Portland, Oregon Fitness: Mount Talbert Trail-Run

Outdoors, Portland Oregon Info
Portland, Oregon Fitness: Trail Running on Mount Talbert, off Sunnyside Road, in Happy Valley [caption id="attachment_8110" align="alignleft" width="300"] Portland Trail Running: Mount Talbert Topography[/caption] The steep hills make this short run near Portland, Oregon into something like a "fartlek" where the changes in terrain offer this runner challenging conditions. I have found this to be excellent cross training as a cardio workout to support my general fitness goals and so I'm in shape for kickboxing. If you're new to trail running you can also make this into a hike or by jogging sections as you catch your breath just to get a start on fitness. I've also thought of strapping on my backpack and using these hills as conditioning for multi-backpacking and wilderness hiking. In light of Portland's rugged Northwest…
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Summer Housing Report: Happy Valley, Clackamas, Damascus

Real Estate
Local Realtors Serving Happy Valley, Damascus & Clackamas *Click the expanding tabs below to explore your market details In sharp contrast to Portland's recent bout of cool, temperate weather, local home values throughout the Portland metro area are continuing their meteoric rise. Today we focus specifically on real estate in a few surrounding areas of East County. Home Values Soar Around Portland, OR Oregon's seasonal housing market fluctuations notwithstanding, other factors such as new transplants to the area as well as improvements in the local economy both likely play a role in Portland's robust home price increases. The significant dearth of local rental opportunities may also be fanning the flames of increased home prices in that exorbitant monthly rent or simply being unable to find a suitable rental at all…
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Portland Metro Area Real Estate Report 09-18-2014

Portland Real Estate Market
Portland Real Estate Update: Overview The residential real estate market trends have been generally somewhat negative with a few areas that seem to be more neutral, depending on the price and demographic. For Portland and the surrounding areas within this study it is noted that days on market are increasing (the rate of increase varies from slight to strong increase in days on market). While nobody can predict future profits and losses in Portland real estate, it's important to note that factors such as days on market can and do act like a barometer or weather-vane and can often be used to help get a sense of where the market may be headed. Similarly, the market action index which measures buying activity from well-qualified buyers has also been negative in…
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Happy Valley Real Estate Action Report

Real Estate
The recent volume of properties sold in Happy Valley has been upbeat with values increasing modestly followed by periods of settling during hints of downward pressure. Like much of the metro area, the number of active listings available on RMLS in Happy Valley remains stubbornly low. Unfortunately, this small increase in value has not been enough to help many distressed homeowners avoid a short sale or foreclosure. Several factors are keeping real estate down including new appraisal regulations, new loan qualification standards and natural negative buyer sentiment to price increases. Upward price traction has been difficult at best with the amount of distressed properties being a key component in appraisal consideration. CoreLogic Housing Statistics CoreLogic of Irvine CA, a company that tracks each resale of the same house in the…
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Fourth Quarter 2012 Foreclosures

economy, Oregon Foreclosures
An audit of newly filed judicial foreclosures in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties during the 4th quarter period of 2012 clearly reflects the fact that distressed property owners remain in need of professional short sale real estate services. Banks are encouraging distressed homeowners in Oregon to seek short sale agents (SFR) to eliminate and settle real estate mortgage debt rather than the expense of a judicial foreclosure or notice of default procedural foreclosure. Short Sale Transactions have proven far more beneficial than foreclosures for both home owners and banks. With today‚Äôs home values similar to values of 2003 we have a ways to go before we reach a full housing market recovery as distressed property owners owing more on home mortgages than market sale price will deliver still represent a…
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Happy Valley Oregon Market Update

Buying Real Estate
Happy Valley Realtors Whether you're looking to sell or buy it's time to put our experience to work for you. We stayed in business throughout the recession and proved that we've got what it takes by working hard and also staying ahead of market trends. simply put, we're a dedicated team of real estate agents and we'll get the job done right. Hire The Experienced Team of Realtors We look forward to helping you today: 503-473-8001 [caption id="attachment_3456" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Area Market Conditions"][/caption] Housing: Recent Market Trends Median list price for Happy Valley, Oregon homes for is at $399,900 with an average of 180 days on market. An RMLS search of the area shows 26 detached homes sold in the 97086 zip code between 8/13/12 to 9/13/12 at an average…
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