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Most current RE stats for Portland-Metro

May Market Report Portland 2018

May Residential Highlights
New listings made some gains this May in the Portland metro area. At 4,665, new listings outpaced May 2017 (4,388) by 6.3% and rose 16.9% from last month in April 2018 (3,990). This was the strongest May for new listings since 2008, when 5,182 were offered in the month. Closed sales (2,803) fell 3.2% short of the 2,896 closings recorded last year in May 2017 but showed a 11.1% increase from last month in April 2018 (2,523). Pending sales (3,201) fared similarly, decreasing 6.8% from May 2017 (3,435) but rising 6.4% from April 2018 (3,008). Inventory in the Portland metro area remained unchanged in May. During the same time, total market time decreased by five days to end at 37 days.

Year to Date Summary
Activity so far in 2018 is a little mixed compared to 2017. New listings (17,506) are up 4.9%. Closed sales (11,492) are down 0.2%, and pending sales (13,360) are down 0.8%.

Average and Median Sale Prices
Comparing 2018 to 2017 through May of each year, the average sale price rose 5.9% from $423,800 to $448,600. In the same comparison, the median sale price rose 8.0% from $370,000 to $399,500.May Residential Highlights
New listings made some gains this May in the Portland metro area. At 4,665, new listings outpaced May 2017 (4,388) by 6.3% and rose 16.9% from last month in April 2018 (3,990). This was the strongest May for new listings since 2008, when 5,182 were offered in the month. Closed sales (2,803) fell 3.2% short of the 2,896 closings recorded last year in May 2017 but showed a 11.1% increase from last month in April 2018 (2,523). Pending sales (3,201) fared similarly, decreasing 6.8% from May 2017 (3,435) but rising 6.4% from April 2018 (3,008). Inventory in the Portland metro area remained unchanged in May. During the same time, total market time decreased by five days to end at 37 days.

Year to Date Summary
Activity so far in 2018 is a little mixed compared to 2017. New listings (17,506) are up 4.9%. Closed sales (11,492) are down 0.2%, and pending sales (13,360) are down 0.8%.

Average and Median Sale Prices
Comparing 2018 to 2017 through May of each year, the average sale price rose 5.9% from $423,800 to $448,600. In the same comparison, the median sale price rose 8.0% from $370,000 to $399,500.

If you’ve thought about selling please give Rachel a call for information on your home value, steps it takes to sell and what to expect when you sell and/or buy. She has helped many people successfully sell their home and she can help you too! For more information on the current real estate market and how you fit in it please call, email, or text 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- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View a current list of ALL available Houses on the market on my website.

***I’M ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

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CLIENT TESTIMONIAL FOR RACHEL SHELLER

I have had the extreme good fortune to work with Rachel Sheller 3 times under 3 different circumstances.  I first encountered Rachel when she was representing the buyer as I was selling my parents’ home/property.  This was a rural property with an older home and some quirks as many rural properties tend to have. When issues came up which needed to be addressed, Rachel got right on the problem, came up with a way to address it and got the problem solved. I have never been so impressed with a realtor.  I had only had bad experiences with realtors in multiple transactions in the past and went into this sale with lots of skepticism. It sure made the emotional sale of my childhood home a lot easier, especially since she had brought a buyer who was perfect for the property.

I was so impressed with Rachel that I sought her assistance when looking for an economical place to buy for my daughter to live in and eventually for her to purchase. Given the very hot local real estate market, there was not a lot available, but she found a property which fit what we were looking for and in a very short period of time. When my daughter decided she would like to follow her dream to live in a foreign country, I again sought Rachel out to assist in sale of the same property. In spite of a less than cooperative HOA and an “interesting” buyers agent, she again problem-solved, had resources available to provide needed assistance with issues which were impairing the sale and helped get a swift sale above the asking price.

 

Rachel is professional through the entire home sales/buying process and shows true enthusiasm for her work.  She clearly knows the local market inside and out as well as the legal requirements in the real estate sales process. I could not be more impressed with the job she had done in these real estate transactions. On top of everything, she is just a great human being!

-Vereleta

 

Thank you Vereleta! I truly feel bless to of met you through unconventional ways, and to of had the opportunity to serve you and your family. I hope to continue to be of service to you and yours for many years to come.  

 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 a current list ALL available Houses on the market  on my website

***I’M ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

Great house on 4.92 Private acres in Boring with 5300 SF shop/office, garage plus 3 more outbuildings.RMLS #18293046

29197 SE Wheeler Road Boring, OR 97009, RMLS #18293046, Asking $549,999

Incredible opportunity for you! 4.92 very private acres of prime Boring Real Estate! Your long driveway ushers you through your gate to your wonderful, secluded property. The main house has 3 dynamic bedrooms, 2 clean bathrooms,  spacious bonus room, updated kitchen with pantry, eating area plus FS-range & dishwasher included, big bonus room, beamed ceilings, and vaulted ceilings with a total of 2071 SF.  Detached garage with attic storage, shop area and electricity. The largest of the detached buildings has office space, electricity, heat, bathroom with over 5300 SF, not including attic space. The next largest outbuilding has veg room, grow room, dry room, and lab all set up and ready to go, if you’re so inclined. Four outbuildings in all, plus detached garage. Fenced raised beds, small sport court, two large green house bases all set up. Many of the greenhouse metal parts are in the yard. Bring your hammer!  House and outbuildings needs some work, but well worth the effort. This is a rare find! Call, email, or text for more information or see more photos and video on my website.

