March 30, 2020

The New Virtual Realty of Real Estate

 

Real Estate continues to be considered an essential service in the State of Oregon and as we continue to navigate these uncharted waters, we at Hatch Homes Group are committed to providing the most up to date information in the Portland Metro Real Estate Market.   

We are taking this one day at a time and we are working safely from our respective homes.  We'll continue to do everything we can do virtually. 

Please let us know how we can be of service to you.

Stay safe, stay home, stay healthy,
The Hatch Homes Team
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March 17, 2020

5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time

With all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another housing crash like the one we experienced from 2006-2008. The feeling is understandable. Ali Wolf, Director of Economic Research at the real estate consulting firm Meyers Research, addressed this point in a recent interview:


“With people having PTSD from the last time, they’re still afraid of buying at the wrong time.”

There are many reasons, however, indicating this real estate market is nothing like 2008. Here are five visuals to show the dramatic differences.

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Feb. 20, 2020

Market Update


Well, January saw a significant jump in activity - double digit gains in pending sales over last year and triple digit jump in listings from December 2019!

 

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Feb. 20, 2020

How to Unravel the Homebuying Process

How Trusted Professionals Make Homebuying Easier to Understand | MyKCMIn the spring, many excited buyers get ready to enter the housing market. Others continue dreaming about the homes they’d like to buy. The truth is, many potential buyers continue to dream longer than they need to, simply because they’re confused about the homebuying process. Thankfully, working with a trusted real estate professional can help ease those concerns and make the process to homeownership much easier to understand.

 

A recent survey conducted by Ipson and Freddie Mac reveals the confidence level of Gen Z and Millennial buyers regarding the homebuying process. The graph below shows the breakdown of the top results, clearly indicating there’s a significant portion of younger buyers who are not yet confident with some of the steps in the homebuying process.How Trusted Professionals Make Homebuying Easier to Understand | MyKCM

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