The West Leads The Way

Posted by Chelsie Coon

According to realtor.com, Western metros are forecast to see a price increase of 5.8% and sales increase of 4.7%, much higher than the U.S. overall of 3.% and 1.9% respectively.

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Annual Pie Night

Posted by Devon Poe

Last week we hosted our annual Pie Night/ Client Appreciation Night. What a blast it was! We gave out over 130 pies to our clients and enjoyed a night of food, cheers and company. We love our clients and love the relationships we have built over the years. We’d love for you to be our client too and partake in these annual traditions?

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Water Watch Auction ReCap

Posted by Devon Poe

We love giving back to our community and one organization that we support is Water Watch. Their mission is to  protect and restore flows in our rivers to sustain the native fish, wildlife, and the people who depend on healthy rivers.  This past weekend, The Caplener Group was a proud sponsor at their annual auction. Held on November 5th at The Tiffany Center, to a sold out crowd. Complete with a silent, auction and program it was a fun night working for a great cause.

They met their goal of $170,000! The annual auction is a general fundraiser for the organization, and it funds several projects and support the operating capacity of WaterWatch. For a list of what they are currently working on, please visit their website: http://www.waterwatch.org

 

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Fall Events in Portland

Posted by Devon Poe

Looking for some cool things to do In Portland this fall? We have rounded up some ideas for you with the help of our friends at Travel Portland.

Looking for some Pumpkin patches to visit? Click here https://www.travelportland.com/article/pumpkin-patches-portland/

Want to get a jump start on figuring out what’s going on in November? Here you go https://www.travelportland.com/article/november-events/

Basketball season is back in full swing so go cheer our Blazers on. Catch a football game for the Ducks or Beavers. Visit a local Cider house and taste the new fall menus.

And of course you have to get your spoke on and brave a Haunted House. Here are some ideas. https://www.travelportland.com/article/halloween-events/

 

Whatever you do get out and enjoy what this city has to offer!

Portland’s Small House Movement Is On the Rise

Posted by Devon Poe

In 2010, during the economic slump, when many building plans were being shelved, Portland presciently began to allow homeowners the right to develop accessory dwelling units on standard 5,000-square-foot residential lots for the first time. The city also eliminated development charges of up to $15,000 for new accessory dwelling units to spur homeowners to build. This Garden House won top design award from the American Institute of Architect. More info at the link.

 

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2 Oregon Cities named in Money Magazine

Posted by Devon Poe

Once again our beautiful city and surrounding areas have been named in a National magazine for a best of. Beaverton, called a “melting pot in Nike’s backyard,” has been named one of Money Magazine’s top 50 small cities in the United States. Portland was recognized as the best big city in the West.

 

Read the full article here from Oregon Live.http://www.oregonlive.com/beaverton/index.ssf/2016/09/2_oregon_cities_make_money_mag.html#incart_river_index

Presentation on Gentrification Plan for Portland Metro

Posted by Devon Poe

Today, September 14, our very own Kevin Caplet was a speaker on a panel for Portland State’s Center for Real Estate. This panel consisted of 7 experts in the field. Here is the presentation in PDF format. The presentation consisted of:

The Seven Year Recovery

• The Portland Area Real Estate Market • TheSingleFamilyMarket

• TheMulti-FamilyMarket • TheCommercialMarket

Housing Economics 101

“Affordable” Housing Policies • InclusionaryZoning

• LinkageFees
• HousingandUrbanRenewal

The Gentrification Plan of Metro Portland

• Density at Any Cost

• MoreRentExplosion
• Alternatives to ZeroExpansion

We hope you find this information informative.

Presentation – The Gentrification Plan of Metro Portland