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The Beaver State is the 9th largest and 27th most populous state in the U.S., and only one of three states (in the lower 48) with a Pacific Coastline. Nestled along the Cascade Range, forests, deserts and a plethora of waterways, Oregon is home to some of the most endearing residential property located in North America, and home to one of Lawyer’s Title’s most dynamic residential title teams. Our offices are strategically located throughout the picturesque Pacific Northwest, and include teams that live and work in: Clackamas, Beaverton, Lake Oswego and Portland, respectively.

Our Oregon-based professionals work in all facets of the real estate industry, providing best-in-class real estate services to buyers and sellers in the area, as well as the real estate professionals, lenders, builders and attorneys that work alongside them. In addition to our commitment to the residents of Oregon, we provide commercial services to investors who help keep our economy strong.

Discover what’s new and interesting in our backyard in the latest real estate news, provided courtesy of the FNF Newsdesk.


The Latest Articles From the FNF Newsdesk:

5 ways to land a home in a market stacked against buyers
Home prices are at record highs, and they’re rising in every corner of the country. Inventories of homes for sale are at all-time lows. If you’re shopping during the spring home-buying season ,...

Mortgage rates are rising fast. Have you missed the boat on refinancing?
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, mortgage rates have reached record low after record low. But now the trend appears to be reversing as average interest rates on most mortgage products...

Windermere, Notarize Seek to Eliminate Exclusionary Title Documents
Discriminatory language is being uncovered in title documents that once sought to limit who could buy a property, and the real estate community and tech companies are stepping up to try to eliminate...

New-Home Sales Jump 19% Annually
Sales of newly built, single-family homes in January moved 19% higher than a year ago, as home buyers sought more options under a lean number of existing homes for sale. Newly built single-family...

NAR: It’s Time to Pass the Equality Act
The National Association of REALTORS® applauded the House on Thursday after lawmakers reintroduced and passed the Equality Act, a 2019 bill that would extend fair housing and other civil rights...

Contract Signings Retreat, Not Enough Homes for Sale
Pending home sales dropped in January as inventory challenges continued to persist. Eager buyers are finding a lack of homes for sale. Contract signing fell 2.8% in January from December 2020, but is...

Zombie foreclosures dwindle in 1Q but could be on ‘thin ice’
While the overall foreclosure rate fell in the first quarter of 2021, the majority of states saw rising shares of zombie properties, according to Attom Data Solutions. A total of 175,414 homes went...

Gauge of U.S. pending home sales declines to a six-month low
A gauge of U.S. pending home sales fell to a six-month low in January as buyers competed for a limited number of properties. The National Association of Realtors’ index of pending home sales...

How will a surge in bond yields affect your portfolio?
Higher bond yields have arrived. The 10-year Treasury yield, which is closely tied to 30-year mortgages rates and other consumer loans, topped 1.49% on Thursday — its highest level in more than...

FHFA announces further extension of COVID-related mortgage relief
The Federal Housing Finance Agency is providing an additional three months of forbearance to borrowers with loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, totaling 18 months of relief due to the...