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.

lloyd portland neighborhood

Lloyd District: A place where Portland goes to shop or attend events, with plenty of hotel rooms for out-of-town visitors. Does anybody actually live here? The answer is yes — according to the most recent census estimates, just over 2,000 people do. And they’re tired of being labeled a “commercial district”. Last year, a coalition

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“District” No More: Portland’s New Neighborhood

April 19, 2019
lloyd portland neighborhood

Lloyd District: A place where Portland goes to shop or attend events, with plenty of hotel rooms for out-of-town visitors. Does anybody actually live here? The answer is yes — according to the most recent census estimates, just over 2,000 people do. And they’re tired of being labeled a “commercial district”. Last year, a coalition

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portland home staging living room

The Portland real estate market for single-family homes is cooling, and the most recent RMLS data shows 30% more homes on the market than there were at this time last year. Homes are spending an average of 75 days on the market before selling, more than they have in the past two years. Many sellers

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Portland Home Staging: Living Room Guide

April 15, 2019
portland home staging living room

The Portland real estate market for single-family homes is cooling, and the most recent RMLS data shows 30% more homes on the market than there were at this time last year. Homes are spending an average of 75 days on the market before selling, more than they have in the past two years. Many sellers

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top 10 portland neighborhoods

Over 9,400 homes sold in Portland in 2018, according to the RMLS, and a new analysis from Portland Monthly and geographers at Portland State University shows that most of those homes were in East Portland. The below list is based on the number of homes sold in a neighborhood last year, which means that more

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Top 10 Portland Hottest Neighborhoods – 2019 Update

April 12, 2019
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Over 9,400 homes sold in Portland in 2018, according to the RMLS, and a new analysis from Portland Monthly and geographers at Portland State University shows that most of those homes were in East Portland. The below list is based on the number of homes sold in a neighborhood last year, which means that more

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portland condo market 2019

The Portland condo market has seen better days. For starters, where are the new condos? For the last ten years Portland has only added 794 condo units and in the same time period added thousands of apartments. In fact, that is one of the major reasons for the Portland condo market cooldown – all the

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Portland Condo Market – 2019 Update

April 9, 2019
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The Portland condo market has seen better days. For starters, where are the new condos? For the last ten years Portland has only added 794 condo units and in the same time period added thousands of apartments. In fact, that is one of the major reasons for the Portland condo market cooldown – all the

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wire fraud real estate portland

Homebuyer Aaron C. didn’t see anything strange in the email he received from his title company. As instructed, he wired them the $123,000 to complete the purchase of a Portland-area home for him and his family. The email turned out to be a plant from a hacker who had gained access to his email account.

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Wire Fraud on the Rise: Protect your Portland real estate deal.

April 5, 2019
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Homebuyer Aaron C. didn’t see anything strange in the email he received from his title company. As instructed, he wired them the $123,000 to complete the purchase of a Portland-area home for him and his family. The email turned out to be a plant from a hacker who had gained access to his email account.

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new home construction portland real estate

Portland’s economy is booming and our rate of commercial construction is grabbing national attention. In fact, the number of construction cranes over downtown Portland — 26 — was tied with Chicago this winter, despite the fact that Chicago (proper) has a population of 2.7 million while Portland (proper) rings in at 630,000. It follows that

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New Home Construction Down in Portland – 2019 Update

March 29, 2019
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Portland’s economy is booming and our rate of commercial construction is grabbing national attention. In fact, the number of construction cranes over downtown Portland — 26 — was tied with Chicago this winter, despite the fact that Chicago (proper) has a population of 2.7 million while Portland (proper) rings in at 630,000. It follows that

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choose listing agent

Verified real estate agent reviews, verified sales record, marketing services to sell your home, and total cost — these are the four most important things to consider when choosing a listing agent for your home. 1. Verified Real Estate Agent Reviews You wouldn’t trust a review on a hotel from someone who hasn’t stayed there,

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Choosing a Listing Agent? Check 4 Things.

March 26, 2019
choose listing agent

Verified real estate agent reviews, verified sales record, marketing services to sell your home, and total cost — these are the four most important things to consider when choosing a listing agent for your home. 1. Verified Real Estate Agent Reviews You wouldn’t trust a review on a hotel from someone who hasn’t stayed there,

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west linn real estate

Among Portland, Oregon suburbs, West Linn is not the flashiest. It’s not known for its shopping malls or tech companies. Well south of the Portland hubbub along the Willamette River, it features quiet neighborhoods, plenty of parks and great schools (not to forget a few excellent shops and restaurants). Here are ten other things you

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About West Linn, Oregon

March 22, 2019
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Among Portland, Oregon suburbs, West Linn is not the flashiest. It’s not known for its shopping malls or tech companies. Well south of the Portland hubbub along the Willamette River, it features quiet neighborhoods, plenty of parks and great schools (not to forget a few excellent shops and restaurants). Here are ten other things you

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real estate commission average

National Average Realtor Commission 2019 1992 = 6.04% 2005 = 5.02% 2011 = 5.3% 2013 = 5.38% 2014 = 5.18% 2015 = 5.26% 2017 = 5.12% 2018 = 5.08% Above numbers are from Real Trends, a real estate news and research company based in Colorado. The More Real Estate Agents There Are – the Lower

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Average Commission Rate for Real Estate Agents – 2019

March 18, 2019
real estate commission average

National Average Realtor Commission 2019 1992 = 6.04% 2005 = 5.02% 2011 = 5.3% 2013 = 5.38% 2014 = 5.18% 2015 = 5.26% 2017 = 5.12% 2018 = 5.08% Above numbers are from Real Trends, a real estate news and research company based in Colorado. The More Real Estate Agents There Are – the Lower

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portland real estate tools

Considering a move to Portland, or to a different Portland neighborhood or suburb? From Hillsboro to Troutdale, Clackamas to St. John’s, there’s a wide area to cover. Fortunately, there are some great online tools to get the information you need to make an informed decision. We going to list 5 here, but keep in mind,

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Top 5 Online Tools for Portland Real Estate

March 15, 2019
portland real estate tools

Considering a move to Portland, or to a different Portland neighborhood or suburb? From Hillsboro to Troutdale, Clackamas to St. John’s, there’s a wide area to cover. Fortunately, there are some great online tools to get the information you need to make an informed decision. We going to list 5 here, but keep in mind,

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