How does your neighborhood rate?

The Portland Business Journal has compiled a list of the the 25 Portland-area zip codes with the highest average home price for first quarter of this year.  How does your neighborhood (or future neighborhood) rate?  Click here to see.


Posted on May 14, 2015 at 8:39 pm
Jeanne Paul | Posted in Uncategorized |

Water-saving landscape ideas

As you may have heard, our annual area snowpack is about 8% of what it usually is this time of year, which means probable water restrictions coming our way.  What can you do to keep water usage down while maintaining a beautiful exterior of your home?  Click here for six excellent water-saving ideas to incorporate into your landscaping.  As always, feel free to contact us with any quesitons!


Posted on April 24, 2015 at 5:47 pm
Jeanne Paul | Posted in Uncategorized |

Neighborhoods By the Numbers is Here

Portland Monthly's annual survey of all things neighborhoods is out.  Click here to explore a wealth of information on your current and future neighborhoods.  As always, please feel free to contact us with any and all of your real estate needs!


Posted on April 7, 2015 at 6:47 pm
Jeanne Paul | Posted in Uncategorized |

So…what exactly IS a CMA?

You've probably heard of realtors doing a CMA for your property, but may have wondered just exactly what that is.  CMA stands for competitive or comparative market analysis.  Click here for a brief overview of what you should know about CMAs.  And, of course, please let me know if you'd like my team to put one together for your home!


Posted on March 12, 2015 at 7:42 pm
Jeanne Paul | Posted in Uncategorized |

Thinking of adding an addition or building from scratch?

When hiring an architect to design changes to your home, or building a new one, it can be tough to know what questions to ask.  Click here for Sunset's guide to hiring an architect.  As always, please feel free to contact us with any and all of your real estate needs!


Posted on February 17, 2015 at 6:32 pm
Jeanne Paul | Posted in Uncategorized |

Because I always love sharing good news!

The Portland area's 2015 home sales get off to a powerful start

Feb 13, 2015, 10:06am PST
Andy Dean

Current residential inventory in the Portland area is about 3.4 months.

Staff Reporter-Portland Business Journal
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Not since 2007 has the month of January seen such strong numbers in pending home sales in the Portland metro region.

According to the latest Market Action report from the Regional Multiple Listing Service, pending sales in January hit 2,294, up by 13 percent over the same month last year and more than 37 percent compared to December 2014.

RMLS also reported that the 2,762 new listings in the first month of 2015 were up nearly 7 percent over last January 2014 and almost 80 percent over December. Closed sales were up in January over last year but actually about 34 percent below those closed in December.

Current residential inventory is about 3.4 months, which is down less than a month from last year. RMLS calculations also showed that average sales price was $333,600 and median price was $287,000, both up by more than 7 percent over 2014.

Courtesy of http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/real-estate-daily/2015/02/the-portland-areas-2015-home-sales-get-off-to-a.html?iana=ind_rre


Posted on February 13, 2015 at 10:18 pm
Jeanne Paul | Posted in Uncategorized |

Is it time for you to refinance? It just might be…

This article from the Wall Street Journal explains the new regulations around FHA loans and how that may affect you.  Low mortgage rates paired with rising home prices and these new guidelines may create just the right conditions for a favorable refinance.  As always, please feel free to call us if you have any questions or would like further information.


Posted on January 13, 2015 at 7:27 pm
Jeanne Paul | Posted in Uncategorized |

New lending guidelines…good news for those seeking loans

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's new guidelines should make it easier for borrows to secure loans.  Click here for a link to CNN's article for more information.  And, as always, please feel free to call me to discuss!


Posted on December 11, 2014 at 8:36 pm
Jeanne Paul | Posted in Uncategorized |

Thanksgiving emergency fixes

The turkey's in the oven, the gravy's simmerring on the stove, all is going well and then BAM! a Thanksgiving emergency arises.  From unexpected guest list changes to gravy 911's, Sunset's top 15 emergency solutions are a handy item to have in your back pocket.  Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!  And, as always, we are here for any and all of your real estate needs.


Posted on November 25, 2014 at 7:46 pm
Jeanne Paul | Posted in Uncategorized |

Don’t be cold: Tips to get your furnace up to snuff.

The damp cold is here, and your furnace may need a little TLC to get itself running to its best ability.  Click here for easy to follow tips to get everything running smoothly:  http://www.homestructions.com/general/furnace-maintenance-tips/


Posted on October 29, 2014 at 8:17 pm
Jeanne Paul | Posted in Uncategorized |