. . . in Portland, Oregon and 2013 is shaping up to be an even better year. Property values are up 3% city wide and interest rates remain very low. It is a unique time – it is actually a good time to be both a buyer and a seller. Low inventory continues to create value and demand from buyers anxious to take advantage of the low interest rates. Today, a 30 year fix loan is at 3.375% and a 15 year is at 2.75%. It’s time to get off the fence people and take advantage of these unique circumstances! Make 2013 your banner real estate year.