Know This Before You Move

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Clicking through financial news today one gets a rather simplistic view of the economic recovery, especially as concerns the housing market. You hear various statistics bandied about – inventory, home prices moving up or down, and so on – from which there is a general feeling that in most places the housing market is improving. […]

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Blog - Local Food

Finding Your Community Through Food

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With individual and community gardens popping up throughout urban neighborhoods, small farmers selling direct to consumers, and farmers’ markets exploding in popularity, the food systems that serve us are getting smaller, more intimate, and more intrinsic to our communities. Whether you live in Portland, Oregon, or Portland, Maine, there is a food system revolution happening […]

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Blog - Social

Melting the Ice in a New Home

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Technology has connected us. It has made the world smaller. It has kept friends closer longer, over greater distances. It has magnified the potential of a second by making communication instantaneous, and it has undressed the world by making traditionally private information frighteningly public. But while technology makes us more connected at a distance, it […]

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Blog - Thriving City

Creative Ways to Move to a Thriving City

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The current economic recovery seems to be exacerbating a problem that has been developing for years: cities with forward-looking economies are surging forward while those with traditional economies are struggling to survive. That makes new economy cities (like Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco) increasingly desirable, which has supported rebounding real estate prices and significantly above-average […]

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