Posts Tagged: oregon

Greening the Paradigm – How Portland Changed Its Streetscapes

Portland

Time travel with me to 1973 Portland. The state legislature has just passed a landmark law establishing “urban growth boundaries,” launching the city toward its future of innovative planning. But if you look around, Portland’s streets are just like those of any American city—a highway builder’s dream. Most recent development is on the suburban model,… Read more »

Shea Steel – Portland Lesbian Real Estate Agent

Shea Steel - Portland Lesbian Realtor

Shea is a multi-million dollar Portland lesbian Realtor living in beautiful Portland, Oregon. She is passionate about the Portland real estate business, and provides impeccable customer service and satisfaction to her clients. Buying or selling a home is an important event in your life, and she will ensure that your experience is smooth and pleasurable…. Read more »

Connie Jensen – Bend Gay Friendly Realtor

Connie Jensen - Bend gay friendly Realtor

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: Connie is a discrete, professional, and savvy Bend gay friendly Realtor with almost three decades of real estate experience. Bend is friendly, outdoor oriented playground, open to everyone. See… Read more »

Rebecca Barron – Portland Lesbian Realtor

Becca Barron - Portland Lesbian Realtor

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: Down to earth local queer-tor! Selling lifestyles through real estate. In a sea of grandpa sweaters and rainbow shorts I’ll show you the many sides of our unabashedly hip… Read more »

Michael Shelangoski – Portland, Oregon

Michael Shelangoski - Portland, Oregon

Michael Shelangoski – Portland, OregonPeriodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: My love for Portland began the very first time I came to visit, in 2001. Within a few months, I had visited 2 more times… Read more »

Connie Jensen – Bend, Oregon

Connie Jensen - Bend gay friendly Realtor

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: Connie Jensen is a discrete, professional, savvy Bend, Oregon real estate agent who has more than twenty years of real estate experience. If you’re planning to buy or sell… Read more »

Best Cities for LGBT Seniors: #8 – Portland, Oregon

Portland

Portland is a center of progressivism and tolerance and is home to the second largest per capita LGBT population in the country, behind only San Francisco. The city has long protected its gay and lesbian residents from discrimination and it has for many years been known as a warm and welcoming place for same-sex families… Read more »

H. Dwayne Davis, Gay Portland Real Estate Agent

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: I specialize in putting my client’s needs first. Purchasing a home or an investment property should drama free. Let’s Talk! – See more at: https://www.gayrealtynetwork.com/places/united-states/oregon/portland/realtor/h-dwayne-davis/#sthash.Q503lgpy.dpuf See Dwayne’s Expanded Listing… Read more »

The Gayborhood: Portland’s Alberta Arts District

The leafy, laid-back, and food-and-drink-obsessed city of Portland has one of the more integrated LGBTQ scenes in the country. Numerous neighborhoods around town have decidedly mixed scenes with significantly queer followings, including several across the Willamette River on the East Side. Hawthorne, the Central Eastside Industrial District, Division Street, Burnside & 28th, and the Mississippi… Read more »

Everyone’s Moving to Oregon

A confluence of factors — including low supply, high demand, obstructive regulations and lacking infrastructure — is driving up housing prices in the state, a panel of state economists and housing experts told a legislative committee Tuesday, May 24. “There are too few units given the strong and growing demand,” said Josh Lehner, economist with… Read more »

Corey Eubanks, Gay Vancouver, Washington Real Estate Agent

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: I’m Corey Eubanks, and I’d like to be your painfully honest Real Estate Agent. I work in the Vancouver, Washington region, just north of Portland, oregon – I’m licensed… Read more »

David Krause, Gay Portland Real Estate Agent

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. I run a full-service home sales and marketing firm in Portland, Oregon that’s committed to your success. When you buy your next home, you’ll have many opportunities and challenges,… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Ron Milligan, Portland, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Ron Milligan is Portland’s condo pro! He’s a specialist in condominium and townhouse associations, covering downtown, The Pearl, and Portland’s many other neighborhoods. Ron always has the latest Portland… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Kelly Stafford, Portland, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. At Home Sweet Home Realty, we list properties for just 4% total commission, a great savings for the home seller. We pride ourselves on providing the same level of… Read more »

San Francisco, Portland, and Austin Top Metro Areas With Most LGBT Residents

The San Francisco metropolitan area has the highest percentage of the adult population who identify as LGBT of any of the top 50 U.S. metropolitan areas, followed by Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas. Variation in the percentage who identify as LGBT across the largest metro areas is relatively narrow, with San Francisco’s percentage just 2.6… Read more »

