Category Archives: NW HOMES FOR SALE

What’s happening right now in our real estate market! Have you felt it?

MONTHS OF INVENTORY 8-16-17

Have you felt it? Real Estate is slowing down a bit. Its been almost a year since we have had 2 months of inventory on the market. This is not a bad thing. Actually, its a necessary market correction. We always have a cool down of the market in September after schools starts, but this year we started a little earlier, but on top of that we have correction on the heels of the annual change in the market. You’ve probably noticed many “price reduced” signs on properties for sale. We are still in a strong sellers market, but in order to get top price for your home staging and pre-listing preparations are the key(call me!~ I’m a “stager” at no additional cost to you-it’s part of my services). If you are purchasing a property this is the time you have been waiting for. There are more properties on the market to choose from.

Below are some current stats hot off the press!

  1. The Portland metro real estate activity  for pending sales, at 3,040, fell 7.9%  short of the 3,302 offers accepted last year in July 2016 and 6.6% short of the 3,254 offers accepted last month in June 2017.
  2. New listings (4,202) showed a 3.9% decrease compared to July 2016 (4,372) and a 11.3% decrease compared to June 2017 (4,739). Total market time decreased
    by five days in July, ending at 33 days. In the same period, inventory crawled up to 2.1 months.
  3. Average and Median Sale Prices Prices continue to rise in the Portland metro area. Comparing 2017 to 2016 through July, the average sale price rose 9.3% from
    $391,600 to $428,000. In the same comparison, the median sale price rose 11.2% from $340,000 to $378,000

On top of these great stats (yes, they are great numbers! We are one of the very strongest markets in the Nation, despite out slight cool down), the interest rates are still very low, making it affordable to get a loan and buy relatively inexpensively.

That’s the latest and greatest in our fabulous real estate market! If you want to jump in, CALL ME! I can help! Lets talk about all your options! You might be suprised at how many you have.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors, Licensed in the State of Oregon,

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

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JUST LISTED! 3138 SF home~6 bed,3 bath, 2 car garage, perfect for dual living situation RMLS# 17535970

Asking $399,999~1176 SE Kingfisher lane Gresham, OR 97080~ RMLS# 17535970

Updated family home in a great neighborhood! 6 BIG bedrooms, 3 sparkling clean bathrooms, 2 car garage home with a whopping 3138 SF of living space just loaded with extras! New vinyl windows, new carpet, new interior & exterior paint, newer gas furnace and roof (about 5 years ago). Spacious kitchen with tile floors, tile counters, pantry, and all kitchen appliances included. Luxurious master with ensuite bathroom. Updated hall bathroom with soothing soaking tub. Absolutely gorgeous living room with vaulted ceilings, skylights, ceiling fan and cozy wood fireplace. This might be the perfect home for a dual family living situation. Extra-large comfortable deck overlooking peaceful backyard, plus convenient covered patio, perfect for year round use. Sam Barlow Schools. See additional info on my website.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

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

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

COMING SOON! 3138 SF HOME on .20 Acre lot. 6 full bedrooms, 3 baths $399,999

6 BIG bedroom, 3 BIG bathrooms, 2 car garage, 3138 SF all on a whopping .20 acre corner lot!  New carpet, new interior & exterior paint, New Vinyl windows, new roof (5 years ago), new furnace (5 years ago), oil tank decommissioned per DEQ Standards. GORGEOUS, bright  living room with vaulted ceilings, skylights, hardwoods, and cozy fireplace. Enormous family room with new carpet, fireplace and slider to covered deck. Sparkling clean kitchen with tile counters, tile floors, and all appliances included. Remodeled and updated throughout. Big back deck overlooking good sized back yard. It really is a Plus there is really so very much more…Coming soon! On market 8-11-2017. Asking $399,999

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 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, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors, Licensed in the State of Oregon

Direct 503.380.9634

Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

 

GORGEOUS GRESHAM HOME! $394,999 4 bed, 3 bath, 3 car garage, RV parking

     Welcome Home! This GORGEOUS traditional style home is in a highly sought after Gresham neighborhood, just steps to a wonderful Greenspace! This beauty features 4 big bedrooms, 3 sparkling clean bathrooms, jumbo 19 X 16 family room with cozy gas fireplace plus under stairs storage (your very own “Harry Potter” closet). Soaring vaulted ceilings throughout, bright and open floor plan. Updated kitchen with timeless granite counters, gas range top, lots of cupboard space, vaulted ceilings,  plus spacious eating bar and eating area. The master suite has a walk in closet, jetted tub, shower, vaulted ceilings, skylight, and double sinks! Soothing air conditioning, large 3 car garage, sizable RV parking, private, fenced low maintenance back yard, tool shed and comfortable covered back deck, AND an additional sitting patio.Powell Valley, Gordon Russell, and Sam Barlow School District.

