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Jan 04

Portland Becomes Second City To Adopt Mandatory Home Energy Score

By Nick Krautter | Articles , PDX News , Selling Your Home

What Does it Mean for You?The Home Energy Score helps consumers know what to expect from their utility bills when buying or renting a home. Similar to a car’s miles-per-gallon rating, the home energy score provides homeowners with valuable information about their home’s energy performance, while also recommending improvement projects that can save energy and […]

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May 23

Census Vacancy Data

By Nick Krautter | Articles , Market Reports

One of the data sources we used to create our 2017 Market Report we consulted the Census Housing Vacancies table provides current information on the rental and homeowner vacancy rates, and characteristics of units available for occupancy. The rental vacancy rate factors into the index of leading economic indicators; as such, it’s used by the Federal […]

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May 17

Thinking About Relocating? Here Are Some Questions To Ask Yourself First

By Sydney Agate | Articles , Market Reports

Moving is hard. It’s overwhelming, and it can be difficult to know what you’re really getting yourself into. There’s a lot of factors that make up a great place to live. Unfortunately, these aren’t all things you can discuss with your real estate agent. Here is a list of questions to ask yourself before you make the decision to purchase a home in a new city or town.

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