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Pam’s Portland Real Estate Update: September 2023 Stats

Pam’s Portland Real Estate Update: September 2023 Stats

We were supposed to head to Crater Lake to watch the Eclipse but the cloudy weather changed our plans and we ended up hiking Ape Canyon at the base of Mt. St. Helens. This is a popular mountain biking trail but an equally epic hiking trail. You walk through...

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8010 N Edison Street Portland OR 97203

8010 N Edison Street Portland OR 97203

8010 N Edison Street Portland, OR 97203 4 Bedrooms    2 Full Baths 1606 Sq. Ft. Offered at $499,000 Mid-Century Lovers Will Swoon Over this Fabulous Cathedral Park 60's Ranch with a View of the St. John's Bridge and Forest Park! Perfectly situated on a quiet street...

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Getting Off the Real Estate Fence

Getting Off the Real Estate Fence

A great teacher of mine often says, "Being on the fence is the most uncomfortable place to be."  When I am on the fence about something I feel like a knot in the center of a long rope that is being pulled back and forth constantly. "Should I" is holding one end of the...

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3758 Kermit Ct NE Salem, OR 97305

3758 Kermit Ct NE Salem, OR 97305

3758 Kermit Ct NE Salem, OR 97305 3 Bedrooms   2 Bathrooms  1768 Sq. Ft. Offered at $420,000 Pristine one-story ranch nestled in a quiet, private cul-de-sac in the Jan Ree Neighborhood. This home has been thoughtfully cared for and well-maintained. You'll love coming...

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The 5th Annual Portland Dog Boneanza

The 5th Annual Portland Dog Boneanza

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THE 5TH ANNUAL PORTLAND DOG BONEANZA  A HUGE SUCCESS!!! The 5th Annual Porltand Dog Boneanza an absolute blast this year! 80 Dogs & Their Humans  Doggie Yoga  Adorable Pet Photos Raffle Fun Puppuccinos ENDLESS SMILES AND WAGS!!!...

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Recognizing Burnout Before It Happens

Recognizing Burnout Before It Happens

It's officially Autumn. The buzz of summer has waned and the world around us is inviting us to slow down and go in. As we begin to come down from the "summer high", some of us might notice a deeper fatigue that we didn't realize we were carrying. This is common for me...

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Pam’s Portland Oregon Real Estate Update from Mt. Hood

Pam’s Portland Oregon Real Estate Update from Mt. Hood

Yocum Ridge is an epic 16 mile hike with about 3500 ft. elevation gain. You will be rewarded with a meadow of wildflowers and gorgeous view of Mt. Hood and one of her glaciers if the timing is right. Enjoy my Portland Real Estate Update from this gorgeous spot!...

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5 Secrets For Mastering The Art Of Vacation Relaxation

5 Secrets For Mastering The Art Of Vacation Relaxation

Feeling the need to recharge and embrace vacation like you haven't in a while? My most recent Inman article offers some tips on how to let go and dive into vacation with abandon so that you feel refreshed and energized afterwards.  "Summer is here, and it’s vacation...

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Tips to Stay Cool During A Portland Heat Wave

Tips to Stay Cool During A Portland Heat Wave

Tips to Stay Cool During this Upcoming Portland Heat Wave Wear Sun Protection Eat Hydrating Foods Like Watermelon Drink Coolng Hydrating Liquids Like Cucumber Water Get Wet Co to Cooler Temps Like the Coast or Mountains Go Ice Skating Visit the Art Museum for the Day...

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Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: July 21 2023

Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: July 21 2023

It was an epic voyage to the summit of Mt. St. Helen's to bring you the June 2023 Portland Real Estate Update!!! This year marks my 5th summit of this majestic mountain. I love that every summit is different in so many ways depending upon our hiking companions,...

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Top Swimming Holes Near Portland: Cool Spots to Beat the Heat!

Top Swimming Holes Near Portland: Cool Spots to Beat the Heat!

