MORTGAGE RATES LOWEST IN 50 YEARS 5 DOWN-TO-EARTH WAYS TO CELEBRATE EARTH DAY
PORTLAND MARKET ACTION REPORT LEEK QUICHE RECIPE
I am happy to introduce my new Newsletter - same great information delivered to your inbox monthly, but now it's been re-branded to reflect my brokerage's name change, and I plan on including more market action news relevant to the Portland housing market. I hope you enjoy these new changes!
OREGON REALTY IS NOW CENTURY 21 - CASCADE
Oregon Realty Co.has been locally owned since 1948 and is one of the largest locally owned and managed realty companies in Oregon, Oregon Realty Co. has been recognized as a real estate leader in the Portland Metro area, with a strong rural presence as well.
Since 1972, the CENTURY 21® brand has been changing the real estate game by offering independent brokers, entrepreneurs and affiliated agents the ability to achieve extraordinary results in an increasingly competitive market. But a lot has changed since then, and in 2018 it was time for a remodel.
On March 14th, 2020 ORC officially transitioned into C21 - Cascade - same local ownership, same agents, better experiences:
"Century 21 Real Estate LLC is defying mediocrity and elevating the real estate experience. That is why Oregon Realty Company is proud to announce we have affiliated with the CENTURY 21® brand as CENTURY 21 Cascade Real Estate to bring you the very best resources in the industry.
You will continue to get the high level of attention and service you've come to expect from me, now combined with the benefits of a known and respected brand, including:
century21.com and the traffic that comes with a total of 57.7 million visits per year and 4.8 million visits per month* – plus a global site, a Spanish site, your listing on 200+ other websites and so much more.
Personalized updates, from weekly status reports on your home sale to up-to-the-minute listings that match your search criteria.
A holistic, attention-getting approach to marketing your property. We'll build a unique website for your property and drive traffic by promoting your listing on other sites, along with high-quality advertising across multiple touchpoints.
We have chosen to affiliate with "the most recognized and respected brand in the industry" and cannot wait to put its resources to work for you. Contact me today to discover the relentless passion I have for helping you achieve your real estate goals. Oregon Realty Company doing business as Century 21 Cascade: same local ownership, same agents, better experiences"
Patrick R Smith, MBA, President CENTURY 21 Cascade
I am very please to be part of the CENTURY 21 family and look forward to all the new opportunities and tools for me to better serve my clients including a new website at: www.justinduprerealty.com
MORTGAGE RATES HAVE JUST DROPPED TO THE LOWEST IN 50 YEARS!
Please note that since this article, interest rates have continued to go down. If you are interested in taking advantage of these rates, contact your preferred lender or call me at 503.389.3251 and I can recommend some great local mortgage brokers.
Mortgage rates have just dropped to the lowest level in almost 50 years, compelling both homeowners and home buyers to get off the couch to take advantage of record-level savings on their mortgage. Record-low mortgage rates are the Black Friday sale of housing—after all, even a one-tenth of a percentage point rate difference can amount to thousands of dollars saved over the life of a 30-year loan.
FEBRUARY 2020 MARKET TRENDS Search Criteria: Property Category = RESIDENTIAL County = Multnomah Status = SLD Sold Date = 03/01/2020...03/24/2020 City = Portland Property Type = CONDO, DETACHD Please CLICK HERE to view a full PDF of this report.
"What is my house worth? What is the average listed price in my neighborhood?"
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LEEK QUICHE RECIPE
3 large leeks, about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 pounds, white and light green part only
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or 1 tablespoon each olive oil and butter
Salt to taste
1 garlic clove, minced (optional)
2 egg yolks
1 whole egg
1 Mediterranean pie crust (see recipe) or whole wheat yeasted olive oil crust
Freshly ground pepper to taste
¾ cup milk (2% or regular)
3 ounces Gruyère, grated (3/4 cup tightly packed)
Cut away the root and dark green leaves from the leeks and cut in half lengthwise. Run under cold water to remove sand. If the leeks are very sandy soak them for 15 minutes or so, then run under cold water again. Drain on paper towels. If the leeks are very fat, cut the halves in half again lengthwise, then cut in thin slices.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat the oil or oil and butter over medium heat in a lidded skillet or saucepan and add the leeks and a pinch of salt. Cook gently, stirring, until they begin to soften. Turn the heat to medium-low, cover and cook gently until the leeks are very soft but not browned, stirring often, 10 to 15 minutes. If they begin to stick or brown, add a little more salt and/or a spoonful of water or wine. Stir in the garlic if using and cook for another 30 seconds to a minute, until fragrant.
Beat together the egg yolks and egg in a medium bowl. Set the tart pan on a baking sheet to allow for easy handling. Using a pastry brush lightly brush the bottom of the crust and place in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.
Add salt (about 1/2 teaspoon), pepper and the milk to the eggs and whisk together. Spread the leeks in an even layer in the crust. Sprinkle the cheese in an even layer on top. Pour in the custard filling. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until set and just beginning to color on the top.
Remove from the oven and allow to sit for at least 15 minutes before serving.
This is not intended as a solicitation if your property is currently listed with another agent. These materials contain information and articles obtained from third parties. Century 21 - Cascade or it's agent's do not endorse the recommendations of any third party nor guarantee the information provided is complete or correct.