A current look at what is happening to interest rates. Mortgage rates are linked to the bond markets; if bonds are low then mortgage rates are low. Previously, the demand for bonds was high; so Mr. Bond could offer low rates to attract investors…thus keeping mortgage rates low. But after the election; investors saw many opportunities in the stock market and quickly shifted their assets from bonds to stocks….forcing Mr. Bond to offer higher yields to keep as many assets in the bond market as possible. Thus the higher bond prices caused higher mortgage rates. But will this have a significant negative impact on home prices in the Portland/Vancouver market? For more information: Click Here
In September 2016, Windermere held a great Gala Auction to provide financial support for the Clark County Children’s Justice Center; a charity that we have supported for the last few years. The theme of the night was “An Evening with The Great Gatsby”. Take a peek at some of the highlights:
You have now made a major investment in a home, or you are getting ready to sell your home and need a few updating ideas, this is one of many sites I visit to purchase items or to get idea’s on how to update a home. Houzz does a great job of keeping you informed on current trends and letting you know when items you viewed are coming on sale. Here is a link to the site:
It now appears that the Country has found out what a beautiful place Portland/Vancouver is to live; take a quick read of this article. Wait until these people notice that Vancouver does not have an income tax and that a dollar goes further in Vancouver real estate. Also, unlike Portland where prices are continuing to go up and up, along with multiple offers, in Vancouver we are seeing a plateau in pricing and typically price concessions.
MATT MORRIS REAL ESTATE AND CUSTOM HOMES of CAMAS, WASHINGTON
Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016
Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,
Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World
CAMAS, USA, January 12, 2016 – Matt Morris Real Estate and Custom Homes of Camas, Washington has won “Best Of Customer Service on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Matt Morris, a Managing Broker with Windermere Stellar and a 25 year real estate veteran, was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.
“My belief from day one has always been to create a one-on-one relationship with my clients. As an award winning builder, developer, realtor and accountant I have specialized in all aspects of residential home construction and sales for over 20 years. I am very fortunate to be part of the Windermere Stellar Real Estate organization and to have been reviewed so positively by my clients! It is truly my passion to partner with my clients to identify and accomplish their goals; whether it is selling, buying, or purchasing a home.” – Matt Morris
“Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize Matt Morris, voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”
Follow Matt Morris Real Estate and Custom Homes on Houzz http://www.houzz.com/pro/3607737333/__public
About Matt Morris
Matt has been working in the Real Estate industry for over 25 years, concentrating on customer service while building and selling middle and high end homes. He is now focusing his interests in assisting clients in selling and purchasing homes in the Vancouver, Camas, and Portland areas working as a Managing Broker at the new Windermere Stellar – Metro office in downtown Vancouver, WA. He can be contacted at: 360.773.7333 or emailed at MattMorris@Windermere.com.
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.
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