Shawn Skinner's Blog Posts

Home Buying Power

What’s Your Home Buying Power? If you’re in the market for a new home or investment property, one of the first questions you’ll probably ask is, “What can we afford?” Many buyers

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Beautiful Raleigh Hills Home Coming May 31st

Sneak Peek at this awesome one level home in sought after Raleigh Hills-West Slope neighborhood. Coming on the market May 31st 2017. Offered at $499,900 Call for private showing.<span class="f

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What To Expect In 2017

Real Estate 2017: What to ExpectOne of the most common questions we get at this time of year is, “What’s going on in the market?” It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious;

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Win Tickets To The Street Of Dreams

Always Thinking Real Estate is giving away 2 passes to this years Street of Dreams! All you have to do is "like" our Facebook business page which has great local content.  On August 12th we'll

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Is It Better To Buy A New Home Or Existing Home

Should You Buy a New or Existing Home? Maybe your dream home has the intricate details that you usually find only in older construction - wainscoting and crown molding in the interior, the

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You Have Until Monday At 7pm To Make An Offer On This Home

Your chance to own this gorgeous home ends at 7:01PM Monday July 25th!Picture perfect Mt. Tabor Victorian Farmhouse on oversized lot. Dripping w/ charm inc. 17 leaded & stained glass windows,high

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Get In The Water

Oregon summers are a water lover’s delight.  Our rivers and lakes provide great entertainment. Sauvie IslandSauvie Island is a favorite day trip for many Portlanders.  Sauvie Island is

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Forest Park Idea To Reality

Almost every major city has a beautiful park.  Can anyone think of New York without thinking of Central Park ?  San Francisco without Golden Gate Park ?  London with out Hyde Park ?

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The Oregon Zoo

A trip to a zoo is a classic opportunity to view the wonders of nature.  Portland has a wonderful zoo.  This zoo even has it’s own train!  A train ride and a zoo at the same? &

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Congratulations Sam And Sulay

It was a pleasure working with Sam & Sulay to find their dream home in Southeast Portland. Sam & Sulay recently moved to Portland from the bay area and they were staying with friends until they

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Kenton Arbor Lodge

North Portland is home to the historic Kenton / Arbor Lodge neighborhood. Kenton was designed as a company town for the Swift Meat Packing Company. Denver Avenue was the “main” street where

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Take A Tour Of The Division Clinton Neighborhood

The Division Clinton neighborhood of SouthEast Portland is full of personality!  This neighborhood parallels  SE Division Street and SE Clinton Street between 12th and 52nd Avenue.  

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Belmont Neighborhood

The Hawthorne neighborhood has acquired its share of media attention in recent years.  It is  known for a vibrant urban vibe with attitude!  The nearby Belmont Neighborhood has been

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Lions And Tigers And Bears Oh My

Is the Urban Homesteader in you crying to be let out ?  Is the topic of a self sustaining home fascinating ?  Portland, Oregon is a great place to be.  Portland’s animal regulations

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St Johns Neighborhood

The historic neighborhood of St. John’s may be the best kept secret in Portland.  Settlement in this area began in the 1840’s.  Development of a “city” began in the 1860’s and it

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Garage Clean Up Tips To Staying Healthy

Having a clean and functional garage can save you time and aggravation when you are looking for your things.  One of the most difficult parts of a garage clean up is knowing what to do with it

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Portland Area Flower Festivals

Portland is famous for The Rose Festival.  However, the rose isn’t the only flower to be celebrated.  The Willamette Valley growing conditions are favorable to a large variety of.

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Make Your 2016 Rose Festival Plans Now

Since 1907, The Portland Rose Festival has celebrated sunshine, fun and flowers!  The founders wanted Portland, Oregon to be known as the “Summer Capital of the World”.  It began with

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Spring Planting In Portland

Spring is absolutely beautiful in Portland!  The cloudy days are broken up with blue skies, flowering trees and beautiful bulbs.  All of this new growth makes even those resistant to

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Professional Sports In Portland

The Portland Trailblazers - NBA basketball. The Portland WinterHawks - NHL hockey. The Portland Timber - MLS soccer. The Portland Steel -  AFL ( Arena Football League) The Portland-

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New Listing In Sellwood

New to the market today in Sellwood. 1631 SE Reedway St. Portland OR 97202 $319

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The Richmond

The Richmond neighborhood of Portland, Oregon lies just South of Hawthorne Boulevard.  It is a large residential area with an active Neighborhood Association.  In addition to neighborhood

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Sellwood Townhome Coming Soon

New Listing In Sellwood$309,000Check Out the Video for More

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Mississippi Williams Neighborhood

You will have a great time discovering the Mississippi Williams neighborhood of Portland.  This area is anchored between  North Fremont Street and North Prescott Street on North East

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Alberta Arts

The Alberta Arts neighborhood is located in North East Portland.  In general terms, it is West of 99 /  MLK Blvd and East of NE 33rd Ave.  NE Alberta Street is centered in the

