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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Oregon House Passes Bill to Increase Housing Density

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. “Fundamentally,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Librarians Rule

Let the record show, I love all my clients. That being said, my Frient™ (Friend who’s also a Client), Katie is in a word “excelsior”. Katie and I first started talking several months back when she told me she was ready to move out of her adorable condo. She had spent over…

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