127 SE Greenway Lane Gresham, OR

RMLS # 17232293 Asking $394,999

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 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, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-homesforyou@frontier.com

See this home and ALL available homes on my website!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

The pros and cons of city living.

blog-d58The Pros and Cons of City Living

A home is partially what you make of the walls that surround you, but it’s also about the environment that surrounds your home. If you’re thinking about making a move to the city, consider these pros and cons before you start packing.

Pros:

Walkability and public transportation
City living can put you in walking distance to work, school, grocery stores, and other points of interest. What you can’t reach on foot is likely only a subway or bus ticket away. Skip car payments, insurance and gas by purchasing a public transit pass.

Availability of amenities
A new restaurant, theater or museum is always popping up in the city. Cultural experiences abound, and special events come and go frequently. Health and emergency services are also much closer and more readily available.

Professional and personal opportunities
A higher concentration of people naturally means a higher concentration of opportunities. There is likely more demand for your profession in the city, accompanied by a higher paycheck. Networking professionally or expanding your social circle personally are much easier to do in an urban area.

Cons:

Cost of living
Your dollar will not stretch as far in the city. You will pay more for less living space, pay for parking that is free outside the city, and may even experience sticker shock at the grocery store.

Crowds and noise
More people means more traffic, more noise and longer wait times at your favorite restaurant. Even if your home is in a quieter neighborhood, chances are still high you’ll be falling asleep to the sounds of horns honking, sirens blaring and people walking home late at night.

Limited outdoor living space
Private yards, patios and decks are more limited in cities than anywhere else. You may have to share outdoor condominium amenities with neighbors, or go to a public park to host a barbecue. If you have a pet, consider where you will have to walk it in all kinds of weather.

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 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, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-homesforyou@frontier.com

See ALL available homes at my website!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Common home-buying pitfalls to avoid!

Ready-to-buy-a-homePurchasing a home can be exciting, challenging, scary, and confusing. There are several common pitfalls that trip up many home buyers. Knowing what they are can set you up for greater success.

Skipping pre-approval. 
Less extensive than prequalifying, your lender will take a deeper dive into your finances to pre-approve you for a loan. Checking the pre-approval box will give you a clear budget and be in your favor in a bidding war.

Making an emotional decision. 
Choosing your future home can be emotional. Remember, you’ve set a budget for a reason, so stick to it. Don’t skip the inspection or back down from reasonable demands just to land the home. Always have a backup plan, and try to keep your emotions in check until the deal is finalized.

Foregoing a Realtor®
The best way to find a home is with professional assistance. Realtors® will work to help you find the best deal on the best home available. It’s their job to know the market inside and out, and they will often have insight that isn’t publicly available. Choose a trusted real estate professional to make sure you avoid these and other common home-buying pitfalls.

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 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, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-homesforyou@frontier.com

See ALL available homes at my website!!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Thank you so much for your testimonial, Eric!

“OK where should I begin

Rachel may have had thousands of clients in her career, but I think we could be put in the top 20 for most challenging clients and keeping her on her toes.
She was very patient and understanding when we had pulled offers on three separate homes. We were aware this takes time to prepare offers
and she is putting her reputation of many years on the line with our instant change of decisions.

In the end she really understood we needed to find the right home that felt comfortable for me and more important my wife…which is another story.

Rachel took charge on the small details that need to be covered and demonstrated she always has her clients best interest. One example is on our closing with a seller there were a  number of repairs that were not completed. Rachel took it upon herself and called the contractors to confirm the repairs would be made. she even went a step further and found one of her own contractors to replace a window that the seller told their realtor that it was in the process of being replace. Which was not the case, in my opinion the sellers Realtor should share some of her commission for what Rachel did to help with the repairs.

I have never recommended a realtor to someone, that is the truth but I keep Rachel’s card in my wallet to give to anyone looking for a relator that has a passion to please her clients.

Best Regards”

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 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, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-homesforyou@frontier.com

See ALL available homes at my website!!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***