Q-Law Blog

Strategic Defaults vs. Financially Prudent Decisions

Fannie Mae has created a new term to refer to owners who fail to pay their home loan when – in Fannie’s opinion – they can “afford” to do so. They call these events “strategic defaults” and promise retribution. But what Fannie calls “strategic” is really just a distressed owner’s prudent business decision about what’s best for his/her family.

Housing Buzz

HIVE Houston will not be your ordinary live/work artists’ colony.  But if it is ever completed, it will certainly look like a colony – for

Selecting A Real Estate Agent To Sell Your Home

We are experiencing a buyers’ market in residential housing today. In other words, the number of available homes far exceeds the number of available buyers. Selling a home today is more than just planting a sign in the yard. It requires a knowledge of the current statistics, a marketing plan, and a skill to keep the closing on track. In short, it takes a good Realtor to successfully sell a home today. But there are thousands of Realtors in Oregon. How does a homeowner find the right one for them?

Why Now?

Why would an Oregon attorney nearing retirement, choose to leave his comfortable firm, open a solo real estate practice, and start a website and blog? Well, they say sharks have to keep moving to stay alive….

Market Conditions

The National Association of Realtors has published some excellent summaries and charts for local markets.  Their Oregon research covers Portland, Salem, and Eugene.