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FABULOUS Gresham home In Barlow Schools Dist. $339,999

2486 SE Wendy Drive Gresham, OR~ RMLS #20019448~ Asking $339,999

Welcome Home! Rare 1 level home tucked away in one of Gresham’s finest neighborhoods ready for you to call home! 3 good sized bedrooms, 2 full baths, jumbo Livingroom room, cozy family room with fireplace, plus an updated kitchen with unique concrete counters, pantry & laminate floors. Large deck with hot tub, fire-pit area and big fenced back yard. The master suite is spacious and ready for you to enjoy as your secret oasis! RV parking, Air conditioning, low maintenance vinyl siding and so much more!

For more information call, email, or text. You can view the virtual tour on my website.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2020 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

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

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- rachel@rachelsheller.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!

Brass Is Back-How to Use Brass: 5 Key Tips

1. Use sparingly. Brass works best when used in small doses. Too much can create a “too matchy-matchy” look, according to Smithe. Overuse can make it start to look cheap, says Segal. “Moderation is key,” he says.

coffee table with brass accents

© Ethan Allen

2. Mix finishes. Brass appears more timeless rather than trendy when it’s matte, brushed, or aged, which helps soften its sheen, Segal says. But be careful, Smithe says, when mixing brasses in a single space from different manufacturers. “There is a huge range in color and brightness. Some take on a bright yellow color while others can be more of an aged gold,” she says.

3. Combine warm metal colors. Brass, gold, and bronze can work well together since they share similar warm values versus shiny nickel, which leans toward the colder side, says Sprouse.  

mixed metals used in kitchen

© Walter E.Smithe Furniture + Design

4. Mix metals. Some designers also think brass, satin, brushed nickel, stainless steel, and oil-rubbed bronze can be used together. But Imhoff still offers some caution. “Go with similar warm, muted undertones for some consistency,” she says. Chicago designer Summer Thornton likes mixing metals, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms where she might use brass, nickel, and steel combinations.

5. Consider longevity. How long brass will stay fashionable is unknown. When it becomes too ubiquitous in retail stores, shelter magazines, and on design websites, it may be time to move on. The good news is that brass touches are easy to add in and switch out.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2020 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

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

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my web site.

My business is referral based.
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5 Ways to Be Productive While Social Distancing

Social distancing doesn’t have to mean productivity distancing! While COVID-19 has you self-quarantining at home, there are ways to use that time to get ahead of tasks and projects you’ve been putting off for a while. From getting a jump on spring cleaning to shaking things up in the kitchen, here are some ways to use your time at home wisely.

1. Deep Clean Your Home

Running around from place-to-place makes it difficult to squeeze in time for a sanitize. While you’re home, get a jump on your spring cleaning and kill any germs or bacteria that may be hiding out in harder to reach spots. It’s a win-win for your health and your living space!

2. Sort Through Your Closet

Take this time to go through you and your family’s wardrobe. Try things on, see what fits and what doesn’t, and ditch anything that’s so 2019. Bag up the give-away clothes and keep them aside. Later, once the coronavirus dies down and it’s safe to head out, take them to a charity shop or donation center, or consider re-selling online.

3. Rearrange Your Furniture

Being cooped up for a while can help you start to see your space in a new light. If you feel like you need a little more room or just a change of scenery, feng shui your place! Look up ideas and tips on Pintrist, Houzz and other home decor blogs. Get the whole family in on it — your living room will seem brand new!

4. Try a New Recipe

If you have a folder of recipes you have yet to try out, now is your chance! Take stock of the ingredients you have and try out that one dish you just haven’t had time to get to. It’s a great way to feel like you’re eating at a restaurant without leaving your house. Make a menu and plan to make a different recipe every few days!

5. Read a Book You’ve Been Putting Off

How many times have you received a great book recommendation, but never had a second to get to it? This is your chance to dive into a person growth book or even a buzzworthy new novel. Download it as an audio book or eBook if you can’t get the physical copy. You’ll keep your mind sharp and stay entertained while at home.

As you continue to do your part to practice social distancing, you can still be productive! Give these ideas a try and shake things up while you’re at home.

Thank you Brian Buffini for this fabulous blog. Appreciate the info. I hope this helps you with some good ideas, encourages you and lifts you up a bit. We are in this together!

