The Portland Corn MAiZE and Haunted Corn Maze

The Portland Corn MAiZE and Haunted Corn Maze at the Pumpkin Patch
Portland’s original cornfield maze ventures into its 14th season at The Pumpkin Patch on beautiful Sauvie Island in Portland, Oregon. This year the Portland Corn MAiZE is celebrating Portlandia, “the city where young people go to retire,” as well as featuring the iconic statue, Portlandia, herself, in the towering corn field. This year’s maze creates a connection to Raymond Kanskey sculpture, Portlandia and the quirky IFC television show, Portlandia. The popular catch phrase “put a bird on it” has larger than life meaning as Portlandia reaches down to place a bird on a giant pumpkin in the 5-acre corn field. Since 1999, thousands of people from all over the Northwest have attended this popular fall event, making it a fun-filled family tradition. This year’s Portlandia MAiZE will be offering the usual exciting physical and mental challenges of previous versions. The two-phase maze offers an easier warm up to a more challenging second half, with two 16-foot long observation bridges that give visitors a look across the field and stunning panoramic views of Sauvie Island and the mountains in the distance. September Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. October Hours: Sunday thru Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. October: 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 & 31st Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.•    End Date: October 31, 2012
Location
The Portland MAiZe
16511 NW Gillihan Rd
Portland, OR 97231
Phone
(503) 621-7110
Date/Time
Fri 28 Sep 2012 10:00AM – from $0.00 to $7.00
Sat 29 Sep 2012 10:00AM – from $0.00 to $7.00
Sun 30 Sep 2012 10:00AM – from $0.00 to $7.00

Presented By
The Portland MAiZE

Oregon City/Canby REAL ESTATE Stats & Review

Oregon City/Canby Stats & Review

Interest rates are still at all time lows and the average market time is at 108 days.

Oregon City/Canby’s Average Sales Price Percent Change is 2.1% ending August 2012 compared to Oregon City/Canby’s Average Sales Price Percent Change ending August 2011 was -12.0% or an increase of 14.1% comparatively.

Oregon City/Canby, Oregon’s Current Real Estate Climate When comparing August’s results this year, (2012) to last year (August 2011) here is what you will find:

The average homeowner’s equity increased by $3200 or 1.3% of value.
Average Sales Price in August 2012 was $241,800
Average Sales Price in August of 2011 was $238,600
Number of closed sales for the month of August was 110, up by 3.8%.
Number of closed sales for August 2011 was 106.
The August 2012 supply of homes stands at 5.47 months, down 16.5%.
August 2011 supply of homes was 6.55 months.

The time it takes on average from when a homeowner lists their home for sale to when a home has an accepted offer is 108 days. This statistic is down by 27 days (The August 2011 Total Marketing Time ended at 135 days).

Der Rheinlander’s Oktoberfest 2012, THIS WEEKEND

Der Rheinlander’s Oktoberfest 2012
No one celebrates Oktoberfest in Portland like der Rheinlander! Raise a stein under The Big Beer Tent on NE 50th & Sandy Blvd.! 21 & over 5 to 10pm, Friday September 21st and Saturday the 22nd featuring Hofbräu & Paulaner beers on tap, Paloma, a lively Oktoberfest band from Chicago, dancing, contests and Oktoberfest food! Bring the kids on Saturday from noon to 5 and enjoy live polka music, alpenhorns, arts & crafts, face painting & balloon artist. Admission is free for children 3 and under, $2 for kids 4-12 and $5 for adults.
Location
Gustav’s Bier Stube & The Rheinlander Restaurant
5035 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland , OR 97213
Map It!
Phone
(503) 288-5503
Date/Time
Fri 21 Sep 2012 12:00PM – from $0.00 to $5.00
Sat 22 Sep 2012 12:00PM – from $0.00 to $5.00

Presented By
Der Rheinlander German Restaurant

Real Estate News; 15,000 fewer Portland-area homeowners ‘under water,’

15,000 fewer Portland-area homeowners ‘under water,’

Rising home prices lifted nearly 15,000 Portland-area homeowners above water on their mortgages in the year’s second quarter.

