Buying

June 21, 2018

Thinking of a Tiny Home for Retirement? Here's What to Look For - 2

Tiny house

#3. Easy storage.

As with the bedroom, having a loft for storage sounds convenient but will still need to be accessible via a ladder or stairs increasing the chance of a fall. Closets and other storage areas that you need to access daily should be readily accessible. Built-in drawers beneath beds ...

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June 21, 2018

Thinking of a Tiny Home for Retirement? Here's What to Look For

Even though baby boomers are not downsizing in record numbers like they use to in generations prior, there are still those looking for smaller homes, more convenient layouts, and prime locations. Many of these retirees are even looking into the tiny home movement. Now, while 300 ft.² may not ...

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May 28, 2018

Should You Make Your First Home an Investment Property?

Home prices across the country have hit historic highs and people are beginning to feel that these prices might just push them out of the market. With that in mind, should one of your first homes be considered an investment property?

Should You Make Your First Home an Investment Property?I think that all real estate should be considered ...

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April 27, 2018

Great Questions to Ask During a Home Inspection

Home buyers today are much savvier than they were just a few years ago. From knowing the market value of a home to studying several different types of loans to researching everything about particular neighborhoods that they want to live in, to reading numerous home buying articles. All this can ...

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April 20, 2018

7 Reasons to Buy a House Now

There's always good and bad reasons to buy depending on the time of year and the market but if you've been on the fence wondering if things are going to get better, worse, or stay the same, I'm here to give you seven reasons that you should ...

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April 2, 2018

Can NOT Owning a Home Cost More Than Owning One?

A recent article in Realtor.com said "buying remains the more attractive option in the long-term – that remains the American dream, and it's true in many markets where renting has become really the shortsighted option… As people get more savings in their pockets, buying becomes the better option ...

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Feb. 15, 2018

More Growth on the Horizon for Clark County

For many, living in Clark County today can be either good or frustrating: there are a lot of new jobs out there, people and developers are flocking to the area, and housing remains scarce.

But there is little doubt the local economy is expanding and will likely continue to do ...

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Feb. 15, 2018

5 Must-Haves For Your New Home

You're looking for a new house and you don't want to mess this up, right? I mean, buyers remorse after you've spent a half $1 million or more can be gut-wrenching so do yourself a favor and make sure your home has these must-haves.

#1. Enough bathrooms ...

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Jan. 24, 2018

Principal or Primary Residence - What Does it Mean?

You may have heard this term before "principal residence" or "primary residence" but not really understood what it meant. This is usually referred to when talking about capital gains taxes. If you sell a house you can take advantage of the tax exclusion as long as the property is your ...

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Jan. 9, 2018

Oregon Second-Most Popular State for Relocation

Oregon ranked second in the country in 2017 as a destination for people who moved into a new state, according to tracking statistics released by moving company United Van Lines.

Oregon has ranked in the Top 3 for the past five years, placing third on the list in 2016 after ...

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