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 | Category: Homeowners, Portland Neighborhoods

It all started with…

Be safe!
A female co-worker of mine recently had a creepy experience with someone that came through an open house she was hosting. It was uncomfortable and somewhat scary for her, and it made her think about just how vulnerable she was. I have to say that generally speaking, I don’t think much about my personal safety. I like that I feel that way, but I can’t help but wonder if sometimes I’m not as careful as I should be??? I am also now more aware of car and house break-ins because of the Next Door website. So what is the answer? I certainly don’t want to always be looking over my shoulder, but I do want to be realistic and take precautions when it’s appropriate, and I hope you will too!!! Do you have something to add to the conversation? Leave a comment!

Posted on November 6, 2018 at 4:37 pm
Sally Baker | Category: Portland Neighborhoods, Portland Real Estate

You might have heard of a Walk Score, but did you know…

I am constantly amazed by how much information there is out there! Here are a few websites (and apps) that can be helpful when you are buying or selling a home or just want to know a little more about your neighborhood or the city you live in:

Walc is an app. If you want to take a leisurely stroll in a neighborhood you can check it out before you step out your front door.

Walkscore:  this site gives you not only your home’s walk score but your bike and transit score as well. I use it all the time!

Greatschools.org: you have a chance to read school report cards with reviews from teachers, parents and students.

Mylocalcrime.com: Pull up any recent local crimes from vandalism to car break ins.

Gravy is an app that gives you the rundown on events from rock concerts to church suppers.

Last but not least – Portlandmaps.com: If you’ve never been to this site you just have to go. You will find specific information about permits, crime, taxes and more for the City of Portland!

Posted on July 14, 2018 at 11:25 am
Sally Baker | Category: Home Maintenance, Homeowners, Portland Neighborhoods, Portland Real Estate

Recent real estate market activity

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

These are published from the RMLS Market Action Report. If you have questions, send me an email or give me a call, and let’s chat!

Posted on July 7, 2018 at 11:27 am
Sally Baker | Category: Portland Neighborhoods, Portland Real Estate, real estate market activity

Portland’s Home Energy Score

I have mentioned that as of the first of 2018 the City of Portland is requiring that you have a Home Energy Audit prior to putting your house on the market. I decided to have an audit done on our house to be more familiar with how the process works.

The scoring system is from 1 – 10 with 10 being the best. If you live in an older home, especially if it is large, the likelihood of getting a score over 4 is probably low.

The cost seems to be in a range of $150 – $300 depending on the size of the house and the company you use; and, it will probably take between 45-90 minutes.

IF you have done any upgrades such as: insulation, new furnace, water heater, new windows it is helpful to let them know upfront. Also, for instance, if it’s something they can’t see – like insulation – having a receipt to substantiate it could be necessary. Additionally, they will suggest some things that you might do to increase your energy score.

IF you are thinking about selling your house OR would just like to have one done for your own edification, give me a call. I am certainly no expert, but we can talk it through, and I can help point you in the right direction!! By the way, we got a 5 and are making a few of the inexpensive changes they suggested!!

Posted on March 7, 2018 at 4:28 pm
Sally Baker | Category: Green Living, Home Maintenance, Homeowners, Portland Neighborhoods, Portland Real Estate

RMLS’ market stats

RMLS’s latest Market Action is out!

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

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

Posted on February 28, 2018 at 4:30 pm
Sally Baker | Category: Portland Neighborhoods, Portland Real Estate, real estate market activity

2018 Economic Forecast

Matthew Gardner, Windermere’s Chief Economist, recently completed his national housing forecast which details his predictions for the 2018 housing market, and here’s what he has to say:

Wondering what this means for you? Give me a call.

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 9:55 pm
Sally Baker | Category: Homeowners, Interest Rates, Mortgages, Portland Neighborhoods, Portland Real Estate, real estate market activity

Share the warmth

Share the Warmth…

As part of Windermere’s long-standing commitment to help those in need, my office will be collecting coats and blankets NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 15, M–F, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

I invite you to join me in the effort.

Help me share the warmth this winter by bringing new or gently used adult-sized coats and twin-sized blankets. If you like, I’d be happy to stop by and pick them up. Contact me today.

Posted on November 29, 2017 at 10:58 pm
Sally Baker | Category: Portland Neighborhoods

Portland real estate market

Here are latest stats from RMLS’s Market Action report for the Portland Metro area. Looking for another area? Contact me, and I’ll be happy to send them to you.

 

Posted on October 23, 2017 at 9:08 pm
Sally Baker | Category: Homeowners, Portland Neighborhoods, Portland Real Estate, real estate market activity

Hacked By GeNErAL

Hacked By GeNErAL

Posted on January 31, 2017 at 8:21 am
Sally Baker | Category: Portland Neighborhoods, Portland Real Estate, real estate market activity