Portland Real Estate Paper

Your source for updated Portland real estate market news and insights. We prepare annual Portland housing market forecasts twice a year, write an annual best month of the year to sell articles, give regular updates on market conditions for buyers and sellers. We write about Portland neighborhoods, Portland residential housing development, tips for Portand home sellers and buyers, and much more.

A generation or two ago, Oregon would have been considered a nice place to live, but not necessarily a hotspot for real estate investment. Today, the dynamic has been turned on its head, with Portland emerging as an influential U.S. city and the Oregon economy continually growing, bringing home values up with it (prices over

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Top 3 Economic Forces in the Portland Real Estate Market

June 17, 2019

A generation or two ago, Oregon would have been considered a nice place to live, but not necessarily a hotspot for real estate investment. Today, the dynamic has been turned on its head, with Portland emerging as an influential U.S. city and the Oregon economy continually growing, bringing home values up with it (prices over

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Ten years ago, the best your phone could do to help you with home buying or selling was to allow you to check your email for updates from your real estate agent. Today, representing you in a real estate transaction is just about the only thing your smartphone can’t do. This summer, as the Portland

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Top 7 Real Estate Apps – 2019 Update

June 14, 2019

Ten years ago, the best your phone could do to help you with home buying or selling was to allow you to check your email for updates from your real estate agent. Today, representing you in a real estate transaction is just about the only thing your smartphone can’t do. This summer, as the Portland

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Why are buyer’s agent’s commission rates important? Most people know that real estate agent commission (whatever it is negotiated to be) is typically paid by the seller to the seller’s agent and then split between the seller’s agent and the buyer’s agent, but they often assume (incorrectly) that the split is 50/50. The majority of

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Average Buyer’s Agent Commission – 2019 Update

June 10, 2019

Why are buyer’s agent’s commission rates important? Most people know that real estate agent commission (whatever it is negotiated to be) is typically paid by the seller to the seller’s agent and then split between the seller’s agent and the buyer’s agent, but they often assume (incorrectly) that the split is 50/50. The majority of

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Whether telecommuting, running a business or consulting, more and more people across the US are working from home. According to the US Census, 5.2% of the labor force worked from home in 2017, up from 3.3% at the turn of the century. And Forbes reports that at least 50% of Americans work from home at

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Best Portland Neighborhoods to Work from Home

June 7, 2019

Whether telecommuting, running a business or consulting, more and more people across the US are working from home. According to the US Census, 5.2% of the labor force worked from home in 2017, up from 3.3% at the turn of the century. And Forbes reports that at least 50% of Americans work from home at

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Find the best sites for Realtor Reviews Frankly it is incredible how many places you can find real estate agent reviews online. But which sites should you trust? Does anyone verify that the reviews are from real clients? And it may surprise you to know that sometimes looking for Realtor reviews can cost you money!

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Real Estate Agent Reviews Guide – 2019 Update

June 3, 2019

Find the best sites for Realtor Reviews Frankly it is incredible how many places you can find real estate agent reviews online. But which sites should you trust? Does anyone verify that the reviews are from real clients? And it may surprise you to know that sometimes looking for Realtor reviews can cost you money!

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1. Why does the buyer think the seller should pay? Many times sellers have not purchased a home in a while and it is easy to forget just how much it costs upfront for the buyer. The buyer must pay for the home inspection out of pocket (now typically around $500 or more for older

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Should Seller Pay Buyer’s Closing Costs? – 2019 Update

May 31, 2019

1. Why does the buyer think the seller should pay? Many times sellers have not purchased a home in a while and it is easy to forget just how much it costs upfront for the buyer. The buyer must pay for the home inspection out of pocket (now typically around $500 or more for older

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Selling a home in the Portland real estate market this summer? Patience is the key word. In the first four months of 2019, homes were taking an average of 66 days to sell — 11 days longer than they were on the Portland market this time last year.  If waiting isn’t your strong suit, we’ve

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Top 10 Home Upgrades to Sell Home for More

May 27, 2019

Selling a home in the Portland real estate market this summer? Patience is the key word. In the first four months of 2019, homes were taking an average of 66 days to sell — 11 days longer than they were on the Portland market this time last year.  If waiting isn’t your strong suit, we’ve

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We’re already halfway through 2019 which means it’s time to take a quick look back at some of the top Portland real estate market news stories. From slow growth to fast-moving fraudsters, here’s our guide to what Portland home buyers and sellers should know about real estate in and around Portland.   Growth has slowed.

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Top 5 Portland Real Estate News Stories: First Half 2019

May 24, 2019

We’re already halfway through 2019 which means it’s time to take a quick look back at some of the top Portland real estate market news stories. From slow growth to fast-moving fraudsters, here’s our guide to what Portland home buyers and sellers should know about real estate in and around Portland.   Growth has slowed.

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For three years running, Stephen FitzMaurice, Principal Broker in Oregon with Premiere Property Group, LLC, sold more listings in the Portland metro tri-county area (Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties) than any other listing agent. There are roughly 9,400 real estate agents working in the same area. These home sale numbers come from our local MLS,

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Number 1 Listing Agent in Portland, Oregon – 2019 Update

May 21, 2019

For three years running, Stephen FitzMaurice, Principal Broker in Oregon with Premiere Property Group, LLC, sold more listings in the Portland metro tri-county area (Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties) than any other listing agent. There are roughly 9,400 real estate agents working in the same area. These home sale numbers come from our local MLS,

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Getting to the West Hills and suburbs southwest of Portland is going to be easier in a few years, thanks to a new MAX light rail line. The line will transform what’s known as the Southwest Corridor — Barbur Boulevard/Highway 99W going out to the cities of Tigard and Tualatin — with commercial development. And,

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New Max Line for Tigard, SW Portland Coming 2027.

May 20, 2019

Getting to the West Hills and suburbs southwest of Portland is going to be easier in a few years, thanks to a new MAX light rail line. The line will transform what’s known as the Southwest Corridor — Barbur Boulevard/Highway 99W going out to the cities of Tigard and Tualatin — with commercial development. And,

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