"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."                                                       Sam Keen The temps are up and I think it is safe to say that most of us are embracing this sun-laden-season with a renewed vengeance this year. It feels like...

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Pam’s Portland Real Estate Update: July 2 2023

Pam’s Portland Real Estate Update: July 2 2023

It's SUP season and True and I have been hitting the water when we can. The Portland Real Estate market has been a bit slower the past few weeks. Enjoy this week's Portland Real Estate Update from the water and enjoy summer! https://www.youtube.com/shorts/CMFPjtbs_N0...

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255 SW Harrison Street Unit 7H Portland OR 97201

255 SW Harrison Street Unit 7H Portland OR 97201

255 SW Harrison Street Portland OR 97201 Offered at $360,000 2 Bedroom/2 Bath 959 Sq. Ft. INCREDIBLE VALUE IN HARRISON WEST! This rare FULLY REMODELED east facing unit is all play and no work. Every detail has been lovingly attended to. The modern, stylish living...

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The Power of Shhhh

The Power of Shhhh

"Better to trip with the feet than the tongue." Zeno of Citium Silence Silence is illusive in modern times. The days of sitting on the front porch in the evenings listening to the crickets seem long gone. We crave it, run from it, don't know how to be with it. Social...

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8557 N Argyle Way Portland OR 97217

8557 N Argyle Way Portland OR 97217

8557 N Argyle Way Portland OR 97217 Offered at $510,000 3 Bedrooms/2.5 Baths 1620 Sq. Ft. Gorgeous contemporary custom home just one block from Kenton Park and a short stroll to quaint downtown Kenton with its shops and eateries. This high-quality build offers a...

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Pam’s Portland Real Estate Update: June 8 2023

Pam’s Portland Real Estate Update: June 8 2023

Table Mountain is no joke of a hike in the Columbia River Gorge. It is 18 miles and almost a 4000 ft. elevation gain. The views at the top are epic but this hike is more about the challenge and journey for me. It's about being on the trail for a long period of time...

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Pam’s Portland Real Estate Update: June 5, 2023

Pam’s Portland Real Estate Update: June 5, 2023

The hike to Burnt Lake is so beautiful and these magical huge burnt out trees are amazing! A fire went through this area, 1906. The story is that it was accidentally started by homesteader. This is a very accessible hike to the lake. We usually go further to the...

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Being Liked Is Overrated

Being Liked Is Overrated

"We never really get out of the 6th grade. Think about it-we're all still motivated by the same desires that used to rule the playground: we want to be liked, to be accepted, to get picked for the team, to be popular." Gary Burnison-The 5 Graces of Life and Leadership...

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3520 NE Hancock Street Portland OR 97212

3520 NE Hancock Street Portland OR 97212

3520 NE Hancock Street 5 Bedrooms and 2 Baths 2931 Sq. Ft. Offered at $725,000 Timeless Storybook English in the Heart of Grant Park. This gem of a fixer sits on a beautiful tree-lined street. A delightful garden and lovely custom front door invites you into the...

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Pam’s Portland Oregon Real Estate Update: May 22 2023

Pam’s Portland Oregon Real Estate Update: May 22 2023

Larch Mountain is one of my favorite Columbia River Gorge hikes. It has it all. Waterfalls, lush forests, mountain views, rocky crags... It is a 14 miles round trip hike with a 4000 foot elevation gain. The top was a bit hazy so I hung out on Sherrard's Point to bring...

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Pam’s Portland Oregon Real Estate Update: April 27 2023

Pam’s Portland Oregon Real Estate Update: April 27 2023

Spring if FINALLY here and the snowmelt is changing on Mt. Hood. We tried to fit in one more snowshoe adventure but True kept falling through the snow so we had to find a different trail. We were able to bring you this week's Portland Real Estate Update from the White...

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THE BIG NEWS!!!

