Tag Archive: Wilsonville Homes

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 ›
Looking for a home in the red-hot Portland market? What you need to know!
When Caitlin and Charles Vestal began looking to buy a home in January, the search quickly felt like a full-time job. “It has been an insane process,” Caitlin Vestal said. “I wasn’t working during the time, and I’m glad I wasn’t.” The couple moved from Austin, Texas, to Portland last summer, arriving in what would… Read More ›
Inaccurate Zillow 'Zestimates' a source of conflict over home prices!
When “CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell asked the chief executive of Zillow recently about the accuracy of the website’s automated property value estimates — known as Zestimates — she touched on one of the most sensitive perception gaps in American real estate. Zillow is the most popular online real estate information site, with 73… Read More ›
4 reasons 2016 is the year to buy a home
If you’ve been on the fence about buying a home, 2016 is the year to take the plunge. Mortgage rates have been bouncing around record lows for a while now. But even though they’re likely to start going up, you haven’t missed your chance to get a deal on a house. A number of factors are… Read More ›
Sluggish Housing Market A Product Of Millions Of 'Missing Households'
Economists are speculating the reason the housing market is slow is because of the “missing households” that millennials are not buying. According  to NPR, only 16 percent of new-home sales are to first-time home buyers. Instead millennials are opting to live with roommates or family members. Follow the link below for the full article from… Read More ›
5 Things to Watch in Housing in 2014
The year 2013 was full of unusually low supplies on homes. Paired with low intersted rated the market forced buyers to become more competitive. With 2014 underway, The Wall Street Journal introduced 5 things to watch for this year in the housing market. Follow the link below for the full article: 5 Things to Watch… Read More ›
5 Signs You're Ready To Be A Homeowner
What are your New Years Resolutions? Maybe, you’ve been thinking about becoming a Homeowner in 2014! Or maybe, you’re saving that for next year’s resolution… Whenever you think buying a home would be best, here is an article that tells you the 5 most important things to consider when preparing for the transition from a… Read More ›
Home Ownership At Lowest Level In Nearly Two Decades
A recent broadcast from NPR discusses the home ownership in the U.S. at its lowest since 1995.  Contrary to what many believed was a “rip-roaring recovery” in the real estate market with low interest rates on mortgages and the new home supply tight, ownership is still low. Follow the link below to listen or read… Read More ›
Below-Asking Homes Sales Suggest Competition Is Easing In Housing Market
According to The Oregonian, more homes in the Portland area are selling below their asking price. This data suggest the bidding wars that had been pushing them higher are slowing. For the third consecutive month, the number of homes sold below list price has increased. Follow the link below for the full article from The… Read More ›
"Flipping" Houses Growing More Common in Portland
“Flipping,” the practice of buying, briefly holding and reselling a house within 6 months,  is up 16% year-over-year in the Portland area, according to RealtyTrac. Nationwide, flipping is down 13 percent. On average they made a gross profit of around $84,000. Click on the link below for the full article from The Oregonian: “Flipping” Houses… Read More ›
Living Enrichment Center Site Gets Preliminary Development Approval For Villebois
The Villebois Master Plan proposal of a 113-lot residential development has received the green light from the Wilsonville Planning Commission. Villebois plans on expanding to the former Living Enrichment Center. With the added acreage, the plan is to develop larger lots. Follow the link below for the full article from the Wilsonville Spokesman: Living Enrichment… Read More ›
Buying Still Cheaper Than Renting
According to Chief Economist Jed Kolko, mortgage rates would have to climb to more than 10% nationally to tip the market in favor of renting. In most areas, it is 35% cheaper to rent than it is to buy. Click on the link below for the full video news report from USA Today. Buying Still… Read More ›