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If you’re thinking about moving to Portland, read this. The 3 reasons Portland sucks to live (that are blown way out of proportion)
A recap of the biggest trends in the Portland, Oregon real estate market in 2019 – and where the real estate market will go in 2020
There are endless things to do in Portland, Oregon. Our city has more to do than most visitors will have the time to find – check out these top 24 items!
We’re going into the nuts & bolts on retiring in either Portland or Vancouver & why you might choose to retire in one over the other.
We’re diving into the top 3 Frequently Asked Questions we get from people who are looking for advice on moving to Portland, Oregon
We’re demystifying what NOT to do when you buy a home in Portland and the larger elements that could have an impact when you go to close.
Is Portland Oregon safe to live? We’re reviewing the safest neighborhoods of Portland, Oregon. So you can feel confident moving here knowing that it’s the best choice for you.
We’ve compiled a list of the 15 most in-demand neighborhoods in the Portland Metro and some areas of Washington state too – find out which is best for you!
“Should I rent or buy a house in Portland, Oregon?” A question many ask themselves when moving to Portland – and we have all the info for you to answer it!
It’s rare to find anyone talking about the worst neighborhoods to live in Portland, but they exist. Check out the ten worst neighborhoods to live in PDX.
Learn about the journey of one family moving to Portland- their experiences compared to expectations & what PDX newcomers can prepare for.
What’s the cost of living in Portland Oregon vs Seattle Washington? Only 3 hours drive from each other, PDX & SEA have many differences between each other
If you’re looking into moving to Portland, you’ll want to check out North Portland – discover North Portland’s best neighborhoods to live in
Cost of Living in PDX vs California- with thousands leaving California for PDX each year, find out what makes living in Portland, OR appealing
Homes in Portland, Oregon are selling much faster than the national average. We’re sharing what it takes to find your dream home in Portland.
Check out the TOP neighborhoods to live in Vancouver Washington! Across the river from Portland, lies Vancouver, WA-an incredible place to live, work & raise a family.
Portland’s ‘Silicon Forest’ is home to some of the biggest & best brands in the world – These are the largest companies and biggest employers in Portland.
Want to know what the hottest neighborhoods are in Portland? We made a list of the best neighborhoods to live in this fast growing area.
Moving to Portland, OR with your family & looking for the best schools? Read on for the top school districts in the Portland Metro area.
Considering moving to Vancouver, Washington? If so, follow our 6 easy steps for a seamless transition to find your new home!
Sherwood, Oregon – a top city in the U.S., and only a short drive to Portland – find out why your next move should be to this luxury & affordable city.
If you’re looking for a safe environment, that’s centrally located with more bang for your buck, you can’t go wrong with Tualatin, Oregon.
6 steps for moving to Portland, Oregon; doing this will make your move a stress free event that you can look forward to.
Vancouver, Washington has so much to offer its residents, that it’s no wonder so many people are moving to Vancouver WA instead of Portland
The city offers numerous outdoor and cultural attractions, such as hiking through Forest Park, floating the Columbia and Willamette rivers.
What to expect when closing on a home in Portland – we’re sharing our best, most important, tips for home buyers when it comes to closing on your PDX home
* Myths about Living in Portland that we’re de-bunking to show you that the things people believe about Portland is most likely untrue.
Top 5 Best Areas to live in Portland Oregon – by far the best neighborhoods & suburbs in Portland for you to move to
Top 5 Relocation Tips when moving to Portland Oregon – from what to know for Portland and our best real estate advice.
Best Place To Live In The Center Of Portland Oregon- an in-depth look into the middle of everything & the different styles of living available in central PDX
The ultimate guide to what it’s like to live in Portland, Oregon, versus living in Beaverton, Oregon | Living in Portland Oregon
Just East of Portland, Happy Valley, Oregon can get you a lot more house for your money; without compromising on atmosphere or style.
Where to Live in Portland Oregon – With five different regions, the Portland metro is quite large. Read the pros & cons of each area of PDX
What’s better – Living in Vancouver Washington vs. Portland Oregon? We’ve sought out the pros and cons of living in either Pac NW city.
Find out what it’s like Living in Sellwood Moreland, a neighborhood in the section of Southeast Portland, Oregon.
Discover the Best Portland Oregon suburbs to live in – with so much to offer from affordable large homes, great schools & excellent livability
Multnomah Village is known as “the village in the heart of Portland,” offers small-town charm and just minutes from the city center of Portland
What is the cost of living in Portland Oregon? Here is a break down the major costs to give an accurate view on living in Portland.
