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Guiding you through Portland living, Relocation to Portland and the local real estate market
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Living in Portland
Discover what life in Portland is really like from locals who live here
Sharing our first hand insight into the neighborhoods of Portland OR
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Cities in Oregon
Discover cities outside of Portland that are just as great to live!
Real Estate in Portland
Giving our advice & best tips on the real estate market in Portland OR
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Check out our latest blog posts all about living in Portland and the surrounding areas right here.
5 Worst Things about Living in Portland
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.
What You Need to Know About Buying an Older Home in Portland
Older PDX 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.
76 Ways to Prep Your Portland Home to Sell
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
What to expect with home inspections in Portland, Oregon
What to expect with home inspections in Portland Oregon- We’re sharing our insight as realtors in PDX about what homebuyers should look out for during a home inspection
Portland Oregon weather, how much does it rain in Portland ?
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.
Best Neighborhoods in Portland to move to with a Family
What are the best neighborhoods to live in Portland Oregon with a family? We found the top 5 best & safest neighborhoods for families in PDX
Buying a house in Portland Oregon, is Portland in a recession?
What’s the volatility of the housing market & buying a house in Portland OR? Answers to all questions related to the Portland housing market
Top 10 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Vancouver Washington
The 10 best neighborhoods to live in Vancouver Washington; which ones have become popular with young families & retirees relocating here
Architectural Styles in Portland Oregon
When it comes to home architectural styles in Portland Oregon, the styles embody the eccentric spirit of Portland. We’re guiding you through the most popular home styles in PDX.
17 things to know before moving to Vancouver Washington
17 things to know before moving to Vancouver Washington- this city is perfect for anyone looking for a beautiful place to live.
West Portland Oregon
West Portland Oregon is an absolute hidden gem just outside of the city. This is a spot where you’ll find plenty of real estate perks…
What to know about living in Portland – 18 things Portlander’s know
What to know about living in Portland – bookmark this page because we’re sharing 18 things that make this city a unique place to live
Gov’t Lowered Interest Rates – Should I Refinance my Home? Real Estate in Portland, OR
When the gov’t lowers interests rates, should you refinance your Portland home? What lowered interest rates & COVID-19 means for the real estate market in Portland, Oregon
Southeast Portland Oregon
Southeast Portland 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
What is it like to live in Portland Oregon?
Learn about what it’s like to live in Portland Oregon, the city that has developed an aura in today’s pop culture.
3 Reasons Portland Sucks to Live in
If you’re thinking about moving to Portland, read this. The 3 reasons Portland sucks to live (that are blown way out of proportion)
Portland Oregon real estate trends 2019 recap
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
24 Top Things to do in Portland, Oregon
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!
What is it like to retire in Portland OR & Vancouver WA
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.
Top 3 FAQs About Moving to Portland
We’re diving into the top 3 Frequently Asked Questions we get from people who are looking for advice on moving to Portland, Oregon
What NOT to do when buying a home in 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? Safest Neighborhoods in PDX
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.
15 MOST demanded neighborhoods in Portland Oregon
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!
Renting vs Buying in Portland, Oregon
“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!
10 worst neighborhoods to live in Portland Oregon
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.
What it’s like moving to PDX
Learn about the journey of one family moving to Portland- their experiences compared to expectations & what PDX newcomers can prepare for.
Cost of Living in Portland, Oregon vs. Seattle, Washington
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
Top Neighborhoods in North Portland
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
Cost of Living in PDX vs California- with thousands leaving California for PDX each year, find out what makes living in Portland, OR appealing
How much money you need to buy a home in Portland
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.
Cost of Living in Bend, Oregon
Cost of Living in Bend, Oregon – how does it compare to Portland & what income do you need to live in Bend, Oregon?
Top 5 Neighborhoods in Vancouver Washington
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.
10 Biggest Employers in Portland
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.
Top 5 Hottest Hoods in Portland Oregon
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.
Best School Districts to live in Portland, Oregon
Moving to Portland, OR with your family & looking for the best schools? Read on for the top school districts in the Portland Metro area.
6 Steps to Moving to Vancouver Washington
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 to Moving to PDX
6 steps for moving to Portland, Oregon; doing this will make your move a stress free event that you can look forward to.
Why are more people moving to Vancouver WA than Portland OR?
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
Is North Portland the new ‘hot spot’ to live in Portland Oregon?
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
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
8 Portland Myths Debunked
* 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
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
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
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
Living in Portland vs Beaverton
The ultimate guide to what it’s like to live in Portland, Oregon, versus living in Beaverton, Oregon | Living in Portland Oregon
Happy Valley Oregon Cost Of Living
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
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
Living in Vancouver Washington vs. Portland Oregon
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.
Living in Sellwood Moreland Portland Oregon
Find out what it’s like Living in Sellwood Moreland, a neighborhood in the section of Southeast Portland, Oregon.
Best Portland Oregon Suburbs to live in
Discover the Best Portland Oregon suburbs to live in – with so much to offer from affordable large homes, great schools & excellent livability
Multnomah Village – Living in Southwest Portland OR
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?
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 to find the perfect investment property in Portland Oregon
How do you find the perfect investment property in Portland, Oregon? This article will give you everything you need to know to prepare.
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TOP 5 Neighborhoods in Southeast Portland Oregon
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.
TOP 5 Neighborhoods in Northeast Portland Oregon
Discover the top five Northeast Portland Neighborhoods- excellent schools, diversity of homes & proximity to unique activities, NE PDX is great place to call home
Should I move to Portland Oregon?
A compilation of the most frequently asked questions about if you should move to Portland, Oregon & our expert answers!
