Category Archives: SE PORTLAND HOMES FOR SALE

6200 SF Happy Valley Home With Complete Separate Quest Quarters With Stair Lift.

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 Web Site

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

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

Classic 1960’s ranch with BIG basement on the foot of Powell Butte. Potential for Separate Living Area!

Mt. Tabor Cottage-Perfect Location! Move in ready $589,999

26 SE 65th Ave Portland, OR 97215~ Asking $589,999~ RMLS# 21005404

Charming 1939 Mt. Tabor cottage is sure to delight! GORGEOUS period touches and attention to detail throughout. Featuring 2 spacious bedrooms, bright and clean bathroom, cheery kitchen (All appliances are included), full basement just waiting to be finished, attached garage, covered patio, fenced back yard, hardwood floors, central air, gas furnace, fresh exterior paint and so much more. Absolutely perfect location and move in ready. For more information 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 Web Site- 

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

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

GORGEOUS English Tudor In Lower SE With Separate Guest Quarters $549,999

Remodeled 1967 Ranch with HUG fenced yard Asking $349,999 RMLS# 21677900

LOVE OLD HOUSES? YOU’LL LOVE THIS ONE! 1931 COTTAGE WITH VINTAGE TOUCHES 2212 SF ON .28 ACRE $379,999

13922 SE Rhine St Portland, OR 97236~RMLS# 21495480~Asking $379,999

Love old houses? You’re in for a treat! This charming 1931 home sits on a large .28 acre lot. It’s like walking into your own little paradise in the middle of the city. 3 bedrooms (3rd needs a closet-currently it’s just outside the door), 1 cool bathroom with original tile flooring, large eating nook/dining area with classic built ins, Jumbo 17 X 10 Livingroom with coved ceiling and cozy wood fireplace with period touches-don’t miss the lion on the mantle. Master bed on main floor has wood floors and walk in closet. Your going to love the big dining area/nook with original built ins! Bone warming oil heat with above ground oil tank. RV parking with H20 & Electric access, plus full basement. May have potential to build ADU, park a tiny home or future development-buyer to verify with the City. For more information, photos and virtual to 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

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!

LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Lower SE Home Asking $399,999

4920 SE Boise Street Portland, OR 97206~Asking $399,999~ RMLS #20263561

Location, Location, Location! This home has been lovingly cared for by one owner for over 50 years! You’ll love the charachter throughout & high ceilings on the main floor. Rare alley access.  Open & bright kitchen with eating area. Newer furnace. Low maintenance vinyl siding, Newer furnace, fenced back yard, Big master suite on the main floor with 2 big closets and Jacuzzi tub,

There’s a lot to love with this beauty. For more info and virtual tour go to 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, 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!