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  • Writer's pictureJeff Grant

The Hub" Newsletter - Feb 2024

This Month in Real Estate

The Perfect time to Buy or Sell


Determining the opportune moment for a move is a deeply personal endeavor, influenced by various factors beyond mere interest rates. Perhaps your family is blossoming, prompting the desire for a more spacious home or an expansive yard where children can frolic freely. Alternatively, with grown children vacating the nest, the realization may dawn that much of your current dwelling remains underutilized, sparking contemplation of downsizing. Moreover, the allure of a fresh start in a different state beckons, propelled by newfound prospects that necessitate parting with your current residence. In navigating such pivotal decisions, myriad considerations intertwine, underscoring the importance of a supportive team poised to assist you when the moment is ripe.

Presently, the real estate landscape brims with divergent scenarios. Some properties elicit fervent bidding wars, attracting a deluge of offers within days—a phenomenon witnessed numerous times in recent weeks. Conversely, others languish on the market, prompting sellers to recalibrate strategies by slashing prices and extending enticing concessions to prospective buyers. Thus, for families contemplating a sale, the present climate presents fertile ground, while aspiring homeowners may find themselves amidst a wealth of promising opportunities.

Reflecting on the housing market forecast for 2024, the Portland Metro area appears poised for stability rather than drastic fluctuations. With the Federal Reserve presumably deferring interest rate adjustments, many homeowners are inclined to prolong their stay, resulting in a modest uptick in property values amidst diminished inventory. Such insights, while subjective, invite further dialogue and exploration, should you seek additional clarity on the evolving real estate landscape.


 

Growth and Vibrancy


Have you had the chance to explore the captivating Mountain Side High School and the charming South Cooper Mountain vicinity nestled in Beaverton? Let me tell you, the sight of Mountain Side High School left me in awe – it's truly a gem among high schools. Just last year, I had the pleasure of assisting dear friends in acquiring a beautiful new home in this blossoming community. With thousands of homes springing up and the area constantly evolving, it's a testament to its growth and vibrancy. If you're seeking a pristine new home, nestled in a prime location, with the chance to customize to your heart's content, this is an unparalleled opportunity. Moreover, if you're considering an investment, mark my words, this area is poised for remarkable growth in the years ahead.


 

Introducing - Gerritz Remodeling


In certain instances, the optimal choice may not involve selling but rather enhancing your current residence to better suit you and your loved ones. Perhaps you cherish your current location, recognizing the paramount importance of location in real estate. Instead of relocating, you may envision a stunning renovation, envisioning a beautiful new space. I am thrilled to share some exciting news with all of you. As many of you are aware, my parents have been stalwarts in the Portland metro real estate arena for over four decades, aiding numerous families in realizing their dreams of owning a magnificent home. Now, "Gerritz Custom Homes" proudly introduces "Gerritz Remodeling," and as your trusted friend and realtor, I am here to bring your vision to life. If you or someone you know desires to transform their home into a space they truly adore, please reach out to me. We are dedicated to your satisfaction and eagerly anticipate commencing work on your project.


 

Delight in the warmth of a Sunny Day


Don't you agree that these dreary, rainy days can become a bit tiresome? Personally, I find myself yearning for the warm embrace of the sun after prolonged periods of its absence. Let me inspire you for our next radiant day: why not carve out a moment amidst your bustling schedule to bask in the park's serenity, stroll through nature's embrace, revel in outdoor activities, or simply indulge in a cup of coffee or tea under the golden rays? Anticipation builds within me for the arrival of brighter skies, and I hold hope that we shall all soon delight in the warmth of a sunny day.


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