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Welcome to Ross NW Real Estate, home of the premier real estate agents in the Portland area. We work with every client closely to ensure that they find a place they’ll call their forever home that meets their every desire and need. Ross NW Real Estate is built on core values of honesty, integrity, professionalism and knowledge and we promise to work with you on every aspect of the buying and selling process.

From the coast to the mountains, Portland has everything you could ever want in a place to call home. The sense of community and the tight-knit feel of the area offer comfort and peace to those who call Portland home. Portland’s real estate is full of unique homes of all different calibers and styles to fit any taste. We welcome you to work with us to find your dream home in the booming and selfless city of Portland, where you will find that people are always kind, generous and willing to lend a helping hand. Portland offers exceptional schools, safe communities and plenty of entertainment for anyone and everyone. In Portland, you gain a mix of fast-paced city life with a rural feel. There is always something to do whether it be a concert, show or outdoor event. You don’t have to choose a specific lifestyle living in Portland, because you’ll have it all.

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Make yourself at home

Welcome to Ross NW Real Estate, home of the premier real estate agents in the Portland area. We work with every client closely to ensure that they find a place they’ll call their forever home that meets their every desire and need. Ross NW Real Estate is built on core values of honesty, integrity, professionalism and knowledge and we promise to work with you on every aspect of the buying and selling process.

From the coast to the mountains, Portland has everything you could ever want in a place to call home. The sense of community and the tight-knit feel of the area offer comfort and peace to those who call Portland home. Portland’s real estate is full of unique homes of all different calibers and styles to fit any taste. We welcome you to work with us to find your dream home in the booming and selfless city of Portland, where you will find that people are always kind, generous and willing to lend a helping hand. Portland offers exceptional schools, safe communities and plenty of entertainment for anyone and everyone. In Portland, you gain a mix of fast-paced city life with a rural feel. There is always something to do whether it be a concert, show or outdoor event. You don’t have to choose a specific lifestyle living in Portland, because you’ll have it all.

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1601 Pine St. Lake Oswego

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4726 Upper Dr

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Dividable lots in Lake Oswego!

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4726 Upper Dr. Lake Oswego

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7570 Ridgewood Dr. Gladstone

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Daylight Ranch in Gladstone!

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17526 SW Sarala St. Beaverton

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4168 Chad Dr. Lake Oswego

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What they Say About Us

We began working with Mark before moving to the Portland area. He was very helpful in buying our first home. Our experience was a bit more complicated due to using a VA loan but that did not bother Mark - he kept working with us and after a very busy season for Portland real estate

- Amanda Lutrus Read More »

Mark was very helpful and responsive, and easy to work with. He took the trouble to learn what I wanted and needed in a home. I'm very happy with my new home. 09/23/2013- Anonymous

- Anonymous

Mark Ross and his team provided me with a constant variety of potential homes within my guidelines. I am not an easy person to get to the closing table, and Mark worked through the problem areas quite well. I would completely recommend Mark Ross for any buyer in the greater Portland area. He and his

- Terry R. Read More »

Mark was a stranger on the internet when I met him. From the beginning, I felt he was honest and candid and understood my particular position. He knows the Portland neighborhoods very well and knows exactly what is going on in the market at any given time. 07/10/2014- Vicki Hansen

- Vicki Hansen

[Mark's] knowledge of the real estate [market] was exceptional. He worked tirelessly, on time and schedules. At the time I was looking for my property inventories were extremley low, in my price range, But Mark never gave up searching. I love my house. 04/17/2013- Kathy Bohlman

- Kathy Bohlman

We currently live in California and tried to find a good realtor in Oregon State. We were lucky to found Mark Ross. It was a pleasure to have him. He was very knowledgeable, technically savvy, very responsive to our needs and best of all, he understood the current market situation and was ready to help

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Escaped from being a renter. Got a great house that fits my income! Majority of the house hunting, negotiation and document signing was done online so the process was quick and efficient. Started looking for a house on my own and I was always last in line. With Mark Ross I got to bid on

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I recently purchased a house in West Linn with the help of Mark. His advice was spot on during this whole process. His negotiation skills were great and he knew how to interact with the buyer and other agent. He was available to show houses even on short notice and was always prompt to get

- Janae Read More »

Mark was great to work with and met all our expectations from beginning to end. He worked tirelessly to ensure a positive experience. Mark has a fair approach to doing business and is an expert in his field. He is a master negotiator and will get you the best possible price whether you are buying

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Mark helped us purchase a condo for our disabled son. Because of today's market, we had to act fast in order to get the condo we wanted at a price we could afford. There were a couple of times that I was in danger of making a rash decision. Fortunately, Mark kept his cool and

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Neighborhood Soccer
August 29, 2016

9 Ingredients of a Great Neigh...

You’ve checked out the schools and researched the crime rates. You’ve driven by your would-be future home three times to make sure the neighbors t...

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August 26, 2016

Existing-Home Sales Stumble in...

  Slowed by frustratingly low inventory levels in many parts of the country, existing-home sales lost momentum in July and decreased year-...

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August 23, 2016

5 Expectations You Should Have...

If you listen to others who’ve had their homes on the market, it can seem as if there’s nothing worse than selling a house. It’s suc...

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August 23, 2016

What Should Homeowners Know ab...

    Today’s “Ask the Expert” column features Mark Walker, Director with NRG Mass Sales. Q: What are the top five ...

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August 17, 2016

From burgers to kabobs: Portla...

The restaurant review site Yelp now claims to have the answer. For the first time, Yelp has compiled a list of the top 40 food ...

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August 17, 2016

What to Do After Inheriting a ...

  Receiving an inheritance is often an emotional experience. Inheriting property, such as the family home or a vacation home can be especi...

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August 12, 2016

Why You Should Own a Home in a...

  Whether you have children or not, it pays to buy in an area with great schools. Realtor.com® recently released a new study that identif...

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August 11, 2016

Confessions of a 20-Year Homeo...

  My oldest son turned 20 this year. In addition to realizing I’ll no longer be able to say, “I have two teenagers,” and that I’...

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Old LO Home
August 8, 2016

Demolition of Lake Oswego's ol...

Lake Oswego's oldest home is not likely to be demolished following a Thursday ruling by the Oregon Supreme Court reversing a...

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August 4, 2016

Back to school? Here's how it ...

Neighborhoods with at least one good elementary school have greater home values as well as higher home price appreciation over the long term compared ...

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August 4, 2016

Need to buy a house fast after...

  In fast-moving housing markets, many sellers worry that once they’ve found someone to buy their place, they won’t have enough time t...

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August 2, 2016

When it comes to commercial re...

Although Portland’s downtown and close-in eastside office submarkets have been receiving a lot of attention lately, the Vancouver office market is p...

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July 28, 2016

Keep Your Basement Dry with Th...

  Water damage is a common hazard to residences, and can come from several overlooked sources. HYDROSTATIC WATER PRESSURE Hydrostati...

