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Lake Oswego, West Linn, Tualatin and Wilsonville real estate: market conditions and recent trends, interesting items and living in Portland Oregon.



by Mark Miller, Lake Oswego, Oregon Realtor®According to a study from United Van Lines, Oregon is just behind North Carolina in "in-migration" from other states. Popular areas are along the I-5 corridor and Bend with more people moving from California into Oregon than from any other state.  One r...
2006 Market Statistics for Metropolitan Portland by Areaby Mark Miller, Lake Oswego, Oregon Realtor®from published RMLS dataHere are the statistics for the whole Portland area.  RMLS does not break it down to specific cities so feel free to contact me if you wonder where your city falls (Tualatin...
by Mark Miller, Lake Oswego, Oregon Realtor® Lake Oswego - West Linn Market Area From RMLS published data For the Month of December Active Listings: 623 New Listings: 110 Pending Sales: 75 Pending Sales 2006 vs. 2005: -21.9% Closed Sales: 85 Average Sales Price: $454,100 Year to Date Closed Sales...
by Mark Miller, Lake Oswego, Oregon Realtor®Lake Oswego - West Linn Market AreaStatistics collected from published RMLS data  Average % Appreciation *Average $ Sales PriceNumber of Closed Sales200616.7528,1001,560200513.6452,6001,884200414.8397,0001.81020034.5345,0001,83420026.8329,8001,6912001-5...
by Mark Miller, Lake Oswego, Oregon Realtor®  Tuesday January 16, 2007Last night the weatherman said we might get a little snow..."a light dusting, up to an inch in some areas, but turning to rain as temperatures rise".  I woke up at 5am, looked outside and thought "No snow.  Good, I'll be able t...
The Federal Reserve Board has put out a handbook on adjustable rate mortgages that explains how ARMs work and discusses some of the issues that borrowers may face.You can read it online at: available in Spanish at: http://www.federalres...
America's Fastest Appreciating Housing Market: Salem, Oregonfrom CNNMoney.comread the article at's Top Travel Destinations for 2007: Portland, Oregonfrom Frommers.comread the article at
Working with clients I sometimes get asked "What's the population of Lake Oswego?"  I've lived here so long I was thinking the figure I quote could be getting stale.Here are 2006 population figures according to data published by the Population Research Center at Portland State University:State of...
by Mark Miller, Lake Oswego, Oregon Realtor®With the winter weather we've been having here in the Pacific Northwest these last few weeks I thought I should post some ideas for preparing your home for winter. Subscribers to my occasional email service received this a few weeks ago (you can sign up...

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Lake Oswego, West Linn, Tualatin and Wilsonville real estate: market conditions and recent trends, interesting items and living in Portland Oregon.