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By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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What does it take to recognize and take action on a good deal. I have worked with Investors of Real Estate most of My  career which started in 1988.This past 12 months or so has seen a lot of negative press in as far as the real estate market goes. Based on the press reports one might presume tha...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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What a wonderful afternoon it was shaping up to be. The sun was shining and all things appeared well with my then current group of Buyer's transactions. Thinking it could not get much better than this, my phone rang and it did.The call was from Andy and Dawn who were then living in Rhode Island. ...

By Todd Clark, Principle Broker Oregon
(eXp Realty LLC)
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OK - Just to let you know, I love this idea that the City of Portland had put in to affect despite it being very 1984ish. What is the City of Portland doing? They are putting up security cameras that are on motion detectors in high graffiti areas. What happens is, if something moves, it triggers ...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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While cruising through the Blog Posts here on Active Rain I came across this Intriguing_Story  from Activerainer Karen Monsour. Her post and question is a good one. But as I began writing the comment it soon got out of hand and control, length wise. Hence this post follows.Karen's Boyfriend gave ...

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 staging project was a condo-conversion of multiple units recently completed in Portland OR. The investors & their real estate broker realized that staging the model unit would help buyers imagine how the space could be used. Here are some Before & After photos of the project ...       Within...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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I just don't get it! Someone please tell me what the rationale is behind what appears to be standard fare in the lending industry. What I am talking about is the reluctance of Lender's to approve mortgages for Investors of Flip Properties especially over the last couple of years. I have been conf...

By Jennifer Monroe, Real Estate REALTOR®/Broker in Beautiful Charlotte
(Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Comments 58
We're different and we know it. You won’t find us running with the pack or playing by the rules. They may call us ‘scenesters’, but that’s just not who we are. Flying below the radar smacks of our autonomous Pdx spirit, so is it any wonder that the current state of our local real estate market is...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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 ..............................................................HELLLLLLLLLLLLLP!...................................................................If you can't here the screams for help, perhaps it's because of all the complaining you've been doing. The Real Estate Market that we are experiencing...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
Comments 12
This morning was not unlike many mornings. I awoke a little earlier than normal, usually I wake up around 5:30 or a quarter to 6:00. As my Eyes began to focus I noticed first that it was still a little dark outside. The clock on the dresser with it's bright red numbers beaming back at me said 5:4...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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Each and every Season has its own special feeling. Fall for me is a glorious time. It is a time for the changing of the guard so to speak. Ushering out Summer and transitioning into the Winter months that lay ahead.During this transition period it is often easy to overlook the beauty of this seas...

By Sara Goodwin, Portland, Oregon Appraiser
(Ashcroft & Associates)
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I know the GPS is a house or two off and images are a bit lacking, but I must say that Google Street Views has potential.  I'm inclined to reference Street View links in my report if there's a view or other neighborhood amenity/defect that is note-worthy.For instance now I can show my client that...

By Todd Clark, Principle Broker Oregon
(eXp Realty LLC)
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I love Halloween and spend a lot of money to scare teenagers. (I try not to scare little kids.) But, this time of year you hear on the news of haunted houses and other strange things happening in houses.My story comes back from my days as a DJ. It was a warm summer night and we were about to do t...

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 vacant home felt so cold when I first viewed it....it's been on the market for several months with no offers so the sellers wanted to do whatever was needed to make the home more appealing to potential buyers (there had been lots of showings, and realtors reported that the home is priced rig...

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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Often in a vacant home, there's a room or two that doesn't immediately indicate what it's purpose is -- that's where creative staging comes into play!  If buyers can't see how to use the room, they'll get confused and just move on to the next house....so we want to capture their imagination and l...

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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A savvy Portland couple knew that hiring us to stage their occupied home prior to listing it would make it more appealing to potential buyers who viewed it in the online listing photos and in person.  This home was a pleasure to stage because the existing furnishings were lovely ... it just lacke...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
Comments 12
It is not often as Real Estate Agents that we are afforded the opportunity to watch our peers work. Strange as it may seem there are as many ways to conduct business as there are practitioners. Even somewhat stranger, I would hazard to guess that most of us have received similar training in fact ...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
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Coping with the current credit crunch By Wayne B. Prunerhttp://www.yourhomeinportlandoregon.com/ Wayne's Portland Oregon Real Estateblogwww.activerain.com/wayneprunerPortland Oregon: If you are in the real estate market today, either as a buyer or seller, you know that credit is much harder to ge...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
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Portland Oregon: 5 Things To Do in October  By Wayne B. Prunerhttp://www.yourhomeinportlandoregon.com/ Wayne's Portland Oregon area Real Estate blogwww.activerain.com/wayneprunerThe Maize at The Pumpkin Patch - The Corn MAiZEThere are mazes all over Portland, but this is one of the best. Take the...

By Todd Clark, Principle Broker Oregon
(eXp Realty LLC)
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The City of Portland is a great place to live, but sometimes I think they don't really think about what they areasking people to do. They ask everyone in Portland to bike to work at least one day a week.Even though Portland was voted one of the top 10 bike cities in the United States, that doesn'...

By Todd Clark, Principle Broker Oregon
(eXp Realty LLC)
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 Yep, if you are a mime, and are looking into increase the size of your imaginary box, then I have the home for you. This home is as has as many bedrooms, baths and square footage as you can imagine.The only thing you need to remember is your lot is only .35 acres and there is an egress in the C...

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