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July 27, 2016

5 Kitchen Island Styles to Fit...

    Regardless of the size of your kitchen remodel, adding an island to your design is one of the best things you can do to make y...

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July 25, 2016

Do Your Home Work Right: Avoid...

Before making any changes to your new home, always check with your builder. Photo courtesy of David McLellan, author of "The Home Book."   ...

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July 22, 2016

The future of mortgage rates i...

Near the end of June, Brexit came, then it went and, according to Capital Economics, that’s where the story ends.   No more effect on the...

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July 21, 2016

Living in The Pearl

Portlanders of a certain vintage have a strong memory associated with Portland’s Brewery Blocks. It used to exude the heady smell of of brewing beer...

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July 19, 2016

Americans Willing to Pay More ...

Nearly three in four Americans (73 percent) would support changes in land use or zoning regulations in their community that encourage transit oriented...

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Biketown
July 19, 2016

Biketown bike-share launches t...

Portland streets have taken on an orange tint in recent weeks in preparation for the Tuesday launch of the central city's new bike-share system. &n...

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July 13, 2016

Is Portland’s Housing Market...

If you’re thinking about buying a new home in Portland — right now, you’ve likely already heard horror stories from your friends and family abou...

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July 12, 2016

A Parent's Guide to Selling Yo...

The idea of selling your home can be quite daunting. Add to the equation a young child and the task may seem impossible.   Fortunately, tha...

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Yellow House
July 12, 2016

5 Stress Relieving Tips for Fi...

Moving into a new place is both exciting and challenging, and that is especially true if it's your first time as a homeowner. Instead of allowin...

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July 8, 2016

The best public transit is in ...

Online real estate listing services are beginning to offer more options for those who really don't want to own a car where they live. Fast commute ...

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July 7, 2016

Portland passes deconstruction...

Portland's City Council has given the go-ahead on a measure requiring contractors who demolish homes built before 1916 to fully deconstruct them. The...

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June 30, 2016

America’s Top 10 Green Citie...

More than 80% of America’s population is clustered in its cities. This, of course, is no surprise. After all, cities are where the jobs...

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June 29, 2016

Will the Portland housing mark...

It began in October. Home values in Portland grew that month as fast year-over-year as the red-hot prices in Denver and San Francisco. &nbs...

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June 24, 2016

Buying and Selling Your Home: ...

Unless you’re upgrading to a new home every year, chances are the buying and selling process has changed significantly since you were last in a clos...

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Demolition
June 22, 2016

City seeks public feedback on ...

Portlanders down over demolition in the city's neighborhoods will be able to share their laments and ideas with the city during a series of open house...

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June 22, 2016

Portland 6th most popular dest...

  That is according to a new report, titled "Talent on the Move," released Wednesday by researchers at Portland State University who found tha...

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Old Town
June 20, 2016

Old Town block sells for $11 m...

A local developer has purchased a surface parking lot in Portland's Old Town Chinatown neighborhood for $11 million and wants to turn it...

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June 17, 2016

10 House Painting Rules You Sh...

No home improvement project revives, protects and beautifies a house as quickly, effectively and affordably as exterior painting. A new coat of paint ...

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June 17, 2016

What Is Fannie Mae? And Freddi...

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images     Whether you are shopping for a mortgage or just occasionally read financial news stories, you...

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June 16, 2016

Portland approves major 20-yea...

Portland leaders project that the city's population will grow by nearly 42 percent — reflecting about 260,000 new residents — over the next 20 y...

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June 14, 2016

Wood or Wood-Like Flooring: Wh...

  Traditionally, hardwood floors added warmth and natural beauty to the home. These days, hardwood competes with copycat laminates and e...

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June 14, 2016

HUD Awards $46.5 Million to Ma...

To protect children and families from the hazards of lead-based paint and other home health and safety hazards, the U.S. Department of Housing a...

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Kitchen
June 10, 2016

What You Need to Know About a ...

  You've heard the horror stories – within weeks of purchasing a home, the hot water heater leaks, the HVAC suddenly stops working or the fr...

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New Const
June 9, 2016

New development rules would li...

Developers would be required to reduce the scale of homes they build in Portland's single-family zones and would be allowed to con...

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Train
June 7, 2016

5 Questions to Ask About Your ...

Your morning commute matters, and it can be somewhere between two extremes depending on your preferences and needs. Teleworkers can go from bed to the...

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Land
June 3, 2016

EPA grants $400,000 to help cl...

East Portland just got $400,000 to help clean up its industrial land. The Environmental Protection Agency is providing a pair of grants for the cit...

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June 2, 2016

Where Americans Are Moving Rig...

Why do people get the overwhelming urge to move in the summer? It’s one of those eternal questions, right up there with “Can love really...

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June 1, 2016

Historic Pearl District fireho...

  An historic Pearl District firehouse that had been targeted for demolition will remain standing after all, as a developer has al...

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May 31, 2016

How Your New Job Affects Your ...

Wendy Townrow/iStock   Changing jobs is a natural part of a long and eventful career. But if you’re trying to impress a m...

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Closing Cost
May 27, 2016

How Much Are Closing Costs? Wh...

Closing costs are the fees paid to third parties that help facilitate the sale of a home, and they vary widely by location. But as a ...

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Urban Residential
May 20, 2016

How Commercial Real Estate is ...

Suburbia boomed in the 1950s as people moved out of urban centers throughout the country and into newly developed neighborhoods filled exclusively wit...

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May 18, 2016

How to Begin Investing in Real...

  The housing market is well on the mend, with prices steadily rising in much of the country. It may be a good time, then, to think ab...

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May 13, 2016

Portland’s Hottest Microhood...

IMAGE: STUART MULLENBERG Forget gray hairs. Over the past few years, real estate has given us wrinkles. Falling home prices, rising for...

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Lents
May 12, 2016

Another Lents land sale could ...

A new food cart pod, pub and a market-rate apartment building are likely on the menu for the Lents neighborhood after the Portland Development Commiss...

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May 9, 2016

Portland Affordability in Comp...

When discussing Portland’s housing affordability, the most common way is to point out prices in other major West Coast metropolitan areas. For examp...

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Home updates
May 6, 2016

11 Popular Home Updates That A...

  Is adding barn doors to your home the key to selling it for a higher price?   Conventional wisdom would say almost certainly ...

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May 4, 2016

10 Tips to Prep Your Home for ...

If you want to sell your home during this year’s spring selling season, now is the time to get moving. Sellers can rest assured that if there’s no...

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Single Family Medium Home
May 4, 2016

Tips for single homebuyers

  When I bought my first house in 1984, single homebuyers—especially, young, female single homebuyers—were unusual in Toronto. But whe...

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April 29, 2016

8 Types of Roads That Can Have...

A house hunter's must have list for a new home often includes the number of bedrooms, necessary appliance updates and maybe a garage or backyard. But ...

