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Home maintenance: your fall to-do list

Regular maintenance on your home gives you peace of mind and keeps your resale value strong. Putting some energy into seasonal and biannual tasks now will set you up well for holiday entertaining.

Here are 9 items to include on your fall to-do list:

Clean the gutters: Clear out any leaves and debris, and ensure your downspouts are draining properly. This will help prevent wood rot, keep away pests and prolong the life of your gutters.

Check smoke/carbon monoxide detectors: It’s recommended to do this each spring and fall, so give them a test and replace batteries if needed.

Inspect and clean the dryer vent: It’s recommended that you have your dryer vent checked once each year. Excessive lint buildup can pose a dangerous threat of fire.

Clean the chimney: Whether you have a wood-burning fireplace or gas logs, hire a professional to inspect and clean your chimney once a year.

Service your HVAC: Call a professional to service your HVAC components to see if everything is running efficiently. Make sure to change your air filter and test your thermostat as well.

Deep clean indoors: Polish wood floors, scrub down cabinets, vacuum hard-to-reach spaces, wipe down the fridge, dust ceiling fans, etc. This will make hosting easier with the busy entertaining season quickly approaching.

Spruce up the yard: Rake leaves, prune back bushes and trim any trees that are getting too close to power lines or the roof. This will promote healthy growth and protect your property from falling branches.

Inspect windows and doors: Check for drafts and re-caulk or add weatherstripping where needed.

Reseed/fertilize the grass: Lawn-and-garden experts recommend fertilizing in the fall and spring, and fall temperatures are ideal for helping cool-season grasses
take root.

I hope this little list helps you prepare for Winter. If you need professional real estate help, please call, email, or text anytime.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011-2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon. 

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

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

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Last months real estate highlights

August Residential Highlights

The Portland metro area saw more mixed activity in August, but new listings were up compared with August 2017.

At 4,214 new listings outpaced August 2017 (4,048) by 4.1%, despite cooling 2.3% from the 4,312 new listings offered last month in July 2018.

Closed sales (2,967) increased 8.4% from last month in July 2018 (2,736) but ended 2.2% under the 3,034 closings recorded last year in August 2017.

Pending sales, at 2,760, were 10.2% cooler than August 2017 (3,072) and 10.1% cooler than July 2018 (3,071).

Inventory decreased slightly to 2.3 months in August. Total market time increased to 40 days in the same period.

There were 6,929 active residential listings on the market in the Portland metro region this August.

Average and Median Sale Prices

Comparing 2018 to 2017 through August of each year, the average sale price rose 5.9% from $429,000 to $454,500. In the same comparison, the median sale price rose 5.6% from $379,900 to $401,000.

Year to Date Summary

Activity so far in 2018 is mixed compared to 2017. New listings (30,721) are up 2.9%. Closed sales (20,572) are down 2.0% and pending sales (21,836) are down 2.1%

for your information. If you’d like to talk more about the current real estate market please call, email, or text anytime.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011-2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon. 

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

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.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!

What is the appreciation in your location? Take a look!

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How does your area stack up? Keep in mind each City has many neighborhoods that are priced differently than the average. You can call me for a detailed estimated sale price for your home. Appreciation rates are in the positive numbers all across the board. West Portland may be a little sluggish on appreciation, but prices are generally higher in that location, so you can only increase so much….

Days on the market are looking good too. That is the time it takes to sell your home, on average. Even though we are in a sellers market still (but that is changing-more in another blog) you can still over price your home and it will sit on the market  longer, or worse, not sell at all.

This was a quick peek at the latest real estate numbers. For more information specific to you, please call, email, or text. I look forward to hearing from you!

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011-2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

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

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.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!

 

 

 

4th Quarter real estate market projections…..

What’s on the horizon for the 4th quarter in 2018?

The housing forecast for the fourth quarter of 2018 is more of the same. Lower inventories of new and resale properties on the market continue to underserve the wants and needs of home buyers. And as this housing demand increases, it generates higher and higher home prices, according to GordCollins.com.

Recent data from the National Association of Realtors® suggests that mortgage interest rates could rise to 5 percent by the end of 2019.

Don’t be misled by the falling numbers of home sales in recent years. It’s the result of a shortage of available homes, not a lack of qualified home buyers. The real estate market in this country is strong and backed by a booming economy and robust job market.

For more information on our local market, or to jump in and get started call, email, or text me anytime.

Five Star award Winner 2011-2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

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

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.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!

PRESTIGIOUS LACAMAS SHORES HOME FOR SALE, CAMAS, WA

Entertainers Delight! Immerse your lifestyle in this exquisite masterpiece located in the prestigious Lacamas shores. Luxury living for a fraction of the price. The custom stamped concrete ushers you to  this unique and rare stately, custom home.  Situated on a cul-de-sac with exquisite  Lake, territorial views and a picture perfect views of Mt. Hood from about every back window and deck location. This one owner home has been kept in excellent, pristine condition and includes many upgraded features. The stunning, light filled gourmet kitchen is sure to delight featuring built in stainless appliances, cooking island, custom tile floors,  pantry, eating bar, and breathtaking views out every window. The French doors in the expansive great room lead out to an over-sized deck with a built in hot tub, and covered deck area. This is truly an entertainer’s delight for year round enjoyment! Master retreat encompasses the entire second floor showcasing a cozy fireplace, expansive bathroom  with Jet tub, shower, double sinks, two spacious closest (one is enormous walk in), skylights, plus 11 X 5 bonus room with skylights!  Soothing air conditioning make the warm summer comfortable, and the three cozy fireplaces are waiting to take the chill off on the winter months-all while enjoying the truly magnificent panoramic views. Jumbo unfinished area used as storage, or anything you choose. The low annual HOA dues cover the Lacamas shores private doc, park, and common areas. AMAZING! Move in ready, sparkling clean and so much more.  For more information and virtual tours please see my website, call, email, or text anytime.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

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

Direct 503.380.9634

Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View this and ALL available close in WA and OR properties 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!