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2018-03-21 14:40:42
Market Update - March 2018

The spring selling season has begun and activity is picking up!  Altos Research reported a record high for Portland Median List Price ($585,000 for Portland proper) and Price per Square Foot in PDX ($251/square foot) this week.  This new broke through the previous high established in April, 2017 – leading us to wonder if prices will continue to ascend in the coming months.

The business climate continues to be rosy with consumer confidence at historic levels and unemployment at all-time lows.  When business is so good, policy makers get concerned about an overheating economy and inflation.  Due to these factors, most economists are predicting rising interest rates for Treasury Bonds and ultimately the 30-year mortgage.  Late January 2018, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage jumped ½ percent in a snap (rising from 4.0% to 4.5%).  The forecast calls for rising rates throughout 2018 which would make those mortgage payments more expensive for homes.  This factor alone could help keep real estate valuations in check.

 
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