Portland Oregon Real Estate

Best Time to Sell Your House List your house EARLY in the year to decrease competition! It is common knowledge that a large number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a good strategy this year. The other listings that do come out in the spring […]
buying a home Importance of Loan Pre-Approval….especially in 2017         In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to […]
Current Portland Real Estate Market Information The Fed Raised Interest Rates. Now what?       You may have heard that the Federal Reserve raised rates last week… But what does that mean if you are looking to buy a home in the near future? Many in the housing industry have predicted that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the policy-making arm of the Federal Reserve, would vote […]
Current Portland Real Estate Market Information What’s Happening in my Neighborhood? The Gypsy The Gypsy bar and restaurant on the corner of NW 21st and Irving closed in 2014, and as of this week the building is officially being torn down to make room for a new 4-story, 57-unit apartment building. In addition to the residential space, there will be 10,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground level and […]
Portland Oregon In case you haven’t noticed, Portland is changing fast! Fascinating article in Portland Monthly about the changes coming to Portland – enjoy!  Portland is Changing Faster Than You Can Believe Here are five big game changers already in the works. Zach Dundas, Randy Gragg, and Brian Libby         Image: Amy Martin       1) Our River Is About to Get […]
Current Portland Real Estate Market Information Spotlight on 97229 zip code     Statistics for the 97229 Zip Code through February 15, 2016   Properties for sale: 108 New Listings:  110 Sold Properties: 89 Pending:  97 Months of Inventory based on closed sales:112 Months of Inventory based on pending sales:  1.1 Absorption Rate (Closed Sales) %:  82.4 Absorption Rate (Pending Sales) %: 89.8 Average Active Listing […]
Current Portland Real Estate Market Information Waiting to Sell Your Home Until After the Holidays     Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their home on the market for the first time. Others who already have their home on the market decide to take it off the market until after the holidays. Here are six great reasons not to wait: […]
Portland Oregon Timing is Everything Why you should LIST your House in the Fall!     Thinking about waiting till Spring to sell?  Capitalizing on the shortage of homes for sale in the market now, will translate into a better pricing situation than waiting until Spring.   In school we all learned the Theory of Supply and Demand. When the demand […]
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Current Portland Real Estate Market Information What should you do to protect your home from “the big one?”   Today at lunch with clients we talked about the big earthquake scare that's been all over the news lately. Is  the "Big One" hitting Oregon in the near future?  In our lifetime?  How can we protect ourselves and be prepared? Mega earthquakes (8.7–9.2) occur regularly in the Pacific Northwest. The last mega quake that shook […]
Moving How is my home sale taxed? What about capital gains?     When it's time to sell your home, I start by preparing a seller's "net sheet," which outlines the sale price less your outstanding mortgage, pro-rated property taxes, etc.  Often people are worried about how much tax they're going to have to pay on that big (hopefully) number on the bottom line that says […]
Current Portland Real Estate Market Information Your nest and your nest egg     Many believed that when the housing market crashed, so too would the desire of American’s to own a home again. Many reports have shown that, especially among younger generations, the American Dream of homeownership is still very much alive. Julián Castro, Secretary for HUD, recently summed up what it means to own a […]
Daily House Idea 10 Home Maintenance Tips for Spring   The camillias are in already bloom & the daffodils and primroses are popping up in my front yard  – my first sign that spring is already on its way.  After a long, dark winter, spring's bright sun and warm winds are a breath of fresh air. The only downside? All that sunshine spotlights your […]
Current Portland Real Estate Market Information Vintage Oregon Wine Country Glamping   When planning your trip to Oregon, be sure to include a weekend in wine country! The Vintages is a trailer resort located in Dayton, among the rolling hills of Oregon’s wine country.   The "hotel" is a collection of 8 retro trailers grouped into a compact neighborhood on a 14-acre RV Park in Willamette […]
Current Portland Real Estate Market Information Portland Real Estate Market Now, and What’s to Come     I've observed that there are a lot fewer agents in the office this month, as a lot of clients and their real estate brokers are on vacation.  Houses in certain price points are still flying off the market with multiple offers.  Homes over $1,000,000 are slower than they were in the spring.  I'm […]
Buying property without ever seeing it Godzillow!     I heard an interesting story yesterday about Chinese real estate purchases in the USA.  Sure, I had talked about it recently at a friend's house over dinner with a business partner who mentioned his Chinese clients were dropping a million on a house every time they came to the US. But I hadn't […]
Beautiful Houses NW Portland Walking Tours       Once spring arrives, Portland starts looking its prettiest!   Our native rhododendron, azaleas, camillias, quince, magnolias, apple and cherry blossoms seem to brighten every path, street and yard.  It's a beautiful time for a walking tour.  Even if it drizzles a little bit, there are plenty of places to pop into for […]
cary perkins Finding a vacant lot to build a house in Portland OR Update:  4/7/14   About two weeks after my blog post shown below, Brian Allen, owner of Windermere also addressed this issue in an interview with Portland Business Journal.  Please click through to the article.      3/24/14 Portland is running out of usable land for homebuilders.  You probably already knew that.  Our urban grown boundary […]
Current Portland Real Estate Market Information First Time Homebuyers – Spring 2014 Market Information     The housing market is still far from normal. On a positive note, the pipeline of foreclosure inventory has shrunk, new delinquencies have declined, and home prices have surged. However, we have not settled into a stable supply and demand equilibrium. There is still a historically low share of first-time homebuyers, currently trending at […]
Current Portland Real Estate Market Information Is there a new real estate bubble?     Portland is currently a very hot area for real estate. In fact, it is not unusual in several neighborhoods for there to be more than 5-10 or more offers for the same property, driving the price up 10% or more above asking price. People have asked whether this is an indicator of another […]
Beautiful Houses Low Housing Inventory requires Creative Thinking The Spring housing market is off to a bit of a slow start, thanks to an extremely low inventory of homes for sale.  Listings are starting to trickle onto the market, but some Realtors are struggling to find homes for their ready, willing, and able buyers.  One way to make a match in this tough […]