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April 28, 2016

Why Spring is the Perfect Time...

  Spring is in the air and homebuyers are coming out of hibernation. With the holidays over and the weather warming up, it’s the time of...

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Union Way
April 27, 2016

Portland's lively retail scene...

Portland's retail scene may be a touch eclectic — think bone broth bars and hipster outdoor gear alongside Nike, Nordstrom and Macy's — but it's d...

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Small Mortgage
April 22, 2016

Why More Millennials are Buyin...

Image Source     As they get ready to start families, city-loving millennials are making an unexpected choice: They are moving ...

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Sold Sign
April 22, 2016

Here's why seasonality matters...

Seasonality plays an important role in the housing market.  Home buying and selling activities swell during the spring and summer months of the year,...

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Martin Apartments
April 21, 2016

Apartment portfolio goes for $...

Several sizable multifamily properties have changed hands over the past year or so as institutional investors have taken a liking to Portland. But ...

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Kitchen
April 21, 2016

5 Rules for Updating an Old Ho...

Whether it’s because it was the only home available in your price range or because you’ve always dreamed of having one, you bought an older home. ...

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Sold Sign
April 19, 2016

Looking for a home in the red-...

When Caitlin and Charles Vestal began looking to buy a home in January, the search quickly felt like a full-time job.   "It has been an ins...

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For Rent
April 14, 2016

Should You Turn Your Residence...

When your circumstances change, such as starting a new job, having a baby or providing caregiving for an older relative, your current home may no ...

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Apartments
April 14, 2016

Are Today’s Outskirts Tomorr...

IMAGE: BRIDGET CALIP AND BRINK COMMUNICATIONS Three sharp new apartment buildings, with inscrutably marketable names like Vector, Hub9,...

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Laundry Room
April 12, 2016

Millennial Musts: Top 10 Non-N...

  Demographics trends experts I once worked with looked for a hole in the donut. The donut is where everybody looks for opportunity. The h...

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Modern Interior
April 7, 2016

How to Successfully Buy a Home...

If you’ve decided to buy a home this spring, good luck to you. Your challenge will be not just finding a home you like, but also beating out all the...

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Building
April 6, 2016

Urban homes in Portland are no...

City living is all the rage these days, and according to a new report from Zillow, the trend is paying off for homeowners. The real estate company re...

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April 4, 2016

The top 10 tech company draws ...

A survey of software engineers by confidential job search app Anthology sees Portland rising in the ranks of desirable locations. Portland cracked th...

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Floor Plan
March 31, 2016

Two-Bedroom versus Three-Bedro...

Does a three-bedroom house sell faster than a two-bedroom? A real estate agent will likely tell you that it does. While this may be true, there are ex...

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December 15, 2014

Homebuilder confidence falls i...

Following a four-point uptick last month, builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell one point in December to a level o...

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November 3, 2014

A posh (and pet-friendly) down...

A pet-friendly downtown Portland hotel is set for a full-on makeover to the tune of more than $10 million in 2015. The Hotel Vintage Plaza , located ...

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October 27, 2014

More homes surge past $500K in...

By now you already know: Portland's real estate market is on the rise. As one of the last relatively affordable cities on the West Coast, it comes ...

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October 2, 2014

Data don’t lie: Portland jum...

We’ve been closely following the emerging narrative of Portland’s latest tech boom with homegrown startups adding staff, building-out new offices ...

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September 29, 2014

As pressures force Portland to...

An essay by Carl Alviani, who works at Portland's Ziba Design, has triggered a lot of online conversation about the kind of city that Portland seems t...

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September 25, 2014

Solar energy prices drop but r...

The future of solar energy is getting brighter. So says a trio of new studies that note substantial declines in the price of both rooftop and utility-...

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September 24, 2014

New single-family home sales s...

August increase to six-year high comes off disappointing July Sales of new single-family houses in August 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual r...

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September 18, 2014

Fed Signals No Hurry to Raise ...

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is in no hurry to raise interest rates. The economic recovery has stayed on course in recent months, and the...

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September 3, 2014

Downtown Portland's 10 Best Ha...

For this roundup, we used a liberal definition of "downtown" -- for us, this happy hour happy zone spills across the river to Water Avenue, and skips ...

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August 25, 2014

A pair of Portland chefs set t...

Portland chefs Doug Adams from the Imperial restaurant at Hotel Lucia and Gregory Gourdet from the Departure restaurant at The Nines will appear o...

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August 5, 2014

What Do the Pearl District's "...

With construction underway on three high-rise residential buildings in the north Pearl District, one local construction mainstay will be getting a lot...

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July 25, 2014

Portland's average apartment r...

How expensive are apartments in Portland these days? The area's average apartment rent in June was $1,160 in June, $167 more expensive than it was th...

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July 24, 2014

What Can You Get for $750,000 ...

West Linn, Oregon   This three-bedroom, two-bathroom house in West Linn sold on June 11 for $750,000.   Battle Ground, Washington ...

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July 21, 2014

What $1 Million Buys in Housin...

$1 million is a lot of money to spend on a house. But what it buys in Wayzata, Minn. is not the same as what it can buy in Miami, Fla. From smal...

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July 18, 2014

Here's What 1 Million Dollars ...

In Capetown, South Africa, $1 million goes a pretty long way. A million-dollar home sounds like a major luxury. But $1 million buys something vast...

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July 16, 2014

Portland Restaurant And Bar Ev...

Find out what food events are happening this week:   Under the Antlers at Urban Farmer: Urban Farmer will be serving a four-course, seafood-ce...

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July 14, 2014

5 Pieces Of Investing Wisdom F...

Summertime means time spent lounging at the pool or beach, hosting barbecues and planning well-deserved vacations. Investing is probably the last thin...

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July 9, 2014

Which Portland suburb is one o...

Portland's Lake Oswego has been identified as one of the country's top 10 most desirable places for parents to live in an annual study.The report, by ...

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July 7, 2014

A look inside a Portland gover...

The Block 300 building, the former home of The General Services Administration, recently received a facelift. The idea is that the structure could at...

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July 3, 2014

AN ESTUARY PRESERVED 6 THINGS ...

The Oregon State Department of Parks and Recreation will pay $1.8 million to purchase an 357-acre former farm on the Sand Lake estuary on the Oregon C...

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July 3, 2014

Which top spot did PDX land? (...

Who's got the best airport goods? According to Travel and Leisure magazine, the best place to fly from sits in far Northeast Portland. Portland Int...

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July 1, 2014

4 Questions About That Incomin...

If (when?) South Waterfront turns into the destination entertainment and restaurant district that such local players as Jay Zidell are envisioning, ...

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July 1, 2014

Portland Oregon Pending Home S...

Pending home sales surged in May, spurred by lower interest rates and increased inventory, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported Mon...

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June 30, 2014

South Waterfront to get its fi...

A new gastro pub that'll specialize in American comfort food and serve microbrews, plans to open its doors in South Waterfront this September. The Gr...

