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2021 REAL ESTATE FORECAST

The current Portland-Metro Real Estate market is sitting at 1 month of inventory. That is the lowest I have seen in my almost 24 year career in real estate. That means it is a strong sellers market. On the contrast, the interest rates are the lowest I’ve ever see also, in the 2%. The low inventory and the low interest rates balance each other out a bit. The market is dynamic and robust and is not expect to cool at all in 2021.

In 2021 we are expecting a 3%-7% increase in sales price. Entry level homes in the low-mid $300,000 will see fierce competition and multiple offers. While we saw some slowing in the luxury, higher end homes in 2020, I believe we will see more interest in that price point as the interest rates make it more attainable. Our mid priced homes, $400,000-$800,000, will be in high demand as people are looking to buy bigger and have more room for home offices, classrooms and multi-generational living. 2021 is expected to be the big migration.

Here are some predictions and reasons for a banner coming year in real estate:

  • NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, is predicting Home Sales will rise between 5%-10% in 2021
  • This will be due to continued job recovery combined with record low mortgage rates
  • Home prices are expected to increase 3%-5% nationally
  • Low rates are expected to stay around for the next few years, meaning there will continue to be an increase in demand for homes. It will stay a seller’s market!
  • The main factors impacting the market will be:
    • Decentralization: People moving out of the city and into the suburbs because they are able to continue working remotely or will only be going into the office part time.
    • Relocation: Remote workers are on the move. Right now stats show that nationally 14-23 million remote workers are looking to relocate and more than half of them want to move at least 2 hours away from their work location. Looking for places with better weather, areas that align with their ideologies, better high speed internet access, etc. This makes it important to build a referral network of agents in other areas.
    • Upsizing: More and more people are wanting bigger homes with more rooms to accommodate working from home and homeschooling.

The National Real Estate market isn’t expected to slow down anytime soon and neither is the Portland-Metro Real Estate Market. If you have been contemplating making a move I recommend you do it sooner than later. Now is the time to prepare for 2021. Call me for information on selling and buying in this fabulous Real Estate Market.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2021 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

Rachel Sheller, Realtor, CRS, ABR, SRS, GRI, SRES, RENE, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, Earth Advantage Broker, MASTERS CIRCLE-Diamond-Platinum, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First-Principal Broker, Washington First-Managing Broker

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!

1 level condo in Gresham $189,999 RMLS# 20552834

1447 NE Paropa Ct Gresham, OR 97030 – RMLS# 20552834 – Asking $189,999

Cozy and comfortable remodeled 1 level condo is light and bright and welcoming! Fully remodeled kitchen with big pantry, laminate floors and all appliances included! GORGEOUS completely remodeled bathroom. Open floor plan. Low monthly HOA. Shared attached laundry room. Ductless heat/cool system you’ll love! For more info, pictures or VT go to my website.

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2021 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

Rachel Sheller, Realtor, CRS, ABR, SRS, GRI, SRES, RENE, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, Earth Advantage Broker, MASTERS CIRCLE-Diamond-Platinum, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First-Principal Broker, Washington First-Managing Broker

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

FULLY Remodeled Gresham Home $349,999~Move in ready

Welcome Home!

860 NW Angeline Ave Gresham, OR- RMLS# 20424626- Asking $349,999

Your gonna love this one! FULLY REMODELED!  3 good sized bedrooms, 1 beautifully remodeled bathroom, 1 oversized car garage with tons of storage, 2 covered carports, ENORMOUS fenced back yard with pad ready for hot tub or ? PLUS tool shed! Gorgeous, completely remodeled kitchen with all new cabinets & cupboards plus stunning quartz counters! Really nice! All newer Vinyl flooring and carpet, new furnace and recent exterior paint! So many wonderful features to this darling home all situated in one of Gresham’s finest neighborhoods! 

For more information, virtual tour and photos go to my website

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2021 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

Rachel Sheller, Realtor, CRS, ABR, SRS, GRI, SRES, RENE, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, Earth Advantage Broker, MASTERS CIRCLE-Diamond-Platinum, CSA-Certified Staging Agent

Oregon First-Principal Broker, Washington First-Managing Broker

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website 

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!

