Mortgage Rates Are Mostly in Holding Pattern

Mortgage rates continue to defy expectations, with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate barely budging for the fourth consecutive week.


http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2017/02/24/mortgage-rates-are-mostly-in-holding-pattern?om_rid=AAOcWJ&om_mid=_BYsJfOB9YzaAeb&om_ntype=RMODaily

Posted on February 24, 2017 at 9:00 am
Sarah Halton | Category: Buying, Investment, Market Forecast, Mortgages

This Law Has Landlords Everywhere Worried

Portland, Ore., city council members want to put a stop to landlords sticking renters with higher rents.

Here’s what the new bill does: 


http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2017/02/09/law-has-landlords-everywhere-worried#.WJzu2E0NXRI.linkedin

Posted on February 10, 2017 at 4:48 pm
Sarah Halton | Category: Investment, Legislation

Should You Pay Off A Mortgage Just Because You Can?

But is paying off your mortgage early always the best financial decision? 

Sometimes it is, but for some homeowners, keeping the mortgage yields even bigger benefits.


http://themortgagereports.com/24576/paying-off-a-mortgage-early-not-an-easy-decision

Posted on January 9, 2017 at 9:00 am
Sarah Halton | Category: Buying, Investment, Mortgages

Rising Mortgage Rates Nip at Loan Demand

Higher interest rates this month may be spooking borrowers.


http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2016/10/12/rising-mortgage-rates-nip-loan-demand#.V_6iEeTFsYw.twitter

Posted on October 12, 2016 at 9:00 am
Sarah Halton | Category: Buying, Investment

Spread the Message: Equity Is Growing

In states like California, Oregon, and Washington, home owners have seen average increases of nearly $30,000 per person.


http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2016/10/11/spread-message-equity-growing?om_rid=AAOcWJ&om_mid=_BX-S$rB9TpUjDH&om_ntype=RMODaily

Posted on October 11, 2016 at 9:00 am
Sarah Halton | Category: Buying, Investment, Market Forecast, Selling

Why Should I Put My Home in a Living Trust?

Life is short. And while no one wants to focus on the end, forcing yourself to do so can ultimately makes things a bit easier for your loved ones—not just emotionally, but financially too. One way to deal with the latter concern is to put your home in a living trust.


http://www.realtor.com/advice/finance/should-i-put-my-home-in-a-living-trust/?is_wp_site=1

Posted on October 5, 2016 at 9:00 am
Sarah Halton | Category: Buying, Investment

Buyers Stuck on Down Payment Confusion

Consumers across all ages, income brackets, and education levels lack awareness about low-down-payment mortgage options, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ latest Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey…


http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2016/09/14/buyers-stuck-down-payment-confusion?om_rid=AAOcWJ&om_mid=_BX2axFB9SoDvIm&om_ntype=RMODaily

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 9:00 am
Sarah Halton | Category: Buying, Investment

Long-planned Vancouver Waterfront Project Becoming Reality

A property that had been dedicated to a sprawling industrial site. Prime downtown real estate. Massive public investments in infrastructure. Visions of luxury apartments, trendy restaurants and hotels, and new public open spaces.


http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2016/08/long-planned_vancouver_waterfr.html#incart_river_index

Posted on August 10, 2016 at 9:00 am
Sarah Halton | Category: Investment, Market Forecast

Portland Realtors Hoping To ‘Reboot’ Seller Mindset And Increase Inventory

If you were to drill down into sales at the neighborhood/zip code level in cities like San Francisco, Seattle, Denver and Portland, OR, increasingly competitive buyers are snapping up properties at an even faster clip…


http://www.forbes.com/sites/kimslowey/2016/07/21/portland-realtors-hoping-to-reboot-seller-mindset-and-increase-inventory/#39726937817d

Posted on July 21, 2016 at 9:00 am
Sarah Halton | Category: Buying, Investment, Selling

Oregon Property Tax – Important Dates & Annual Calendar

Important Dates, Assessment & Tax Rates:


 http://www.ticornw.com/oregon-property-tax-important-dates-annual-calendar/

Posted on July 14, 2016 at 9:00 am
Sarah Halton | Category: Buying, Investment, Selling