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June 30, 2014

KB Home CEO nails what's missi...

What’s wrong with the housing market? If you don’t have more than a minute, you may not want to ask this writer, but in a conference call on earn...

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June 30, 2014

Current Mortgage Performance R...

Mortgage performance is on the rise, and foreclosures are on the decline at the nation’s largest banks, according to the first-quarter Mortgage Metr...

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June 27, 2014

Undervalued Homes Squash Housi...

While persistent price gains continue to dominate headlines, homes in a majority of major markets across the country remain slightly undervalued, quas...

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June 4, 2014

Home prices up in all 50 state...

U.S. home prices rose for the 26th consecutive month in April as widespread prosperity drove real estate prices up by more than 10.5 percent. Irvine,...

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May 28, 2014

Portland Home Values Close in ...

U.S. home prices were 12.4 percent higher in March than they were a year ago — a significant slowdown from recent months, according to the influenti...

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May 21, 2014

The Skanner Takes on Homeowner...

The Skanner newspaper’s Lisa Loving spent two years looking into problems that arise when homeowner associations exert extraordinary control over ...

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May 14, 2014

House hunting in Portland? You...

The summer buying season has barely started and the noose already is tightening around Portland’s residential real estate market. Portland posted o...

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May 7, 2014

CoreLogic: Portland-Area Home ...

Home prices rose in the Portland area and across the U.S. in March even as home sales failed to meet expectations. The data firm CoreLogic said U.S...

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April 30, 2014

State to wind down foreclosure...

Having spent most of the $220 million it received from the federal government for foreclosure aid programs, Oregon plans to wind down the biggest of t...

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April 23, 2014

No house for you! Overlook is ...

Portland’s residential real estate market is redefining the term "tight." There are no single family detached homes available for sale in the 97227...

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April 16, 2014

Here's Proof the Housing Bubbl...

Many housing industry experts and economists (especially “celebrity economists”) have been touting their belief that the housing recovery has bee...

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April 9, 2014

Report: Want to buy a home in ...

Boy, that Portland housing market is really something. Just ask the team at Redfin, the “technology-powered brokerage” that tracks housing sales ...

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April 7, 2014

Online Home Shopping Surges Mo...

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee takes a look at stories across the HousingWire news desk, with more coverage to come on bigger issues.  The Quicken ...

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April 7, 2014

Can You Afford To Buy A House ...

You're tired of "throwing money away" on rent. You want to buy your own home. But you're not sure if now is the right time.  You hesitate about "...

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April 7, 2014

HUD: March Housing Scorecard S...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's(HUD) latest Housing Scorecard for March, released in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury, showe...

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April 4, 2014

Portland's Apartment Titan PNC...

Portland-based PNC Real Estate is moving up the ladder among the nation's apartment owners.  PNC is now the country's fourth largest apartment own...

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April 4, 2014

6 Staging Pitfalls Sellers Sho...

In many cases, staging will determine how easily a home will sell, but luckily, it's one of the few factors that your clients have control over. With ...

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April 4, 2014

How Unaffordable Is That House...

Pretty unaffordable.  Seattle-based Zillow reports that more than half of homes on the market in seven cities including Portland are beyond the re...

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April 2, 2014

Street of Dreams turns 39 in H...

The latest edition of one of the longest-running luxury home tours in the United States will take place this summer in Happy Valley. The 2014 NW Nat...

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March 26, 2014

Foreclosure Rates Keep Falling

CoreLogic reports a dramatic drop in completed foreclosure rates over the past year. The Irvine, Calif.-based real estate research firm reports 48,0...

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March 19, 2014

Booming exurbs will keep eligi...

Some not-so-rural-anymore areas will remain eligible for government-guaranteed, zero-down payment home loans under the farm bill to be signed this mor...

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March 12, 2014

Aid program for underwater hom...

A state program designed to help underwater homeowners will be expanded statewide after an eight-month pilot test in the Portland area, officials said...

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March 5, 2014

Investing in Portland Rentals?...

Portland may have the nation’s second-tightest apartment market, but it's a middling place to invest in rentals. So says Seattle-based All Property...

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February 26, 2014

Home Prices Keep Bubbling Up

Home buyers scouring Portland for a place to live can take some comfort in this: At least they’re not house hunting in Las Vegas, San Francisco or L...

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February 19, 2014

Portland's 25 Hottest Neighbor...

Ah, 2013: The year Portland's simmering housing market came to a rolling boil. Hyperbole aside, the city's residential real estate market saw a lot o...

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February 13, 2014

Portland Foreclosures Rates Pl...

Portland-area foreclosure and mortgage delinquency rates dropped in the fall. CoreLogic, an Irvine, Calif.-based research firm, reports the foreclosu...

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February 7, 2014

How Oregon Compares to Foreclo...

Another week, another report on the outlook for Oregon's, and the nation's, residential real estate market. The latest comes from CoreLogic, which r...

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January 29, 2014

Micro Apartments, Creative Off...

Portland landlords will be sitting pretty in the coming year as a growing economy collides with almost no new non-apartment construction. The result ...

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January 22, 2014

Zillow: Heat Rising on Portlan...

Get ready for another wild real estate year! Portland will be the ninth hottest residential market in the nation in 2014, according to Zillow, the Sea...

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January 16, 2014

Where Will Home Prices go in 2...

Local home prices will climb by about four percent in 2014, placing Portland 12th among the nation’s largest cities for anticipated gains. Clear Ca...

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January 8, 2014

Portland Found Its Strength Wh...

Going back to our earliest days as a species, we humans have regarded our domiciles as bastions of stability. Whether a cave, a rustic cabin or an opu...

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December 30, 2013

A Drop in Portland Home Sales?

RealtyTrac reports the annualized sale volume of single family homes dropped in 14 of the nation’s top 50 metro areas in November — including Por...

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December 19, 2013

Best November for Home Sales i...

Portland recorded the best November for home sales in seven years, according to Regional Multiple Listing Service figures released Thursday. There ...

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December 11, 2013

Investors Still See Opportunit...

Investors scooped up thousands of homes, condos and commercial office buildings on the cheap in the wake of the real estate collapse. There are appar...

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December 4, 2013

Where are Portland Homes Selli...

Portland's lightning-fast real estate market sped up in the third quarter. That fact is little surprise considering the average home sale price rose ...

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November 20, 2013

Where are Portland's Hottest N...

As summer heated up in Portland in August, so too did the already-hot residential real estate market. Summer generally tends to be a busy time to buy...

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November 13, 2013

Is Portland as Affordable as I...

In a word, no. The Rose City scored a less-than-stellar “D” on housing affordability, falling from its 2012 C-minus ranking. Interest.com report...

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November 6, 2013

Flips Flop, except in Portland

Home flipping took a noticeable plunge in the third quarter, but Portland defied the trend with a 16 percent increase in home flipping activity. Irvi...

