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Posted on February 23, 2018 at 7:23 am
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Market Update | Matthew Gardener

“Fourth Quarter home sales dropped by a modest 1.5% compared to the same period last year, with a total of 15,314 homes sold. Although sales were a mixed bag, I still contend that any drop in sales was due to low levels of available inventory rather than declining demand. The average home price in Oregon and SW Washington rose 7% year over year to $363,110. This is down 1.4% from the third quarter of 2017. This slowdown in price growth is likely due to buyers feeling priced out of the market.” 

  • Matthew Gardner, Windermere Chief Economist 
Posted on February 21, 2018 at 10:19 pm
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3643 SW 52nd | Wilcox Estates Condo

Posted on February 19, 2018 at 10:39 pm
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3643 SW 52nd Place | $410,000

Posted on February 15, 2018 at 1:02 am
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Perfectly Located | The Eliot

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 9:43 pm
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Salt and Straw Launches Chocolatier | Eater PDX

Renowned ice cream shop Salt & Straw recently launched its 6th Annual Chocolatier Series. The team pairs with famous chocolate makes to bring new and exciting flavors to your bowl. Scoops, pints and flights will be available in scoop shops starting February 2, and gift packs of the flavors will be available for nationwide shipping through www.saltandstraw.com.

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 9:39 pm
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1708 SW Hawthorne Terrace | $1,595,000

Posted on February 5, 2018 at 10:16 pm
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1221 SW 10th Avenue #1705 | Live a Vibrant Life at the Eliot

Posted on January 30, 2018 at 12:57 am
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Here Are Portland’s 25 Hottest Neighborhoods for Home Sales in 2017

By Andy Giegerich, Portland Business Journal

Could this be the end of Portland’s so-called hot housing market?

Indeed, the total number of sold listings — 31,718 — in RMLS’ Portland region dropped by 3.6 percent between 2016 and 2017. That figure follows a 1.1 percent drop the previous year.

Yet the data, which we used to calculate four Hottest ‘Hoods categories (we’ll roll them out throughout the week), might not be as bad as it seems: The tallies posted in 2015 were a peak year for Rose City-area home sales.

The Hottest ‘Hoods full-year data for 2017 covers overall home sales (which we’re releasing today), the areas where homes sell the fastest and the highest average home sales prices in 25 neighborhoods.

Among the findings:

  • The top overall neighborhood in terms of total home sales logged nearly 50 percent more sales than its closest competitor.
  • Neighborhoods west of the Willamette River commanded seven of the top 10 home sales slots.
  • Among the top 25 ZIP codes for 2017, home sales only dipped -2.2 percent
  • Just one zip code, 97035 in Lake Oswego, dropped out of the overall sales list. It was replaced by Lents, or 97266.
  • The biggest year-over-year climbers in the top 25 were St. Johns and neighborhoods in Wilsonville and Sherwood.
  • Portland contributed just over half — 13 — of the top 25 home sale ZIP codes among the region’s top 25 neighborhoods.

Click through on the picture above to learn which neighborhoods logged the most residential deals in 2017. And check later this week for more stories detailing exactly how well Portland’s real estate market fared during the past year.

Posted on January 24, 2018 at 9:00 pm
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SuperBite Replacement Bistor Agnes Now has an Opening Date

Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñonez Denton
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Bistro Agnes, the much-anticipated French restaurant from James Beard Award-winning duo Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñonez Denton, is set to throw open its West End doors tonight.

As reported by PoMo, the chef-owners (best known for Ox) have confirmed Thursday January 18 as the opening date for the Parisian bistro, which is set to take over the pair’s previous restaurantin the same space as the small plates oriented SuperBite, which they shuttered at the end of December.

PoMo also teases the menu for Agnes, which leans heavily into “old-school French comfort food”, in Denton’s words. Items like cassoulet, steak-frites, tartare, and profiteroles scream French classicism, although it’s not all oh-là-là-tellement-français — there looks to be some hybrid items, such as a cheeseburger, albeit one with truffled Bordelaise sauce.

Bistro Agnes will start out as a dinner-only establishment, open seven nights, with lunch slated to be added after opening.

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 8:12 am
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