Summer is over and Fall is here with plenty of cold, rainy wind… and of course, the ubiquitous comparatively sluggish real estate market. I say “comparatively sluggish” because housing in our city is still selling quickly and inventory remains very low by the measures of conventional wisdom.
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Recession has become a zeitgeist and the subject of scary campfire stories ever since 2008. Nonetheless, economic contractions remain a recurring certainty that is a predictable part of all economies.
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.
I’ve heard from clients over the years that they had gone to the Oregon Foreclosure Avoidance Program in search of more information about short sales and what options home owners in Portland, Oregon have available. As part of the mediation
Low inventory is reducing the number of short sales in Portland, Oregon in that home owners in mortgage default have a greater ability to sell their property for enough money to cover the mortgage and remain in a positive equity position.
In sharp contrast to Portland’s recent bout of cool, temperate weather, local home values throughout the Portland metro area are continuing their meteoric rise. Properties with views in Clackamas, luxury homes in Happy Valley and country living opportunities in Damascus, Oregon all remain in high demand as the summer 2016 season hits full stride.
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
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
January, 2014 Housing Market For Portland, Oregon. Low Inventory of Residential Single Family Homes Pushing Portland Housing Higher, Realtor’s Data Shows RMLS Residential Property Data released in January 2014 show sustained low inventory throughout 2013. Realtors in Portland, OR note