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Finding Your Wilsonville Real Estate Superhero

12 Apr

To adults and kids alike, superheroes seem to have time-tested appeal. Some think it’s because they look different. Indeed, some superheroes dress uniquely. Others believe superheroes represent the ‘good guy’ and these days, we can always use more good guys and gals.  Yet others suggest that superheroes are in the rescue business and we all have an area in our lives where we could use help. Whatever the reason, it’s undeniable that superheroes hold a unique place in our imagination.

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Clark Kent Could Have Easily Passed As A Realtor

Do Real Estate Superheroes Exist?
So fighting bad guys is an expected vocation for a superhero. But how could there possibly be Realtor superheroes? And would they use x-ray glasses to view inside homes to find potential problems, carry an anti-kryptonite pen to protect against real estate ‘evil doers,’ or hold their trusty multiple listing lockbox keycard in a utility belt? 

The Realty Reality
While not superhuman, some real estate agents stand far apart from others. And when hundreds of thousands of dollars are literally on the line during your next home sale or purchase, chances are you’ll feel better throughout the entire process when working with a truly ‘super’ Realtor. But is it possible to easily locate a terrific Wilsonville real estate agent that’s not only experienced, but also dedicated, plus recognized for excellence among his or her peers? You’re about to find out.

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‘Superhero’ Defined
Superheroes are considered to be more than mere heroes, in part because their achievements transcend what is humanly possible. Superheros are often portrayed as heroes with extraordinary, superhuman powers. So while no Realtor is superhuman, in comparing performance, it’s clear that sometimes a single real estate agent can outperform several other, less productive Realtors.  There are different reasons why this is true and part of it relates to the ‘Pareto principle,’ better known as the ’80-20′ rule, where 20% of a group is frequently responsible for as much as 80% of the results.

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Some Superheroes Have a Utility Belt to Get the Job Done

What’s In Your Utility Belt?
Effective Realtors are more likely to avail themselves of advanced tools on behalf of their buyer and seller clients.  But it doesn’t stop there. That’s because in addition to ‘high tech’ expertise like sophisticated monitoring of real estate activity for their clients, a ‘superhero’ Realtor also combines it with ‘high touch.’ This means they help buyers and sellers with access to not only their own specialized experience and knowledge, but also to an often vast and diverse network of other experienced professionals, such as reputable mortgage lenders, roofers, 1031 tax deferred exchange experts, electricians, surveyors, title companies and repair firms.

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“Luke…I Am Your Appraiser”

But Why Even Hire A ‘Superhero?’ 
In considering the use of your own real estate ‘superhero,’ it helps to understand what they’re able to achieve better than other Realtors. After all, why use a ‘superhero’ when any old hero will do?

To begin, it’s helpful to understand that an agent is your representative. He or she advises and acts in your best interest, which includes ‘fighting’ on your behalf. So who or what might a real estate ‘superhero’ fight?  Enter the real estate ‘super villain.’ In Oregon real estate, you’re not likely to run into comic book characters or movie baddies like Darth Vader, Lex Luthor or The Joker. Instead,  the kind of ‘super villain’ behavior you’re more likely to encounter is both real and potentially ‘deal-killing.’

The potential list of treacherous adversaries is long. Issues that could put the kibosh on your Wilsonville real estate transaction (while potentially costing you a lot of money) include dry rot, deferred maintenance (think leaky roof), a poor home inspection, title report issues, a low appraisal or a picky loan underwriter. If you’re a homebuyer, you can add certain challenging homeseller attititudes to the potential list of transaction implosions and if you’re a homeseller, you might include certain ham-fisted home buyer attitudes. The bottom line is that in order to deal with a multiplicity of potentially detrimental factors affecting your home purchase or sale, it’s clearly best to be prepared. And when you’re knee deep in transaction challenges, that’s not the time to wish you were working with someone more qualified.

