Happy New Year!
Forgive the lack of posts. Our family traded the flu all during the holidays, and we lost our dear furry German Shepherd loved one, Suki, just after the 1st. Although blogging weekly was on my list of New Year resolutions, I didn't have it in me until today to write.
Did you hear? Everyone is moving to Oregon!
NEW YORK (CNNMoney)
It has green forests and bike friendly cities, an abundance of craft beer, and -- despite the rain -- it's where everyone wants to be.
Oregon was the top destination for people who moved out of state in 2014, according toa study from United Van Lines that tracked 128,000 moves. The moving company found that 66% of all interstate moves in Oregon were from people moving into the state, rather than leaving it.
Portland home prices continue march toward pre-crash peak
Home prices in Portland and around the country are continuing to rise, but remain below their peaks of eight years ago.
The Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro area saw prices in November reach almost 8 percent higher than they were the previous November, yet they remain more than 6 percent below the levels of July 2007, according to CoreLogic, the real estate data firm.
The median sale price for all properties in the Portland area was $319,000 in the last quarter, according to Trulia.
Nationally, CoreLogic says year-over-year home prices were 5.5 percent higher in November. At the state level, every state plus the District of Columbia showed gains from the previous year.
Nevada, Arizona and Florida have the furthest to go to return to the pre-crash levels. CoreLogic says home prices in those states remain 35.7 percent, 29.1 percent and 33.4 percent respectively below their peaks.
And finally, some FUN! Play the classic game, The Oregon Trail on your computer!
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