IDX Portland Oregon, New Client

IDX Portland Oregon, New Client

Real Estate
We're a local Portland, Oregon web development team specializing in IDX websites for real estate agents. IDX is the software that displays homes for sale on individual agent websites. In Response to evolving IDX integration needs, we've added both redirect as well as an embedding feature for our real estate web design services. Of course, we still offer native WordPress solutions that provide the absolute fastest performance for end users. But, for many real estate teams who already have a good website, simply using one of our convenient redirect subdomain options will provide their clients with an exceptional user experience that maintains their existing website. Welcome to Portlandia Properties: Our Newest IDX Client Check out their IDX Integration here. The Portlandia Real Estate Team reached out to get IDX service…
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IDX Websites Portland, Oregon

Real Estate
IDX is an acronym that stands for Internet Data eXchange that is used to supply real estate listings and homes for sale data for real estate websites. IDX enabled websites give agents a powerful way to market themselves to potential clients. In today's internet age, an IDX website will give you a way for your clients to browse properties and homes for sale on your own agent website. [caption id="attachment_9227" align="alignleft" width="300"] IDX Realtor Website[/caption] The big players in IDX, Zillow & Redfin, make money by supplying IDX to the public, but there's a catch. Redfin and Zillow make money by selling the clients that they attract with their IDX via charging referrals fees to agents. This is problematic if you're an independent agent and don't want to split your…
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Top 10 Most Expensive Neighborhoods in Portland

Real Estate
[richardnet_area_page query='portland' title='Most Expensive Homes in Portland, Oregon' report='Portland' pricemin='999999' pricemax='99999999' numresults='48' /] Today we're looking at the Top 10 most expensive areas in the Portland real estate market by zip code. The neighborhoods and communities in each of these zip codes all feature luxury homes, properties with views and all of the high end amenities today's most well-qualified home buyers expect. Perhaps you're in the market for a fine custom home, or maybe you're just window-shopping to pass the time. Either way, happy house-hunting from Exclusive Portland Real Estate. The list is sorted by zip code and listed in order by median asking price (low to high). Note that this list is for Portland Neighborhoods and doesn't include ultra-luxury Dunthorpe, Oregon because that area is unincorporated outside of Portland's…
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New Tenant Laws Take Aim at Landlords

Real Estate
[accordion] [accordion-item title="Will Rent Control Save Portland From Another Housing Bubble?"] As a real estate agent in Portland, my answer is that I just don't know exactly. Rent control will almost certainly become a reality in Portland, if Oregon House Bill 2004 is passed (the legislation is now in the state senate). In addition to making landlords give tenants of over six months a full 90 day eviction notice, House Bill 2004 would also lift the state ban on rent control. One could make a compelling argument either way. Those opposing rent control may point out that areas which used to be high crime areas with rundown buildings are now getting fixed-up and becoming much safer and cleaner places for people and their families to live in. In that sense,…
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Portland Laws Get Tough on AirBnB Hosts

Real Estate
Disclaimer: author is not an attorney and the following is an editorial opinion article and should not be construed as legal or property management advice. Portland Puts The Squeeze on AirBnB Hosts Portland lawmakers say that these new rules will help free up rentals to long-term residents by taking them off of the vacation-rental market. While there certainly are some property owners who have turned normal single family dwellings into de facto hotels taking away from normal rental opportunities, these situations appear to be less common. Many feel that AirBnB is simply an efficient and reasonable way for people to get some much-needed extra money to help offset the high cost of living in our city. According to Willamette Week, hosts renting out spaces without a permit would face fines…
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Portland Realtors: Spring 2017 Housing Report

economy, Real Estate
Portland Real Estate: Spring 2017 The Portland Metro Association of Realtors has just released its housing market action report for the previous month (February, 2017) and the news is somewhere between lackluster and mixed. While accepted offers were notably higher than in January, the levels of newly pending sales are 15% behind where we were last year. On the other side of the equation, new listings coming into the housing market this year were 12.9% below the number of new listings in February, 2016. Fewer listings and fewer sales is the theme for winter and spring for Portland in 2017 thus far. Closing transactions also dropped by 9.6% month to month and 7.9% when compared to closings in the same month a year prior. It's important to note that last…
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Best Realtor in Portland, Oregon

Real Estate
[caption id="attachment_8131" align="aligncenter" width="599"] Best Real Estate Agent in Portland, Oregon[/caption] Question: Who is "The Best" Realtor in Portland, Oregon? Defining "The Best" depends on what criteria is used. Portland real estate agents with top sales numbers may get the job done, but if they're too busy then chances are you may only really get the full attention of an assistant. A better question may be: "who's the best Realtor for you?" When interviewing a Realtor look for experience, strong ethics, brokerage reputation and how well they understand your needs. Also, make sure the real estate agent has time for you. Listing Agent vs Buyer Agent, or both? A specialist "buyer's agent" has the advantage of being tuned-in on exactly what buyers are looking for. On the other hand, a…
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Twin Natural Gas Explosions Reduce NW Portland Business to Rubble

Real Estate
Twin Explosions Destroy Portland Bagelworks Building at NW 23rd & Glisan St. The explosions happened around 9am this morning (October 19th, 2016) as a result of a leaking natural gas main near the Portland Bagelworks. Other buildings including the Dosha Salon & Spa were heavily damaged by the blasts. Authorities blame the leak on a building contractor who made contact and apparently compromised the gas main pipe while digging nearby with an excavator. Employees smelled gas inside local businesses and notified authorities and evacuated the area. At this time natural gas and electricity services remain off in the area. [caption id="attachment_8103" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Explosions in Northwest Portland, Oregon Destroy Portland Bagelworks[/caption] The Portland Bagelworks Building at the intersection of NW 23rd Ave and NW Glisan St is completely destroyed as…
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Gentrification & Portland Real Estate

Real Estate
Changing Lifestyles & How This is Affecting Portland Real Estate Values In a nutshell, close-in neighborhoods with increased opportunities for human interaction and cultural experiences are becoming more popular. Whereas, outlying suburbs that are heavily dependent on transportation by car with less close-by amenities like local shops and entertainment are experiencing a decline in popularity. Real estate located in close-in neighborhoods with easy/fast commutes into downtown Portland have seen more dramatic real estate and rental cost increases when compared to outlying suburbs. Although the reasons for this shift toward more urban living may be self-evident to many, a more in-depth look at the factors that set the stage for this change is very interesting (at least, it's interesting to Realtors in Portland). Looking to buy? If you need to sell…
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