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A recent survey done shows that the average home buyer spent 3 months or longer searching for a new home! Having a Realtor that’s on top of your home search can help reduce the search time. More info on Realtor.com: https://www.realtor.com/news/trends/house-hunters-searching-3-months/?iid=rdc_news_hp_carousel_theLatest
Wishing you and your family a very happy new year and the best in 2017!
According to S&P Dow Jones Indices Portland is seeing the largest percent increase in home values in the nation! Portland is coming in at an 11.8% increase, we are followed by Seattle and San Francisco. Both Portland and SW Washington are seeing a large rise in home values. Read more about it on KGW’s website. http://www.kgw.com/money/business/portland-has-fastest-rising-home-prices-in-us/108571258
A good read on 2016 market predictions from Realtor.com! “It’s almost the new year. Get ready to break out the Cristal: We had a great 2015—the best year for housing since 2007. And our forecast here at realtor.com® projects an even better year in 2016. How so? Well, with economic growth chugging along, employment will […]
On May 6, 2014 USDA changed their boundaries for qualifying areas. Close in homes in Camas & Washougal now qualify for USDA loans! Check out the eligibility map for qualifying areas and talk to your loan officer about $0 down USDA loan programs. http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do
A report that CoreLogic recently did shows that Oregon’s home price appreciation over 12 months was up 13.8% and Washington’s home price appreciation over 12 months was up 11.5%! This is good news for sellers! You can read the full nationwide report here: http://www.corelogic.com/research/hpi/corelogic-hpi-february-2014.pdf
It’s almost Spring time, here are some great tips and reminders of things to do around your home! http://www.homeservicereports.org/spring_home_maintenance_schedule
Many people are asking how will the Government Shutdown Affect Real Estate Transactions?? For updated information please visit: http://www.realtor.org/articles/government-shutdown-updates
US home inventory was up 5.82% from April’s inventory, showing a steady increase in our market! Read the complete article here: http://www.realtor.com/data-portal/Real-Estate-Statistics.aspx?source=web