United Van Lines revealed that Oregon was the top moving destination in the country for the 3rd straight year

A recent research done by United Van Lines revealed that Oregon was the top moving destination in the country for the 3rd straight year. According to the report, 70% of... View Article

New Logo to Ring in the New Year

At the end of 2015 Sperry Van Ness Bluestone & Hockley was re-branded to SVN Bluestone & Hockley. Now that we’ve officially closed out 2015, the launch of the new brand... View Article

Rent increases are Approaching Unaffordable Levels for Most Residents

In a recent study, many cities across the country are seeing rent increases  approaching unaffordable levels for most residents (unaffordability is defined when residents are paying more than 30 percent... View Article

Sperry Van Ness is Now SVN

A Letter From President & CEO Kevin Maggiacomo I have always believed the status quo to be the arch nemesis of great companies. Embracing the status quo breeds mediocrity and... View Article

U.S. Home Owner Equity is at Near 10 Year High

According to the Federal Reserve, the U.S. home owner equity is at near 10 year high in the third quarter of 2015. Average American owner’s equity is now at 56.7%,... View Article

US Economy Generated 211,000 Jobs in the Month of November

  The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the US economy generated 211,000 jobs in the month of November. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also reported that unemployment rate held... View Article

Portland Metro Area Homes Posted the Third-Fastest Annual Gains in the Country

According to the monthly Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index, Portland metro area homes posted the third-fastest annual gains in the country in the month of September (10.1%). Finishing just... View Article

Goldman Sachs Economist Predicts “there’s a 60% chance that the economic recovery goes on for another 4 years.”

Goldman Sachs economist predicts “there’s a 60% chance that the economic recovery goes on for another 4 years.”  This means that the current recovery period will continue until 2019. The... View Article

Vancouver, Washington Renter Protections

Download Original PDF While the ordinance passed by the city of Portland on October 14 requiring 90-day notices for no cause evictions and rent increases over 5% in a 12 month... View Article

Commercial Property Pricing Maintained its Upward Trend

According to the latest numbers from the commercial real estate research firm, CoStar Group, commercial property pricing maintained its upward trend in Q3 of 2015. Due to the increase in... View Article

Employment Growth may Lead to Higher Interest Rates

According to the employment numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics last Friday, 271,000 jobs were added in the month of October. Overall unemployment rate dropped to 5%, a... View Article

Is it really rent control?

Download PDF version On October 14, 2015 the city commissioners of the City of Portland unanimously voted to modify the laws that govern landlord / tenant relations in the City... View Article

Are You Prepared for the Growth in Rental Demand?

Are You Prepared for the Growth in Rental Demand? Based on a recent analysis by The Urban Institute, homeownership rate is on the decline in the US. The homeownership rate... View Article

Experts Predict Rents Will Continue to Rise into 2016

Rent skyrocketed last year as predicted by most experts. However, most analysts are surprised that rents have yet to slow down and looks like it will continue to rise well... View Article

Equity Residential Takes Chips Off the Table by Selling 23,000 Units of Their Perceived Risky Apartments Assets.

Sam Zell, President of one of the nation’s largest apartment investment groups announce the sale of 23,000 units in a $5.4 billion dollar deal. The sale represents 25% of Equity... View Article

Leaked Fed forecast documents show interest rate remaining low

According to The Washington Post, leaked Federal Reserve forecast documents indicate that the Fed has no plans to significantly raise interest rates in the near term. The fed funds rate... View Article