According to the real estate industry data firm CoreLogic, about 87,000 of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro mortgage holders owe more on their home loan than the home is worth. They represent 18.4 percent of all homes with a mortgage.

Another 26,433, or 5.6 percent of mortgage holders, had 5 percent or less equity in their homes.

Nationwide, 10.8 million homeowners are under water, representing 22.3 of all homes with a mortgage. That’s down from 23.7 percent in the year’s first quarter.

CoreLogic said 84.9 percent of underwater borrowers were current on their mortgage payments in the second quarter.

Government refinancing programs have sought to address the issue of underwater borrowers by letting them refinance into lower monthly payments or shorter loan terms, which allow them to build up equity more quickly.

McMenamins It’s Halfway to St. Patricks Day celebration.

• Plenty of Irish music at the McMenamins Kennedy School for the It’s Halfway to St. Patricks Day celebration.

Halfway to St. Patrick’s at Kennedy School

Cary Novotny Duo

Johnny B. Connolly Duo

River City Pipe Band

Irish Whiskey Tasting

  • All day; music begins at 1 p.m.
  • Free
  • All ages (unless noted)

** SCHEDULE **

1 p.m.: Cary Novotny Duo · Irish

4 p.m.–7p.m.: Irish Whiskey Tasting (Boiler Room · 21 & over)

5 p.m.: River City Pipe Band

6 p.m.: Johnny B. Connolly Duo · Irish

About Halfway to St. Patrick’s at Kennedy School

OK, we know, it’s kind of a wacky idea – no one celebrates halfway to St. Valentine’s Day, right? (Although, now that we think about it… nahhh…) But, regardless, we love St. Patrick’s Day and we love being halfway to it! So let’s have some drinks, hear some music and have a full-on good time together. Because why not?

Happy Valley/Clackamas Real Estate Review

Happy Valley/Clackamas Stats & Review

Overall the Happy Valley/Clackamas market is still a buyer’s market. Interest rates are still at all time lows and the average market time is at 114 days. When the year to year price comparison is up and the average sales price percent change is up significantly from last year at this time I have to give it a current price trend rating of Appreciating.

Happy Valley/Clackamas’s Average Sales Price Percent Change is -0.1% ending July 2012 compared to Happy Valley/Clackamas’s Average Sales Price Percent Change ending July 2011 was -10.1% or an increase of 10.0% comparatively.

Average Sales Price Percent Change is a good conservative indicator for determining if a market is appreciating or depreciating. *This is the 12 month rolling average for sales price which takes the rolling average sales price over her last twelve months (8/1/11- 7/31/12) and compares it to the rolling average sales price of the previous 12 months (8/1/10-7/31/11).

Happy Valley/Clackamas, Oregon’s Current Real Estate Climate When comparing July’s results this year, (2012) to last year (July 2011) here is what you will find:

The average homeowner’s equity increased by $17,300 or 7.36% of value.
Average Sales Price in July 2012 was $252,200
Average Sales Price in July of 2011 was $234,900
Number of closed sales for the month of July was 158, up by 26%.
Number of closed sales for July 2011 was 125.
The July 2012 supply of homes stands at 5.28 months, down 36%.
July 2011 supply of homes was 8.25 months.

The time it takes on average from when a homeowner lists their home for sale to when a home has an accepted offer is 114 days. This number is up 17 days (The July 2011 Total Marketing Time ended at 97 days).

ESTACADA

Ranchero Roundup Car Show: The 19th annual all-Ranchero car show features 1957-1979 makes and models.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat, Sept. 8.

McIver State Park, 24101 South Entrance Road, Estacada;

free for spectators, $30 to register vehicle;

503-775-9517