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Buyers do not realize that when they are chatting with the seller's agent that they giving away valuable information that may be used later if they decide to go ahead and fill out a purchase contract.  For instance, if a buyer walks into a home and starts raving about how much they love everythin...
03/28/2019
Picture day is a very big deal and can make your listing something special.  Think of a dating app where people are swiping left or right.  I have had buyers want to buy the house just looking at the pictures before they have a chance to get inside.When the photographer will arrive, I arrive earl...
03/22/2019
This is a continuing tale of showing a home in Portland where the lock box was placed on the side of the house, across wet grass, behind a chimney and attached to the gas meter.I have explained in Part 1 the difficulty that I had finding the lock box and the lock box releasing from the handle.A f...
03/22/2019
Entertainment like this photo booth pic - can you see the clown hat? Continuing education. Checking out the vendors and discovering something new. Amazing food buffet.  It was Paleo friendly, slices of peppers, zucchini,  carrots.  And the desert table was excellent.  Is that why we eat veggies -...
03/21/2019
Showing a home for sale in Portland, OR is usually a fun and interesting experience for the Realtor and the client.  The client can start comparing features that are important such as finishes and layout of the rooms.  The Realtor looks really hard to find the best fit, makes an itinerary and mak...
03/20/2019
Buying a home, even if you have purchased a home before, can be a journey into the unknown.  Laws are constantly changing and new opportunities are seemingly too tempting to not pay attention to.  Nice people often leave out information or may indeed make a representation that is difficult or imp...
01/17/2019
When you think of a mortgage you usually don't think of the government being involved but there are many moving parts to getting you that mortgage set up for your new house.  The IRS is usually involved and possibly FHA, VA, USDA,  This is an interesting in depth view of the agencies that are par...
12/27/2018
Selling a home in Portland and the Portland  metro area can be really fun.  The inventory is very diverse and the styles vary greatly.  The homes that are aging can many times be updated to present day standards and ideals. Please take a look at this home. The stager, Maureen Bray Portland OR Hom...
11/25/2017
Solar panels seem like a great idea.  Solar panels create electricity without using the local economy electric grid.  The benefits are obvious.  Perhaps it is not economically the right choice, depending on the total cost of installation.  Remember, there are parts on the installation that will w...
09/13/2017
A very complex subject is explained in every day terms that we can all understand.  When purchasing a house (loan) is is one more thing that needs to be learned, understood and acted on.This explanation is the best that I have seen.  Thanks to the author! Unlocking the Rate Lock Mystery   Everyon...
06/29/2017
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