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It’s A Bird…It’s A Plane…It’s The CRS Realtor
There are literally millions of real estate agents and as you might expect, not all of them are the same. As with any profession, experience, proficiency and dedication to clients can vary widely.

Most Realtors are indeed capable of providing good service, reasonable counsel and some helpful information. The fact is however, that some Realtors have considerably more experience, training and better results. It’s also undeniable that CRS designees are equipped to provide their home buying and home selling clients with advanced real estate insights, knowledge and competence. CRS holders hold an average of double the experience of Realtors without the Certified Residential Specialist designation. This illustrates a clear track record with elite standing.

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Realtors Holding the CRS Designation Outperform Those Who Don’t

But what differentiates a real estate superhero from other real estate agents? Here are a few examples.

X-Ray Vision
Because CRS Realtors are experienced and complete far more transactions than the average agent, many times they see can through and avoid problems, before they occur. This helps prevent missteps from an agent’s ‘on the job training.’ 

Benefits Beyond A Single Transaction
Another key benefit to working with a CRS Realtor is their networking advantage. So whether you expect to buy or sell in Oregon, or if you’ll have a real estate transaction in another state, the CRS referral network is a proven way for you to connect with another ‘high caliber’ Realtor who holds the CRS designation. 

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Speaking of High Caliber: Faster Than A Speeding Referral
The CRS organization has an entire system devoted to a virtually seamless referral system for buyers and sellers who seek a super Certified Residential Specialist Realtor. For example, I recently received a phone call from an Idaho CRS agent working with buyers from Oregon. These buyers found their ‘perfect’ Idaho home and needed to sell their Wilsonville, Oregon home in order to purchase the Idaho property. The Idaho CRS Realtor suggested they work with a local CRS agent to most effectively sell their Oregon home. Mere minutes upon receiving a phone call from the Idaho CRS agent, I was in contact with these Wilsonville homeowners, then proceeded to list and successfully sell their Wilsonville property, all in short order.  

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Only 3% of All Realtors Have Attained The CRS Designation

You May Never Have Met A CRS
It’s hardly surprising if you don’t recall ever meeting a Certified Residential Specialist. A CRS Realtor is in the top 3 percent of real estate agents in the United States. That means 97% of the Realtors you’re likely to run into aren’t a CRS. So what makes working with a CRS so much better?

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Clinical Specialization Meets Bedside Manner
To put the topic of Realtor proficiency in another context, if your 5 year old has a broken arm, do you want a pediatric orthopedic specialist to examine, accurately diagnose, then properly set the youngster’s bone, or would any young intern fresh out of medical school be your first choice?  After all, both are doctors. A similar principal applies to selecting an agent. The surprising thing here is that in choosing your next Realtor, it typically costs the same or less to go with the professional having more experience and proficiency. 

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Similarly, there’s an understandable difference between an agent who just received a real estate license and one who has been diligently working full time in the field for decades. But taking it another step beyond mere experience are those who hold  accreditation for advanced real estate performance. The CRS designation isn’t easy to earn. It involves what is usually a multi-year advanced course regimen, plus documented real estate production and typically years of ‘in the field’ real estate experience. These recognized levels of education, training, production, time-tested experience  and provable success amount to a higher standard of achievement.  

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A Bundle of ‘Keys’ to Your Next Real Estate Transaction
To most homebuyers and homesellers, one key to a Realtor’s stellar real estate performance is consistent performance. Another is experience. Yet one more is education. The advantage to you as a homebuyer or homeseller in working with a CRS Realtor is that you get the entire bundle of keys and reduce your chances of being ‘locked out’ in your next transaction. 

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The Answer:
While the usual term for CRS is Certified Residential Specialist, some might consider agents holding this esteemed real estate degree as being more of a Certified Real Estate Superhero. That’s because it takes a lot to attain the CRS designation and the positive results of working with a CRS designee speak for themself. Some have even compared CRS credentials as akin to the CPA of real estate.