Featured Real Estate Agent: Scott Werner, Realtor Portland, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Real estate agent in Portland, Oregon – Scott is an experienced full time real estate broker working with buyers, sellers, and investors. See Scott’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty… Read more »

Portland’s Gay Friendly Pearl District’s Twenty Years of Growth

One of our favorite places in the world, The Pearl District in Portland, Oregon, has been growing for twenty years. Oregon Live has a cool interactive graphic showing its growth. In 1994, the Portland City Council adopted affordable housing targets for about 250 acres north of downtown dubbed the “River District.” City leaders said they… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Reg Martocci, Portland, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. You have a Portland real estate dream. Reg Martocci can help make it happen. She is professional, experienced, and knows the Portland real estate market inside-out. Let her be… Read more »

Lesbian Grandma, Harassed by Landlord, Finds Anti-Gay Slurs on Home

A grandmother in Oregon believes she is being unfairly targeted and harassed by her mobile home community’s new landlord because she is gay, an allegation that recently received some attention from the local news after vandals spray-painted the words “die dike” on the side of her home. Melanie Powell tells KOIN6 that she’s been living… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Scott Cotrell, Portland, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. You will find I’m patient, diligent, and the professional who will work tirelessly to reach the goals we set together. Portland is diverse, accepting, environmentally- friendly and has an… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Bob Magazu, Portland, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Bob Magazu became a Portland Realtor because he loves homes and he enjoys working with buyers and sellers. See Bob’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Shea Steel, Portland, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. The real estate business is my passion! Impeccable customer service and satisfaction are my #1 priorities. Portland is a wonderfully cultural and diverse city! See Shea’s Expanded Listing on… Read more »

Portland’s North Pearl Gearing Up

The northern part of the popular, gay friendly Pearl District is starting to be built out – but it’s almost all apartments. Portland Monthly reports: Even if all eight residential buildings planned for the area known as the North Pearl are built, longtime neighborhood advocate Patricia Gardner thinks the neighborhood still won’t add enough units…. Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Connie Jensen, Bend, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Connie is discrete, professional, and savvy with over 20 years experience. Bend is friendly, outdoor oriented playground open to everyone. See Connie’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here… Read more »

Downtown Portland, Oregon YWCA Could Morph Into Condos or Apartments

A Bellevue, Wash., architect has bought the YWCA Building in downtown Portland with plans to turn it into residences with art-focused commercial space. Wei Zhang, principal architect at BDCL Design International, bought the building at 1111 S.W. 10th Ave. for $4.25 million in a venture with partners based in Vancouver, B.C., and China. The deal… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: H Dwayne Davis, Portland, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. I specialize in putting my client’s needs first. Purchasing a home or an investment property should drama free. Let’s Talk! Portland is a welcoming community that celebrates our diversity…. Read more »

Could More Hi-Rise Condos Benefit Portland, Oregon’s Livability?

Michael Mehaffy and Suzanne Crowhurst Lennard’s recent opinion piece (“High-rises and livability: Do Portland planners have tower envy?” Sept. 29) made several references to my city of Vancouver, British Columbia, in its efforts to dissuade readers from the appropriateness of towers in Portland. Three erroneous claims were made about Vancouver in particular and tower construction… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Tina Schafer, Portland, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Tina recently moved to Urban Nest Realty after 14 years as an award-winning real estate agent with RE/MAX. Portland is liberal, accepting, green, pretty, environmentally-friendly. See Tina’s Expanded Listing… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Celia J. Lyon, Portland, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Celia Lyon is the Principal Broker at Meadows Group Inc., Realtors, and is a hardworking advocate for her community. She loves selling real estate and helping people actualize their… Read more »

What Does an Apartment in Portland, Oregon Cost?

If you thought Portland’s rental market was hot before, wait until you see the latest data from Zillow. The online real estate company reports that the median rental price for a Portland property in July was $1,427. That number is based on prices for single-family residences, condominiums, co-ops and apartments in Zillow’s database, regardless of… Read more »

Which Cities Have Growing Gay Populations?

