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Soldera Properties has moved!

Soldera Properties, Inc. has moved! After many days, hours, and minutes of strategic planning, we have finally moved into the new Soldera Properties, Inc. location. If you are planning to come and see us we are now located at 4260 Galewood Street, Suite B in Lake Oswego. We are conveniently ...

Petty Fever Coming to Lake Oswego Foothills Park

The award winning tribute band Petty Fever is coming to Lake Oswego July 27, 2016 at the Foothills Park. The group started playing together in 2009 and now perform throughout the Pacific Northwest. They play at Casinos, Festivals, Night Clubs, and Parks. The success of Petty Fever led them to be ...

Lake Oswego Dining - Tucci's Restaurant

Lake Oswego Dining: Tucci Ristorante in downtown Lake Oswego has the ambience and warmth of a cozy Italian hideaway.  Tucci’s Restaurant features Italian style pasta favorites, fresh seafood, and organic quality meats prepared in an open kitchen.  Enjoy a ...

Lake Oswego Dining - Riccardo's

Dining in Lake Oswego: Riccardo’s Ristorante on Boones Ferry Rd in Lake Oswego is Lake Grove’s finest Italian Restaurant.  Riccardo’s, owned and operated by Riccardo and Georgette Spaccarelli since 1980, features exceptional Italian wines to accompany its exquisite authentic Italian ...

Lake Oswego Wine Walk

It’s almost time for the 2nd Annual Lake Oswego Wine Walk: On Saturday, September 20th, more than 30 businesses in Lake Oswego will offer wine tastings and nibbles along with art displays and life music between 3 and 6 p.m.  Attendees have the opportunity to taste fine wines, from ...

Oregon is Hot, Portland New Construction is Hot, Hot!

Real Estate News for New Construction in the Portland Area:  This week United Van Lines released its 37th annual migration study, which found Oregon was the top moving destination of 2013. 63% of moving traffic to Oregon was inbound, according to the Associated Press. 2013 found several ...

Home Prices Increase Just Slightly in October!

In the Portland metro, home prices were up one-third of a percent in October, CoreLogic said, similar to the increase reported in September.

One reason for the slowdown is that the figures aren’t adjusted for seasonal patterns. Prices usually decline in the fall and winter, when sales ...

More Home Loans Available for 5% Down?

Contrary to the lending practices of the past few years, an increasing number of banks are now offering loans with just 5% down. Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and TD Bank are among the banks offering these low down-payment mortgage loans. TD Bank is offering a “Right Step” loan product that ...

All-Cash Residential Real Estate Investor Purchases on the Rise

According to the National Association of Realtors, all-cash sales represented 33 percent of all existing-home transactions in September, up from 28 percent a year ago.  In additon, 74 percent of investors paid cash for properties in September. Residential real estate is still in hot demand ...

NAHB Says Housing Will Strengthen in 2014

Despite many headwinds, the housing recovery is expected to pick up in the next year. “The cards are in play for a decent and fairly strong recovery in 2014 and particularly in 2015,” says David Crowe, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders. “From the standpoint of GDP ...

Using Netflix to Qualify for a Home Loan?

Traditionally, mortgage lenders need to see at least 3 strong credit accounts such as a home mortgage, automobile loan, and a revolving credit card account with at least a yearlong history in a borrower’s credit profile. Today, some lenders are accepting non-traditional forms of credit ...

Portland Ranks #8 as a Hot Housing Market

 

Nationally, the housing market continues to experience a solid turnaround. In the 12 month period from Q2, 2012 to Q2 ,2013 home prices rose over 5%.  According to Realtor.com, the Portland metro area is ranked #8 in the nation, with home prices soaring 12%. The research ...

What Was Down Has Gone Up!

This week there is good news and interesting news in the real estate market.  The good news is that home prices in the Portland Metro Area are up 11% over this time last year! The interesting news is that mortgage interest rates have increased about 1% in the past 2 weeks.  If you ...

When To Use a Co-Signer for a Loan

If you can’t get approved for a mortgage due to poor credit, a past short sale or foreclosure, a bankruptcy, or some other reason, one option is to use a co-signer.To give you the borrowing strength you need your co-signer should have a steady income and strong credit history.  The ...

Getting Physical? Portland is #3 on a National Fitness List

According to one ranking, Portland is one of nation’s fittest cities coming in at number 3 (moving up from number 7 last year).  Based upon the annual study conducted by the American College of Sport Medicine covering the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S., Portland is behind only ...

The Time to Buy is Now

Here are two reasons why buying a home sooner rather than later may be the right move for your family that could save you money.  1.  Home prices are rising.  Just last week, the

1 Year After Hitting Bottom Portland Home Prices Up

One year after bottoming out, Portland-area home prices continue to rebound as the shortage of homes for sale continues.The rebound has been boosted by strong demand from buyers, in part fueled by low interest rates. In Portland last month there were only 3.1 months worth of homes on the market, ...

Home Sales Rise - Inventory Plummets

The number of homes for sale in Portland dropped to a level not seen since June 2006, according to Regional Multiple Listing Service data released Wednesday. The low inventory has translated to big increases in home prices. The median sale price increased 15.9 percent in the last year to ...