THE BIG NEWS!!!

WHAT'S THE BIG NEWS IN PORTLAND? Sunshine Baby!!! You have to be a Portlander to understand the impact of this news. It's been a LONG, wet, cold winter and this week the sun burst out bringing temps in the high 80's for two glorious days. Portlanders stripped down to...

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3578 NE Hancock Street

3578 NE Hancock Street

3578 NE Hancock Street Portland, OR 97212 Enchanting English Tudor Situated on Beautiful Tree-Lined Street in Highly Desirable Grant Park. With a history of only 3 owners, this home has clearly been loved and cherished. Cherry trees and delightful flower beds invite...

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WELCOME TO TEAM YOGABUG JEANNE TOBEY!!!

WELCOME TO TEAM YOGABUG JEANNE TOBEY!!!

We are thrilled to announce that our long-time colleague and friend Jeanne Tobey has joined Team YogaBug! Jeanne and I have collaborated for several years covering each others business during vacations and other times when we needed trusted help. Our clients often...

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ONE STEP FORWARD, HALF A STEP BACK

ONE STEP FORWARD, HALF A STEP BACK

It started with a hike... On a sunny February day, my hiking partner Arturo and I ventured out for our annual snowshoe up Boy Scout Ridge. As we trudged along the White River towards the base of our climb marveling at Mt. Hood, I kept thinking, "I can't believe there...

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Pam’s Weekly Real Estate Update

Pam’s Weekly Real Estate Update

WHAT EXACTLY IS HAPPENING IN THE PORTLAND REAL ESTATE MARKET IN MARCH? 🏡 We had a GORGEOUS hike on Wednesday up Hamilton Mtn. to bring you the Portland Real Estate Update. I highly recommend getting out and taking in the fresh air as an antidote to the cold,...

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What Is A Rehab Loan?

What Is A Rehab Loan?

What is a Rehab Loan? A rehab loan or FHA 203(k) loan is a form of financing that allows homebuyers who are considering purchasing a fixer-upper that requires multiple repairs and significant rehabilitation efforts to roll the cost of both the property and these...

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GO DEEP NOT WIDE

GO DEEP NOT WIDE

Last week, I had the honor of attending and presenting at the Inman Connect Conference in NYC. Inman is a gathering of the crème de la crème in real estate. It is where the CEOs of Zillow & Redfin, pioneering tech entrepreneurs, social media gurus and the most...

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Pam’s Portland Weekly Real Estate Update

Pam’s Portland Weekly Real Estate Update

I love to snow shoe Boy Scout Ridge by White River Sno Park at Mt. Hood. The climb to the Ridge is always VERY steep (especially in snow shoes) but this time the powder was so deep and unspoiled that literally every angled step I took resulted in at least half a step...

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5 Tips to Winterize Your Home

5 Tips to Winterize Your Home

Our home is our biggest asset so it's important to take measures to protect it from winter weather. Below are 5 Tips to Winterize Your Home. https://www.youtube.com/shorts/fOpFyfteOlU  

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The Tortoise Takes the Lead

The Tortoise Takes the Lead

"Nature is slow, but sure; she works no faster than need be; she is the tortoise that wins the race by her perseverance." ~Henry David Thoreau We all know the old adage of the hare and the tortoise. The hare is so cocky about his speed that he challenges the tortoise...

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The Big Pendulum Swing

The Big Pendulum Swing

As I stood on the beautiful Tilikum Crossing Bridge yesterday recording my weekly stats update, I heard myself say, "normalize" in video version #2 and "Hang in there" in version #3. For the first time since September, something felt inherently wrong about these words...

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Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 27

Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 27

How do we weather the current real estate storm? I hiked Indian Point in the Columbia River Gorge this week to bring you the October 2022 Portland Real Estate Stats. We ran into an unexpected snow storm as we neared the top of the mountain and got off trail for a bit...

