portland condo, town home, single-family home or any type of Portland real estate. The lender will chec...

By Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector
(King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.)
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Bands from the Pacific Northwest are credited with having had much to do with the proliferation of what were termed "garage bands" back in the 1960's. Bands such as Seattle's Fabulous Wailers and the Sonics, were among the best known in the genre. One of the first really big garage bands, that en...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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Now that Spring has moved into Summer, The Big Trees Leaves are out to provide plenty Shade and Beauty for all.    The Once Bare gentle giants are at thier best when full of Leaves. When I say Leaves I mean Leaves. These Leaves are the size of Dinner Plates. The Beautiful gardens of Portlander's...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
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Portland Oregon: 5 Things To Do in September 2008    By Wayne B. Pruner www.YourHomeInPortlandOregon.com Wayne's Portland Oregon area Real Estate blog www.activerain.com/waynepruner Art in the Pearl 2008 - Art In The PearlThe twelfth annual Art In The Pearl Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will be h...

By Todd Clark, Principle Broker Oregon
(eXp Realty LLC)
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The Academy Theater in Portland, Oregon, is a great little theater located at 7818 SE Stark Street and it takes you back in time to the late 40's and early 50's. They have completely remodeled it back to that time and it is absolutely beautiful.Now to give you a little history, I first went to th...

By Matthew Ricker
(Keller Williams)
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Compared to last month we have a mixed bag in the Real Estate Market.  We had a very nominal increase in closed sales over the month and an increase of new listings as well.  Pending sales, however dropped around 6% for the month.  Less offers are being written or accepted.  Buyers think that hom...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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 As a  busy Real Estate professional working in Portland Oregon I am constantly bombarded with sales pitches and offers for free sales seminars. Most of these free classes are nothing more that a platform for the speaker to pitch his wares. This week however I attended an event put on by Ticor Ti...

By The 2-OH-2! Your Portland Oregon, 97202 Experts
(RE/MAX equity group, inc.)
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So you decide to buy a rundown house in a great neighborhood, you are a Realtor who is actually running an office of 40 agents and you are representing yourself in the transaction, running the office and supervising the project of the complete remodel. What could possibly go wrong? I have often s...

By Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"
(Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR)
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This 1912 Craftsman style home has a beautifully updated kitchen & bathrooms while much of the original charm remains.  2000 sq ft on the main & upper floors plus a finished basement of 943 sq ft makes for great spaces for living and entertaining. Gorgeous hardwood floors and moldings throughout....

By David Cassese
(Turn Key Inspections)
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David Cassese   of   Turn Key Inspections & Apex Appraisal Group is a 203k planner, appraiser, inspector and a Certified Mold Inspector, Certified Mold Remediator, and/or Certified Mold Contractor for safe and effective Mold Investigation; Mold Inspection; Mold Testing for Toxic Black Mold, Mold ...

By Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"
(Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR)
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This is one of the nicest bungalows we've staged ~ the seller did a great job updating this vintage Craftsman while maintaining its original charm. The home is three floors and 2,850 sq ft, 4 bedrooms & 3 baths.  We staged it with the target buyer in mind ~ a young family who wants to live in thi...

By Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"
(Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR)
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This home is an exceptional 1924 Crafstman bungalow in the excellent Portland neighborhood of Laurelhurst.   4 Bedrooms, 3 full Bathrooms, 2850 sq ft. Stunning updates with meticulous attention to detail include a professional kitchen with slab granite, S/S chef's appliances, master suite with du...

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