Easy All-Natural DIY Backpacking Recipe!

Easy All-Natural DIY Backpacking Recipe!

Portland Entertainment
Links To Ingredients On Amazon Prime Dried Chicken Cooked/Dried Black Beans Dried Broccoli Florets Dried Red & Green Bell Peppers Bean Thread Vermicelli Noodles Coconut Aminos [caption id="attachment_7802" align="aligncenter" width="670"] Easy Recipe Instructions[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7797" align="alignright" width="220"] Oregon Backpacking: Eating Clean on The Trail[/caption] In Portland, Oregon we love getting outdoors and enjoying all that the scenic Pacific Northwest has to offer. We also love DIY (Do It Yourself) projects and recipes. In addition to the plethora of excellent day-hiking opportunities within an hour of Portland there are also several opportunities for multi-day backpacking. Whether your trip takes you up the Columbia River Gorge, the Mount Hood Wilderness or south to Three Finger Jack or Mount Jefferson, eating right on the trail is crucial to getting the most out of…
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August, 2016 Market Update: Portland, Oregon

Portland Home Values
[caption id="attachment_7591" align="alignright" width="300"] Graph of price per square foot. [/caption] Home values in Portland, Oregon may have hit their seasonal high in August, 2016. Median list prices are hovering $519,000 with asking price per square foot plateaued at $223-. Days on market is also holding at around 59 days. The words "hovering" and "plateau" will likely be ubiquitous among conversations with Portland Realtors as we seek to explain the metro area's pattern of seasonal price fluctuations. In any event, prices and the local housing market can be described as hovering at a plateau currently and many believe this is indicative of normal, seasonal changes in housing market conditions. Some market observers believe that the very recent past is a predictor of the future and feel that the housing market…
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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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An Open Letter: Oregon Foreclosure Avoidance Program

Oregon Foreclosures, Short Sales
I've heard from clients over the years that they had gone to the Oregon Foreclosure Avoidance Program in search of more information about short sales and what options home owners in Portland, Oregon have available. As part of the mediation process, State of Oregon mediators often refer home owners to real estate agents, some of whom may have little short sale experience. This last week, a client called in and set up a short sale listing appointment with myself after being referred to Realtors in Portland who had only done a very small handful of short sales and to me this seemed unfair to the home owner. With this in mind, I have written the following open letter to the Oregon Department of Justice asking to be one of their…
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Portland Realtors: Short Sale Specialist’s Summer 2016 Report

Real Estate
For the summer of 2016 the Portland real estate market has been defined by extremely low inventory of available homes for sale and stiff competition among buyers eager to find a place to live. However, record home values have not completely wiped away the relevance of Portland short sale specialists in that underlying financial difficulties such as slow wage growth, underemployment and rising living expenses puts many household budgets under duress. Furthermore, higher real estate prices often entail higher monthly mortgage premiums which add increased pressure of possible mortgage default during times of financial strain. During the height of the recession, short sales were commonplace to the point of being ubiquitous and it's important to note that increased home values has moved many mortgage defaults out of short sale into…
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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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January, 2016: Portland Housing, Economic Update

economy
From the Article: ...will bad news from Wall Street and Asia rain on Portland's parade or will the distant rolls of thunder merely echo nay-sayers beating the drum of chimerical doom & gloom? Despite recent upsets and a dismal start to the trading year on Wall Street, home-buyers in Portland, Oregon remain extremely bullish on the local real estate market. International issues such as China's burgeoning debt crisis along with foreign trading markets being flooded with newly available petroleum energy have led to record stock-market volatility; with many sources noting that the new 2016 fiscal year is the worst on record for many stock exchanges worldwide. In contrast, factors such as local job growth and strong demand for Portland's unique "Northwest" lifestyle mean that homes throughout the metro area are…
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Portland Housing Sustainability: Summer 2015

Portland Housing Sustainability: Summer 2015

Real Estate
[caption id="attachment_7379" align="alignright" width="200"] Conditions in the Portland Housing Market: Summer 2015[/caption] As of July 31th, 2015 the median list price for residential real estate in Portland, Oregon is $449,350 and showing a strong upward trend. In contrast, the average asking price is $589,851. There are 1181 property listings currently listed with 91 days being the average number of days on market. But, will this strong seller's market last? Or, as we eclipse the highs of the previous housing bubble, will the housing market be preparing for a pause, settling or new downturn? Current indicators show that this is a strong "seller's market" and market action is holding steady and inventory of available listings is also steeply increasing. These upward trends reflect the increased competition amongst well-qualified buyers trying to…
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Short Sales in 2015

Real Estate, Short Sales
How Short Sales Have Changed in the Year 2015 Increases in home values in the Portland area, defaulted properties going to foreclosure and home owners completing short sales are all contributing to a reduced amount of short sale inventory. However, high demand from well-qualified home buyers and a pronounced dearth of available homes for sale in Portland mean that short sales remain a viable option for sellers with negative equity as well as cost-conscious consumers looking for a good deal on real estate in Portland, Oregon and surrounding communities. Further slowing down housing inventory turnover are home owners who are upside down that may be holding out on selling in the hope that prices will increase further and allow them to sell at a higher price that would leave them…
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Short Sale Specialist Report: Milwaukie, Oregon Fall 2014

Short Sales
We're short sale specialists serving Milwaukie, Oregon and we've helped a multitude of home owners just like you regain their financial freedom. Our of our team members are SFR (Short-sale Foreclosure Resource) certified specialists and we always handle all negotiations in-house so you get the best quality service. Some of our competitors outsource the short sale work but this often leads to buyers and sellers getting stuck with blue-sky middleman fees. When you call us you speak directly with experienced Realtors who are ready to help you short sale your Milwaukie, Oregon property. We Negotiate Your Short Sale Personally: It's Our Duty To Put Your Needs First We want your short sale done right, so we do it ourselves (providing a better service while saving you money by not tacking…
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