Items Tagged with 'Northwest'


  • Northwest housing activity heats up at start of 2018

    Fears of tax reform impact lessen
    Housing activity in the Northwest sped up at the start of 2018 despite fears that tax reform would slow it down, according to the latest report from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. But although interest rates are rising and inventory is still tight, the local market in the Northwest remains competitive.
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  • Housing inventory in Northwest plummets to lowest point ever

    Sellers still in Winter hibernation
    This Spring is already shaping up to be one of the strongest home buying seasons in recent memory and it hasn’t even begun. In fact, sellers are still in hibernation even as buyers fight over the current dwindling inventory. Northwest MLS expects an uptick in listings later this Spring, but will it be enough to feed the frenzy? Probably not.
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  • Northwest housing market gridlocked

    Housing seems to be growing, but in the wrong direction
    Some real estate professionals are comparing the market to a tulip garden planted upside down. The growth is in the wrong direction, and fear to enter the market is creating a never-ending cycle.
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  • Oregon No. 1 state to move to

    Wins three years straight
    The Northwest continues to draw in new people each year. Whether it's the surge in tech jobs or close proximity to nature, Oregon has ranked as the No. 1 state to move to three years in a row.
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  • Northwest housing pulls back slightly in August

    But nowhere near what is typical
    Although some brokers from the Northwest detected a slowdown in housing activity in August, it is nowhere near what is typical. Opinions on the rest of the year widely vary, ranging from one person who predicted the market is on the cusp of a slowdown, to others who say sales will continue at a fast pace.
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  • Surging rent drives first-time homebuyers in Northwest

    Pending sales volumes reaches new high
    The Northwest posted a surge in first-time homebuyers thanks to rising rents and an influx of relocating workers. “In most cases buying a home costs significantly less than renting and the good news is the monthly payment will remain the same as rents continue to rise,” said Mike Gain, CEO and president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate.
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