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  • Writer's pictureSheryl Lyons

Nov 2022 - WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH HOME VALUES in Portland, OR & the surrounding cities? ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ“ˆ๐Ÿง

We've seen the "Price Reduced" signs on listings, and the trends show higher Housing Inventory and Days-on-Market, signaling a slower Housing Market. Home Values have got to be going down, right? So far, not yet. They're just rising slower than the prior two years.

Real Estate is a wonderful way to build wealth, but it's not a get-rich-quick scheme. Unfortunately, the hyper-aggressive markets over the last ten years have sent some the wrong message regarding the financial benefits of homeownership. To some, the Housing Market is crashing if:

(a) you list your home, and it doesn't get 30 offers well above list price in 3 days

(b) your home doesn't appreciate 20% every year

The reality is that Real Estate is a long-term investment, and the Housing Market ebbs and flows, but the average annual appreciation should be approximately 4% to 6%.

This video is part of a new series called Trend Watch, where I create a set of videos featuring the most critical Housing Market trends and run them every month so that you can understand how trends work and watch the changes month by month.

I hope you find this information helpful.

Please remember I'm always here for any questions. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Take care, Sheryl

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