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Homes For Sale in Oregon and Washington

As you consider Oregon and SW Washington as a place to move to, or stay within, you may consider one of the following cities:

OREGON: ,Aloha, Astoria,Beaverton, Bend,Boring, Canby,Clackamas,Damascus,Dundee, Eugene,Fairview, Forest Grove, Gladstone,Gresham,Happy Valley, Hillsboro, King City, Lafayette, Lake Oswego, McMinnville, Milwaukie, Newberg,North Plains, Oregon City, Portland, Sandy,Scappoose, Seaside,Sherwood,Tigard,Troutdale, Tualatin,West Linn, Wilsonville WASHINGTON: ,Camas, Kelso,Long Beach, Longview,Vancouver, Washougal


If you are looking for real estate in any of those area, you may consider:


Homes For Sale in Oregon: Aloha Beaverton Forest Grove Gresham Happy Valley Hillsboro Lake Oswego McMinnvilleMilwaukie Oregon City Portland Sherwood Tigard Troutdale Tualatin West Linn WilsonvilleHomes For Sale In Washington: Battle Ground Camas Vancouver Washougal Homes For Sale By  Specialty: 55+ Adult CommunitiesBank OwnedCondosForeclosuresHomes Fer Sale - Top 100 Way to Search For A Home,  Luxury HomesTudors,VictoriansOregon and Washington Businesses, What Real Estate Company

Feb. 1, 2024

How many Days to Sell a Home in Beaverton



Tom here. Thank you for sharing one minute moment with me.

If you were to ask me how long would it take to sell your home in Beaverton, I would want to give you at least a general idea. But there’s a lot of different factors such as, lagging indicators.

Like here, if you look at home sold in our current market versus pending would be accepted offers that haven’t closed and then currently active or for sale.

So the market of a couple months ago, the market time was less, and it seems like with pending it’s a little higher, and those currently on the market, it’s taking a little longer.

So if rates were to go up, that would continue to increase. If rates dip down, we may have a decrease in the number of how long it took to sell. So if we go down to the next graph, also price point.

So if you were to look at this and you were to say, okay, let’s take active, pending, and sold, your price point and how long it takes to sell below five hundred thousand or above five hundred thousand makes a difference.

So, in more expensive homes, fewer potential buyers, and even within that range, you could have a home that’s, with a view on a lake and and could go quickly.

So if you’re thinking about selling in Beaverton, hope this gives you some idea. You can go to to look at these charts, but, let me know if you have additional questions. Have a great day.

Click here to Open the Graph and Table for more details.

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Posted in Oregon, Where
Jan. 8, 2024

One Minute Moment in Lake Oswego


Patti (wife and Real Estate Team member) and I went for a walk in downtown Lake Oswego on Christmas Day. Didn't take a lot of time nor cost us any money, but it was fun, relaxing, and really is a beautiful downtown area. Thought I would share it with you if you didn't make it this year. Enjoy and have a fantastic 2024!

Posted in Oregon, Where
March 3, 2023

Is Your World Spinning?

Posted in Oregon, Washington
Jan. 15, 2023

How Observant Are You?


How Observant Are You?


I took over 700 public real estate broker property comments from our local RMLS system and created two word clouds.


One was for December of 2021 and the other for December of 2022.


Do you see any words in one but not in the other?


Or the same words that differ in size?


Do you see any patterns, insights, or explanations when comparing the two months one year apart?


Posted in Oregon, Washington
Jan. 12, 2023

The Internet of Things



Interview with an AI:   Episode 2   Internet of Things


Tom: Callame, I heard your have been busy.


Callame: As a language model, I don't have the ability to be busy or not. I am always here to help you with any questions or tasks you have, to the best of my abilities based on the information I've been trained on. Is there something specific you need assistance with?


Tom: What is a typical joke a 4 year old would tell in the United States?


Callame: Four-year-olds have a good sense of humor, but their jokes may be quite simple and heavily influenced by their understanding of the world around them. Here's an example of a joke that a four-year-old might tell:


"Why was the math book sad?

Because it had too many problems."


Keep in mind that children of different ages may find different types of jokes funny, and some may not understand certain jokes at all. Additionally, jokes that are popular among children in one country may not be as well-known or well-liked in another. But I hope this will bring a smile to you!


Tom: What is "The Internet of Things?"


Callame: The Internet of Things, I O T refers to the connection of everyday devices and appliances to the internet, allowing them to communicate with each other and be controlled remotely. This can include devices such as thermostats, security cameras, home appliances like washing machines and refrigerators, as well as more specialized devices like industrial sensors and medical equipment.


