Real Estate

Are you an Old Millennial?

Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp Now? [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: According to the US Census Bureau, ‘millennials’ are defined as 18-36-year-olds. According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the median age of all first-time home buyers is 32. More and more ‘old millennials’ (25-36) are realizing that homeownership is within their […]

Roberta Nopson | May 22, 2018

A good agent will save you money…not cost you money.

Why You Need a Professional on Your Team When Buying a Home Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream homes or if they should first try to go through the buying process on their own. In today’s market: you need an experienced professional! You […]

Roberta Nopson | Jan 23, 2018

To Bubble or not to Bubble

There’s More to a Bubble Than Rising Home Prices What truly causes a housing bubble and the inevitable crash? For the best explanation, let’s go to a person who correctly called the last housing bubble – a year before it happened. “A bubble requires both overvaluation based on fundamentals and speculation. It is natural to […]

Roberta Nopson | Dec 29, 2017

Multigenerational homes are coming back in a big way!

Multigenerational Households May Be the Answer to Price Increases Multigenerational homes are coming back in a big way! In the 1950s, about 21%, or 32.2 million Americans shared a roof with their grown children or parents. According to an article by Realtor.com, “Nearly 1 in 5 Americans is now living in a multigenerational household – […]

Roberta Nopson | Nov 8, 2017

Who’s mortgage are you paying?  If it is not yours, we need to chat.

Renting or Buying…Either Way, You’re Paying Someone’s Mortgage There are some people who have not purchased homes yet because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier source […]

Roberta Nopson | Nov 5, 2017

The One Hour Difference

The Difference an Hour Makes in Real Estate [INFOGRAPHIC] Every Hour in the US Housing Market:  624 Homes Sell 347 Homes Regain Positive Equity Median Home Values Go Up $1.13

Roberta Nopson | Nov 3, 2017

Answer these important questions…

Can Your Real Estate Agent Answer These Important Questions? Whether you are selling or buying a home, the real estate agent you hire is critical to guaranteeing your family makes the right decision. Most agents can walk you through the process and explain the industry ‘lingo,’ but you should expect so much more than that. […]

Roberta Nopson | Jun 4, 2017

Real Estate 2015

What will happen in 2015? A nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists project that home values will appreciate by almost 4% by the end of 2015. Additionally, Freddie Mac’s most recent Economic Commentary & Projections Table predicts that the 30-year fixed mortgage rate will appreciate to 4.5% by the end […]

Roberta Nopson | Feb 7, 2015

Portland Oregon Walk Scores

Many relocating to Portland Oregon ask for a ‘walkable neighborhood’. This can mean a variety of things to home buyers.  A stroll around the neighborhood to smell the roses, level for a young bicycle enthusiast just mastering training wheels, walking distance to Starbucks, walkable to run errands or get to school, or transit to jump […]

Roberta Nopson | Oct 30, 2014

Portland Oregon Metro Home Price Trend

The Portland real estate recovery Portland has been a bright spot in the national housing recovery.  Lots of buzz words;  we have bottomed out, bouncing back, seller’s market, investors have, and the like. Numbers can be manipulated to prove a point but this graph sums it up.  Home price trend from 2005-2014.  A picture really is worth a thousand words! Seller’s […]

Roberta Nopson | Oct 26, 2014