Think Prices Have Skyrocketed? Look at Rents. Much has been written about how residential real estate values have increased since the housing market started its recovery in 2012. However, little has been shared about what has taken place with residential rent prices. Let’s shed a little light on this subject. In the most recent Apartment Rent… Read more

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5 Tips for Starting Your Home Search In today’s market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. Here are five tips from realtor.com’s article, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind.” 1. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Before… Read more

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Check out what we have going on for this year’s Goblin Walk! Trick or treat your way to our office at 206 Oak St. where fun lives! We will be passing out both candy and non-candy items to your little goblins! You are definitely going to want to stop in and see what is happening!… Read more

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What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage? While a recent announcement from CNBC shares that the average national FICO® score has reached an all-time high of 706, the good news for potential buyers is that you don’t need a score that high to qualify for a mortgage. Let’s unpack the credit score myth so… Read more

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We are just a couple short weeks away from Halloween! Are you prepared? We scrounged up a few fun ideas for Costumes, Snacks and Decorations to help you get ready! Don’t let last minute Halloween preparations spoooook you! These snack ideas are adorable and can be used all season long! Try these with your kiddos… Read more

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Michael Kemry has joined the BST team and will be our Keizer Branch Manager! We are so excited about expanding BST in this thriving area and super excited to have Michael on board! Here is a little bit about Michael- “I was born and raised in the Salem Oregon area spending the majority of my… Read more

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Home improvements come with home ownership. Some of us are DIYers and some of us hire professionals but we all deal with home maintenance issues at some point. Well before you run out to an expensive retail store to get your home improvements supply, think about stopping in at your local Habitat For Humanity Restore…. Read more

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Pumpkin everything please! We are full into the season and if you have not had a chance to start baking yet here is some inspiration along with recipes to get you going. From sweet to savory and everything in between we dug up some of the best for you! Try something new and enjoy this… Read more

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4 Tips to Improve Your Home and Save on Your Energy Bill As a homeowner, it’s important to keep your home running efficiently, not only to save money, but also to help the environment thrive. October 2nd is Energy Efficiency Day, a perfect time to think about making some key upgrades that will improve the efficiency of your… Read more

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This Saturday, October 5th Silverton will come alive with the sound of the Silverton Sidewalk Shindig. This event lasts all day from 12pm -12am and provides more live entertainment in one small town in one day than you can imagine! All styles and genres fill the streets with their unique sounds and the community shows… Read more

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