How do you find the perfect investment property in Portland, Oregon? This article will give you everything you need to know to prepare.
Top Five Neighborhoods in Southeast Portland – this area of Portland is known for its diverse range of neighborhoods & has a lot to offer
Laurelhurst is one of the most historic and coolest neighborhoods in the entire Portland metro. Find out what it’s like living here.
Discover the top five Northeast Portland Neighborhoods- excellent schools, diversity of homes & proximity to unique activities, NE PDX is great place to call home
A compilation of the most frequently asked questions about if you should move to Portland, Oregon & our expert answers!
Selling your Portland OR home? We’re sharing how to get top dollar in Portland’s real estate market, as well as how not to lose your mind while doing it
If you’re a young professional or single looking to move to Portland Oregon, your first step is to take a look at the city’s neighborhoods.
Considering live in Lake Oswego? This Portland suburb has some of the best livability in all of Oregon. Find out what it’s like to live in Lake Oswego.
Top 5 Places to live near Beaverton, Oregon that is west of Portland, Oregon. Find out which of these affordable Portland OR suburbs is right for you.
Thinking about moving to Portland, Oregon? We’re sharing the real hidden gem areas to move to in Portland, Oregon.
How to make up to $100,000/year by investing in real estate in Portland, OR- the best steps to follow before investing in a rental property to PDX
Wondering how much it costs to live in Portland, Oregon? We’re sharing up to date information about what you can expect to pay living in PDX
Sharing the top 5 best neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon, including the types of housing found there, walkability, & things to do in each neighborhood.
Northeast Portland Oregon is one of the most desirable areas to live in the city of Portland. Discover the neighborhoods in NE PDX
An in-depth guide to ADU’s (Accessory Dwelling Units) in Portland, Oregon by local realty experts so you can easily get started
Answers to frequently asked questions about moving to Portland, Oregon by PDX local realtor experts in the area
A local guide to the Portland MAX Train system for easy to use public transportation within the Portland Oregon metro area
We’re sharing the things you need know about living & moving to North Portland Oregon, a beautiful section of PDX
The Top 10 Things you MUST know about Condominiums in the Portland, Oregon Metro area & why it may be a better choice than a house.
Read on to discover the myths and truths about living in Portland versus living in California & find out which is better to move to
Learn about the different areas of Portland Oregon & what there is to do in each, so that when you buy a home here you’ll love your neighborhood
What does price square foot mean in the city of Portland? If you’re looking to buy a home in Portland you’ll want to know these 3 things
Find out what it’s like living in Canby, Oregon; a historic, community based town with gorgeous country views.
Cost of Living in Bend, Oregon – how does it compare to Portland & what income do you need to live in Bend, Oregon?
If you’re looking for luxury homes in Portland, Oregon, the areas that surround these hotspots are some of the top areas to live.
Is living in California vs Bend, Oregon better, worse, or just different? Read on to find out what makes Bend OR a great option outside of CA
Wondering what it’s like to live in Northeast or Southeast Portland? Everything to know about living east of the Willamette & either side of East Burnside Street.
The Portland Metro Area is a pretty expansive space. This will help you choose what area you should live in Portland, Oregon.
West Linn is a Portland neighborhood that is coming up in relocators conversations more & more. Find out why this neighborhood has people talking.
Looking at moving to Salem, OR? You may be interested in the many fiscal benefits. We’re breaking down the cost of living in Salem, Oregon, compared to Portland.
Milwaukie Oregon is a suburb of Portland that’s just now becoming more popular, and for good reason. Learn why Milwaukie is a great area.
In order to know if you should live in Portland, you need to know these 10 things that most newcomers don’t know about Portland, Oregon.
Discover the best neighborhoods to live in Wilsonville, Oregon, a neighborhood of Portland that’s just south of the city.
Bend or Oregon? Both are incredible places to live – Get the insight you need to choose between living in Bend versus Portland, Oregon.
Lake Oswego has quickly become a top suburb in the Portland Metro area – here are 12 reasons why everyone loves it & is moving to Lake Oswego
Considering moving to Vancouver, Washington? Read this to find everything you need to know about the area of Vancouver, WA.
Salem, Oregon is quickly becoming a popular place to live- only a quick drive from Portland & affordable homes, discover where to live in Salem, OR!
We’re sharing the pros & cons about what it’s like to live in Salem, Oregon, so that you can decide if this charming city is right for you.
Discover why the Pearl District is one of the most desirable places to live in the entire Portland, Oregon Metro.
