Uncategorized Renters No More Within the last few months I have seen a steady increase in prices and number of multiple offers on properties. I'm seeing more homes selling within a week and with two or more offers.  My feeling is, that we have reached the bottom in most price ranges and will now see more homes coming on the market and selling […]
Uncategorized Homebuilder Confidence is Up U.S. homebuilder confidence reaches six-year peak Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 8:39 AM     Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 9:03 AM By The Associated Press     The Associated PressHomebuilder confidence is reaching a six year high. Confidence among U.S. homebuilders rose this month to its highest level in six years and many expect the […]
Uncategorized Case -Shiller Home Prices Increase Case-Shiller: US home prices show first annual gain since 2010. Home Price Indices were released and showed that home prices have increased across the country in the past year. Portland area sales is up 3%.  Home prices have now begun to show the picture of a housing turnaround. New construction has picked up and the fact is that […]
Uncategorized Portland area sales up 3% The median sales price in Portland Metro area rose by 7.8% when comparing with July 2012 and July 2011. Are we on way to a recovery? Check out today's article below.   Case-Shiller: U.S. home prices show first annual gain since 2010; Portland area up 3% Published: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 3:11 PM     Updated: […]
Uncategorized Mortgage rates again hit record lows Your monthly mortgage payment could be lower than you think. Mortgage rates again hit record lows, with 30-year loans now at 3.75 percent Published: Thursday, May 31, 2012, 7:58 AM     Updated: Thursday, May 31, 2012, 7:59 AM By The Associated Press Follow Share Email Print View full size The Associated PressMortgage rates dropped to […]
Uncategorized What is Radon? Protect Yourself & Your Family from Radon   Each of us is exposed to a certain amount of radiation each day, most of which comes from natural sources such as radon. Radon accounts for the largest percentage — more than half — of radiation exposure that the average person in the United States receives.   […]
Uncategorized The Waiting Game – REO Shadow Inventory “The vast majority of repossessed Portland-area homes aren’t up for sale. Instead, more than 80 percent of them are off the market, many vacant and developing maintenance problems that might ultimately take a toll on their resale value if and when they do sell.”     click here to see the article Map of Portland shadow inventory […]
Uncategorized Is Home Buying Cheaper than Renting? Portland has been named as one of the tightest rental markets in the country oregonlive.com In 98 of the top 100 housing markets, buying a home is more affordable than renting, according to the online real estate company Trulia. Only Honolulu and San Francisco buck the trend. There are several reasons: Home prices are falling. […]
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