Portland Real Estate

While everything in our blog could fall under the general category of Portland real estate, we decided to put Portland home types here as well as a wide variety of interesting and useful Portland real estate maps.

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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...


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5 Essential Portland Neighborhood Maps

March 23, 2022

Maps have existed for thousands of years serving to help people get where they’re going and educate them about geographies and terrains. While we’re long past the practice of plotting maps on clay tablets and parchment, we all still rely on them every day. If you’re thinking about moving to Portland, if you’re new to the area, or even if you’re considering moving to a new neighborhood in the city, a variety of good maps can help. Many of Portland’s neighborhoods are self-contained entities full of plentiful resources within walking distance. It’s easy to stick close to home and not get too familiar with the city as a whole. But if you do plan to relocate, getting a broader view...


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...


A New, Dynamic Portland Real Estate Map

November 22, 2021

Ever feel like you’re searching for a needle in a haystack while sorting through real estate listings? You know what you want. You know what you don’t want. But how do you find exactly what you’re looking for with so many options and when the market shifts and changes daily, sometimes hourly? We have the answer: our new dynamic Portland real estate map. In this article, we’ll show you what it does and what you can expect from it. But before we get to that, let’s first understand how VestorFilter™ has helped us create this amazing new and easy-to-use Portland real estate map. Here’s the most exciting part of the real estate map: Icons change size based on actual sq....


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...


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...


Portland Zip Code Map: 2021 Update

April 16, 2021

Zip codes are just another part of our everyday life, right? We use them, but most of the time don’t think much about them. But understanding how the zip codes work in your area helps when you’re buying or selling a home. Knowing your zip code, or the zip code you’d like to live in, may prove to be a useful tool in your real estate arsenal. Keep reading to find out how to understand Portland zip codes, and how they can help you. How Do Zip Codes Work? Let’s start off with some basics. The US Postal Service instituted zip codes back in 1963 as a way of streamlining delivery. We’re talking about a time when suddenly air shipping...


Top 5 Portland Maps for Sustainability and Livability in 2021

March 29, 2021

It’s not exactly a secret that Portland has been on the forefront of urban movements, now popularized, for decades. This city values the environment alongside its citizens’ enjoyment of it. From biking to hiking, from walking the neighborhood to getting out of town, Portland wants its people out there. (And its environment protected all the while.) Unsurprisingly, Portland maps show up to the challenge! In honor of this, today we’ll look at the top 5 Portland maps that showcase our city’s dedication to livability and sustainability. What Makes Portland a Livable City? The question of livability is no doubt debatable and subjective. But for our purposes here, we’re looking at a few key factors. First, mobility. How easy is it...


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New Portland Flood Map for 2021

January 4, 2021

Floods don’t just destroy homes and carry away vehicles, they also destroy infrastructure and cut off access to the outside world, sometimes for days at a time. When shopping for a home in Portland, having the right tools at hand to understand flood risk is essential. In some cases, it can be pretty clear that a home is directly in a flood zone where floods happen frequently. But more often, the answer is less clear-cut. First, we’ll explore the traditional way to view flood zones using FEMA and other government maps. Then we’ll get into detail on an exciting new tool that gives address-by-address information about flood risk. How to view flood zones using FEMA and City of Portland Flood...