As you consider Oregon and SW Washington as a place to move to, or stay within, you may consider one of the following cities:
OREGON: ,Aloha, Astoria,Beaverton, Bend,Boring, Canby,Clackamas,Damascus,Dundee, Eugene,Fairview, Forest Grove, Gladstone,Gresham,Happy Valley, Hillsboro, King City, Lafayette, Lake Oswego, McMinnville, Milwaukie, Newberg,North Plains, Oregon City, Portland, Sandy,Scappoose, Seaside,Sherwood,Tigard,Troutdale, Tualatin,West Linn, Wilsonville WASHINGTON: ,Camas, Kelso,Long Beach, Longview,Vancouver, Washougal
If you are looking for real estate in any of those area, you may consider:
Homes For Sale in Oregon: Aloha Beaverton Forest Grove Gresham Happy Valley Hillsboro Lake Oswego McMinnvilleMilwaukie Oregon City Portland Sherwood Tigard Troutdale Tualatin West Linn Wilsonville. Homes For Sale In Washington: Battle Ground Camas Vancouver Washougal Homes For Sale By Specialty: 55+ Adult Communities, Bank Owned, Condos, Foreclosures, Homes Fer Sale - Top 100 Way to Search For A Home, Luxury Homes, Tudors,Victorians, Oregon and Washington Businesses, What Real Estate Company
Let's have a little fun. The average price of a home in the Portland area in 1981 was $76,800.
If you took $76,800. of 1981 dollars, adjusted for inflation that would be worth $193,939.39 in 2012 dollars.
The average price of a home in 2012 is $284,100. which shows what a great hedge against inflation owning a home would have been.
In 1981 interest rates were 17.48% and today is approx 3.55%
1981 home price of $76,800. at 17.48% is $1,124.89 a month for 30 years.
2012 home price of $284,100. at 3.55% is $1,283.68 a month for 30 years.
Unbelieveably close to the same payment given 30 years of inflation.
Could it be that housing and interest rates will combine to provide current home buyers a return on their investment of unbelieveable proportions.
If you are looking to buy a foreclosure, this might be just a temporary drop in foreclosure filings.
If you are caught in a financial tailspin, this could provide the net that catches you and helps get you back on your feet.
Whether buying or selling, make sure you are making an informed decision.
Some people might move to Oregon because they like the beaches and coastline. You can Visit The Oregon Coast. to do one of many fun things such as hiking, camping, boating, fishing, museums, & lighthouses.
You could drive up the Columbia River Gorge and enjoy the scenery or take up wind surfing
And in case you missed the news release, according to Bankrate.com, mortgage closing costs in Oregon dropped 12% in the last year, making it the 11th lowest State in the nation, making it a great time to look at homes for sale in Oregon.
Where else can you have more fun and pay less for it!
And if you didn't know, The State of Washington is the the 8th lowest State in the Nation!
Whether you are looking at homes for sale in Lake Oswego or live in Lake Oswego, here are some suggestions of how to take a break from the rat rece and enjoy life a little.
1. Enjoy one of Lake Oswego's Summer Concerts held at various parks around town.
2. Visit the Farmers Market.
3. Take a walking tour of the many Sculptures in town as presented by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego.
4. Go to the Lakewood Center For The Arts and enjoy one of their performances.
Made available ss part of The Arts Council of Lake Oswego and their 2012 Gallery Without Walls:Continuing Art.
You can also see "The People's Choice Sculptures" to see which sculpture was chosen for each year since 2001.
Now you know the picture was taken in Lake Oswego at 3rd Street and Evergreen. Here is a map and walking tour for 2012 An iPhone app is available to download at artscouncillo.org/tour You can visit the "Jazz Drummer" artist, Mary Ann Baker at her website.