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Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 25

Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 25

What happened in September in the Portland Real Estate Market? True and I hiked Lemei Lake Trail to bring you the most recent stats as well as a gorgeous view of Mt. Adams. The market continues to shift and soften as fall finally rolls into Portland....

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Rolling the Dice in the Portland Market

Rolling the Dice in the Portland Market

CAUTION DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS WITHOUT THE GUIDANCE OF A SKILLED PROFESSIONAL I recently returned from a week in Vegas at the Katie Lance #GeSocialSmart Mastermind. Despite my lack of Vegas indulgence, I still felt like I needed to detox when I got home. The image of...

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The Wyle E. Coyote Syndrome of Today’s Market

The Wyle E. Coyote Syndrome of Today’s Market

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.    ~Albert Einstein We all know and love the endless chase of Wile E. Coyote and the illusive Road Runner. Wile E. devises every foiled strategy possible to make his dreams of...

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6614 N Missouri Avenue Portland OR 97217

6614 N Missouri Avenue Portland OR 97217

Looking for a Fixer-Upper in a HOT Portland Neighborhood?  6614 N Missouri Avenue Portland OR 97217 2 beds/1.5 baths Great Open Floorplan Generously Sized Bedrooms Luxurious Bath on Main Newer HVAC/AC, Electrical Panel Located in the Popular Piedmont Neighborhood A...

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The 4th Annual Portland Dog Boneanza

The 4th Annual Portland Dog Boneanza

You are INVITED… To the annual Portland Dog BONEanza hosted by Yoga Bug Real Estate! This event will celebrate our furry friends while raising money to help dogs in need... All proceeds will go to Family Dogs New Life Shelter , a no-kill 501 c3 non-profit in SE...

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Nursing a Real Estate Hangover

Nursing a Real Estate Hangover

I am a 2-drink max kind of a gal. Drink #3 always causes some kind of havoc that I would prefer to avoid. Regardless, occasionally I indulge. We don't usually associate overindulging with real estate but that is exactly what has happened over the past 2 years. Buyers,...

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Pam’s Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 21 2022

Pam’s Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 21 2022

Paradise Park from Timberline Trail is a breathtaking hike through high mountain terrain. It is about 12 miles with a 2600 ft. elevation gain. We were lucky enough to time it right for the wildflowers to be on full display. Enjoy this week's Portland Real Estate stats...

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Tour 6251 SE Yamhill Street Portland OR 97215

Tour 6251 SE Yamhill Street Portland OR 97215

6251 SE Yamhill Street Portland, OR 97215 Offered at $985,000 4 Bedroom 3 1/2 Bath 3048 Finished Sq. Ft. This stunning treetop modern is nestled amongst the trees on the edge of beloved Mt. Tabor Park. It is part of a close-knit community, Tabor Terrace, consisting of...

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YogaBug Shines Bright in Inman News Brokerage Spotlight

YogaBug Shines Bright in Inman News Brokerage Spotlight

Last week we were so honored to be published in the Inman News Broker Spotlight. Sharing the story and culture of YogaBug Real Estate with the best-of-the-best in the industry is both humbling and inspiring.  Below are a few passages from the article.... How did you...

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Tour 4647 SW Condor Avenue Portland OR 97239

Tour 4647 SW Condor Avenue Portland OR 97239

Tour 4647 SW Condor Avenue with me! This is a fabulous refreshed rowhouse in the Lair Hill-Corbett Neighborhood Gorgeous River Views 3 Beds 2.1 Baths Offered at $475,000 Refinished Hardwoods Fresh Paint Inside and Out AC Gas Fireplace New...

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7309 N Boston Avenue Portland OR 97217

7309 N Boston Avenue Portland OR 97217

ARBOR LODGE GEM 7309 N Boston Ave. Portland, OR 97217 Offered at $475,000 3 Bedrooms 2.1 Baths 1532 Sq. Ft. of Open/Airy Beautiful Living Space Newer Roof, AC, Wood Flooring, SS Appliances Brand New Carpeting Sweet Private, Landscapted Yard with Irrigation System...

