Gallo Nero – Pearl Restaurant Review

By MJ Steen | Nov 20, 2012

“Benvenuti al Gallo Nero PDX.” The reviews are in – Gallo Nero, a new restaurant situated in the Pearl, is the talk of the town. Home to all things Italian (the food, waiters, chef, and overall experience), I cannot wait to try the Tortelli di Patate in the coming week. They even offer brunch on […]

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“Fiscal Cliff” – What does this Mean for Home Loan Rates?

By MJ Steen | Nov 13, 2012

After the recent Presidential election, the buzzword regarding the economy seems to continuously be “Fiscal Cliff” and what will happen to our market. The market’s take is that the Fed will continue its recent behavior of Bond buying until substantial improvements are shown. The significance of the “Fiscal Cliff” is small business tax breaks are […]

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Best Restaurants 2012

By MJ Steen | Nov 8, 2012 has posted it’s “Best Restaurants of 2012” article, and announced that Portland has been named America’s most original food destination. You can say that again! I recommend this magazine and website for dining ideas and Portland events in general.          

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News for the National Real Estate World

By MJ Steen | Nov 5, 2012

Warren Buffett recently purchased a Prudential Real Estate franchise and Real Living and is debuting a new brand for those agents in Irvine, California. “I am confident that these partners will deliver value to the residential real estate industry,” Buffett said. The Prudential and Real Living franchises will be phasing out in the next few […]

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Hurricane Sandy: Economic Effects?

By MJ Steen | Oct 31, 2012

Just days after the natural disaster dubbed ‘Sandy’ hit the East Coast, questions regarding the economic effects have already started circulating. Although the stock exchange was shut down for the first time since the September 11 terrorist attacks, and billions of dollars worth of damage to homes occurred, this will be offset by the need […]

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A new addition to MJ Steen Group

By MJ Steen | Oct 29, 2012

I am pleased to announce that Macey Laurick has joined my group.  Macey is a recent graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges and became a licensed real estate agent in the summer. Macey will be working closely with the rest of my group as she learns about my listings and my buyers’ needs.

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Is The Housing Recovery For Real

By MJ Steen | Oct 25, 2012

I think this is the key question that people are asking right now and I do think this time is different in that the gain in home prices has been sustained for the past several months.  The fundamentals in the housing market are more attractive in that the gain in home prices has been sustained […]

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Ardley House – 20 acres Skyline Estate

By MJ Steen | Oct 8, 2012

ML 12507386 $5,995,000

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Stately Craftsman in Portland Heights

By MJ Steen | Oct 2, 2012

2205 SW 21st Avenue $1,995,000 ML12169974

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