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.
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Most people have heard that the foreclosure prevention programs have not been as successful as Obama had hoped. It seems that one of the road blocks has been borrowers with a second mortgage. Apparently there has not been an agreement with the second lien holders which causes the first mortgage...
If you are in the market for a home with the intention to get a loan under 5%, you'd better move! The first full week of January Freddie Mac's average 30-year fixed mortgage closed at 5.09%. And once these go up they are not coming back down any time soon. Because of the bad economy the govern...
December Residential Highlights Sales activity in the Portland metro area showed marked improvement this December compared to the same month a year ago. Closed sales were up 52.6% compared to December 2008 and pending sales rose 40.9%. New listings also rose 11.9%. On the other hand, compared t...
Here is a great article from the New York Times about all the great things about visiting or living in Portland, Oregon. Not only did the author seem to capture the vibe of the city but he visited so many wonderful spots that represent this city so well. He really hit the perfect variety and di...