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Roy Widing, Wilsonville CRS Realtor

What if there was a way you could locate a real estate ‘superhero’ for your next Oregon transaction? Thanks to the CRS referral network, there actually is an easy way to find a ‘super’ Realtor, no matter where you live. Perhaps the simplest is to contact a CRS, like Wilsonville Realtor Roy Widing, CRS with Certified Realty. And if you’d like to reach a CRS Realtor in a different state or region of the United States, Roy can connect you with a number of qualified Certified Residential Specialists near you and at no charge. From there you can interview one or more CRS Realtors and make your own decisions. 

Do you have real estate questions? Contact Wilsonville Realtor Roy Widing, CRS using the convenient form below.

Wilsonville’s ‘Magic’ Real Estate Number

12 Feb
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Such Abundant Wilsonville Real Estate Information Can Seem Like Drinking Water From A Fire Hydrant

TMREI: Too Much Real Estate Information
Sometimes absorbing the sea of Wilsonville real estate information seems more like drinking from a fire hydrant. Yet, out of all the seemingly helpful real estate data bandied about, there is one especially helpful number, which when understood, can provide near-magical clarity to both Wilsonville homebuyers and homesellers.

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You Needn’t Be a Magician to Understand Wilsonville Housing Inventory

What Is It?
What is this ‘magic’ number and what does it represent? Simply put, it’s the current figure for housing inventory, typically expressed in months of projected home supply.

Listen to the audio podcast presentation of this helpful program on Wilsonville, Oregon real estate by clicking here or on the above link.

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Understanding Wilsonville Real Estate Inventory is Not Like Playing Bingo

Housing inventory is also sometimes known as home inventory or housing backlog. Why is this number so important? Once you understand the single figure that defines our current supply of local available Wilsonville area homes for sale, you have an instant ‘snapshot’ on whether you’re in a buyer’s market, seller’s market, or more of a balanced real estate market. Armed with that information, you’re far more ready to do battle in the real estate trenches and more likely to avoid some usual minefields. 

Normal Home Supply
Among real estate experts, a ‘normal’ range for home supply in parts of Oregon is frequently cited as somewhere between three to six months. For example, if the home supply figure is three, then hypothetically our market would be ‘out of homes’ in three months, provided no new homes were placed for sale. In other words, if our regional home inventory figure is within three to six months, we’re typically experiencing a normal market, meaning one not far from a balance of supply and demand, also called equilibrium. In a way, it’s kind of like an absorption rate for how fast supply is used up.

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Your Mileage May Vary
It’s helpful to understand that home inventory figures are more of an average for a region. In Oregon, major real estate regions include Portland, Bend, Eugene, Salem and the Oregon Coast. So Wilsonville homesellers and homebuyers are likely to use the Portland area figure as the bellwether for housing backlog. If your home is located in Keizer, you’re likely to see the Salem inventory figure as the closest approximation of local home supply. It’s also likely that your specific area could be somewhat different altogether, based on a variety of hyper-local factors affecting both demand and supply. That said, home inventory is a convenient ‘thumbnail’ sketch to help assess what kind of market you’re in.

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Consider Wilsonville Area Home Inventory Like A Pipeline

What’s The Practical Impact of Housing Inventory?
Consider real estate and inventory like a pipeline. If more flows through it, the product is plentiful and therefore the cheaper it is to buy. So with a lower, dwindling home supply and the spigot turned down, the reverse is true. That’s when the local real estate environment favors sellers, because there are more buyers and it’s considered a ‘seller’s market.’ In that case, expect a short market time and an environment where homesellers receive multiple offers, often at or above listing price. If the supply of homes is higher, it’s considered a ‘buyer’s market.’ This means you can expect a longer market time, with homesellers seeing few, if any offers…and frequently for less than the asking price.  

