Current & Local Real Estate Market Conditions

 

Market Action Report – October 2018

Clients and Friends, In 2018 we have leveled off to a ‘normal’ real estate marketplace for the Portland Metro markets. We have been to the dark lonely bottom, and then to the bright exhilarating heights of recovery. We have seen the number of licensed real estate agents plummet, and then we experienced a tsunami of […]

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Market Action Report – August 2018

Clients and Friends, It has been a very good year in Real Estate. I have missed several months of communications because I could not even squeeze out the time to reflect on the marketplace. The 4th quarter is our quarter when we can slow down some, evaluate the past year, make new plans for the […]

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Market Action Report – February 2018

Clients and Friends, We have a strong and healthy real estate market functioning on all cylinders this year. We are off to a very good start and expect a good year of plenty. Sellers have the advantage but buyers in our area have more and better choices than closer into Portland proper. The challenging issue, […]

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Market Action Reports – January 2018

Clients, Colleagues, and Friends, 2018 is off to a very good start! The weather has been accommodating to real estate (unlike last year); the economy seems to be hitting on all cylinders (consumer confidence is high; unemployment is historically low), and the real estate numbers for the Portland metroplex are impressive. Pending sales (accepted offers) in the […]

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Market Action Reports – December 2017 & Year-end Summary

  Clients and Friends,  The final farewell to 2017 is in (see the Market Action Reports below). Not surprising, the numbers prove what boots-on-the-ground concluded throughout the year. The real estate market softened significantly last year; I call it a leveling out from the rocket trajectory we launched in Portland in 2012. For a reality […]

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Market Action Reports – November 2017

Friends and Clients, 2017 is slipping into the history books and a New Year is upon us. Attached are the reports for November; the December close-out will be coming in about 2 weeks or so. Most would agree with me that the cold weather, and yet plentiful sun this year is much better all the […]

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Market Action Reports – October 2017

Clients and Friends, The 3rd Quarter Affordability Index (last page of the Market Action report) shows that properties in the greater Portland metropolitan area are the least affordable they have been in the past 10 years. This is not surprising. Ten years ago, at this time in 2008 we were crashing for the second time. The […]

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Market Action Reports – September 2017

Clients and Friends, We always expect our September numbers to be down (along with August). We always expect our October and 4th quarter numbers to go up. This Fall we seem to be following the normal pattern which we trust will be good for our end of year quarter. The September numbers are in and yes, […]

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A Balanced Marketplace – Market Action Report

Clients and Friends, The August sales in this report show the closings for transactions that were mostly initiated in June (a few in May; very few in July) at the peak of the year’s sales, and at an escalating time of the year. These numbers are not impressive (in spite of the nonsense real estate commercials you hear on […]

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Portland still best value on the West Coast – Market Action Report

Clients and Friends, This report ends the second quarter. We have moved from relentless rain to relentless sun. Paralleling that, our markets have moved from deflated sales and we are getting back to normal sales. It has been an unusual marketplace this year and I characterize it as unpredictable (like the weather). What happened to […]

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