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Bright White Walls. Timeless, but maybe not in the kitchen.

For years its been said that white walls when selling a house are a big turn off. The color of indecision, the perfect way to show flaws… But it looks like attitudes toward white paint are changing. This piece by Wall Street Journal highlights the many reasons why white might be the best pick whenContinue Reading

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Yard & Garden Ideas for Curb Appeal

Summer time in the Portland Metro Area is a great time to be outside and working in the yard! If you’re looking to sell your house, we don’t need to tell you that curb appeal and an inviting backyard can be huge factors for potential buyers and for the home’s value. We’ve rounded up someContinue Reading

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Portland is hot and so is the Real Estate Market

Houses are selling fast in Portland these days, and the process of buying a house can sometimes feel like taking on a second job. Having a knowledgable and experienced real estate agent makes all the difference in the world. This picture perfect one level condo was just sold by Rose City Realtors. It’s a greatContinue Reading

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Buying a home in Portland, Oregon

Portland real estate is in a crazy place right now. The market is very competitive with low inventory and rising costs of homes. It can be a tough time to buy or an amazing time to sell, depending on which side of the coin you’re on. Having an experienced real estate agent to help leadContinue Reading

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Sold by Rose City Realtors: Gorgeous Portland Plaza Condo

Finding the right home can be tricky. Sometimes it takes months and months of searching, but when you know, you know. This gorgeous Portland Plaza condo was just sold by Rose City Realtors and we’re so happy to welcome the new owner home. This downtown condo swept us off our feet with its stunning cityContinue Reading

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Plenty of Charm in this Portland Bungalow

This wonderful Bungalow in the Elmhurst neighborhood just sold by Rose City Realtors. A real charming house with an inviting covered porch. The house has lovely hardwood floors on the main level and in the living and dining rooms. The new owners will keep cozy with wood burning fireplace in the living room. Lots ofContinue Reading

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Amazing Remodel Sold By Rose City Realtors

This lovely house on SE 38th was just sold by Rose City Realtors. Such an amazing custom remodel in the heart of SE Division. We loved the stunning light-filled gourmet kitchen w/concrete counters, fir cabinets, French doors to backyard garden w/raised beds and mature fruit trees. Beautiful wide plank maple floors throughout. The house hasContinue Reading

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Charming Home Sold By Rose City Realtors

This lovely house on NE 70th in Portland was just sold by Rose City Realtors. Incredibly charming home on a rare oversized lot. This spacious, well-kept home is as solid as they come. Boasts a large living room and dining room, two spacious main floor bedrooms. Enjoy the upstairs master suite or retreat to theContinue Reading

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Portland Public Schools balancing enrollment

Just an FYI from Portland Public Schools… Dear PPS Community, Enrollment at Portland Public Schools is steadily growing. This has created an opportunity to have strong schools in every neighborhood by balancing enrollment among schools so that no schools are over-crowded or under-enrolled and so that the academic program offered in each school fits wellContinue Reading

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Cooling market makes buying less spooky…

I know, that headline is a terrible seasonal pun – but it’s true, the market is cooling and that is a good thing for buyers. The number of closed sales in September were down 2.8% from August, and the average total market time went from 41 to 46 days in the metro area, according toContinue Reading

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Is Portland Reaching a Rental Peak?

The number of people renting homes is as high as its ever been in Portland, but the improving economy might mean a shift in buying over renting. Over the past decade many people have decided to rent rather than own their home. The reasons are many: The great recession saw a big jump in homeContinue Reading

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Tired of burritos Portland? Try a Kati Roll at Bollywood

Not very often do I get a chance to slip out of the house for a quick bite to eat with my honey.  Instead of the standard mexican fare I wanted to spice it up.  We decided to give Bollywood on Division a go.  It’s been on my list since the first location opened onContinue Reading

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