Ep 87: Examining First Quarter Headlines – Sales, Buyer Confidence, and a Bubble?

This year continues to be a busy one for real estate, but what does that date tell us after the first quarter of 2021? Today we’ll look at three national headlines on sales, buyer confidence, and the possibility of a real estate bubble and find out if Colleen is seeing the same things on the west coast.
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Despite all the other uncertainty in different sectors of the economy, real estate has seemingly remained strong in 2021 but what does the data tell us?

We’ve pulled a few different national stories that highlight some of the trends from the first quarter of the year and we’ll ask Colleen to tell us whether the information supports what she’s seeing in the Pacific Northwest. We’ll talk about the sales data and price trends, how buyer confidence has continued to remain strong, and whether or not a real estate bubble could be coming.

Listen to the full episode or click on the timestamps below to hear a specific segment.

[1:01] – Sales data from first quarter of 2021

[5:17] – Buyer confidence remains high

[8:29] – Are we headed for another real estate bubble?

Colleen Quotes:

“33 percent of our home sales are first-time buyers so I feel that is really due to buyer confidence and the idea that, hey, now is a good time, let’s get out there and buy.”

– Keeping It Real Estate Podcast

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Colleen Benson

Colleen is a licensed Principal Broker in the State of Oregon. She has more than 20 years of experience as a Realtor and has helped build the top Keller Williams team in Salem. Her tremendous team now serves buyers and sellers throughout the Willammette Valley and the Oregon coast. She is the host of the Keeping It Real Estate radio show on 104.3 FM KSLM. The show plays Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm and has been on the air since January of 2019. Don't hesitate to reach out to Colleen if you have any questions about buying or selling real estate in the area!​

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