Every once in a while, I notice real estate signs spring up like dandelions on the same street and wonder what’s up.
Is the block haunted? Is there free land for homesteaders out West? Is there an ugly rumor that I moved in?
That’s what’s happening now on East Portland Street in the University Heights neighborhood, one of the most desirable areas in the city.
To be honest, I didn’t notice all these signs. My colleague Claudette Riley did. She told me about it.
Within a block and a half on East Portland, five houses have real-estate signs planted near the curb. Three of the houses are for sale; one was recently sold; and one is