New Portland area homes for sale with the latest looks, designs

If you’re curious about the benefits of being the first owner of a new home or seeing the latest design trends, attend the free Fall Metro Portland New Home Tour, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 25.

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The home tour showcases 36 homes built over the region in a variety of styles and price ranges. There’s even a shipping container home styled by the Interior Design Society.

“Because people are spending so much time in their homes, many homeowners are looking to remodel their existing home or purchase a new home,” says Adrian McCarthy of the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland (HBA), which produces the event.

She says the Metro Portland New Home Tour lets people see the latest ideas in layout and design, and talk to builder teams about ways to personalize a home.

New construction adheres to the

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Tour 36 new Portland area homes for sale with the latest looks, designs

If you’re curious about the benefits of being the first owner of a new home or seeing the latest design trends, attend the free Fall Metro Portland New Home Tour, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 25.

The tour showcases 36 homes built over the region in a variety of styles and price ranges. There’s even a shipping container home styled by the Interior Design Society.

“Because people are spending so much time in their homes, many homeowners are looking to remodel their existing home or purchase a new home,” says Adrian McCarthy of the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland (HBA), which produces the event.

She says the Portland New Home Tour lets people see the latest ideas in layouts and design, and talk to builder teams about ways to personalize a home.

New construction adheres to the latest safety regulations and

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Portland has ‘sold out’ of homes: Number for sale drops to new low, prices rise 5.7% in bidding wars

The anemic number of residential properties for sale continues to plague Portland metro home shoppers and favor sellers.

Brokers with John L. Scott Real Estate were told by Chairman and CEO J. Lennox Scott that Portland is “virtually sold out,” prompting intense interest in well-priced listings, especially homes under $500,000.

The 3,264 Portland metro homes put on the market in September was a 16% drop from the 3,885 listed in August, according to the local listing service RMLS.

Inventory of homes on the market in September was a historical low of a 1.1-month supply, which was a decrease from August’s 1.3 months and July’s 1.2 months, according to RMLS.

Inventory is calculated by dividing the active residential listings at the end of the month by the number of closed sales and homes proposed and under construction.

In January 2019, there was a 3.3-month supply and even that was considered a

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What the Flip? How a Fixer-Upper in Portland Brought in Big Profits

Flipping a house is a lot of work that can yield a big profit. But not every project is guaranteed to be lucrative. So what’s the key to successfully making over a fixer-upper and selling it for a gain? Our new series “What the Flip?” presents before and after photos to identify the smart construction and design decisions that ultimately helped make the house desirable to buyers.

You don’t have to be an HGTV aficionado to know what house flipping is. Essentially, you buy a house that’s past its prime, at a low cost, and then invest in some improvements before putting it back on the market at a higher price. If you do it right, you make back all the money you spent, plus a healthy profit.

But it’s not as easy as it sounds. Flippers have to be able to look at a house that’s seen better days

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