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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

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First time homebuyers want your home.

Call or email today. Together we’ll explore the possibilities in our ever-changing real estate market. 

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 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

Good signs new construction is turning around in 2018!

new construction

For many first-time home buyers, 2017 was tough. It was a year in which many baby boomers stayed put in their larger homes, investors sank money into rental properties, and new construction remained slow. Together, that meant fewer affordable single-family homes especially for those in the market for the very first time.

However, the rest of 2018 is predicted to bring good news. With an increase in building permits submitted at the end of 2017, new construction is expected to increase. According to NerdWallet, the “median estimate has single-family housing starts rising about 8 percent in 2018, to roughly 912,500 new houses.” This means more homes for first-time buyers will be on the market as the year progresses.

If you’re looking for a single-family home, it’s time to talk to call me now. Start the conversation with me early in the year so you can be ready to buy when the time comes. I have information about new construction in your area and can guide you through the process to get you settled into a new home. 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, Realtors

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

 

 

SELLER TESTIMONIAL

Thank you Earnest for the wonderful Testimonial. It means a great deal to me to help you again. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be of service!

“RacheI, I want to tell you what a pleasure it was to work with you in the sale of my home, you really went the extra mile for me and your attention to detail was amazing, I could not have been better taken care of, I will be recommending you to anyone that is looking to sell or buy real estate.
Thank You
Ernest”

If you or someone you know needs me, please call, email, or text. I welcome you contacting me. The market is always moving and changing. I keep my finger on the pulse. Let’s make it work for you!

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, 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 ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

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

 

SNEAK PEEK! COMING SOON!!

On market 2-5-2018! $334,999, RMLS# 18057987

2136 SE Kelly Ave Gresham, OR 97080

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! 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 on Monday. Call me for more info!

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 ALL available Houses on the market on my website.

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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

 

New Real EstateTax Law – 5 Effects to Home ownership and 1 unchanged

Have you heard about the new tax laws? Congress’ recently passed tax reform, has five changes that might effect homeowners.

  1. Mortgage Interest Deduction

The mortgage interest tax deduction is touted as a way to make homeownership more affordable. It cuts the federal income tax that qualifying homeowners pay by reducing their taxable income by the amount of mortgage interest they pay. Beginning in 2018, the deduction is scaled back to interest on debt up to $750,000, instead of $1 million, for people who buy homes on or after Dec. 15, 2017.

  • Tax Law Through 2017: You may deduct the interest you pay on mortgage debt up to $1 million ($500,000 if married filing separately) on your primary home and a second home.
  • Tax Law Beginning in 2018: For homes bought before Dec. 15, 2017, no change. But for homes bought Dec. 15, 2017, or later, you may deduct the interest you pay on mortgage debt up to $750,000($375,000 if married filing separately).

 

2. Property Tax Deduction

The former tax law eased the pain of paying property taxes by allowing qualifying taxpayers to reduce their taxable income by the total amount of property taxes they paid. Beginning in 2018, the deduction is limited to a total of $10,000 for the cost of property taxes, and state and local income taxes or sales taxes.

  • Tax Law Through 2017: You may deduct the property taxes you pay on real estate you own.
  • Tax Law Beginning in 2018: You may deduct up to $10,000 ($5,000 if married filing separately) for a combination of property taxes and either state or local income taxes or sales taxes.home-167734__340

3. Home Equity Deduction

On top of the mortgage interest deduction, the former tax law added a deduction for interest paid on home equity debt “for reasons other than to buy, build, or substantially improve your home.” So, for example, if you borrowed from a home equity line of credit to pay tuition, the interest you paid was tax-deductible. Starting in 2018, the deduction is eliminated for interest paid on home equity debt.

  • Tax Law Through 2017: You may deduct interest on up to $100,000 of home equity debt ($50,000 if married filing separately).
  • Tax Law Beginning in 2018: Eliminates the deduction for interest on home equity debt.

4. Mortgage Interest Deduction For Second Homes

You may deduct interest on mortgage debt on your primary home and a second home. The new law keeps this part of the former tax law in place, although it reduces the amount of eligible mortgage debt, as seen in item No. 1 above.

  • Tax Law Through 2017: Deduct the interest you pay on mortgage debt up to $1 million ($500,000 if married filing separately) on your primary home and a second home.
  • Tax Law Beginning in 2018: Deduct the interest you pay on mortgage debt up to $750,000 ($375,000 if married filing separately) on your primary home and a second home.

 

5. Moving Expenses

Under the former tax law, you could deduct some moving expenses when you moved for a new job. You had to meet complex criteria involving distance and timing of the move. Beginning in 2018, only active-duty members of the armed forces will be allowed to deduct moving expenses.

  • Tax Law Through 2017: Deduct some moving expenses if you meet distance and time requirements.
  • Tax Law Beginning in 2018: Only active duty members of the armed forces may deduct moving expenses.

 

Capital Gains rule has NOT changed

Changing the capital gains rule was on the chopping block, but thankfully it has not changed. When you sell a house, the capital gain is the difference between the price you paid for it and the price you sold it for. This capital gain is treated as taxable income. If you owned the house long enough, you’re allowed to exclude up to $500,000 (for married couples) of this capital gain as income so you don’t have to pay federal income tax on it. (The exclusion is capped at $250,000 for taxpayers filing separately.)

  • You must have owned the home, and used it as your primary residence, during at least two of the five years before the date of sale. You cannot have used this exclusion in the two years before the sale of the home.

Would you like to know more? I’m not an accountant, but I can give guidance on home values, market conditions, buying, selling, and a couple great recommendations. For more information the new tax laws contact tour favorite CPA or call me and I’d be happy to refer you.

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 ALL available Houses on the market on my website

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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

Thanks you Lewis Holden for the original article sited here.

Lewis, Holden, and Holden Lewis Holden is a personal finance writer for NerdWallet. He previously covered mortgages and real estate at Bankrate. Read more twitterTwitteremailEmail. “Tax Plan Compromise: What Happens to Homeownership?”NerdWallet, 20 Dec. 2017,