Current & Local Real Estate Market Conditions

 

If We Don’t Sell Your Home in 30 Days…Will We Buy It?

The housing market is recovering and the Portland markets have become a seller’s market. Competition among Realtors® to get more listings to sell is as fierce as I have ever seen. The battle has been taken to the airwaves and the medium of choice seems to be radio. Some sound more like ‘barkers’ than professionals. […]

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Recap of the 2013 Real Estate Market

Clients and Friends, the year end summary… 2013 was a good year for the greater Portland area. Overall… We have maintained that the greater Yamhill County area is trailing Portland by about 1.5 years. Here is a summary for Yamhill County for year ending 2013: Notice on several of the key graphs in the Market […]

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Selling Real Estate in 2014

Welcome to 2014; we wish you and yours a prosperous New Year! Many people are wondering what to expect in local real estate during 2014. For our local markets in the greater Yamhill County area, these are my expectations, some concerns, and even some wishes. Let’s start with a simple overview of last year. Summary […]

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Bella Casa Ranks Well in 2013 Against National & Regional Brands

Bella Casa Real Estate Group is a professional cooperative with a powerful local brand. Formed in March 2007, 4 months before the bottom fell out of the housing industry, the numbers show our success against national and regional brands and local offices. Below are 4 standard reports issued by the RMLS, which have not been […]

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A Lesson on Real Estate Appreciation

Is my house going up in value? How much; how fast? Seems simple enough. At the root of this issue is whether real estate is a good and reliable investment. People want to know what they can expect out of their property when they sell it to move, or to pay for college, or for […]

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November 2013 Market Action Report

Friends and Clients, While we are at the end of another year, we still have one more report in January to close the books on 2013. I am reading many year-end reports and the consensus is certainly optimism for 2014 in the housing industry. I share that optimism and am planning for another good year […]

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October 2013 Market Action Report (Updated)

Friends and Clients, We continue to see the best sales numbers since the housing market woes began in the summer of 2007. There are some reasons to be cautious; here is an overview… Portland Metro Averages: We are winding down 2013 and the numbers overall are very impressive. 2012 was the first year of the […]

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September 2013 Market Action Report

Portland Metro real estate activity has tapered seasonally from this summer’s hot activity, but September numbers continue to be very strong compared to the same month a year ago. New listings increased 19.3% from September 2012, although this represents a 14.5% decreased from the listings posted last month in August 2013. This was the best […]

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August 2013 Market Action Report

Clients and Friends, The Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS) Market Action Report for August real estate sales in the greater Portland area markets including Yamhill County is out. The news continues to be good for both sellers and buyers; but not great for either, at least in our area. View the August 2013 Market Action […]

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Tracking the Markets: Luxury Properties, Buildable Parcels, & New Construction

Nationally, housing markets are recovering well from the most dramatic recession/depression since The Great Depression of the 1930s. The Portland metropolitan area is enjoying one of the strongest resurgences. The sub-prime mortgage mess of 2007 ushered in the meltdown of the financial sector in 2008 which was followed by severe unemployment and economic weakness since […]

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