Posts Categorized: Economic Forecasting

2020 Housing Market Predictions

The following is taken from a study by George Ratiu, Senior Economist for realtor.com® This was a national report, though, so we may see slightly different conditions in Oregon and Washington. The Quick Takeaway Home price growth will flatten, with a forecasted increase of just 0.8 percent. Inventory will remain constrained, especially at the entry-level price segment. Single-family housing … read more

What Can Portland Learn from the Bay Area?

The following post is by Nick Christensen, a member of the Metro staff. Rents are soaring. Longtime tenants are being forced to look for a new home. And house prices are approaching record levels. It’s a story long familiar to residents of the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City – and increasingly, it’s an issue in … read more