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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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When buying or selling a home, consumers frequently relay questions to their agents. Many old homes may need repairs or renovations, especially in locations that are susceptible to natural disasters. Many things may go unnoticed, such as obsolete forms of construction that can be a cause for concern. Having the assistance of an honest and reliable Portland real estate agent can make all the difference.
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New Tools For Home Buyers - 06/23/09 06:50 PM
First, we have an iPhone application that has been created by Zillow.com that allows you to look up a listing while you are out and about. A lot of home searching is done on the move, driving around neighborhoods you are interested in. This way you can find out the price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms and the square footage without having to go home and log on your computer. This app uses GPS so the map can follow you. InvestorLoft.com is a website with a new tool called PropScout that can help out those who are looking for the investment. (0 comments)
Portland Rocks! - 06/17/09 04:07 PM
We already knew that there were millions of reasons to love Portland Oregon, but now we have one more. Portland has been ranked the #1 city for the most courteous drivers! We are less likely to curse, honk or run red lights. But don't you all move here at once! http://www.katu.com/news/local/48210792.html PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST ON THE HOMEPAGE OF OUR WEBSITE http//:www.TonyandLibby.com & OUR NEW PORTLAND METRO BLOG AT http//:www.TonyandLibby.blogspot.com & pdxrealtynews.com (make sure you leave comments)
Portland OR Market Report - 06/16/09 12:16 PM
May Residential HighlightsSales activity in May for the Portland Metro area continued to march upward compared to the prior month, but lagged behind 2008 levels.Comparing May 2009 with the same month in 2008, pending sales were down 7.4% and closed sales decreased 23.4%. New listings also dropped 25.1%. On the other hand, comparing May 2009 with April 2009, pending sales grew 5.8% (1,967 v. 1,860). Closed sales also rose 9.6% (1,427 v. 1,302). New listings increased 1.9% (3,879 v. 3,808).Inventory dropped to 10.2 months, down from 11 months in April – the fourth straight month of decline. Active residential listings in (0 comments)
Pending Home Sales on the Rise - 06/03/09 06:56 PM
Due to low interest rates and an $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers, pending home sales have gone up for the third month in a row.
It varies greatly from one area of the country to another, here in the West the Pending Home Sales Index rose 1.8%, to 94.8, but is 2.9% below a year ago. A pending home sale is a contract for a home sale that has been signed but the home sale has not closed yet.
Total number of existing-home sales is expected to improve in general but some corners of the United States (1 comments)
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.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.