Portland Neighborhoods

Mortgages Bridging the gap… Okay, let’s just say you own your home and you want to move: bigger house, smaller house, etc. Let’s also say you don’t have enough money set aside to buy your new place without selling your current home. As you can imagine, it happens ALL the time. You can sell your house, move to a rental […]
Homeowners Now I understand… I am in the middle of selling a duplex I have owned for over 25 years. Even though I am very familiar with the process, I am having another agent represent me. I really do believe having someone else negotiating for me is in my best interest. It has also been a great experience for […]
Portland Neighborhoods Portland real estate activity “The Portland metro area saw mostly gains this April, with new listings leading the way,” according to the Regional Multiple Listing Service’s Market Action report. There was a 5.5% increase in listings over April 2018 and a 20.1% increase over March 2019. “This was the strongest April for new listings in the area since 2010.” Interested […]
Home Maintenance It could happen to you… I have a few rentals and for two of them, I pay the water bill. A couple of times in the past I’ve received what I consider freakishly high water bills. The City of Portland has been really good to deal with. They have even sent me a letter pointing out the bill seemed excessive. […]
Homeowners Share the Warmth For the less fortunate, these warm items are essential during the winter months. As part of Windermere’s long-standing commitment to help those in need, our offices throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington will be collecting coats and blankets NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 19th, M–F, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Help our offices share the warmth by bringing new or gently used […]
Portland Neighborhoods It all started with… Be safe! A female co-worker of mine recently had a creepy experience with someone that came through an open house she was hosting. It was uncomfortable and somewhat scary for her, and it made her think about just how vulnerable she was. I have to say that generally speaking, I don’t think much about my […]
Home Maintenance You might have heard of a Walk Score, but did you know… I am constantly amazed by how much information there is out there! Here are a few websites (and apps) that can be helpful when you are buying or selling a home or just want to know a little more about your neighborhood or the city you live in: Walc is an app. If you want to […]
Portland Neighborhoods Recent real estate market activity Interested in the latest real estate stats in Portland? Last month’s numbers are in. Click HERE. These are published from the RMLS Market Action Report. If you have questions, send me an email or give me a call, and let’s chat!
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Green Living Portland’s Home Energy Score I have mentioned that as of the first of 2018 the City of Portland is requiring that you have a Home Energy Audit prior to putting your house on the market. I decided to have an audit done on our house to be more familiar with how the process works. The scoring system is from […]
Portland Neighborhoods RMLS’ market stats RMLS’s latest Market Action is out! Interested in the latest real estate stats in Portland? Last month’s numbers are in. Click HERE. I would love to hear from you! Send me an email or give me a call, and let’s chat!
Homeowners 2018 Economic Forecast Matthew Gardner, Windermere’s Chief Economist, recently completed his national housing forecast which details his predictions for the 2018 housing market, and here’s what he has to say: Wondering what this means for you? Give me a call.
Portland Neighborhoods Share the warmth Share the Warmth… As part of Windermere’s long-standing commitment to help those in need, my office will be collecting coats and blankets NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 15, M–F, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. I invite you to join me in the effort. Help me share the warmth this winter by bringing new or gently used adult-sized coats and […]
Homeowners Portland real estate market Here are latest stats from RMLS’s Market Action report for the Portland Metro area. Looking for another area? Contact me, and I’ll be happy to send them to you.  
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Portland Neighborhoods A stroll through Wilshire Park A stroll through Wilshire Park  A winter wonderland, what a great way to start the new year. I took lots of walks – some with David, some with friends and some by myself. Everyone I ran into was excited and just happy to be outside in the snow. I loved being at home and not […]
Blog Roll Gutters I think I’ve said a version of this before, but cleaning your gutters is one of the most important things you can do for your house. In Oregon, all that the water seems to want to do is get inside especially in our basements and crawlspaces. So either clean those gutters or have them cleaned. If you […]
Blog Roll Market activity For complete details about our market, please CLICK HERE to see the latest Market Action Report from our Regional Multiple Listing Service.
Homeowners It takes a village! The Village movement has arrived in Portland but started in Boston in 2001. “A Village is a group of like-minded people in a geographic area who come together to help each other age affordably in their own homes.” NE Portland will be the first in Oregon and will be up and running in November. Some of […]
ADUs ADUs galore I’ll admit it. I’m obsessed! A co-worker of mine had an ADU built. Oh, is it ever a beauty. It’s 800 sq ft which, at this time, is the maximum size allowed. She drew the plans herself and did a wonderful job. It’s two stories with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and high-end finishes. I love […]
Green Living The Rebuilding Center If you’re thinking about doing a project… You might want to drop by the Rebuilding Center. Even if you don’t need any building materials you might have something to donate. They are a nonprofit whose goal of selling reclaimed and salvaged materials is a great fit for Portland’s sensibilities. Every day, eight tons of building […]