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October 30, 2013

Case-Shiller: Summer Ended wit...

Portland-area home prices rose at an annualized rate of 13 percent in August, according to the widely-read S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. ...

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October 23, 2013

Portland a World-Class City fo...

Portland cracks an unusual list in a report on the state of real estate investment fromCushman & Wakefield Inc. The Rose City ranked 49th in the ...

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October 9, 2013

Home prices: Still jumping

An index of Portland home prices rose 15.5 percent in August, continuing a trend of solid gains in the housing market. CoreLogic Inc., an Irving, Ca...

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October 2, 2013

Zillow: Good Times for Homeown...

Portland-area home values rose at an annualized rate of more than 15 percent in August while local rents rose 3.3 percent. Zillow, the Seattle-based ...

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September 25, 2013

Marrying real estate and publi...

With home prices running more than 14 percent ahead of a year ago, it’s not surprising Portland earned a spot in Zip Realty’s list of the top "1...

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September 19, 2013

Are Oregon home prices rising ...

Rising home prices in Portland helped push Oregon into the nation's top tier in July. CoreLogic Inc., an Irvine, Calif.-based real estate research f...

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September 11, 2013

Rising prices buoy Portland ho...

Double-digit gains in home prices are rescuing local homeowners from the dreaded state of “negative equity. "Zillow, a Seattle-based residential rea...

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September 5, 2013

Fewer Portland residents in mo...

Fewer Portland-area residents are in danger of losing their homes. The foreclosure rate for homeowners in the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro metro are...

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August 30, 2013

Worst-kept secret: Fred Meyer'...

Portland’s ambitious South Waterfront experiment in neighborhood-making looked a lot like a failure when the Great Recession hit. Lenders took over...

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August 26, 2013

Voracious buyers snap up house...

There’s something for everyone in thelatest real estate figures from the Regional Multiple Listing Service. For sellers, news that the average sal...

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August 20, 2013

Where are Portland's hottest n...

It's no secret that Portland's housing market is nothing short of on fire. Recent data shows the city's inventory of homes at its lowest level in th...

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August 16, 2013

Home prices show signs of stab...

Home prices showed signs of stabilizing in February as CoreLogic CoreLogic Latest from The Business Journals Follow this company reported a slowdown...

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August 14, 2013

Promising news for Portland ho...

Relief could be in the offing for Portland home buyers after a summer of tight inventories and bidding wars. ZipRealty Inc. of Emeryville, Calif. sai...

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August 8, 2013

Oregon Home Prices Keep Going ...

Oregon ranked No. 6 in the nation for rising home prices in June. CoreLogic, an Irvine, Calif.-based real estate research firm, said Oregon home pric...

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August 6, 2013

CoreLogic: Portland-area forec...

The Portland-area foreclosure rate held steady in May at its lowest level in two and a half years as delinquencies fell. About 2.39 percent of Portla...

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July 30, 2013

Which cities have record-high ...

May was a notable month for home prices as two U.S. cities posted records, surpassing pre-recession peaks. Denver and Dallas became the first cities ...

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July 24, 2013

Street of Dreams showcases bar...

Portland’s annual dream home extravaganza returns to full form, debuting this weekend in West Linn. The 2013 edition of the NW Natural Street of Dr...

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July 16, 2013

We're not in a housing bubble....

Fresh off news that Portland-area home prices eased slightly in June comes this: CoreLogic reports that fears of a housing bubble are overrated. Whats...

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July 16, 2013

Home market simmers rather tha...

The average home sold in June commanded $313,900, down about a percentage point from May. The inventory of unsold homes eased, again only slightly. T...

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July 10, 2013

What are Portland home prices ...

U.S. home prices posted the highest yearly gain in seven years in April, according to the widely watched S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. Por...

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June 28, 2013

10 best U.S. cities for home s...

A recent study found that the gap between the listing price and closing price of an average home in the U.S. continues to narrow, with more sellers ab...

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June 19, 2013

Why is everyone talking 'housi...

Home prices are rising at unsustainable double-digit rates both in Portland and across the country. Well-priced, well-located homes sell in hours, in...

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June 11, 2013

Monthly Increase in Inventory ...

Competition for homes eased in May due to a  monthly increase in inventory, according to Redfin’s latest bidding war report. Although 69.5 percent ...

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June 4, 2013

Radar Logic: Forces Driving Up...

Despite improvements in home values, Radar Logic continues to contend the factors underpinning the recovery will not lead to sustainable price gains. ...

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May 29, 2013

Why Portland home prices are g...

The residential housing recovery just keeps gaining momentum. Five U.S. Cities including Portland set post-recession records for month-over-month home...

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May 17, 2013

RMLS: Good and bad news from t...

It’s a mixed bag of news from the Regional Multiple Listing Service. In its April report, RMLS reports the average home price in Portland popped ov...

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May 16, 2013

Trulia: Home Price Recovery No...

While home prices are rising today nearly as fast as they did during the peak bubble years of 2005 and 2006, Trulia reassures “bubble-phobes” that...

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May 15, 2013

Which Portland-area city is to...

Luxury home sales hit a six-year high as demand for homes costing $1 million or more rose 34 percent between the first quarter of 2012 and the first q...

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May 14, 2013

It's getting even harder to bu...

Home buyers are touring more homes and making more offers as Portland’s overheated residential market heads into the busy summer selling season. Se...

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April 30, 2013

Portland-area home values up 1...

Home values in the Portland area continued to rise in March, the real estate website Zillow reported, but those gains are slowing. Zillow measures ho...

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April 19, 2013

Oregon House weighs pariah tax...

A bill to tax some business transactions could make Oregon a pariah in the wonky world of 1031 exchange investing. House Bill 3433, pending in front ...

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April 15, 2013

Reports Burst Housing Bubble C...

While rapid price gains have recently prompted fears of another “housing bubble,” recent reports from Capital Economics and Redfin asserted no suc...

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April 8, 2013

Portland's real estate market;...

I know I’m not the first to say it — and I hope I don’t jinx anything — but it sure seems like Portland’s real estate resurgence has taken h...

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April 5, 2013

Report: Prices Post First Wint...

For the first time since 2006, national home prices survived winter without experiencing a quarterly decline, according to Clear Capital’s market re...

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March 27, 2013

Housing recovery starts to loo...

The influential S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price indices for January is chock full of superlatives. The indices posted their “highest year-over-year...

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March 27, 2013

Is housing market back? Forecl...

Portland-area foreclosure rates held steady in January while the rate of homeowners falling behind on payments showed solid signs of improvement. The...

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March 22, 2013

Trulia: Owning Costs 44% Less ...

Home price gains may be outpacing increases in rent, but the cost of being a homeowner is still much less than that of a renter, according to Trulias ...

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March 20, 2013

RMLS: Portland home prices eas...

Portland area home prices eased in February but remain well ahead of 2012 levels. The Regional Multiple Listing Service reports the average sale pric...

