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One of the things that builders are learning about Generation Y (Millennials), is that they do not want the same home they're parents had. There are many home options that are falling out of favor, things like formal living rooms, soaker tubs, and dependence on their cars.In fact, 1/3rd are will...
I finally got to try this burger place I've been hearing about and boy am I glad I did. I found the food to truly live up to the rumors I had been hearing. Of course it was a really good sign to show up to a packed restaurant. I normally like to have plenty of choices but I really enjoy the si...
Based on household income, home value, population per capita income and lifestyle, ESRI has made a list. Boomburbs, which include Happy Valley, Camas and Beaverton, and have the highest population growth. These are young families with two incomes and an average age of 33.8 years. They are also th...
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December Residential Highlights Looking at the Portland Metro area market in 2010, December continued the trend of decreased activity toward the end of the year. However, closed sales underwent an uptick in December, reaching the highest monthly level since June. Inventory also saw its lowest lev...
30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Declines For Second Consecutive Week By: Lauren Riefflin, PR/Marketing Coordinator | January 11, 2011 Share Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.58 percent, down fro...
In case you have not heard, our Oregon Ducks Football Team from the University of Oregon have made the National Championships! The Ducks have never been national champions before and this is a REALLY BIG DEAL for the entire state. Everyone is getting in on the celebration. Maybe you've seen so...
As we near the end of a tumultuous decade in housing we thought we would step back and take a look at some cities that, despite the current downturn, have performed best. We looked at the 75 largest cities in the country for which we have home value data and calculated the change in home values o...
18715 NW Tolovana St PORTLAND, OR Gorgeous Rock Creek Traditional 4BR/3BA Single Family House $369,000 Year Built 1969 Sq Footage 2,335 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors 3 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 8,145 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DescriptionGorgeous Rock Creek Traditional! This...