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Negotiation is Expected, But Most Homesellers Don’t Want to ‘Armwrestle’ With Homebuyers

It’s routinely a good idea for buyers to get a ‘heads up’ before making an offer to determine how ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ the market is. Otherwise, if you ‘lowball’ a just-listed home in a seller’s market, you may be lucky to even get a counteroffer instead of an outright rejection by sellers experiencing lots of calls and showings on their property. Coming in with an offer that’s too low sometimes causes offended sellers to refuse to seriously consider a possible follow up offer.

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The Number of Competing Homes for Sale Affects Market Time

What’s the Big Deal About Wilsonville Housing Inventory?
One reason Wilsonville housing inventory is so important is because it helps buyers and sellers to better manage expectations. Most buyers are interested in how long it may take to find the ‘right’ house. Inventory affects this. Alternatively, most sellers are interested in how long it may take to find a qualified buyer. Inventory affects this, too.

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Oregon Homesellers Can ‘Jumpstart’ Buyer Activity With Accurate Pricing

That’s because a high home inventory tends to slow down the market time and low inventory frequently provides a ‘jump start’ to activity. One way sellers can help to avoid an excessively long market time is to review comparable local home sales information provided by their Realtor to ensure proper, market pricing.

Another reason housing inventory is crucial is because it can significantly impact so many other important factors. In other words, inventory is a ‘driver’ for market time, selling price, appraisal results, lendability and more.

Okay, So Inventory Is Important. What Does It Look Like?

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Portland Metro Sample Home Inventory

The above image provides a good example of fluctuating home inventory. As greater Wilsonville’s real estate market bounced back from the severe market downturn of the Great Recession, home inventory reduced from more than 20 months of housing supply to less than three.

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It’s Wise to Consult An Experienced Realtor Before You Leap Into the Market

Contact the Experts
Thinking about selling your Wilsonville area property? Know the market before diving in! Contact Certified Realty with your questions and for a free consultation on what your property could sell for today using the contact form below or call (800) 637-1950.

 

 

Wilsonville’s ‘Perfect Storm’

21 Jan

Recent housing data from the Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS) shows Wilsonville home prices are up 9.6% over last year.

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This ramp up in home values is due in part to a decrease in available properties for sale. 

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While a ‘normal’ housing market usually has 3 to 6 months of home supply, our region is now at only 1.2 months of inventory…and falling.

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A ‘Perfect Storm’ is Not the Norm

A Seller’s Market
With increased demand and dwindling supply, what’s happening in Wilsonville real estate right now could be called a seller’s ‘perfect storm.’
Wilsonville is experiencing a combination of attractive interest rates, plus very low home inventory, which fuels a rise in prices.

This is economic theory in action, whenever there are more buyers than sellers, creating a ‘seller’s market.’

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A Wilsonville, Oregon Real Estate Cocktail in 1 Word: ‘Hot’

And even with growing home prices, current low interest rates help serve up a palatable real estate cocktail that could help Wilsonville buyers better afford their purchase…if they can just find a home amidst such a low housing supply. 

The Rest of the Story
As you might guess, individual neighborhoods and towns vary significantly on selling price, buyer demand and other key factors, like how long it takes for a house to sell.

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Click here or on the above image to see the new Wilsonville area real estate figures. Make sure to also check out page 2 for interesting stats on other nearby towns and neighborhoods. 

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Thinking about selling your Wilsonville area home? It’s a wise move to sell in a seller’s market. Contact our WilsonvilleHomes.com sponsor, Wilsonville’s very own Certified Realty, for a free consultation of what your Wilsonville area property could sell for in today’s market by using the convenient form below. 

 

Oregon Homeselling: Easy As Waltzing, 1-2-3!

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While real estate can seem complicated, there is a logical progression helpful to selling an Oregon home and it’s truly as simple as 1-2-3. The process between buyers and sellers is routinely described as a kind of dance, so let the waltzing begin.

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Fundamentals
There are plenty of related tasks associated with any real estate transaction, yet the key process that gets homesellers a workable offer can be simplified to three primary steps. Then, once a mutually accepted offer is in hand, the phase to close the sale begins. But the fundamentally crucial elements start long before that.

