Use LED Tea Light Candles and Embellish Your Surrounding

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Candle plays a very gentle role in making the surrounding pleasant and charming. The soothing light from candles fills the ambience with its charm and elegance. According to an old belief, flame of a candle is supposed to bring a ray of hope and excitement. This is the reason why many people across the world consider it an integral part of their celebrations, especially for traditional ones. However, on the day of celebration, candles serve the purpose of embellishment, but later cleaning the melted wax often becomes troublesome. Hence, using artificial or LED candles sounds the best alternative for many such celebrations.

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Although LED candles are available in various forms, but flameless LED tea light candles are very popular among people. This is because tea light candles are small in size, and are excellent to place in numerous locations. They are wonderful artifact for creating the mood lighting in…

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Amazing how Pillows can add to your existing décor

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Found in every household

F076__18885_std suzani pillowToday pillows are found extensively in every household. They are now known to enhance the look of the room by adorning the couch. Just for this purpose you can find numerous cheap decorative pillows. Gone are the days when decorative pillows would only come in round shape, today there are interesting designs, styles, shapes. Pillows have undergone immense modernization keeping in mind the varied requirements of people today. You can buy stripes, plain colors, animal skin ones, silk, designer and others. If ready-made ones do not fancy you then resort to custom-made pillows.

Right time to buy

DSC_0640__86781_stdThere is always a right time to buy everything irrespective of the right brand. Every brand has its seasonal or festive offers where you can find Cheap Decorative Pillows. These pillows are worth every penny since they are mesmerizing and the modern designs are very alluring…

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Mega Agents Vs. Normal Production – How To Spot The Difference When Choosing A Realtor

Do you happen to know what it is that differentiates the average Portland real estate agents from the high dollar, top producing mega agents in this modern real estate industry?  In all honesty, the answer to that question is quite simple. Trust and Knowledge. Top producing agents have the experience to convey exactly what you need to know about the market, the overall industry, your housing opportunities and what to expect. By displaying this information, you can easily trust these individuals or teams as they are the backbone of your goal. Great Oregon real estate agents or teams already anticipate any and all concerns that a buyer or seller may wonder and is completely prepped to state ease any worry by taking the time to easily and efficiently answer all questions that you may have.

Are you ready to put your current Portland real estate agent to the test? Let’s see if you already know these answers based off of their experience.

Four Major Real Estate Questions Being Asked Today

Here are four main real estate oriented questions all buyers and sellers are currently asking:

  1. As the real estate market recovers nicely, should I try to sell on my own?
  2. Where do you expect the home prices to be headed?
  3. Is this a new ‘housing bubble’ that is forming?
  4. How does a rise in interest rates impact me as a buyer?

Do you know the answers to these questions? If you are unaware of any of these answers, then it may be time to ask the real estate agent you are working with. If you then still do not have substantial answers, then that may be clear enough to know that the agent you are working with does not have your ultimate trust in selling your home. A top producing agent is very noticeable if you take a look at these few questions. Obviously, your questions may change from time to time, but these will stay dominant in an industry laced with bidding wars and low inventory.

The Godfrey Real Estate Group has been described as the number one real estate service in Portland, Oregon. With countless properties listed and sold over the past 12 months, Lori Godfrey and her team of experts work tirelessly to create a seamless transaction for all listed homes, as well as buyers looking for their dream property. With a market geared towards the sellers, bidding wars are happening on a daily basis and now has never been a better time to sell your property for above market value return.

Contact the top rated Portland Real Estate group and sit back, relax and enjoy the easiness of how the real estate process should be! Ask about a free Comparative Market Analysis and see how your property sits to the rest in your neighborhood.

The Godfrey Real Estate Group
1915 NW Amberglen Parkway
Suite 250
Beaverton, OR 97006
Phone: 503.989.3115

Portland Mortgage Rates Are Rising Dramatically

Selling Portland Real Estate Now Could Mean More Money

Many Americans are chatting about the reasons why right now is the ideal time to buy new Portland real estate. We have already gone over the reasoning as to why now is the opportune time to purchase a home, but lets dive a little deeper into why selling your Portland home right now makes complete sense. We have compiled 5 reasons as to why right now is the best time to sell.

