Hottest 2 Portland Neighborhoods for Real Estate

We all know that real estate is local. Right down to the neighborhood you live in. Let’s start at the city level, Portland’s average home price rose 18.4 percent over same month last year per the Regional Multiple Listing Service. Case-Shiller Home Price Indices has a 9.4 percent increase for February over same month last year.

The next level is your neighborhood. Number of Real estates sale volume and average prices are not the same over the entire city.  So how hot is your neighborhood?

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Market Ready in Nob Hill, Oregon

Selling your home can seem like a daunting task. Well here are a few tips to help you get your place ready to sell. You need to give your home a good cleaning. Buyers want to see a clean house, focus mainly on the kitchen and bathrooms. Considering hiring a professional to do a serious deep clean. The cleanliness of a house will impact the buyer’s thoughts on how the house was kept. If it’s dirty, they will think the house or condo wasn’t taken care of, it if sparkles, they will think you took great care of the place....

Recommended Professionals for the Home Buying Process in Downtown Portland

There are many people involved in your home buying process in Downtown Portland Oregon. It can be a bit overwhelming keeping who’s who and what they do in the process of purchasing a home straight. The real estate agent it with your throughout the process. Lynda Jeffers helps you find the right home and manages the process of putting in an offer and negotiating the sale. They are essential to the process and they know the market and all the paperwork and inspections that need to be completed. Although in Nob Hill and Pearl District it’s best to start the...

Heron Pointe Condos a Serene Waterfront Lifestyle

Heron Pointe on SW Landing Drive Search All Available Heron Pointe Condos Listings Heron Pointe Condos are located in six separate 3-story buildings in Johns Landing. Adjacent to the Willamette River. Built in 1988 Heron Pointe enjoys a wonderful location near the Willamette Greenway Trail. Just steps out your door to a path along the river for cyclists, runners, and walkers. Most of the Heron Pointe condos have sweeping views of the river and Mt. Hood. To the north are views of the South Waterfront and Downtown Portland. Johns Landing is only about a mile from downtown Portland. Heron Pointe...

Portland Fireworks 2012: July 4th Fireworks Shows in Portland Area

Fireworks over Portland, Oregon Looking for places to watch Portland fireworks in and around Portland this fourth of July?  Here is a list of Independence Day fireworks shows in the Portland area. Have a safe and fun July 4th holiday. Oaks Park – July 4th Events all day, fireworks display 7805 SE Oaks Park Way – Portland, OR 503.233.57777 – www.oakspark.com Independence Day at Fort Vancouver – July 4th Events all day, fireworks display 10:05pm Fort Vancouver – Vancouver, WA 360.992.1808 – www.fortvan.org The Big Bang July 3rd – July 6th Events at 12pm, fireworks at 10:00pm 350 NE 6th...

Things your Downtown Portland Oregon Listing Needs

Photos and the description of your Condos are very important to getting the home to sell quickly. You want to capture the audience and make them want to know more about the Condos. Highlight unseen amenities mention the oversized garage or the amazing views. You want to draw people into the Condos with more than just the number of bedrooms. Be specific. Mention exactly which updates you’ve done. Like brand new counter tops. Use brand names for appliances. Mention the newly resurfaced pools or the walk in closets. Use the right adjectives. You are trying to peak the interest of...

Portland's Forest Park

 Portland’s Forest Park – Another Reason to Love Portland Portland’s Forest Park is another great reason to love Portland. A favorite hiking, jogging and bicycling spot with room for everyone in its 5,000 acres. This is the country’s largest forested municipal park within city limits. Centuries-old fir trees, clusters of sword ferns and other mature plant life make it a valuable nature experience. Forest Park is within 1.5 miles from city hall in Downtown Portland. In most cities you would have to drive for many miles to  have a nature experience like this. Summer inspires us all to get outside...

Tips for Your Walk-Through before Closing in Downtown Portland, Oregon

Before you sign on closing day, you want to make sure you walk through the house and note all potential problems. Although you are very excited about new home and moving in you need to complete this important step. Go slow and calmly through the walk through, do not rush this step. You may regret it later. Schedule enough time for your walk through, at least 30 minutes if not more. You are going through a house with a fine toothed comb and need to be as detailed as possible for the home inspection. If you can schedule your walk...

Why Memorial Day

There is something else to think about as we are all enjoying our 3-day weekend, besides shopping, fairs, boating and just relaxing in the yard. A Memorial Day story……….sent in by Ron Brown As I came out of the supermarket that sunny day, pushing my cart of groceries towards my car, I saw an old man with the hood of his car up and a lady sitting inside the car, with the door open. The old man was looking at the engine. I put my groceries away in my car, and continued to watch the old gentleman from about twenty...

Downtown Portland Weekend

Every Thursday or Friday at the latest I start to think what to do this weekend. Sometimes I plan again, but ofter not. So I just registered for the  Doggie Dash – Portland’s favorite fundraiser for pets. Downtown Portland goes to the dogs on May 12th. Cars are banished from the streets. Dogs rule the day. Every year Oregon Humane Society sponsors this blocks-long pet festival. You can have fun with or without your dog. At the same time you help to raise money for the animals at the humane society. Sign up on line or sign up the morning...