Posts Tagged ‘Portland Oregon’

Portland, Oregon Ranked #3 in Forbes America’s Safest Cities List! Yay!

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

shooterIs it a surprise?  I know the Portland MAX Lightrail can seem pretty scary at times but compared to other cities we are looking great!  I think we are a little sissy here in Portland about our crime, just as we are when it gets icy out and/ or it snows. 

By the way, true story…. Scott witnessed a shooting once while with his client a home buyer… they were doing an inspection at a townhome when a shot was fired… Scott and his client were able to see the shooter from the upstairs window as he took off on his bicycle. Only in Portland do you see that even the criminals are “GREEN” in their attempt to save gas. Okay, not sure what made him think that he could escape on a bike but the story is True! -Kristie Your Portland Realtor.

Anyhow, READ THE FORBES ARTICLE HERE!! 

See a List of All Bank Owned Listings that Just Hit the Portland Market today (short sales excluded)

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

bank1I watch every day to see what’s going on with bank owned listings. It gives me an idea of what price range is struggling, how my listings are effected by the inventory increase, what areas are getting hit, etc. I’ve been posting the bank owned properties daily on my twitter but I will try to bring them here every day or two as well! I see about 20-30 list daily although many of them may only be price reduced bank owned. -Kristie McD. Your  buyer’s agent for bank owned! (I got them down!!!) :)

This link is good for about 2 weeks!:  CLICK HERE

What’s up w/ that Kenton Neighborhood in North Portland?

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

willisLately more and more buyers are asking me about Kenton! One of my favorite client couples just moved into a great house  in the re-discovered Portland, Oregon neighborhood! Not too far off from St. Johns, close to great parks and transportation… city living with it’s own unique style…. while the inquiries about this area are picking up so are the improvements! New library, streetscape, storefronts… Even the Portland Monthly wrote a little ditty! (click here). It’s not too far from the racetrack either, so keep weekend speed noise in mind! -Kristie McD.

SEE WHAT’S NEW through the PDC website: click here

The West was the Only Part of the Country to Show Increased Sales….?

Monday, March 30th, 2009

made-oregon-sign_u11242337Okay… when I see something positive I’m excited to share it! The Seattle Times has an interesting article; they say that the West was the only part of the country to show increased sales, rising over 20 percent from a year earlier; stats used are from NAR (National Association of Realtors). 

Go Portland Go!!! We’re hangin’ in there! -Kristie McD.          Everything. Portland. Real Estate.

Take a look at the article to see where home sales are up and where they’re down!  CLICK HERE