downtown portland: Downtown Portland One of America's Best Downtowns According to Forbes - 12/29/11 09:39 AM
America's Best Downtown Portland Oregon So who am I to argue with Forbes Magazine?!?  In a recent article Forbes gave the nod to Downtown Portland Oregon as one of America's Best Downtowns. 
I could not agree any more!  Downtown Portland is truly a wonderful place.
"When it comes to cities, Portland, Ore., is a unique urban playground of high-end culture, green living and DIY arts scenes. But for a taste of Portland’s best, natives point to the city’s downtown area. There’s independent live theater, beautiful parks, the largest independent and used bookstore in the country and some of the best doughnut shops on the Pacific Coast … (8 comments)

downtown portland: Getting to Know Downtown Portland With YOUR Exclusive Buyers Agent - 08/03/11 08:26 AM
Getting to Know Downtown Portland With YOUR Exclusive Buyers Agent

Downtown Portland, OR -- For those Buyers fortunate enough to live in the heart of Downtown Portland, and for those who want to live in the heart of Downtown Portland. . . I couldn't envy you more.
As with any Downtown area, Portland -- when it comes to living spaces -- the area is zoned "urban/high density." High rises and condos comprise the immediate Downtown Portland real estate market. For those Buyers that want to "live where they work," avoid commutes, enjoy the local Downtown amenities, Downtown is a consideration.

downtown portland: Thinking of Buying or Investing in a Condo in Downtown Portland? - 02/10/11 11:37 AM
Thinking of Buying or Investing in a Condo in Downtown Portland? 
Downtown Portland is a vibrant urban hub.  I love my jaunts into Downtown Portland, and love to show condos -- from Montgomery Park all the way to the South Waterfront communities -- LOVE IT!!
Here's ssomething Buyers need to remember:  The Downtown Portland market is very limited to the "types" of housing available. 
While there are detached homes in the immediate Downtown Portland market, they can be out of the majority of buyers' price range.

Downtown Portland is no different from any other urban downtown in that regard.  Apartments, … (7 comments)

downtown portland: Downtown Portland, OR Condo Market -- What's Trending Year in Review - 02/18/10 05:09 AM
Downtown Portland, OR Condo -- What's Trending Year in Review
These graphs show the activity and trends of condo units in the Downtown Portland (Area 148) market, in Zip Codes: 97201, 97205, 97205.
Dates:  February 2009 through January 2010
Source: RMLS*
As you can see -- the Downtown Portland Condo Market had its share of decline in values.  There were 1,502 listings, 500 Sold, and there are 564 Active listings.  The months of inventory is 13.8.  
The Min. Sold Price was $72,000 and the Max. Sold Price was $2.7M.  But, the AVERAGE SALES price of a Downtown Condo plugged in at @ $444,295. 
NOTE:  FHA has … (3 comments)





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