Curious? Here we go:

1. Online activity ——-> 2. Showing activity ——-> 3. Offer Activity

This process looks simple and in a way, it is. So let’s break it down.

The Home-Selling Waltz, Step by Step
First, it’s helpful to realize that buyers generally behave in somewhat predictable phases.
This means they routinely go to Step 1 before Step 2 or Step 3. There is very little skipping around. For example, it’s uncommon for a buyer to start at Step 2, or leave out any steps. You’ll soon understand why.

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Step 1. Online Activity
Recent statistics show that more than 92% of homebuyers search online for their next home, often before they even contact a Realtor. And though 90% of homebuyers hire a real estate professional, they frequently continue their search online, while their agent matches properties to fit their needs.

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Even Batman Doesn’t Have This In His Utility Belt
Homesellers have a helpful tool in their utility belt, since online buyer activity can be monitored to evaluate buyer response, or lack of it. That valuable tool is a daily report on buyer activity for your specific property.

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As a result, your Realtor can provide you with regular updates on buyer Internet activity on your home from a variety of sources. Some of these key sources include Realtor.com and the local multiple listing service. This data gauges if your property’s popularity is really ramping up, falling fast or simply ‘meh.’

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Realtors who subscribe to these proprietary services can easily track your home’s online popularity and determine overall buyer response with various tools to monitor Internet buyer activity.  

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Step 2. Showing Activity
The jump from online home searching to touring inside homes is a significant one. Since agents commit considerable time and effort and are usually paid only after a buyer purchases a home, this typically means touring buyers have also been pre-qualified by a lender. In other words, we’re now in the realm of a qualified home purchaser, who is ready, willing and able to buy. Research shows that the typical home buyer searches for 10 weeks and views 10 homes.

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Step 3. Offer Activity
The final leg in this three step journey is when an offer is written and submitted for the seller’s consideration. By writing an offer, this step also helps to confirm that the property is likely priced within a reasonably market-friendly range. For example, wildly over-priced homes don’t usually get much more than ‘low-ball’ offers, if any. 

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The End of the Beginning
There is still plenty to do after Step 3, but an acceptable offer places the process into the remaining phases of a real estate transaction. These can include things like escrow, home inspection(s), a preliminary title report, appraisal, loan documents and closing.

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Wilsonville Waterfront Acreage Has Sale Pending

10 Mar
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This attractive Willamette River acreage has great views and a sale pending

An attractive riverfront acreage featured on WilsonvilleHomes.com in April of last year, then-priced at 1.8 million dollars, is now expected to soon be sold.

Anticipated use of this Wilsonville property is for additional access to the Willamette River and more park area. Read a recent article about this Wilsonville area Willamette River acreage here.

Wilsonville Real Estate Update

17 Feb

New figures from the Regional Multiple Listing Service known as RMLS reveal a recent uptick in Wilsonville’s regional home supply. Yet, despite a growth in the regional home supply, Wilsonville year-to-date home prices remain clearly in positive territory.

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Regional Real Estate By The Numbers
Our Portland metro home inventory remains relatively low. For comparison, Portland’s home supply is almost half that of the greater Salem area.

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Greater Portland Metro Home Inventory

A housing backlog of just 3.4 months is generally considered by real estate experts as a ‘seller’s market.’ 

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Portland Metro Area Regional Home Price Chart

Wilsonville home prices are up 7.3% over the past year and sport an average selling price of $349,700.

Click here or on the Market Action image below for the complete latest Portland metro area real estate report, which includes specifics on our Wilsonville market.

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Check out page #2 of the report for this detailed information, like average selling price and days on market, for Wilsonville and other local towns and neighborhoods.

Thinking about selling your Wilsonville property? Use the convenient form below to contact our sponsor, Certified Realty for a free consultation about your property.

