Economic Report

It’s that time again! Windermere’s chief economist, Matthew Gardner, has provided his analysis of the Oregon and Southwest Washington real estate market. I hope it assists you in making better informed real estate decisions. For more information about the housing market specific to your area, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

I would love to hear from you. Send me an email or give me a call, and let’s chat!

~ Sally

Click HERE to access the entire report.

Posted on June 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Sally Baker | Category: Portland Real Estate, real estate market activity

Now I understand…

I am in the middle of selling a duplex I have owned for over 25 years. Even though I am very familiar with the process, I am having another agent represent me. I really do believe having someone else negotiating for me is in my best interest. It has also been a great experience for me to be on the other side of the table for a change!!!

It’s just a good reminder that selling a home is an emotional experience that involves a whole lot of money and much of it is a pain in the rear!! So, I’m humbled, I can’t wait until it’s over, and I wish I didn’t have to do so many repairs! I am crossing my fingers that everything comes together and that I escape unscathed. Wish me luck!!!

Posted on May 30, 2019 at 12:57 pm
Sally Baker | Category: Homeowners, Portland Neighborhoods, Portland Real Estate

Portland real estate activity

“The Portland metro area saw mostly gains this April, with new listings leading the way,” according to the Regional Multiple Listing Service’s Market Action report. There was a 5.5% increase in listings over April 2018 and a 20.1% increase over March 2019. “This was the strongest April for new listings in the area since 2010.”

Interested in the latest real estate stats in Portland? Last month’s numbers are in. Click HERE.

Posted on May 23, 2019 at 12:59 pm
Sally Baker | Category: Portland Neighborhoods, Portland Real Estate, real estate market activity

It could happen to you…

I have a few rentals and for two of them, I pay the water bill. A couple of times in the past I’ve received what I consider freakishly high water bills. The City of Portland has been really good to deal with. They have even sent me a letter pointing out the bill seemed excessive. IF you can get to the bottom of what is causing the problem and you fix it, they will sometimes adjust your past bills – no guarantee but worth investigating. They suggest you turn off all water and then check your meter, if it’s still running you’ve got a problem. It can be a toilet that’s running or a small hole in one of the pipes. All that said, the current problem with my rental has NOT been resolved and the last water bill was $944.00 – ouch!

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 4:17 pm
Sally Baker | Category: Home Maintenance, Homeowners, Portland Neighborhoods

4th Quarter Economic Report


The fourth quarter economic report from 2018 is out! One of the things I love about Matthew Gardner’s reports is how relevant they are to our area. There is a lot of national news out there that can often be scary, but does it really apply to us? Here’s a look at what our state’s last quarter looked like.

I would love to hear from you. Send me an email or give me a call, and let’s chat!

~ Sally

Posted on March 21, 2019 at 4:16 pm
Sally Baker | Category: Portland Real Estate, real estate market activity

Market activity from February


Interested in the latest real estate stats in Portland? Last month’s numbers are in. Click HERE.

Posted on March 14, 2019 at 4:15 pm
Sally Baker | Category: Portland Real Estate, real estate market activity

Market activity

For the new year…

Market Activity
Interested in the latest real estate stats in Portland? Last month’s numbers are in. Click HERE.

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 4:14 pm
Sally Baker | Category: Portland Real Estate, real estate market activity

Economic forecast

I’m pleased to present you with Matthew Gardner’s forecast for this new year. If you have questions regarding your local area, please don’t hesitate to call me or reply to this email, and I’ll be happy to help. ~ Sally

Click HERE to access the entire forecast.

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 4:14 pm
Sally Baker | Category: Portland Real Estate

Happy Holidays


Thank you, friends and clients, for your friendship, your business, and your trust. I hope you and yours enjoy a holiday season filled with warmth, health, and happiness. ~ Sally

Posted on December 15, 2018 at 10:28 am
Sally Baker | Category: Blog Roll

3rd Quarter 2018 Real Estate Economic Report


Click here to view this past quarter’s Oregon and Southwest Washington real estate market analysis, provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. I hope this information helps you with making better-informed real estate decisions. Of course, if you have a question about this report or your specific neighborhood, please call or email me.

Posted on December 10, 2018 at 10:29 am
Sally Baker | Category: Homeowners, Mortgages, Portland Real Estate, real estate market activity