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  Is it time for you to trade up to a larger home?   Was your current home perfect when you moved in? But maybe you've outgrown it with kids, a spouse, pets, or a recent promotion. Now you're thinking about a bigger place...maybe a different neighborhood, or a different school district. Could you...
03/28/2017
 Foreclosure Homes For Sale in Washington County, OR.  Looking for a good deal on your next home? For true bargain hunters, buying a foreclosure can still offer the opportunity to buy below market. Whether it's in the city of Banks, Beaverton, Cornelius, Durham, Forest Grove, Gaston, Hillsboro, L...
03/27/2017
  Hillsboro Real Estate Homes with a 3-Car Garage   See all Hillsboro homes with a 3-car garage: Go Here  Are you searching for a Hillsboro home with a 3-car garage? Whether you need extra room for bikes and mowers, are a car collector, hobby mechanic, or need room for a shop, many homeowners wan...
03/02/2017
Beaverton Real Estate Homes with a 3-Car Garage     See all Beaverton homes for sale with a 3-car garage: Go Here Are you searching for a Beaverton home with a 3-car garage? Whether you need extra room for bikes and mowers, are a car collector, hobby mechanic, or need room for a shop, many homeow...
02/26/2017
Portland Real Estate Market Update for January 2017  The Portland Real Estate market started off the year with mixed results in January.  After several months of progress, new and total residential listing inventory declined. This represents a reversal of the trend towards the end of last year. B...
02/17/2017
Portland Real Estate Market Update 12/2016  Portland metro experienced cooler activity in November, compared to both last month and November 2015. Closed sales (2,434) ended 13.1% ahead of November 2015, despite a 6.0% decrease from October 2016. This was the strongest November for closings in th...
12/20/2016
In this month's Portland Real Estate Monthly Update, the Portland Real Estate Market continues along the same path we've been observing the past six months.While I've said it's a cooling trend, the term is relative for the Portland Real Estate market. Closed sales are still decreasing, down -6.2%...
10/24/2016
Keeping the home financing market liquid is vital to home-ownership but do we (the public) want to take all the risk again? The mortgage meltdown during the Great Recession made it clear that taxpayers were on the hook for the majority of the losses...and we were not happy about it. Post-crash, t...
10/01/2016
If you're thinking of selling or buying Portland Real Estate, you may be asking a few questions. What's happening in the Portland Real Estate market? Do I sell my Portland home now or wait? Where are real estate prices headed?While making predictions can often prove unreliable, a solid grasp of t...
09/14/2016
Home Loans, FHA Loan, Home Equity Loan are Impacted by Dodd Frank   The Financial Reform Act (also known as Dodd Frank) was passed in July of 2010. Many elements of the law recently went into effect, impacting a broad range of banking and lending activities. These new regulations are intended to ...
03/12/2014
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