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Market Snapshot: August 21, 2013

Homes, Cabins & Condominiums: Mt Hood Area (153) which includes homes and cabins in Welches, Rhododendron , Brightwood, and Government Camp Oregon.

  • 143 Active/Bumpable Homes and Cabins Currently listed for sale. Includes Single Family Residences, Condos & Cabins. Keep an eye on this number!  There still is a lot of inventory in the Villages of Mt. Hood
  • 20 Pending Sales
  • 11 Short Sales Pending Sales  (This is a New Multiple Listing Category starting in 2012)
  • 84  Homes and cabins sold to date in 2013. (11% were Distressed Sales which were either Foreclosures or Short Sales. This percentage has been trending downward all year which marks a much healthier Real Estate Market place when comparing it to the August 2012 when 35% of the sales were Distressed Sales.)

Lots and Acreage: Mt Hood Area (153)

  • 53 Active land listings in the Mt Hood Area or Villages of Mt Hood
  • 2 Pending Sales
  • 4 Sold Undeveloped Land Properties to date in 2013.

Here are the links for the Market Snapshot: August 28, 2012 and the Market Snapshot: 8-16-2011

Mt Hood Real Estate For Sale  in the Villages of Mt Hood includes:

Market Snapshot is a Periodic Peek at Mt Hood Real Estate Market Conditions provided by Blythe Creek.

Market Snapshot: July 28, 2013

Homes, Cabins & Condominiums: Mt Hood Area (153) which includes homes and cabins in Welches, Rhododendron , Brightwood, and Government Camp Oregon.

  • 132 Active/Bumpable Homes and Cabins Currently listed for sale. Includes Single Family Residences, Condos & Cabins. Keep an eye on this number!  There still is a lot of inventory in the Villages of Mt. Hood
  • 28 Pending Sales
  • 8 Short Sales Pending Sales  (This is a New Multiple Listing Category starting in 2012)
  • 66 Homes and cabins sold to date in 2013. (14% were Distressed Sales which were either Foreclosures or Short Sales. This percentage has been trending downward which marks a much healthier Real Estate Market place when comparing it to the July 2012 when 30% of the sales were Distressed Sales.)

Lots and Acreage: Mt Hood Area (153)

  • 51 Active land listings in the Mt Hood Area or Villages of Mt Hood
  • 2 Pending Sales
  • 3 Sold Undeveloped Land Properties to date in 2013.

Here are the links for the July 28, 2012 and the Aug 2, 2011 just for fun. Market Snapshot July 28, 2012 and Market Snapshot: August 2, 2011

Mt Hood Real Estate For Sale  in the Villages of Mt Hood includes:

Market Snapshot is a Periodic Peek at Mt Hood Real Estate Market Conditions provided by Blythe Creek.

“Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda”

We’ve probably all said or at least thought “if I knew then, what I know now, I would have done things differently.” We should have stayed in school longer. We should have listened to our parents. We should have bought Apple stock in 2002 for $8.50 that sells for $400 today. Or we could have bought gold in 2000 for under $300 for a four-fold profit today.

If.jpgYears from now, if we look back at 2012, we may say that it was the best buyer’s market ever. Even now, in 2013, it’s apparent that both housing and mortgage prices are going up and they may never return to the record low levels.  The Mt Hood Area still has inventory and the towns of Brightwood, Welches, Rhododendron and Government Camp are just experiencing stabilization in prices vrs. price increases in 2013.

The housing affordability index, which is considered to be good at 100, had increased to over 200 this past December, January and February. Shrinking inventories and rising prices in most markets have caused the index to fall to 172.7 for May 2013.

This market applies equally to acquiring a home to live in or a home to use as a rental. It is estimated that about 30% of the property purchased last year was done by investors. It is understandable because the positive cash flows far exceed most other investment alternatives. HAIndex.png

Homeowners moving up in a rising market may sell their home for more by waiting but it will also cost them more for a new house. Typically, a person buys a 50% larger home when they move up. If they wait for prices to go up 10% on the $150,000 home they’re selling, they’ll realize $15,000 more but will pay $22,500 more for the new home purchase. They’ll actually net $7,500 less by waiting for prices to go up and may have to pay a higher mortgage rate too.

The question homebuyers and investors alike are faced with today is whether they will be saying years from now that they seized or missed an opportunity of a lifetime.