1 BEDROOM, 1 LEVEL CONDO IN GRESHAM COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES $145,666

1900 NE 19th St Gresham, OR~ RMLS# 20244537 ~ Asking $ 145,999

1 level minimalist living at its finest! Just one step in and that’s it! Thoughtfully and tastefully remodeled allowing this beauty to be light filled and open. All appliances are included: washer, dryer, FS-range, FS fridge and BI-Microwave. These 1 level units rarely come available. Living here should be less than rent, plus low monthly HOA covers the water, sewer, trash, exterior maintenance, pool, rec-center & commons!

WELCOME HOME! Got more info, photos and virtual tour go to my website.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, RENE, SRS, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, Earth Advantage Broker, MASTERS CIRCLE, CSA-Certified Staging Agent

Oregon First, Washington First 

Direct 503.380.9634 Email- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View ALL available Houses on the market go to my website 

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!

SUPER 4 BEDROOM HOME IN ONE OF SANDY’S FINEST NEIGHBORHOODS!

37366 Emerald Cascade Sandy, OR 97055~ RMLS #20408691 Asking $359,999

WELCOME HOME!! This home is a real “JEM” and in one of Sandy’s finest neighborhoods! 4 full bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 car attached garage with opener, spacious fenced back yard with fruit producing trees, sprinklers and tool shed. Nice master suite with vaulted ceilings, double closets, ceiling fan and on suite bathroom. Open floor plan throughout, Central Air Conditioning, plus good sized kitchen with spacious eating area, slider to deck and custom & unique curio shelving. Roof & gutters were recently cleaned. For more info, virtual tour and photos go to me website. Your gonna love this one!

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2020 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

Rachel Sheller

Realtor, CRS, ABR, SRS, GRI, SRES, RENE, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, Earth Advantage Broker,

MASTERS CIRCLE-Diamond-Platinum, CSA-Certified Staging Agent

Oregon First-Principal Broker, Washington First-Managing Broker

Direct 503.380.9634

Email- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website.

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 car garage, fenced yard in Great Gresham Neighborhood!

4712 SE 1st Terrace Gresham, OR 97080~ Asking $469,999 ~ RMLS# 20220642

WELCOME HOME! This home is situated in one of Gresham’s finest neighborhoods! This fabulous home features 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 3 car garage, potential for RV parking, fenced back yard, Newer roof (installed about 4 years ago), Newer exterior and interior paint (about 3 years ago), Central A/C, Central Vacuum, Updated kitchen and updated bathrooms.  Enormous master suite with WI-closet, double sinks, jetted tub, skylights, shower, vaulted ceilings & ceiling fan.  ALL appliances included: gas range, BI-micro, BI-dishwasher, FS-fridge and newer clothes washer & dryer (only 2 years old). Ring doorbell included plus many other extras. See more info, photos & virtual tour @ rachelsheller.com

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2020 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

Rachel Sheller, Realtor, CRS, ABR, SRS, GRI, SRES, RENE, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, Earth Advantage Broker, MASTERS CIRCLE-Diamond-Platinum, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First-Principal Broker, Washington First-Managing Broker

Direct 503.380.9634 Email- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View ALL available Houses on the market at rachelsheller .com

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!

Fabulous Sandy Home! Move in ready and priced to sell!

39707 Pleasant Street Sandy, OR 97055 Asking $319,999 RMLS# 20274641

Charming and sparkling clean Sandy home! Large .15 Acre lot situated in a perfect location! 2 spacious bedrooms, 1 adorable full bath with wainscoting, 2 car garage, All vinyl windows (all new except 2), recently painted exterior, newer kitchen & laundry room flooring, newer front porch, newer garage door. Cozy and efficient pellet stove in good sized living room. Custom butler buffet cabinet plus newer flooring & SS appliances in kitchen.  Spacious laundry room. Ring doorbell included. Big fenced back yard and darling back deck for all your summer fun! RV Parking too boot! Just minutes to shopping, schools & public transit. Carpet just cleaned and in move in ready condition! Don’t miss this one!

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2020 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

Rachel Sheller, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, Earth Advantage Broker, SRS, MASTERS CIRCLE-Diamond-Platinum, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First-Principal Broker, Washington First-Managing Broker

Direct 503.380.9634 Email- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!