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2020 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

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

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- rachel@rachelsheller.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!

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

“AMAZING! Great partner for everyone involved in the entire process which is great for the clients! Rachel helped us buy our first house in 2016, and this year helped us sell it for a great profit and buy our dream home! Not only is she insanely passionate about her career (which makes her fantastic at it), she’s both sweet and hilarious to top it off. I would recommend Rachel 100% of the time for anyway that wants a nice, smooth process!”

Thank you Dani & Austin. I’m the lucky one to be able to help you again. It was a pleasure to work with you and help you succeed in your real estate ventures!

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2020 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

Rachel Sheller- Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, Earth Advantage Broker, MASTERS CIRCLE-Diamond-Platinum, CSA-Certified Staging Agent,

Oregon First-Principal Broker, Washington First-Managing Broker

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- rachel@rachelsheller.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!

Latest & Greatest Portland-Metro Real Estate Stats- November 2019

How’s The Market?

Below is an excerpt from the Regional Multiple Listing Service’s most recent “Market Action” report that comes out monthly and is e-mailed to all member Realtors. This is data specific to the Portland Metro Area market.

October Residential Highlights

Oregon City/Canby is leading the pack right now at 4.9% appreciation! Winds of change are a blowin’. It still is a really good time to make a move if you’ve been kicking it around. Most people don’t know the Winter months are great times to move. Less completion if your a seller, and if your a buyer there typically have been many houses that have been sitting on the market ready for negotiation. Here are some stats;

Pending and closed sales saw gains this month in the Portland metro area, compared with October 2018. Pending sales (2,575) rose 3.7% over the 2,484 offers accepted in October 2018, falling 4.1% short of the 2,686 offers accepted last month in September 2019.

Closed sales (2,588) rose 6.1% from the 2,440 closings recorded last year in October 2018 and increased 8.9% compared with the 2,377 closings recorded last month in September 2019.

New listings, at 3,064, decreased 1.2% from October 2018 (3,100) and 11.7% from September 2019 (3,470).

Inventory decreased slightly to 2.4 months this October, while total market time rose by two days to land at 54 days.

Average and Median Sale Prices

Comparing 2019 to 2018 through October, the average sale price has increased 1.2% from $453,600 to $459,000. In the same comparison, the median sale price has increased 2.5% from $400,000 to $410,000.

For more information on what these numbers mean to you, please call, email or text. I’m here for you and your!

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!

Rachel Sheller, 503.380.9634, rachel@rachelsheller.com

Oregon First-Principal Broker, Washington First-Managing Broker

CRS, CSA, ABR, GRI, SRES, Diversity Specialist

FIVE STAR AGENT IN PORTLAND-METRO 2011-2020
***I’M ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

Housing projections for 2020 & beyond

Housing projections for 2020 & beyond

Looking into their crystal balls, real estate experts share these predictions and trends:

  • New home starts will continue to lag behind consumer demand, especially among millennials. Based on statistics from the past three years, the supply of homes will remain tight as the number of new households and demolition of run-down properties outpaces the rise in new construction.
  • While some fear an inevitable economic recession on the horizon, most economists see a stable leveling off of the housing market, but not another crash similar to 2007-2009.
  • Austin ranks No. 1 among the fastest growing cities in America. Driven primarily by tech growth, many smaller metros such as Raleigh-Durham, Indianapolis and Portland are also trending in the nation’s top 20.
  • Walkable, urban senior living condos and smaller homes are one real estate market where many predict consistent growth thanks to the health and wealth of baby boomers.

For more information on the 2020 real estate forecast and what that means to you as a seller or buyer or both, please call, email, or text me anytime.

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2019 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-Principal Broker, Washington First-Managing Broker

Direct 503.380.9634 Email- rachel@rachelsheller.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 Review For Rachel Sheller

“The weeks leading up to my Mothers passing she had told me on several occasions to contact Rachel Sheller and that she would not only sell her house for me but she would make sure that everything would go smoothly. Rachel was listed in my Moms final paperwork after her death naming her as the person she chose to sell her home. Rachel was more then just my Moms Realtor she became some one my Mom trusted and believed in. My Mom placed Rachel in my life for a reason. She not only has alot of knowledge, expertise, skills and responsiveness, she is also kind, honest, and hardworking. She keep me grounded during such a difficult and stressful time. My Mom was right to the end, Rachel took care of me and completed the job my Mom asked for her to do. And I got the sale price I was looking for! Rachel is truely good at what she does but she is also someone you want on your side, and ill cherish the time I spent with her.”

