Category Archives: REALTOR

PDX November 2016 Market Update

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My name is Marie Conser and I help people buy, sell and invest in real estate in the Portland Metro area. I specialize in the residential real estate market in West Portland, particularly: Cedar Mill, Oak Hills, Bethany, Rock Creek, Forest Heights, Beaverton and Hillsboro. Whether buying or selling, be it your first home, your last home, or building your investment portfolio, I can’t wait to help you achieve your goals.

Call, text 503-459-2726 or email me at marie@marieconser.com today to start making your real estate dreams reality!

 

2016 Rummer House Tour

20160917_160940Today  I had the privilege to tour beautiful Rummer houses in the Oak Hills neighborhood.  This event was organized by Restore Oregon and featured six homes – currently lived in! – renovated/updated or not; I got to meet the proud owners who could tell all about their home.

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For people who do not know about Rummer homes, they are mid-century single level homes developed by Robert Rummer and inspired by Joe Eichler’s homes in California.  The story is quite interesting as Mr Rummer was in the insurance business before quitting his job to embark on this new adventure of building homes.  Rummer built 29 homes in the Oak Hills in 1967-68; his homes feature a simple vaulted and flat roof with a courtyard (enclosed or open-air) and glass window walls throughout to bring nature in.

The neat surprise came in when, in one of the homes, I got to meet Mr Robert Rummer and his wife Phyllis!

Yes… I was as giddy as I look on the photo… But hey, you don’t meet Mr Rummer every day!

Well, the rain did not stop us.  They were so many people touring these homes, it was quite special.

Thanks Restore Oregon and the home owners for making this happen.  It was awesome!

 

Marie Conser Broker John L Scott Sunset CorridorMy name is Marie Conser and I help people buy, sell and invest in real estate in the Portland Metro area. I specialize in the residential real estate market in West Portland, particularly: Cedar Mill, Oak Hills, Bethany, Rock Creek, Forest Heights, Beaverton and Hillsboro. Whether buying or selling, be it your first home, your last home, or building your investment portfolio, I can’t wait to help you achieve your goals.  Call, text or email me at marieconser@johnlscott.com today to start making your real estate dreams reality!

#PdxRealEstate #PdxRealtor #RummerHomes #OakHills #HireaPro #RestoreOregon

PDX August 2016 Market Update

Overview of Portland Market:

> Cooler month since June, yet strongest July since 2008 in terms of new listings!

 

Intro

I have uploaded the Monthly Market Snapshot to my website.

Sellers: Find out the value of your home in today’s market; contact me today for a FREE Home Valuation.

Buyers: Connect with me for a FREE Consult about this market; ask about how you can make your offer stand out!

Mobile App: Monitor the market directly from your smartphone. This GPS-based mobile app is one of the best in the market!

Key Data*

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In-Depth Data*

  • Closed Sales: Cooler month with 2.6% less closed sales than June 2016 and 5.5% less than July 2015.

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  • New Listings: Although there were fewer listings than last month (2.9%), it was a better than July 2015 by 2.3%.

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  • Active Listings: There were 5,360 active residential listings in the Portland metro area at the end of July 2016.  The inventory keeps growing!

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  • Days On Market: Total Days on Market is now at 32 days.

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  • Average Sale Price: The year-over-year average sale price of a home in the area has increased by 11.4%.

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  • Inventory: The current home inventory is at 1.9 months, thanks to the increase in new listings.

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*Source: RMLS Market Action (June 2016 Reporting Period; published in August 2016)

Marie Conser Broker John L Scott Sunset CorridorMy name is Marie Conser and I help people buy, sell and invest in real estate in the Portland Metro area. I specialize in the residential real estate market in West Portland, particularly: Cedar Mill, Oak Hills, Bethany, Rock Creek, Forest Heights, Beaverton and Hillsboro. Whether buying or selling, be it your first home, your last home, or building your investment portfolio, I can’t wait to help you achieve your goals.
Call, text or email me at marieconser@johnlscott.com today to start making your real estate dreams reality!

#PdxRealEstate #PdxRealtor #Whatsmyhouseworth #SellNow #BuyNow #HireaPro

PDX July 2016 Market Update

Overview of Portland Market:

> Strongest June for new listings since June 2008!

