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Portland, OR Real Estate News - July Brought Some Zip to Portland's Area Housing Market
Posted on 08/19/2019
Portland, OR Real Estate News - July Brought Some Zip to Portland's Area Housing Market
Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay. Lower mortgage rates are helping the area's housing market to rebound this Summer. With low interest rates and a moderation in housing price appreciation, this is a great time to be looking for a new home. Here are more details on July's home sales. July brought some zip to a Portland area housing...
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Selling a Home is Often the Largest Financial Transaction a Person will Make
Posted on 08/19/2019
Selling a Home is Often the Largest Financial Transaction a Person will Make
Image by Jhonatan_Perez from Pixabay Home sellers have many choices on how they sell their home. Using a REALTOR®, For Sale by Owner (FSBO) or using an I-Buyer service such as Open Door are some of the options available. Selling your home is not to be taken lightly as it is often one of the homeowner's largest assets....
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How to Grow Healthy Herbs in Your Garden
Posted on 08/18/2019
How to Grow Healthy Herbs in Your Garden
Growing healthy herbs is an essential method of adding healthy nutrients to your diet, and also for staying fit. They are natural plant foods that provide antioxidants and vitamins. They add lots of subtle flavors or robust aroma to any dish. People grow herbs in their garden for several reasons: as a hobby, to save money, or for...
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How You Might Be Sabotaging Your Lawn Appeal
Posted on 08/18/2019
How You Might Be Sabotaging Your Lawn Appeal
Image by sevenpixx from Pixabay With the price of water being high, it is time to look at how efficiently and effectively you can water your yard to gain maximum beauty at minimal cost. Here is a recent artice on how to do that. A lush lawn can help improve a home’s aesthetics. But it’s not always easy...
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Mortgage Rates Hover Near Record Lows
Posted on 08/16/2019
Mortgage Rates Hover Near Record Lows
Chart source: Freddie Mac With all the chaos in the news including talk of inverted yield curves, the mortgage market remains pretty calm. Nationally, low interest rates remains in place on the standard 30-year fixed mortgage. With home price appreciation in the low single digits here in the Portland market, home affordability is much better than in previous...
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Dave Hiller's New Real Estate Designations: SRS, GRI, SRES
Posted on 08/15/2019
Dave Hiller's New Real Estate Designations: SRS, GRI, SRES
Dave Hiller's New Real Estate Designations: SRS, GRI, SRES See related articles: 3 Things David Hiller Can Do For You, Introducing Dave Hiller...
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3 Things Dave Hiller Can Do For You: Invest, Real Estate, & Sell
Posted on 08/15/2019
3 Things Dave Hiller Can Do For You: Invest, Real Estate, & Sell
3 Things Dave Hiller Can Do For You: Invest, Real Estate, & Sell See related article: Introducing Dave Hiller, Oregon Licensed Broker...
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Homeowners Emphasize the Look of Kitchen, Laundry Appliances
Posted on 08/14/2019
Homeowners Emphasize the Look of Kitchen, Laundry Appliances
Image by Addi Gibson from Pixabay. This is a very interesting study. For years, consumer magazines have reported on the performance and reliability of appliances as being most important considerstion in the homeowner's purchases. Now this JD Powers Survey is saying the appliance's design and look are becoming more important in the homeowner's actual purchases. Also, notice the...
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First-Time Home-Buyer Savings Account Program is Growing!
Posted on 08/12/2019
First-Time Home-Buyer Savings Account Program is Growing!
Photo courtesy of Sunstone Photography As previously reported on my blog, Oregon just this year enacted unique legislation into law which gives first time home buyers another tool to help them build savings to afford to purchase a home. Good news is that more and more financial institutions are making these accounts available to their customers. Here is...
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Can Tech Firms Rescue Cities From Affordability Woes?
Posted on 08/12/2019
Can Tech Firms Rescue Cities From Affordability Woes?
Image by rawpixel from Pixabay According to the firm HSH, the salary needed to purchase an average house in Portland, OR in May 2019 was $82,165. This made us the 10th least affordable market. Efforts are being made in the public sector to address some of the underlying issues such as land cost. As an example, Oregon recently...
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How to Build You Dream Green Home
Posted on 08/11/2019
How to Build You Dream Green Home
Are you familiar with “green” home builders? They are contractors who construct homes from sustainable or renewable products. These green home builders use durable materials in building all kinds of homes ranging from individual bungalows to expansive, real estate developments. Just like traditional builders, they handle diverse types of construction but build in a way that minimizes waste....
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Mortgages Haven’t Been This Cheap Since 2016
Posted on 08/10/2019
Mortgages Haven’t Been This Cheap Since 2016
Graphic source: Freddie Mac It is great time to be looking to get a mortgage to purchase a home. Housing affordability has reached an 18 month high. Our local multiple listing service reports there are over 22,000 homes and properties currently listed for sale. Here is an article about the latest report on mortgage rates. The 30-year fixed-rate...
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