Real Estate News | Feb 2023

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stunning sunrise by the snowy lake surrounded by mountain ranges

Photo above: sunrise at Odell Lake, 65 miles from Bend, OR

Hello dear clients and friends! Read on for real estate market updates and ideas I've gleaned from a real estate conference I just attended, including steady but positive trends, record homeowner equity, fun stats and design trends. I also have an exciting announcement: I have just founded my own brokerage, Avenir Realty. You'll see my new logo and website below, and behind it all is my continued focus on providing the highest level of service to my clients coupled with thorough market knowledge. I'm proud to be a business owner and define the future of real estate with Avenir Realty!
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Positive Trends​​​​​​​

  • The inflation rate is still high, but it may have peaked (see chart).

... Resulting in

  • Increased consumer confidence
  • Higher consumer spending
  • ​​​​​​​Increased buyer activity


​​​​​​​42%

% of cash purchases in 2022 throughout the U.S.


5 - 5.25%

Prediction of mortgage interest rates by mid-year


​​​​​​​4,400,000 / 600,000

Prediction of existing and new home sales in 2023

- Rick Sharga, ATTOM
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Homeowners Have Record Equity

Selling your home can be quite profitable, and selling with the right strategy is very important. I'll help you prepare your home to look its absolute best as well as fine tune the list price to attract buyers in a relatively short amount of time.

Top 10 Interior Design Trends for 2023

  • Influence of the Natural World
  • Layered Lighting
  • Curves and Arches

Click the photo at left to read more!

  • ​​​​​​​HomesandGardens.com

7 Home Decor Faux Pas
That Date Your Interiors

Click for current no-nos like:

  • Gray on gray on gray? No thank you.
  • Beige exteriors? Blah.
  • Architectural Digest

Click the photo at left to read more!

  • ​​​​​​​HomesandGardens.com

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