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Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 19 2022

Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 19 2022

Sheer perfect weather , lots of snow and wildflowers and stunning 4 mountain views ... McNeil Point was a great spot to bring you this week's Portland Oregon Real Estate Update. June number are out and they are interesting. Inventory is the highest it has been in 2...

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The Angst of Waiting: A Seller’s Dilemma

The Angst of Waiting: A Seller’s Dilemma

I recently had the great honor of being asked to present at the Awesome Females in Real Estate Conference in Fountain Hills, AZ. This conference is the crème de la crème of women leadership in the world of real estate. My topic of discussion was "The Power of Being a...

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Buyers Are Liars and I Am No Exception

Buyers Are Liars and I Am No Exception

"Buyers are Liars" is a classic old adage of real estate. It means that buyers say one thing and do another. My reaction to this concept over the years has been, "How negative!" until most recently when Bruce and I were in the Buyers seat. As all buyers do, we set out...

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There Is A Buzz of A Bubble Out There…

There Is A Buzz of A Bubble Out There…

This Fortune article is an interesting read regarding which regional real estate markets are considered "over-valued" and what exactly that means right now. It also offers some predictions on where prices could decrease as the market shifts. Thankfully, Portland...

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Oh Shift!!!: There’s A New Kid on the Block

Oh Shift!!!: There’s A New Kid on the Block

For the past 2 years, the operative word in real estate has been "PIVOT." The word was used incessantly as the industry adapted to the ever-changing environment of COVID-19 through technology, revised practices and new rhythms. After all of that attention, I suspect...

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2636 SE 50th Avenue Portland OR 97206

2636 SE 50th Avenue Portland OR 97206

WELCOME TO 2636 SE 50TH AVENUE PORTLAND OR 97206!!! 3 Bedrooms           3 Bathrooms       1847 Sq. Ft.           Permitted ADU Looking for Income Potential? This remodeled Richmond Bungalow offers multiple ways to live-rent with a fantastic permitted ADU, finished...

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How to Be A Winner in a Changing Market

How to Be A Winner in a Changing Market

Some days I feel like a horse race announcer.... Offers are due on one of my listings at 6pm on a Sunday night.  We have been on the market for 7 days (which seems like an eternity compared to the expected 4 days until PENDING as of late).  Everyone is on edge and the...

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2722 SE Lincoln Street Portland OR 97214

2722 SE Lincoln Street Portland OR 97214

2772 SE Lincoln Street Portland, OR 97214 A Spectacular English Revival Home Perched on a Hilltop in Treasured Colonial Heights This 5 bed/3 bath home is impeccably cared for by same owner for 34 yrs. All rooms are well-appointed with abundant natural light. The...

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2168 NE Multnomah Street Portland OR 97232

2168 NE Multnomah Street Portland OR 97232

Looking for a fixer upper in a HOT Portland neighborhood? We have the house for you! 2168 NE Multnomah Street! With a little bit of elbow grease, this 3 bed/1.5 bath Victorian will shine! Great floorplan with generous spaces and great natural light. Call us for a...

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Lions and Tigers and Interest Rates, Oh My!

Lions and Tigers and Interest Rates, Oh My!

“Lions and tigers, and bears, oh my! Dorothy in Wizard of Oz  As Bruce and I step into the "Home Buyer's Seat" in a quest to find our next home, I am feeling all the feels...excitement, anticipation, overwhelm and at times fear. It seems like the whole world is...

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Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 8 2022

Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 8 2022

True and I ventured to the Wahkeena Falls spring in the Columbia River Gorge to bring you this week's Portland Real Estate Update. This serene spot is the origination point for the gorgeous Wahkeena Falls. The Wahkeena Falls-Multnomah Falls hike is a great hike with...

