A Lack of Inventory Continues to Impact the Housing Market The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest point in years. The market will continue… Read more

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The sun is out and so are the Farmer’s Markets! Yay for fresh produce, funky crafts, local goods, live music and a whole lot of hometown fun! We got a great lineup of surrounding areas and what markets they have to offer. Check them out and enjoy our local communities and the sun while you… Read more

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The Cost of Rent vs. Buy This Spring The age old battle of weather to rent or buy a home continues but is changing more than you might think. Check these numbers out. They may just be enough to motivate you to purchase your next home. Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between weather you rent… Read more

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It is time for Salem’s 8th annual Cinco De Micro Brewfest at the Salem Convention Center! This is a fabulous event supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Salem and Marion and Polk Counties. What better excuse to get out and try some great micro brews along with yummy food! Get your tickets soon because… Read more

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How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment? Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long it would take to save for a down payment in… Read more

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It’s National Arbor Day and we want to make it easy on you by giving you some hot spots to go pick out your new tree! Being blessed by living in the Willamette Valley we have so many fabulous options of what we can grow and nurture in our area! Have fun with it and… Read more

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New Home Buyers Look For Green Options! Some Highlights: 11% of new homebuyers stated “energy efficient features” as the reason for their purchase. The most popular remodeling projects done for energy efficiency were insulation upgrades, HVAC replacements, and vinyl & wood window installations. Research shows that word preference does make a difference when it comes… Read more

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Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner! With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try to sell their homes on their own rather than using the services of a real estate professional. So, who will be in your corner? Real estate agents are trained… Read more

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We know what you are looking for! You want it all! You want great food, amazing brews on tap and live music. The great news is that the Willamette Valley is rich with places that offer this triple threat! Here are a few of our favorites for you to try the next time you want… Read more

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What to Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire In As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether they should sell their homes and move has become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to… Read more

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