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Uncategorized Economists Temper Housing Bubble Worries The experts predict that home values will continue to rise, but the danger of another bubble is low! Read the full story!
Uncategorized Rent or Buy? The Calculus is Changing in PDX! While the numbers were on the "rent" side, they are now shifting to "buy" in Portland. Zillow says the breakeven horizon is shrinking to 3 years…  
Uncategorized Do You Live in One of PDX’s Hottest ‘Hoods? Take a look and see if your neighborhood made the list…  
Uncategorized PDX Tech Talent Boom Helps Drive RE Market PDX is one of the hottest new tech markets in the country and that bull market is helping to drive our hot real estate market! Here's why Portland's tech talent boom is good for real estate…  
Uncategorized Portland’s Real Estate Market Continues to Improve Most indicators continue to trend positive! This journalist isn't the first to say it — it sure looks like Portland's real estate resurgence has taken hold…  
Uncategorized 8 Home Renovations that Add Value Here are some great ideas for sprucing up your home and adding value — plus, you can enjoy them in the meantime! Read which home renovations are most recommended…  
Uncategorized Congrats to 2100 Newly Above Water Homeowners! 2100 homeowners are now above water again due to the continuing rise in Oregon home prices. 17.7% of homeowners are underwaters as opposed to 18.2% in the previous quarter. The market continues to improve! Read more…
Uncategorized Flash Sales Put PDX Among Fastest-Selling Markets in USA Portland ranks among the leading cities for homes that sell in 24 hours or less. Portland ranked 10th in the nation for "flash sales," a measure of the speediness of its residential real estate market. Redfin Realty, a Web-based real estate firm, reports 115 Portland-area homes sold in less than 24 hours in the past […]
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Uncategorized PDX Home Prices Up 10%! From BizJournals.com: Homes sales climbed nearly 10 percent in Portland in January to 1,344, according to new data from the Regional Multiple Listing Service, another sign that Oregon's economy continues a steady improvement. January home sales haven't been that high since climbing to 1,594 in January 2007, the year the housing bubble popped. The average […]
Uncategorized Resale Listings Up 29%! The PDX market is definitely looking up. With more owners putting their homes on the market (willingly), prices moving up, and lots of buyers competing for homes. Read the whole article on OregonLive.
Uncategorized Housing to Drive Economic Growth (Finally!) The bursting of the housing bubble plunged the economy into a recession from which it has yet to fully recover. But economists say this could finally be the year that housing lifts us out of the doldrums. Read the whole story…
Uncategorized “Alexis Halmy Awarded 5-Star Rating for 3rd Year” I'm thrilled to have been awarded a 5-star rating for my 3rd year in a row! Fewer than 7% of agents make it into this group! Thanks so much to all of you for your trust and support! Read more…
Uncategorized Renovation, Remodeling, & DIY Tips Found this gem on the Centsational Girl site. Great tips for anyone who want cost-conscious tips for "tricking" their home! Read the article…
Uncategorized Hilarious Take on PDX Dining from GQ Really funny take on the weird PDX dining scene from GQ's Alan Richmond. The article is titled "Cloudy With a Chance of Stinging Nettle Flan and Tomato Coulis." Hard to believe our little backwater is national ground zero for avante garde dining! Read the highlights…
Uncategorized Portland Home Prices on the Rise! Good news for home sellers! The Regional Multiple Listing Service reports the average home price in December rose 3.9 percent to $290,000 while the inventory of unsold homes was the lowest December level since at least 2009, with enough homes on the market to meet current demand for just 3.6 months. That’s the lowest level […]
Uncategorized Case-Schiller: Home Prices Rise 6th Straight Month Case-Schiller released their latest quarterly report and announced that national home prices have risen 6 months in a row. Our fair city of Portland's home prices rose a respectable 3.7% in the last 12 months. That is pretty close to the national average, especially if you exclude out-of-control Phoenix which grew 20% last year. You […]
Uncategorized Portland Top 25 Cities to Retire CNN's Money recently listed and profile's beautiful Portland as one of the nation's top 25 cities to retire. Citing PDX's food, art, liveability, and access to forests, mountains,  beaches – and oh, did we mention our fabulous wine country? Check out the whole story…
Uncategorized Alexis Joins Windermere Leadership Team
Uncategorized Stuff Portlanders Say The Lighter Side of Portland I wanted to share with you the “stuff” Portlanders say.  We have our own language and if you are new to town and would like a tour of the City of Roses, please give me a call at 503 819-3439.
Uncategorized Alexis on KGW at PDX Top Brokers Luncheon! Housing Numbers Improve!