Americans are feeling less discouraged about the housing market, according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com. The percentage of Americans who say they are sitting on the sidelines rather than considering buying a house has dropped by more than half in the past two years. In 2010, 63% of Americans said they were less… [Read More]
Market Action Report for September 2012
Friends and Clients, There is no bad news here! The housing recovery in our local markets continues to impress us and give much needed hope as we now enter a second year of better news. Last September (2011) was a good month for us; noticeably good. Each month since then we have witnessed improving sales… [Read More]
13 Properties Sold in 13 Straight Days!
We are a team of Realtors® working together to serve sellers and buyers efficiently and professionally. To our sellers we offer the most comprehensive and appealing marketing presentation and we do it for less. Representation is driven by intelligent market analysis, experienced negotiation, a sophisticated markting plan, and attentive client care. We understand the value… [Read More]
Infographic Market Snapshots of Residential and New Construction
These colorful infographic market snapshots are a nice way to view the statistics of active residential listings and new construction in the Portland Metro Area.
What to Expect From Our Housing Recovery of 2012
Summary: In the summer of 2012, the Portland metropolitan areas are experiencing a significant housing recovery. Ten months of improving sales numbers in tandem with much happy anecdotal confirmation, is a wave of relief for many weary sellers and an exciting green light for buyers wanting to make a great investment and catch the bottom of… [Read More]
June Market Report – Sustained Recovery!
July 26, 2012 Five years ago this week, with the sudden disappearance (then bankruptcy) of one of the largest mortgage companies in America, we woke up on a Monday morning to unshakable ominous feelings and pervasive stillness in our industry. What was going on? Just another California housing roller coaster ride, or was it something… [Read More]
Harvard Reports Improving Housing Market
Here’s an excerpt from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, which shows optimism about the housing market! Click here to read the full housing market report. Signs of a housing market rebound have begun to accumulate. Rental demand was up and vacancies down in 2011, leading to a jump in multifamily construction…. [Read More]
Market Report- 9 Months of Good News!
June 15, 2012 I am glad to report that there is more good news for the housing industry in the greater Portland metro area including Yamhill County. This is the 9th month in a row of steady improvement for sales which is clearly a trend. The trajectory of the market this year is very encouraging. May… [Read More]
Market Action Report – 8 Months of Good News!
Eight months of good news for housing in the greater Portland area! The trend of good news continues in our local housing markets. What exactly is improving? 1. Volume The number of buyers in the marketplace who are searching and buying in a wide, balanced, range of pricing shows promise of breaking up the log-jam of… [Read More]
Selling Lots and Land – an update at the end of the first quarter 2012
Every six months or so I attempt to delve deeply into the dark underworld of selling lots and land in this housing depression in order to update our clients. Our clients who own buildable parcels of land believed they had some of the best investments in real estate, and they did at one time, but they have… [Read More]