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By Adam H. Wise
(Real Estate Valuation Group)
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So, I recently blogged about a client that tried to pressure me to change my analysis of market conditions in my appraisal to better suite his loan (i didn't do it).  Well the newest developments are that the appraisal fee is now over due.  I contacted the title company that was noted on the appr...

By Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"
(Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR)
Comments 10
Extraordinary custom Victorian built in 2003 in Portland's West Hills. One-of-a-kind home with handmade authentic period architectural details and wall finishes. Overlooks a peaceful greenspace ~ perfect home for entertaining.  This home sold less than a month after staging and listing!          ...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
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Portland Oregon: 5 Things To Do During July 2008 2008 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival - Waterfront Blues Festival Celebrate the Blues at the 2008 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on the banks of the beautiful Willamette River in downtown Portland. Proceeds help th...

By Tony and Libby Kelly, CRS, ABR, ePro, SRES, CLHMS, CDPE
(Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere)
Comments 2
The Tony and Libby Kelly Group | Keller Williams Portland Premiere | 503-753-7300 6327 SE 142nd Ave, Portland, OR Great Value in SE Portland OR. 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $199,000 Year Built 1999 Sq Footage 1,484 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking 2 Ca...

By Todd Clark, Principle Broker Oregon
(eXp Realty LLC)
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Until recently, when someone requested a home, it was always 3 bedrooms / 2 baths...Oh, you know the rest. But, recently I've been noticing more and more of clients calling and asking me to exclude certain homes from their list, as they won't even consider looking at them.What is this one item th...

By Sara Goodwin, Portland, Oregon Appraiser
(Ashcroft & Associates)
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  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 de...

By Elena MacPhee, Principal Broker, ECOBroker
(Rose City Realtors)
Comments 2
I love finding new place to try around Portland. Pine State Biscuits have been selling at the Saturday Market for some time but recently opened a location in Belmont. So, when you have a chance to go (if you have not already).Try the biscuits & gravy at Pine State Biscuits, located at3640 SE Belm...

By Leslie Stewart, Realtor, ABR, CRS, Oregon Licensed Broker
(Oregon Licensed Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals)
Comments 2
Classical Chinese Garden, Portland Oregon   Tucked amongst the tall buildings in Portland is a gem of a tourist stop.  Add the Portland Chinese Garden to your list of things to do when in Portland. The garden itself encompasses approximately one city block.  A pebbled walkway leads you passed one...

By Sara Goodwin, Portland, Oregon Appraiser
(Ashcroft & Associates)
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North Portland: the seedy part of Portland by reputation.  Now I'm not saying that any part of Portland was ever ‘scary' by big city standards... I mean this is the city where even the thugs need coffee before they get about their business.  But North Portland was always considered the ‘affordab...

By Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"
(Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR)
Comments 14
This Hemenway-designed English style home is an architectural gem, on the market for the first time in 62 years.  Gracious elegance and easy living combine to make this a wonderful family home;  2 bedrooms on each floor, 2 full bathrooms, and two fireplaces.  Incredible mature landscaping with m...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
Comments 3
5 Portland Activities for June Oregon Zoo - This month a dinosaur exhibit goes up and lasts through Labor Day. OMSI - The largest collection of Chinese fossils is on display, featuring over 20 complete skeletons. After that, enjoy the planetarium, OmniMax Theater, and the science exhibits. All Ju...

By Nick Krautter
(Keller Williams Realty / Portland Central)
Comments 0
Back by popular demand is my second installment of inventories by zipcode. This shows which parts of town and which types of property are selling and which ones are sitting. Inventory is figured in months with 6 months being balanced, less than 6 months favoring sellers and more than six months f...

By Jessica LeDoux
(RE/MAX Signature Properties)
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Portland Market Update RMLS - Neighborhood Statistics, Pending Sales on the Rise! Comparing April 2008 to April 2007, market activity remains slow.  On the other hand, month-to-month activity (March v. April) showed growth in some categories.  One area of growth from March to April was pending s...

By Elena MacPhee, Principal Broker, ECOBroker
(Rose City Realtors)
Comments 2
I came across this op-ed in the Sunday October 7th Oregonian.The writer Caroline Rose, expressed things she loved about Portland.I couldn't have said it better, here's what she wrote: 'Upon reflection, as a full bloodied Oregonian, of my first month in Portland, my ponderings have led me to the f...

By Dmitriy Shulik
(Integral Home LLC (Portland Remodeling))
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One must start with a comprehensive survey of the land. It must be investigated for any possible sinks or difficult to remove buried items. Plans must be made for where and how the various utility and sewer lines will connect the building with the rest of the system and the roads or access ways m...

By Dmitriy Shulik
(Integral Home LLC (Portland Remodeling))
Comments 2
Lets look at the latest Cost vs. Value report from the Remodeling magazine, shows you how to get the maximum return on your profit. This report includes statistics from the national averages and for averages according to local regions. This report is based on the North West region of the US. Incl...

By James Adair
(Mortgage Trust Inc.)
Comments 1
Something new has permeated the mortgage industry, and how loans are underwritten.  Fannie Mae (FNMA), and the Mortgage Insurance industry at large have begun to treat properties in so called designated "declining marketplaces" differently.  Properties that receive this designation have required ...

By Darcie Pelsor
(Oregon First Real Estate)
Comments 2
                      Light & bright 20's bungalow. Beautifully finished wood floors, newer interior paint and carpet, built-ins, gas fireplace, updated kitchen and baths. Finished basement with family room, bonus room, bath and laundry. Private fenced backyard with mature landscaping, rock gard...

By Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"
(Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR)
Comments 51
After this property had been on the market for a few weeks, the listing agent suggested the seller contact Room Solutions Staging in Portland OR for a home staging proposal for this 1916 bungalow.  There was dated carpeting in the living & dining rooms, and old venetian blinds that concealed beau...

By Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"
(Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR)
Comments 4
This 1916 Old-Portland style bungalow has original charm and a fantastic location in Portland's Laurelhurst neighborhood.  4 bedrooms, 1 bath, spacious kitchen with refinished hardwood floors and gorgeous leaded and beveled glass windows in the living room. 2,725 sq ft, on a tree-lined street in ...

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