Want to Add Value to Your Home?

The Portland real estate market is appreciating so here are ten ways to increase the value of your home. Some will be easy and some more complicated but use your budget accordingly to gain the highest dollar value sale.

1. Clean and Declutter. Increase your homes inside square footage … visually that is. You would be surprised at how often this is overlooked. I  always tell my clients to pack first and commit to the sale. Removing the wall of family photos, the collections of horses or pigs or cows, and the extra furniture will go along ways towards giving it a larger cleaner look and feel.

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Has the Portland Real Estate Market Stabilized?

Being a Realtor in Portland, Oregon  sure feels like the real estate market is stabilizing.  Every month there are more and more areas and suburbs of Portland that are appreciating in value when compared to a year ago and more and more areas the Average Sales Price Percent Change are also moving into positive territory at a rapid pace. The inventory in Portland has dropped from January to July every single month and the time on market has decreased significantly as well.  All indication is yes the market is stabilized and poised for some long term steadiness rather than the sharp falls and rises that we have been accustomed to since 2008.

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Feeling Festive? We Compiled All the Holiday Events in Portland for You

The Polar Express with Mt. Hood Railroad

Read along with the popular story as the train makes a magical journey to the North Pole

November 10 – December 28


Tickets from $18 – $46

Pittock Mansion’s Celebrating Christmas Carols

See the mansion’s 23 rooms decorated for the season and enjoy the music of the season

November 19 – January 1


Tickets :: $9.50 for Adults, $8.50 for Seniors, $6.50 for Youth (ages 6-18), free for kids 5 and under

The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights

Experience the world’s largest Christmas choral festival featuring 170 holiday concerts along with holiday foods, seasonal shopping and beautiful light displays

November 23 – December 30


Tickets :: $9.00 General Admission, $8.00 Seniors, $4.00 Children (3 – 12), 2 & Under FREE

Portland’s Singing Christmas Tree

Join in this 50 year Portland tradition as the TREE sings Christmas carols

November 24 – December 2


Tickets from $17 – $77

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Lost Christmas Eve

Enjoy the journey as the story encompasses a toy store, blues bar and Gothic cathedral from the inspiring TSO creator


November 25 2:30 and 7:00

Tickets from $40.50 – 60.50
Christmas Fantasy Trail

Take a walk through the lighted, wooded trail. Visit the walk through 40 foot castle, Christmas scenes, maze and more!


December 1 – 29

Tickets :: $5.00 Adults, $4.00 Children 12 and Under

Peacock Lane

Take a drive or stroll down the quaint SE neighborhood as each house displays beautiful lights and Christmas scenes.

December Specific Dates TBD


Christmas Ship Parade

Experience lighted boats as they make their way up and down the Columbia and Willamette Rivers

December 7 – 21


Zoo Lights at Oregon Zoo

See over a million LED lights transform the Zoo into a luminous winter wonderland

November 23 – December 31


Tickets from $7.00 – $12.50

Winter Wonderland at Portland International Raceway

Take a journey through this Portland tradition and enjoy over 250 color light sets as you drive through the scenes

November 22 – December 25


Tickets :: $16 per car load

Geoffrey Pohl | Principal Broker | Pohl Real Estate |

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