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March 19, 2013

'Flash sales' put Portland amo...

Portland ranks among the leading cities for homes that sell in 24 hours or less. Portland ranked 10th in the nation for "flash sales," a measure of t...

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March 18, 2013

Portland: Torn between two Flo...

Portland comes in between two Florida cities in a recent ranking of the nation’s 30 top metro areas for affordability. It's cheaper to live in Tamp...

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March 15, 2013

No Signs of a Slowdown for Pri...

Housing inventory is now at its lowest level since January 1994; home sales have exceeded listings for the past 25 months; and the upward trajectory i...

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March 13, 2013

Column: Ruling upends foreclos...

In July 2012, the Oregon Court of Appeals upended established custom and practice when it held that loans managed through the Mortgage Electronic Regi...

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March 12, 2013

For-Sale Inventory Continues t...

The shortage of available homes for sale has become a major trend in advance of the busy spring home shopping season. New research from Zillow indicat...

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March 8, 2013

Zillow: 20% fewer for-sale hom...

Tight inventories have made it a frustrating experience for buyers and it’s not getting any less frustrating, according to figures released today by...

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March 6, 2013

Basement remodels and more on ...

Home remodeling hit its highest level since 2005 in late 2012, just in time for an annual Portland tour of remodeled homes. The Home Builders Assoc...

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March 1, 2013

Foreclosure Inventory Shrinks ...

While still at an elevated level, foreclosure inventory is fading and has fallen for 15 straight months as of January 2013, CoreLogic reported Thursda...

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February 27, 2013

Portland foreclosure rate tick...

Although home prices generally rose in the Portland area in 2012, the foreclosure rate remained stubbornly high at the end of the year. CoreLogic I...

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February 26, 2013

Case-Shiller: Portland home pr...

End-of-year figures compiled for the influential S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices paint a portrait of a housing market in recovery. At the end...

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February 23, 2013

Zillow: 28% of Portland homeow...

The percentage of underwater Portland homeowners is right in line with the national average. According to online real estate data company Zillow, t...

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February 22, 2013

FNC: Foreclosure Market Stabil...

With the ongoing housing recovery, the foreclosure market is also stabilizing and foreclosure prices are bottoming out, according to a report from FNC...

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February 18, 2013

January home sales hit recent ...

Homes sales climbed nearly 10 percent in Portland in January to 1,344, according to new data from the Regional Multiple Listing Service, another sign ...

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February 11, 2013

Survey: Consumers Maintain Pos...

In Fannie Mae’s latest housing survey, consumers maintained their expectation for growth in home and rent prices and also expressed more optimism to...

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February 6, 2013

CoreLogic: Prices End 2012 wit...

National home prices ended the year by posting their biggest annual gain since May 2006, and prices  rose in December for the 10th consecutive month,...

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February 1, 2013

Home Price Expectations Vastly...

On the other side of the country, the West has already dealt with much of its foreclosure inventory, and the region is well-positioned for potential e...

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January 31, 2013

Portland: Not such a great pla...

The Rose City is not going to be a great place to buy a foreclosed home this year. RealtyTrac, an Irvine, Calif.-based real estate research firm, rel...

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January 21, 2013

Portland-area home sales jump ...

The final numbers for 2012 are in, and the Portland-area housing market showed improvement -- about $1.3 billion worth. The home-sales numbers for ...

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January 18, 2013

Foreclosure rate drops in Oreg...

A pair of reports today paints an improving picture for the residential market. Foreclosure rates are dropping locally and across the nation and the n...

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January 15, 2013

Housing Affordability Index to...

WASHINGTON (January 9, 2013) - With 11 months of data reported, 2012 will clearly go down as a record year for favorable housing affordability conditi...

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January 8, 2013

Clear Capital: Portland home p...

Portland area home prices will rise 4.7 percent in the coming year. That is the 14th fastest growth rate in the country according to a projection by ...

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January 7, 2013

CoreLogic: Shadow Inventory Sh...

As of October 2012, 2.3 million housing units still remain in shadow inventory, CoreLogic reported Wednesday. The total translates into a supply of 7 ...

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January 3, 2013

Residential forecast favors se...

Low inventories continue to plague Portland’s residential market, with one broker forecasting a “severe seller’s” market continuing into sprin...

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December 31, 2012

Investing: Healing housing may...

If you've ever bought a new home, you know that the delightful ritual of closing – wherein you write an enormous check to the bank, and swear to wri...

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December 27, 2012

U.S. home prices predicted to ...

U.S. home prices won't rise as much in 2013 as they did in 2012, according to a panel of housing experts. U.S. home prices should rise 3.1 percent ne...

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December 17, 2012

CoreLogic: Rental income profi...

Rental income on residential properties shot up 12% over last year during the month of September as rents continued to rise on new demand, CoreLogic (...

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December 10, 2012

Portland ranks sixth for home ...

Portland ranks sixth in the nation for the relative strength of home sellers, based on a combination of rising prices and falling inventories. The me...

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December 4, 2012

Freddie Mac's Serious Delinque...

Freddie Mac’s single-family seriously delinquent rate decreased from 3.37 percent in September to 3.31 percent in October—the lowest it’s been s...

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November 30, 2012

Home prices hold as selling se...

Home prices held steady in September as the market entered the slowest selling season of the year. A national composite of home prices rose 3.6 perce...

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November 29, 2012

Portland, OR -Recent Figures f...

The Portland, OR market saw a drop in new home closings year-over-year in July, but with a percentage decline less harsh than June 2012, there are hin...

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November 28, 2012

Best, worst U.S. markets for v...

More than 95 percent of all houses, apartments and condominiums in the San Jose area are occupied, a distinction that no other major market can claim....

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November 26, 2012

Fannie Mae Releases Forecast o...

Given improvements seen in housing, Fannie Mae revised its housing forecast higher for 2012 and 2013 in its November economic outlook report. Accordin...

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November 20, 2012

Uneven housing forecast for ne...

The housing market recovery is driven by an improving industry and credit fundamentals, which will continue through 2013, according to Barclays Securi...

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November 16, 2012

Zillow: Fiscal cliff may derai...

First the first time since 2011, negative equity declined 30%, which is also the largest quarter-over-quarter drop, according to the Zillow ($23.49 0...

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November 15, 2012

Portland home sales build mome...

Portland home sales continued to build momentum in October, according to new data from the Regional Multiple Listing Service. In the Portland market,...

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November 13, 2012

CoreLogic: Rising house prices...

High levels of investor activity and rising home prices put the housing market in recovery mode this year, but the real estate market for first time h...

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November 9, 2012

Prices Are Up, but Credit Must...

Even though President Obama and Governor Romney were criticized for evading housing issues when running for president, Clear Capital asserts the “sp...

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November 6, 2012

CoreLogic: Portland home price...

Portland-area home prices increased 4.1 percent in September compared to a year ago, according to the latest take on the residential market. Santa An...

