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Keeping you up to date about the Portland Oregon housing market.


Are you a renter that has become tired of paying someone elseís mortgage and not building any equity? Or a homeowner who has a growing family and is in need of more space? Whatever the case, if you are in the market for a new home there is no time like the present. Letís explore a few tips that will help you to prepare for the home buying experience.
The housing picture is likely to improve in 2018: Home prices are expected to climb, but not as fast More houses could be for sale toward the end of the year, giving home buyers a greater selection to choose from Homeowners will have more equity to borrow from Yet in other ways, 2018 might continue to be challenging, especially for home buyers. Mortgage rates are likely to rise, reducing affordability. Here are 10 housing and mortgage trends to expect in 2018.
Fed rate hike is expected next week and three more increases are expected in 2018: Reuters poll The U.S. Federal Reserve is almost certain to raise interest rates later this month, according to a Reuters poll of economists. A majority of economists now expect three more rate increases next year compared with two when surveyed just weeks ago. Most economists surveyed said tax cuts were not necessary and the passage of the bill means the forecast risks have shifted toward higher rates, and faster.
A home purchase brings together so many things under one roof: dreams, shelter, status, maybe a passport to better schools and neighborhoods. And one more thing: It gives you a forced savings account.
Should you invest extra cash or use it to pay off your mortgage? Itís a heated debate that rivals French press versus pour-over coffee and ďStar WarsĒ or ďStar Trek.Ē But while all three topics might get passionate believers on both sides all worked up, investing or paying off your mortgage is a choice with serious financial consequences. Hereís how to know which way to go.
A Home Energy Score is an energy audit that prioritizes energy upgrades and details the cost savings of each upgrade. It's also used as a method of comparing homes based on energy use like miles per gallon used for vehicle efficiency.
Portland Neighborhoods By The Numbers: Where to Buy in 2015 Whether you're a first-time buyer, looking for a bigger place, downsizing, or renting, Portland has a hood to make you happy.
Lower mortgage rates and higher rent prices make owning cheaper than renting over a 7-year period.
Slowed appreciation means more leverage for buyers.
The way the numbers tell it, metro home prices are nearly back to where they were at the height of the housing bubble.
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