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What Can Cause A Closing To Be Delayed?

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The good news is that 76% of housing contracts close on time, according to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors®. Of the 24% that were delayed, 20% closed on a later date and only 4% were completely canceled.

Most of the factors requiring a delayed closing were related to obtaining financing (35%), problems with the appraisal (25%), home inspection/environmental issues (16%), and title/deed questions (9%).

Oftentimes, the buyer’s and seller’s agents are able to solve these closing issues by renegotiating who pays for specific items in the closing costs or by adding a home warranty provided by the seller.

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!

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One Main Reason Fall Is The Best Time Of Year To Buy A House!

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What if your home no longer suits your needs, because it’s too big, or too small, or in the wrong part of town, or … well, there are all kinds of reasons you may want to move. Luckily, fall is a great time to buy a new house and make it into your cozy new home.

Motivated Sellers= More negotiating power

People who sell their homes in fall and winter are often in a hurry to make a sale. They want to be settled before the holidays come, or they want to get a tax break* for this year rather than next year, or they have a new job and they need to relocate. These sellers are looking to close the sale as quickly and smoothly as possible. 

When you buy in fall, the combination of motivated sellers and fewer other homebuyers competing with you for available homes means more negotiating power in your hands, which often results in a better deal. This could mean a lower sales price, seller-paid repairs or upgrades, and even seller-paid closing costs. 

Buying a home in the fall gives you the best of all worlds — lower prices and less competition but still enough inventory to find the home you want. 

If you’re serious about buying a home, doing so this fall may save you money or help you afford more than you expect. Contact me today to discuss your options before you miss out on the fall homebuying season! 

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 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!

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL FROM AMY!

Thank you Ken & Amy for the opportunity to once again be of service. Being called in to help your Parents is an honor i don’t take lightly. I really appreciate the fine testimonial. Thank you!

I have known Rachel for over 13 years, this is not the first time I have worked with her. Rachel is always very professional, attentive to detail and easy to work with… she never left any questions unanswered and always responded promptly. She works hard for her clients and deserves the highest praise.. I would highly recommend anyone seeking a truly professional realtor to connect with Rachel.

Thank you Rachel for your VERY hard work and dedication.. we truly appreciate it.

Amy Koppler

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, 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***

Lets get cooking!

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Whether you’re buying or selling, I’m always ready to get cooking.

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 available homes at my website!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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

SNEAK PEAK ON MARKET 2-15-17. 4.23 ACRES in BORING. $299,000.

New on Market 2-15-17. Sneak peek just for you! 4.23 Acres, $299,000

Land with Manufactured home. Two wells, septic, gas, and electric already on property. Property being sold for land value only.

See this on my website tomorrow am. Stay tuned for more info…

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 available Houses on the market on my website.

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***

Did you notice all the traffic lately? People are moving to Oregon…

2016-migration-patterns

According to Atlas Van lines, the moving company, people are moving into Oregon in droves! We all know we live in one of the most beautiful States in the Country! We feature Deserts, Mountains, Oceans, Beaches, Gorgeous scenery, bike and dog friendly cities and all that is “unique,”  but now the rest of the Country knows it too and Oregon is one of the very top spots to migrate to. #2 in the Nation!   See the above map Atlas Van Lines has created.

inbound Rankings:

  • Idaho (63 percent)
  • Oregon (62 percent)
  • North Carolina (61 percent)
  • Tennessee (60 percent)
  • Alaska (59 percent)
  • Washington (58 percent)
  • Michigan (57.2 percent)
  • Washington D.C. (57.1 percent)
  • Florida (56 percent)
  • New Hampshire (55.1 percent)

Just an interesting Real Estate fact I thought I’d share. If you have been thinking about making that move, buying another property or know someone who needs a really good realtor please don’t hesitate to call. I can help you make a smart investment just right for you and help solidify your financial future today! I appreciate the opportunity to be of service.!

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 available Houses on the market on my website

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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