Archive for February, 2011

Portland Metro Market Action Report – Jan. 2011

Introduction: This post presents and analyzes the RMLS Market Action Report for Metro Portland for January 2011. I use the first two pages of the report because they contain uniform, meaningful information. Below the im…

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NE Portland Real Estate – Broker Open – Feb. 22, 2011

February 22, 2011:   Today I attended the NE Portland Broker Open Tour in the BIGHAT Neighborhoods. I mixed in three vacant houses with seven broker-hosted homes and was not disappointed. As usual, several homes s…

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NE Portland Real Estate – Broker Open – Feb. 15, 2011

February 15, 2011: Today I attended the NE Portland Broker Open Tour in the BIGHAT Neighborhoods. Unlike last week, there wasn't a bus-load of brokers at each home, so I was able to enjoy some peace and quiet. I was i…

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Beaumont Real Estate – Beaumont Village – Hoda’s Restaurant

 A few days ago, I did a walking tour of part of Beaumont Village in the Beaumont neighborhood. Although I visit Beaumont Village a couple of times a week, I always find something new to like. This week was no exception…

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NE Portland Real Estate – Broker Open – Feb. 8, 2011

February 8, 2011 On most Tuesday mornings, I attend the NE Portland Broker Open in the BIGHAT real estate neighborhoods. I say most because certain times of year limit the Tuesday tour. If a house is on tour two days before Thanksgiving, it doesn't naturally follow that I (or other brokers) will …

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Oregon Property Taxes – The [Ass]essor’s Wrong, Act I*

My apologies in advance to Shakespeare, but I paraphrased his troubled Danish Prince Hamlet when I wrote this post - addressing the lunacy that is the Oregon property tax system. Throughout this post, I will quote or ita…

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Why BIGHAT Real Estate?

There's a saying in Texas about a guy having a big hat, but no cattle. There's another Texas saying about cowboy hats, but it's not for polite company. I'll get to the literal meaning of BIGHAT in a few paragraphs, but sit a spell and learn a little about the origins. In early 2010, after several…

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Laurelhurst Real Estate Market Data – 4th Qtr. 2010

Introduction: This post discusses market trends in Laurelhurst real estate from 4th Qtr. 2010. It also compares those months to the same period last year. Below are narratives and charts for Supply & Demand, Absorpt…

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Alameda Real Estate Market Data – 4th Qtr. 2010

Introduction: This post discusses market trends in Alameda real estate from 4th Qtr. 2010. It also compares those months to the same period last year. Below are narratives and charts for Supply & Demand, Absorption …

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Hollywood Real Estate Market Data – 4th Qtr. 2010

Introduction: This post discusses market trends in Hollywood real estate from 4th Qtr. 2010. It also compares those months to the same period last year. Below are narratives and charts for Supply & Demand, Absorptio…

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