1.) Demand for All Oregon Real Estate Is Extremely High

Any real estate available is currently selling at the quickest pace since late 2009 when the market jumped due to the home buyer tax credit. The current Existing Home Sales Report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) stated that monthly real estate sales have substantially increased 9.7% over the previous month from last year. Total homes and properties sold have been above year-ago levels for 22 consecutive months. Buyer traffic Is up to an unheard of 31 percent higher than one year ago and these Oregon real estate buyers are quite serious about purchasing.

2.) Supply Is Slowly Starting to Increase

The total property inventory this previous month rose 11.9% to a whopping 2.16 million homes for sale. This, as of right now, displays a 5.2-month inventory supply at our current rate of sale, compared with an extremely low 4.3 months in January. Most Portland real estate experts are expecting inventory to continually raise as negative equity slowly starts to escape most sellers homes. Bidding wars are occurring, and selling your home now may result in a higher price than originally thought.

3.) New Home Construction Is Coming Back With A Bang

During the previous few years, new homes were not a worry for competition when looking to sell your previously owned property. As the market starts recovering faster though, national builders such as David Weekly, D.R. Horton, Meritage Homes and KB Homes are making a drastic change to their building strategy. Although there are multiple differences that you must look into when comparing new versus pre-owned homes, this is still an upcoming threat to look at.

4.) Interest Rates Are Drastically Rising

Shown from Freddie Macs Primary Mortgage Market Survey, real estate interest rates for a traditional 30-year mortgage have increased to an unprecedented 3.98%, which ultimately represents a substantial rise of more than ½ point since January of this year. What is even scarier, is that even the experts in the field of mortgage rates are still expecting them to increase. For example, Polyana da Costa, senior mortgage analyst at said: “Rates are unlikely to keep going up so quickly and should remain below 5%.” Whether you are looking to increase or downsize your current living situation, purchasing a home one year from now will be much greater than the rates you can receive at this moment.

5.) Its Time to Make the Move You Have Wanted To

Put down on paper the reasons why you would even think about moving and lets take a quick look at what is available for you right now. You have the ultimate power again to take back all of the control of your living situation by just letting us help you sell your house today. The time has officially come when you and your family can make the move, for the right price, and enjoy what truly matters in life, being with the ones you love. Oregon real estate is on the rise and this sellers market is just getting better. We have shown you statistics that state that the bidding war is just beginning and now is the best time to sell.

The Godfrey Real Estate Group specializes in listing and selling of Portland real estate. As a top rated Keller Williams Sunset Corridor team, we have closed on average 30+ transactions yearly when the typical agent only does 8-12. With aggressive marketing and sales techniques, the Godfrey Real Estate Group can provide you with a sale faster than most real estate agents. List your property with us today and enjoy the benefit of an easy transaction with multiple offers.

The Godfrey Real Estate Group
1915 NW Amberglen Parkway
Suite 250
Beaverton, OR 97006
Phone: 503.989.3115


The Market Is Hot and Only Getting Hotter!

The Portland Real Estate industry is very often scrutinized for usually displaying a Pollyanna attitude about the real estate market. Most home owners believe that Portland’s current strategy ‘to buy now or sell now’ is nothing more than a tactic to scare everyone in to moving to create a greater commission for them self. There is only one way to find out if this is true or not, so let’s take a quick look at some numbers to see if what we are hearing is actually truthful to what they are saying.

The cost of any newly purchased or bought home is figured by two major components: the actual price of the home and the current mortgage rate. In accordance with the most recent Case-Shiller Home Pricing Index, real estate values have risen a total of over 10% in the last year alone. If we look at Freddie Macs Weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey®, the highly sought after 30 year mortgage rate has also substantially increased from 3.67% to 3.91% during that exact same one year period.

The table displayed below shows the difference between the cost of the same exact Orlando real estate over the previous twelve months: We can now see that the advice given by the Godfrey Real Estate Group to buy one year ago made complete financial sense for anyone looking to move.

What About Moving Forward?

Most real estate experts are not only stating that prices will continue to rise day after day, but are also substantially upgrading their current forecast as the housing market is displaying very strong signs that it is fully recovering. In regards to the infamous interest rates, the popular 30 year mortgage rate has rapidly increased by over a half point since this year began in January and most real estate agents, brokers, writers and experts are under the assumption that the increases on all things Portland Real Estate will continue. Even those who are trying to be the ultimate voice of reasoning on this newly discovered issue are even projecting higher rates. To give you an idea from a mortgage analyst point of view, Polyana da Costa, senior mortgage analyst at said: “Rates are unlikely to keep going up so quickly and should remain below 5 percent.”

