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    Why Professional Photos Matter When Listing Your Home

    By Jennifer Schurter | May 10, 2022

    Why Professional Photos Matter When Listing Your Home One thing we do for our listings no matter what: Professional Photos! Why? Your future buyer will see your home online before deciding to see it in person. For 41% of buyers, their first step in shopping for a home was viewing properties currently listed for sale online*. That’s... Read More

    What to Look For When Choosing a Realtor Partner for Your Home Purchase or Sale

    By Jennifer Schurter | March 16, 2022

    What to Look For When Choosing a Realtor Partner for Your Home Purchase or Sale There are over 8,800 Realtors in the Portland Metro area. How does one possibly decide who to work with? The odds are high that you know someone who is an agent or have a friend of a friend who is one... Read More

    How To Navigate a Market Where Multiple Offers Is the New Normal

    By Jennifer Schurter | March 15, 2022

    How To Navigate a Market Where Multiple Offers Is the New Normal If you’re thinking of buying a home today, you already know that the number of homes available for sale is low. But what does that really mean for you? As a buyer, low housing supply coupled with high buyer demand means you should be prepared to navigate... Read More

    Supply and Demand in Today’s Market

    By Jennifer Schurter | March 7, 2022

    Supply and Demand in Today’s Market [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights Today’s housing market is the direct result of low supply and high buyer demand. Here’s what that means for you and your plans to buy or sell. For buyers, expect competition, be ready to move fast, and be prepared to submit your strongest offer. For sellers, know your house will be the center of... Read More

    Are Home Prices Continuing To Rise?

    By Jennifer Schurter | March 3, 2022

    Are Home Prices Continuing To Rise? Many analysts projected home price appreciation would slow dramatically in the fall of 2021 and then continue to soften throughout 2022. So far, that hasn’t happened. The major price indices are all revealing ongoing double-digit price appreciation. Here’s a look at their reports on year-over-year price appreciation for December: Federal... Read More

    Expert Advisor Will Give You the Best Advice in Today’s Market

    By Jennifer Schurter | March 2, 2022

    An Expert Advisor Will Give You the Best Advice in Today’s Market Having an experienced guide coaching you through the process of buying or selling a home is important in a normal market – but today’s market is far from normal. As a result, an expert real estate advisor isn’t just good to have by your side,... Read More

    Meet the Team: Nikos Lilles, Oregon Licensed Principal Broker

    By Jennifer Schurter | May 25, 2022

    Meet the Team: Nikos Lilles, Oregon Licensed Principal Broker Meet the Team: Nikos Lilles, Oregon Licensed Principal Broker We’d like to a take a moment to help you become better acquainted with the High Peaks Real Estate Group team. Meet Nikos Lilles, Oregon Licensed Principal Broker. What would you be doing right now IF you... Read More

    What You Actually Need To Know About the Number of Foreclosures in Today’s Housing Market

    By Jennifer Schurter | May 12, 2022

    What You Actually Need To Know About the Number of Foreclosures in Today’s Housing Market While you may have seen recent stories about the volume of foreclosures today, context is important. During the pandemic, many homeowners were able to pause their mortgage payments using the forbearance program. The goal was to help homeowners financially during... Read More

    Are There More Homes Coming to the Market?

    By Jennifer Schurter | May 12, 2022

    Are There More Homes Coming to the Market? According to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), one of the top challenges buyers face in today’s housing market is finding a home that meets their needs. That’s largely because the inventory of homes for sale is so low today. If you’re looking to buy a home, you may have noticed this... Read More

    2022 Housing Market Forecast

    By Jennifer Schurter | May 12, 2022

    2022 Housing Market Forecast [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights What does the rest of the year hold for the housing market? Here’s what experts have to say about what lies ahead. Home prices are projected to rise and so are mortgage rates. Experts are also forecasting another strong year for home sales as people move to meet their changing needs. Let’s connect so you can make your best... Read More

    What You Need To Budget for When Buying a Home

    By Jennifer Schurter | April 5, 2022

    What You Need To Budget for When Buying a Home When it comes to buying a home, it can feel a bit intimidating to know how much you need to save and where to find that information. But you should know, you’re not expected to have all the answers yourself. There are many trusted professionals who... Read More

    Key Terms for Homebuyers

    By Jennifer Schurter | March 20, 2022

    Key Terms for Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights Knowing key housing terms and how they relate to today’s market is important. For example, when mortgage rates and home prices rise, it impacts how much home you can afford. Terms like appraisal (what lenders rely on to validate a home’s value) and the inspection contingency (which gives buyers essential information on a home’s condition) directly impact the transaction.... Read More