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How’s the Real Estate Market?

How’s the Real Estate Market? As real estate professionals we get asked almost daily “How’s the real estate market?” and we are happy to share anytime… because let’s be real! We love talking about real estate and sharing our knowledge with anyone who asks.  Having been in the real estate industry for over 20 years, …

Helping Veterans Achieve Their Dream of Homeownership

Helping Veterans Achieve Their Dream of Homeownership... It's what we do at BST Realty LLC. Did you know that we have Homes for Heroes Affiliate Brokers that can help you receive an average of $3,000 after closing? Contact one of our agents today to find out more! Erica Rumpca, Broker Alisha Burk, Broker For over …

What’s Ahead for Home Prices?

What’s Ahead for Home Prices? As the housing market cools in response to the dramatic rise in mortgage rates, home price appreciation is cooling as well. And if you’re following along with headlines in the media, you’re probably seeing a wide range of opinions calling for everything from falling home prices to ongoing appreciation. But what’s true? What’s most …

October Festivities

Welcome to October! Although the months are beginning to get a bit cooler, that doesn’t stop the awesome activities from happening. You may be starting to think about getting pumpkins to carve. Perhaps your neighbors are already set with their Halloween decorations that are fun and spooky for all passersby. Then, there are also festivals …

The True Strength of Homeowners Today

What is the strength of home owners today? The real estate market is on just about everyone’s mind these days. That’s because the unsustainable market of the past two years is behind us, and the difference is being felt. The question now is, just how financially strong are homeowners throughout the country? Mortgage debt grew beyond 10 …

Why You Should Consider Condos as Part of Your Home Search

Why consider condos in your search? The historically low inventory over the past few years led to challenges for many buyers trying to find a home that met their needs and their budget. If you’re in the same boat, you should know the recent shift in the housing market may have opened up doors for …

Will My House Still Sell in Today’s Market?

If recent headlines about the housing market cooling and buyer demand moderating have you worried you’ve missed your chance to sell, here’s what you need to know. Buyer demand hasn’t disappeared, it’s just eased from the peak intensity we saw over the past two years. Buyer Demand Then and Now During the pandemic, mortgage rates hit record lows, and …

Getting Your House Ready To Sell? Work with an Agent for Expert Advice

In a market that’s shifting as fast as it is today, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be renovated before they sell their house. That’s where a trusted real estate professional comes in. They can help you think through today’s market conditions and how they impact what you should – and shouldn’t – do before selling …

Buyers May Face Less Competition as Bidding Wars Ease

One of the top stories in recent real estate headlines was the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. With so many buyers looking to purchase a home and so few of them available for sale, fiercely competitive bidding wars became the norm during the pandemic – and it drove home prices up. If you tried to buy …

Labor Day Weekend Activities

Labor Day weekend is almost here! Have you made your plans yet? Whether you’re taking a much-deserved staycation or making your way toward the open road, there is plenty to do this weekend. The Oregon State Fair is still going strong where you can enjoy Motor Mania, Demolition Derby, and music artists like The Beach …

Why You May Want To Start Your Home Search Today

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you likely have a lot of factors on your mind. You’re weighing your own needs against higher mortgage rates, today’s home prices, and more to try to decide if you want to jump into the market. While some buyers may wait things out, there’s a reason serious buyers are making …

Experts Increase 2022 Home Price Projections

If you’re wondering if home prices are going to come down due to the cooldown in the housing market or a potential recession, here’s what you need to know. Not only are experts forecasting home prices will continue to appreciate nationwide this year, but most of them also actually increased their projections for home price appreciation from their original 2022 …

The U.S. Homeownership Rate Is Growing

The desire to own a home is still strong today. In fact, according to the Census, the U.S. homeownership rate is on the rise. To illustrate the increase, the graph below shows the homeownership rate over the last year: That data shows more than half of the U.S. population live in a home they own, and the percentage …

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