Market activity

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

Posted on July 26, 2019 at 4:38 pm
Sally Baker | Category: Portland Real Estate, real estate market activity

The deed is done…literally!

I mentioned that I was selling a duplex I own. It closed a couple weeks ago. I am a very happy girl.

There were a few reasons that I sold it. Partly, I wanted to simplify my life. Partly, the market was good – and so, if I ever intended to sell it – now seemed like a good time. The final reason, and the one that tipped the scale, was the new rules the City of Portland and the State of Oregon have put in place.

I have taken numerous classes to be sure I am abiding by all the rules and so I have a sense of how it will affect buyers and sellers going forward. It has become so complicated and onerous that I was concerned I would not be able to comply and would be leaving myself open to lawsuits/repercussions. I have always managed my own rentals, and I am not sure I feel comfortable doing that in the future.

Here is what I know for sure: if you own a rental, you need to educate yourself OR be sure you have it managed by a professional. If you are considering selling a rental, you need to talk to a realtor, and probably an attorney, well in advance so you know how you should proceed.

Do you find yourself in that situation? Or, considering selling a rental? Call me or email me, and let’s discuss your options and responsibilities.

Posted on July 7, 2019 at 12:32 pm
Sally Baker | Category: Portland Real Estate, real estate market activity

Market Activity

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

Posted on June 27, 2019 at 12:36 pm
Sally Baker | Category: Portland Real Estate, real estate market activity

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

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

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

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