With home prices in the Portland metro area rising higher and higher, the market is not favoring the homebuyer.

The median sale price of a home in the area is now firmly above the half-million-dollar mark, up 19% from a year ago. Saving for a downpayment is getting harding, and the income needed to afford a home purchase is getting higher.

In this new installment of the Business Journal’s quarterly Hottest ‘Hoods rankings, we are looking at the market from the buyer’s perspective.

We ranked 25…

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