Home Prices in Oregon
Home prices in Oregon are still climbing, although not quite at the rate they have been. The following article from Oregon Business Magazine gives a great description of the current market and how things look going forward. You can see the full article here. Housing prices continue to rise, but slowly According to the Federal… Read More ›
How to Make a Difference in Your Homeowner Association
Homeowner Associations are an important fixture in most neighborhoods. But many homeowners don’t understand how they work or what purpose they serve. This article provides some helpful insight and ideas in order to get more involved in your neighborhood’s association: Homeowner associations were created to provide a governing body for residential developments to make decisions… Read More ›
Selling in Fall
The passing of warmer weather has many homeowners wondering if the time to sell their home has also passed. But, as Rick Brainard explains in our most recent Insiders Article, there are positives to listing your home during fall and winter. “Although there is certainly more real estate activity in spring and summer,” explains Rick,… Read More ›
4 Things You Should Do to Prepare for Fall
Cooler temperatures and rainy weather are already here, but its not too late to get your home and yard ready for the changing season! 1. Stock up on winter supplies This isn’t often a concern for us in the Portland Metro Area, but after last winter we all learned it is better to be over-prepared… Read More ›
Saving Up for A Down Payment?
One of the biggest hurdles to purchasing a home is coming up with enough money for a down payment. This is no easy task, as the median price for a home in Wilsonville is $490,000. A 5% down payment on a home of that price is $24,500. Not exactly chump change! In order to save… Read More ›
Realistic Expectations
As Rick touched on in our last Spokesman article, the Wilsonville Real Estate Market is shifting. In 2016 sellers could expect their home to receive multiple offers in the first week. In 2017, many homes are taking much longer to find the right buyer. Rick expands below: Recent months have seen a slight shift in… Read More ›
Hope is Growing – Wilsonville Relay for Life
“It’s a scary word to say,” I hear myself mutter, “cancer.” “Yes,” he replies, “but once you can say it, you can deal with it.” Meet Steve Klier, 70 years of age and a MUSA Martial Arts Taekwondo instructor – a sport he took up at 60, three years after his cancer diagnosis. Feeling healthy… Read More ›
The Importance of Accurate Home Pricing
In Oregon, the housing market is slowing down creating more balance between buyers and sellers. Many homeowners are looking at 2016’s numbers and expecting their home to sell for top dollar in less than week. However, the reality is that in 2017 buyers are taking much more time to find the right home before making… Read More ›
Buying a home for the first time?
Buying your first home is a thrilling experience, but it can also be terrifying if you are not properly prepared. Many first time buyers rush into home-buying without doing proper research and often find themselves disappointed and discouraged. It is important to start by being fully educated on all of the snags and snares that… Read More ›
Wilsonville Summer Events!!
It is a busy time of the year for the Laue Team! We always look forward to the numerous opportunities to connect with the community. Here are a few Wilsonville summer events coming up that you won’t want to miss: July 27th, August 3rd, and August 10th – Concert in the Park Bring your lawn… Read More ›
Home Staging Cuts Time On Market
A few weeks ago Rick shared the importance of staging your home when it goes on the market. What does this mean for homeowners who have already vacated the home they wish to sell? While it might seem as though a blank canvas would be preferable for showing potential buyers, having some furniture in the… Read More ›
How Accurate is Your Zestimate?
Has researching the value of your home left you scratching your head? In The Laue Team’s most recent Wilsonville Spokesman article, Principal Broker Rick Brainard shares the risks of relying on online sources like Zillow’s “Zestimate” to calculate the true value of your home: With its introduction in 2006, Zillow changed the way the public… Read More ›