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Is a Subway Portland’s Next Big Thing?

Is a Subway Portland’s Next Big Thing?

We have the MAX and lots of transit options but now city planners are considering a subway system. At a recent meeting of the Portland planning and sustainability committee, they talked about a conceptual proposal for a subway tunnel linking downtown across the river....

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Simple Decluttering Tricks to Give Your Home a Refresher

Simple Decluttering Tricks to Give Your Home a Refresher

The minimalistic approach is the newest trend in home design but it doesn't mean we have to get rid of everything. Decluttering a home, whether you are selling or not, can make you feel much better, open up your life a little bit more and make the entire house feel a...

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Downsizing? Baby Boomers Certainly Are Not.

Downsizing? Baby Boomers Certainly Are Not.

Quite possibly the biggest housing issue we're having in this country right now is the baby boomers are not downsizing. According to a new article in MSN Money, baby boomers are holding onto their homes rather than downsizing to smaller properties. They're changing...

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Best June Events in Portland 2018

Best June Events in Portland 2018

Flower show June 7 - 8, 2018 3 miles NE The Portland Rose Society’s Spring Rose Show at the Lloyd Center Mall is billed as America’s largest and longest-running rose show. Held in June & September. CityFair & fireworks June 8 - 10, 2018 0.5 mile east...

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Fewer Pending Home Sales in April – What Does This Mean?

Fewer Pending Home Sales in April – What Does This Mean?

According to the National Association of Realtors, fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April than in the previous months. The home sales index fell 1.3% in April after rising for two consecutive months. The index has slowly shifted downward from a year...

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Should You Make Your First Home an Investment Property?

Should You Make Your First Home an Investment Property?

Home prices across the country have hit historic highs and people are beginning to feel that these prices might just push them out of the market. With that in mind, should one of your first homes be considered an investment property? I think that all real estate...

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Economists Say You Should Sell Your House Before 2020

Economists Say You Should Sell Your House Before 2020

The market is really good right now. The real estate market in many major cities across the US is pretty balanced or in favor of sellers. I recently listed a home and it had three offers the first day. This is the kind of activity that sellers want to see, but are...

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