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Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 7 2022

Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 7 2022

This week True and I summited Hamilton Mtn. and then took the back way down through the saddle for a sweet 9 mile loop. There was a surprising amount of ice and snow near the top which got her super excited. Just behind me in this video, you can see the "saddle of the...

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Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 6 2022

Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 6 2022

I snowshoed to Frog Lake Butte this week to bring you this week's Portland Oregon Real Estate Update. It was a steep ascent but rewarded us with an epic tree-framed view of Mt. Hood. I never get tired of summitting a hill and seeing that mountain. Enjoy the stats!...

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Portland ~ The Million Dollar Baby

Portland ~ The Million Dollar Baby

“Change is inevitable, growth is optional.”                                                                    John C. Maxwell Portland has been and still is the "baby city" of the West Coast. Until recently, it felt more like a big small town than a major city. There...

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Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 3 2022

Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 3 2022

It's amazing that just 29 minutes from my home in Portland, I can be in such a gorgeous setting hiking to Angels Rest and then to Devils Rest in the Columbia River Gorge. I am so pleased to bring you this week's Portland Oregon Real Estate Update from such a beautiful...

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Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 1 2022

Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 1 2022

I am SO excited to start 2022 off bringing you my weekly Portland Oregon Real Estate Update Episode 1 from snowy, beautiful Eastern Oregon. My goal is to bring you weekly updates from stunning places offering both valuable information and a taste of beautiful Oregon...

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As One Door Shuts Another Opens

As One Door Shuts Another Opens

“Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.”                                                                    Ralph Waldo Emerson Being a Realtor involves A LOT of doors. Literally thousands of them over the years. Some open easily; others take a special...

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Out of My Comfort Zone

Out of My Comfort Zone

"A body continues in its state of rest, or in uniform motion in a straight line, unless acted upon by a force." Newton's First Law of Motion It was the end of October and I had recently returned from Trip No. 3 in a little over a month. First it was a family visit to...

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Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 41 2021

Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 41 2021

We explored part of The Gorge Trail on this cloudy day. It was an 11 mile hike through forest , around mossy hillsides of boulders with views of the river and Wind Mtn. Sellers took a big pause during Thanksgiving week with new listing volume dropping 62%. Enjoy the...

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Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 38 2021

Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 38 2021

There is ALOT of limestone in Austin Texas! They build houses, pillars, walls and more out of limestone here. It only seemed appropriate to bring you this week's Portland Real Estate Update from this cool limestone cave we found on our hike outside of Dripping Springs...

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House Drama-Karma: A Story of Houses and People

House Drama-Karma: A Story of Houses and People

Whether you relate to drama or karma it all plays out the same in the world of real estate.  CHAPTER 1 It all started with a growing family. My Friend was going to lose it if she didn't get more space. Followed by an Instagram post that some IG "friends" were selling...

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Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 31 2021

Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 31 2021

We finally made it to the Lewis River Falls this week! It was about a 9 mile hike from the Lower, Middle and Upper Falls and then we meandered to Quartz Creek until a wash out in the trail made us turn around. The falls and water was utterly gorgeous!! Well worth the...

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Staying in the Flow of Portland’s Selling Seasons

Staying in the Flow of Portland’s Selling Seasons

"When is the best time to sell a home in Portland?" This past week we voyaged out in the YogaBug mobile office for two beautiful nights on the Oregon Coast...our first adventure in Lil' Bug!!! During the 3-hour drive Bruce and I talked about how both of us were...

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Portland Through the Eyes of A Tourist

Portland Through the Eyes of A Tourist

“We begin to learn wisely when we're willing to see the world from other people's perspective."  ~Toba Beta My newsletter is a little late this month but for good reason.... My one and only sister  Vickie was in town this past week. The ongoing joke between Bruce and...

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Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 23 2021

Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 23 2021

This week the Ocean was calling and we jumped in!! It was our first surf play date this year but will definitely not be the last. How fun to bring you this week's Portland Oregon Real Estate news from Indian beach and catch a little wave for you!! Hope to see you out...