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October 30, 2012

Case-Shiller: Home prices soli...

Home prices showed broad signs of solidifying in August. With a few rare exceptions, home prices continued their season-long trek upward in 20 cities ...

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October 23, 2012

Home prices rise in 3Q, but Zi...

U.S. home prices rose 1.3% in the third quarter, the biggest quarterly gain since 2006, but the recovery will be uneven, Zillow ($36.03 -0.69%) said....

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279
October 16, 2012

Portland, OR - Recent Figures ...

The Portland, OR market saw a drop in new home closings year-over-year in July, but with a percentage decline less harsh than June 2012, there are hin...

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October 12, 2012

West Coast Foreclosure Starts ...

Foreclosure starts fell dramatically in all five West Coast states tracked by Foreclosure Radar, confirming suspicions that a foreclosure wave may not...

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October 11, 2012

Home sales, prices inch up

The rebound in the residential real estate market continued in September, according to new data from the Regional Multiple Listing Service. In the Po...

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October 9, 2012

Asking Prices Up, Rent Prices ...

If current trends persist, this year may be the first year since 2006 the housing market records an annual price increase, according to a report relea...

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October 8, 2012

New Home vs. Old Home – Whic...

The real estate market is full of a great variety of homes for potential buyers to choose from. One of the first decisions a potential buyer must cons...

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October 3, 2012

CoreLogic: Portland home price...

You can add another data point to the pile of information on a slowly recovering residential real estate market. CoreLogic reported Tuesday that hous...

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October 2, 2012

Home Prices Forecast to Weathe...

Home prices continued to reclaim lost ground in September with increases recorded for every corner of the country, Clear Capital reported Tuesday. Imp...

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October 1, 2012

More evidence of housing recov...

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)—Here’s another sign that a housing recovery is afoot: Prices on a per-square-foot basis rose in 78 of the nation’s 100 ...

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September 28, 2012

Mortgage Rates Break Low Recor...

It’s unknown whether or not the Federal Reserve’s new stimulus will be able to whip the economy back into shape, but one thing’s for sure: It’...

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September 27, 2012

Radar Logic: Home Prices Hit P...

Home prices have hit their peak for the year, and the price increases seen earlier this year are slowing down, according to the latest data from Radar...

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September 25, 2012

Home prices, building permits ...

Home prices and building permits both rose over the summer in Portland, twin signs pointing to a sustained recovery in the battered residential housin...

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September 20, 2012

Why REO Discounts Vary So Grea...

Calculations for REO discounts can differ on extreme levels. In a mortgage market note from FHFA, the agency explained the common reasons behind the v...

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September 19, 2012

Rent or Buy? The Real Question...

From apartments and cars to clothing and furniture, huge numbers of the "Recession Generation" (20- to 34-year-olds) are choosing to rent their posses...

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September 15, 2012

Demand returning for two- to f...

Portland’s residential market posted one of its strongest months in years in August. Not surprising, the residential rebound is driving a revival in...

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September 14, 2012

Portland home sales hit five-y...

More than 2,300 Portland area homes were sold in August, the most sales in a single month since August 2007, when 2,554 homes sold, according to new d...

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September 13, 2012

Trulia: Buying a home is 45% c...

It's more affordable to buy a home than to rent in the 100 largest metros in the nation. That's the case if you plan to stay in the home for seven yea...

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September 5, 2012

July Home Prices See Biggest Y...

Home prices in July saw the biggest nationwide year-over-year increase since August 2006, CoreLogicreported Tuesday. According to the company’s Jul...

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August 30, 2012

Report: Homeownership at Lowes...

Whether by choice or circumstance, it seems fewer and fewer people are sharing in the American dream. A report released Monday from John Burns Real Es...

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August 28, 2012

S&P Case-Shiller: Home prices ...

Home prices in the second quarter gained across all headline composite indices measured in the latest Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller report. This...

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August 23, 2012

Analysis: Investors Driving Re...

A recent analysis from John Burns Real Estate Consulting suggests that investors may be the biggest driving force in the housing recovery. In a report...

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August 22, 2012

New Short Sale Guidelines for ...

Starting November 1, 2012, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will implement new short sale guidelines to make the approval process easier for eligible borrow...

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August 16, 2012

Tight Portland home market eas...

Rising prices finally have induced Portland area homeowners to list their properties. For the first time in recent memory, the number of homes going ...

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279
August 15, 2012

Western States See Mixed Forec...

ForeclosureRadar’s Foreclosure Report for July 2012 showed mixed month-over-month trends from state to state but revealed an overall year-over-year ...

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August 14, 2012

10 Tips for Renovating Your Ba...

Remodeling a basement is no small feat. Unless you live in a newer home that's planned for a potential remodel, most houses aren’t equipped with bas...

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August 13, 2012

Freddie Mac: Shadow Inventory ...

Freddie Mac isn’t afraid of shadows. The GSE released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for August on Wednesday, examining recent trends...

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August 7, 2012

CoreLogic reports jump in Port...

Portland area home prices outperformed the nation, rising 4.5 percent in June compared to 2.5 percent for the nation. CoreLogic, a Santa Ana, Calif.-...

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August 6, 2012

Oregon No. 41 in real estate c...

Oregon has some of the lowest closing costs in the country associated with buying a home. According to a study conducted by the mortgage data provide...

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August 1, 2012

Home prices rose in all major ...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Home prices rose in May from April in every city tracked by a leading index, a sign that increasing sales and tight inventories are...

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July 23, 2012

Home sales, prices rising in N...

North Portland home prices are rising at one of the highest rates in the metro area, but very few homes are available. A June home-sale report from th...

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July 6, 2012

Fixed Rates See New Bottom

The search for a new low is still on as fixed-rates continue to break record-lows week after week. According to Freddie Mac’s survey, fixed rates fe...

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June 21, 2012

Americans Sees Biggest Home Eq...

Home equity in the first quarter rose to $6.7 trillion, the highest level since 2008, as homeowners taking advantage of record-low borrowing costs to ...

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June 19, 2012

Shadow Inventory Drops to Lowe...

As of April 2012, 1.5 million homes are in shadow inventory, which is a 14.8 percent decrease from last year in April when the number of homes hiding ...

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June 16, 2012

Study: Oregon No. 2 fastest-gr...

Oregon was among the hardest-hit states during the recession, with an unemployment rate that peaked at 11.6 percent in mid-2009. The state is now, how...

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June 13, 2012

It’s Not Your Imagination: R...

Thanks to cheap home prices and mortgage rates at historic lows, it’s easy to  argue that now is the ideal time to buy a home. But many would-be  ...

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June 5, 2012

Rising home values give cause ...

There’s cause for optimism about home values according to a pair of reports. CoreLogic Inc CoreLogic IncLatest from The Business JournalsCoreLogic:...

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June 4, 2012

Home prices are about more tha...

