Portland Home Types and Reports

We analyze different types and statuses of homes to determine which sell for more and which sell for less. We create reports on single-level homes, homes with ADUS, FSBO homes, vacant or occupied homes, and more. We also give history and additional information on different types of Portland homes.

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What is a Bungalow Style Home in Portland?

April 6, 2022

On any given day you can find cozy, charming bungalows for sale in Portland. Our city is full of them, and we have the full map of all bungalow homes for sale. These cozy, livable homes are iconic when thinking of Portland’s architectural history. It’s no wonder Portlanders love them so much. Structurally, they’re sturdy, and they oftentimes have unconventional designs, which only add to their charm. Several revivals since the first bungalows have kept this beloved style alive. More recent versions have the same features you’d expect to see in a classic bungalow, with modernized touches. What are the Features of a Bungalow Style Home? One typical commonality amongst bungalows in Portland is that they don’t have a full...


Swimming Pools Make Portland Homes Sell for 14% Less, 2022 Report

April 1, 2022

Who doesn’t get excited at the thought of having a pool nearby? Most people envision the relaxation, cooling off during the summer, and throwing memorable pool parties! But when faced with actually owning one or looking into what it really means to own and maintain a pool, the glamor of the poolside lifestyle is oftentimes dashed. It makes sense to want and have this water feature in warmer parts of the country. But here in Oregon, the amount of time a pool can be best used is very short-lived throughout the cycle of one year. What will the cost be to you, the home owner? And in what ways? Will a Portland swimming pool increase or decrease your home value?...


What is a Craftsman Style Home in Portland?

February 7, 2022

Thanks to Portland’s ability to satisfy the housing and cultural needs of its residents and to follow building and structural design trends, our city is full of a wide array of architectural styles in the residential real estate market. From Portland’s early days of Victorians to its more recent contemporary, modern styles, the Rose City has a diverse selection of homes to not only satisfy all the essentials buyers look for in a home, but to also express their personality and aesthetic tastes. We thought we’d focus on the Craftsman style and see what Portland has to offer. Whether you want an original, renovated Craftsman or a newer revival Craftsman, you’ll definitely want to take a look at the full...


For Sale By Owner Homes Sell for 14% Less – 2022 Report

November 29, 2021

In 2021, 90% of homeowners in the real estate market nationwide sold their home using a real estate agent or broker, according to the National Association of Realtors. That was on par with 2019-2020 and slightly lower than 2018 (91%). Only 7% of home sellers sold their homes For Sale by Owner (FSBO). For sale by owner homes sold for much less in 2021 than homes represented by real estate agents, 14% less, which we will explain here. For Sale By Owner Rates Have Dropped Consistently Over the Years The 7% of FSBO home sales in 2021 was down by 1% from 2020. The For Sale By Owner rate has been steadily dropping since the NAR first began keeping track...


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Portland Homes with ADUs Sell for 8% More – 2022 Report

November 26, 2021

When most people think of adding an ADU to their property, they immediately think of rental income potential. Or maybe they simply want extra living quarters for a family member or for frequent guests. While having the ability to add more space and generate income is a bonus, did you know that having an ADU on your property also increases future resale potential an adds value to your overall property? Finding a Home for Sale with Additional Living Quarters is Easier than Ever Thanks to our patent-pending technology, Portlanders can search for homes that have ADUs on a dynamic real estate map. Our software indexes every word written about every property for sale in our local MLS, RMLS, and then...


What is a Tudor Style Home in Portland?

November 19, 2021

Portland is known for its eclectic style and personality, and that’s evident in the types of homes you see throughout the city. A person can track the city’s history by exploring Portland’s various neighborhoods and see how it has transformed over the years as a reaction to and reflection of the times. From the first log cabin built in downtown Portland by Asa Lovejoy and Francis Pettygrove in 1843 to the Victorians, Italiantes, and Queen Annes that followed on up through the Victorian Farmhouses, Colonial Revivals, and Dutch Colonials, the Craftmans and Foursquares and Ranches, Portland has always adapted and evolved to reflect the trends of the culture and the needs of its residents. While Portland continues to progress in...


Single Level Homes Sell Faster and for More in Portland – 2021 Report

July 7, 2021

Portland is a city famed for its beautiful – and diverse – single family homes. You can find it all here, from gorgeously ornate Victorians to smooth and sleek modern builds. It might surprise you, then, to learn that once again, recent sales data shows that buyers seem to prefer the unassuming single level home. Let’s take a look at the numbers as well as why the appeal of the single level, or ranch style, home proves so enduring. All Home Styles Are Selling Quickly in 2021 – But Especially Single Level Homes First, we should note that homes of all shapes and sizes are flying off the market like hotcakes. In our latest data set, we looked at detached...


What is a Portland Cape Cod Home Style?

June 2, 2021

When you close your eyes and imagine the quintessential archetype of an American single family house, what do you see? If you find yourself envisioning a rectangular home with symmetrical windows and a chimney sprouting from the top, you may have encountered the Cape Code style. And you wouldn’t be alone in that. Across the country you’ll find Cape Cod style architecture, for good reason. Once a product of the harsh New England climate, this style became a staple of middle class American home construction. Sound too cookie cutter for you? Hold out for the twists this story has in store. The West Coast is home to some of the coziest and quaintest aberrations of the traditional Cape Cod. On...


What is a Foursquare Style Home in Portland?

April 28, 2021

Chances are you’ve passed by Foursquare homes in Portland dozens of times. Maybe you paused to take one in, admire the dignified simplicity of the structure. Whether you realized it at the time or not, you were looking at one of America’s most iconic home styles. And Portland is home to many of the country’s finest examples. Today we’ll take a dive into the history and characteristics of the Foursquare style home in Portland. What makes a Foursquare home a Foursquare home, how did this style come about, and why do we still love it? Let’s explore what makes these historic homes both modest and grand at once. What Is a Foursquare Style Home? The shortest answer to this question...


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How to Sell a Home with a Tenant Inside in 2021

April 14, 2021

Selling a tenant occupied home has never been trickier. A landlord must be aware of constantly changing local regulations, whether it be state, county, or city and at the same time keep an eye on federal emergency regulations. All of the above governmental agencies can override any existing lease between the homeowner and tenant. Selling a Home with a National Eviction Mandatorium in Place Right now we are still in a Federal national eviction mandatory that lasts until June 30th, 2021, and could be extended further. In effect, no homeowner in all 50 states can simply let their contract with the tenant expire or remove a tenant for issues like non-payment. If a homeowner evicts a tenant under Federal protections...