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Quality of Life in Oregon : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Mar 25, 2017
Rachelthompson9669 asked:
faces in window, shadows walking by, cold air swoops by, presences, discomfort, things follow over, things fly across room in night.
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Thu Oct 27, 2016
Andrew Harris answered:
I relocated here a few years ago and really love it. The prices have increased lately, but it's often in the eye of the beholder. Move here from NY/SF or the like and it feels cheap, for example. So if the cost of living in Hawaii is extremely high, you might find it to be relatively affordable. In more plain terms, the costs of housing in Portland is still quite low as compared to similar markets on the West Coast like Seattle, SF, etc. But the cost in comparison to salaries is actually higher. You can generally google search salaries vs. cost of living for more info. Best of luck. Let me know if you end up deciding to move here and are in need of a real estate agent or just have any more questions I can help with.

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Fri Sep 30, 2016
Dean.craig asked:
Flagstar owns a property near us in Oregon. Squatters have moved in and the drug activity is high. 11 police visits in 2 wks. Flagstar does nothing! The place has no water and the trash…
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Tue Aug 18, 2015
Piper Stewart answered:
Hi Zaksnany,

I lived in New Hampshire for a term back in college (go Keene State!) and adored it. I absolutely love New England, but it can be a bit of culture shock moving so far from home.

Portland and Cape Cod are both popular moving destinations so do expect that home values will be high here...and they are increasing steadily. Here is a recent article that gives some insight to the current market:

If you have any questions at all about Portland (or any parts of Oregon for that matter), I'd be happy to assist you. It is truly a great place to live!

Piper Stewart
John L. Scott Portland South
1404 Molalla Avenue
Oregon City, 97045
(541) 980-7842
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Wed Jul 15, 2015
Emilie McMahon answered:
I see this post is dated to 2012. I'm curious if you moved to Portland and you have your own set of answers!
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Wed Jul 15, 2015
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Fri May 8, 2015
Kodylawrence6 answered:
Sometimes it could just depend on the area you are in and where you are getting your water. This is probably not a smell that you are willing to tolerate though I am guessing. If this is true then I would recommend looking into having a new system installed. ... more
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Sharon Wenger answered:
You might want to consider teaming up with an investor who does "flipping" as a main or sideline business, because they might be interested in your proposal, especially if you have a contractor's license and/or are willing to get it. I have many clients like this, and I know that many of these homes sit empty for months, while being worked on, or waiting for a buyer, or sometimes waiting on permits before the work can start. They probably wouldn't sign a lease with you for years, but maybe for 3-6 months, but then you could probably arrange to move to their next project... So as long as you are flexible, it could be a win-win, and I suspect at least some of my clients might be interested in such an arrangement. Feel free to give me a call if you haven't found anything yet!

Sharon, Realtor in Portland
(503) 686-1665
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Tue Feb 17, 2015
Paul Johnson answered:
The Pearl District has a ton of variety for the condo/loft dwellers. It's also very walkable and extremely convenient to other parts of the city. The restaurants and shopping is second to none.

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Sat Mar 29, 2014
Dirk Knudsen answered:
There are several great Montesssori schools in the West End. Most are smaller. Depends on your budget as well. Aloha, Beaveton , and East Hillsboro are all good locations to look. I can refer you direct to two schools we liked when our kids went through. I am an agent here with Berkshire Hathaway and would be happy to put my 30 years of experience to work for you!

503-799-8383 anytime on my Mobile.


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Sat Mar 15, 2014
Debbie Cosand answered:
My website - - is an excellent resource for finding the kind of property you're looking for. It has the most up-to-date listing information for what is currently available in the Rogue Valley.
I'd love to work with you!

Debbie Cosand, Broker, Keller Williams Realty Southern Oregon, 541-200-8831
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Wed Jan 22, 2014
jbauern asked:
My wife and I are thinking of moving from UT to COOS BAY in about 5-6 years when I retire. We were wondering what the OR taxes might be compared to UT taxes. I will drawing a federal civil…
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Kevin Sucher answered:
Some of the biggest Chinook Salmon 50 60 70 pounds in Oregon can be taken in the Chetco River. I would like to say that I have done it but not yet!

So you don't miss the next property or look at bad and old information on websites. Sign up FREE for property search on my website on the link below and get current information on properties even before Realtors get it!

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Wed Jul 10, 2013
Boyd Garth answered:
I always look into buying things that are better for the environment, and I was looking around and I found this rain perfume that is really nice, and the company says its better for the environment, or at least how it is made ... more
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Wed Jul 3, 2013
Marcia Ramsay Coots answered:
I have heard all my life that the Applegate Valley has 300 days of sun a year. I am not sure about Jacksonville.
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Wed Jan 2, 2013
Margo_hutchinson answered:
Tigard is a very pleasant place to live. Good schools, good stores, easy to get around. There are plans to improve the downtown area, you can get there by MAX. The library is fantastic. ... more
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Thu Nov 1, 2012
Patty Keene answered:
Eugene is one of the few truly livable and walkable towns. We have two clean rivers flowing through our community, bike and walking paths, many city parks and just an hour from both the mountains and the Oregon coast. This town is not too big or too small. It's just right. The schools are excellent, with caring teachers. I raised my family here and would highly recommend it to you. ... more
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Mary Worton answered:
Peggy, the housing authority is not designed to offer legal council. If you are low-income, you could go to Legal Aid. Also, if you live in Oregon, if you have lived in your home for more than 1 year they must give you a minimum of 60 days notice to vacate, unless its for cause. This can be for a lease violation or for non-payment of rent. If they are telling you to move due to a health hazard, then It seems to me that it would be wise to relocate. ... more
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Thu May 17, 2012
Greg Hicks answered:
Not here on the coast, you have to head over to eastern Oregon, or go inside. It doesn't rain there.
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