CoreLogic recently released the Home Price Index report for the month of March which showed an average increase of 2% in Oregon home values. If you owned a $300,000 house, that would equate to an extra $6,000 in home equity! This is the highest month-over-month appreciation in Oregon since April of 2013. This is a big jump from February which reported an increase of 0.7%. This jump is likely due to the increase in demand, which demand often picks up when the nicer weather rolls around (spring/summer). It’s safe to say that the homebuying season is officially here!