Archive for the ‘selling’ Category

What’s the Market in Portland like right now you ask?

The latest market report from March 2014 shows real estate activity continued to see upward momentum this last month in the Portland metro area! There were 3,090 new listings, a 31.3% increase over the 2,354 new listings posted in February. This was also a 2.9% increase from the 3,002 new listings posted last March. Pending […]

Say Goodbye to The Buyer’s Market in Portland!

In the blink of an eye we went from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market.  How did this happen and what does that even mean you say?  Well, it means that inventory has gone way down.  Wayyyy down.  So when there’s less to choose from, it gives seller’s the upper hand.  Prices are beginning […]

What are Closing Costs?

Good question!  If you are looking into buying or even selling, you will have to deal with closing costs.  So what are they?  In short they consist of a variety of fees and expenses that you and the seller will have to pay at the time of closing. Your lender must provide a good-faith estimate […]

Where and Why are Foreigners Buying U.S. Real Estate?

Very cool infographic on where and why foreigners are buying United States real estate.  When times are tough, there is always someone cashing in .  Our housing crisis which led to very low home prices caught the attention of many foreign investors.  8% of real estate is purchased by foreign investors.  So which states are […]

The Latest Portland Housing Report

The year has started off on a very positive note. Sales activity in the Portland metro area continued to show improvement in closed and pending sales when comparing this January to the same month a year ago. Closed sales experienced a 18.3% increase, posting the highest numbers for January since 2007. Pending sales saw growth […]

Put Some Color on Those Walls & Listen to Warren Buffet (yes I’m serious)

                                    Warren Buffet does tend to know a thing or two about real estate. And Warren believes (I can call him Warren) that employment will rise when real estate does. You think he’s right? It’s not just Warren […]