Buying a home is a major life event and it can be as overwhelming as it is exciting. There’s a lot to know—especially for first-time buyers. Thankfully, you won’t be alone in the process. Your real estate agent will be a valuable resource as you navigate the market and negotiate the sales price. That said, the more information you have about the process, the better prepared you’ll be.
Fall is a fantastic time of year in the Pacific Northwest. We still get to enjoy warm weather until mid-October and when the leaves finally do change color, it’s nothing short of stunning. In addition to the natural beauty of the Portland area, there’s plenty of fun fall activities to get excited about. Read our list of more fun fall activities in Portland, OR, and let us know if we forgot one of your favorites!
After you’ve put so much time and effort into finding your ideal home, not to mention the money you’ve invested, don’t let it be a waste! The time is now to start thinking about preventative maintenance. Failure to keep on top of common household maintenance issues can lead to bigger, more expensive problems down the road.
Portland is a compassionate city that cares about its community members. Read our list of ten charities in Portland whose work directly benefits children both in our community and around the world. These organizations do great work to help kids deal with cancer, economic hardship, and limited opportunities and they welcome your support.
Our list of Portland’s best happy hours includes bars, pubs, lounges, pizza places, public houses, and assorted drinking and dining establishments. Some have been serving Portlanders for years while others are more recent additions to Portland’s restaurant and bar scene. Check them out and let us know what you think or tell us your favorites.
Whether you’re a first-time buyer, are looking to upgrade to a bigger home, or are downsizing to a smaller one, these three housing stats affect the Portland real estate market right now.
If you need help making a home down payment and covering the closing costs on a mortgage, you’re in luck. Read this article on Oregon Down Payment Assistance Programs and see what’s available.
While not every traditional Independence Day event will be back for 2021 (we will miss the Portland Craft Beer Festival) there are still plenty of fantastic July 4th celebrations planned in the Portland area. We’ve highlighted eight that take place over the long weekend.
If you’re looking to get out and explore Oregon this summer, this list of the most iconic summer destinations near Portland offers ideas for sightseeing, hiking, picnicking, boating, or just watching the sunset.
Your house may look beautiful all the way around. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t hidden defects that could derail someone interested in buying it. A pre-listing inspection can help mitigate this issue.