 

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 a current and accurate list ALL available Houses on the market on my website.

***I’M ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

 

 

GORGEOUS HILLSBORO TOWNHOME $314,999

GORGEOUS Hillsboro Townhome for sale! 3443 SE Brookwood Ave. Hilsboro, OR 97123

Asking #314,999, RMLS # 18034893

Your in for a treat! Really nice 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom, 2 car garage.  This home features high ceiling on each floor, open & bright floor plan, central air conditioning, big kitchen with island, pantry, tile counters, and all kitchen appliances included (replacement fridge in garage for you). Good sized dining are with slider to nice deck- ready for your summer BBQ’s!  The master suite is spacious and has high ceilings, a large walk in closet and sparkling clean bathroom. The comfortable & open living room has a cozy fireplace and darling balcony.

Take a look at this beauty! It’s in brand new condition and ready for YOU to call it  home! For more information or to see more photos or virtual tour please go to my website.

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, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, Earth Advantage Broker, MASTERS CIRCLE, 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

***I’M ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

 

 

Practical solutions for a streamlined closet

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Practical solutions for a streamlined closet

If you’re like most people, reorganizing your closet has been on the top of your to-do list for quite some time. Here are some tips for deciding what stays and what goes, so you can easily find the clothes you want to wear without digging through your entire closet.

Solution #1: Three-month rule If you are constantly pushing aside unworn items in search of what you want to wear today, then it’s time to get rid of old clothing. Any items that are in season and haven’t been worn in the past three months probably aren’t going to be worn again. Consider donating usable clothing, shoes and belts, but throw away anything that’s stained or torn. For special occasion items like fancy footwear, formal wear or holiday-specific items, store them in a separate closet or in plastic bins.

Solution #2: Steps for shoes Instead of scattering shoes on the floor of your closet, check out boot and shoe storage options at a home improvement store. Solutions range from under-the-bed racks on wheels to over-the-door hanging bags and from benches to baskets to shelving to bins and boxes.

Solution #3: Containers and more Once you’ve cleared the clutter out of your closet, use storage containers and other organizational systems to keep hats, socks and jewelry in a specific spot. Putting this solution into practice is the real challenge. Although by making it a habit, you will save time on a daily basis and make sharing a closet a cinch.

Just a little helpful tip brought to you by…

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

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-  homesforyou@frontier.com

View a current list of ALL available Houses on the market on my website.

***I’M ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Licensed in the State of Oregon

 

 

Mt Hood home on water , near golf course in gated community. Perfect for vacation rental or year round living. $309,999

RMLS#18647513~$309,999~66461 E Tillicum Spur Welches, OR 97067

This home is in the perfect location for year round Mt. Living or vacation rental. Situated in a private gated community on the Salmon river side channel, and just a short walk to the golf course this home is a real treat. This home sits on .56 Acre and has an Easement that allows for your own personal walking of the Wildwood walking trail. How about that!  Furnace, and electrical panel were replaced in 2016. Whole home remodel in 2006, but could use new carpet now.  Newer water heater, all appliances included. Check out the open floor plan, beamed/vaulted & cedar lined ceiling! Smokin’ deal on the Mt. Agent owned property.

For more photos and virtual tour go to my website.

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, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

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

***I’M ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Licensed in the State of Oregon

 

 

RARE 1 level home in Sellwood! Priced to sell $450,000. RMLS #18584205

1424 SE Lambert Street Portland, OR 97202~$450,000! RMLS #18584205

Immerse yourself in the Sellwood lifestyle! This intimate & cozy home has limitless possibilities with this flowing 1 level floor plan. 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 sparkling clean bathrooms, resilient laminate flooring, 1 car over-sized garage, xtra long driveway (this is HUGE in this location!), PLUS ALL appliances included (Fridge, stove, dishwasher, clothes washer and clothes dryer). Roof, windows, flooring, and water heater replaced in the past 10 years. Cozy covered deck, perfect for year round entertaining,  welcomes you to a rare and wondrous “Zen” like retreat! Walk or bike just about anywhere! Close to everything! Priced to move in this fabulous location!

Can you imagine walking to Sellwood park for swimming in the summer or just playing in the park! Or walk to Oaks park for a day of fun! What about getting bundled up, bring hot chocolate and walking to watch the Christmas ships in the winter? The lifestyle and location just can’t be beat!

Call me or see more info, pics & tour on my website.

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, Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website.

***I’M ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Licensed in the State of Oregon