I read an interesting statistic online from a Wall Street Journal reporter who said that half on the foreclosure activity in the US could be traced back to 35 counties.  I was really surprised to see this, frankly.  It's interesting how things get amplified and interpreted by the media.  Real estate markets are so different throughout the country. When you look at the national news, we're lead to believe that all markets experience the same issues at the same time.  This simply isn't so.

Although the Portland Real Estate market has slowed, buyers and sellers are finding success. There are a number of great deals on the market and the good homes are moving fast.  To learn more about the Portland housing market, listen to our Portland real estate podcast, updated monthly.  It's always good to hear the local perspective!