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5 Places to use patterns and 2 places to avoid them


Some people love them, some people hate them. But there’s always room for a little pattern in your home’s interior décor.

Use patterns

Towels and napkins
Small bits of fun prints can add character to a plain kitchen. Dish towels and cloth napkins are easy to switch out, making it simple to change colors in your kitchen. Don’t be afraid to try floral, stripe or geometric designs and rotate them regularly.

Outdoor furniture cushions
While your patio furniture should be sturdy and timeless, the cushions and pillows can be anything you like. Change them with the season or just because chartreuse is your new favorite color. Bold floral prints and bright colors work well outside.

Throw pillows
Throw pillows can take a living area from “blah” to “wow!” Pair pillows touting small prints with solid pillow partners. If you’re feeling extra edgy, a texture like fur or denim can add another dimension to your living room.

Kitchen backsplash
The backsplash can transform a kitchen. Try a bright, hammered copper or glass tiles to bring light and energy into the space. Have fun with this change by choosing a unique material that can be the room’s focal point.

Curtains are a prime place to incorporate large, bold prints. Complement busy patterns in curtains with solid-color accessories in the same shades to avoid making the space look too busy.

Avoid patterns

All four walls
Too much of a print can make a room feel cluttered. Try accenting one wall with a bold pattern, because a room full of prints can be hard to look at and even harder to update.

A patterned couch is usually best left on the showroom floor. As an investment piece, couches should be more neutral than trendy. Most prints go out of style within two to three years, so don’t let the appeal of your couch expire that quickly.

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Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES,            MASTERS CIRCLE, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Earth Advantage Broker, Oregon First, Realtors

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August 2016 Stats

RE STATS 8-19-2016

The numbers are just out! Take a look at the appreciation rates for your City. Just amazing! This wont last. It can’t. If have wanted to make that move, NOW is the time. Call, email, or text me, I’d be happy to go over YOUR appreciation value and the steps to make your dream move a reality!

Five Star award recipient 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.


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 Oregon


NEW GRESHAM LISTING- 2501 SE Hacienda $259,999

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ON MARKET 3-18-2016 RMLS# 16118431 WELCOME HOME! This gorgeous home features a very open floor plan, 3 full bedrooms, 2 updated & sparkling clean bathrooms, 2 car garage, RV parking, large living room with pellet stove, BIG kitchen with island, … Continue reading


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Hang on! We have started another very active year in real estate on a fast and furious tempo! Our very latest numbers have come out and right now we have 1.8 months of inventory on the market in all of the Portland-Metro areas. That is up just a bit from the month before at 1.2 months of inventory. This is important because the ‘months of inventory’ gauges the overall health of the real estate market. A balanced, robust market usually hovers around 6 months of inventory. A Buyer’s market is typically is over 6 months of inventory, Where as, a Seller’s market is everything under 6 months. As you can see we have been in a seller’s market for a long time.

This low inventory situation would normally have a damaging effect on the market, but because the interest rates are so very low, the current market is competitive, and thriving but not damaging. On average, we see an influx of homes hitting the market around May-August.  If you were thinking of making a move this year now is the time to start talking with me about it. This is your year!!


The median sales price shows an increase of 8.1% in the past 12 months! That is a big jump if you consider the entire sales price of your home…or your potential home you want to buy. This is why buying early in the year is such a good idea. Your home should go up nicely in value this year, but so should the home you want to purchase.


The average time a house stays on the market is up by one day to 57 days on the market. If you have been looking at houses, you know the good ones go in a day or two, with multiple offers. Assuming they are competitively priced and not over priced. Yes, you can still over price your home, even in such a hot seller’s market.

For more information on all things real estate: buying, selling,  getting ready to sell, staging (important even in this market), timing, and what your home is worth in this HOT market please call, email, or text anytime.


Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES

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 @ my web site

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October Residential Highlights

October brought some cooling to real estate activity in the Portland metro area, but pending sales were still on the rise this was the strongest October for pending sales in the area since October 2005. Inventory in the Portland metro area decreased slightly in October to 1.8 months. Remember 6 months is considered a balanced market. Anything under 6 months is considered a sellers’ market and above 6 months is considered a buyers’ market. We are in a STRONG sellers’ market right now. We have actually been in a sellers’ market for well over 3 years.

Total market time in holding steady at 46 days (Time it takes to get an accepted offer on your home).

Sale Prices and the Future of Real Estate

Prices continue to rise. The median sale price rose a whopping 7.0% for all areas (All neighborhoods are different-for your call, email or text me).

The interest rates are still very low making it affordable to purchase even though the prices are rising. The economic forecasts I have heard say we are in in for another year of increased prices!

This is very good news people! If you are waiting to make a more or wished you would of done it before the crash NOW is the time! Call, email, or text me for information on selling or buying residential property. You’ll be glad you did!

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Rachel Sheller-Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES,

Diversity Specialist, HOWNW-Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634 Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market @ my Web Site-


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Welcome home to your wonderful Woodburn home! Nestled in a charming side street this home has many fabulous amenities! Wood floors under carpet (bedrooms and living room), lots of windows, 912 SF of living space, BIG, BRIGHT kitchen with appliances included (FS-Range, FS Fridge AND clothes washer & dryer too!!). Spacious 11 X 7 utility room, detached 1 car garage, room for RV parking in driveway…..just needs a little TLC to make this darling home shine!! see more photos & information at my website. RMLS#15170094

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS!! Build your own sweat equity! NEW LISTING!!

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Bring your tool belt! This beauty just needs some TLC to shine. This is an amazing opportunity for you! This fabulous home features an enormous 3 car garage that has 220, an office and storage area-VERY RARE. This home also features covered RV parking, calming deck overlooking the spacious private back yard, extra large kitchen with lots of light. Open floor plan throughout and hardwood floor.
This beauty is in a perfect location off the main thorough fair but with easy access to public transportation. You are also located at the foot of Powell Butte-Walking trails just down the road. RMLS# 15430922
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