May RMLS Market Analysis

May RMLS Market Analysis

The Portland Real Estate market saw some strong numbers last month. After a strong April, we saw that momentum continue into May with new listings and closed sales up over last year by 5.1% and 5.9%, respectively. The Median Home Price also increased by 2.7% over last year to $420,000 — the highest we’ve ever seen in the Portland Metro Area. Read More

Think is celebrating LOVE at Pride — celebrate with us!

Think is celebrating LOVE at Pride — celebrate with us!

Come celebrate Pride with us June 15 and 16 in Downtown Portland at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Think agents will be walking in the Portland Pride Parade, on June 16 at 11 am. The parade route travels through Northwest Portland and along SW Naito Parkway to end at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, Oregon. Approximately 8,000 LGBTQ+ and allies walk in the parade, and as many as 45,000 spectators line the 1.1-mile route. We are listed as group number 50. Read More

A love letter to a very special brunch spot

A love letter to a very special brunch spot

If you’re anything like me, you LOVE brunch. Not only the food but the totally justified (compulsory?) day drinking that accompanies it. But not all brunches are created equal; sometimes you get served a saltless Bloody Mary that tastes like straight-up Clamato or a hash that comes out soggy from the inordinate amount of kale that was included for some reason. My partner and I have very different dietary restrictions and coupled with the sometimes outrageous wait times( I’m looking at you Alberta) for the places we like, brunch can prove to be a fruitless experience. Read More

April RMLS Market Analysis

April RMLS Market Analysis

April’s market numbers are showing a stronger market than we’ve seen in the last few months. This is typically the busiest time of the year in the Northwest, so it’s not unexpected to see a stronger April than March. Last month both new listings and pending sales were down, so now we’re seeing the effect of that in a drop in Closed Sales during April. Fortunately, both listings and Pending Sales were up in April compared to last year (5.5% and 3.1%, respectively). Read More

Increasing Housing Density In Oregon Gains Momentum

Increasing Housing Density In Oregon Gains Momentum

Earlier this year, Oregon House Speaker, Rep. Tina Kotek (D-Portland) drafted House Bill 2001 that would increase housing density across the state. The bill was unanimously approved by a House committee Monday after the Portland Democrat agreed to make several changes and even has some allies across the aisle. Read More