Tag Archives: real estate

Renting vs. Buying (Hint: buy!)

Had enough with security deposits, roommates, and paying someone else’s mortgage? Making the decision to say adios to renting can be a scary one, but it doesn’t need to be! A colleague turned us on to this great chart and … Continue reading

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Totally Awesome Total Market Overview

Whether you are in the market to buy or sell- we think that this tidy little Total Market Overview is a GREAT way to see what the market is doing in your area. Below is the overview for Northeast Portland … Continue reading

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Need more sun?

Need more sun? Natural Light Skylights installed these solar tubes at my house. We are LOVING them! To brighten up your owndark spots, Call Mark Slick at Natural Light Skylights 503.245.7069. Priced at about $800 each. -Melody

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Record low interest rates, yes please!

For weeks, interest rates for 30 year fixed rate mortgages have been hovering around 4%. Ask Melody if this is reason to celebrate, after entering the industry in the 80’s when rates were at (gulp!) 11%, and she may just … Continue reading

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U.S. Moves Toward Home ‘Rentership Society,’ Morgan Stanley Says

Since 2004, the U.S. has seen a significant decilne in homeownership rates. At a time when loans are tough than to secure and foreclosures continue to be a reality for many Americans, desire for rental options is on the rise. … Continue reading

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Back to Basics

With all of the gadgets and gizmos popping up daily, it is kind of nice to hear that some things are getting simpler. I’ll admit, my fancy phone has helped many a night finding places to dine and movies to … Continue reading

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Get The Most Money For Your Home

Of course you are hoping to get top dollar for your home, and we hope so too. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to make your home appeal to the highest number of buyers. We know it can … Continue reading

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(Not so) Short Sales

The term “Short Sale” could not be more misleading. To those new to this term, you might think to yourself, “Here is a home in not so great condition. The price is lower than other properties I have seen. Sure, … Continue reading

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Creative ways to make your dreams of home ownership come true.

Free money? Yes please! Check out some of the programs available for first time home buyers, and the like (haven’t owned real estate in the last three years? You are considered a first time buyer in the eyes of the … Continue reading

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Want a way to see active MLS listings in your area- immediately?

The “myAgent by IDX” app is a free application that allows you to see homes that are for sale quickly and easily. You may refresh the map as you navigate different neighborhoods, and have updated information on the homes for … Continue reading

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