Portland Metro Real Estate Review

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere
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.



PORTLAND, Oregon (CNN) -- is known for it's gray, bleak weather that spans the whole of winter.  You might be surprised to find that even in the drizzle, according to CNN, Portland is a great place to visit.  Of course the sun does come out on occasion and that just gives you even more options fo...
Model home perfect Hillsboro Daylight Ranch! This charming and spacious completely renovated home features an extra large kitchen and eating area, light and bright living room/family room with fireplace and slider to deck overlooking backyard. The master suite on the main also features access to ...
When you're young you think there is nothing that could get you to move out of the city.  Being away from the shopping, museums, nightclubs and food is unthinkable.  But then one day you find yourself an adult with kids and your priorities suddenly change.  Now you're looking at schools, yards an...
June Residential Highlights Outside, the temperature continues to rise but the market is cooling when comparing June 2007 to June 2006. New listings continued to grow at 12.7%. However, closed sales and pending sales dropped 18.5% and 10.4%, respectively. As a result, there were 13,752 active lis...
If you are, or are soon to be a college graduate ready to become a Young Urban Professional keep in mind that not all cities are created equal.  Things like opportunity, salary vs. cost of living and nightlife vary widely across the U.S.   Shocking as it may be (sarcasm) New York is the No. 1 bes...
Portland State University researcher Jennifer Dill is conducting a new study detailing where, why and how often Portlanders ride their bikes.  The city is thinking it may be a useful planning tool in plotting the future of bike infrastructure in the city.  So far 500 adults have been surveyed by ...
    On the corner of Southeast Washington Street and Fifth Avenue in Hillsboro stands an old house with a brand new makeover.  100 years old actually and until recently was known as Wehrung. But its dramatic makeover called for a new name Garrett Lee Smith Safe Haven House, after Republican Sen. ...
Tigard Police are trying to get neighborhoods out to this year's National Night Out. Target, the national sponsor for the crime prevention event, is also taking the opportunity to join in with the community's celebrations. This year 33 million people are expected in more than 10,000 communities ...
CRIME Spotter is a visual representation of where crime has occurred. Going back 12 months, a database of crimes that gets turned into a map showing you what crimes are being committed where and how often.  This database is updated with new crime data each month.  You can enter in your address a...
   The Forest Grove Senior Center is a typical type senior center where older adults spend time socializing, quilting or volunteering at tasks such as washing breakfast dishes for the Lions Club.  An hour away, in east Vancouver, The Firstenburg Community Center has sewing but down the hall, tod...

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