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Measures of home prices have become as numerous as dandelions in the lawn of a foreclosed home. The National Association of...

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May 29, 2012

Portland home prices hit post-...

Portland area home prices hit a new post-recession low in March, but the dismal numbers are likely temporary. Local home prices fell 2.8 percent in Ma...

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May 29, 2012

Zillow: Home Values See Highes...

Zillow issued a released Friday reporting that both national home values and rents rose in the month of April. According to the April Zillow Real Esta...

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May 24, 2012

Recovery News: U.S. Home Sales...

Existing-home sales rose in April and remain above a year ago, while home prices continued to rise, according to the National Association of Realtors....

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May 22, 2012

Look Ahead: Existing Home Sale...

Existing home sales for April will be released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) at 10 AM ET.   Existing home sales were at a 4.48 milli...

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May 17, 2012

Real estate market brightens f...

The Portland-area home market tightened significantly in April as the inventory of for-sale properties dipped well into seller-friendly territory. Pri...

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May 16, 2012

Housing Recovery to Occur in T...

The housing recovery will come in two phases. First, home prices will rise by just under 1 percent in the second half of 2012. In 2013, prices will ri...

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May 15, 2012

Is Now the Time to Buy Your Fi...

It's been a scary few years for the housing market. But at some point, the nightmare has to end (please?). Is now the time? Should first-time home buy...

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May 11, 2012

Portland, OR - Freshest New Ho...

In the Portland, OR market, new home sales increased year-over-year in February, snapping back from a drop in January 2012. New home sales rose by 2.8...

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May 10, 2012

Mortgage Tax Benefit: What’s...

Your home is likely your biggest investment, so knowing exactly what you're paying for it is just common sense. But when people map out the life of th...

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May 8, 2012

Build or Buy? A Housing Market...

The spring house-buying season is underway, and early signs point to  the beginnings of a recovery in the housing market. Houses are priced to  sell...

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May 8, 2012

Residential Distressed Propert...

This chart shows the number of Bank Owned and Short Sales in all areas of the RMLS™ system during the first quarter of 2012. To download or print th...

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May 1, 2012

Foreclosure rates inch up, but...

Residential foreclosure rates rose slightly in Oregon in March even as the overall pace slowed dramatically. CoreLogic CoreLogicLatest from The Busine...

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April 26, 2012

NAR: Pending home sales rise t...

Pending home sales increased in March and are well above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors. NAR’s pending home sales ind...

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April 25, 2012

Zillow Projects Prices to Fall...

According to the ZillowHome Value Forecast, prices are projected to fall 0.4 percent over the next year, but not all markets are expected to see this ...

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April 24, 2012

Portland home prices sink in F...

Portland area home prices hit a new post-crisis low in February, retreating to levels comparable to July 2004 levels. The S&P Case-Shiller Home P...

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April 17, 2012

Top 10 metros with greatest dr...

Editor's note: Data collected and analyzed by Realtor.com through March 2012. Includes single-family homes, condos, townhomes and co-ops.  U.S. hous...

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April 16, 2012

Inventory drops, home sales pi...

Home sales are increasing as the number of homes for sale continues to drop. Data released Friday by the Regional Multiple Listing Service shows 1,694...

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April 13, 2012

Oregon foreclosures plunge nea...

The number of Oregon homes in some stage of foreclosure declined dramatically in the first quarter. According to data from Irvine, Calif.-based Realt...

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April 4, 2012

Home prices show signs of stab...

Home prices showed signs of stabilizing in February as CoreLogic CoreLogic Latest from The Business Journals Follow this company reported a slowdown...

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March 31, 2012

Case-Shiller: Portland home pr...

Air continues to leak from the residential market as Portland posted record low home prices in January. Portland-area home prices fell 4.3 percent co...

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March 21, 2012

Buying cheaper than renting in...

Buying is more affordable than renting in 98 out of the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas — even in New York, Los Angeles and Boston, accordin...

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March 20, 2012

Home Prices Start to Rise, Sal...

For the first time in 18 months, home prices in February rose higher. With a median price of $171,881, prices in the 53 cities surveyed by the RE/MAX ...

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March 16, 2012

New Real Estate Poll: American...

Americans are significantly more optimistic about homeownership than they were a year ago. That’s according to a new national survey released this w...

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March 15, 2012

Portland homes prices up 4.3 p...

Portland home prices showed both month-over-month and year-over-year improvement in February. According to the Regional Multiple Listings Service, th...

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March 14, 2012

Portland foreclosure rate fell...

Portland Business Journal by Wendy Culverwell The foreclosure rate for the Portland area fell slightly in December compared to the prior year. CoreL...

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March 12, 2012

White House unveils mortgage-r...

By Greg Robb and Ronald D. Orol, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The White House announced Tuesday that it was cutting the mortgage fees c...

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March 9, 2012

NAR Housing Affordability Inde...

The National Association of Realtors' (NAR) Housing Affordability Index reached a record high this January, at 206.1. January 2012 is the first month ...

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March 8, 2012

Portland home prices lose 3 pe...

Portland-area homes lost 3 percent of their value in January compared to one year ago. The latest figures from CoreLogic CoreLogicLatest from The Bus...

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February 23, 2012

Housing Expected to Add to GDP...

The 2012 outlook is improving modestly from a disappointing 2011. Economic growth picked up in the fourth quarter of 2011 to 2.8 percent and is expect...

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February 16, 2012

Portland homes sell faster as ...

Portland area homes sold faster in January as prices and the inventory of for-sale properties dropped. The Regional Multiple Listing Service Regional...

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February 14, 2012

FHA Should Reinstate 203(k) Lo...

RISMedia Opinion: The Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) rehabilitation loan program, commonly known as 203(k), can be a valuable tool to help d...

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February 6, 2012

Portland 13th for home appreci...

Portland ranked 13th in the U.S. for home price appreciation in the latest take on the U.S. residential market. Truckee, Calif.-based Clear Capital Cl...

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February 2, 2012

Foreclosure deal may net troub...

Oregon Attorney General John Kroger on Wednesday announced that the state has signed onto a multi-state settlement over mishandled foreclosures. The ...

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January 31, 2012

3 ways homebuyers kill their o...

 I recently bought a couple of spa treatment packages for a  friend's birthday (as much as a gift to myself as to her, to be sure). The  package in...

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January 28, 2012

Portland No. 11 apartment mark...

Portland is one of the leading markets for apartments in a new report out this week. Marcus & Millichap Marcus & Millichap Latest from The B...

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Obama Refinance
September 14, 2011

Obama Pledges to Refinance Mil...

Housing got only a brief mention in President Obama’s highly anticipated jobs speech Thursday night. But it was a pledge that some pundits say is fi...

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government extends mortgage forebearance
July 8, 2011

Government Extends Mortgage Fo...

With no sustained pickup in the job market, over six million Americans have been unemployed for longer than 27 weeks. Such extended periods of jobless...

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