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New Neighborhood Guide!

New Neighborhood Guide!

We at Think know one of the hardest parts about finding a new home is deciding WHERE you want to live. Choosing a home, and the neighborhood it which it resides, can be a daunting exercise. We want to make it as easy as possible for you, so we've developed an extensive Neighborhood Guide to help you on your journey to a new home! Read More

Which Counties Send the Most New Residents to Portland?

Which Counties Send the Most New Residents to Portland?

Between 2011 and 2015 the population of Portland increased by nearly 200,000 people. The Oregonian compiled census data from those years to find out which counties are sending the most people to Portland. While San Francisco would be most people's guess, it barely broke the top ten.  1. Maricopa Co. Arizona (home to Phoenix) Net increase: 1,251 2. Los Angeles Co. California  Net increase: 1,131 3. Middlesex Co. Massachusetts Net increase:  584 Read More

51-Unit Affordable Housing Building Breaks Ground

51-Unit Affordable Housing Building Breaks Ground

Central City Concern (CCC) has broken ground on a 51-unit affordable housing community in North Portland last week. Part of CCC's "Housing is Health" initiative, the 51-unit apartment building will be named  Charlotte B. Rutherford Place - honoring one of Portland’s pioneering African American families - and will have 34 one-bedroom and 17 two-bedroom units. The building is part of the City of Portland's N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy to address gentrification and the displacement of long-time communities from neighborhoods in North and Northeast Portland. Read More

June Real Estate Market Numbers

June Real Estate Market Numbers

The real estate market in and around Portland cooled a bit in June, especially compared to last year. At this point in 2016 the Portland Metro Area had almost 2% more new listings, almost 4% more closed sales, and over 7% more pending sales. Despite there being more new listings on the market in June than in May, pending sales dropped over 5% and inventory inched up a bit to 1.6 months (vs. 1.5 last month) - further indication of a slightly slowing market. Despite this though, the median sale price continues to increase - this month up just 1/2 a percent to $390,000. Read More