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Buying a Portland Investment Property? 2023 will be a Golden Year of Opportunity

December 5, 2022

According to National Association of Realtors’ lead market analyst, Lawrence Yun, predicts prices will be flat (dropping in some areas) in 2023, but they are expected to rebound 10% or more in 2024. In other words, 2023 might be a golden opportunity to buy into the Portland, Oregon real estate market that is currently dropping in price. Portland Multi-Family Opportunities Opportunities abound in the local Portland market, starting with price drops in multi-family housing for sale. (Click the link to see the latest price drops.) One might think that rents are down, given the vast number of multi-family homes for sale in Portland right now, and their many, many price drops. But that simply isn’t the case. Rents are high...


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Assumable Loan Rates Starting at 2%, A Home Buyer’s New Best Friend

November 25, 2022

Soaring mortgages rates are causing the recent real estate market slowdown. These high rates, by in large, are the only reason for the housing slump. Inventory is still relatively low compared to prior years, and prices are actively dropping. Despite the new lower home prices, sales are still way down due to the cost of a new mortgage today. However, did you know it is possible for a homebuyer today to assume the seller’s loan and get that seller’s fantastic mortgage rate, no matter how low that interest rate might be? It is a true and present possibility. We’ll show you how. Only Certain Homes Have Assumable Loans Given all of the homes on the market today, only a portion...


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Real Estate Deed Vs. Title, What is the Difference?

October 28, 2022

In the world of buying and selling real estate, ownership transfer is at the center of it all. All the time-sensitive rules and regulations, along with the terms and jargon can be too much for homeowners and potential buyers to sort out. Two such terms are “deed” and “title,” and we’re often asked to explain the difference between the two. In this article, we’ll break down the differences, the power they hold, and how to ensure legal standards are met. What’s the Difference Between a Deed and a Title? The biggest difference between a deed and a title is that one is an actual, tangible object, and the other is an abstract concept. A deed—the tangible document—transfers ownership from one...


Pocket Listings Vs Coming Soon Homes for Sale

August 22, 2022

For anyone wanting to buy a home in Portland before 2019, pocket listings were a common practice here and across the country until the National Association of Realtors effectively banned them. In essence, this type of listing consisted of privately owned homes on the market that agents kept “secret” lists of and shared with small pools of potential buyers, including their own clients. What we now call “coming soon” homes replaced the practice of pocket listings. With this newer type of listing, a seller’s agent can list the home in the MLS before it goes public so buyer’s agents in the area can give potential buyers a heads up about the coming property. No showings can happen until the home...


Willamette Valley Riverfront Real Estate Guide

June 6, 2022

Does relaxing on your back deck or yard to the sound of the Willamette River flowing by sound good to you? If so, you’ll want to keep reading. Many people dream of living the waterfront lifestyle, but finding available riverfront real estate can take some work. We already created a comprehensive guide for riverfront real estate along the Columbia River, this article will focus on the banks of the Willamette River. To do some of the necessary leg work for you, we did an extensive search to find Willamette River riverfront property in Oregon along the Willamette Valley. We found a plethora of options from single-family homes to condos to floating homes in a variety of price ranges. We start at...


How Big Should Your Next Home Be? Essential Guide

May 23, 2022

Size is one of the top deciding factors people consider when buying a home. What amount of square footage best meets your needs? How many rooms does your household need to live comfortably? For some, luxury is at the top of the list, so the more space, the better. For others, squandering their money on space they consider unnecessary is out of the question. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, knowing real estate trends and getting clear about your needs will lead you in the right direction. Here, we take a look at what’s happening across the country and around Portland, and we offer three questions of help you decide just how much space you truly need. New Homes are...


How to Win a Bidding War on a House for Sale

May 6, 2022

With all that’s going on in this hot Portland real estate market, including bidding wars, we want to give you some tips on how to navigate it all. But first, let’s take a look at the bidding war claims and see what’s really going on. Are Bidding Wars Really Happening in Portland? Due to the ongoing supply-demand imbalance, potential home buyers in Portland have had to work hard to get the homes they want. Part of the reason for this is that the pandemic has allowed more and more people to work from home. This has resulted in people with more affluence moving to Portland—from California, for instance—which has often meant buyers receiving offers far above their asking price. Not...


5 Highly Rated Schools in Portland, Oregon

April 29, 2022

A deciding factor for many people when purchasing a home is the quality of schools in the area. In fact, school rankings strongly impact home values, and buyers have reported compromising on certain “must haves” when picking their next home, just to ensure their kids can attend the best schools possible. Portland has many highly ranked schools, and we’ve included some of them in our Top 10 Portland Neighborhood 2022 Report. How can you find information on Portland Schools? The internet is full of information, which can make it hard to sort out legitimate and helpful content. There are two often trusted sites for school rankings: Greatschools.org and the Oregon Department of Education, specifically the latter’s “At-A-Glance School and District...


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Portland Home Inspection vs. Home Appraisal

April 22, 2022

For many people, buying a home is one of the most complicated transactions they’ll ever experience in life, especially if they’re also selling a home at the same time. Wherever you are in your real estate phase of life, it helps to know or be reminded of the various parts of the process. Involving yourself in a real estate transaction can be a stressful and emotional time. Having insight about what’s happening and why can help alleviate a lot of the anxiety and questions. In this article, we’re focusing on the difference between the home inspection and home appraisal, what they accomplish, and when they come in the process. What and When is a Home Inspection? The home inspection happens...


Portland Housing Affordability Rate, 2022 Report

April 4, 2022

We recently wrote about Oregon’s growing population, with many of its migrants being Californians looking for more affordable housing. While this may come as a surprise to Portlanders who have faced increasing rents and home prices, Portland is still more affordable than many west coast cities. But what about those who have lived in the Portland metro area for years? How is the city’s level of affordability affecting them? And how does Portland’s affordability stack up against other cities in the country? We looked into it all and here’s what we found. What is Portland’s Affordability Rate in 2022? RMLS provides a quarterly affordability chart for the Portland metro area. They use the NAR formula for housing affordability: Affordability is...