ADU- Accessory Dwelling Unit, aka "mother-in-law apartment," "granny flat," studio apartment, ohana (in HI). An ADU is a second dwelling unit created on a lot with a house, attached house, or manufactured home. An ADU is smaller than the main dwelling. It can be a conversion of an existing portion of the home, an addition to the existing house, … [Read more...] about ADUs- What to Know
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New listings int he Portland metro area saw a slight gain compared to last year this March. At 3,648 for the month, new listings edged 1.2% over the 3,604 new listings offered last year in March 2017 and were 44.2% warmer than last month in February 2018 (2,530). This is the best March for new listings in the area since 2010, when 4,987 new … [Read more...] about Market Action Report- March 2018
Closings had a strong month this February in the Portland Metro Area. There were 1,806 closed sales, a 8.2% increase over February 2017 (1,669) and a 10.9% increase over January 2018 (1,628). New listings (2,530) saw gains last month, outpacing February 2017 by 0.4% and January 2018 by 1.8%. Pending sales, at 2,337, fell 1.4% short of the 2,369 … [Read more...] about Market Action Report- Feb 2018
At our recent "House" It Going?, we discussed all things ORGANIZED. Everyone came with great ideas, questions, tips, and a few secrets. I think it's safe to say that we all left the discussion wanting more. What better time to get organized than now, the middle of Winter. Us Portlanders know how epic the summers are and the last thing we want to … [Read more...] about Get Organized!
The Portland metro area saw plenty of pending sales and new listings in January. January 2018 pending sales (2,311) were 16.1% higher than January 2017 and 31.5% higher than December 2017. It was the strongest January for pending listings in the metro area since 2007. There were 2,486 new listings in January, 12.4% higher than January 2017 and … [Read more...] about Market Action Report- Jan 2018
Hi all! Wick here. Happy New Year! It’s 2018 and it’s time for some New Year's resolutions. The Ashley’s decided not to buy anything for the month of January. Feel free to contact me mid month to see how that’s going:) Portland has a new resolution! It wants to lower its carbon footprint. Or more precisely, it’s trying to get us to be more … [Read more...] about Wick’s Tip: The New Portland Home Energy Score (video)