November 2011

There are 3 blog entries for November 2011.

Larry and Wendy just closed on their forever home in Camas!

Friday, November 18th, 2011 at 9:50am. 4986 Views, 2 Comments.

After months of diligence and patience, Larry and Wendy found their forever home in Camas. We started their search in Beaverton but after months of not finding the right fit we moved their search to Washington. Larry and Wendy relocated from Anchorage, Alaska. Their story is a great example of the benefit of working with a Realtor licensed in both Oregon and Washington.

"We had a very positive experience working with Rick to find and purchase our new home. Coming from another region of the country, we depended on Rick to help us learn the market here and find the home we were looking for. We were not disappointed.

On a number of occasions in the several month process, Rick could have steered us to close a purchase with a word or two of encouragement,

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Market Statistics for September 2011 in the Portland Metro

Monday, November 7th, 2011 at 12:10pm. 17449 Views, 0 Comments.

September Residential Highlights

Sales activity in the Portland Metro area showed improvements in closed and pending sales this September compared with September 2010, and the inventory level remained much lower than the same month in 2010. Closed sales grew 13.4% in September 2011 compared to September 2010. Pending sales were also up 17.5%, and new listings dropped 29.5%. Comparing the previous month of August 2011 with September 2011, closed sales decreased from 1,805 to 1,586 (-12.1%). Pending sales also went down from 2,187 to 1,861 (-14.9%). New listings fell from 2,879 to 2,501 (-13.1%). At the month’s rate of sales, the 10,666 active residential listings would last about 6.7 months.

Sale Prices


Average sale price for September 2011 declined

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Market Statistics for August 2011 in the Portland Metro

Monday, November 7th, 2011 at 11:59am. 2777 Views, 0 Comments.

August Residential Highlights

Sales activity in the Portland Metro area showed improvements in closed and pending sales this August compared with August 2010. (Please see “NOTE” below about increased pending sales.)Closed sales grew 30.7% in August 2011 compared to August 2010. Pending sales were up 29.6%, and new listings dropped 24.8%. See residential highlights table below.Comparing July 2011 with August 2011, closed sales increased from 1,709 to 1,805 (5.6%). Pending sales also went up from 1,928 to 2,187 (13.4%). New listings went down from 2,942 to 2,879 (-2.1%).At the month’s rate of sales, the 11,276 active residential listings would last about 6.2 months.

Sale Prices

Average sale price for August 2011 declined 9.2% compared to August

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