Covid Caution, Not Fear Thanks to social media, everyone is now an “expert” on Covid-19. It can be hard to go out in public, because if you wear a mask, you are “panicking”. If you do not, you are selfish and lack compassion.This crisis is unlike anything we have ever seen (unless you happen to… Read more

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Real Estate Will Lead the Economic Recovery. With more U.S. states reopening for business this summer, and as people start to return to work, we can expect the economy to begin improving. Most expert forecasts indicate this economic recovery will start to happen in the second half of this year. As we get back to work… Read more

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Two crises: a healthcare and a financial crisis causing over 20 million people to instantly experience the pain of unemployment but there is some good news.

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The Covid Community. There are not a lot of kind things, if any, to say about the coronavirus. Covid-19 is a killer to some, and a risk to almost all, but there are good things coming out of this pandemic. Welcome, “Covid Community”; springing up rather quickly and organically. One man in Silverton heard about… Read more

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Move Toward Homeownership This Year! If you’re looking to buy a home in 2020, have you thought about putting your tax refund toward a down payment? Homeownership may be one step closer than you think if you spend your dollars wisely this year. Based on data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average… Read more

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Three Reasons Why Pre-Approval Is the First Step in the 2020 Homebuying Journey When the number of buyers in the housing market outnumbers the number of homes for sale, it’s called a “seller’s market.” The advantage tips toward the seller as low inventory heats up the competition among those searching for a place to call their own. This… Read more

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In the latest Housing Trends Report, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) measured the share of adults planning to buy a home over the next 12 months. The report indicates the percentage of all buyers that will be first-time buyers looking to purchase a home grew from 58% in Q4 2018 to 63% in Q4 2019. The… Read more

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Why have a home inspection? As real estate brokers, we are often asked about inspections. “Should I have a home inspection on a new house?”  “What about a radon test?” “Are sewer scopes important?” “Is testing for lead base paint important?” Why Inspections? Why Not? The answer is relatively easy – Safety matters. Protecting your… Read more

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This will be an interesting year for residential real estate. With a presidential election taking place this fall and talk of a possible recession occurring before the end of the year, predicting what will happen in the 2020 U.S. housing market can be challenging. As a result, taking a look at the combined projections from… Read more

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Ok. We must admit we have never done this before – here are 2020 New Year’s Resolutions we’ve made for YOU! Excuse the presumptuous nature of our blog, that we know what is best for you! 1) Take time to smell the roses. Whenever you tell yourself, “I love to read, but I just don’t have… Read more

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