Archives August 2012

Aug
27
2012

Portland’s job growth among Top 10 in U.S., new study says

Turns out, Portland’s job growth isn’t only outpacing the rest of Oregon. A new study ranked it among the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., in terms of employment. The Portland metro economy added 21,500 jobs between July 2011 and July 2012, a 2.2 percent growth clip that pushed the region’s non-farm payrolls over 1 million […]

Aug
21
2012

Tight Portland Home Market Eases, Prices Rise

There were more Portland homes on the market in July and they were selling faster, according to data from the Regional Multiple Listings Service. Rising prices finally have induced Portland area homeowners to list their properties. For the first time in recent memory, the number of homes going up for sale turned positive, according to […]

Aug
6
2012

First-time Buyers Slipping as Share of Home Sales

Home buyers: Despite record low interest rates — to say nothing of negative equity keeping current homeowners from trading up — first-time home buyers still make up a smaller share of the market than they have historically. According to a National Association of Realtors survey, industry professionals are saw the number of first-time buyers drop […]

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