1800 SW Elizabeth | $950,000

Posted on September 19, 2017 at 6:41 pm
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Design Spotlight: Wallpaper

Fearful of commitment? My listing features bold wallpaper in the main floor powder room. It is a stylish design choice to enhance spaces both small and large. For more information on this residence click here.

Posted on September 13, 2017 at 5:02 pm
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Fall Means Back to School


With school back in session, having quiet spaces for homework and studying to ensue is important. My listing in Hartung Farms and NW Portland have the perfect rooms for productivity. For more information click here.

Posted on September 11, 2017 at 10:10 pm
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Get Inspired this Sunday…

… at Ainsworth Elementary School’s 4th Annual Garden Tour. From 11AM-4PM take a look at some of the Westside’s most extraordinary properties. For tickets and more information click here. 

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 10:56 pm
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Does a Building’s Age Affect It’s Rent?

Just as a spate of new housing units comes to market in New York City — the newborn sheen and amenities accompanied by premium rents — a study by the website RentHop offers a look at the relationship between a building’s age and the rents charged.

Among newer buildings, it found, rents decreased as a building’s age increased. The drop was particularly obvious in Battery Park City, where the median-age building was constructed in 1998.

Citywide, however, the median age of buildings is about 90 years, and in most older neighborhoods there was a more complicated relationship between the age of a building and the rent.

Location, not surprisingly, often mattered more. And buildings with historic merit were also sometimes more expensive than newer buildings nearby, as were older buildings with elevators.

Focusing on one-bedroom apartments in Manhattan, in buildings with elevators, RentHop produced a list of neighborhoods in which the greatest age-related discounts can be found.

Posted on August 23, 2017 at 5:14 pm
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1800 SW Elizabeth Street | $999,000

Posted on August 16, 2017 at 10:16 pm
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2970 NW Circle A | $1,999,000


Posted on August 15, 2017 at 5:12 pm
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4137 SW Greenleaf Court | $940,000

Posted on August 11, 2017 at 8:52 am
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6 Reasons to Consider Wallpaper in Your Design

Posted on August 3, 2017 at 8:24 pm
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U.S. Home Sales to Foreigners Surge 49% to New Record

U.S. home sales to foreigners surge 49% to new record

Foreigners are getting serious about “Buying American” real estate.

The National Association of Realtors released a report Tuesday that said foreign buyers and recent immigrants spent an estimated $153 billion on American properties in the year ending March 2017. That was a 49% increase over the previous year and the highest level since record-keeping began in 2009.

The purchases accounted for 10% of the total value of existing home sales in the U.S. The report did not include new homes.

The breakdown of sales between foreigners and recent immigrants was about 50:50.

Blame Canada

America’s neighbors to the north were one big factor behind the surge.

Canadian real estate investors nearly doubled their purchases of American homes over the period because of the relative affordability of properties in the States. Many Canadians have been squeezed out of property markets in cities like Toronto and Vancouver that have experienced rapid price gains.

Canadians were the second biggest foreign purchasers of homes after the Chinese. Buyers from China shelled out nearly $32 billion over the period, while Canadians spent $19 billion.

Trump turmoil?

Foreign buyers had to brush off U.S. political turmoil in order to make their purchases.

“The political and economic uncertainty both here and abroad did not deter foreigners from exponentially ramping up their purchases of U.S. property over the past year,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors.

“While the strengthening of the U.S. dollar in relation to other currencies and steadfast home-price growth made buying a home more expensive in many areas, foreigners increasingly acted on their beliefs that the U.S. is a safe and secure place to live, work and invest,” he said.

Location, location, location

Nearly half of all foreign sales were in three states: Florida, California and Texas.

Canadians gravitated to Florida. Chinese buyers focused on California. And Texas was the preferred state for Mexican buyers.

New Jersey and Arizona were the fourth and fifth most popular states.

The report estimated foreign buyers typically paid just over $302,000 per property, up 9% from the previous year.

About 10% of foreign buyers paid over $1 million.

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 11:12 pm
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