Archive for April, 2012

Beautifully Done Video of Portland. This Is A Must See!

Finding Portland from Uncage the Soul Productions on Vimeo.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

What a beautiful weekend we had here in Portland!  When the weather gets this way it really makes me want to get outside as much as possible and it even makes me contemplate working out.  Here’s a list of all the upcoming Running Events in Portland for the rest of 2012. RACE FOR HOPE –Saturday April […]

I Wonder if People Hide Under Their Beds While I’m Showing Their House?

My husband saw this comment on the website Reddit in response to a Nokia game called Snake.  Check it out and have a little laugh on me! Happy Friday! “I once avoided small talk with a real estate agent by hiding under my bed (I couldn’t be bothered to leave the house). I spent the […]

Biking in Portland

Biking in Portland is one of the things that sets our city apart from others. It is well known that Portland is very bike friendly and that a large number, in comparison to other cities, commute by bike. Now whether you are a driver or biker or whether you loathe or love biking, you can’t […]

Homeowners Beware, Foreclosure Scams Rise 60% This Year!

Mortgage foreclosure scams — which seek to dupe struggling home owners with offers to save them from financial troubles — have soared nearly 60 percent this year. Scammers are increasingly using federal programs, like refinance programs such as HARP and HAMP, to try to trick home owners, reports the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF), a nonprofit […]

Improving your Local Portland Business District is a great site that combines business owners and neighbors to create local news for Portland.  I often check the site when I’m feeling the need to be inspired about the local happenings in our area.  Today I saw this article on, “How to Improve Your Neighborhood’s Business District.”  Likely you live near some […]

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 […]

Portland Earth Day Cleanups!

Spring is finally here. And like many of you, I have spent much of my off time cleaning up the garden or cleaning out the house. What I’m left with is a big pile of stuff I don’t want and a big pile of sod in my yard that I don’t know what to do […]

Wind Map

I found another cool map. Check it out!

Fierce Market in Portland for Home Buyers

This has been a very busy spring! My buyer clients are keeping me very busy and I’m grateful. But as I’m out there showing houses and writing offers, there is a theme beginning to emerge. Competition is fierce! With inventory being low and with the larger than normal (or the past few years) amount of […]