Real Estate

Real Estate 2015

What will happen in 2015? A nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists project that home values will appreciate by almost 4% by the end of 2015. Additionally, Freddie Mac’s most recent Economic Commentary & Projections Table predicts that the 30-year fixed mortgage rate will appreciate to 4.5% by the end […]

Roberta Nopson | Feb 7, 2015

Portland Oregon Walk Scores

Many relocating to Portland Oregon ask for a ‘walkable neighborhood’. This can mean a variety of things to home buyers.  A stroll around the neighborhood to smell the roses, level for a young bicycle enthusiast just mastering training wheels, walking distance to Starbucks, walkable to run errands or get to school, or transit to jump […]

Roberta Nopson | Oct 30, 2014

Portland Oregon Metro Home Price Trend

The Portland real estate recovery Portland has been a bright spot in the national housing recovery.  Lots of buzz words;  we have bottomed out, bouncing back, seller’s market, investors have, and the like. Numbers can be manipulated to prove a point but this graph sums it up.  Home price trend from 2005-2014.  A picture really is worth a thousand words! Seller’s […]

Roberta Nopson | Oct 26, 2014

Invest now

Why?  Portland Oregon real estate market is trending for a variety of reasons. The number one is livability.  Those that live here understand ‘What makes Portland Great’ or for those that prefer ‘What makes Portland Weird’.  Either perspective is spot on. Today we have more people relocating to Portland Oregon than we have moved out. That in […]

Roberta Nopson | Oct 23, 2014