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Gorgeous Gresham 1 level remodeled home! $334,999 RMLS#18057987

$334,999, 2136 SE Kelly Ave Gresham, OR 97080, RMLS#18057987

Highly sought after location in one of Gresham finest neighborhood! Rare 1 level home with open & bright floor plan. The large Living room features hardwood floors with a cozy fireplace with custom mantle for you to enjoy on chilly nights or just to set the mood. The dining area is spacious with French doors leading to your solid deck overlooking the generous sized back yard.  The backyard is a blank slate ready for your designs: custom firepit? Secret garden? You name it! Adjacent to the dining area is the GORGEOUS kitchen with new cabinets, quartz counters, beautiful & tasteful tile work, higher end appliances (included!), gas range, wood flooring, and useful and show stopping island! Good sized master suite with sparkling clean, bright bathroom with custom flooring. Newer carpet in the bedrooms, newer exterior and interior paint. Not to mention the jumbo family room. It’s so big you might be able to make a 4th bedroom and still have a family room! Check out the absolutely stunning light fixtures! See photos and virtual tour on my website. As usual, please call, email, or text with any questions or needs.

Five Star award recipient 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

 

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5 Ways to increase curb appeal

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5 Ways to Increase Curb Appeal

In the world of real estate sales, it’s still “location, location, location.” But coming in a close second is “curb appeal, curb appeal, curb appeal.” Real estate professionals agree that the majority of serious buyers will not even enter a prospective home if the appearance of the outside is lacking.

With predictions for high buyer demand in 2017 as well as mortgage interest rates beginning to creep up, having your house ready to list as early in the year as possible will result in a higher selling price and in a shorter amount of time.

  1. Paint the front door

A fresh coat of paint can go a long way in sprucing up a home. Try deep red for a bold look, or slate gray for a sophisticated touch. Replace the house numbers if they are dull or faded. Add molding above the door to finish it off.

  1. Plant flowers

Professional landscaping can be expensive, but planting flowers can be a low-cost upgrade. Step up your flower game with window boxes for your new blooms. Oversized ceramic pots with floral plantings are another attractive way to draw attention to the front porch or walkway.

  1. Give the mailbox a makeover

A sturdy, new mailbox is welcoming and keeps your home from showing its true age. Try a mailbox with a durable wooden base, or choose a mailbox with a planter for flowers. Dress up your mailbox with a coat of paint. Secure new house numbers on the mailbox or on the side of the wooden base.

  1. Blend the ugly necessities

Unsightly wires and cables may be impossible to remove, but you can hide them. Paint wires the same color as your house to help any of these types of eyesores blend in.

  1. Add shutters or window trims

If you’re able to splurge, add shutters or another type of window trim to your front windows. This can make windows look twice their size and acts as the finishing touch on a home’s exterior.

For more information on curb appeal please call, email, or text me for more information.

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

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.

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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

2017 Economic Forecast

wooden-block-house-on-money I just went to an economic forecast summit in Portland. There are many forecasts on the Horizon. The Pacific NW, especially our Portland/Metro, is expected to stay hot in 2017 (See below for Stats). Before I get to them, I will just tell you right away…the real estate market looks solid, and strong through the second quarter of 2018 .That is really good news! Another  point I’d like to share that was brought up was that we are not in a bubble, nor are we even close to another bubble. That means we have a clear road ahead of us for the next 1 1/2 years.

A few of the projections are:

  1. Interest rate expected to be raised 2 times in 2017.
  2. Job growth is expected at at least 3.5% in 2017.
  3. Unemployemnt is hovering at 4.6% and hopefully will reduce further.
  4. Appreciation is expected to be a solid and sustainable 3.5%-5%. This will probably be a little higher this year in Portland/Metro in many neighborhoods-Call me for info on yours.
  5. The median age of first time homebuyer in 2017 is 32 years. The average age of repeat homebuyers (home seller)  is 36years-52 years of ages in 2017.
  6. Another unique and interesting forecast was that there is expected to be 1/2 less cars on the road by 2030. This is expected to decrease due to the insurgance of “self driving” cars and urban dense living.

Thanks to WFG and Pat Stone (President and CEO Williston Financial Group) for the wonderful class and information on our coming year. It looks pretty darn sunny!! Call me and lets get you moving!! Its the perfect year for you to make the move you have been waiting on.

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

View ALL, current, available Houses on the market go to my website.

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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

RECIPIE FOR A CHILLY OCTOBER

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Whether you’re buying or selling, I’m always ready to get cooking. With my preparation and attention to detail, I’ll get you the results you need.

Five Star award recipient 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 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

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***

Tax Day Hidden Treasures

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Tax day is just around the corner, and many homeowners forget that they’re sitting on a wealth of potential savings — in their home. Tax deductions for homeowners are plentiful, so keep these guidelines in mind as you prepare your return this year.

First, know that if you deduct home expenses, you have to file form 1040 (also known as the long form) and itemize your deductions on Schedule A. While it can be a headache, the rewards might be worth it.

Remember that the mortgage on your home is deductible — at least the real estate taxes, qualifying interest and premiums, for a loan up to $1 million, according to the IRS. Note that fire or homeowner’s insurance premiums and the principal mortgage amount are not deductible. Here’s how to calculate what’s deductible: Enter your total real estate taxes for the year, and enter the number of days in the property tax year that you owned the property. Divide the number of days by 366, and multiply that number by your total real estate taxes for the year.

Paid off your mortgage early? The penalty you might have received is tax deductible as home mortgage interest, as long as it’s not for a specific service performed or a cost connected with your mortgage loan.

You may have heard that home repairs can qualify for tax deductions, but home improvements are the real winners. An improvement is classified as anything that adds to the value of the home — for instance, making a room handicapped accessible or adding a deck to the back of your home. Always keep receipts and records — and remember, if you borrowed money for that improvement, the interest on the loan is tax deductible, just as it is with the mortgage payments.

Another item many homeowners forget is deductions for loan origination fees, better known as “points.” One point is equal to 1 percent of your loan. Depending on how many points you’ve accumulated, you may be eligible to deduct them. There are rules about deducting points, but a financial professional can help you sort through them.    And finally, don’t forget that if you upgraded to energy-efficient Energy Star windows, stoves or water heaters, those may be eligible for a tax credit. Check http://www.energystar.gov to see if your improvements are included.

Owning a home has many benefits! Call, email, or text me anytime for more information on the benefits of home ownership!

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!! 

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES

Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent

Oregon First, Realtors Direct 503.380.9634

Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website