|Economic experts have begun weighing in on the expected Portland housing trends 2018. This article reflects the national trends (Portland has been well ahead of the trend for the past 3 years). The national real estate appreciation for 2017 was 6.2% (Case-Shiller) while Portland Metro was 8.5% (RMLS).Interest rates are set nationally. Also, see Portland Forecast for 2018.
The takeaway from all of this is that if you are a potential home buyer that is on the fence or dragging your feet, these predictions should create a sense of urgency, as your purchasing power will only decrease if the predictions above are true. Buying now could be the best choice before you get priced out of the market.