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

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

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 | Category: Portland Real Estate, real estate market activity

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 | Category: Homeowners, Mortgages, Portland Real Estate, real estate market activity

RMLS Market Action Report

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

Posted on November 7, 2018 at 8:39 am
Sally Baker | Category: Portland Real Estate, real estate market activity

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