Wilsonville Real Estate: What To Expect In 2015

31 Dec

Feature Article by Realtor Roy Widing

Predictions on Wilsonville’s real estate market are difficult to make with accuracy. Take, for example, local weather forecasts. Even when armed with technology like detailed satellite images, plus wind, barometric and temperature data, weather forecasters can get it wrong…and that’s for predictions merely a week or two away! 

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Accurately Predicting Weather & Real Estate Trends Seems Easy

Predicting Wilsonville’s Real Estate Trends
Now imagine the difficulty in predicting real estate market activity a full year into the future. Along with seasonal influences, other challenges in real estate forecasting include changing interest and employment rates, ever-shifting home inventory levels, plus a myriad of lending regulations and the mysteries of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy, just to name a few.  Little wonder, then that some view real estate predictions as akin to flipping a coin or using a dart board.

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While Fun, Darts Are A Poor Choice For Accurate Real Estate Forecasting

Real Estate Forecasting: What Can Work
Though not foolproof, one generally helpful tool for predicting future real estate trends can be past real estate trends. Major unpredictable shifts occasionally occur, but the key word here is occasionally.

For example, the Great Recession that hit Wilsonville and the entire country starting around 2007-2008 was our nation’s worst economic downturn since 1929.  Thankfully we haven’t seen such financial meltdowns every year, or every decade, or even every half century. So aside from similar cataclysmic shifts, a certain degree of real estate predictability is possible. 

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Regional Home Price Chart Including Clackamas County

Reasons For 2015 Wilsonville Real Estate Optimism
Several factors are coming together to provide for an optimistic New Year in our area. As you’ll see, some factors are under federal control and others occur locally, but each has an impact on Wilsonville real estate. So if you’ve held off selling your Wilsonville area home, here are four of them that portend a good 2015: 

1. Credit Scores Loosen
Most homebuyers need a home loan, generally known as a mortgage. The good news is that mortgage credit is becoming more available as lenders loosen credit requirements.

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Credit (FICO) Requirements Have Loosened

2. Lower Down Payments
Government-sponsored loans from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recently brought out a 3% mortgage option. If conventional lenders also start offering similar low-down payment choices, this could bring more first time homebuyers into the market. This vital Oregon homebuyer group has long been under-represented, with their levels at the lowest since 1987.

3. Consumer Optimism
Recent figures from the National Association of Realtors confirm homebuyers are now more optimistic. This includes our area. When it comes to single family homes, the ‘Confidence Index’ chart below shows most states now have a majority level of optimism in their region, including ours.

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Orange & Red = Strong Single Family Home Consumer Confidence

4. Home Inventory Remains Low
Thanks in part to the reduced level of local new construction, home inventory in our region is still near historic lows. Our most recent survey shows we have 3.2 months of housing backlog. This suggests we have more buyers than sellers. As a result, Wilsonville homesellers can take advantage of what remains largely a ‘seller’s market’ heading into 2015. 

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Our Regional Home Supply Is Low

The Bottom Line
If you’ve held off selling your Wilsonville home because you were ‘under water,’ or concerned about the market being too low, now is a good time to consider re-evaluating.

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Many Wilsonville Homeowners Are No Longer ‘Under Water’

Wilsonville’s real estate market has changed. Experts predict regional home price growth to continue at a steady, albeit slower pace through 2015, compared to the 7.2% price increase to date for 2014. As a result, some suggest a 3% annual increase in area home prices. Depending on a variety of factors, that may indeed end up being conservative on the low end. For Wilsonville, expect between 3% to 6% in 2015 home price appreciation.  

Wilsonville Real Estate Update

26 Dec

New information from Ticor Title Company shows the median list price for a Wilsonville home little changed of late, with the average number of days on the market increasing.

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Click here or on the above image for this latest report on Wilsonville, Oregon real estate.

Thinking about selling your Wilsonville home? Use the convenient form below to contact our sponsor, Wilsonville’s very own Certified Realty for a FREE report on what your property could sell for in today’s market.

