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Save the Date!
NW Natural Street of Dreams 2011
at Brentwood Estates on Bull Mountain
August 6 to August 28

The Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland, title sponsor NW Natural and presenting sponsor John L. Scott, are pleased to announce the dates for the 2011 NW Natural Street of Dreams August 6 through August 21. The show will be held at Brentwood Estates located on Bull Mountain in Tigard, Oregon. The site offers a private setting with dense forest and coastal range views and is next to Cache Creek Nature Park. Builders participating in the show include: Arbor Custom Homes, Brentwood Homes,Pahlisch Homes, Inc. and Steel Creek Homes, LLC.


Recent affordabilty statistics for Portland Oregon show that more people can afford to purchase a home here that have been able to in quite some time. This is according to NAR, the national Association of Realtors. According to NAR buying a home in the Portland area is affordable for a family earning the median income. So how does this information impack a person to buy a house now? If you are planning on investing in a home in the near future, then now is the time to buy. This is because interest rate increases will impact the affordability of the home. The interest rates are expected to climb close to 5.5% over the coming year. The 30 year fixed rate has climbed from 4.17 in November to 4.77% now. This means for a buyer more home can be purchased at an interest rate of 4.77% than 5.5%.

Neighborhood Information

Welcome to Arbor Woods online. Located in the desirable Murray Hill area of Beaverton, Arbor Woods is a lovely town home neighborhood. Inspired by traditional European and American architecture designs, these brand new homes advance Arbor Custom Homes' commitment to forward thinking construction practices. The marriage of location, quality construction, neighborhood aesthetic and Arbor's commitment to customer satisfaction make Arbor Woods a model for future brand new home developments.