Category Archives: SE PORTLAND HOMES FOR SALE

The “booming” 55+ residential real estate market

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Baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, were the radical hippie generation, known as “flower children.” Think Beatles, Haight-Ashbury, Rolling Stones, and Woodstock. “Don’t trust anyone over 30” was the mantra of this trendsetting generation that continues to leave its mark on society by redefining what it now means to grow old.

Due to a popular marketing twist, newly retired baby boomers are being rebranded as “active adults.” No longer known as senior citizens, they are seeking a fully independent lifestyle community with a wide range of fitness and social opportunities, according to REALTOR® Magazine.

Many active adult communities offer: ranch homes or ground-level condos, fitness centers with dance studios, walking trails, arts and crafts studios, indoor/outdoor pools and spas, dog parks and other pet-friendly amenities, and features that will accommodate physical and mobility issues in the future.


 

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011-2019 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, -Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Washington First 

Direct: 503.380.9634, Email- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View this ALL available Houses on the market on my website.

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

My business is referral based.
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CLASSIC LOWER SE PDX HOME WITH EXTRA LOT $473,000~ 1 BLOCK TO CRESTON PARK

4104 SE Francis St Portland, OR 97202~Asking $473,000~ RMLS# 19247160

Lower SE PDX gem! Two tax lots included in the sale- rare extra lot included with the sale. Turn of the century charm and character OOZING throughout. Spacious ATTACHED 2 car garage, PERFECT close in location, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, leaded glass, built ins, claw foot tub, 2 bonus rooms (were used as additional bedrooms). Being sold as-is. 1 block to Creston Park, transit, and shopping. Your gonna love this one!

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

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011-2019 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- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View this 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!

One Owner Portland Home For The Past 58 Years-Kept in PERFECT Condition!

17039 SE Kelly Street Portland, OR 97236 Asking $359,999 RMLS# 19196297

Exceptionally cared for and meticulously maintained home with 2302 SF all on .18 Acre  lot. One level home with full finished basement close to schools, park and transit.

3 spacious bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 attached garage with over-sized door, fenced back yard,  low maintenance composite decking, new roof in 2008, new furnace in 2001, new water heater in 2007, gorgeous red oak hardwood floors, open floor plan, 2 cozy fireplaces-one with blower, newer windows & slider (about 15 years ago), tool shed, large kitchen with eating area, plus dining room with slider. Small RV parking, sparkling clean and move in ready. For more information, photos and virtual our go to my website.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011-2019 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- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View this 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!

To Repair Or Replace? That Is The Question.

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A creaking floorboard. A finicky toaster. Are these bothersome quirks serious enough to be replaced or can you get by with a simple repair?

Kitchen appliances Small appliances such as a toaster or coffee pot probably cost more to repair than replace. For dishwashers, ovens and other large appliances, consider replacing older models with energy-efficient new ones.

Exterior door If it’s leaking, drafty or made of poor-quality materials, replace it. You will save money on heating and cooling, which will pay for itself over time. Plus, replacing an older front door with a new one will increase not only the security of your property, but the curb appeal as well.

Old wooden flooring Depending on the condition of your wood floors, repairing and refinishing is more affordable than replacing – especially if you’re willing to do some or all of the work yourself. Keep in mind that it’s not always necessary to sand the floors down to the raw wood. It’s wise to consult a flooring contractor to find out just how much work the job will require.

Drafty windows Replace warped, poorly fitting windows with today’s energy-efficient styles. Your energy bills will shrink and your home’s value will increase with this popular upgrade.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011-2019 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, -Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Washington First 

Direct: 503.380.9634, Email- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View this 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!

Rachel Sheller Client recommendation.

“Rachel is amazing! Our situation was a bit tricky as we were selling two condos and searching for a home that would accommodate a separate living space to allow Grandma to move in with us. That meant that Rachel had to deal with three different and strong personalities. Rachel was honest and upfront about what to expect with the sale of our condos. We really felt like we knew what was happening each step of the way. We are so happy to be in our new home and beyond thankful to Rachel for getting us here.”

Thank you Chris & Tina. It truly is my honor an privilege to serve you and your family. I’m grateful for the opportunity.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011-2019 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, -Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Washington First 

Direct: 503.380.9634, Email- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View this 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!



Most Current Real estate Stats For Portland-Metro!


Residential Highlights:
The Portland metro area saw mostly gains this April, with new listings leading the way. There were 4,210 new listings, a 5.5% increase over April 2018 (3,990) and a 20.1% increase over the 3,504 offered last month in March 2019. This was the strongest April for new listings in the area since 2010, when 4,713 were offered.

Pending sales, at 3,102 in April, increased 3.1% over April 2018 (3,008) and 13.3% over March 2019 (2,738).

There were 2,409 closings in the region in April, a 10.4% increase over March 2019 (2,183) but a decrease of 4.5% from the 2,523 closings recorded last year in April 2018

Total market time decreased in April to 53 days, with inventory holding steady at 2.2 months. There were 5,400 active residential listings
in the Portland metro area in April

Average and Median Sale Prices
Comparing 2019 to 2018 through April, the average sale price has increased 0.3% from $444,600 to $445,900. In the same comparison, the median sale price has increased 1.2% from $395,000 to $399,600.

For more information how these stats effect you and the value of your home please call, email, or text. I LOVE Real Estate.


IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011-2019 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, -Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Washington First 

Direct: 503.380.9634, Email- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View this 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!  

Find Your Best Workout. Live Your Best Life.

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Many people see exercise as a necessary evil that can be difficult to keep up, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Explore these ways to break a sweat and transform the hassle into a hobby.

Weight training
If you hate running but love to feel the burn, weight training might be your best workout. Consider your physical limits, especially if you have previous injuries or restrictions. Then, start off slow. Lift free weights, use machines to target specific muscle groups, or wear ankle weights when you go for a walk.

Cardio exercise
If getting your heart rate up is your goal, then cardio might be the right route for you. Find a high-energy playlist and hit the streets or treadmill for a jog. Zumba classes, swimming and basketball are all high-energy cardio exercises that are fun, too. Feeling the “runner’s high” after a workout is a good sign that cardio might be for you.

Stretching and resistance training
Yoga, pilates and stretching exercises can create lean muscles and increase flexibility. These low-impact forms of exercise are ideal for those who want or need a slower workout. Setting goals like touching your toes, hitting that yoga pose perfectly, or completing the splits can give you something to focus on during your workout.

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2019 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, 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 on my website rachelsheller . com

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

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