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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.
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by Mark Miller, Lake Oswego, Oregon Realtor® Because of fair housing laws there are topics a Realtor won't be able to discuss. When I work with clients my general rule is "Talk about the homes but not the people", however clients want to know about the quality of the schools, neighborhood demogra...
03/19/2007
by Mark Miller, Lake Oswego, Oregon Realtor®Lake Oswego - West Linn Market AreaFrom RMLS published dataFor the Month of JanuaryActive Listings: 668New Listings: 280Pending Sales: 127Pending Sales 2007 vs. 2006: -9.9%Closed Sales: 75Average Sales Price: $586,100Year to DateClosed Sales: 75Average ...
03/02/2007
by Mark Miller, Lake Oswego, Oregon Realtor®The U.S. Department of Energy has created a simple checklist of energy conservation, or efficiency, measures that homeowners can use around the house to save energy and, hopefully, save a little money.  You can obtain a copy of the checklist at the foll...
02/07/2007
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...
01/31/2007
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...
01/24/2007
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...
01/18/2007
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...
01/17/2007
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...
01/16/2007
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: http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/arms/arms_english.htmAlso available in Spanish at: http://www.federalres...
01/16/2007
America's Fastest Appreciating Housing Market: Salem, Oregonfrom CNNMoney.comread the article at http://money.cnn.com/popups/2006/real_estate/best_worst/9.htmlFrommer's Top Travel Destinations for 2007: Portland, Oregonfrom Frommers.comread the article at http://www.frommers.com/destinations/arti...
01/16/2007
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