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Moving out, moving in: Managing an in-neighborhood move in a seller's market
By Follow on Twitter on February 22, 2015
Chuck and Linda Florio celebrated a Christmas in transition this winter.
The Lake Oswego couple had sold one house and was trying to buy another down the street, but the new purchase didn't close quickly enough for them to move directly from one to the other. So they spent their downsized holiday season in an apartment.
"We put up a Christmas tree, we had Christmas dinner, the kids came over," said Linda Florio. "It was simplified."
The disruption of the holiday tradition was the price of making a move in a real estate market that is decidedly weighted in the favor of sellers. It's rarely a simple thing to time a home sale and purchase perfectly, but homeowners moving in-market, as the Florios did, are especially challenged in this market.
The inventory of homes on the market in the Portland area was a tight 2.3 months in December, the lowest level in eight years. While inventory rebounded a bit in January, houses turn over in 82 days, on average. In desirable neighborhoods, the churn is much faster: Sellers can choose among multiple offers, and buyers may find that merely meeting the asking price isn't enough to close the deal.
Willamette Weekly just posted their 2015 Beer Guide with 88 Breweries and an interactive map! Check it out...
Beer Guide 2015: Portland-Area Breweries From A to Z
88 Breweries Within an Hour's Drive of PortlandMore here, including an interactive map!