Governmental legislation, financial markets, and the employment sector at the local and national level impact Portland’s real estate market. Stay abreast of those topics and more for their impact on the buying and selling of property.
The strength of the real estate market can be a powerful motivator for those thinking of buying, selling, or investing. Use the links provided below to stay informed on the market. For a more in-depth discussion of the local and national real estate markets and factors affecting them, please feel free to call or email us. We’d be happy to have a detailed discussion with you about current market conditions and whether the timing is right for your purchase or sale.
Local market stats:
- RMLS Market Action Report for Portland Metro (pdf)
- Residential Market Analysis (pdf) – Portland State University’s Center for Real Estate Quarterly Report
- NAR Local Market Report (pdf)
- HUD – Portland Market at a Glance
National market stats:
- Case-Shiller Home Price Indices
- US Census Bureau New Home Sales
- National Association of Realtors Housing Statistics
- National Association of Home Builders Housing Data
- Core Logic Home Price Index Report (pdf)
Buying or selling real estate property is one of the most significant financial decisions you can make. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, it’s important to know your options. Please contact us for recommendations on less traditional financing options including hard money loans, lot loans, and spec construction financing.
- Juha Tuominen, Guardian Residential Lending
- Miles Rusth, Summit Mortgage
- Mark McGinnis, Mortgage Trust
Government Loan Programs:
- Mortgage Credit Certificate
- Down Payment Assistance Loan
- Residential Loan Program (“Oregon Bond Loan”)
Construction Loans for owner-occupants:
Portland is made up of over 90 neighborhoods, each offering a unique flavor with one-of-a-kind shops and activities. Get to know our diverse neighborhoods via the helpful links provided here.
From Pre-K to PhD, Portland is home to rigorous educational programs at every level. Find out more about Portland’s educational opportunities by exploring the following.
Parks & Recreation
Portland’s park system is among the most elaborate and well maintained in the country, reflecting the city’s commitment to urban planning and environmental sustainability. Portland is also home to extensive outdoor recreation opportunities and more traditional sporting pursuits. The links below provide a brief introduction to the multitude of recreational opportunities found in Portland.
Portland prides itself on offering commuters and visitors a wide variety of transportation options. Whether you’re travelling outside of the state or simply exploring the city, the sites below will help you get where you need to go.
- TriMet—Buses, MAX, Streetcar
- Biking & Walking Maps
- Portland Bureau of Transportation
- PDX International Airport
- Union Station—Amtrak
Other Transportation Options:
Homeownership comes with a myriad of responsibilities. We’d like to make those challenges as stress-free as possible by making sure you’re well-informed. If it’s a preferred service provider you’re looking for, please contact us for a referral.
- Portland General Electric
- Pacific Power
- NW Natural
- Portland Water Bureau
- Garbage, Recycling & Composting
- Property Information
- Sewer lines
- Underground Oil Storage Tanks
- Lead-Based Paint
- Carbon Monoxide
- Drug Labs
- Bureau of Development Services
Real Estate Transactions
Negotiating and navigating a real estate transaction is a complex process greatly aided by professional guidance, skills, and knowledge. Use the links below to gain familiarity with the process of buying or selling of a home. If you have any questions or comments on the enclosed material, please feel free to give us a call or email and we’d be happy to delve into further detail.
With a growing population and vibrant neighborhoods, Portland has seen its rental market grow in leaps and bounds. Consequently, many investors see the ownership of rental properties as a profitable method of investment. Please peruse the sites below for helpful tools, and contact us to discuss your investment property search, property portfolio, and investment or exit strategy.
- Landlord Training Program
- Rental Housing Alliance Oregon
- Multifamily NW
- National Apartment Association
- Accessory Dwelling Units
- 1031 Exchanges