This article tells you about the five quadrants of Portland. Read more about our beautiful city as we break down the NE, SE, NW, SW and North areas.
Home Inspections can uncover information about a home or condo that are unexpected. They are an important part of the home purchasing process and most Realtors highly recommend that several inspections be done. Inspections tell the story of the house that might not be first recognizable. There are however, things that can be missed on a home inspection as they are just visual inspections of the home. There are several types of inspections that are encouraged and this article will outline each giving you a general idea of what to expect with these.
Portland is known for its inner NE and SE neighborhoods with charming bungalows, tudors, craftmans and ranches. It is known for being eclectic and funky with restaurants, shops, great schools and excellent neighborhoods with a sense of community. What many do not know is that there are a small amount of floating homes in Portland that also embody the NW lifestyle that we all love and is why we choose to call Portland home.
Portland has grown tremendously as a city with new residents moving here daily. Currently there are roughly 2.4 million folks who live here. Portland ranks 13th among US metro areas in the largest increase of new residents moving from elsewhere in the United States.
Jamison Square Park gets many visitors each day including local residents to out of town visitors. The park is located in the heart of Portland’s Pearl district on NW 11th between NW Kearney and NW Johnson Streets. Jamison Square is to the Pearl what Pioneer Courthouse Square is to Downtown Portland. The park is popular year round with lots to do, including a water feature in the summer and a Holiday tree in the winter. Jamison Square was created in year 2000 and at the time cost $3.6 million to complete. Condos around Jamison Park sell for an average of $500-$600 a square foot.
Portland is known for it's beautiful lush green landscape, being close to the mountains, the beach and of course being weird! Portland truly is a unique city with much to offer. We have eclectic neighborhoods, businesses, people and homes alike. This article will outline Portland's most popular house styles and take a closer look into each one.
Portland is known for it's great neighborhoods on the inner Eastside and Creston Kenilworth in SE Portland is no exception. The Creston Kenilworth neighborhood is located in inner SE Portland between SE Powell and SE Holgate North to South and SE 26th Ave and SE Foster (around SE 61st) West to East. Creston Kenilworth is a small pocket neighborhood that is bordered by larger more well known areas like Reed and Brooklyn. There is a nice mix of residential and commercial properties in the Creston Kenilworth neighborhood with homes ranging in size, style and year built.
The Alameda neighborhood is very desirable with beautiful homes, great schools and a nice retail core. Alameda is located in inner NE between the Beaumont and Hollywood neighborhoods. Alameda sits South of Prescott, North of Knott, West of 33rd Avenue and East of 24th Ave. Alameda is a small neighborhood that includes the infamous Alameda Ridge with grand old craftsmans, tudors and colonials that overlook the city with some amazing views.
The Woodstock Neighborhood is quintessential Portland with lots of bungalows, local shops and a fun laidback vibe. Woodstock is located in inner SE Portland between Holgate and Johnson Creek and 39th and 45-60th Avenues. Neighborhoods that are near the Woodstock Neighborhood are Eastmoreland Heights, Creston Kenilworth and Reed. The Woodstock Neighborhood is known for its bustling commercial core on SE Woodstock Blvd between SE 39th Ave and SE 52nd Avenue.
Tanner Springs Park is a unique green space in Portland's popular Pearl district. The park is located at Northwest 10th Avenue and Northwest Marshall Street in Portland’s popular Pearl District. The park is 0.92 acres consisting of walking paths, public art and urban water features. Tanner Springs Park is a great place to take a picnic, read a book or just sit and meditate. There are lots of local businesses surrounding Tanner Springs Park as well as many condominium buildings.
The largest overall obstacles facing today’s homebuyers are lack of inventory, lack of affordability and highly competitive markets. Since these factors are intertwined with one another, markets moving faster typically are highly competitive and often, less affordable, for first-time or budgeting buyers.
According to the Case Shiller Report Portland is the hottest real estate market in the country with an 11.9% increase over last years prices. Seattle isn't far behind with an 11% increase and Denver takes the third spot with a 9.7% increase.
Portland real estate is hot right now, but even in a sellers market sellers can make mistakes when it come to listing and pricing their properties. Here is a list we compiled of some of the most common mistakes we see.
The King neighborhood is located in NE Portland near the Alberta District. The King neighborhood is made up of over 2100 households and is South of NE Ainsworth St, North of NE Fremont Street, East of NE Rodney St and West of both NE 9th and NE 14th Avenues. The King neighborhood has an eclectic vibe with lots of housing styles including turn of the century Victorians, bungalows, cottages and lots of newer infill.
An ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) is PortlandSpeak for a what people used to call a mother-in-law apartment or a grannyflat. To be fair, the city code for an ADU is much more robust for ADUs than for old school mother-in-law apartments. Portland's leaders want to increase density and limit urban sprawl, so they are encouraging Portlanders to built these little structures. Steve Smith from Design Build Portland breaks it down for us.