Fort Lauderdale beat every big city at growing its gay and lesbian population between 2000 and 2010. During that time span, the portion of households containing same-sex partners increased more in the South Florida city than in all other cities of similar or greater size. Using Census data, SFGN figured out each city’s unmarried gay-couple-to-straight-couple… Read more »

Northwest Home Prices Lagging Behind Rest of Nation

U.S. home prices rose slightly in October but the Pacific Northwest is trailing the rest of the nation. Lender Processing Services Inc., a Jacksonville, Fla.-based real estate research firm, said its index of U.S. home values rose slightly in October, but both Oregon and Washington saw price declines steep enough to rank among the worst… Read more »

Portland Real Estate Market Improving Again

Portland has returned to the National Association of Home Builders list of improving markets, joining 75 other metro areas added to the list this month after Freddie Mac released new pricing data. The index includes cities that have shown six month of improving employment, new home construction and home prices. It now includes 201 metros…. Read more »

Oregon: Foreclosure Sales Down, Pre-Foreclosures Up in Third Quarter Over 2011

Sales of U.S. homes facing foreclosure are on the rise and outpacing sales of bank-owned homes, a reflection of stepped up efforts this year by lenders to avoid foreclosing on homes with mortgages gone unpaid. In the third quarter, sales of homes already in the foreclosure process jumped 22 percent compared to the previous quarter… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Terri Popejoy, Portland, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Offering my 42 years of experience to assisting Portland Oregon buyers, sellers and investors to achieve their goals, has given me great pleasure and satisfaction. I have accumulated a… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Bonnie Roseman, Portland, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. For over two decades I have worked with home buyers and sellers in the vibrant, close-in neighborhoods of Portland, Oregon — and I still love it! Wearing many hats,… Read more »

Oregon, USA: Voters Approve Constitutional Ban on New Real Estate Transfer Taxes

Voters have approved a ballot measure banning new taxes on the transfer of real-estate. The measure was pushed by the National Association of Realtors and its Oregon affiliate, which funded nearly all of the $5 million campaign promoting the ballot measure. State law already prohibits local governments from adopting transfer taxes, but proponents said they… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Eric Joy, Portland, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Eric is a Portland, Oregon realtor who is committed to excellence and to giving his clients professional, result-oriented service. He also believes in the best ethical standards, and that… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Shea Steel, Portland, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Shea is a multi-million dollar selling agent living in beautiful Portland, Oregon. She is passionate about the Portland real estate business, and provides impeccable customer service and satisfaction to… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Virginia Ruffulo, Medford, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Virginia been selling Medford real estate for over 12 years, and she is a lifetime member of the million dollar club. She lives on 20 beautiful acres, raises kids,horses,… Read more »

Portland Housing Inventory Increases, Sales Up

Rising prices finally have induced Portland area homeowners to list their properties. For the first time in recent memory, the number of homes going up for sale turned positive, according to figures today from the Regional Multiple Listing Service. The increase in new listings was matched by increases in pending sales, closed sales, the average… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: David Krause, Portland, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. I run a full-service home sales and marketing firm in Portland, Oregon that’s committed to your success. When you buy your next home, you’ll have many opportunities and challenges,… Read more »

Oregon Economy Showing Signs of Life

Economic recovery in Oregon is like spring: It arrives more slowly than you would like. But as the first quarter of the year comes to an end Saturday, a few economic blooms provide hope sunnier days are ahead. Daimler Trucks’ announcement this week that it is hiring 30 professionals and managers at its North American… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Ron Milligan, Portland

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Ron Milligan is Portland’s condo pro! He’s a specialist in condominium and townhouse associations, covering downtown, The Pearl, and Portland’s many other neighborhoods. Ron always has the latest Portland… Read more »

Are Foreclosures Up or Down in Oregon?

It’s a tough time to profess expertise when it comes to home values. Everyday seems to deliver a fresh batch of statistics, often conflicting with the prior day’s news. Home prices — or the index tracking them — rises one day. The next, a new set of press releases proclaims they’re still down. Today is… Read more »

OR: Bend Median Home Prices Up

The median price for a single-family home in Bend reached $199,000 in February, its third monthly increase, according to figures released Wednesday by the Bratton Appraisal Group. Last month, 134 homes sold in Bend, according to the Bratton Report, and the inventory of single-family homes stood at three months as of Wednesday. In Redmond, the… Read more »

Willamette Valley Real Estate Likely to Rebound in 2012

Eugene, Springfield housing market to rebound in 2012. According to Realtor David Holland of Eugene Oregon… “Our business is experiencing an unusually high volume of enquiries for this time of year.” I’m seeing a measurable increase in pending, as well as closed home sales in Lane County, Eugene.” David suspects that the local real estate… Read more »

