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4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Fall In Oregon

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall in Oregon!Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price

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July 2017 Portland Area Real Estate Activity

July Residential Highlights Portland real estate activitycooled a bit this July. Closed sales,at 2,793, cooled 12.4% from Junewhen 3,187 closings were recorded,although these sales pushed 0.6

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Homeowners In Oregon Net Worth Greater Than A Renter

Homeowner’s Net Worth Is Still Greater Than a Renter’sEvery three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all

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Do Your Future Plans Include A Move Whats Stopping You From Listing Now

Do Your Future Plans Include a Move? What's Stopping You from Listing Now?Are you an empty-nester? Do you want to retire where you are, or does a vacation destination sound more your style? Are you

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84 Percent Of Americans Believe Buying A Home Is A Good Financial Decision

84% of Americans Believe Buying a Home is a Good Financial DecisionAccording to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey, 84% of Americans now believe

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Oregon Realtors Advocacy What It Means To You

Realtors during this session alone advocated for many bills that affect home ownership. Most notably HB 2006 Mortgage Interest Deduction Died in committee and HB  2004-B Rent Control died

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Are Home Prices Approaching Bubble Territory

Are Home Prices Approaching Bubble Territory?As home values continue to rise, some are questioning whether we are approaching another housing bubble. Zillow just reported :

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5 Reasons You Should Sell This Summer

5 Reasons You Should Sell This SummerHere are five reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National

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Is Now A Good Time To Rent

Is Now a Good Time to Rent?People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks when a good time to rent is. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that

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4 Tips To An Effective Offer On Your Next Home

4 Tips for Effectively Making an OfferSo, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you

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Should You Move Up In 2017

Is 2017 the Year to Move Up to Your Dream Home? If So, Do It Early!If you are considering moving up to your dream home, it may be better to do it earlier in the year than later. The two components

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If You Are Thinking About Selling Now May Be The Time To Act

Thinking of Selling? Now Is the Time to ActIf you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer

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Did Your Home Sell Yesterday 44 In Portland Did

15,014 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing

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Oregon Consumer Confidience In Economy And Housing Is Soaring

Consumer Confidence in Economy & Housing is SoaringThe success of the housing market is strongly tied to the consumer’s confidence in the overall economy. For that reason, we believe 2017 will be

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Investors Tualatin Foreclosure Fixer And Multifamily All In One

Foreclosure, Fixer and Multifamily - It's not often we get a Foreclosure, Fixer and Multi-Family property all in one, yet here it is! The units are in a solid rental area with good

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Foreclosure Crisis In Oregon 10 Years Later

The Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years LaterCoreLogic recently released a report entitled, United States Residential Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years Later, in which they examined the years

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4 Great Reasons To Buy In Oregon This Spring

4 Great Reasons to Buy This Spring!Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index 

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Mortgage Interest Is Up Again Should I Wait To Buy

Mortgage Interest Rates Went Up Again… Should I Wait to Buy?Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, along

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How To Get The Most Money In The Portland Market Whan Selling Your Home

How to Get the Most Money in The Portland Market When Selling Your HomeEvery homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you

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Are You Thinking About Selling Your Home

Thinking of Selling? Do it TODAY!!That headline might be a little aggressive. However, as the data on the 2017 housing market begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are

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Over Half Of All Buyers Are Surprised By Closing Costs

Over Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing CostsAccording to a recent survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required to

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Mortgage Rates Impact On 2017 Home Values

Mortgage Rates Impact on 2017 Home ValuesThere is no doubt that historically low mortgage interest rates were a major impetus to housing recovery over the last several years. However, many industry

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Do You Know The Real Cost Of Renting Vs Buying

Do You Know the Real Cost of Renting vs. Buying? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision. Looking at the percentage of

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Portland Multi Family Investments

Portland Area Investment Opportunities - week of February 13th.There are a couple of solid investment opportunities available in the Portland area this week. With some strong negotiation

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First Comes Love Then Comes Mortgage

First Comes Love… Then Comes Mortgage?According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the

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Buyers Are Searching For Your Oregon House

The most recent Pending Homes Sales Index from the National Association of Realtors revealed a slight bump in contracts with an increase of 1.6% in December. This news comes as

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Homeownership Offers Stability And Wealth Creation

The most recent Housing Pulse Survey released by the National Association of Realtors revealed that the two major reasons Americans prefer owning their own home instead of

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2 Myths That May Be Holding Back Buyers

Fannie Mae’s article, “What Consumers (Don’t) Know About Mortgage Qualification Criteria,” revealed that “only 5 to 16 percent of respondents know the correct ranges for key

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Investment Properties Are Back In Portland

Investment properties in the Portland Metro area are coming back on the market for 2017. I'm also noticing an increase in the Hillsboro and Beaverton areas.  I'll be monitoring and

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Portland Energy Audits Are Official

It's Official: Portland City Council Passes Home Energy Audit MandateDespite ardent opposition from the Portland Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® — backed up by OAR —

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Big Win For Property Owners And Tenants

Liberty First Realty Announces the Addition of After Hour Emergency Triage Repair Service It's inevitable, just like a tooth ache, something is bound to go wrong late at night, or worse on

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Community Event City Of Tigard OR 97224 At Cook Park

Do you live in or are you considering moving to Community of Tigard  Oregon and wanting a night out with the kids? “Inside out” by Disney will be playing at Tigard’s ‘Cook’

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Liberty First Realty Is Hiring

http://www.libertyfirstrealty.com/agents/James+WhiteWe have a surplus of Leads and need your help! Looking for an independent brokerage that values your opinions and ideas?  Would a steady

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Ready To Move In NE Portland Rental

**Brand New Remodel** Your new home has Soaring Ceilings, Gas Fireplace, New Windows, Large Beautiful Sun Room, Porch,New interior doors, New Kitchen and Bath Cabinets, New Flooring. Complete with a

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7103 NE 9th Ave Portland OR 97211

Hard to find single level 4 bedroom home in the Woodlawn/Dekum Triangle neighborhood of Portland. The zip code is 97211. The master is of course on the main and only level. This is an area in

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For Sale 6632 SE Monroe St Milwaukie OR 97222 MLS 16351791

This home located in Milwaukie Oregon has been well cared for and all the important mechanical updates are already completed such as tankless gas water heater, heat pump, furnace, metal roof. Three

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19940 SE High Ridge Ct Damascus OR 97089 For Sale MLS 16597029

Update - Price Just Reduced!Gorgeous Mini-Estate with tons of amenities and upgrades including two massive Master Suites and the room and possibility of a kitchenette for multi-generational living

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