The Oregon House passed HB 2001, a bill that prevents cities from the exclusive use of single-family housing. According to reporting by OPB, this first-in-the-nation measure passed on a bipartisan 43-16 vote and now moves to the Oregon Senate. HB 2001 follows closely behind Minneapolis which banned single-family housing in December. Read More
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
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’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
This week we take a closer look at the zip code of 97266 in Southeast Portland. This area covers parts of the Powellhurst-Gilbert and Pleasant Valley neighborhoods as well as all of Lents. Located in outer Southeast Portland, this area has seen rapid price growth in recent years - the Median Home Price increased by nearly a third from 2016 to today. As closer-in neighborhoods have become unaffordable for many, the less expensive neighborhoods of outer east Portland (and the surrounding suburbs) have become more desirable, especially for first-time home buyers. Read More