Buying

Dec. 5, 2018

Don't Make These 4 Real Estate Closing Mistakes

Don't Make These 4 Real Estate Closing Mistakes

The closing process happens when you finalize all the documents and paperwork necessary for buying real estate and all deeds are recorded and funds are dispersed. This closing can only happen when every notch falls into place and there are a lot of notches! So, there's a chance that ...

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Dec. 3, 2018

Buying a House Without Seeing it First

The real estate market in Portland may be different than let’s say, Florida or Hawaii. When some parts of the country go into their busy season, we slow down and fall and winter start to press down on us. But that doesn’t mean people stop buying and selling homes. If ...

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Oct. 26, 2018

Why is Fall a Good Time to Buy Real Estate?

Why is Fall a Good Time to Buy Real Estate?

There are 1,000,001 articles out there about why fall is a good time to buy a house.… Or summer, or spring, or winter. So which is it? Is there really a good time of the year to buy a house?

Let's break the seasons down; homeowners ...

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Oct. 24, 2018

Building a Mother-in-Law Suite? Here's what you should know

Multigenerational homes are becoming the norm in many markets across the country. Builders such as Lennar and Toll Brothers are actually building these homes specifically designed for an attached unit ideal for aging parents, college students, or even an in-home business. These multigenerational style homes are becoming extremely popular and ...

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Oct. 8, 2018

Translating Real Estate Listing Words

Cozy, Charming, Quaint - all terms for "small"? Well, maybe, but there are some terms that agents use quite often to describe a home and they may not seem as simple as you might think. A real estate agents are always using flowery words to describe a home that may or ...

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Sept. 21, 2018

Why Choose One Agent Over Another?

Why Choose One Agent Over Another?

Did you know there are over 1 million real estate agents in this country? That's a lot of people to choose from. No matter where you live, you have the choice of dozens if not hundreds of real estate agents in a particular area, so why should anyone pick ...

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Posted in Buying, Selling
Sept. 6, 2018

Lane County Housing Market Continues Historic Rise

Lane County’s housing market told the same story in June that it has told for several years now: record sale prices, brisk sale paces and bare-bones inventory.

The sellers market continued in earnest last month, with new listings and pending sales each hitting more than 10-year highs for the month ...

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Posted in Buying, Communities
Sept. 5, 2018

10 Places Where Home Prices are Falling

Portland's run of rapidly rising home prices is slowing down -- but it's not stopping. 

Of nearly 70 neighborhoods analyzed by The Oregonian/OregonLive using sale data from the Regional Multiple Listing Service, all but 10 saw the median price rise for homes sold in year's second ...

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Posted in Buying, Portland
Sept. 4, 2018

5 Things You Should Always Have in a Real Estate Agent

5 Things You Should Always Have in a Real Estate Agent

Whether you are buying or selling, you'll need a real estate agent that is well-versed in their profession, understands the market, and can either save you money, or get you the best deal on a house. Because we work as a team, all of our agents and mortgage brokers ...

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Posted in Buying, Selling
Aug. 27, 2018

Best Home Buying Tips of 2018 so far...

Every year I like to recap some of the best tips we've discussed over the year for my home buyers. I realize not everyone can see every post all the time but I feel these are some of the best when it comes to what I feel my buyers ...

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