Portland, Oregon real estate prices have arguably been on a proverbial roller-coaster for over a decade. From the city’s meteoric pre-crash rise to prominence followed by its plunge into an abyss of short sales and foreclosures with corresponding low prices,
Influx of Wall Street and Foreign Cash Soaking up Supply, Bolstering Demand What’s the latest fad for the Wall Street jet-set? Simple, start a company and buy up many thousands of American homes in short sale or foreclosure and then
Currently, median home values in the Portland Metro Area have increased by 12.1% year on year while at the same time available listings for sale are at near record lows. It appears that prices have not increased by a great
Portland Short Sale Listings Spring of 2014 and home values in the Portland Metro area are definitely on the rise. Short sales still come into play but to a lesser degree than in the heart of the Great Recession. In
A Realtor’s Insights on The (Not So) Wonderful World Of Loan Mods From the desk of Bruce Lockwood Short Sale Specialist *The opinion presented here is the sole opinion of Bruce Lockwood and does not represent Oregon Realty Co opinion,
I am often labeled the doom & gloom guy but when the real data is examined good news for Portland Housing is in desperately short supply. Some title companies have posted reports stating that “average sale price is up” ….
This year is shaping up to be another year of decline for the Tigard Housing Market for Existing Single Family House Sales. Many Portland Realtors may be trying to soften the blow a bit but the numbers speak for themselves.
Investing in Real Estate Buyers, would-be investors and housing speculators in today’s housing market face considerable obstacles when considering the purchase of a home. Factors which are causing many well-qualified buyers pause include fears regarding job security, concerns about the
Portland Housing & Retirement With so much emphasis placed on the great deals available on housing at least some attention to the situation of baby-boomer generation home owners caught up in the housing crisis. In some cases reduced equity in
The Federal Government has protections in place for Oregon homeowners who complete short sales on their primary residences. It should be noted that investment property, cash-out second mortgages and home equity lines of credit often fall under different guidelines. To