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9 Must-Visit Lake Oswego Parks

Lake Oswego is a one-of-a-kind city that appeals to outdoor enthusiasts and families who enjoy year-round outdoor adventure and relaxation.  In this guide, we will take you through nine of Lake Oswego's most enchanting parks, each boasting a unique blend of...

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Mortgage Rates: Where are They Headed?

Keeping a close eye on mortgage rates is crucial for those planning to purchase a home in the next 12-24 months. Since mortgage rates directly impact affordability when securing a home loan - an ongoing challenge in today's market - it is essential to understand...

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Three Reasons for the Housing Shortage

Buying a home in today's market can be a challenge. Homebuyers must make tough decisions due to the housing shortage and increasing mortgage rates. Waiting for more options may seem like an effective strategy, but is it? This blog post will explain the reasons for...

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Guide to Downsizing Your Home

Deciding to downsize can be an exciting journey as you look forward to a more simplified lifestyle and improved financial stability. At the same time, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed with all the decisions that need to be made along the way. To help make your...

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Navigating the Emotional Journey of Home Selling

Home selling can be an emotional journey, especially for longtime homeowners. The decision to make a move is fraught with emotion ... it's not just about a change of address—it’s a significant life transition. Here, we explore how to navigate this emotional...

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Five Reasons 2023 Is the Right Time to Buy a Home

If your dream of homeownership has been sidetracked due to your uncertainties about the market, it's tempting to tell yourself that things will get better in a year or two. Before you put your dream on ice, consider this - while today's market can be challenging...

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What To Expect From the Portland Housing Market in 2023

The 2022 housing market was defined by two key things: inflation and rapidly rising mortgage rates. This in turn began the market reset. To combat inflation the Federal Reserve (the Fed) took drastic action in the later part of 2022 to lower inflation. The rapid...

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What’s Going on with Portland Home Prices?

If you’re considering buying or selling a home in 2023, you likely have questions about what’s happening with home prices here in the Portland metro market. In spite of what you see on some websites, at a national level experts (see chart below) don’t expect prices...

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Homeownership Is an Investment in Your Future

With all the uncertainty in the economy right now, many potential home buyers wonder if it’s a smart decision to buy a home now or if it makes more sense to wait a year or two for things to settle down before making a move. If you’re in that position, it’s...

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