Portlanders have had it with those board shorts and kale smoothies, and now they’re rising up to stick it to the Californians-literally. According to the Oregonian, upset citizens are placing “No Californian” stickers on For Sale signs throughout the city. The state is currently receiving an influx of out-of-state buyers, forcing housing prices to skyrocket.
Realtor Lori Fenwick was notified of the incidents when one of her buyers sent her a photo of a defaced sign. She shared her findings with a real estate group on Facebook and quickly learned that she wasn’t the only victim. Three other realtors piped up including Quinn Irvine of M Realty. "A lot of these homes are going into bidding wars and going over ask price," he said. "And a lot of these guys are getting outbid. And I think they're going around to agents who have properties that have sold over ask price and putting anti-California stickers."
Irvine sold the house boasting the unfriendly sticker to a man from New York for $450,000. That sale actually highlights one crucial detail: It’s not just the Californians who are moving in on their space. While many of their buyers do come from the Golden State, he and Fenwick reached the conclusion that out-of-state buyers are coming from everywhere. Fenwick went on to say that people upset with housing prices "can just go ahead and voice their opinions wherever they want, but it sucks that they're doing that."