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 | Posted in 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 | Posted in 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 | Posted in 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 | Posted in 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 | Posted in 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 | Posted in Homeowners, Mortgages, Portland Real Estate, real estate market activity |

Market Activity

RMLS has published its latest report!


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


Posted on December 5, 2018 at 10:31 am
Sally Baker | Posted in Portland Real Estate, real estate market activity |

Share the Warmth


For the less fortunate, these warm items are essential during the winter months.
 As part of Windermere’s long-standing commitment to help those in need, our offices throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington will be collecting coats and blankets NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 19th, M–F, 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Help our offices share the warmth by bringing new or gently used adult-sized coats and twin-sized blankets to my office at 825 NE Multnomah St, #120, or I will gladly pick them up if that makes it easier! Give me a call at 503-793-3605. Your donation benefits those in need right here in our local community.


Posted on November 27, 2018 at 10:29 am
Sally Baker | Posted in Homeowners, Portland Neighborhoods |

Real estate: where are we now?

Good question and does anyone really know for sure? What I can say from observation is: houses are staying on the market a little longer and there are more price reductions and fewer multiple offers. The regional RMLS stats for September in the tri-county area also indicate the market is slowing down. The inventory levels are higher than they were in 2017, and the average time a house stays on the market is longer, but it is still a seller’s market.  Even though the interest rates are still really great they are getting higher. All of this makes it a little easier if you’re trying to buy a house and in most cases, it will take longer to sell your house.


Posted on November 20, 2018 at 8:38 am
Sally Baker | Posted in Homeowners, Mortgages, Portland Real Estate, real estate market activity |

I still can’t believe I…

Remember where you keep your passport!

Here is a tip that I hope you never have to take advantage of… We went to Europe in September. A little over a week before we left I started getting all the stuff gathered that I would l need for the trip. I ALWAYS keep my passport in the same place – always well except for this time! Tore the house apart, couldn’t find it anywhere. Yes, I was very mad at myself! There are numerous online options and at that point, cost wasn’t the biggest issue. The biggest issue was: will these companies really get it done when they say they will? What we ended up doing was going to the Federal website, filled out all the forms, drove to Seattle, got there early, waited in long lines AND got my replacement passport that day, and it cost about $265.00. Yes, I wanted to kiss the ground as we walked out of the office.  My passport is now where it’s supposed, and it is staying there!!!


Posted on November 13, 2018 at 10:37 am
Sally Baker | Posted in Homeowners |