The TOP 3 hottest spots for downtown living in Portland, Oregon- For the ultimate livability factor, you’d be hard pressed to find downtown neighborhoods better than these.
Discover Portland’s most incredible views and the neighborhoods that give you access to them – these are the six best views in PDX!
These three secret neighborhoods of Portland Oregon are still considered to be ‘secret’ or ‘undiscovered’ by many looking to move to the area
The Pros of living in Bend Oregon far outweigh the cons. Gorgeous scenery, plenty to do & a growing job scene all make Bend OR a great place to live.
Former farming town, now home to the Nike Headquarters, discover what it costs to live in this popular area of Portland, OR.
It’s true that costs for moving can rack up quickly, which is why we’re sharing our 7 best tips for saving money when moving to Portland, OR.
These three cities in Portland are quickly expanding to be the best ares to live in the Portland Metro area.
Buying a home in Portland is a good investment & in order to make a great investment you should know the fastest growing neighborhoods of PDX
All of the most recent requisites for obtaining a VA loan without the headache. It can actually be surprisingly easy to get & use!
Looking for an upscale neighborhood to move to in the Portland area? We’re going over the 7 wealthiest neighborhoods that Portland has to offer.
The cost of living in Hillsboro Oregon is wonderfully afforadable, which has made it one of THE fastest growing areas in Portland Metro area.
Check out Portland Newest Luxury Homes! Our evaluation of the “Street of Dreams” beautiful luxury homes in the Portland Metro area.
Portland’s suburbs have so much to offer, especially if you’re looking for more space that’s also more affordable. Here are Portland’s 9 best suburbs.
The Portland Metro area is incredbible, but like anywhere else it has it’s cons. We’re addressing the 5 worst things about living in Portland.
Let’s take the mystery out of Cloud Based Realty, like eXp, and show you what it can do for you to support your long term real estate business goals.
Wondering about caps, brokerage fees, monthly costs and start up fees at eXp? I’m reviewing everything you need to know about fees related to eXp Realty.
Curious about eXp Realty? I’m walking you through exactly what eXp Realty is and what it can do for your real estate business.
eXp Realty offers an incredible opportunity to learn, grow & scale your real estate business. Discover the benefits to joining eXp Realty as a new realtor.
Many older Portland houses are full of charm, but also full of surprises. We’re discussing what you need to know about buying an older home in Portland.
Is the thought of the prep you’ll need to sell your home overwhelming? We’ve put together an epic list of 76 ways you can prep your Portland home to sell
Want to know what to expect with home inspections in Portland, OR? We’re sharing our insight as realtors in PDX about what homebuyers should look out for during a home inspection.
Want to know the best neighborhoods to live in Portland, Oregon, with a family? We found the top 5 best & safest neighborhoods for families in PDX.
The weather in Portland is a hot topic. Does it rain every day in PDX? Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t rain all day, every day in Portland.
We went about real estate social media marketing in a different way than most. We incorporated different tactics that have brought in millions in business.
One of the key components to YouTube success for real estate agents is using the top tools for creating real estate YouTube videos. Here are the tools we use!
Wondering about the volatility of the housing market in Portland OR? We sat down with Noah Blanton, one of the top economists in PDX, to discuss all questions related to the Portland housing market
There are tons of Vancouver WA neighborhoods that have become popular with young families & retirees relocating here. Discover the best spot for you!
We’ve been helping people relocate to Portland for years & have come up with 5 things that you absolutely MUST do before moving here.
When it comes to home architecture styles in Portland Oregon, the styles embody the eccentric spirit of Portland. We’re guiding you through the most popular home styles in PDX.
Everything you need to know before you move to Vancouver, WA- this city is perfect for anyone looking for a beautiful place to live.
West PDX is an absolute hidden gem just outside of the city. Perfect for families & professionals, this is a spot where you’ll find plenty of real estate perks
If you’re a Portland newcomer or are planning to move to PDX, bookmark this page because there is quite a bit that make this city a unique place to live.
We’re breaking down what COVID-19 means for the real estate market, and how that affects people who are looking to buy a home in Portland, Oregon.
SE PDX is one of the most exciting up & coming spots in the city. If you’re looking to buy a home in PDX for a reasonable price, this area has an incredible amount of untapped potential
Portland has a reputation for being a quirky city in the Pacific Northwest, learn more about the city that has developed an aura in today’s pop culture.
Thinking about moving to Portland, Oregon? Read about them here. Here are 19 important things you need to know about live in Portland.
Moving to a new city is a really big deal. With so many factors, it can be hard to choose. Here are our top five pro’s and con’s to living in Portland.
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