April 18, 2018

April 2018 Housing Report

RMLS™, “The Source for Real Estate Statistics,” has released their latest monthly residential real estate statistical report for the Metro Portland Area providing marketing statistics as of the end of March 2018.  Although we're still experiencing a strong Seller's market, report indicates "this was the best March for new listings in the area since 2010."  

Below are key indicators of the real estate trends through the month of March 2018. 

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April 9, 2018

Home Care Calendar

A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home

From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect reason to postpone our to-do list. However, neglecting your home’s maintenance could put yours and your family’s personal safety, along with one of your largest financial investments, at risk.

In a short time, small problems can lead to extensive and expensive repairs. And even if you avoid a catastrophe, those minor issues can still have a big impact. Properties that are not well maintained can lose ten percent, or more, of their appraised value.1

The good news is that by dedicating a few hours each season to properly maintaining your home, you can ensure a safe living environment … and actually increase the value of your home by one percent annually!1 We just need to know where and how to spend our time.

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April 1, 2018

Happy Easter

Fairstone Easter 2018

March 15, 2018

March 2018 Housing Report

RMLS™, “The Source for Real Estate Statistics,” has released its residential review for the Metro Portland Area providing marketing statistics for the February 2018 Reporting Period.  Although we remain in a Seller's market, RMLS™ indicates that total market time has increased. 

Below are key indicators of the real estate trends through the month of February 2018.  View the most recent report for all the market statistics and trends.  Page two of the report indicates the "Avg. Sale Price % Change" for each area.  Note that market conditions can vary greatly by area and price point.  If you have questions about what this means for you, please welcome to contact me directly to discuss.

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Feb. 27, 2018

Home Design Trends in 2018

We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely. 

Fairstone.comWhich looks will last for years to come, and which ones will feel dated quickly?  What colors and styles are most popular among buyers in our area?  How can I add the most value to my home?

We’ve rounded up some of the hottest trends in home design to help guide you through the process.  Whether you’ve planned a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, making smart and informed design choices will help you maximize your return on investment … and minimize the chance of “remodeler remorse” down the road. 

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Feb. 15, 2018

February 2018 Housing Report

RMLS™, “The Source for Real Estate Statistics,” has released its residential review for the Metro Portland Area providing marketing statistics for the January 2018 Reporting Period.  We remain in a Seller's market ... RMLS™ indicates it was the strongest January for pending sales since 2007. 

Fairstone.comBelow are the key indicators of the real estate trends through the month of January 2018:

New Listings:  2,486 (increase of 12.4% over January 2017)
Pending Sales:  2,311 (increase of 16.1 % over January 2017)

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Feb. 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Fairstone.com  Valentine's 2018 In case you're still looking for that "nice and extravagant present" this is a fun site!

And this is just one of our favorite florists.

Jan. 14, 2018

January 2018 Housing Report

RMLS™, “The Source for Real Estate Statistics,” has released its residential review for the Metro Portland Area providing marketing statistics for the December 2017 Reporting Period.  We remain in a Seller's market ... RMLS™ indicates that "this was the strongest December for new listings since 2011." 

Below are key indicators of the real estate trends through the month of December 2017.  View the most recent report for all the market statistics and trends including two of the report indicates the "Avg. Sale Price % Change" for each area.  Note that market conditions can vary greatly by area and price point.  If you have questions about what this means for you, please welcome to contact me directly to discuss.

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Jan. 7, 2018

Real Estate 2018: What to Expect


As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?”

It’s not just potential sellers and purchasers who are curious, homeowners also want reassurance their property values are increasing.  The good news is that a strong U.S. economy, coupled with low unemployment rates, is expected to drive continued real estate growth in 2018.  However, changes on the horizon could significantly impact you if you plan to purchase, sell, or refinance this year.

HOME VALUES WILL CONTINUE TO RISE

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Jan. 1, 2018

Happy New Year

  

 

Happy New Year!  And let's all meet our real estate goals!