Current & Local Real Estate Market Conditions

 

Market Action Report for Feb 2017 – Portland Metroplex including Yamhill County

Clients and Friends, I have now been annotating these reports and sending them out with additional custom information for 10 years! In 2007 we charted the escalation of the marketplace and we all wondered how young people were ever going to afford their first home! For the next 7 years we bemoaned a crashing and […]

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An Anniversary Tribute

By all expectations this should be a sad day, a memory of a painful failure, a tragedy out of our control, a reminder of cruel times. It is instead a memorable and very special day for which we will always be grateful. THE IDES OF MARCH IN 2007 were exciting and euphoric. Months of wondering, […]

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Brokerage Statistics | Rising Above in Yamhill County

The numbers from RMLS tell it all… Bella Casa is the top Yamhill County real estate brokerage for three categories: 1) Total sales volume, 2) Number of listings sold for sellers, 3) Number of properties sold to buyers. Thank you for your trust and continued confidence in our exceptional local brokers in 2017!

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Active Listing Season Begins Now – Market Action Report

Friends and Clients, I just checked the 10 day forecast on this last day of February; another 10 days of rain forecast! Our weather this winter is the main topic of conversation- even in this hot political climate. Incessant rain, numerous snow events, and especially the ever present sub-freezing temperatures, have worn-down even the heartiest […]

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2016 Real Estate Market Summary & End-of-Year Reports

Clients and Friends, Portland Metro: This is the final set of reports on 2016 with the December data included. The high water mark for the housing recovery dynamics is 2015. 2016 was a year of moderating in almost every category. This is not a discouraging reality; it just means that the recovery surge of pent-up demand […]

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Fall 2016 Market Update: Yamhill County sees fruitful sales; Portland Metro a healthy cooling off

Clients and Friends, My apologies; I have missed sending out a couple of months of these market reports. An intensely busy work load, our annual vacation, and then the passing away of my Mom overloaded my schedule. I am returning to normal just in time to begin again a new year’s cycle for what is […]

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Moderating Marketplace Entering the 4th Quarter

After a good first quarter this year, the Portland Metro market has since fallen short of 2015 in almost every category except new listings and price appreciation. July was the weakest month for closings but August reversed that and finished modestly behind 2015. With slower sales and more inventory, Portland is trending towards a more balanced […]

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Back to a “normal marketplace” – Market Action Report July 2016

Friends and Clients, With July’s reports, we begin the annual cycle downturn. The surge of buyers who planned to purchase this year have settled into their new homes or at least are pending by now; the rest of the year will produce modest numbers by comparison. This year we also see that the post-housing depression […]

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Help!! Frustrated with Multiple Offers?

Buyers ruled the day for 7 years in our area; it was not pretty. Sellers now have their revenge. Anxiety and frustration fill buyers in this brutal ‘sellers market’. Minimal inventory, high prices, swift multiple offers, exasperating negotiations, and long and arduous transactions are the new normal. Buyers need someone to trust, who is trustworthy, and […]

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What’s next? Market Action Report – May 2016

Clients and Friends, As we approach the mid-point of 2016, what are the current dynamics in our market places? Portland markets have skyrocketed since mid-2012 and the dynamics have been dramatic. It has been a rabid ‘sellers market’ and prices blasted through the former top of the market in 2007. Five dark years created pent-up […]

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