Wednesday, January 17, 2018

December 2017 Real Estate Market Statistics

The following is the latest Real Estate Market Statistics for December 2017.
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  • Sales:   2,350 in December 2017 vs 2,621 last December:  -10.3%
  • Pending Sales:   1,757 in December 2017 vs 1,757 last December:  0.0%
  • New Listings:   1,617 in December 2017 vs 1,421 last December:  13.8%
  • Average Sales Price:   $421,700 in December 2017 vs $399,300 last December:  5.6%
  • Total Market Time: 55 days in December 2017 vs 49 days last December:  11.7%
  • Inventory in Months: 1.6 months in December 2017 vs 1.3 months last December
Inventory by Area:
  • NW Washington County   1.76 months
  • Beaverton/Aloha               0.72months
  • Hillsboro/Forest Grove     1.26 months

Monday, January 8, 2018

The 5 Maintenance Skills All Homeowners Should Know

Congratulations, you bought a home!       
Now, get to work—that drain won't unclog itself,
and it's your job now.

There's no landlord or building superintendent to ask for help now! As a homeowner, you'd better learn to handle these basic problems before shelling out for professional help. Watch the video to find out about 5 - of many - maintenance skills you will need as a new homeowner.

5 Maintenance Skills for Homeowners

 If you're not comfortable becoming a Do-It-Yourselfer, let me know what type of contractors I can refer you to!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Thank You!

Happy New Year!  THANK YOU to my clients, friends and family for your trust and support during in my first 12 years of  Real Estate!   I was able to assist another 20 people to sell or buy their home in 2017!  I am looking forward to beginning another successful year in 2018 helping you, your family, and your friends buy, sell and invest in real estate!


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Top 4 REAL Reasons We Buy a Home

Top 4 REAL Reasons We Buy a Home | MyKCM

We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling reasons.  No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain scent or a favorite chair, the emotional reasons why we choose to buy our own homes are typically more important to us than the financial ones.

1. Owning your home offers stability to start and raise a family

From the best neighborhoods to the best school districts, even those without children at the time of purchase may have this in the back of their minds as a major reason for choosing the location of the home that they purchase.

2. There’s no place like home

Owning your own home offers you not only safety and security, but also a comfortable place that allows you to relax after a long day!

3. You have more space for you and your family

Whether your family is expanding, an older family member is moving in, or you need to have a large backyard for your pets, you can take this all into consideration when buying your dream home!

4. You have control over renovations, updates, and style

Looking to actually try one of those complicated wall treatments that you saw on Pinterest? Tired of paying an additional pet deposit for your apartment building? Or maybe you want to finally adopt that puppy or kitten you’ve seen online 100 times? Who’s to say that you can’t in your own home?

Bottom Line

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a move-up buyer who wants to start a new chapter in your life, now is a great time to reflect on the intangible factors that make a house a home.
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