Bottom Line

Hearing that now is the time to buy and sell is not a sales pitch, it is the truth. The market is low on inventory and high on buyers. Bidding wars are on the rise and if you list a property, you better expect to get multiple offers and fast. Cash offers are flooding the market and those looking to just purchase a home are getting beat out left and right by higher offers. The way we see it, the house is the newest iPad and you are selling yours. Look for multiple bids and the highest will win.

Portland real estate is constantly on the rise now-a-days and it doesn’t seem to be coming down any time soon. The longer the buyer waits, the more out bid they will be. As for a seller in this barren market, the inventory is low and diminishing daily. If you wish to have your home sold for above market value, now is not a terrible time to do so!

Feel free to call us for any and all of your Portland Real Estate needs!

The Godfrey Real Estate Group
1915 NW Amberglen Parkway
Suite 250
Beaverton, OR 97006
Phone: 503.989.3115


Stats Show That Real Estate Prices Are On The Rise

After the Portland real estate market, as well as the Oregon real estate market, witnessed the housing bubble ‘pop just over a few short years ago, many potential buyers are still a little hesitant to pull the trigger on their new home purchase. Today though, we will go into detail that the ultimately greatest risk a potential Portland home buyer can take as of right now is actually waiting to purchase that dream home. We of course realize that each and every purchaser ideally would like to be able to get the greatest amount for their purchase. Everyone wants a great price and the lowest possible mortgage interest rate available as those two items combined will determine the monthly cost that their family will ultimately pay. Lets take a quick look at each one:

Are real estate prices rising?

Just earlier this week, the Case Shiller Pricing Index was released. The index showed that United States real estate prices have increased by 10.2% over the previous twelve months. During May though, the Home Price Expectation Survey was shown predicting that overall real estate values would still increase by at least an additional 3.5% for each of the next five years. If you were waiting for the absolute bottom of the home price declines, you already missed it.

Are interest rates in fact rising?

In accordance to Freddie Macs Weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the current 30 year mortgage rate has shot up to 3.81% this previous week alone the highest level in over a year. This is a huge increase of over a half of a percentage point in the last six months. And the Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae and the National Association of Realtors are all currently predicting that interest rates will continue to dramtically rise over the next eighteen months.


Purchasing a home in Portland is better done now than later! Portland real estate is on the rise and the longer you wait, the more you can actually lose out on saving. It is a bidding war out there and selling your home has never been a better time. Buy now and sell now for the best possible price on your amazing home.

Oregon in Top 5 for Home Price Gains!

Corelogic has stated that compared to their 2012 reports, Oregon Real Estate is in the top 5 for home price gains! This is great news for Portland Real Estate. Now is definitely the time to sell as bidding wars are popping up all around the country with the market at the lowest level of inventory it has been in years.

Top 5 Home Price Gains:

Nevada: +24.6%

California: +19.4%

Arizona: +17.3%

Hawaii: +17%

Oregon: +15.5%

The Godfrey Real Estate Group knows this and is working diligently with buyers and sellers to find their dream home and sell their current home for over market value. With the economy returning back from a recession dating back to 2008. The housing market is back and is rising daily. Portland Real Estate has never been better and it is a sellers dream. 

If you are thinking about selling your home, we have dedicated marketing staff that can help sell your home in an expedited fashion. Get your home on the market and sold within days. The amount of offers you have will vary, but it will definitely become a bidding war. Portland Real Estate is back and now is the time to move for a higher priced home value.

Let’s Make Something Happen Today!

The Godfrey Real Estate Group
1915 NW Amberglen Parkway
Suite 250
Beaverton, OR 97006
Phone: 503.989.3115

Komen Cancels 3-Day Walk in D.C., Cites Low Numbers

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DALLAS (CBSDC/AP) — Susan G. Komen for the Cure is canceling half of its three-day charity walks next year — including one in D.C. — because of a drop in participation levels, a spokeswoman for the Dallas-based breast cancer organization said Wednesday.

The announcement comes about a year and a half after Komen experienced intense backlash after news became public of its decision to stop giving grants to Planned Parenthood for breast screenings. The funding was restored days later, though it didn’t quell the controversy.

In addition to dropping D.C., Komen said its Susan G. Komen 3-Day will not return next year to Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Phoenix, San Francisco and Tampa Bay. Seven other such walks will still be held next year in Atlanta, the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the Detroit area, Philadelphia, San Diego, Seattle and in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

Participation in the three-day events has declined 37 percent…

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