Interview with First Time Home Buyers Tara and Aidan

It never gets old interviewing a new homebuyer. Alissa Collins, co-founder of Latitude Realty has helped Tara and Aidan every step of the way as they were ready to buy the first own home, and we asked them some questions about what it was like. See their answers below.

Interview with a First Time Home Buyer

Interview with a First Time Home Buyer

Latitude’s own Business Development Manager / property manager Allison just closed on the purchase of her first house together with her husband. With the help of our very own Realtors Chace Fraser and Alissa Collins, Allison and her husband navigated the journey and secured a house they love. We asked them some questions about their experience, and here are the answers!

Portland's Best Holiday Events in December

Portland's Best Holiday Events in December

The tree on Pioneer Square is lit, Starbucks holiday cups can be found everywhere, the stores around town are playing non-stop Christmas music, and it looks like temperatures are also dropping. It’s December! And Portland has a host of great holiday events some of which we will be sharing with you today.

November Events in Portland

November Events in Portland

November has arrived… and with it, the rain. True Portlanders rejoice at the thought of thick sweaters, coffee or tea, cuddling up with a good book by the fireplace, and planning a great Thanksgiving dinner. Also, Portland has plenty to offer its citizens in November. Indoor and outdoor events invite you to explore, and we have a list of some of these events just for you.

What Landlords Should Think About Rising Interest Rates

What Landlords Should Think About Rising Interest Rates

As a real estate professional, I find it very amusing to watch my real estate agent colleagues talk about the real estate market slowing down as if the sky were falling. They grasp for explanations while bemoaning the lack of offers they are getting on their listings. What many fail to recognize is that when interest rates rise, there is going to be an inverse effect on values.

Street Trees & Real Estate Investing

Street Trees & Real Estate Investing

Street trees are not something that many real estate investors talk about on a regular basis...but they should. Adding trees to your property has several benefits that include calming traffic, making the street more pedestrian friendly, creating bird habitat, and increasing the property value.

Portland Relocation Fees Are Now Permanent and Even More Strict

Portland Relocation Fees Are Now Permanent and Even More Strict

On March 7, 2018, Portland City Council voted to make the Relocation Guidelines a permanent ordinance. Originally introduced in 2017, the ordinance was introduced as an emergency measure that mandated landlords to pay fees ranging from $2,900 - $4,500..