Deciding to move to Portland is a great decision. The current pandemic have many people worried about moving and buying a home. Inventory may be a tight, as some homeowners are waiting to place their home on the market, but those who are determined, yes, you can still move to Oregon.

Now, it is not business as usual as Oregon works towards slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Realtors are providing virtual tours, Facetime tours and in rare cases, they are touring properties.  According to, home prices are up compared to this time last year.  And, although real estate activity was down in April, consumers continued to buy and sell homes in Portland and Southwest Washington.

What do you need to know if you are planning to move to Oregon or Southwest Washington? Below are a few best practices to help you move safely.

Use new cardboard boxes
Provide hand sanitizer and disinfection wipes to movers
Wash your hands frequently
Practice Social Distancing
Be prepared for movers.
CLEAN and DISINFECT upon leaving your current home
CLEAN and DISINFECT your new home or pay a company to do it before arriving

Moving is one of the most stressful events, if you mix in a coronavirus it can complicate things a little more. You just have to remember what awaits you in Oregon, outdoor recreation and a lifestyle second to none. Yes, you can still move to Oregon!