4137 SW Greenleaf Court

Posted on June 9, 2017 at 6:35 pm
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Portland Luxury Homes | A Home for Every Lifestyle

Posted on May 24, 2017 at 5:55 pm
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Carina Lounge | Coming Soon to NW Portland

Posted on March 31, 2017 at 8:59 pm
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NEW – Light, Bright, Minimalist Spartan Shop

Spartan Shop, located on SE Grand, “Offers a carefully edited collection of beautiful, practical objects, influenced by the changing seasons without straying far from our core inventory of reliable, classic items.” For more information, visit the store’s equally sleek website: http://spartan-shop.com

Posted on January 30, 2017 at 11:44 pm
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New Year, Fresh Paint Colors: Becki Owen’s 2017 Blue Paint Guide

Posted on January 18, 2017 at 9:56 pm
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Happy Holidays from the MJ Steen Group

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Posted on December 31, 2016 at 8:03 am
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5054 SW Hilltop Lane | Close-in Estate

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Posted on July 7, 2016 at 10:40 pm
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4166 SW Greenleaf – Lovely Greenhills Estate

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 8:09 am
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What do you think is the best long-term investment?

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 10:49 pm
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Buying a Home Less Expensive than Renting by 38%

Trulia released their Rent vs. Buy Report last week. The report explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting in all of the 100 largest metro areas by an average of 38%!

The other interesting findings in the report include:

  • Even though prices increased sharply in many markets over the past year, low mortgage rates have kept homeownership from becoming more expensive than renting.
  • Some markets might tip in favor of renting this year as prices continue to rise faster than rents and if – as most economists expect – mortgage rates rise, due both to the strengthening economy and Fed tapering.
  • Nationally, rates would have to rise to 10.6% for renting to be cheaper than buying – and rates haven’t been that high since 1989.

Buying a home now makes sense. You can lock in a mortgage payment before home prices and mortgage rates rise as experts expect they will. If you rent, your housing expense will only continue to increase.

On my website the financial calculator is a helpful tool to utilize if you want to get a good idea of what your monthly payment could be.

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 5:33 pm
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