Wilsonville Real Estate Update

12 Nov

Figures in a new study from Ticor Title Company suggest a stabilization of our Wilsonville real estate market. For now at least, gone are what have been strong changes in home price and market time around Wilsonville.

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The median list price for a Wilsonville home is now $419,450 with the average market time at 124 days. Click here or on the above image to view additional insights into our local housing market, such as Wilsonville’s local median house and lot size.

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Thinking about selling your Wilsonville home, lot or acreage? For a FREE report on what your property could sell for in today’s market, contact our sponsor, Wilsonville’s own Certified Realty using the form below. Still family-owned and operated, Certified Realty is Oregon’s choice since 1950. 

Wilsonville Real Estate News

15 Oct

A brand new report on Wilsonville area real estate was just released by the Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS).

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This new report reveals Wilsonville’s year-to-date home value appreciation is now 6.0%,trailing the greater Portland area average of 7.4%.

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The average price of a Wilsonville home is now $334,800 and the average market time is now 60 days. This is relatively brief by historical standards and helped along by our still low regional home supply of a little more than 3 months.

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Thinking about selling your Wilsonville home? With fewer sellers now competing for qualified buyers, you could sell your Wilsonville home and be in your next home by Christmas. Contact Wilsonville’s own Certified Realty using the form below for a FREE report on what your Wilsonville home could sell for in today’s market.

Why Use A Realtor, In 30 Seconds

3 Oct

A very telling article was recently released in a national real estate journal. In just two images, it explains why the vast majority of home sellers work with a Realtor.

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The infographic on the left shows the huge percentage of real estate sellers who hire a Realtor.

The infographic on the right explains why. Homesellers average a 25% higher selling price with a Realtor.

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Wilsonville Real Estate Statistics

30 Sep

A recent survey specifically on Wilsonville homes from Ticor Title provides interesting information on our local market as we head into Autumn.

Wilsonville home prices have surged since Spring, making the median list price for a Wilsonville home now $419,900. View this new report on Wilsonville real estate by clicking here, or on the image below.

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The average market time to sell a Wilsonville home is now 110 days. In addition, 36% of Wilsonville properties for sale have had a price decrease.

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Some Wilsonville Homesellers Prefer To Be In Their New Home For the Holidays

Thinking about selling your Wilsonville, Oregon home? With Wilsonville home prices up, this could be a great opportunity to lock in your home selling profits.

Contact our sponsor, Certified Realty for a FREE report on what your Wilsonville property could sell for in today’s market. Simply use the convenient contact form below for your FREE report.

September’s Sold Wilsonville Homes

29 Sep

As September wraps up, 25 detached, single family Wilsonville homes have sold so far this month according to the Regional Multiple Listing Service. The sold prices range from $282,000 to $810,125.

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This Wilsonville Home with Nearly 8 Acres on Stafford Road Recently Sold.  

View photos of all these recently sold Wilsonville homes and their selling prices by clicking here. Please allow a minute to load, depending on your Internet connection.

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This Home in Wilsonville’s Charbonneau Neighborhood Recently Sold For $810,125

Have you considered selling your Wilsonville home? As you can see, Wilsonville real estate prices remain strong. For a FREE report on what your Wilsonville home could sell for, contact our WilsonvilleHomes.com sponsor, Wilsonville’s Certified Realty using the contact form below.

Wilsonville Real Estate News

18 Sep

A new report on Wilsonville real estate was just released by Ticor Title Company. This survey confirms a significant upward price trend for Wilsonville homes, particularly over the past few months.

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According to this new report, the median list price for a Wilsonville home is now just under $400,000. And the average market time to sell a Wilsonville home? That figure is now at 106 days, or right around 3.5 months.

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Thinking about selling your Wilsonville home and curious what it could sell for? Now could be the perfect time, since Wilsonville home inventory is low right now and competition among sellers is diminishing. It’s truly a seller’s market.

