Buying

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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Posted in Buying
Aug. 23, 2018

5 Ways to Get Free or Easy Money for a Down Payment

Buying a home is a big deal, and coming up with that down payment is not as easy as it sounds. Strike that, it doesn't sound easy at all. Coming up with $10,000 for a down payment is nothing to sneeze at. In today's market, having a ...

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Aug. 16, 2018

5 Signs You May Not Have Hired the Right Home Inspector

 

No one wants to know they chose the wrong inspector once they’re on the job, but if these 5 red flags make you wary, know that you can have a re-do and schedule another inspection with a more qualified professional.

Your Inspector Wants to Inspect Solo5 Signs You May Not Have Hired the Right Home Inspector

If your home ...

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Aug. 13, 2018

Is Your Home Search Breaking Your Heart?

For those who are house-hunting, it can be a whirlwind romance that's hot from the minute you see the home's curb appeal. But don't let the seduction of a good-looking landscape make you want to tie the knot without a bit of courtship.Is Your Home Search Breaking Your Heart?

House-hunting for the "perfect ...

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Aug. 2, 2018

Don't Fall Into This Real Estate Trap if You're a Buyer

Many first-time real estate buyers have no idea about a certain term called "dual agency". In fact, many states actually flat out forbid it and it's also banned in British Columbia Canada. But most first-time homebuyers have no idea about this trap and usually just go along with whatever ...

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Posted in Buying, Selling
July 30, 2018

International Real Estate Buyers Not Buying As Much Anymore

Could it be? Is it possible? International buyers are dropping out of the US housing market? According to a recent article in CNBC, international buyers appear to be declining on the US housing market. Our dollar volume of home sales to international buyers over the last year dropped 21% compared ...

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Posted in Buying
July 23, 2018

4 Important Signs You SHOULDN'T Buy the House - 2

Stress and Anxiety Gets the Better of You

Stress and Anxiety Gets the Better of You

Nobody likes to be stressed, but homeownership can bring it on and if you are susceptible to stress, it could really be a doozy for you. Homeownership is widely considered one of the major sources of financial stress. Remember, this isn't ...

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