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.

sell home faster with a good description

When it comes to marketing your home online, high-quality photos are number one. Second place goes to the keyword-driven home description. It will capture or miss the interest of potential home buyers. Forty-four percent of the time, according to the National Association of Realtors, buyers start their home search online. Another 17% contact a real

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Sellers: Does your home’s description appeal to buyers?

August 16, 2019
sell home faster with a good description

When it comes to marketing your home online, high-quality photos are number one. Second place goes to the keyword-driven home description. It will capture or miss the interest of potential home buyers. Forty-four percent of the time, according to the National Association of Realtors, buyers start their home search online. Another 17% contact a real

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rent vs buy a home portland

The biggest question we get from a potential first time home buyer is: Which is more affordable, renting or buying a home in Portland?  Affordability is a multi-tiered puzzle. Potential Portland home buyers aren’t just impacted by their own finances — mortgage rates, property tax rates, home maintenance costs, and potential lifestyle changes brought on

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Rent vs. Buy a Home in Portland – 2019 Update

August 12, 2019
rent vs buy a home portland

The biggest question we get from a potential first time home buyer is: Which is more affordable, renting or buying a home in Portland?  Affordability is a multi-tiered puzzle. Potential Portland home buyers aren’t just impacted by their own finances — mortgage rates, property tax rates, home maintenance costs, and potential lifestyle changes brought on

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Longer than you’d think! The average days it takes a home before it receives an accepted offer on the Portland real estate market and goes pending is charted by RMLS, our local multiple listing service. The below picture shows how many days on average it has taken for the last five years to get an

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How Long to Sell My Portland Home? – 2019 Update

August 9, 2019

Longer than you’d think! The average days it takes a home before it receives an accepted offer on the Portland real estate market and goes pending is charted by RMLS, our local multiple listing service. The below picture shows how many days on average it has taken for the last five years to get an

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best return on selling home portland

Cleaning your Portland home before listing it on the real estate market is an essential first step. In fact, the best return on your time and money in preparing a Portland home for the real estate market is deep cleaning. You need to clean your house thoroughly before showing — it’s one of the best

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Best Return on Preparing Home for Sale: Deep Cleaning

August 5, 2019
best return on selling home portland

Cleaning your Portland home before listing it on the real estate market is an essential first step. In fact, the best return on your time and money in preparing a Portland home for the real estate market is deep cleaning. You need to clean your house thoroughly before showing — it’s one of the best

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portland mold test home inspection

An unmistakably mold-stained wall, ceiling, or shower stall ranks among the least appealing sights in any home, let alone one you’re shopping on the red-hot Portland real estate market. Today we’re going to take a look at how to identify and test for mold, how to clean it up, and how to hopefully mitigate some

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Test for Portland Mold, Home Inspection Tips

August 2, 2019
portland mold test home inspection

An unmistakably mold-stained wall, ceiling, or shower stall ranks among the least appealing sights in any home, let alone one you’re shopping on the red-hot Portland real estate market. Today we’re going to take a look at how to identify and test for mold, how to clean it up, and how to hopefully mitigate some

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choose portland home loan

Talk about thousands of options, and you might be discussing the Portland home loan industry. Seems like every local Portland bank and credit union is offering home loans, as well as local mortgage only (or direct lender) companies, and now multiple online mortgage offerings are thrown into the mix. Where would you even start? Here

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Portland Home Loans – How to Choose One. 2019 Update

July 29, 2019
choose portland home loan

Talk about thousands of options, and you might be discussing the Portland home loan industry. Seems like every local Portland bank and credit union is offering home loans, as well as local mortgage only (or direct lender) companies, and now multiple online mortgage offerings are thrown into the mix. Where would you even start? Here

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portland basement adu

How many unfinished basements are there in Portland? As a top local Portland real estate agent, I can say with confidence – thousands! Many of those are perfect candidates for a basement ADU. Accessory Dwelling Units are of interest to Portland home buyers and home owners alike because of their potential to offset the high

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Basement ADUs in Portland, 10 Things to Know

July 26, 2019
portland basement adu

How many unfinished basements are there in Portland? As a top local Portland real estate agent, I can say with confidence – thousands! Many of those are perfect candidates for a basement ADU. Accessory Dwelling Units are of interest to Portland home buyers and home owners alike because of their potential to offset the high

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zillow opendoor ibuyer

This July, real estate giant Zillow joined startup Opendoor (and other ibuyers) to begin buying homes directly from homeowners in the Portland real estate market. Through the trend known as instant offers, or ibuyers, customers can fill out a quick online form and get an offer on their home in one or two business days.

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iBuyer Warning. Read before selling your home to Opendoor, Zillow, etc.

July 22, 2019
zillow opendoor ibuyer

This July, real estate giant Zillow joined startup Opendoor (and other ibuyers) to begin buying homes directly from homeowners in the Portland real estate market. Through the trend known as instant offers, or ibuyers, customers can fill out a quick online form and get an offer on their home in one or two business days.

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portland home selling tips

You’ve done the hard work of getting your Portland home ready to sell – cleaning, organizing and painting. You’ve contracted with a real estate agent and agreed on a listing price. Just when you think you’re ready for your first home showing, they appear.  Maybe your home has an out-of-the-blue ant problem. Maybe it’s just

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Get Rid of those Pests – Portland Home Selling Tips

July 19, 2019
portland home selling tips

You’ve done the hard work of getting your Portland home ready to sell – cleaning, organizing and painting. You’ve contracted with a real estate agent and agreed on a listing price. Just when you think you’re ready for your first home showing, they appear.  Maybe your home has an out-of-the-blue ant problem. Maybe it’s just

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portland real estate market summer

If you’ve been following Portland real estate market news lately, the stories are conflicting. Prices are up, prices are down. Homes are selling fast, the housing market is cooling off. It can be hard to get a good read on what is happening based off various market news reports looking at one small real estate

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Portland Real Estate Market – 1st Half 2019 Update

July 15, 2019
portland real estate market summer

If you’ve been following Portland real estate market news lately, the stories are conflicting. Prices are up, prices are down. Homes are selling fast, the housing market is cooling off. It can be hard to get a good read on what is happening based off various market news reports looking at one small real estate

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