Every year, Portland Real Estate Agent Lauren Goché works with dozens of buyer clients. She knows what she’s talking about when it comes to navigating Portland’s real estate market! In this video, Lauren drops some smart + savvy real estate knowledge about buying a home in Portland that maaaaybe other real estate agents aren’t telling […]Continue reading »
Right now in the Portland area (and really in most cities) we’re seeing a major trend of people wanting a home with more space both inside and out. Of course, this is largely due to the pandemic and staying home so often. If you need to stay close to Portland but you want to find […]Continue reading »
Multi-generational living has become a lot more popular lately for a couple of big reasons: Boomers are aging and downsizing, which often means they move in with their adult kids. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many people to need help with childcare due to working from home and remote schooling, and grandparents needed to be a […]Continue reading »
I get this question ALL the time. Get ready for some real talk! Let’s just cut to the chase: You’re not going to be able to buy land in Portland and put a tiny house on it. If you want to do this, you’ll need to be outside Portland’s city limits. And in fact, you’re […]Continue reading »
If you’re self-employed and want to buy a house in 2021, you really need to read this before you file your taxes. Getting a home loan when you’re a self-employed person can be a bit of a tricky combo. And of course, COVID-19 has complicated things even more. Before we get too far in the […]Continue reading »
Condos are a softer market in Portland right now, and there is much less demand for condos as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, people want more space (both inside and out), so that’s a big reason as to why condos aren’t popular right now. But also, people don’t want shared common areas—they […]Continue reading »
2020 turned our world upside down, and the COVID-19 pandemic brought its own unique challenges to Portland’s real estate market. The median sale price for homes sold in Portland’s metro area increased by 7.3% from 2019 to 2020. In December 2019, the median home price was $405,000. In December 2020, the median home price was […]Continue reading »
Many New Yorkers are asking themselves this question, especially lately. Even before COVID-19, people were leaving New York City in search of homes with more square footage, a yard, and a lower cost of living. Portland is the most affordable West Coast city, and in my experience, people from Brooklyn are especially drawn to Portland. […]Continue reading »
People are leaving the San Francisco Bay Area because they simply cannot afford to live there anymore. Even people with incredibly well paying jobs in the tech industry, for example, are struggling to find an affordable place to live that makes sense. And with changing needs due to COVID-19, many would-be San Francisco residents are […]Continue reading »
Many people who are being priced out of Seattle are turning to Portland for greener pastures. Seattle’s median home price at the end of September 2020 was at $773,508, and Portland’s median home price was at $451,000. Portland is the most affordable West Coast city, hands down. Obviously, $773,508 vs. $451,000 is a huge difference, and […]Continue reading »
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