RMLS Market Analysis

The RMLS Numbers for October are out! Here’s our take: The median sale price in the Portland Metro Area held steady last month at $410,500; increasing slightly by just $500 over September and represented an increase of 3.9% over this time last year. This is typically the time of year when sales…

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How to Research the History of Your Home

Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? You likely know who owned it before you, and maybe you know the history of your neighborhood, but by doing a little sleuthing, you can learn so much more!1. Talk to your neighbors! Your neighbors are a great source of informal information on…

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RMLS Market Analysis

The RMLS Numbers for September are out! Here’s our take: The median sale price in the Portland Metro area dropped slightly last month to $410,000 – a decrease of just under 2%. Despite this, prices rose 4.5% over this time last year. Across the board we’re seeing the seasonal drop we expect…

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Introducing Origami: Sustainable, Modern Rowhomes

Twelve sustainable modern townhomes dot the skyline on N Vancouver Avenue in the beautiful Piedmont neighborhood. The homes have a streamlined design aesthetic and are built with craftsmanship — a balance of artistry and functionality. Design Forward Living Award-winning architect Ben Waechter of Waechter Architecture designed the rowhomes to feel individual but…

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July RMLS Market Analysis

MLS numbers for July are out. Here’s our take: The mixed bag of activity we’ve seen so far this year in the Portland Real Estate Market continued into July. When we compare this July to July of last year, we see that new listings and pending sales were both down, but closed…

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What Does ‘Middle Housing’ Look Like?

Last week, the Oregon Senate passed House Bill 2001 which would fundamentally change residential zoning laws in Oregon. In cities of 10,000 or more people, duplexes will be allowed in areas currently zoned for single-family homes. In cities of 20,000 or more people, triplexes and fourplexes will be allowed in areas currently…

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