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  • Nov 7 2018
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    Should You Pay off Your Mortgage? A Difficult Decision.

    It's usually best to pay off your mortgage before retirement. That said, we don't live in a perfect world. Read our thoughts on the best course of action!

  • Nov 5 2018
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    Update on Your Real Estate: Portland Is Cooling Off (Part Five)

    After 8 strong years of relentless price gains, the real estate party is cooling off in metro Portland/Clark County. Here are 2 data points.

  • Jul 23 2018
    Your Home: Do You Own Too Much of a Good Thing? (Part Four)

    Metro Portland/Clark County real estate is in a boom, but the bubble could pop someday. Learn why too much home can put your financial health at risk.

  • Jul 18 2018
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    Your House: Is a Bubble about to Pop in Metro Portland/Clark County? (Part Three)

    Several factors have aided the housing bubble recovery both in Portland and the US at large. While today they are helpful, some risk still exists.

  • Jul 12 2018
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    Your House: Low Supply Has Inflated Prices in Portland/Clark County (Part Two)

    Low home supply in metro Portland/Clark County has inflated property values. Find out the causes of the housing boom. Can good times last forever?

  • Jul 11 2018
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    Your House: Are Homes in Metro Portland/Clark County a Bubble Waiting to Pop? (Part One)

    Housing in metro Portland/Clark County WA hit a new historical high. Shall we rejoice or cringe? Learn what might support or pop the housing bubble.