Sunday, September 18, 2016

August 2016 Real Estate Market Statistics

The following is the latest Real Estate Market Statistics for August 2016.
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  • Sales:   3001 in August 2016 vs 3098 last August:  -3.1%
  • Pending Sales:   3325 in August 2016 vs 3347 last August:  -.7%
  • New Listings:   4203 in August 2016 vs 3880 last August:  8.3%
  • Average Sales Price:   $400,100 in August 2016 vs $364,600 last August:  9.7%
  • Total Market Time: 34 days in August 2016 vs 41 days last August:  -17.1%
  • Inventory in Months: 1.9 months in August 2016 vs 1.9 months last August
Inventory by Area:
  • NW Washington County   2.06 months
  • Beaverton/Aloha               1.09 months
  • Hillsboro/Forest Grove     1.75 months

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


Yes - it's true: Fall is just around the corner. 
The changing of the seasons is always a good time to invest in a little home maintenance so your abode is running smoothly and you catch any potentially large (and expensive) problems before they get out of hand.  Follow this check-list and you'll be in good shape for the winter.


  • Check ceiling and surfaces around windows for evidence of moisture.
  • Check caulking around showers, bathtubs, sinks and toilet bases.
  • Ensure all stairs and railing do not have any loose sections.
  • Test all fire and safety systems, including carbon monoxide detectors.

  • Clean or change furnace filters.
  • Keep area around heating and cooling equipment clear.
  • For boiler systems, check water level and shut-off valve for leaks.

  • Periodically check for exposed wiring and cable. Replace as necessary.
  • Check all lamp cords, extension cords and receptacles for wear.
  • Trip circuit breakers every six months and ground fault circuit interrupters monthly.

  • Check for any missing, loose or damaged shingles.
  • Look for open seams, blisters, and bald areas on flat roofs.
  • Clean gutters, strainers and downspouts.
  • Check flashing around all surfaces projections, sidewalls, and protrusions.
  • Trim back all tree limbs and vegetation away from the roof.


  • Look for loose or missing glazing putty.                               
  • Check caulking for deterioration at the openings and joints between dissimilar materials.
  • Check weather stripping.
  • Check for broken glass and damaged or missing screens.
  • Check all faucets, hose bibbs and supply valves for leaking.
  • Check for evidence of leaks around and under sinks, showers, toilets and tubs.
  • Inspect lawn sprinkler system for leaky valves and exposed lines.
  • Check the main water shut-off valve for operation and leakage.


  • Check foundation walls and floors for cracking, heaving, deterioration or efflorescence.
  • Inspect chimney for loose, deteriorated or missing mortar or bricks.
  • Verify basement and crawlspace has no moisture or leaks.
  • Inspect all decks, patios, porches, stairs and railings for deterioration.
  • Cut back and trim all vegetation from structures.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

July 2016 Real Estate Market Statistics

The following is the latest Real Estate Market Statistics for July 2016.
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  • Sales:     2776 in July 2016 vs 3452 last July:  -19.6%
  • Pending Sales:   3302 in July 2016 vs 3494 last July:  -5.5%
  • New Listings:   4375 in July 2016 vs 4275 last July:  +2.3%
  • Average Sales Price:   $407,000 in July 2016 vs $369,100 last July:  +10.3%
  • Total Market Time: 32 days in July 2016 vs 45 days last July:  -25.7%
  • Inventory in Months: 1.9 months in July 2016 vs 1.7 months last July
Current Inventory by Area:
    • NW Washington County   1.61 months
    • Beaverton/Aloha               1.05 months
    • Hillsboro/Forest Grove     1.84 months