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2020 Housing Market Predictions

The following is taken from a study by George Ratiu, Senior Economist for realtor.com® This was a national report, though, so we may see slightly different conditions in Oregon and Washington. The Quick Takeaway Home price growth will flatten, with a forecasted increase of just 0.8 percent. Inventory will remain constrained, especially at the entry-level price segment. Single-family housing … read more

Oregon 1st State to End Single-Family Zoning

Governor Kate Brown has signed into law several housing bills designed to deal with the housing crisis in Oregon, including one that would eliminate single-family zoning in certain cities. HB2001 requires cities with populations greater than 10,000 to “allow duplexes in lands zoned for single-family dwellings.” It also requires cities with populations greater than 25,000 … read more

What About Your Pets?

You are selling your house and doing everything that you can think of to get it ready: cleaning, de-cluttering, and making repairs. It’s a project and you are in it up to your elbows when it occurs to you that you need to figure out what to do about your golden retriever and 2 cats. … read more

Spring Is Here! Home Care Tips

Certain home maintenance tasks should be completed each spring to prevent structural damage, save energy, and keep all your home’s systems running properly. Here are the major issues you should be aware of for homes in the Pacific Northwest: Follow up on moss treatments for your roof. Assuming you applied anti-moss treatments in the fall, spring is … read more