Intro

I have uploaded the Monthly Market Snapshot to my website.

Sellers: Find out the value of your home in today’s market; contact me today for a FREE Home Valuation.

Buyers: Connect with me for a FREE Consult about this market; ask about how you can make your offer stand out!

Mobile App: Monitor the market directly from your smartphone. This GPS-based mobile app is one of the best in the market!

Key Data*

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In-Depth Data*

  • Closed Sales: Outpaced May 2016 sales by 9.0%.

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  • New Listings: Uptick in new listings with an 8.6% increase over last month.

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  • Active Listings: There were 4,762 active residential listings in the Portland metro area at the end of June 2016, the highest inventory so far in 2016.

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  • Days On Market: Total Days on Market is now at 33 days.

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  • Average Sale Price: The average sale price of a home in the area has increased by 11.9% year-over-year.

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  • Inventory: The current home inventory is at 1.5 months.

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*Source: RMLS Market Action (June 2016 Reporting Period; published in July 2016)

 

Marie Conser Broker John L Scott Sunset CorridorMy name is Marie Conser and I help people buy, sell and invest in real estate in the Portland Metro area. I specialize in the residential real estate market in West Portland, particularly: Cedar Mill, Oak Hills, Bethany, Rock Creek, Forest Heights, Beaverton and Hillsboro. Whether buying or selling, be it your first home, your last home, or building your investment portfolio, I can’t wait to help you achieve your goals.
Call, text or email me at marieconser@johnlscott.com today to start making your real estate dreams reality!

#PdxRealEstate #PdxRealtor #Whatsmyhouseworth #SellNow #BuyNow #HireaPro

PDX June 2016 Market Update

Overview of Portland Market:

Intro

I have uploaded the Monthly Market Snapshot to my website.

Sellers: Find out the value of your home in today’s market; contact me today for a FREE Home Valuation.

Buyers: Connect with me for a FREE Consult about this market; ask about how you can make your offer stand out!

Mobile App: Monitor the market directly from your smartphone. This GPS-based mobile app is one of the best in the market!

Key Data*

Marie June Housing Update

In-Depth Data*

  • Closed Sales: Increased by 10.9% compared to the previous month.Closed Sales
  • New Listings: New Listings rose 1.5% compared to last month.

New Listings

  • Active Listings: There were 4,003 active residential listings in the Portland metro area at the end of May 2016.

Active Residential Listings

  • Days On Market: Total Days on Market is now at 37 days.

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  • Average Sale Price: The average sale price of a home in the area has increased by 11.9% year-over-year.

Sale Price

  • Inventory: The current home inventory is at 1.4 months.

Inventory

*Source: RMLS Market Action (May 2016 Reporting Period; published in June 2016)

 

Marie Conser Broker John L Scott Sunset CorridorMy name is Marie Conser and I help people buy, sell and invest in real estate in the Portland Metro area. I specialize in the residential real estate market in West Portland, particularly: Cedar Mill, Oak Hills, Bethany, Rock Creek, Forest Heights, Beaverton and Hillsboro. Whether buying or selling, be it your first home, your last home, or building your investment portfolio, I can’t wait to help you achieve your goals.
Call, text or email me at marieconser@johnlscott.com today to start making your real estate dreams reality!

#PdxRealEstate #PdxRealtor #Whatsmyhouseworth #SellNow #BuyNow #HireaPro

PDX May 2016 Real Estate Market Update

Overview of Portland Market:

Intro

Sellers: Find out the value of your home in today’s market; contact me today for a FREE Home Valuation.

Buyers: Connect with me for a FREE Consult about this market; ask about how you can make your offer stand out!

Mobile App: Monitor the market directly from your smartphone. This GPS-based mobile app is one of the best in the market!

Key Data*

Market Update

In-Depth Data*

  • Closings and Accepted Offers: It was below last year’s April but 1.8% ahead of March 2016.

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  • New Listings: There’s an uptick in the number of new listings; it rose 19.7% above the new listings offered last month.

New Listings

  • Active Listings: There were 3,721 active residential listings in the Portland metro area at the end of April 2016.

