Market Stats

Portland Metro Market Action Report

The end of summer stats are in! Below is a link to the Portland Metro Market Action Report for real estate activity in August 2015. Wow. Portland real estate…

September 13, 2015

Portland Metro Market Report

The latest Market Report is available from RMLS. Great news!  Sales and values are both increasing and rates are staying low.  Closed sales increased, and market values increased…

February 15, 2015

What About “AVMs….automated value models”?

 I was sailing with friends a week ago, and they wanted to tell me how excited they are that their home in a hot Portland Neighborhood had increased by $38,000…

June 11, 2014

Distressed Property Report for 2013: Inventory and Solds Down

The data is ‘in’. In 2013, about 15% of the property that sold in the greater Portland metro area was classified as distressed, which means either short sales…

February 10, 2014

Six Ways to Turn Off Buyers or Sellers

 The market is really active right now, so you don’t want to turn off any buyer or seller, do you? Broker’s make appointments to show your home, then….nada….

February 7, 2014

Portland Metro Market Report January 2014

2014 is starting off with a bang! Prices are up, multiple offers are being made on desirable, well priced properties (especially in the close in neighborhoods), a fresh…

January 24, 2014

What About ‘Zestimates’?

 This article in the Oregonian poses an interesting dilemma for the Portland Real Estate Market. When Zillow first launched, they tried to charge real estate brokers for adding correct…

November 4, 2013

Financing your new home becomes more challenging

..the Fannie Mae pendulum is swinging the changes below at us….   Interest-only loans and amortizations greater than 360 months will no longer be eligible. 7/1 and 10/1…

October 23, 2013

Portland real estate market report for October 2013

Listing inventory is up but even though the Portland real estate market  remains steady and strong, worries continue about the impact of the Federal shut down on financing….

October 11, 2013

Portland Real Estate Market Report September 2013

I am seeing the Portland real estate market cool down a bit after a frenetic summer in which we saw well priced properties flying off the inventory list within…

October 7, 2013