Kerri Hartnett's (kerrisells) Blog

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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty Portland Central
RECENT BLOG POSTS
For the past couple of years, we've been hearing the term shadow inventory, and how it could possibly threaten our already slow housing recovery.  Shadow inventory is a term given to homes that are more than 90 days behind on their mortgage payments, homes that are currently in foreclosure, as we...
02/07/2011
Can you believe that we're already one month into the new year?  Time sure flies when you are having fun, and what a fun ride the Portland real estate market has been so far.  We're off to a great start with increased activity on showings, as well as sales in the Portland Metro area.  Economic in...
01/29/2011
Are you planning a remodeling project around the house as one of your new years resolutions?  If you're anything like me, as a home owner with a mid century ranch, you have several on your list.  My intention is to improve and update our home to accomadate the lifestyle of my family.  Whether you...
01/05/2011
This week I had the opportunity to listen to one of our favorite local economists of choice, when it comes to the Portland real estate industry.  Mindy Sullivan has been working in and following Portland real estate trends for 35 years, and she tells an insighful story for what's in store for 201...
12/18/2010
I was talking to one of my clients who I helped short sale his home a year ago, and he asked me what steps he could take to purchase another home in the future.  Since I began helping distressed home owners in 2007, I've talked to several clients who want to start the preparation towards a future...
12/06/2010
October through December tend to be slower months for real estate sales, at least here in Portland, OR, which is no surprise as we get closer to the holiday season.  However, for those buyers and sellers who are willing to stick it out through the last quarter of the year, there are some rewards ...
11/21/2010
The Oregon Young Professionals Network (YPN) is off and running, with a successful kick off at the Oregon Association of REALTORS® Governance meetings in October.  Our breakfast was filled with eager young REALTORS® and affiliates wanting to learn more about what our group, and how to get involve...
11/14/2010
Preparing your home for sale can be a daunting task, and keeping it ready to show presents an even greater challenge for homeowners.  Especially in today's market where the average days on the market in Portland, OR is increasing as we come into the holiday season.  Buyers are looking for the be...
10/22/2010
Fall is such a festive time here in Portland, Oregon, with so many harvest activities to choose from.  This week we took our annual trip out to Sauvie's Island to the Pumpkin Patch, and ended up on Kruger's Farm.  The farm is located about 20 minutes outside of downtown Portland and is the place ...
10/17/2010
Just a glimpse of home values in St John's according to Zillow.com.  St.Johns Zillow Home Value Index St.Johns Home Values - Interactive chart
10/10/2010
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