Archive for the ‘Portland’ Category

5 Common First Time Home Buyer Mistakes

Buying a home is a big deal but don’t freak out! This purchase, for most people, is the largest purchase you will make. And for something that involves hundreds of thousands of dollars…well it should be a little complicated. Preparation is key. So when you are getting ready to make your first Portland home purchase, […]

Tiny Houses are all the Rage!

Forget the giant house with a bunch of unused space and a big price tag! The new rage is tiny houses! Yay! Here’s a list of some of the coolest tiny homes, with one even being from Portland. Go here.

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 […]

How to Landscape and Personalize your Bare Portland Yard!

This time of year I find myself frantically working in my yard preparing it for spring and summer. When I bought my house, the yard was like an empty canvas. I’ve spent a lot of time adding personality to what was a large and very plain front and back yard. It also adds a lot […]

23 Locally Owned Businesses Opened in Portland in January!

I always look forward to this article from Through starting my own business and at times struggling, I have found a great appreciation for other locally owned businesses. Let me tell you something, it’s hard! So, if I can shine a little light on those new businesses in our city, then I will. And […]

Beat the Competition and Get that Portland Foreclosure!

While bank-owned homes are plentiful in Portland, they aren’t always easy for a buyer to get. Foreclosures sell at bargain prices — sometimes at 35 percent discounts when compared to nonforeclosures. These ultra-low prices are attracting investors and all-cash offers, which makes it difficult for other buyers’ bids to win out. Here’s how Portland buyers […]

Irvington Neighborhood Home Tour in May!

The 2012 Irvington Home Tour on May 20 will feature a tour of seven houses in this historic Northeast Portland neighborhood. Few city neighborhoods in the West have the variety and quality of early 20th Century residential architecture to equal Portland’s historic Irvington Neighborhood. Irvington has been designated a National Register listed Historic District. The […]

Questions to Ask before Buying a Foreclosure in Portland!

You know that whole saying, “If it seems too good to be true than it probably is.”  Well that is definitely applicable to foreclosures, particularly ones that have been abandoned.  I often encounter new buyers who are excited about the prospect of buying a foreclosure because of the great price they may get.   And […]

New Seasons Market is in the works for N. Williams

The North Portland area around N. Williams and Fremont has seen a lot of change over recent years. With the addition of many new shops, restaurants and bars; the area rivals its neighbor N. Mississippi. So it’s not a surprise to me to see that there are now plans for a 30,000 square foot, $8 […]

Portland Events and Festivals!

It is hard to not let the weather get you down. I definitely begin to get a little edgy this time of year when the color outside is 90% gray. Especially when I’m feeling like I need to get out of the house and do something fun! And even though it’s gross outside, there are […]