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By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
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What Method do you use to Select a Realtor®?When I took Economics back in college, we all learned that there are many approaches to making a decision. The two methods that I think most apply to how people choose a Realtor are: Satisficing and Optimizing.You have done your groundwork and put toget...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
Comments 57
Lessons in business are all around us if we just take the time to recognize them. Take this story for example.For the last week or so I have been considering purchasing a new camcorder. I am tired of taking short clips with my  Canon_A630_Digital_Camera.  It works okay for emergency situations do...

By Larry H Morris, Larry Morris, NMLS 150073
(Directors Mortgage)
Comments 1
FitPregnancy Magazine has listed Portland, OR as the top city in the nation for having a baby. Just another reason to live or move here. Portland, and the surrounding cities are considered some of the best places to live for many reasons, and according to a number of different sources.In this stu...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
Comments 4
Are Banks Really Suffering?Bank of America reported fourth-quarter earnings 95% below 2006. The headline suggests that this is just one more example of just how our economy is slipping into recession. However, mentioned practically at the end of the article, was that B of A profits for the year w...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
Comments 2
Free Aerial PhotographsTerraServer-USA is a Microsoft website that provides free access to maps and aerial photographs of the United States. The usefulness of this site to a real estate agent is that you can explore the neighborhood of your buyers and sellers and see what is around their house. T...

By Tony and Libby Kelly, CRS, ABR, ePro, SRES, CLHMS, CDPE
(Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere)
Comments 1
Fantastic light and bright Columbia Ridge Condo.  This spacious home features a fully finished lower level bonus rm w/tile flooring, living rm w/fireplace and soaring ceiling, two master suites, one with jetted tub and skylight, kitchen with cozy balcony, and a large deck perfect for entertaining...

By Sara Goodwin, Portland, Oregon Appraiser
(Ashcroft & Associates)
Comments 8
Sound depressing?  That's the number one excuse I hear from people that have never been to one.  I've been to a share of animal shelters and rescue groups, and I will admit, some are sad and dank and have an utterly hopeless feeling about them.  Others however are inspiring and educational.  Thes...

By Elizabeth Squires
(Western Title and Escrow)
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With the brisk winter weather upon us, it can be hard to stay positive.  It usually starts in the morning when the alarm goes off for the first time.  Snooze, snooze, snooze (I believe the work day should start no earlier than 11am, but the powers that be have yet to catch on to my logic).  Then ...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
Comments 3
Are you facing the possibility of a foreclosure? No matter what your circumstances waiting for the last moment is NOT the best thing to do. Action must be taken to protect your Home and you're Credit.So, What are your Options? What can you do other than accept the foreclosure? :You could make up ...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
Comments 9
 Often times I hear people exclaim when they have come to Portland for the first time " Wow I didn't know you had Tall Buildings here".      Standing in Downtown Portland in the Center of Pioneer Court House Square.     On South West Broadway in Downtown Portland.      Looking to the North East f...
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By Anne Kadin
(Meadows Group, Inc. Realtors)
Comments 1
Home should be your castle, your shelter and your refugee.If you are thinking "I want to be anywhere but here" you can't be a Portland Oregon resident.  Portland and its surrounding communities offer everything good from lifestyle to economics.  There are modern day big city amenities and job opp...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
Comments 6
How to convert your home to a rental.For the unfortunate people who cannot sell their home now, and need to sell, it may be worth considering renting it out until the market improves and you can sell it. This certainly is not an option in all cases and takes careful financial analysis. Becoming a...

By Steven O'Neill
(Northwest Lending Group)
Comments 2
Steven O'Neill, Mortgage Banking Specialist, has over 10 years of experience in the residential, commercial, and equipment lending industry.  Steve's history in the industry includes working as a processor, underwriter, and since 2004 as a loan originator. He has worked for some of the largest ba...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
Comments 2
My TomTom is TerrificBy Wayne B. Prunerhttp://www.yourhomeinportlandoregon.com/ Wayne's Portland Oregon Real Estate blogwww.activerain.com/wayneprunerThis Christmas I received a TomTom as a present. Not the usual ties and sweaters, but something far more useful. The TomTom One XL is a GPS navigat...

By Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"
(Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR)
Comments 65
Room Solutions Staging was hired to stage a very cluttered occupied home in the Portland, OR area that was on the market for 6 months without an offer!  The listing agent felt that staging it might make a difference.  It was a lot of hard work but the results were satisfying:  a sale shortly afte...

By Todd Clark, Principle Broker Oregon
(eXp Realty LLC)
Comments 21
Portland has become a place for the homeless to come. The city embraces them, and even is willing to drive hard working mom and pop stores out in order to help the homeless. We have something called dignity village here that is a homeless camp, is on public land, and doesn't have to be up to code...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
Comments 19
Its True its True its True. The Sky is falling. The real estate market in Portland is going in reverse. All of the terrible media reports are now confirmed. This is the worst thing ever. What we thought would never happen is now happening. The Market as we knew it is kaput.What is it you ask? Wel...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
Comments 10
Mortgage Insurance is Tax DeductibleBy Wayne B. Prunerhttp://www.yourhomeinportlandoregon.com/ Wayne's Portland Oregon Real Estate blogwww.activerain.com/wayneprunerA law sponsored by Oregon Senator Gordon Smith, called The Mortgage Insurance Fairness Act, and signed into law by President Bush, e...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
Comments 1
Do you live in a city that embraces local artists? Portland Oregon is just such a place. This detail of a wall mural in the Alberta Arts District of Portland is just one of many shining examples. The display fosters a sense of community and also helps to curtail graffiti taggers. The Alberta Arts...

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