Portland Real Estate Suburb Reports

We write regular reports on each Portland suburb’s real estate market including current performance and forecasts, as well as informational posts.

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Gresham, Oregon Real Estate Market 2023 Report with Forecast

August 28, 2023

We regularly provide a real estate analysis of one of Portland’s suburbs to help you understand how the market might affect your buying or selling decisions and when might be the best time to act. To learn more about market activity in other suburbs we have covered, check out our Portland Suburb Real Estate Market Reports. In this article we’ll look at the suburb of Gresham, Portland’s immediate neighbor to the east. Gresham’s city center is located 16 miles from downtown Portland, with easy access via the MAX Light Rail. Not merely a town on the way to explore Mt. Hood or the Columbia River Gorge, Gresham is a destination in its own right as home to the beautiful Oxbow...

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5 Best Cities to Live in Close to Portland, Oregon

August 11, 2023

Across the country, many people are moving from city centers to smaller locales in search of more space, more privacy, and a quieter, more enriching quality of life. While not to the degree of more populous areas like New York and the Bay Area, many Portland, Oregon residents have also shifted toward suburbia. Think the suburban lifestyle might be for you? Read on. We looked at the many desirable and highly livable cities and towns surrounding Portland, many of which offer the serenity so many are looking for these days, while still being infused with a little bit of Portland. Here are our top six picks (we updated this article and added a sixth choice in 2023). 1. Tualatin, Oregon...

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Moving near Portland, Oregon? Check out these 7 County Options.

August 4, 2023

We updated this article in 2023 to add an eighth county. When looking for a new home near a city center like Portland, Oregon, how much do you consider the county where the property is located when making your decision? Counties have important features and facets that can impact the quality of life, and their boundaries are not always clear. County policies and practices trickle down to suburban cities and towns, then to individual neighborhoods. Portland is located in Multnomah County, but Multnomah reaches beyond the confines of the city’s boundaries. Portland’s tri-county area consists of Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties, Oregon’s three most populated, with 1,826,725 total residents, according to Census.gov‘s 2021 report. Multnomah County makes up 803,377 of...

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Hillsboro, Oregon Real Estate Market, 2023 Update and 2024 Forecast

July 31, 2023

Each month we profile one of Portland’s many suburbs and provide a snapshot of the current real estate conditions in the area. For more real estate information on the suburbs we have covered, take a look at our Portland Suburb Real Estate Market Reports. This month we focus on the suburb of Hillsboro, whose city center is located about 20 miles from downtown Portland. Hillsboro is known for being home to Intel‘s Oregon campus, minor league baseball team the Hillsboro Hops (with construction underway to build a new, larger stadium that will be able to accommodate events and concerts), and Oregon’s second-busiest airport. This suburb also contains more than 30 parks over 1600 acres, including Hondo Dog Park, Orenco Woods...

Beaverton, Oregon Real Estate Market, 2023 Update

July 3, 2023

Every month we highlight a different suburb of Portland and provide an overview of real estate conditions in the area for those who are interested in buying or selling. To learn more about the housing market in a particular Portland suburb, check out our Portland Suburb Real Estate Market Reports. This month we turn our attention to the suburb of Beaverton, whose city center is roughly 8 miles west of downtown Portland and neighbors its western border. Known for being home to Nike’s corporate headquarters and a number of other large employers like IBM, Reser’s Fine Foods and Tektronix, Beaverton is a desirable place to live for many workers desiring a convenient commute. In addition to plentiful job prospects, the...

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Milwaukie, Oregon Real Estate Market, 2023 Update

May 29, 2023

This month we are assessing the real estate market in the Portland suburb of Milwaukie. Each month we choose one of Portland’s many desirable suburbs and provide an analysis of its housing market. Our Portland Suburb Real Estate Market Reports are a great resource if you’d like to learn more about real estate conditions in suburbs we are covering. Milwaukie, Oregon is a Portland suburb that is sometimes confused with Milwaukee, WI by those outside of Oregon. The city center of Milwaukie is roughly 6 miles south of downtown Portland and neighbors its southeastern border. With a diverse selection of restaurants, bars, shopping, and outdoor activities, it is a desirable place to live in its own right, with its proximity...

Mt. Hood, Oregon Real Estate Market, 2023 Update

April 21, 2023

Every month we feature a suburb of Portland and share an assessment of how its real estate market is performing. Check out our Portland Suburb Real Estate Market Reports to peruse a list of the suburbs we have profiled. This month’s focus is on Mt. Hood, and all the towns on it, a highly desirable area in which to live or own a vacation property for its beautiful mountain setting and plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities. Residents can take advantage of the nation’s longest ski season via six different ski areas on Mt. Hood or hike the nearby Columbia River Gorge to enjoy its scenic vistas. Mt. Hood is divided into smaller towns around the mountain, shaping distinct rural communities that are...

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Top 5 Most Affordable Portland, Oregon Suburbs: 2023 Report

April 7, 2023

For those looking to buy a home in 2023, the prospect may seem daunting when facing high mortgage interest rates and rising prices. But in fact, the housing market of 2023 is much cooler overall than last year and prices have currently stabilized. They are projected to rise only slightly in the spring compared to recent years and begin to drop again in the fall. So the conditions for buying a home this year may be more favorable than you think. We have observed the trend of home buyers preferring the suburbs over the city of Portland over the last few years, and their popularity has naturally led to rising prices as buyers compete for available homes. As a result,...

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Lake Oswego, Oregon Real Estate Market, 2023 Update

March 31, 2023

Each month we highlight the real estate market of one of Portland’s many desirable suburbs in our Portland Suburb Real Estate Market Reports. This month we will take a look at the desirable Lake Oswego, which lies 8 miles south of Portland in an area known for its natural beauty, thanks to its namesake, Lake Oswego, which is surrounded by parks and provides residents with access to endless water activities. Lake Oswego also boasts a highly rated public educational system and its neighborhoods exude a sense of community. Our focus with this article is to provide an overview of the current real estate market conditions in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Lake Oswego Real Estate Inventory has Stabilized Inventory in Lake Oswego is starting...

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Newberg, Oregon Real Estate Market, 2023 Update

March 3, 2023

We like to stay informed on the real estate market activity in Portland’s suburbs and share our findings with you in our Portland Suburb Real Estate Market Reports. In this article we bring our focus to the suburb of Newberg, which lies 24 miles southwest of Portland and offers an appealing rural lifestyle with easy access to the city’s amenities. Voted #4 by USA Today in their ranking of the 10 Best Small Town Food Scenes in 2022, and known as the “Gateway to Oregon’s Wine Country” with a number of vineyards in its lush countryside, Newberg holds plenty of appeal. In this article, we’ll focus on how the real estate market is performing in Newberg, Oregon. Newberg is Experiencing a Decline in Real...