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Last months real estate highlights

August Residential Highlights

The Portland metro area saw more mixed activity in August, but new listings were up compared with August 2017.

At 4,214 new listings outpaced August 2017 (4,048) by 4.1%, despite cooling 2.3% from the 4,312 new listings offered last month in July 2018.

Closed sales (2,967) increased 8.4% from last month in July 2018 (2,736) but ended 2.2% under the 3,034 closings recorded last year in August 2017.

Pending sales, at 2,760, were 10.2% cooler than August 2017 (3,072) and 10.1% cooler than July 2018 (3,071).

Inventory decreased slightly to 2.3 months in August. Total market time increased to 40 days in the same period.

There were 6,929 active residential listings on the market in the Portland metro region this August.

Average and Median Sale Prices

Comparing 2018 to 2017 through August of each year, the average sale price rose 5.9% from $429,000 to $454,500. In the same comparison, the median sale price rose 5.6% from $379,900 to $401,000.

Year to Date Summary

Activity so far in 2018 is mixed compared to 2017. New listings (30,721) are up 2.9%. Closed sales (20,572) are down 2.0% and pending sales (21,836) are down 2.1%

for your information. If you’d like to talk more about the current real estate market please call, email, or text anytime.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011-2018 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-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View 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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What is the appreciation in your location? Take a look!

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How does your area stack up? Keep in mind each City has many neighborhoods that are priced differently than the average. You can call me for a detailed estimated sale price for your home. Appreciation rates are in the positive numbers all across the board. West Portland may be a little sluggish on appreciation, but prices are generally higher in that location, so you can only increase so much….

Days on the market are looking good too. That is the time it takes to sell your home, on average. Even though we are in a sellers market still (but that is changing-more in another blog) you can still over price your home and it will sit on the market  longer, or worse, not sell at all.

This was a quick peek at the latest real estate numbers. For more information specific to you, please call, email, or text. I look forward to hearing from you!

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011-2018 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-    homesforyou@frontier.com

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

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!

 

 

 

What’s next for the real estate market?

September 2018

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, Washington First

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website.

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

 

 

Seller & Buyer Testimonial

“We worked with Rachel as first-time homebuyers and again when we were looking to sell our home and purchase another. There wasn’t a single question or problem we had that Rachel didn’t know the answer to. She is an absolute pro and it shows in every step of the buying and selling process. She handles everything from start to finish and stays on top of every detail. You want someone who knows what they’re doing and that’s Rachel! There wasn’t a single moment throughout our time working together that we didn’t feel like her top priority. She is willing to do whatever it takes to find you a house you love and get you the best outcome possible. You can rely on her to accommodate your situation and make this process as easy as it can be. We were so lucky to have her help!

Tucker and Olivia”

 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, Washington First

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View 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!

Seller Testimonial for Rachel Sheller

“Thank you for all your help walking me through the process of selling my home and property. I thought it could not be done, but you proved me wrong. You explained everything about the process and contract. You were supportive and always a text, phone call or at my door.  Either with an update, an encouraging word, or helpful instructions. You guided me through the septic test, well test, water test and all the other assessments. You made it easier.

Selling my home after many years was not only emotional, but a test of stamina  and logistics. I could see you were serious about what you do. If anyone asks if I know who could help them with selling or buying a home, I would not hesitate to name you. Rachel Sheller is an honest, forthright real estate agent, who works tirelessly for her clients. Once again, thank you, so much.

Robin Nelson”

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, Washington First

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View 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!

Transform your bath with luxury features

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Showers aren’t merely for freshening up, and mirrors do more than simply reflect your image. Today’s homeowners are turning their baths and showers into mini-spas. Here are five popular features that can transform your bath and add value to your home.

Radiant floor heating – Having a warm floor when you step out of the shower tops the trends list for consumers, according to the latest National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Trends Report.

Zero-transition entry – This safety feature not only reduces the chance of tripping and falling but also adds a sleek and modern appearance to the bathroom.

Home steam shower or sauna – A pricey purchase, but either of these can provide the ultimate in healthy relaxation.

Innovative lighting – Mood lighting can ease the transition from your cozy bed to waking daylight.

Smart vanity mirror – Tech has reigned supreme in kitchens for years. Now, it’s the bathroom’s turn. Touch-screen mirror features can include LED lighting, Bluetooth speakers and a TV screen.

I hope you enjoy this article on home improvement/upgrades. When uou need real estate estate help, please call, email, or text me to get started. I’ll walk you through every step.

 

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, Washington First

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website.

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

Diversify your investments with real estate

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Real estate is recognized as one of the most stable investment options available today. In fact, residential real estate has proven to be a less volatile long-term investment than equities. Financial planning is not a one-size-fits-all option, so how can you be sure real estate investing is right for you?

If you are interested in diversifying your portfolio with real estate, you should first discuss your options with an experienced real estate professional. You will get help with (1) determining the properties that suit your investment needs, (2) tracking down the critical data necessary to make informed decisions, and (3) keeping you up to date on changing trends in the residential market.

As with any investment, there are pros and cons to real estate. Property ownership isn’t as simple as an investment in stocks and bonds. You may not make significant profits right away, and it’s far from liquid. However, the upside is a long-term growth yield that frequently exceeds traditional stock market investments.

If you decide to invest in real estate, be sure to acquire a variety of property types, as well as properties in different markets. In addition to single-family homes or duplexes, consider commercial properties and apartments to keep your portfolio stable and limit the risks associated with the inevitable market shifts. That way, as the housing market ebbs and flows, you’ll still hold a valuable stake in all types of real estate investments. A well-rounded real estate portfolio will give you a better chance at stable, long-term growth.

Ultimately, working with a trusted real estate professional and experienced financial adviser is key to successfully discerning your options and choosing the best investments for your future.

For more information or to get started investing in YOUR future, please 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, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, Earth Advantage Broker, MASTERS CIRCLE, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Washington First

Direct 503.380.9634

Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View 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!