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Giving Back To The Community

I'm proud to share that our company, RE/MAX Equity Group supported 29 local charities and organizations here in the Portland Metro area. Our Equity Group foundation volunteers 

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Portland Furniture Stores

If you have bought a new home you might be in the market for new furniture and home decor. Portland has many resources available to those who want to make their new home comfortable, stylish and

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5 Star Portland Monthly Press Release

Shawn Skinner Named 2016 Portland Five Star Real Estate AgentPortland, Oregon February 26th, 2016 – We are honored to announce Shawn Skinner of RE/MAX Equity Group, has been chosen as one of

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Coming Soon To Milwaukie

Exceptional One-Level Ranch Home Located in Sought after Milwaukie Neighborhood! Just a couple blocks to the New Orange Line Max Station Connecting you to the Portland Metro Area. This Home has Been

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Nob Hill Is Trendy But Is It For You

Today we’re headed to one of San Francisco’s favorite neighborhoods, Nob Hill!Actually...no. This is one of Portland’s favorite neighborhoods named after the trendy San Francisco district (but

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Rent Or Buy In Portland How To Decide

Whoa. When did all these people get here?Portland is booming. Home prices are rising and it’s no secret that rent is skyrocketing. There’s actually a really simple reason why this is happening;

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5 Reasons Why Belmont Is So Popular

Hip. Trendy. Funky.These words would NEVER be used to describe Belmont by someone who actually lived there...because that would instantly be un-hip, un-trendy, and totally not funky. It’s just not

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Sellwood

Southeast Portland is home to the neighborhood of Sellwood, but that wasn’t always the case. Sellwood was once it’s own independent city. It’s name comes from Reverend John Sellwood, who owned

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Hollywood

Portland’s Hollywood district isn’t home to any movie stars. The area was originally known as “Hollyrood,” after a neighborhood in Scotland until 1926. When the grand Hollywood Theatre

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Happy Valley

Are you looking for a luxury home, new construction, and beautiful views? Can’t find it in Portland? Or can’t afford it in Portland? Well you might have to look outside the city and you can find

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Overlook

Overlook, one of Portland’s long-established neighborhoods, is gaining popularity these days. While it always had a good neighborhood reputation, an influx of nearby innovative restaurants and

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New Listing Coming Soon

Coming Soon!  October 30th 2015Perfect for investor or first time home buyer! 3 Bedrooms 1 bath 910 SqftCharming One-Level Ranch Home Situated in Up and Coming Lents Neighborhood. Open Floor

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Multnomah

The neighborhood of Multnomah in Southwest Portland started as a train depot for the Oregon Electric Railway in 1910.  It grew over time, and was eventually annexed into the city of

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Forest Heights

The West Slope of the West Hills is home to the posh neighborhood of Forest Heights.  The land here wasn’t settled until after the Oregon Donation Land Act of 1850.  In 1969,

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Catch The Orange

I serve the entire Portland area, but my home is In Milwaukie. Our family was excited to ride the new Orange line this weekend after the grand opening! Milwaukie is still a great, affordable

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Irvington

The Irvington Addition was platted in 1887 and was initially developed in the 1890s. Named after Captain William Irving, a steamboat captain from Scotland, it was a planned residential district in

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The Pearl

It used be called the “Northwest Industrial Triangle”…not the most appealing name. But an area filled with warehouses, light industry and railroad yards would not be the most appealing place

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Street Of Dreams 2015

Like our Business Facebook page and you'll be entered to win 2 free tickets to this years Street of Dreams courtesy of Always Thinking Real Estate!    Click on the card to

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Hawthorne

The Hawthorne District is located in Southeast Portland and runs along Hawthorne Avenue from about 11th to 55th Avenue. Hawthorne district has a bit of a ‘crazy’ history. Hawthorne Boulevard

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Johns Landing

John’s Landing is tucked in between the West Hills and the Willamette River in southwest Portland, its proximity to downtown and expansive riverside views help give John’s Landing both its

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Coming Soon New Listing In Sellwood 6916 SE 17th Ave

6916 SE 17th Ave,Portland, OR 972024 beds 2 baths 3,071 sqftCOMING SOON$559,900Stunning Bungalow in the heart of Westmoreland. Close to parks, shops, restaurants, and new max-line. Updated

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Coming Soon Listing 5910 SE Center St

5910 SE Center St,Portland, OR 972064 beds 2 baths 2,660 sqftCOMING SOON$399,900Located in the hip Foster/Powell area of Portland with-in walking distance of restaurants, coffee shops,

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Milwaukie

Small town charm, life on the waterfront, easy access to big city amenities – all of these describe the “City of Dogwoods”. Founded in 1847 on the banks of the Willamette River, the city

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Brooklyn Neighborhood

The Brooklyn neighborhood is located in southeast Portland, just north of Sellwood-Moreland. While home buyers have long loved Southeast Portland neighborhoods, close-in Brooklyn has been a bit

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