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Slowing Market This Summer?

by Liz Warren

     

The factors in play which may impact our summer selling season are listed below. The greatest impact locally will be the interest rates and the tightening lending standards. Well be keeping a close eye on the Portland market as this is reflected in our local market especially the second home market sales. Inventories are expanding rapidly for a summer of sales.

  • Interest rates have shot up in the past three weeks over a quarter of a point and could go higher!.

     

  • Lenders are tightening their underwriting standards. Some say this has slowed sales by at least 5%. We don't know the full effect yet but there's more to come. The Homeowner's Act of Oregon could have an impact on our state market! 

     

  • Inflation is somewhat stable but what about FOOD and ENERGY prices!!! Yikes. I need to sell a house just to fill my gas tank each week. 

     

  • Investors have left the "price sensitive" housing market and moved back in to the stock market with the DOW reaching record highs.

  • Housing deflation? So far it has hit the big "bubble markets" of metro areas like California and Florida. It could filter down to other areas too.

  • Builder sentiment is at a 16 year low so new construction will drastically slow.

Over 55 Community

by Liz Warren

Fabulous new home on the market in Over 55 Community with lots of bonus items. Over sized lot with an immaculate three bedroom, two bath home. Vaulted ceilings and a huge kitchen, fireplace, eating bar..and the list goes on. Men will love the oversized two car garage wtih 8 foot doors. Bonus covered deck, covered patio and a view of Hunchback Mountain. You can even walk to the 27 hold golf course or up to the store for groceries.

 

 

Free Folk and Bluegrass Music Concerts This Summer!

by Liz Warren

Music is coming your way this summer up at Timberline Lodge. Details are listed below and keep in mind, it's weather permitting!

Timberline Rim Lot, New on Market at $84,950

by Liz Warren

Hard to find buildable lot on Alpine Way in Timberline Rim. Sewer and water are available for hook-up. Amenities include pool, tennis courts, common areas, Sandy river access, management and more. Association fee only $175.00 per year. Level and easy to build on!

 

Mt. Hood Forest Service Cabins Flying Off the Shelf!

by Liz Warren

Tax time is over and buyers for Mt. Hood forest service cabins are out and searching. Pent up demand and minimal cabin supply has caused multiple bidding on many cabins which hit the market.

In this competitive market it is important, if you're looking to buy, to have an agent who can instantly put you in touch with what hits the market. I offer this service for instant emails so if this is something you'd like to receive, give me a call.

Two of the last four cabins that became available had multiple offers within days. Prices end up over list. Inventory has never been so light for Mt. Hood cabins.

Why are cabins in such high demand? The settings are spectacular! Pristine forests with mountain rivers and streams are the perfect destressor for a hectic city life. Where else can you drive one hour away, a big bonus with rising gas prices, and experience the outdoors with the Mt. Hood National Forest as your playgound?

 

Zig Zag Riverfront Cabin-Sleeps a Bunch!

by Liz Warren

 

Sit at your able and look up the Zig Zag River in your Mt. Hood Nationa Forest cabin. This one is larger than most boasting nearly 1200 sq. ft. of living space. Two bedrooms downstairs and a big loft.  Cedar walls and a nice big fireplace for rip roaring fires make winter time fun!

Located only 10 minutes to ski areas. Take a tour at this link for a fun loving gathering place. Asking $249,950

http://www.visualtour.com/show.asp?T=983460

 

 

Camp Creek 1940's Cabin New on Market

by Liz Warren

 

CAMP CREEK CABIN 1940'S ORIGINAL

This charmer sits in the Mt. Hood National Forest on leased land. Tall firs and Camp Creek make this the greatest setting for this cabin. Paned windows, a floor to ceiling fireplace, wood floors and all wood takes you  back in time.

Only minutes to ski areas or the Mt. Hood National Forest is filled with hiking trails, rivers and creeks!

Take a tour of this great cabin here:

http://www.visualtour.com/show.asp?T=981979

 

Affordable Ranch in ZigZag Village!

by Liz Warren

 

 

You'll love this starter ranch or vacation getaway located in ZigZag Village. Only $224,950. Hardwood floors, updated lighting, new paint, big deck for entertaining and a propane stove for the gourmet cook! Pool and tennis court plus access to the Sandy River and hiking trails only a short distance to the Mt. Hood National Forest. Winter time is a snap to get to the mountain only 15 minutes to skiing!

Take a tour today at :http://www.visualtour.com/show.asp?T=970709

 

 

Many buyers looking for that special vacation getaway are searching for a home with unique characteristics. This link will take you to a couple of my favorites properties available on the market right now. All three are on or near a river, have water features near by. You can sit on a deck and hear or see a river from each one.  Wood floors and walls bring a warmth that sheetrock just doesn't convey. A crackling fireplace and a good book to read while the rain falls give a relaxing weekend getaway from the city. Only one hour away from Portland makes for a very easy to get to retreat!

Only 15 minutes to premium ski areas and thousand of miles of Mt. Hood National Forest trails in your backyard make this playground a must for any vacationer.

Three great vacation getaways on Mt. Hood

If you would like to schedule a viewing of any of these homes give me a call or drop an email!

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