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The statistics these days say that 80% of purchasers are spending an average of 40 hours looking at listings online before they ever call a realtor.  With the number of pictures increasing that we can post on MLS systems (16 in our RMLS), as well as virtual tours it only makes sense.  (On another...
Chris Balmes Properties Ranked #17 Top Real Estate Firm by Portland Business Journal• CBP Virtual Office-Use Your Own Home Office • No Desk Fees• No Franchise Fees• No BAC Minimums • Oregon & Washington Branches• Individualize CBP Marketing Materials• Aggressive Online Advertising • Extremely Exp...
On Friday evening, I was invited to attend a networking party called NINE (New Integrated Networking Experience) in downtown Portland.  It was a faulous event with a live band, food and wine until midnight.  The event was a great way to network in a multi-cultural atmosphere.  There were all kind...
IS NOW STILL A GOOD TIME TO BUY A HOME?By Matt Stashin, President/CEOPacific Residential Mortgage, LLCWhat a great question!  It seems as though everywhere we turn the media is bombarding us with negative information about housing markets nationwide.  While there are some area of concern across t...
Today is a day to honor those men and women who have and continue to fight for the United States of America.  It is a thankless job with very too little pay and support.  I personally appreciate the luxuries this country affords me thanks to the brave men and women that fight a fight they might n...
National Perspectives A Small-Town Feel in an Urban Locale Lisa Bauso for The New York Times NATURAL BEAUTY The Southeast area of Portland, with Mount Hood looming, is getting new projects like the Clinton Condominiums. Published: November 4, 2007 AFTER spending several years in the South, Darrel...
With Identity theft happening on a consistent basis, all we can do is Deter, Detect and Defend.  The following website from the Federal Trade Commission holds fantastic educational information. is some great information out there to get into t...
So I went to the Blazers home opener game last night.  It was a great game, but an even better show with the O Jay's performing before and during half time of the game.  They were fabulous!  The best part of the game was that I ran into about 6 people I know at the game.  That made the ticket pri...
We have a great property listing in McMinnville, OR near Linfield College.  There are three units and they are currently all leased.  None of the renters plan to move, either!  The property is positive cash flow and in THE BLACK! Financials available.  3 units-3BR/2BR/1BR906 Hembree StreetMcMinnv...
For those of you out looking at houses today, please stop by one or all of our great houses we have listed.11/4/07 - 11-1pm - Open House at 1315 Anna Street, Woodburn OR 97071. MLS #7074944  11/4/07 - 11-1pm - Open House at 3264 SE Cedar Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123. MLS #709473011/4/07 - 1-4pm - ...

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