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Lights. Audio. A Camera Crew. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Last summer, the HGTV show “My First Place” came to Portland and selected a couple of my clients to follow and film as they purchased their first home together. As their agent, I was sorta obligated to go along with the deal. I mean, who would turn down free publicity, right? Well, the episode finally airs this [...]

Portland Real Estate Market Activity – April 2010 Results

Portland’s strong, springtime home-buying activity continued through April, with nearly 2,000 homes selling and another ~3,000 entering into contract. The sale pending number is the highest since May 2007 and is comparable to figure we saw during the bubble-buying period between 2004 and 2007. Sale prices bounced up a tick from last month, but are still [...]

Portland Real Estate Market Activity – March 2010 Results

Reporting this a little late this month, but March results for Portland’s real estate market were a little eye-opening. First off, 1,800 homes closed escrow in March. That’s ok, but not historically all that strong for March. However, 2,400+ homes went sale pending in the month. That’s the highest number of homes under contract going back 31 [...]

John Ross Condo Auction Preview

Jason Lucas and I spent a couple hours at the John Ross condos on Monday to see every unit and to document the features,

Portland Real Estate Market Activity – February 2010 Results

If you believed the Portland-area housing market was in recovery mode, February 2010's results won't bolster your confid

Free Homeownership Preservation Workshop Comes to Portland

If you're struggling to keep your home, you may want to take advantage of an upcoming workshop and free counseling put o

John Ross Condos Go To Auction

Like the neighboring Atwater Place, owners of the John Ross Condominiums have decided to auction 50 unsold units in an e

New Administration Program Pays Owners to Take Short Sale Option

New solutions from the Obama administration for the housing crisis continue to emerge. From the New York Times comes: Mo

Portland Metropolitan Area Median Home Prices, 2000 – 2009

 I put together a graph showing Portland-area median sale prices by month from 2000 through 2009. The smooth curves show

NY Times Charts Case-Shiller Numbers for Portland and U.S.

According to the Case-Shiller report, home price declines are easing throughout most of the country, including Portland-

Portland Real Estate Market Activity — January 2010 Results

Just about every metric comparing January 2010 to January 2009 would appear to be positive news -- higher sales volume &

Federal Housing Support Ends Soon. Then What?

I've been pondering how the housing market will fare as federal support programs wind down. First, the Federal Reserve w No related posts.

Why Your Bank May Not Be Interested in Working Out Your Mortgage Problem

Lost in the breathless excitement surrounding low interest rates and homebuyer tax credits are the stories of beleaguere No related posts.

Final Street of Eames Pre-Sale Tickets Now Available

Just a heads-up. If you want an assured ticket for Portland's popular modern home tour (April 17), you might have to pon No related posts.

Wipeout Weekend

Completely off the real estate topic today, but I bumped into this video posted at, courtesy of the Winde No related posts.

FHA Raises Borrower Requirements, Increases Fees

It's an FHA-kinda day here at re:PDX. In a move to minimize its own insolvency and avoid a bailout, the FHA is refining No related posts.

HUD Temporarily Suspends FHA Anti-Flip Rule

Starting February 1, the Department of Housing and Urban Development will temporarily suspend a rule in FHA lending that Related posts:The Clock is Ticking for FHA Changes Anyone considering a home purchase or a refinance using FH...

Portland Real Estate Market Activity - December 2009 Results

December 2009 certainly beat the tar out of December 2008 when it came to sales volume. Poor weather and economic uncert No related posts.

New RMLS CEO & President appointed

Big news yesterday at RMLS headquarters as Kurt von Wasmuth was appointed as the new CEO and President of Oregon's large No related posts.

Street of Dreams returns to its luxury formula

The Portland Tribune reports that the Homebuilders Association of Metropolitan Portland will be revisiting its single-fa No related posts.

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