How to Sell Your House FAST in Portland, Oregon
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
Best Areas to Live in Portland Oregon for Singles & Young Professionals
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.
Living in Lake Oswego
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 in the West Side of Portland Metro
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.
Where to live when moving to Portland Oregon
Thinking about moving to Portland, Oregon? We’re sharing the real hidden gem areas to move to in Portland, Oregon.
How to make $100,000/year investing in real estate 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
How much it actually costs to live in Portland Oregon
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
Best Neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon
Sharing the top 5 best neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon, including the types of housing found there, walkability, & things to do in each neighborhood.
Everything You Need to Know About Northeast Portland Oregon
Northeast Portland Oregon is one of the most desirable areas to live in the city of Portland. Discover the neighborhoods in NE PDX
What to know about ADU’s in Portland, Oregon
An in-depth guide to ADU’s (Accessory Dwelling Units) in Portland, Oregon by local realty experts so you can easily get started
Most Asked Questions about Moving to Portland, Oregon
Answers to frequently asked questions about moving to Portland, Oregon by PDX local realtor experts in the area
Portland Max Train Explained: All Routes and Maps
A local guide to the Portland MAX Train system for easy to use public transportation within the Portland Oregon metro area
North Portland Oregon – everything you need to know
We’re sharing the things you need know about living & moving to North Portland Oregon, a beautiful section of PDX
10 Things you MUST know about Condos in Portland, Oregon
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.
Is Portland the New California?
Read on to discover the myths and truths about living in Portland versus living in California & find out which is better to move to
Where to stay & do things in Portland, Oregon
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
3 things to know about Price per Square Foot In Portland
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
Living in Canby, Oregon
Find out what it’s like living in Canby, Oregon; a historic, community based town with gorgeous country views.
7 of Portland’s Most Prestigious Membership Clubs
If you’re looking for luxury homes in Portland, Oregon, the areas that surround these hotspots are some of the top areas to live.
Living In California vs Bend, Oregon
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
Northeast versus Southeast Portland – Which is better?
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.
Full Tour of the Sections of Portland
The Portland Metro Area is a pretty expansive space. This will help you choose what area you should live in Portland, Oregon.
All About West Linn, Oregon
West Linn is a Portland neighborhood that is coming up in relocators conversations more & more. Find out why this neighborhood has people talking.
Cost of Living in Salem, Oregon
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.
Living in Milwaukie, Oregon
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.
10 Things You Need to Know about Living in Portland, Oregon
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.
Top 3 Neighborhoods in Wilsonville, Oregon
Discover the best neighborhoods to live in Wilsonville, Oregon, a neighborhood of Portland that’s just south of the city.
Living in Bend Oregon vs Portland, Oregon
Bend or Oregon? Both are incredible places to live – Get the insight you need to choose between living in Bend versus Portland, Oregon.
12 Reasons Everyone is Moving to Lake Oswego, 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
Everything you need to know about moving to Vancouver, Washington
Considering moving to Vancouver, Washington? Read this to find everything you need to know about the area of Vancouver, WA.
Where to live when Moving to Salem, Oregon
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!
Pros & Cons of Living in Salem, Oregon
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.
Living in the Pearl District, Portland Oregon
Discover why the Pearl District is one of the most desirable places to live in the entire Portland, Oregon Metro.
Living Downtown Portland OR, Top 3 Areas you need to know
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.
6 Best views in Portland
Discover Portland’s most incredible views and the neighborhoods that give you access to them – these are the six best views in PDX!
3 Secret Neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon
These three secret neighborhoods of Portland Oregon are still considered to be ‘secret’ or ‘undiscovered’ by many looking to move to the area
Pros & Cons of Living in Bend, Oregon
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.
Cost of Living in Beaverton, Oregon
Former farming town, now home to the Nike Headquarters, discover what it costs to live in this popular area of Portland, OR.
7 Tips to Save a Ton of Money when Moving to Portland
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.
Top 3 Favorite Fastest Growing Cities in Portland OR
These three cities in Portland are quickly expanding to be the best ares to live in the Portland Metro area.
Top 7 Fastest-Growing Neighborhoods in Portland
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
Buying a House as a Veteran
All of the most recent requisites for obtaining a VA loan without the headache. It can actually be surprisingly easy to get & use!
Wealthiest neighborhoods in Portland
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.
Cost of Living in Hillsboro Oregon
The cost of living in Hillsboro Oregon is wonderfully afforadable, which has made it one of THE fastest growing areas in Portland Metro area.
PDX OR Tour of Top 6 New Luxury Homes
Check out Portland Newest Luxury Homes! Our evaluation of the “Street of Dreams” beautiful luxury homes in the Portland Metro area.
9 Best Portland OR Suburbs to live in
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.
What is a Cloud Brokerage?
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.
eXp Realty Fees Explained
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.
eXp Realty explained in 7 Minutes
Curious about eXp Realty? I’m walking you through exactly what eXp Realty is and what it can do for your real estate business.
Why you should join eXp Realty as a new Real Estate Agent
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.
How to Use Social Media to Find New Real Estate Clients
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.
Top 5 Resources a Real Estate Agent Needs to Start Their Own YouTube Channel
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!
5 things you must do before you move to Portland Oregon
We’ve been helping people relocate to Portland for years & have come up with 5 things that you absolutely MUST do before moving here.
19 Things You Need to Know About living in Portland, OR
Thinking about moving to Portland, Oregon? Read about them here. Here are 19 important things you need to know about live in Portland.
Pro’s and Con’s of Living in Portland Oregon
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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