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Beat the Heat: PNW Swimming Holes

Beat the Heat: PNW Swimming Holes

Beat the Heat : PNW Swimming Holes  "It's a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do." - Walter Winchell Happy Holy HOT  Summer!!! I usually wait until mid-July to post my latest swimming hole list but there is no  time to waste this year with this record...

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The Slot Canyon Story

The Slot Canyon Story

Often the only way out is through..... One September afternoon, Bruce, our dear friend Tim and I landed in Phoenix and jumped into a huge white Suburban headed out for a two week road trip through the Southwest. First stop... Escalante National Park, UT. Tim wanted to...

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Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 16 2021

Pam’s Weekly Portland Real Estate Update: Episode 16 2021

This week we went back to Dog Mountain to catch the balsam root in full bloom. This mountain never disappoints and always offers a great cardio workout!!! We love to take the back way down towards Augspurger Mountain to add some extra miles and miss the crowds. If you...

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What’s Driving the Housing Shortage?

What’s Driving the Housing Shortage?

This week I heard that "UNPRECEDENTED" word again... Monday morning my phone rang. It was the listing agent of the new construction home my clients had been under contract on for almost 2 months with a close date of less than a month away. The agent started out, "In...

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Tips from An Experienced “Climber”

Tips from An Experienced “Climber”

"We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success." — Henry David Thoreau I recently hiked Dog Mountain on a gorgeous spring day. Despite its relatively short distance, the steep 2800 ft. elevation gain once again...

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The Tampon and Wine Story

The Tampon and Wine Story

A True Story..... It all came down on NE Emerson St. I was strolling home one Saturday afternoon after teaching yoga and spontaneously decided to stop by the store to pick up a couple of things. While checking out the cashier asked, “Would you like a bag?” Being a...

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Another Yellow Light

Another Yellow Light

Most of us are pretty clear what to do when the light is green and when the light is red but it's when the light is yellow that we can get ourselves in trouble. Yellow means "CAUTION/WARNING/YIELD."  It means CHANGE. Real Estate is FULL of Yellow Light Decisions.......

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Things Are LOOKing UP

Things Are LOOKing UP

Keep looking up. That's the secret of life...                                                                             Snoopy With the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination and the promise of a New Year, things are looking up. I've been reminded recently that...

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3 WAYS TO BUY AND SELL IN A SELLERS MARKET

3 WAYS TO BUY AND SELL IN A SELLERS MARKET

The thought of both selling and buying simultaneously in a sellers market can be VERY intimidating.  This video shows how three of my clients have successfully negotiated this experience in the past month. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1nVqASZvBs  

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Gratitude for the Golden Child

Gratitude for the Golden Child

“Every person who invests in well-selected real estate in a growing section of a prosperous community adopts the surest and safest method of becoming independent, for real estate is the basis of wealth."                                                                 ...

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SERENITY NOW!!! SERENITY NOW!!!

SERENITY NOW!!! SERENITY NOW!!!

It's been quite a year.... In October 2019 YogaBug Real Estate became an independent brokerage and we moved into our adorable mobile office, a 1961 re-issue Shasta Airflyte Trailer (aka Lil' Bug). It's been quite a ride since. My entire 2020 business plan was centered...

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WEEK 31: Inventory is at an ALL-TIME LOW in Portland!!!

WEEK 31: Inventory is at an ALL-TIME LOW in Portland!!!

According to the September 2020 Portland Real Estate stats, inventory is at an ALL-TIME LOW in Portland. 2020 continues to prove to be an anomaly of a year with such low inventory in a time of year where inventory tends to increase. Enjoy the stats from Hamilton...

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Best September Hikes and Rides

Best September Hikes and Rides

   “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir Anyone who watches me in any form knows that I am an avid outdoors person. Hike, bike, climb, paddle, swim...  Whatever form it may take, if it gets me outside I am all in....

