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Posted on 01/24/2021
How to Start Saving for Your Down Payment
Image by Gino Crescoli from Pixabay Although a 20 percent down payment is no longer the norm, you still need to save a considerable amount to cover all the initial costs of buying a home. With median down payments at seven percent, a $250,000 home will require a down payment of $17,500. Plus, you need to have funds...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
When to Hold a Successful Open House
Photo by Paul Brennan via PixabayThe Open House is just a part of the marketing strategy to effectively sell a home, but it can be an important one. The number of people it attracts can strongly correlate with both the number and quality of the offers you receive. So while you may not have the luxury of selling...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Home Features - What Buyers Want
Photo by alvinmatt via Pixabay What homeowner doesn’t want to maximize overall home value when the time comes to sell? In order to sell your house faster and for more money, it's important to have a firm understanding of the specific housing features that matter the most to prospective buyers. Well-Established Property Value Boosters If you’ve ever considered...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Is Now a Good Time to Buy a Second Home?
Although you might already own a house, now may prove to be a good time to pursue a second residence. For example, if you have always wanted to own a home in the mountains, you can purchase a second residence to make your dream come true. On the other hand, if you want to own a vacation residence on...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Quick Guide for Home Financing for Freelancers
Photo by 200 Degrees via Pixabay The gig economy has exploded over the past decade. Today, around 36% of the US workforce is freelancing and many more or self-employed small business owners. While being your own boss does afford you great freedom to set your hours and often work where you want, you may face extra scrutiny when...
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Posted on 12/25/2020
Video Tour - 26786 Fudge Rd, Alsea, OR 97324
Spacious newer home on 10.91 acres. Open floor plan boasts 2713 sq ft, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths plus play room/office area making this lovely home work for almost any need. home built with special needs in mind: NO steps, Wide Hallways. Office with window into play room. Vaulted ceiling. New Interior paint/refinished wood floors. Oversized 2 car garage has extra storage and possible shop area. Hard wired generator. Located on a quiet county road with low...
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Posted on 12/25/2020
26786 Fudge Rd, Alsea, OR 97324 is now new to the market!
Spacious newer home on 10.91 acres. Open floor plan boasts 2713 sq ft, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths plus play room/office area making this lovely home work for almost any need. home built with special needs in mind: NO steps, Wide Hallways. Office with window into play room. Vaulted ceiling. New Interior paint/refinished wood floors. Oversized 2 car garage has extra storage and possible shop area. Hard wired generator. Located on a quiet county road with low...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Myths to Watch for During Home Improvement
Photo by Rades via Shutterstock Not everything you’ve heard over the years about home improvements actually “improves” your return on investment. In fact, there are some myths that continue to crop up that surprise homeowners when they price their homes to sell them on the market. Learning the difference between a change you make for your family to...
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Posted on 12/17/2020
SW Country Club & 71st (Lot #2) SW, Corvallis, OR 97333 now has a new price of $65,000!
Residential 0.23 ac lot perfect for single family home! City water & sewer...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Buying a Condominium? Pros and Cons to Consider
Image by Wayne Feickert from Pixabay Whether you are buying a condo as a starter home, downsizing or if you just don’t like taking care of a yard, a condo might be the perfect situation for you. However, even with the plus of not having to maintain a yard, condos do have other pros and cons. Low Maintenance...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Gorgeous Ideas for Increasing Your Home's Natural Light
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay There's a lot of benefit to be had from increasing the amount of natural light that enters your home. Scientists have long linked natural daylight to improved mood and productivity. You just feel better when you regularly work or relax in a room filled with light from the sun. Sunlight helps regulate circadian...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Buying in a Seller's Paradise
Post Photo by Mohamed Hassan via PixabayIt's easy to believe you don't have much leverage if you're getting ready to buy in a seller's market. Unfortunately, that sense of frustration can result in desperation, which can ultimately lead to overpaying on a home. Before you accept your fate, consider how you may have more power than you think. Start...
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