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Portland Halloween Events

There are a lot of great events going on this Halloween season in the city of roses. PDX Pipeline has shared a great list with us: 2012 Portland Halloween Events, Parties, Pictures, & Info 2012 Halloween falls on Wednesday this year meaning most parties will happen the weekend before. However, Halloween-realted events usually start in […]

35 listings with a high walking score

RMLS Friday Fun Fact:  As fall returns and leaves start to change colors, it is a great time to take a walk and enjoy the change of season.  There are currently 35 active residential listings that have a walk score of 50+!   source:    

Portland Ranked in the Best Cities

Bloomberg Businessweek published an great article today, listing America’s Top 50 Best Cities.  It wasn’t a surprise that Portland was ranked the 5th best city in the country! The article states, “Portland is known for its Pacific Northwestern brand of laid-back living, with education and restaurant offerings to go with air quality you won’t find […]

Home improvements that don’t break the bank

With the housing market picking up and homeowners moving up and out of a slow economy, a lot of us are looking for ways to update our homes without breaking the bank.  Michelle Krueger at has shared an excellent article on low cost alternatives for revitalizing your home. Here are some tips she recommends: Try […]

Cons of paying off your mortgage early

Homeowners often dream paying off their mortgage and getting rid of those pesky monthly payments.  Maintaining those payments, however, might be providing you with more benefits than you think. Benny Kass with Inman News discusses whether the peace of mind that comes from mortgage payoff outweighs the tax and income benefits of maintaining a mortgage balance. […]