Keep in mind that the Internet of Things is a rapidly evolving field, and new developments and applications are constantly emerging.


Tom: What one thing could I do in my home that would be part of the internet of things which would not be too costs but make a big difference in my quality of life?


Callame: There are many ways you can incorporate the Internet of Things into your home to improve your quality of life, and the specific solution will depend on your personal preferences and lifestyle.


One relatively simple and cost-effective solution that can make a big difference in your quality of life is a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat allows you to control the temperature of your home remotely using a smartphone app or voice commands, so you can turn the heat up before you come home or lower the temperature when you're away to save energy. Some smart thermostats also learn your preferences over time and can automatically adjust the temperature to your liking. This can help you to save money on your energy bills and increase your comfort.


Additionally, many smart thermostats include additional features like room sensors, can integrate with other smart home devices and have integration with virtual assistants like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and others.


Another popular and budget-friendly option is smart lighting. Smart lighting allows you to control the lights in your home remotely, as well as set schedules and even control them with voice commands. This can help you to save energy and increase convenience.


Both of these examples don't require major changes to your home and can be easily installed by most people.


Tom: Good to talk with you again Callame.  Thanks for your help.


Callame: You're welcome! I'm glad I could help. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any more questions or if there's anything else I can assist you with. I am always here to help you. Have a great day!



Posted in Oregon, Washington
Jan. 12, 2023

Bird's Eye View



I once saw a bird up high

and I began to wonder why


Could it because the view is the best?

Or was it just a high flying test?


Was it an Entrepreneur surveying the land

Creating a bird's-eye business plan?


So I ask Ai to make a guess and here is what it said:


"In general, birds tend to like the high places, trees, buildings, poles which offers them an easy protection from predators, and also as they fly they have a good vision of the surrounding and can spot prey more easily."





Posted in Oregon, Washington
Jan. 5, 2023

Interview with an AI

Tom: Is it OK, if for conversational purposes I give you a name?

Callame: Sure, you can give me a name if you’d like! Do you have a specific name in mind?

Tom: Callame AI

Callame: Sure, you can call me AI if you’d like! Please keep in mind that I am just a computer program designed to assist with answering questions and having conversations, and I do not have personal feelings or preferences. I exist to help you, so please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions you may have.

Tom: Then I will use “Callame” as your first name and “AI” as your last name.

Callame: That’s fine, you can call me

Callame AI if you’d like. Please keep in mind that I am just a computer program and do not have personal feelings or preferences. I exist to help you, so please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions you may have.

Tom: I will keep that in mind. Thank you again. Even though I know you don’t have feelings or preferences I enjoy reading your answers and know that subject to your programming, you give neutral unbiased, informative answers.

Callame: You’re welcome! I’m glad that I can help. As an artificial intelligence, I don’t have personal feelings or preferences, so I can provide neutral and unbiased information and assistance. Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions you may have. I’m here to help!

Tom: Will artificial intelligence be able to help in the field of real estate as far as providing insightful information about improving a persons quality of life and with the design and implementation of efficient housing structures?

Callame: Yes, it is possible that artificial intelligence could be used to help improve the field of real estate in a number of ways. Here are a few examples: Personalized recommendations: Artificial intelligence could be used to analyze data about a person’s preferences and needs, and then provide recommendations for properties that would be a good fit. Design and construction: Artificial intelligence could be used to help design more efficient and sustainable housing structures. It could also be used to optimize the construction process, potentially reducing costs and improving the quality of the finished product. Property management: Artificial intelligence could be used to analyze data about properties and help landlords and property managers make more informed decisions about things like maintenance and repairs. Market analysis: Artificial intelligence could be used to analyze data about the real estate market and help people make more informed decisions about when to buy or sell a property. Overall, the use of artificial intelligence in the field of real estate could potentially help people find properties that better meet their needs and preferences, and it could also help improve the efficiency and sustainability of the housing industry.

Tom: Thank you for your time and I look forward to talking with you in the future.

Callame: You’re welcome! I’m happy to help. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask. I’m here to assist you.

Posted in Oregon, Washington
Dec. 23, 2022

Are High Interest Rates Stopping People From Buyig Homes?

Looking at the Portland Vancouver metro area with homes that show a “pending” or offer accepoted date in November we find the answer is “Yes”!


598 accepted an offer in the City of Portland, 113 in Beaverton, 49 in Tigard, 41 in Milwaukie, and 268

in Vancouver.