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The Best PNW Swimming Holes

The Best PNW Swimming Holes

"On a hot summer day, there is no better company than a crystal clear body of water."  Sentiments from the YogaBug canine team Bhakti and True  The dog days of summer have arrived and people are flocking to the beaches and rivers in droves. The dogs and I prefer to...

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YogaBug Featured on Award-Winning Podcast with Bill Risser

YogaBug Featured on Award-Winning Podcast with Bill Risser

I had the great honor of being interviewed by Bill Risser for his award-winning podcast, The Real Estate Sessions Podcast. Thank you Bill for digging deep into my past and making me feel like we were sitting in my living room getting to know one another rather than on...

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WEEK 17: The Portland Market’s Feeling the Summer Heat

WEEK 17: The Portland Market’s Feeling the Summer Heat

As the temperatures finally rise in Portland and summer settles in, the Portland real estate market is HOT!!!  Is this the "spring" that we missed due to COVID-19 and will the momentum last?  Pam brings you the latest monthly and weekly stats from the river....

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Humility Wins: A True Story

Humility Wins: A True Story

I have literally been brought to my knees very abruptly 3 times in the last 3 weeks.  Wipeout #1  The hike was completely gorgeous with waterfalls and almost no one around when we ventured down by the stream to explore a crossing. In an instance of sheer terror, I...

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COVID Made Me Do It: Confessions of a Realtor

COVID Made Me Do It: Confessions of a Realtor

Real estate is always a fascinating case study of human behavior, but particularly so during COVID-19.  First Case: There are the tenants who are pulling the "COVID Card," busting up a sale, causing financial loss to both buyers and seller mostly because they don't...

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The Hamster Wheel vs. The Sternwheeler

The Hamster Wheel vs. The Sternwheeler

"Denial ain't just a river in Egypt."  Mark Twain March 9-21 was the epitome of my last ditch effort at living the life I had created before COVID-19. Despite a new social distancing concept, I negotiated two clients through their inspection periods collecting 8...

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The Year of the Rat: Change is in The Air

The Year of the Rat: Change is in The Air

 "The only constant in life is change."  Heraclitus A couple of weeks ago, I stepped into my acupuncturist's office and was downloading the latest happenings in my body and life before she inserted the well-placed needles. "I feel like EVERYTHING is changing! That...

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Unicorn Sightings in Portland!!!

Unicorn Sightings in Portland!!!

A lot of things come in cycles in my business, including unicorn sightings. Once you see a unicorn, you can't unsee it. You find yourself looking and hoping for another sighting. That was the case for two of my clients recently. Unicorn Sighting #1: Bruce and I met a...

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Lipstick Matters: The Value of Staging

Lipstick Matters: The Value of Staging

"Flowers in the city are like lipstick on a woman-- it just makes you look better to have a little color."                                                                                        Lady Bird Johnson I've never been a fan of make-up.  My mom gently...

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Build the Boat and Let the River Take You

Build the Boat and Let the River Take You

The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. Michelangelo A year ago, I sat down at Meadows Group with a bunch of my colleagues and my dear friend and escrow officer Kimberly Allen to create a...

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There’s No Place Like Home: The Portland Dog Boneanza

There’s No Place Like Home: The Portland Dog Boneanza

"There's no place like home. There's no place like home. There's no place like home."  Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz From as far back as I can remember, I wanted a dog. For every Christmas and birthday I hoped for a dog.  I spent endless hours on my swing set at night...

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6 Cupcakes and 5 Yogis: The Power of Choice

6 Cupcakes and 5 Yogis: The Power of Choice

"May your choices reflect your hopes not our fears." Nelson Mandela I have had anxiety about traveling alone since I was young. My family didn't travel so home was what I knew. First, it happened when I volunteered at Easter Seals Camp for a few weeks in the summer...

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