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LOWER NE PDX BEAUTIFUL, REMODELED BUNGALOW $389,999

2017-06-06 13.36.07

8835 NE Wygant St. Portland, OR

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! You don’t want to miss this opportunity! This beautiful Bungalow style home is in one of the “hottest” areas in Portland! It is completely, and tastefully remodeled throughout the entire house. This gorgeous home has three spacious bedrooms, a big, sparkling clean bathroom, spacious living room with a cozy wood fireplace and a classic custom mantle, a generous dining room with wainscoting, charm and character throughout, thoughtfully remodeled kitchen with custom tile work, “shaker” style cabinets, all stainless steel kitchen appliances included with all the “bells & whistles!” Extra storage, enormous RV parking, highly sought after .15 acres corner lot, and so much more! Move in ready for you! Welcome Home!

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

See this home and ALL available homes at my website!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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

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Some helpful data if you’re contemplating selling! It’s YOUR time!

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Are millennials slackers or geniuses?

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Millennials often get a bad rap for being unemployed, living with their parents, and putting off getting married or having kids, but, according to an article from Business Insider, there’s more to 18- to 30-year-olds than meets the eye!

  1. Millennials do most of their shopping in physical stores.  Sure, they are tech savvy and frequently shop online. But millennials haven’t completely abandoned stores and shopping malls. They like to touch and feel products before they buy them, and still appreciate the experience of shopping in a store. In fact, millennials still complete 54% of shopping in physical stores, according to the report.
  2. Millennials save more money than the national average. “Contrary to popular rhetoric regarding a highly challenged consumer who may be burdened with debt and living ‘paycheck to paycheck,’ our survey of millennials suggests the majority of the demographic (74% of total responses) saves money every month compared to 26% who do not,” the report says.
  3. Millennials are planning to buy homes. They are delaying home-buying and marriage and kids, but they are planning to get to those life milestones eventually. When asked what they are saving for, millennials said (1) a house, (2) a car, and (3) retirement.
  4. Millennials aren’t just relying on Uber and Lyft to get around. They are actually buying cars. Like with homeownership, many millennials have delayed purchasing cars. But car buying among this demographic is rapidly rising and will continue to grow, according to the report. About 64% of millennials plan to buy a car in the next two years, and most of those who don’t plan to buy a car already own one, according to the data. Only 5% of respondents said car-sharing services like Uber and Lyft serve as a replacement for owning a car.

 

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

See ALL available homes at my website!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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

Think long term for your benefit!

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5 Steps Toward Early Retirement

Retiring early is all about financial habits and willpower. If you are willing to make the necessary changes, early retirement can be achieved no matter where you are in your career now.

  1. Start today

There’s no better time to start than now. Simple as that.

  1. Pay off debt

It’s hard to start saving when you have thousands of dollars of debt looming overhead. Buckle down and make significant payments on debt to buy yourself the freedom to start investing in your retirement.

  1. Create a plan

Stick to a plan that you can contribute to monthly and track your progress. Decide how much you want to have saved up by the time you retire, then decide at what age you would like to retire. Now calculate how much you need to save each month in order to meet this goal. (You may need to consult a financial planner.)

  1. Spend wisely

Really think about your needs and limit spending on expensive items that only bring temporary satisfaction, such as a new car, boat or RV.

  1. Think long-term

Living on less will help you down the line, so learn to downsize. Every little bit helps. Bring your lunch to work, ride your bike more often or trade your expensive annual vacation for a stay-cation.

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

See ALL available homes at my website!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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

Here is something tasty for you to try!

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 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

See ALL available houses at my website!!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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

 

Lets make the most of this Oregon sun!!

 

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Creative Ways to Use Sunlight

Solar panels aren’t the only way to harness the sun’s energy. Try these creative ways to use sunlight and cut energy costs while protecting the planet.

Skylights
This one might seem simple, but skylights have many hidden benefits. If you love the ambiance of natural light, a skylight provides ample illumination with privacy that windows facing your neighbors do not. This energy-efficient window allows you to ditch the light switch and save on electricity.

Solar backpack
Low battery shouldn’t keep you from enjoying the outdoors. The ECEEN Solar Backpack allows you to hike, bike and enjoy sunlight while your backpack stores energy. The ECEEN Solar Backpack utilizes high-efficiency solar cells to provide power for your phone, GPS system or MP3 player.

Outdoor clothesline
Give your dryer a rest and hang your clothes in the yard. As long as the temperature outside is above freezing and it’s sunny, your clothes will be just fine on the line. Use clothespins to make sure laundry doesn’t blow away, and give it a few hours to dry. Once clothes are dry, use a steamer or the air-tumble cycle on your machine to get any wrinkles out, while still reducing energy usage.

Mood booster
Without enough sun exposure, serotonin levels in the body can drop. Low serotonin levels can be linked to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is a form of depression caused by seasonal changes in weather and sun exposure. Phototherapy, or exposure to the sun, can help boost your mood.

 

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

See ALL available homes at my website!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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

 

Thank you so much for the testimonial, Nick!

“We don’t have enough nice things to say about Rachel!! She truly went above and beyond and helped us find the perfect home in no time. She walked us through every step and was always available to answer questions we had. Buying a house isn’t always an easy process but Rachel made it feel like a breeze. Without Rachel we would not of been able to buy our first home. Rachel is the absolute best in the business!!” -Nick Woods

I am so appreciative of all my amazing clients, especially you Nick Woods! I can’t tell you how proud I am of you as a young millennial buying your first home! I feel like I am the lucky one getting to help you. Congratulations!

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

See ALL available homes at my website!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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