Portland is the largest city in Oregon, and the third largest city in the Pacific Northwest after Seattle and Vancouver, BC. As of the 2010 census, the official population is 583,776 (29th largest in the USA). The MSA population is 2,260,000 (the 23rd largest MSA in the USA). Because of its public transportation networks and strong land use planning laws, Portland is recognized as one of the most environmentally friendly (or "green") cities in the world. Portland is also known as "The City of Roses" because of its climate and numerous rose gardens. Portland's annual Rose Parade is it's most famous event. Portland is also recognized as the hub of a thriving microbrewery and micro distillery industry (some have nicknamed the city "Brewtopia").
Portland is located at the Northern end of the Willamette Valley at the confluence of the Willammette and Columbia Rivers. Portland's climate is typical of the Pacific Northwest, with temperate Summers and mild (but wet) Winters.
Computer manufacturer Intel is the largets employer in the Portland area, employing more than 15,000 people. The Portland ,etro area is home to more than 1200 technology companies. Portland is also the HQ of Nike, FLIR Systems, Columbia Sportswear, Precision Castparts and Freightliner trucks. Portland is home to a thriving steel making industry and the Port of Portland is the largest shipper of wheat in the United States.
The mediam household income is $50,271.
Portland is served by six school districts, Centennial, David Douglas, Parkrose, Portland Public, Reynolds, and Riverdale. Portland Public School District is the largest, withoubout 100 schools from Kindergarten through grade 12, as well as about 50 special ed programs.
Portland homes are highly known throughout North America. River front properties, high-rise condo's, mansions, large modern homes, country homes and much more. There really isn't a limit to what Portland has to offer.
Given the large size of this city, it is divided into many metro-area's. The cities included in this area are:
Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Lake Oswego, Troutdale, Tualatin, West Linn, Tigard and Vancouver.
With such a massive area, it's impossible for just 1 real estate agent to help any buyer who has very little knowledge of this area.
On our Valley Oregon Homes team, we have a whole group devoted to the Portland Metro Real Estate market. This way you know, that you are getting the best deal.
Just in the Portland market, we have thousands of buyers that view properties from our website everyday. The amount of leverage we have in the local real estate community is massive.
If you are looking to sell your home in the Portland Metro area, we have the best low-cost solution for you. We will have one of our team members put your property in front of the thousands of buyers we see daily.
In 2011, over 15% of all homes sales in this area were a bank-owned property. In 2010 it was just shy of 30%.
This leaves the opportunity for you to get a big bargain open. But the truth is, it's not easy to do. You have to know what you are doing, or it can end up costing you more than buying a non-bank owned property.
Having a real estate agent who specializes in foreclosure's and short sales. Will give you the best deal, without the costly headaches.
If you are looking to buy a bank-owned home, make sure to contact us. We are currently building the top team in the Portland area to handle buyers just like you who want to find an investment property or bargain via foreclosures.
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