Our WilsonvilleHomes.com sponsor, Certified Realty will provide you with a FREE report that is tailor-made for your own property. For your FREE report, simply contact your Wilsonville real estate experts, Wilsonville’s very own Certified Realty, using the convenient form below.

 

Wilsonville Real Estate News

8 Sep

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Recent information on our local Wilsonville real estate market is now available. With school beginning as we move toward Autumn, it’s reasonable to expect a somewhat less robust pace of home sales.

Many, though certainly not all, 2014 buyers have bought their home by now. This brings “empty-nesters,” relocating transferees, singles, and young families to the forefront as a bigger slice of the buyer pool for the remainder of the year. For sellers, Autumn can bring more motivated buyers with less competition from other home sellers, when compared to Spring.

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Click here or on the image below for the latest information about Wilsonville real estate. 

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The average time on the market for a Wilsonville home is now 110 days. This compares to the most recent figure of 93 days for greater Portland.

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Wilsonville Real Estate Market Report

4 Sep

An interesting new report on Wilsonville homes was recently released.

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Especially notable in this report is the fact that more than 1/3 of all Wilsonville homes for sale saw a price drop before selling. Plenty of other helpful information is included, like the average days on the market it takes for a Wilsonville home to sell and the median list price.

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Click here or on the image above to view this new Wilsonville homes report.

3 Reasons To Sell Your Wilsonville Home Now

2 May

With the arrival of Spring’s beautiful weather, many Wilsonville homeowners are hearing others say: “Now is an excellent time to consider placing your home on the market for sale.”

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However, you may have wondered why exactly is now such a good time to sell your Wilsonville home? Is it all about sunny skies? So if you’ve ever thought about selling your Wilsonville property, this article is for you. And here are three good reasons to now sell your Wilsonville, Oregon home:

Reduced Inventory
There are fewer homes on the market right now. Our 3.1 month supply of homes means demand is stronger. That frequently translates to higher home prices. And with fewer competing sellers, you may need to negotiate less for your best deal.

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Our Housing Inventory Drops During Spring & Summer

Seasonality
Many home buyers shop in earnest during better weather. Why? It’s easier, more fun and there’s more daylight to work with. But there’s one other reason you may not have considered: School is out soon and that is a great opportunity for families with kids to move during Summer Vacation. Don’t miss out on these buyers!

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Interest Rates
One of the big factors affecting home affordability is the interest rate your lender charges. Interest rates remain near historic lows. This means even with rising prices, buyers can find homes to be more affordable if interest rates stay attractive.

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They’ve nudged up, yet mortgage interest rates remain attractive.

Thinking about selling your Wilsonville home? Contact our sponsor, Wilsonville’s very own Certified Realty using the convenient form below for a FREE report on what your property could sell for in today’s market.

Wilsonville’s Most Expensive Home

22 Apr

Wilsonville is a very nice place to live. So imagine even how much nicer it might be to live in what is currently Wilsonville’s most expensive home currently for sale.

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Stunning Wilsonville Estate

This luxury home features more than 11,000 square feet of living space, with five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and two half bathrooms. It’s located on a beautiful 62 acre parcel in the peaceful Wilsonville countryside. Curious about the price? It’s $3,995,000.

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Gorgeous Interior Throughout

Click here for listing details about this Wilsonville home. Also, Click here for 16 photos of this Wilsonville home.

To sell your Wilsonville home, contact Wilsonville’s very own Certified Realty for a free report on what your property may be worth in today’s market using the convenient contact form below.

Building A Wilsonville Home?

7 Apr

To build a Wilsonville home, you need Wilsonville real estate. How does 440 feet of Willamette Riverfront sound?

One such rare opportunity is a lightly wooded parcel currently for sale at $1,800,000. This unique Wilsonville property features nearly 3.5 acres on the site of a former manufactured home park.

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Willamette River

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View From Currently Available Wilsonville Property

For more information about this or any real estate for your next Wilsonville home, contact our sponsor, Wilsonville’s own Certified Realty using the convenient form below.

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