We traveled to Oregon, the home state of Jean Cross (Harry’s mom, Lee’s Grandmother), and found it much hotter than we remembered! The weather is being blamed on a heat dome, and after seeing this chart, courtesy of the Real Estate Information Network (REIN our local MLS), it looks like our local market is in a heat dome as well:

Don’t let the double-digit decreases in the active listings, pending sales, and settled sales fool you, the median sales price went up almost 6% when comparing June 2022 to June 2023. The median sales price increased almost 3% from May 2023 ($335,000) to June 2023 ($345,000).  

According to the weather forecast, the heat dome will be leaving and temperatures should return to normal in the Northwest part of our country. However, we don’t see the real estate market changing nearly as fast or as easily as the wind blowing in a different direction. The month’s supply of inventory of homes for sale is still below 2 months and until the supply of homes increases, our local real estate market will remain a seller’s market. Additionally, we are still finding the local rental market to be even stronger than the sales market! 

Of course, every situation is different, so give us a call (757-726-7653 for Lee, 757-434-9084 for Harry) or reply back to this email, and we will be happy to talk through your individual situation. We love real estate and are always happy to talk. 

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