Addressing The Rumor Mill: Is A Recession On The Way?
I'm sure most of you have heard whispers in the media about a possible recession. With the stock market’s recent 800-point drop in a single day and talk of the trade war with China, you’re probably curious if the rumors are true. This week, I decided to talk with a couple financial advisers and get their thoughts on all things “recession” and despite popular belief, none of them believed we’re heading into a recession and claimed while we may see some ups and downs in the next year, they believe the overall economy will remain strong.
As an experienced professional who works everyday in an industry that comprises one of our country’s economic pillars, it’s my prediction that the housing industry will also remain strong. While I don’t think clients should expect big appreciation over the next year, the appreciation we’ve seen over the last twelve months has gone up just under 1%, with homes in the $600K+ range taking the biggest hit in appreciation. This is no reason to panic however! The shifts we're seeing in the Portland market are in fact moving us toward a healthier, more sustainable real estate market.
Want to chat more about your home's value, a possible purchase, or my research on the recession topic? Let’s get together for coffee on me!
Is It Time To Buy Or Refinance? A Look At Current Interest Rates
Are you or someone you know considering buying a personal or investment property? Did you know we’re seeing some of the lowest interest rates we’ve seen in years? Now may be the PERFECT time for you and your family to buy or refinance a home. I recently had clients lock in around 3.5% on a 30-year fixed loan. With interest rates this low, your buying power goes WAY UP! If you're ready to make a move, let's meet up to discuss how much home you can afford with these exceptional interest rates.
Grabbing The Bull By The Horns: Using Coaching To Improve Service
I’m excited to announce that Logan Gerritz Realty Group will be participating in a 52-week coaching program through Real Estate Champions, an organization run by Dirk Zeller. Dirk coaches top realtors around the world on how to optimize and scale their business, meet more potential clients, and best serve their current client base. I cannot wait to bring this new knowledge to my business and be able to help even more people as a result.
INSPIRATION WITH LOGAN GERRITZ
The Wonder Of Miracles: I Want To Hear Yours!
This month, my wife and I watched a movie called “Breakthrough”. Based on a true story, this movie follows a young man’s life after he experiences a devastating accident on a frozen lake. During the film, which I’ll admit I cried in multiple times, I got to thinking about the wonder of miracles. Something truly miraculous can happen in your life or in the life of someone you care for at any moment, and even when all hope seems lost, it reminded me to always keep believing.
I encourage you to apply this lesson to an area of your life this month where maybe you feel hopeless or lost, and if you decide to watch the movie, let me know what you think! If you’ve ever experienced a miracle in your life, I would be honored to hear the story, so please reach out or hit reply to this message so I can hear your experience - I love a good inspirational story! I hope all is well and that each and every one of you have an amazing rest of your summer.