Ashland Area Home Sales Up in the Last Three Months

The selection of existing homes for sale in Jackson County continues to drop, meaning a house ignored a few weeks ago now may get a glance and a walk-through. With low mortgage interest rates making many properties attractive, Medford’s single-family residential prices are on the rise, according to figures released Monday by the Southern Oregon… Read more »

Portland Home Prices Dropped Again in November

Home prices in the U.S. dropped in November, the third consecutive month for them to do so according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index. The decline isn’t unusual for fall, which typically follows the peak buying season. But prices were still down compared to the same time in 2010. Portland home prices declined… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Kelly Stafford, Portland, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly Realtors and Real Estate Professionals in Portland, Oregon At Home Sweet Home Realty, we list properties for just 4% total commission, a great savings for the home… Read more »

The Advocate’s 12th Gayest City: Portland, Oregon

Bisexual Sleater-Kinney alum Carrie Brownstein has fun on Portlandia (“Put a bird on it!”) playing with the rep of the city’s hipster, hyper-locavore, hyper-literate, boycott-ready, feminist, fleece-clad denizens. But there’s other fun to be had here too. Visit the arty Pearl and Alberta districts; stay at the Ace Hotel; read at the country’s largest indie… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Kathy Mollere, Portland, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly Portland, Oregon Realtors and Real Estate Professionals I know you have literally thousands of Portland realtors you can choose from for your next Portland real estate sale…. Read more »

OR: One Third of Home Sales Now Foreclosures

Foreclosures continue to flood Oregon’s housing market and accounted for one-third of all home sales this spring. At 33 percent, Oregon’s housing market is in the top 10 in terms of foreclosed homes as a percentage of all home sales. In Oregon, foreclosed homes sell for about 30 percent less on average than non-foreclosed homes…. Read more »

OR: Home Prices Dropped Year Over Year

U.S. home prices dropped 6.8 percent in June compared to the prior year. CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a Santa Ana, Calif.-based real estate data firm, said June results were up 0.7 percent over the prior month. It was the third consecutive monthly gain and is consistent with seasonal home trends. Home prices have retreated 31.7 percent… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Scott Werner, Portland, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly Portland Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Scott has been involved in home remodeling and old home restorations for 10 years. The transition into a career in Portland… Read more »

Portland Real Estate: Where the Gays Are

A reader sends the above map and writes: I read with interest your reader’s letter about Portlanders blaming gays for changing Portland from “pleasant but affordable” to “a super-hip but very expensive place from which families are fleeing.” First, I assumed that Portlanders blamed Californians for raising home prices, e.g., the “Don’t Californicate Oregon” bumper… Read more »

OR: Contradictory Rulings Slow Foreclosures in State, Supreme Court May Step Inn

A Clackamas County judge has ruled in favor of the Mortgage Electronic Registration System in a case that further muddies the waters of the state’s foreclosure crisis. MERS is an electronic system that enables lenders to more quickly package and sell mortgages by side-stepping the recording of transactions at county property offices. The system hit… Read more »

OR: Portland Home Prices Fell Again in May

Home prices are still falling both locally and nationally. Clear Capital, a Truckee, Calif.-based real estate data firm, said its index of U.S. home prices declined 7.6 percent from a year ago and 2.3 percent from the prior quarter. Clear Capital said Portland Metro home prices fell 10.8 percent compared to a year ago and… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Bonnie Roseman, Portland, Oregon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly Portland, Oregon Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Bonnie was born in Philadelphia, and grew up in Berkeley. She moved up to Portland, Oregon in 1990 and has… Read more »

Oregon Real Estate Market Slowly Recovering

A new report out Wednesday says Oregon’s economy is recovering better than many have expected. But it projects that growth to slow over the next few months. The forecast comes from the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at California Lutheran University. Bill Watkins is the Executive Director. He says the preliminary data show strong… Read more »

OR: Portland Real Estate Has Another Difficult Month

February was another dismal month in residential real estate with deep declines in new listings, pending sales and prices. The median home sales price in the Portland metro area finished the month at $213,700, down 9.1 percent from February 2010, according to the Regional Multiple Listing Service’s monthly Market Action report. The average sales price… Read more »

Lesbian Portland Realtor: Tina Schafer

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly Portland, Oregon Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Tina sells real estate in Portland, Oregon, and loves to work with the gay and lesbian community. Tina’s a Platinum… Read more »

Lesbian Portland, Oregon Realtor: Celia Lyon

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly Portland, Oregon Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Celia was a San Francisco Bay Area resident for a number of years, but was born in Oregon, and has… Read more »