Janet Eastman, The Seattle Times

Janet Eastman

The Seattle Times

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Recent articles by Janet:

Woody Guthrie’s rented flat in Portland for sale as local legacy endures

Woody Guthrie spent less than a month in Portland. But 82 years later, his legacy in the Northwest endures. → Read More

How to spot fake real estate photos before you take an in-person tour

Prepare a home to truthfully look its best with this advice. → Read More

Portland homes for sale plunge as prices spike in bidding wars

Portland metro has never had so few homes for sale as seen in November, handing even more power to sellers and forcing buyers to face bidding wars or wait for more owners to list their residential property. → Read More

Walmart big save event jumps ahead of Amazon Prime Day: Let the consumer save as the competition heats up on electronics, toys

Here are some of the hot picks at Walmart during its Big Save Event. → Read More

Portland home prices rise, while inventory plunges

Despite a roller-coaster stock market, lingering pandemic and uncertainty caused by natural and made disasters, the real estate market continues to connect buyers to sellers. → Read More

Keep electric bills from spiking while working at home with these low-cost, energy-saving tips

Here’s how to use computers, game consoles and thermostats efficiently to get you through these long days at home. → Read More

Oregon’s free online vegetable gardening course draws in thousands following stay-home orders

As of April 1, more than 17,000 people had registered for the introductory course, according to OSU Extension, which waived the $45 fee through the end of April. → Read More

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown weighs curfew on restaurants and bars; decision expected Monday

The governor said she expects to make a decision Monday. → Read More

How to prepare for a possible coronavirus quarantine at home

A basic disaster kit should have supplies for two weeks if you’re hunkering down in your home. → Read More

Portland area homebuyers faced fewer choices in October

People shopping for a home in the Portland area are facing headwinds as the year dwindles down. → Read More

Airbnb picks the West Coast’s top destination, and it’s Eugene: These are the most wish-listed rentals

These cozy or kooky cottages are the most desired in Eugene, which may see a 213% jump in visitors next year. → Read More

6 Emergency Kits to Help You Prepare for an Earthquake

A basic disaster kit should have supplies for three days to cover your family and pets if you’re evacuated and two weeks of supplies if you’re sheltering in your home, possibly without heat, electricity and running water. → Read More

Streamlined cars, designed to go fast, arrive at Portland Art Museum (photos, roll-in video)

The Portland Art Museum's exhibition "The Shape of Speed: Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930-1942," which runs June 16 through Sept. 16, spotlights a never-before-assembled collection of revolutionary machines, masterfully pared down to cut through the air. → Read More

Get inside 24 rentable granny flats: Portland's Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour (photos)

If you're curious or serious about adding a smaller, second dwelling to your lot, don't miss seeing 24 well-designed examples at the 5th Build Small, Live Large: Portland's Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour (ADU) Sept. 9-10. → Read More

See 12 rentable granny flats: Portland's Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour (photos)

Go inside a dozen newly constructed granny flats during the fourth Build Small, Live Large: Portland's Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour on Sunday, Sept. 18. → Read More

8 outdoor enclosures purr-fect for cats: Portland Catio Tour (photos)

The 4th annual Portland Catio Tour on Sept. 10 stops at eight cat enclosures endorsed by the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon and Audubon Society of Portland. One Lake Oswego homeowner built three separate catio spaces, two are connected by an elevated catwalk. → Read More

On the market: Oregon's most expensive homes (photos)

In this week's real estate gallery, we look at Oregon's most expensive homes for sale. Like 16400 Jordan Road in Sisters, which is listed at $24 million. The single-level, timber frame house, built in 2011 sits 507 acres. → Read More

On the market: Oregon homes with airstrips for private planes (photos)

Here's a different way to commute between home and work: Fly off in a plane parked in your yard. It's possible for pilots who live on properties with hangars and a shared or private airstrip. In this week's real estate gallery, we look at homes with airstrips for private planes. → Read More

Neighbor complains, city boots young couple out of their illegal tiny house (photos)

Claire Teasdale and Bennett Frazier were living in a tiny house on wheels in Northeast Portland until they were told to move by the city. → Read More

On the market: Oregon homes with steamy saunas (photos)

Is a sauna a good investment, home resale wise? Like many luxuries and upgrades, it's a perk that's only worth the initial cost if there's a buyer willing to pay for it. In this week's real estate gallery, we look at homes on the market or recently sold that have private saunas. → Read More