By |July 22nd, 2013|Categories: Borrowers, Buyers|Tags: |0 Comments

Market Snapshot: July 7, 2013

Homes, Cabins & Condominiums: Mt Hood Area (153) which includes homes and cabins in Welches, Rhododendron , Brightwood, and Government Camp Oregon.

  • 121 Active/Bumpable Homes and Cabins Currently listed for sale. Includes Single Family Residences, Condos & Cabins. Keep an eye on this number!
  • 31 Pending Sales
  • 8 Short Sales Pending Sales  (This is a New Multiple Listing Category starting in 2012)
  • 57 Homes and cabins sold to date in 2013. 16% were Distressed Sales, Foreclosures or Short Sales compared to 30% in July of 2012.

Lots and Acreage: Mt Hood Area (153)

  • 48 Active land listings in the Mt Hood Area or Villages of Mt Hood
  • 1 Pending Sale
  • 3 Sold Undeveloped Land Properties to date in 2013.

Mt Hood Real Estate For Sale  in the Villages of Mt Hood includes:

Market Snapshot is a Periodic Peek at Mt Hood Real Estate Market Conditions provided by Blythe Creek.

Market Snapshot: April 16, 2013

Homes, Cabins & Condominiums: Mt Hood Area (153) which includes homes and cabins in Welches, Rhododendron , Brightwood, and Government Camp Oregon.

  • 91 Active homes and Cabins Currently listed for sale. Includes Single Family Residences, Condos & Cabins. Keep an eye on this number!
  • 23 Pending Sales
  • 6 Short Sales Pending Sales  (This is a New Multiple Listing Category starting in 2012)
  • 32 Homes and cabins sold to date in 2013.

Lots and Acreage: Mt Hood Area (153)

  • 44 Active land listings in the Mt Hood Area or Villages of Mt Hood
  • 1 Pending Sale
  • 2 Sold Undeveloped Land Properties to date in 2013.

Mt Hood Real Estate For Sale  in the Villages of Mt Hood includes:

Market Snapshot is a Periodic Peek at Mt Hood Real Estate Market Conditions provided by Blythe Creek.

Market Snapshot: March 22,2013

Homes, Cabins & Condominiums: Mt Hood Area (153)

  • 86 Active homes and Cabins Currently listed for sale. Includes Single Family Residences, Condos & Cabins. Keep an eye on this number!
  • 21 Pending Sales
  • 8 Short Sales Pending Sales(This is a New Multiple Listing Category starting in 2012)
  • 22 Homes and cabins sold to date in 2013.

Lots and Acreage: Mt Hood Area (153)

  • 40 Active land listings in the Mt Hood Area or Villages of Mt Hood
  • 1 Pending Sale
  • 2 Sold Undeveloped Land Properties to date in 2013.

Mt Hood Real Estate For Sale  in the Villages of Mt Hood includes:

Market Snapshot is a Periodic Peek at Mt Hood Real Estate Market Conditions provided by Blythe Creek.

January’s Pick

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Remodeled Ski Cabin On Forest Service Leased Land in the Mt Hood National Forest.

Photo layout, courtesy of the Mountain Times Monthly Publication.

Check out all unique Homes and Cabins in the Mt Hood area by property type:

When looking to buy  Mt. Hood Real Estate come to MtHoodRealEstate.net for your mountain getaway.

Market Snapshot: January 9, 2013

Homes, Cabins & Condominiums: Mt Hood Area (153)

  • 99 Active homes and Cabins Currently listed for sale. Includes Single Family Residences, Condos & Cabins. Keep an eye on this number!
  • 13 Pending Sales
  • 6 Short Sales Pending (This is a New Multiple Listing Category starting in 2012)
  • 1 Homes and cabins sold to date in 2013.

Lots and Acreage: Mt Hood Area (153)

  • 42 Active land listings in the Mt Hood Area or Villages of Mt Hood
  • 0 Pending Sales
  • 0 Sold Undeveloped Land Properties to date in 2013.

Mt Hood Real Estate For Sale in the Villages of Mt Hood includes:

Market Snapshot is a Periodic Peek at Mt Hood Real Estate Market Conditions provided by Blythe Creek.

It is an excellent time to buy with interest rates STILL at the lowest rates they have been in 50 years. When looking for Mt Hood Real Estate come to MtHoodRealEstate.net for the latest information.