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By Sara Goodwin, Portland, Oregon Appraiser
(Ashcroft & Associates)
Comments 8
As an appraiser, I glean off as many public internet sites that I possibly can while not leaving the comfort of my desk.  I appreciate all the relevant information the cities and counties provide for us, but sometimes I think they may cross the line.  Our city/county site, portlandmaps.com enters...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
Comments 4
Depreciate That Real Estate, Or Else...  By Wayne B. Prunerhttp://www.yourhomeinportlandoregon.com/ Wayne's Portland Oregon Real Estate Blogwww.activerain.com/wayneprunerThis week at our sales meeting the subject of depreciation came up. It was suggested by someone present that you did not have t...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
Comments 2
Have Faith in Today's Mortgage LendersBy Wayne B. Prunerhttp://www.yourhomeinportlandoregon.com/ Wayne's Portland Oregon Real Estate Blogwww.activerain.com/wayneprunerMany potential home buyers I talk with are wondering if lenders can be trusted. Lenders have received much bad press and are accus...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
Comments 0
The one thing that remains constant in the field of Real Estate as well as in many other fields of endeavor is our desire and struggle to re-invent the wheel. Year after year we all analyze, scrutinize and tweak, sometimes shaking the very foundations of our core beliefs. Some of the modification...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
Comments 4
Real Estate is Easy as PieBy Wayne B. Prunerhttp://www.yourhomeinportlandoregon.com/ Wayne's Portland Oregon area Real Estate blogwww.activerain.com/wayneprunerI was talking to a FSBO the other day and he said he did not need a Realtor because selling his house would be "Easy as Pie!" This is so ...

By Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"
(Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR)
Comments 37
We recently staged a vacant home in Portland OR that had been lingering on the market for 7 months without a sale.  After the owners selected Room Solutions Staging to stage this investment property, it SOLD for full price in just 7 days (other photos are shown here on my previous blog post). Thi...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
Comments 0
According to the Oregonian 12/13/2007, Portland is the second bloggiest city in the nation. Austin Texas is number 1. The article lists many reasons why and many popular local blogs. I believe it is because Portlanders are generally very friendly and computer savvy. Unfortunately, my blog did not...

By Don Weston
(RE/MAX Equity Group)
Comments 0
These days, I hear a common lament from home sellers in the sluggish Portland, Oregon market:"It's been on the market for nine months with nary a nibble.  I cut the price three times, and it still hasn't sold."   Typically, the first thing sellers think about is reducing the price. That often doe...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
Comments 17
Negotiating With Difficult PeopleBy Wayne B. Prunerhttp://www.yourhomeinportlandoregon.com/ Wayne's Portland Oregon area Real Estateblogwww.activerain.com/wayneprunerI had a meeting  with a seller the other day while his agent was present. My clients liked this house, but it was over-priced. The ...

By Sarah Eubanks, Preferred Oregon Loan Consultant & Notary Public
(Hill Valley Financial Services)
Comments 6
                                                                                                                                    While many of us in the AR class are familiar and fond of our classmate, Ms. Jennifer Bukaty, we never know our popularity outside of this institution.  I wanted to ...

By Tony and Libby Kelly, CRS, ABR, ePro, SRES, CLHMS, CDPE
(Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere)
Comments 1
Beautifully Remodeled Multnomah Village Daylight Ranch.  In addition to its great location, home features lovely black walnut flrs, updated countertops, cabinets & lighting in the kitchen & baths, newly painted inside & out, cen. air, newer furnace & vinyl windows.  Huge lower level is light, bri...

By Todd Clark, Principle Broker Oregon
(eXp Realty LLC)
Comments 8
This December brings, I believe, the 50th year of the Christmas ships to the Willamette River in Portland. 50-60 ships will travel down the Willamette River, starting at different points each night, then sail to a point, and then turn around.Click here to get a complete schedule of the Willamette...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
Comments 8
In a recent article of the  The_Oregonian_newspaper  and on the front page in large headlines " Portland Home prices stable while most cities slide."Of course the news is not all positive and the doom and gloom spin masters cannot help themselves as indicated in their sub Head line of " The Metro...

By Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"
(Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR)
Comments 27
This vacant home in Portland OR was actively on the market for 7 months without a sale.  The sellers contacted Room Solutions Staging for a proposal, and we staged the property a week later. The listing agent held a brokers' tour and the house SOLD for full price only 8 days after staging!    Thi...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
Comments 2
Portland Oregon: 5 Things To Do in DecemberBy Wayne B. Prunerhttp://www.yourhomeinportlandoregon.com/ Wayne's Portland Oregon Real Estate blogwww.activerain.com/wayneprunerThe Christmas Ship Parade - Christmas Ships Being an old Navy man, these are really boats, not ships. But I will go along wit...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
Comments 2
The Portland Real Estate Market is one of the Best in the NationThe Oregonian on 11/28/2007 had a headline that was good news for Portland area homeowners. The article, Portland Home Prices Stable While Most Cities Slide, says that Portland is just one of five cites in the nation that saw a rise ...

By Elena MacPhee, Principal Broker, ECOBroker
(Rose City Realtors)
Comments 0
Coffee Time Common Grounds Coffee House   4321 SE Hawthorne || 503.236.4835 Java Vivace:  2287 NW Pettygrove || 503.228.3667 Grendel's:  729 E Burnside || 503.595.9550 Random Order Coffeehouse:  1800 NE Alberta || 503.331.1420 Parisi's:  4605 NE Fremont || 503.287.7444 Marsee Baking: 1625 SE Bybe...

By Elena MacPhee, Principal Broker, ECOBroker
(Rose City Realtors)
Comments 0
Local Dessert Spots Parisi's: 4605 NE Fremont #101 || 503.287.7477 Palios: 1996 SE Ladd Ave || 503.232.9412 Staccato Gelato: 232 NE 28th Ave || 503.231.7100 Scooter's: 3312 SE Belmont St || 503.235.0032 PIX Patisserie: 3402 SE Division || 503.232.4407 Voodoo Doughnuts: 22 SW 3rd Ave || 503.241.47...

By Elena MacPhee, Principal Broker, ECOBroker
(Rose City Realtors)
Comments 0
Some of my favorite local restaurants Portofino: 8075 SE 13th Ave ||  503.234.8259Veritable Quandary: 1220 SW 1st Ave || 503.227.7342The Hedge House: 3412 SE Division || 503.235.2215Geraldi's Renaissance: 344 NE 28th Ave || 503.236.8165The Kennedy School: 5736 NE 33rd Ave || 503.249.3983Lucky Lab...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
Comments 0
 Are you getting all of the business you want from the Internet? According to the National Association of Realtor's (R) in a recent article Recent_Field_Guide_Article_written_by_Russell_Carlson :80% of Home Buyer's used the Internet as a source81% of Internet Home Buyer's also used a real estate ...

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