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9278 SW 171ST AVE • Beaverton, OR 97007

MLS# 18341438
Beds: 4  Baths: 4.1  Year: 1990  SqFt: 3640   Price: $799,000Pending

9278 SW 171ST AVE • Beaverton, OR 97007

MLS# 18341438
Beds: 4  Baths: 4.1  Year: 1990  SqFt: 3640   Price: $799,000Pending
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October 2017 Sneak Peeks

For October’s sneak peeks, I’ve got a beautiful pair of homes in Beaverton and Oregon City. Get a jump on the competition by seeing them before they go live!
If you’re committed to buying a home (or simply entertaining the idea), let me know what qualities you’re looking for. I can set up custom alerts to notify us as soon as one becomes available!

Oregon City – Approx. $429,000

This Oregon City home is minutes from 205 and close to shopping, in a neighborhood of newer homes. Master bedroom on the main floor, while another three bedrooms are upstairs. Possible fifth bedroom or den. New interior paint, and ready to be yours! 
Quick info:

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.1
Square Feet: 2,374



Beaverton – Approx. $950,000

Nestled in an unparalleled setting for a Northwest Contemporary masterpiece, this home is the perfect synthesis of rustic charm and modern elegance. The back of the property abuts 4.5 acres of 100-year-old protected forest. 
Quick info:

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4.1
Square Feet: 3,640

Portland Is for Pets

Portland: It’s raining. Also, we have cats and dogs.
In fact, Oregon is one of the few states in the nation with more cat owners than dog owners, but Portland proper belongs to the hounds.
We’re tied for first in the country with the most dog parks per capita (slipping a bit from 2012, when Portland led that category “fur and away”) and our dog ownership rate is 38.8%.
But dog parks and catios are only part of what makes a city statistically welcoming to our canine and feline family members. WalletHub recently performed this ridiculously in-depth study on the nation’s most pet friendly cities… and Portland is ranked all the way down in 26th place! This, despite receiving very high marks in both the “Pet Health & Wellness” and “Outdoor Pet-Friendliness” categories. That part at least makes sense, as we’ve got posh day spas for both pups and kitties.
Turns out, regardless of its many pet amenities (or perhaps because of them), Portland is one of the most expensive places to own a domestic creature. Portlanders typically love to spoil their fur babies with premium, natural foods and accessories. Additionally, our veterinary care costs are among the highest in the country. So it’s a great place to be a pet and a vet!
As any pet owner will affirm, looking for a new home involves consideration for the happiness of any animal family members. The next time you’re thinking of entering the housing market, I’d be thrilled to incorporate your pet plans into your overall strategy!

Fall 2017 Market Update

Autumn has arrived in Portland and the cooler temperatures are also extending to our local real estate market. Not to worry, I’m here to help you navigate it successfully. If you’re looking to buy or sell in 2018, now is a great time to start forming our strategy!
Overall, the local market has cooled off over the summer and into fall. We currently have the largest number of homes on the market since January of 2015. This is rather unusual, as we typically see a decrease in inventory going into fall and extending into winter. The present increase in available homes is largely due to houses either being overpriced or having unaddressed issues that buyers won’t accept.
Homes are selling at the slowest rate since January of 2015 and more than half the properties on the market are dropping their prices after going live. The average amount of time a home spends on the market is up to 37 days now.
But this isn’t a doom and gloom post. Well presented homes at an attractive price point are still capturing the interest of multiple buyers, bolstering the final selling price. It’s all about finding the perfect strategy for your home, your neighborhood, and staying ahead of the market.
If you’re considering buying (and maybe took the summer off due to competition), now is a great time to start looking again. We have more inventory than we’ve had in years, there are fewer competing buyers, and inflated prices are coming down. Let’s find the perfect home for you before the end of the year!
I’m always available to pull the most recent market data and chat with you about your real estate goals. It’s truly no trouble at all. I love learning about your specific objectives and helping you achieve them. Please consider me at your service for anything related to your home!

Success Stories for October 2017

Located in Portland and Gresham, these success stories were priced to generate interest and met with wonderful success in today’s market.  
My media team and I work tirelessly to put your home’s best foot forward, creating a buzz both online and with print marketing. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you or your loved ones might have about anything real estate related!
Together, let’s make your home the next success story!

8731 NE Beech St – $450,000

Sold in 7 days, $15,000 over asking!
Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 | 2,408 sqft.
A 1947 classic with an updated kitchen, light hardwood floors and ample natural light. Finished attic and basement add living space to the square footage. The secluded back yard boasts a deck, raised beds and a fire pit, perfect for entertaining or private relaxation.


Check out the TrueView site for more photos and videos.





9291 SE Grace Cir – $519,000

Sold in 12 days, $10,000 over asking!
Beds: 4 | Baths: 2.1 | 2,940 sqft.
This upgraded Craftsman enters into a breezy foyer, complete with a high tray ceiling and recessed lights. The open concept main level is awash in natural light, boasting a wealth of windows and a high vaulted ceiling. 
Check out the TrueView site for more photos and videos.




270 NE 23rd St – $305,000

Sold in 3 days, $10,000 over asking!
Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 | 1,583 sqft.
Nestled in the Highland neighborhood in Gresham, this original 1960s mid-century ranch is everything you are looking for! With its cheery front door ready to greet you, large front yard, extra deep garage and tons of off street parking, it’s got substance and style!


Check out the TrueView site for more photos and videos.