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Saturday, May 5, 2018   /   by Ken Rosengren

40 Ideas for a Totally Portland Summer

I have a great 11-year-old daughter (Emily) and my wife (Susan) and I are always looking for fun local things to do, “When in Rome you do what the Romans DO” RIGHT…………  SO, I was doing a search today and saw this, 40 Ideas for a Totally Portland Summer from PDXParent.com (by the way Thank you PDXParent.com for doing this). 

So, I was looking at this and I have a few things I think Emily and Susan would love to do.

 Scavenger Hunt at a local Farmers Market, this would be great because we have so many farmers markets in the Portland OR and SW Washington area and more popping up all the time…. I love this because we can point out 1 or 2 items we each would likeand then go find them.
On a hot day go to a Splash Pad!! Ohh My Gosh, we have not done this since the one in Atlanta
Volunteer something our family does in different ways however, we have not done it as a family together,  I think this would be great, we ...

  things to do in porltand, farmers markets, ice cream, splash pad, real estate

Tuesday, March 13, 2018   /   by Ken Rosengren

Portland Dining Month, Alberta Arts District

The 2018 Portland Dining Month started March 1st and will go through the 31st.   This is the event where you can visit over 100 restaurants in the Metro Portland are and enjoy a special 3 course meal for only $33 (beverages and tips not included).  I love this month I am a foodie and my intent is to visit all that I can visit.  They have made this easy for you to see what restaurants are in the program you can visit PORTLAND DINING MONTH, you can even book your reservation from here also.
In the Alberta Arts District you have 6 Restaurants that are serving amazing meals, Autentica, Aviary, Bamboo Sushi, Nonna, Urdaneta, and Yakuza Lounge

Now I must admit that I have not been to all these restaurants however I will share with you that I loved Bamboo Sushi, it was so fresh and service was incredible, please take time to go visit one or all of the restaurants and see what they have to offer

Are you looking to live in the Alberta Arts District?  Look at all ...

Saturday, December 30, 2017   /   by Ken Rosengren

Lease to Own a Home

Lease to Own a Home,
With home prices on the rise its getting harder and harder to get into your first home.   Portland Real Estate Group (PRG) at KW is working with Home Partners of America that can help our clients with some credit opportunities and get into a home they choose (with some qualifications).  
Here is what People are saying about the program:

Stop and ask for more info now!   call or text me 503.600.8727 or email me

How does lease to own work?

1. Your first step would be to contact PRG and ask for an invite to apply for the process to get approved (no bank approval).  this process does cost $75 per person getting approved
2. Once approved you would then talk with a PRG rep and start looking at the homes based on your monthly rent approval amount.
3. Find the home you want, just like buying your new home.  
4. The agent has paperwork to fill out and submit to our partner.
5. The partner and PRG submit the cash offer f ...

Monday, December 18, 2017   /   by Ken Rosengren

Rent to Own Homes in the Franklin High School District:

Rent to Own Homes in the Franklin High School District:.  We want to help you buy a home before the interest rates and home values go up even more.  

We have a rent to own program that can help you purchase a home in the Franklin High School District.  Rated an overall  8 out of 10 Rated at 10 out of 10 for College readiness, and 7 out of 10 for Student Progress.  With classes that will give Portland Community College credits, Chinese Flagship Program and so much more.  

The homes that we have available will constantly change, we have homes that will rent for an estimated $ 1,470 a month to as much as $3,350 from single family homes to condos.

The program is an easy pprogram to see if you qualify please email me and I will be more than happy to send you a link to check your qualifiications. The basics are: if you have a 520 score or better, household income of $50,000, no evictions on record, if you meet these you have a great chance of; ...

Friday, December 15, 2017   /   by Ken Rosengren

Portland Oregon Home Energy Scores (Selling a Home)

Portland Oregon Home Energy Scores, Starting January 1, 2018 if you live in the City limits of Portland OR and you choose to sell your house then you will be required to have an energy audit completed on your home by an approved inspector.  PRG can help you with this and here is what you need to know, call us 503.600.8727

Selling your house:  You will need to have a company come out and do an energy audit, they are expecting in the beginnng you will need 7-14 days for ths to be completed, once completed we will need to put that in the multiple listing service of what your house score is.  You will also need to show the Home Energy score in all marketing, on the multiple listing service.  You will also need to make sure a copy of the audit is accessable by either a download or a link to Green Building Registry.
Here is the full details from City of Portland  Home Energy Score program.

You can contact us anytime, please call or text me at 503.6. ...
Keller Williams Realty Portland Central
919 NE 19th Ave, Suite 100
Portland, OR 97232

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