The Oregon Real Estate Podcast is hosted by veteran Oregon Realtor Roy Widing, who provides helpful and interesting insights on Oregon real estate. Whether you're a real estate novice or seasoned expert, the Oregon Real Estate Podcast features relevant information in an engaging manner for anyone considering the purchase or sale of an Oregon home and other property.
Homebuying In A Pandemic
As we navigate through the 2020 Coronavirus environment, it’s helpful to know that pandemics can provide a unique home buying opportunity. That’s because market disruptions frequently propel motivated home sellers to action. Yet outbreaks like the Covid-19 virus don’t automatically favor home buyers. So what’s the real scoop on buying a home during the Covid-19 pandemic? Do home buyers have more, or less of an influence in today’s real estate transactions…and what should you know if you’re thinking about home buying as Coronavirus dominates the news? Find out more…in this helpful Oregon real estate podcast.
2020 Home Selling: What to Expect
When confronting the prospects of selling an Oregon home given the current pandemic climate, a common question asked of Realtors is “What’s ahead? Is Oregon’s real estate climate likely to get better, get worse, or stay the same?” Find out more in this helpful Oregon real estate podcast episode.
3 Scenarios to Coronavirus Recovery
How Long Will Covid-19 Last?
Detailed predictions on how long the current Coronavirus pandemic will last require viral modeling and are fraught with degrees of uncertainty. That said, as a virus, we can examine several likelihoods to get a sense of the possibilities.
This insightful podcast episode examines each of three pandemic scenarios most likely to affect Oregonians.
Pandemics And Oregon Real Estate
Given present concerns about the COVID-19 or Corona virus, many Oregon home buyers and home sellers are concerned about how it may affect their next real estate transaction. Related questions include “Will I be able to get a loan?” to “Are buyers still interested in buying?” and “Is the market going to improve, worsen, or stay the same?” Added concerns surround what many formerly took for granted, like the simple act of touring a home, where buyers and sellers now hope to avoid spreading or contracting the virus.
In this currently changing situation, answers to all of these questions are not 100% predictable for the short term, but there is heartening news. Based on past virus outbreaks like SARS, viruses can experience less efficient transmission in warmer weather. This makes sense, since in Oregon, Winter frequently means maintaining closer proximity to others indoors for an extended period of time. As we move through Spring, Oregonians tend to spend more time outdoors where transmission can be reduced. We can also be thankful Corona virus didn’t first accelerate here in late Autumn or early Winter.
Helping Friends And Family Downsize
Downsizing can mean a variety of things to different people. In the real estate realm, downsizing typically involves moving to a smaller, more manageable residence. What might seem to some a minor event, downsizing can have life-changing repercussions. This insightful Oregon real estate podcast shows how to identify if downsizing is right for you or your loved ones and the steps to do it right!
How Your Home Price And Market Time Are Related
With rare exception, most home sellers hope to sell their property for the most money possible. That’s a perfectly reasonable approach. Yet if you overprice your property in an attempt to maximize your return, you’re likely to sabotage your home selling efforts, have your property on the market longer and even receive less at the closing table.
You might wonder why this is the case. Others may ask “How is this a problem? I can always come down in price later…besides, I can only sell this home once and don’t want to leave any money on the table.” While seemingly counter-intuitive, your best chance to sell faster and for the highest price typically means pricing close to the market, not significantly above it. Curious? Find out more…in this insightful Oregon real estate podcast!