Portland Realtors: Spring 2017 Housing Report

Fewer listings and fewer sales is the theme for winter and spring for Portland in 2017 thus far. … It’s important to note that last years’ spring buying season was stronger than ever and we also do experience seasonal slowing of the market in the winter months prior to spring. What we’re experiencing may be the prelude to another bold move forward in home values or the beginning of the market cooling off a little.

Gentrification & Portland Real Estate

These complex changes in perspectives have led to an asymmetric change in home values, with Portland Realtors noting that homes with high walking scores and close-in bicycle-friendly commutes into the city-center becoming top selling points. Today’s buyers want to be able to walk to independent restaurants, grocery stores and shopping while also having an easy commute to work as well.