Archive for March, 2012

Open House Sun 04/20 1-3pm! Newer Construction with Possible Extra Living Space!! Ideally Located near Kenton/University Park! 4768 N Drew, Portland, OR 97203. $299,900. ML#14194895

April13
  Newer Construction in Popular Kenton/University Park Neighborhood! 4768 N Drew St, Portland, OR 97203 3 bedrooms, 2-full baths, approximately 1530 SF Built in 2010, light & bright! Green building w/bamboo floors, gas fireplace, energy ef… Read More

APRIL 2014 PORTLAND METRO REAL ESTATE UPDATE!!!

April12
Placido Domingo - "Younger than Springtime" Spring has sprung and we are seeing the usual real estate uptick as we head solidly into the spring selling season.  Activity in the Portland metro area is continuing to trend upward for the first quarter of 2014, but we are not quite as robust as the first quarter of 2013! Total average market time fell to 85 days in March and inventory decreased to 3.1 months (inventory in months is calculated by dividing the active residential listings at the end of the month by the number of closed sales for that month).  The average sales price in the fir… Read More

Can You “Save” Your Way to Retirement?

March31
Gotye - "Save Me" "Save your money"!!  If that rings in your ears also, your parent were as concerned as mine!!  Also, "don't lend or borrow money".  Ok,  I learned a LOT from my depression-era-survivor parents when it comes to budgeting.  They made some really smart parenting moves when it came to teaching us to respect hard work and respect the rewards that came from hard work.  I've made a lot of money, however, "borrowing" money and leveraging it into real estate investments (but, so did my Father).  So, I think they were trying to teach me some lessons about being in debt (eve… Read More

Smoke Alarms, CO Detectors and Woodstoves, OH MY!

March27
"Lions and Tigers and Bears - OH MY!" from The Wizard of Oz You are probably aware that the state of Oregon has certain requirements prior to passing property.  These regulations now include smoke alarms, CO detectors and wood stoves!!  If you've been in your home awhile, it might be a good idea to check the status of all these whether you are planning on selling or not, for your own safety!!  Not only does the state require this as part of the sales process, but now underwriters for the loan in process will require proof that these items meet current requirements.  (I've even had app… Read More