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What’s happening in our Market now?

4th quarter info

This is a page from my quarterly newsletter that is chocked full of stats and current real estate numbers. We are looking good!  For information on your area and neighborhood please call, email, or text anytime!

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***

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7 Fixes for Freshening Up Your Home

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7 Fixes for Freshening Up Your Home

Sometimes all it takes is a little know-how and elbow grease to brighten up an old space. Try these fixes to bring a new look and breathe new life into your home.

Wash the windows. Inside and out. Spotless glass can transform a space. Don’t forget your screens!

Shine up the trim. Dusting, washing and touching up the paint on old trim is an automatic way to make a room look cleaner, brighter and well put together.

Refresh the grout. LiveLoveDIY blogger “Virginia” suggests Polyblend Grout Renew and scrubbing between tiles with a toothbrush.

Fill in the floors. Use wax stick stain markers to hide surface- level scratches in hardwood.

Switch out the hardware. New cabinet and drawer pulls, or even sink and shower faucets can go a long way to making a bathroom or kitchen feel new.

Clean stainless steel appliances. Use a microfiber cloth with a little vinegar to wipe away fingerprints and sticky spots.

Divide up big spaces. Cozy conversation areas within an open floor plan are gaining popularity. You can also hang curtains in doorways between rooms, invest in folding doors or get creative by breaking up the room with large pieces of furniture or free-standing art.

For more information on getting ready to sell please call, email, or text. I’m happy to talk with you about this important step before selling…even in a  sellers market.

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

BORING OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU! TWO PARCELS-BOTH BUILDABLE. 4.85 ACRES $300,000 RMLS#17662398

OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU!!

AMAZING LOCATION! Two properties for sale! 8677 SE 287th (4.23 Acres) and 8675 SE 287th (.62 Acres). You are in for a treat! This wonderful 4.85 Acres (both parcels together) is located in one of Boring’s finest neighborhoods! These Property are being sold AS-IS and for land Value. Build your dream home on one or BOTH of these fabulous properties. The large lot has TWO wells, septic and electric.  The smaller lot is currently being perk tested.  The large 4.23 parcel  goes WAY back to the field, not easily seen from the street. Fully Fenced. Buyer to be responsible for contacting the County to verify all buildability and divide ability requirements. Septic tank has been pumped regularly every 3-5 years. Manufactured being sold as-is and no value.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity! $300,000. RMLS#17662398

 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***

 

 

 

5 WAYS TO INCREASE CURB APPEAL

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.

Taking the time to make sure you have great curb appeal sold sign with boywill really pay off in the bottom dollar! For more information on what to do to get the curb appeal you need before selling please call, email, or text  me. I’m happy to help!

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 a current list of  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***

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL-THANK YOU!!

“Rachel was referred to us in late fall of 2016.  My husband and I purchased and sold multiple homes in the past 12 years, and when we met Rachel it was immediately apparent that she knows her business well.  Rachel was a true professional throughout the process of selling our home.  We were previously frustrated with the lack of results from another realtor, and when we hired Rachel she got the job done. I would definitely recommend Rachel to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.  She is extremely communicative and motivated.  She makes things happen!” 

Tracey Nicholas

Thank you Mark & Tracey for the opportunity to be of service! I can’t tell you how much being of service means to me. I’m so happy for you guys and proud to be a small part of your new experience..

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 @

Web Site-   www.rachelsheller.com

 

Licensed in the State of Oregon

 

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

 

The very latest Portland-Metro real estate numbers…and what they mean

 

WOW! We ended 2016 in a BANG! The real estate market is really ‘up and humming!’ The market was a strong sellers market last year, but with the low-interest rates combating the rising prices the market saw a lot of movement last year, enabling many to jump in and take advantage of the great opportunities.

We ended out the year with 1.3 months of inventory (6 months is a balanced market) making it a seller’s market. Think-low inventory, high demand.

The average price jumped 11.5%, which is HUGE!! 3%-5% is a really good appreciation, but double digits is amazing! This appreciation number is an average. Some Locations/Neighborhoods saw lower or higher appreciation rates.

The market time (how long it takes to get an offer on your house) is hovering at 42 days. This is assuming your house is fairly priced. Believe it or not, there are homes that are overpriced and not selling, but the reasonably priced (reasonably priced for its location and condition) homes can expect to receive and offer in the 42 day average amount of time, depending on the property  & location.

2017 is forecasted to be another really good year in our Portland-Metro real estate market (This includes all our suburbs). The appreciation is expected to be a little lower but still good. Heck! Where can you get even 2% return on your investment anymore? Real Estate! That’s where!

A few of the factors that make 2017 appealing to sellers AND buyers is Interest rates are holding steady right now, FHA fees are reduced, we have positive appreciation, and more homes will hit the market very soon. Time to make that move….or “flip” if you’re so inclined!!

If you are thinking of making that move this year, please call, email, or text me for current information. This will be a fabulous year to make the move! I’ll help you get the very most for your property and help you find the perfect property for you. Call me! you’ll be glad you did!

Also, I’m also one of the very few realtors who are a “stager.” I’ll help you use your existing stuff to stage your home. Staging really pays off on in increasing the ultimate sales price. IT WORKS!

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

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

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

 

 

GREAT GRESHAM HOME! JUST LISTED~ SALE PENDING!!

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JUST LISTED! SALE PENDING! RMLS# 16348316

Welcome home! This very special home feels ENORMOUS inside! Soaring vaulted ceilings, GORGEOUS beams, open floor plan, 3 big bedroom (Master suite is large with double closet, BIG bathroom w/skylight, and slider to deck), 2 bright bathrooms, plus private, fenced back yard that backs to greenspace, not to mention the large, useful deck. Newer roof (about 8 years ago), newer furnace (about 4 years ago), newer water heater (about 2 years ago). WONDERFUL bakers kitchen with vaulted ceilings, eating bar, and THREE ovens! Covered breezeway/front deck leads you from to spacious 2 car detached garage to your calming and peaceful private courtyard, right to your front door! For more information please call, email, or text Rachel or go to Rachel’s website.

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***