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Oct. 30, 2017

Beaverton Ranked One of the Best Cities to Live in the U.S.

Where are the most livable cities in the country? Well, Beaverton Oregon just made the list! 24/7 Wall St. made a list compiling all the socioeconomic measures to identify the 50 best American cities to live in. Out of nearly 600 cities of more than 65,000, Beaverton was ...

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Oct. 25, 2017

Could Portland Have a Subway?

Our MAX light rail has been a way of life for years around here but city officials are toying with the idea of a subway system. The current system is great but hits some snags when it reaches downtown. It's easier to walk places than take the light rail ...

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Sept. 1, 2017

Does Oregon Work Well for Single Parents?

The high cost of living in Oregon makes it difficult for single parents to make it and this is especially true in major cities like Portland. Is portland good for single parents

A recent article in MSN Money listed the entire state of Oregon farther down on the list than we'd like when it ...

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Aug. 28, 2017

How to Plan and Prepare Your Home for Natural Disasters

In the light of what's going on in the Houston Texas and San Antonio areas with hurricane Harvey, it always prompts a safety post. We want to be safe and even though there's not too much threat of hurricanes or tornadoes in the Pacific Northwest, we do have ...

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June 19, 2017

Funny Questions Real Estate Agents Get Asked

Here's our final list of the last of the odd questions we often get asked as real estate agents.

Q. The previous owners taking their pets with them?Questions REaltors get asked

Unless somewhere in the contract you've asked for the dog, cat or another pet and the sellers have agreed to ...

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June 19, 2017

More Odd Questions Real Estate Agents Get Asked

This goes along with her series of the funniest questions real estate agents get asked by buyers and sellers.

Q. Can I paint the home and do some remodeling and decorating before we move in or close?

This goes in tune with one of the last questions that we've ...

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June 19, 2017

Funny Questions Real Estate Agents Get Asked

Being a real estate agent is an adventure, for sure. You never know what you're going to find in homes and on properties plus, you never know what you're going to be asked. As a real estate agent, we have to follow strict rules when it comes to ...

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March 29, 2017

Can I Just Have a Normal Real Estate Agent?

Normal real estate agent?

I heard this exact phrase this last week. What? Aren't we all? Nope. And I get it after a little explaining. My client had bought and sold real estate for a few years now and had to let his last agent go because of some unethical things he felt ...

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March 6, 2017

Americans are Spending Half Their Income on Housing

It is recommended that homeowners spend no more than 30% to 35% of their income on housing. This means either in rent or a mortgage payment including principal, interest, taxes and insurance.Americans Spending Half Income on Housing

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University reported that the cost of rental housing has pressured ...

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Jan. 30, 2017

Will a Trump Presidency Really Affect You This Year?

This is not meant to be a political post. With that said, we do need to discuss the real possibility that a Trump Presidency could affect you. But how?

Well, it all depends on what you're planning on doing this year.  Will a Trump Presidency Really Affect You This Year?

Are you changing health plans? You might ...

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