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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 …

Why It’s Still a Sellers’ Market

As there’s more and more talk about the real estate market cooling off from the peak frenzy it saw during the pandemic, you may be questioning what that means for your plans to sell your house. If you’re thinking of making a move, you should know the market is still anything but normal. Even though the supply of homes …

August Activities – Too many fun choices!

There is no shortage of things to do this August in the Willamette Valley! We are in full swing with summer, and there are so many fun activities. It’s honestly hard to choose from since there are so many. If you’re in the mood to get your groove on with music, you’re in luck. There …

Want To Buy a Home? Now May Be the Time.

There are more homes for sale today than at any time last year. So, if you tried to buy a home last year and were outbid or out priced, now may be your opportunity. The number of homes for sale in the U.S. has been growing over the past four months as rising mortgage rates help slow the frenzy the housing market saw …

A Window of Opportunity for Homebuyers

Mortgage rates are much higher today than they were at the beginning of the year, and that’s had a clear impact on the housing market. As a result, the market is seeing a shift back toward the range of pre-pandemic levels for buyer demand and home sales. But the transition back toward pre-pandemic levels isn’t a …

Meet Westfall Team Properties

Meet Westfall Team Properties! The team is comprised of Christina Gray and Jay Westfall, and their approach is to provide loyalty, diligence, and determination at the highest caliber for their clients. With backgrounds in the service industry, they both understand how to make sure that their clients are satisfied and then some. That means they …

Wondering Where You’ll Move if You Sell Your House Today?

If you put a pause on your home search because you weren’t sure where you’d go once you sold your house, it might be a good time to get back into the market. That’s because today’s market is undergoing a shift, and the supply of homes for sale is increasing as a result. That means you may have …

The Drop in Mortgage Rates Brings Good News for Homebuyers

Over the past few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac fell by half a percent. The drop happened over concerns about a potential recession. And since mortgage rates have risen dramatically this year, homebuyers across the country should see this decline as welcome news. Freddie Mac reports that the average 30-year rate was down to 5.30% from 5.81% …

Things To Avoid After Applying for a Home Loan

Once you’ve applied for a mortgage to buy a home, there are some key things to keep in mind. While it’s exciting to start thinking about moving in and decorating, be careful when it comes to making any big purchases. Here are a few things you may not realize you need to avoid after applying for …

Meet Anastacia “Stacey” Burkoff

Meet Anastacia “Stacey" Burkoff, one of our fabulous agents! Stacey is an Oregonian through and through, and has in-depth knowledge of the area. She loves helping people achieve big life goals like the buying or selling of a home. Stacey realizes it’s a huge milestone, and takes special care with her clients to make sure …

Meet Trevor Bledsoe

Meet Trevor Bledsoe, one of our fantastic agents! Trevor believes that honesty, strong communication skills, and integrity are key when it comes to how he approaches real estate. His knowledge expands into residential, rural, and commercial properties. This is because he enjoys understanding all the different facets of real estate. If you’re thinking about buying …

The Average Homeowner Gained $64K in Equity over the Past Year

If you own a home, your net worth likely just got a big boost thanks to rising home equity. Equity is the current value of your home minus what you owe on the loan. And today, based on recent home price appreciation, you’re building that equity far faster than you may expect – here’s how it works. Because …

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