Active Residential Listings

  • Days On Market: Total Days on Market went down to 43 days.

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  • Average Sale Price: The average sale price of a home in the area is at $365,100 which is an 8.7% increase year-over-year.

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  • Inventory: The current home inventory is at 1.4 months! A balanced market offers a 5 to 6 months inventory. This is still seller’s market.

Inventory

*Source: RMLS Market Action (April 2016 Reporting Period; published in May 2016)

 

Marie Conser Broker John L Scott Sunset CorridorMy name is Marie Conser and I help people buy, sell and invest in real estate in the Portland Metro area. I specialize in the residential real estate market in West Portland, particularly: Cedar Mill, Oak Hills, Bethany, Rock Creek, Forest Heights, Beaverton and Hillsboro. Whether buying or selling, be it your first home, your last home, or building your investment portfolio, I can’t wait to help you achieve your goals.
Call, text or email me at marieconser@johnlscott.com today to start making your real estate dreams reality!

#PdxRealEstate #PdxRealtor #Whatsmyhouseworth #SellNow #HireaPro

PDX March 2016 Market Update

Overview of Portland Market:

Intro

I have uploaded the Monthly Market Snapshot to my website.

Sellers: Find out the value of your home in today’s market; contact me today for a FREE Home Valuation.

Buyers: Connect with me for a FREE Consult about this market; ask about how you can make your offer stand out!

Mobile App: Monitor the market directly from your smartphone. This GPS-based mobile app is one of the best in the market!

Key Data*

Market update

In-Depth Data*

  • Closings and Accepted Offers: It was the strongest February in the area since 1997.

Closed Sales

  • New Listings: February new listings rose 15% compared to January.

New Listings

  • Active Listings: There were 3,226 active residential listings in the Portland metro area at the end of February 2016.

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  • Days On Market: Total Days on Market is now at 60 days, up 3 days from January.

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  • Average Sale Price: The average sale price of a home in the area has increased by 7.1% year-over-year.Sale Price
  • Inventory: The current home inventory is at 1.8 months! A balanced market offers a 5 to 6 months inventory. This is what we refer to as a seller’s market.

Inventory

*Source: RMLS Market Action (February 2016 Reporting Period; published in March 2016)

 

Marie Conser Broker John L Scott Sunset CorridorMy name is Marie Conser and I help people buy, sell and invest in real estate in the Portland Metro area. I specialize in the residential real estate market in West Portland, particularly: Cedar Mill, Oak Hills, Bethany, Rock Creek, Forest Heights, Beaverton and Hillsboro. Whether buying or selling, be it your first home, your last home, or building your investment portfolio, I can’t wait to help you achieve your goals.
Call, text 503-459-2726 or email me at marieconser@johnlscott.com today to start making your real estate dreams reality!

#PdxRealEstate #PdxRealtor #Whatsmyhouseworth #SellNow #HireaPro

 

 

How Fast Will My House Sell?

A couple of days ago, I shared on my Facebook page some local and national statistics about how many days it takes for a house to sell in this current market.

I would like to take this opportunity to clarify one thing: one of the driving factor behind this data is the amount of inventory available to the buyers.  This is determined by the supply of homes expressed in month(s), i.e. the length of time it would take to sell all the homes currently offered for sale IF no new listing is added to the mix.

Note that a 1 to 2 month supply is considered a “shortage”, a 3 to 4 month supply is considered “low” and a 5 to 6 month supply is “healthy”.

Here is the state of the market per price point:

Up to $249,999: 1.1 month supply

$250,000-$ 349,999: 0.8 month supply

$350,000-$499,999: 1.0 month supply

$500,000-$749,999: 2.8 month supply

$750,000-$999,999: 9.5 month supply

$1,000,000+: 9.8 month supply

Final note: With 98% of the sales occurring under the $750,000 price point, 56% of the homes sell on average in the first 30 days.

 

Marie Conser Broker John L Scott Sunset CorridorMy name is Marie Conser and I help people buy, sell and invest in real estate in the Portland Metro area. I specialize in the residential real estate market in West Portland, particularly: Cedar Mill, Oak Hills, Bethany, Rock Creek, Forest Heights and Beaverton. Whether buying or selling, be it your first home, your last home, or building your investment portfolio, I can’t wait to help you achieve your goals.
Call, text 503-459-2726 or email me at marieconser@johnlscott.com today to start making your real estate dreams reality!

