Fun trip to Bella Farms, 11/1/2020


Weekly Report


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Good afternoon neighbor,

How are you? I hope you've been well.  There's a lot going on this week. I'm ready for a vacation. I always talk about going on one over the Holidays. It would be a good year. Do you have anything fun planned? 

I'm not sure what it is about the fall and starting projects. Are you working on anything? Every fall, I'm in project mode. Maybe it's the change of seasons/drop-in temperature subconsciously signaling to us that winter is coming and to get to work! Do you get that? 

Well, let me know what you're working on! If you need help with anything, give me a call. Also, I'm always looking to grow my network. If you know any really good workers who specialize in something, I'd love to hear about them. 

Have a good rest of your week and weekend! If you're looking to get outside, according to Apple Weather, Sunday may be your day. We'll see!


Evan Zener 
Strong|Edge Realty Team with eXp 


The RMLS will put out October's full report here in a few days. More on that next week. From what I can see sales in October are still up considerably from the year earlier, with many counties still seeing a large price increase as well.
During the pandemic, prices have steadily risen, much like they did leading up to the 2016 election. October 2016 hit a high of 20% increase compared to the previous year/month. I had guessed we may get up to the same price increase that we saw in 2016 at 20% in October, but we fell short some 8%. Prices still got up to 12.51% increase which is great. 
Clackamas County is having a late-season. Sales and listing are up from the previous year with listed properties at 775, up +170, and sold units at 716, up +113. Will our late season continue? Or take a sharp dip like Nov 2019? Could a flood of properties hitting the market due to the pandemic and a strengthening economy maintain a more active market than expected? I'll keep you posted.
We didn't see the same price increase in Tillamook County and along the Northern Coast that we've seen in other counties, like Multnomah and Clackamas. What we have seen (similar to other areas) was a large decrease in active listings and still higher sales. It may not have been the best season to sell if you're only looking to net the highest price, but it's been a great season in regards to the likelihood of concluding a successful close.
Fun things to do- more things coming next week!
Movies coming out the soonest, or out.
Top featured films coming Out 2021-
From Eater, check out a list of restaurants that have opened in the past six months!

A quick list of the restaurants that I'm checking out:
  1. Rough Draft Burger shop
  2. Farmer and the Best 
  3. Miami Nice 
  4. Cooperativa 
Recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest as the “Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi”, the 26th annual Winter Wonderland will grab your attention! Since 1993, a journey through Winter Wonderland has become a holiday tradition for many families, friends, and social organizations to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season. Spectators can enjoy the most spectacular drive-through light show in the region, viewing hundreds of colorful light set pieces and many fully animated scenes from the comfort of their own vehicle.

Following up:
Last week my cover photo included a caption that read -"When a quick trip to Manzanita to take a few pictures turns out to be a several hour ordeal... can you guess what went wrong? I will reveal next week!". Scroll down. Did you guess right?

I got stuck in the sand!
I barely drove off the path and pretty immediately realized I was stuck. After taking pictures and working around 2 hours to get my car out, I had to call a tow truck. I was not getting out alone!
If you find yourself stuck along the Northern Coast, Scovel's Services Center-Towing (503) 368-5335, is the outfit to call!

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Thank you for taking the time to read my report
Hey, thanks for checking out this week's Portland-Metro Market Report. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you! Fall is here! If you need help getting your home ready for the winter season, give me a call!

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Evan Zener, Licensed Realtor 
Strong|Edge Team with eXp Realty LLC  

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