Short Sale Specialist Gresham, Oregon Report Fall 2014

Short Sales
If you need a short sale specialist in Gresham, Oregon give us a call. Whether you need help with buying or selling we'll make things happen for you. We work with all major banks and we negotiate directly with the bank on your behalf. It's important to note that as negotiators and Realtors we work for you and have a legal duty to serve your best interests. While we work with the bank to make the short sale win-win so the bank will say yes, our fiduciary obligation is to deal honestly with our clients while acting in good faith to you. Get Help With Your Gresham Short Sale Now: 503-473-8001 We Never Charge Extra Fees For Short Sale Services We're brokers with Oregon Realty Company, the largest independent brokerage…
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Portland Metro Area Real Estate Report 09-18-2014

Portland Real Estate Market
Portland Real Estate Update: Overview The residential real estate market trends have been generally somewhat negative with a few areas that seem to be more neutral, depending on the price and demographic. For Portland and the surrounding areas within this study it is noted that days on market are increasing (the rate of increase varies from slight to strong increase in days on market). While nobody can predict future profits and losses in Portland real estate, it's important to note that factors such as days on market can and do act like a barometer or weather-vane and can often be used to help get a sense of where the market may be headed. Similarly, the market action index which measures buying activity from well-qualified buyers has also been negative in…
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Funny Short Sale Fail

Short Sales
Some time ago, while negotiating a short sale on behalf of a Portland Home Owner and the bank's phone system went into something of an endless loop of fail. And, while the bank's computer and phone systems failing is not very uncommon, on that particular day I had video rolling to capture the event for all time. I should note that eventually I did get through and we did successfully resolve the transaction but this video still serves as a reminder of the frustration that many home owners experience. The bottom line is we know how you feel and we can help! If you need a short sale in or around the Portland Metro area don't hesitate to give us a call. We're ready to listen and we're experienced in…
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February 2014 Market Update

Portland Real Estate Market
Happy New Year to the Portland residential real estate market. And, now that February is coming to a close we're able to process the numbers for January of 2014 and the numbers look encouraging. Pending sales in January were up a whopping 36% compared to December. Similarly, average price for residential listings in Portland improved in January 2014 ($317,200) when compared to January 2013 ($287,700). Portland Real Estate: Sold Home Prices Improve Dramatically Year on Year average sold prices have improved 12.6% across the residential market whereas the median sold price increased by 13.6%. time on market has also decreased somewhat, which may indicate more buyers but may also be influenced by fewer short sales which can increase closing times dramatically. One of the most notable factors is the extremely…
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Clackamas County Oregon

Portland Oregon Info
Clackamas County situated more or less in the Willamette Valley of Oregon has a population of roughly 380,000 and a rather solid economic base that includes agriculture, outdoor recreation and commerce. Vast areas of land have made Clackamas popular among locals seeking opportunity to farm, ranch or just be away from the demands of city life boasting wild open spaces with vast mountain lion populations to well planned communities and infrastructure. Wild rivers, volcanic fields, forested mountains and farm lands well describe this pacific wonderland. Real Estate possibilities abound from some of the most beautiful rolling hills estates in the Wilsonville Stafford area sporting wild horses roaming white fenced pastures to organic farms in Boring & Damascus to Luxury Homes in Lake Oswego and West Linn. The Sunnyside region of…
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Happy Valley Real Estate Action Report

Real Estate
The recent volume of properties sold in Happy Valley has been upbeat with values increasing modestly followed by periods of settling during hints of downward pressure. Like much of the metro area, the number of active listings available on RMLS in Happy Valley remains stubbornly low. Unfortunately, this small increase in value has not been enough to help many distressed homeowners avoid a short sale or foreclosure. Several factors are keeping real estate down including new appraisal regulations, new loan qualification standards and natural negative buyer sentiment to price increases. Upward price traction has been difficult at best with the amount of distressed properties being a key component in appraisal consideration. CoreLogic Housing Statistics CoreLogic of Irvine CA, a company that tracks each resale of the same house in the…
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Portland Short Sale Realtor

Short Sales
SFR Specialists In Portland, Oregon Is Getting Relief From Mortgage Debt Your Priority? Our SFR ( Short Sale Foreclosure Resource ) designation signifies that in addition to being state licensed real estate brokers we have also completed the National Association of Realtors' SFR program. In addition to SFR certification, as specialists we have devoted countless hours to settling mortgage debt for our clients and pass this valuable experience on to home owners. As leaders and top sellers of distressed properties, we put our experience in settling mortgage debt to work for our clients in big ways; we use our successes in closed transactions to help us continually refine the best techniques and proven strategies. Furthermore, while we can't predict the future our track record with a wide variety of banks…
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Portland’s Holiday Express and Rail Heritage Center.

Real Estate
Portland’s Holiday Express and Rail Heritage Center Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation Oregon Rail Heritage Center is open to public and admission is FREE. Donations are accepted with a no pressure donations bucket. Oregon Rail Heritage Center is the permanent home of SP 4449 the only class GS-4 steam locomotive of its kind and one sweet ride. Follow this link for SP 4449 specifications and use. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Pacific_4449 This handsome 72 year old gigantic locomotive weighs in at 475,000 lbs and can exceed 80 mph. Indeed there is nothing small about this bad boy and you can see this locomotive in action along Oaks Bottom Spring Water Trail during the Holiday Express Runs. OK,,, yes I went there,,, and wow in a really big way. The trains are gigantic to say the…
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