Chris Swanberg's Blog Posts

Live Your Dream On The Oregon Coast

What's the perfect gift? A Beach House!Invest in your families memoriesPossible rental incomePurchase as a second homeA project you can work on togetherCelebrate holidaysThe possibilities are

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Beautiful Waterfront Luxury Condo Sold To A New Buyer

Tidewater Cove Condiminiums5433 SE Scenic Lane$870,0002,350 Square FeetCongratulations to the buyer of this gorgeous!

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Have No Fear Home Ownership Is Still Near

 With all that we hear in the media about the housing market in Portland & the surrounding areas many people think they just can't afford to buy a home. This is not true. The market is

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OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY Bank Owned Fixer In Portland

Bank Owned Fixer in Established and Well Maintained Neighborhood OverviewMapsPhotosOpen HouseMarket Stats $300

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Just Sold HUD Home In Vancouver

Spacious Four Bedroom HUD Home with Open Kitchen and Laminate Floors OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $220

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New Buyers For This Cute Beaverton Condo

16255 SW Audubon Street2 bedrooms1 bathroom912 square feet$145

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How Energy Moves At Home

 Keep the energy in your home vital by treating it as an important aspect of your life.Our living spaces can become nurturing homes for our bodies and souls when we make sure that our

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New Buyers For This Portland Home

3229 SE 156th Avenue Four BedroomsTwo bathrooms2,505 Square feetSold for $110

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Cozy Portland Townhome Just Sold

12441 SE Boise Street Portland, OR 97236Congratulations to the new buyers of this fantastic!

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Just Sold In Portland

14221 East Burnside Street Portland, OR 97223$190,000Congratulations to the happy new buyers of this!

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Northwest Neighborhood

Northwest The Northwest Neighborhood consists entirely of single-family homes and is characterized by well-kept, mature housing units. This neighborhood is primarily owner-occupied, and is made up

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First Thursdays On Alberta

First Thursday July 2nd from 6pm-9pmThe art galleries in downtown Portland, Oregon, invite you to join them on the "First Thursday" of every month for an evening of art, wine and music.

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Portland Rose Festival City Fair

As the annual Portland Rose Festival's City Fair continues, the second week if the festival is filled with tons of activities for both adults and children. With music on the Rose City stage and

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Cute Portland Townhome Just Sold

Upgraded Move-In Ready TownhomeOverviewMapsPhotos$235,500Single Family HomeMain Features2 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 1,568 sqftLot: 0.20 acre(s)Year Built: 2007MLS #:

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Mountain View Neighborhood

Mountain ViewLocated in East Vancouver near Cascade Park is the Mountain View Neighborhood, between Mill Plain and McGillivary. With some of the best schools in the entire state, including Crestline

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Fruit Valley Neighborhood

Fruit Valley Fruit Valley is both the westernmost and largest neighborhood in Vancouver in land mass. This is where you can find the Port of Vancouver, Vancouver Lake, Shillapoo Natural Area,

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PDX Summer Concerts

PDX Summer ConcertsOne of the biggest perks of living in the Portland area is having access to so much live entertainment. However, with the hustle and bustle of daily life it is sometimes difficult

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Portland Parks And Recreation Summer Camp Guide

It's never too early to start planning events for summer.  Here is a handy link to view all summer camps offered through Portland Parks & Recreation for Summer.

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Your Vancouver And Portland Metro Mortgage Details Can Make A Good Deal Better

    Buying a Vancouver and Portland Metro area home can’t help but be about as thrilling a purchase as you can make, whether you’re a first time buyer or an

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Relocating To Portland Vetting Your New Neighborhood

    When searching for a new house, topping most people’s list of requirements are the number of bedrooms, number and configuration of bathrooms, square footage, yard size

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Portland Farmers Market At PSU

Spring is starting to arrive in Portland.  The Farmers Market at PSU opens in March!  Check it out...Portland State UniversitySaturdays8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Mar-Oct9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.

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Owl Fest At Tryon Creek State Natural Area

Free activities for the entire family include owl-pellet dissection, owl crafts, owl presentations, guided hikes, face-painting, stories and close-up encounters with the Audubon Education Owls. Pre

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3 Safety Tips For Buyers When Shopping For A Home

1. Educate yourself on the safety of an area.You may quietly have some concerns over the safety of a neighborhood; it may be a good idea to drive by the property at different times of the day

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Ongoing Free Or Discounted Days For Cultural Events In The Portland Area

OMSI:  $2 admission of the first Sunday of each monthOregon Zoo:  $4 admission on the second Tuesday of each month (if you take the bus or MAX you get an additional $1.50 discount!

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Five Useful Todos After Buying A Local Home

    Buying a home in Portland is sort of a modern day adventure. At first there’s the intrigue of figuring out the advantages and disadvantages between the

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Buying A Home In Portland And Vancouver Area With No Owner Disclosures

    Suppose that in the course of buying a home in the Portland or Vancouver area, your eye is drawn to a bank-owned home, or a home held in a trust. There are many reasons why

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Beating Competitors When Multiple Offers Surface

    Part of the recovery in Portland’s real estate scene is the increasing likelihood of multiple offers on a listed property. This is every seller’s dream— but if you are

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Portland Oregon Area New Years Eve Festivities

Looking for some fun activities to do on New Years Eve in the Portland area?  Check these out!December 31: New Year’s Eve Speakeasy Casino Night @ Wine:30 | Live Music, Champagne

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Flipping A Home Clearing The Finance Barrier

      In conjunction with the rise in house prices, the profit potential for flipping a home in Vancouver & Portland is once more drawing the entrepreneur-minded.  

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Free Community Thanksgiving Meals In Portland

Here is a list where people can get a free Thanksgiving meal from local establishments in Portland on Thursday, 11/27/14;American Legion: 2146 S.E. Monroe St., Milwaukie. Noon to 4 p.m.

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Save Energy Winterizing Your Home Interior

Before turning on that heater, take some simple steps around the house to help lower your energy costs this winter.   Here are some ways to winterize your home to help offset the cost of

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Working With A Buyers Agent Has Great Benfits To Consumers When Purchasing A Home

I am going to begin blogging about things that I see relevant in the current real estate market, and will also throw in a restaurant review or information on community events in Portland Oregon

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