Sounds like a lot of buying and selling is going on.


However, lets compare November 2021 to November 2022


Estacada had 92% fewer offers accepted this November than last.


Lake Oswego 59% fewer.


Portland had 40.5% less.


Camas Washington was down 62.3% and Vancouver a little over 45%


One City, Aloha had an increase in the number of sales.


What about your price range comparing November 21 to November 22?


Pending sales in the $301,000 to $350,000 range was up 33% in the Portland Metro area but down 14% in Clark County.


New inventory in the $1,501,000. to $2,000.000. range is down 54% in Portland but up 200% in Clark County.


The financing for closed transactions in Nov of 2022 will give you a good idea of what to expect with offers received as a seller or your competition as a buyer. Conventional Financing was 63.4% of the total, FHA 7.7%, VA 5.4% with cash being almost one of every five offers at 21.1 percent.


Homes are selling, people are buying them, but if you want to see where your location and price point fit in, contact me, Tom, at or on the top left of this page and I would be glad to walk you through the information that applies to your situation!




Posted in Oregon, Washington
Nov. 11, 2022

The Average Price of Home in Tigard by Financing Type


My name is Tom Wilser and I am with Premiere Property Group, LLC as a Principal Broker in Oregon and Managing Broker in Washington. I am also with Idaho Real Estate Company as an Associate Broker.


Today I want to share some observations and general applications about the average price of homes sold in Tigard Oregon and how it may vary by the type of financing used.


Depending on your type of financing the average price ranges from approximate $590,000 to $701,000.


You might think that cash buyers would have the lowest average price but in fact they are the second highest.


If you are a veteran and can qualify you will notice that the average price paid with a VA loan is higher than that of an FHA loan.


As interest rates rise, you will probably see these averages start to decline.


If you are a cash buyer, you will become more valuable to sellers as your financing is more likely to lead to sale that closes and get the seller their money.


Cash can also be a quicker close and faster solution for sellers. But remember a seller may not be willing to give a large discount on their asking price when they can wait 30 days for a buyer's loan to go through.


As a buyer not paying cash, you will still be a welcome sight to sellers as the number of cash buyers are limited.


If you borrow $500,000. at 7.25% on a 30 year loan you loan payment (P&I) will be $3,410.88

not counting property taxes, mortgage insurance, home owners associate fees, or home owners insurance.


Be an informed consumer.


Is the credit score you think you have, the same one a lender will use to get you the best rate?


Can you restructure your debt to qualify for more of a loan?


Is the interest rate you saw or heard about the one that applies to you?


Have real estate questions? Need more information? If you are not paying cash, let me put you in touch with a lender who will fight for you and have helpful information you may have not thought of?


You can contact me by clicking on the circle with me in it on the top of this page.


Or look at homes for sale in Tigard.


Posted in Oregon
Sept. 2, 2022

The Tale of 3 Houses


Can you put in order how fast each of these will sell and if a price reduction was needed?


Harder still, with our slowing market, how long will it take to get an acceptable offer?


  1. A 4394 sq foot 6 bedroom on .31 acres listed for $1,200,000.


  2. A 1760 sq foot 3 bedroom 2 story home built in 2000 on .12 acre lot listed at $494,900.


  1. A 1676 sq foot 3 bedroom ranch with partial basement on .25 acres listed at $460,000.



The most affordable started at $460,000. as rates skyrocketed and ended up taking 90 days to sell after several price reductions. The list price when an accepted offer occurred was $405,000. Large lot but it lacked updates.


The newest, built in 2000 was listed at $494,900. was reduced to $484,900. when an offer was accepted and it took 19 days to sell. Lots to like but some buyers wanted a larger lot or a one level.


The most spacious home and largest lot at .31 acres was listed at $1,200,000. and sold the quickest at 14 days. No price reductions prior to the offer. What I learned was several of the buyers who went through were looking specifically for that specific neighborhood.


Did you guess correctly?


Every home has features that draw some buyers, and other features that cause some buyers to not be interested. Some negative features can be improved or modified, others such as neighborhood can not.


The one influence the seller and real estate broker have no control over, are the interest rates which are related to affordability and supply and demand.


If as a seller you do everything right in prepping your home to sell, and your home is properly marketed, are you willing and able to adjust your price to where a buyer will make an offer?


As a buyer, you may hear that the real estate market is crashing but most sellers would not agree with you.


Become a student of your local real estate market.


And remember,


What you want from a buyer or seller doesn't matter. The key is whether they are motivated to agree to what works for you.

Posted in Oregon