FABULOUS Gresham home In Barlow Schools Dist. $339,999

2486 SE Wendy Drive Gresham, OR~ RMLS #20019448~ Asking $339,999

Welcome Home! Rare 1 level home tucked away in one of Gresham’s finest neighborhoods ready for you to call home! 3 good sized bedrooms, 2 full baths, jumbo Livingroom room, cozy family room with fireplace, plus an updated kitchen with unique concrete counters, pantry & laminate floors. Large deck with hot tub, fire-pit area and big fenced back yard. The master suite is spacious and ready for you to enjoy as your secret oasis! RV parking, Air conditioning, low maintenance vinyl siding and so much more!

For more information call, email, or text. You can view the virtual tour on my website.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2020 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

Rachel Sheller-Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, Earth Advantage Broker, MASTERS CIRCLE-Diamond-Platinum, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First-Principal Broker, Washington First-Managing Broker

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!

Brass Is Back-How to Use Brass: 5 Key Tips

1. Use sparingly. Brass works best when used in small doses. Too much can create a “too matchy-matchy” look, according to Smithe. Overuse can make it start to look cheap, says Segal. “Moderation is key,” he says.

coffee table with brass accents

© Ethan Allen

2. Mix finishes. Brass appears more timeless rather than trendy when it’s matte, brushed, or aged, which helps soften its sheen, Segal says. But be careful, Smithe says, when mixing brasses in a single space from different manufacturers. “There is a huge range in color and brightness. Some take on a bright yellow color while others can be more of an aged gold,” she says.

3. Combine warm metal colors. Brass, gold, and bronze can work well together since they share similar warm values versus shiny nickel, which leans toward the colder side, says Sprouse.  

mixed metals used in kitchen

© Walter E.Smithe Furniture + Design

4. Mix metals. Some designers also think brass, satin, brushed nickel, stainless steel, and oil-rubbed bronze can be used together. But Imhoff still offers some caution. “Go with similar warm, muted undertones for some consistency,” she says. Chicago designer Summer Thornton likes mixing metals, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms where she might use brass, nickel, and steel combinations.

5. Consider longevity. How long brass will stay fashionable is unknown. When it becomes too ubiquitous in retail stores, shelter magazines, and on design websites, it may be time to move on. The good news is that brass touches are easy to add in and switch out.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2020 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

Rachel Sheller-Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, Earth Advantage Broker, MASTERS CIRCLE-Diamond-Platinum, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First-Principal Broker

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my web site.

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!

Homeland Security Declares Real Estate ‘Essential,’ But …

Coronavirus fears are moving real estate to digital tours, Facetime

Federal guidance from the Department of Homeland Security has included real estate in a list of essential services that are deemed critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.. State and local officials, however, have been issuing guidelines that could prevent normal business operations for real estate professionals in some areas. Those local mandates should take precedence over federal guidance, experts advise.

Where real estate services are continuing—albeit in modified forms—brokerages are cautioning their agents to act responsibly and to practice safe social distancing in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Under the issued Homeland Security guidance, “residential and commercial real services” are included on a 15-page list of essential services. These cover settlement services and government offices that conduct title searches, notaries, and mortgage and recording services, as well as construction. The advisory letter was created by the Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency.

“This list is advisory in nature,” the guidance notes. “It is not, nor should it be considered, a federal directive or standard.”

Indeed, REALTORS® should follow the guidelines set forth by their city, county, and state governments, urges Katie Johnson, general counsel and chief member experience officer for the National Association of REALTORS®. “It is imperative you adhere to the order” of your local jurisdiction, Johnson says.

“Being deemed an essential service means that you have a special responsibility and opportunity to continue operations if you choose to but not if you don’t. It means you have the special responsibility and mandate to adhere to your state’s executive order regarding ‘essential services.’ ”

REALTORS® also have a responsibility to abide by all necessary health and safety precautions mandated by your state’s executive orders that would apply to business activities such as in-person property showings or other face-to-face gatherings.  “We all have a special responsibility to lead by example, to do what we think is best for our communities and ourselves, and to do what we think best for the reputation of the industry,” Johnson says.

Read more recommendations for conducting business safely in Coronavirus: A Guide for REALTORS®.

Article by the National Association of Realtors

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2020 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.  

Rachel Sheller, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, Earth Advantage Broker,

MASTERS CIRCLE, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First- Principal Broker, Washington First-Managing Broker

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website 

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!