#PdxRealEstate #PdxRealtor #Whatsmyhouseworth #SellNow #Hireapro

My Must-Do Things When Moving Into A New House

The last few days have been busy for me.  My family and I just moved into our new home sweet home!  We are over the moon excited!  And this made me think of the three things I have done or will be doing this week.

1) Change the locks

This one seems like a no-brainer.  You just bought your new home and the previous owner gives you one key to the house.  Really?  ONE key?Key.jpg

Obviously, there are other keys out there…

If you feel handy, you can go to Home Depot and get yourself a new lock.  We are not that kind of handy in my family, so I call a locksmith and use this opportunity to ask for all the locks to be re-keyed (think garage door and back door).

2) Change your mailbox lock

Did you just get ONE key for your mailbox too?  I thought so!

This one works a bit differently.  I know some people change the lock themselves… but your mailbox may be considered USPS property, in which case, the U.S. Postal Service should be the one changing the lock… as long as you ask for it!

You may make a formal request by going to your local post office.  They then inform you once the lock has been changed and you can go pick up your keys.  In the past, they have asked for a proof of ownership and the service was free; I will know soon if things have changed as I am heading to the post office tomorrow for my mailbox.  I will have up-to-date details on this!

3) Meet the neighbors

And now for the fun part: meet your neighbors!  Grab your kids, pets etc…  Go knock on doors as a family and introduce yourselves to your new neighbors!  Feel free to bring a little bag of homemade cookies (for example) to mark the occasion, but this is only if you want (or can! – considering that you may still have most of your stuff packed).

Three things…

… to do when you move into your new home

… for peace of mind

…  although I know there will be many more things I will be doing in my new house (starting with cleaning it and getting my closets and cabinets organized!)  😉

Welcome home!

Why I chose John L. Scott

Today, I posted a formal announcement of my joining the firm John L. Scott on my Facebook page.

When it comes to real estate companies, there are many choices for a Real Estate Broker to chose from.  So why did I choose a regional firm when there are many other firms out there that may have a more recognizable name and might be nationwide?

Because real estate is first and foremost a people business.  J. Lennox Scott, Chairman and CEO of John L. Scott says it best: “Our business is Real Estate, but our company philosophy is living life as a contribution. It’s the core of who we are as a company.”  This translates into one of our core values: “It’s about the possibilities in our clients’ lives”.  No two clients are alike, no two needs, dreams or goals are the same.  As Real Estate Brokers, we are first and foremost consultants and educators for each of our clients.  In an era where real estate data is readily available to everyone who knows how to use a smart device, we help our clients make sense of the local market, navigate the buying or selling process and help them reach their real estate goals.

Because, as a professional, I want to work with a Company that will offer my clients the best tools to search and find their new home, to sell their house at the best possible price, in the best possible time, and to monitor the market with real time data sourced directly at the Multiple Listing Service.  How does John L. Scott achieve this?  Two examples: 1) For one, JLS has developed exclusive and trademarked marketing tools and systems to optimize the marketing of its clients’ listings because it is THAT important; 2) JLS has developed what I consider the best mobile app on the market; The GPS Home Search App 3.0 is ideal to help you keep a finger on the pulse of the market (pun intended)!  JLS prides itself in staying ahead when it comes to technology and marketing strategies to best serve its clients and they deliver.

Because when it comes to real estate, local knowledge is paramount.  I firmly believe that to bring value to your clients, you need to know your local market.  I have lived in the Rock Creek / Bethany/ Cedar Mill / Forest Heights area for ten years now (with a short detour by Colorado to keep things interesting).  I have seen this area change with price dipping in the recession and bouncing back up, and grow with new construction.  It is a dynamic market, close to major employers (Intel, Nike), highways (26 and 217) and convenient to downtown!

So what’s not to like?  John L. Scott, a regional independent company, with over 80 years of proven history of excellence in the markets it serves, has it all: local, expertise, excellence.  And that is why I chose John L. Scott.

– Marie