Portland Metro Real Estate Review

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In this forum we will offer discussions on a wide variety of subjects, but focus on Portland Metro and real estate. Hopefully our insights and experiences will inform, educate, challenge and entertain our readers week after week.



http://www.oregonlive.com/pets/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/living/117978994482340.xml&coll=7     Many people consider their pets to be a part of their family. Since more than two-thirds of Oregonians own pets you would think there would be more options for pet owners who want to rent.  But actually...
    In the long lived tradition of wine touring in the Northwest for Memorial Day, here are some things to consider before heading out.  Plan it out ahead of time.  Check out the hours of the places you want to go ahead of time.  Plan out a route that makes sense and don't try to squeeze in too m...
    What is ADDI?  ADDI is a specialized loan to help first time home buyers in Washington County.  It has a 0% interest rate which is huge but it doesn't stop there.  There are also no payments required until you sell your home, the title is transfered, there is a default or the home is no longe...
    Choosing the new "it" room is a huge gamble for home builders.  Obviously the more specialized the room the bigger the risk.  For a while there, every Street of Dreams home seem to have a wine cellar.  Although that is a pretty safe bet nowadays, it's still very specialized.  Something like a...
    People nowadays are looking for similar things for their interiors as they do their exteriors.  They want varied textures, materials and colors along with energy efficiency, environmental responsibility and durability.  Details are also making a comeback from the "clean lines" that could only...
    Nowadays people are getting more and more opinionated about the materials used in their home.  With the emergence things like HGTV people are more informed and more curious about ways they can make their house last longer, more energy efficient and cost effective.  They are doing their homewo...
According to the authors of "Cities Ranked & Rated, 2nd Edition", Bert Sperling and Peter Sander, say that Portland Oregon is the 3rd best city in the United States to live in.  The other cities in the top ten include Gainesville, Fla.; Bellingham, Wash.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Ann Arbor, Mich....
May 20th is the 25th Anniversary of the Historic Irvington Home Tour featuring 10 homes, Depression Era Mural Art at the Irvington School and even a strolling barbershop quartet.  There will also be a lecture by HGTV Curb Appeal designer Paul Duchscherer.  Tickets:$20 a person$15 if you are 65 yr...
   Don't assume that FSBO's have already made up their mind and stopping by their open house is a waste of time.  A little over half of those who decided to list themselves do so to save on commission, but perhaps they do not really know what that money is going to.  It then becomes your job to d...
    A credit score is basically a number representing the a amount of risk involved in lending money to you.  Considerations that go into your score:  Payment History (35%); Amounts Owed (30%); Length of Credit History (15%); New Credit (10%); and Types of Credit Used (10%).     Fair Isaac Compan...

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