Koie Steen

This review means more to me than I can possible say. To be included in someones final requests is an honor beyond words for me. I am deeply moved and feel grateful to be able to help.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2019 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

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

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- rachel@rachelsheller.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!

HEAR YEA! HEAR YEA! Latest and Greatest Real Estate Stats For The Portland-Metro Market. CHANGE IS HERE!

CHANGE IS HERE! Take a look at the very latest real estate stats for the Portland-Metro areas. The market is slowing a bit because of the time of year (We always see a slow down after school starts), but also because the local market has been and is changing to favor the buyer more.

In Portland-Metro last month pending sales saw the sole gain in the Portland metro area. There were 2,929 pending sales, a 6.1% increase over the 2,760 offers accepted last year at the same time but falling 2.3% short of the 2,998 offers accepted last month.

Closed sales, at 2,901, decreased 2.2% from the 2,967 closings recorded in August 2018 and fell 1.5% short of the 2,944 closings from July 2019.

New listings (3,757) fared similarly, ending 10.8% lower than in August 2018 (4,214) and 5.3% lower than last month in July 2019 (3,966).

Total market time rose by five days in August to end at 48 days. Inventory held steady at 2.3 months.

Average and Median Sale Prices

Comparing 2019 to 2018 through August, the average sale price has increased 1.0% from $454,500 to $458,900. In the same comparison, the median sale price has increased 2.2% from $401,000 to $410,000.

If you have been waiting to sell! Wait no longer! Take a look at the Portland-Metro appreciation values. We are seeing 4 areas with negative appreciation, vs 3 areas last month. the market is starting to slow and show signs of change. Overall, the market is Robust and strong with an overall appreciation of +1%. That is a big change from a year ago, or just 6 months ago.

It’s a GREAT time to buy because prices are leveling off and interest rates are still low. It’s also a good time to sell as there is less competition and the interest rates are low. Interest rates have a strong affect on our market. For more information on buying and/or selling in today’s market, please call, email, or text anytime.

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, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, Earth Advantage Broker, MASTERS CIRCLE,CSA-Certified Staging Agent,Oregon First-Principal Broker, Washington First-Managing Broker

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- rachel@rachelsheller.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!

 

Most Current Real estate Stats For Portland-Metro!


Residential Highlights:
The Portland metro area saw mostly gains this April, with new listings leading the way. There were 4,210 new listings, a 5.5% increase over April 2018 (3,990) and a 20.1% increase over the 3,504 offered last month in March 2019. This was the strongest April for new listings in the area since 2010, when 4,713 were offered.

Pending sales, at 3,102 in April, increased 3.1% over April 2018 (3,008) and 13.3% over March 2019 (2,738).

There were 2,409 closings in the region in April, a 10.4% increase over March 2019 (2,183) but a decrease of 4.5% from the 2,523 closings recorded last year in April 2018

Total market time decreased in April to 53 days, with inventory holding steady at 2.2 months. There were 5,400 active residential listings
in the Portland metro area in April

Average and Median Sale Prices
Comparing 2019 to 2018 through April, the average sale price has increased 0.3% from $444,600 to $445,900. In the same comparison, the median sale price has increased 1.2% from $395,000 to $399,600.

For more information how these stats effect you and the value of your home please call, email, or text. I LOVE Real Estate.


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, -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!  

WELCOME HOME! Open, bright & open floor plan your gonna LOVE!

Asking $339,999~ 15933 SE Mill Street Portland, OR 97233~ RMLS#18312822

WELCOME HOME! This home is a beauty! Light, bright and move in ready. Tastefully & fully remodeled about 6 years ago. The open floor plan, enormous kitchen,  spacious master w/walk in closet & bath, plus the jumbo family room are sure to please. Three full bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, with a Family room so huge there is a possibility to make a 4th bedroom in it. Spacious over-sized 2 car garage, central air,  low maintenance vinyl siding, newer windows (about 2011), two cozy fireplaces, fenced back yard, fire-pit area ready for your enjoyment plus so very much more. Just too many amenities to list-see more info on this home on my website.

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,  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 a current list of ALL available Houses on the market go to my website

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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