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What’s a sewer scope?

A sewer scope or sewer inspection records the state of any sewer pipe from the house to the street. The footage captured during the sewer scope informs the buyer and the seller of what and where the issues are. If … Continue reading

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George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego

Community in Review George Rogers Park Lake Oswego, Oregon George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego is an absolute oasis. The entire park is clean and well maintained with multiple restrooms and garbage cans.  The main beach area is located on … Continue reading

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15 Hottest Neighborhoods in the Portland-Area

The Portland area real estate markets have started to slow down. There is more inventory on the market then in the past, but there is still lots of competition in the lower price homes. According to the recent 3rd quarter … Continue reading

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The #1 Reason Listings Expire

Nothing is more frustrating to a home seller than to have their home sit on the market without an offer. Selling a home is a big decision, and an emotional one. By the time a home owner determines the time … Continue reading

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New Construction Builder Home Warranty

Did you know that a builder in the state of Oregon is required by law to supply a buyer with a home warranty? The new home warranty under Oregon law is covered under (ORS 701.320). The warranty can either be … Continue reading

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5 Things NOT to do When Staging

5 Things NOT to do When Staging Staging a home for sale is the most misunderstood process in home selling. Creating the right atmosphere in the home, one which invites potential buyers to linger is much more than this. When … Continue reading

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Title Problems for Sellers

When a property is getting ready to go on the market. The listing agent will pull a preliminary title report with his or hers preferred escrow company. Once the prelim has been received, the title company and realtor can see … Continue reading

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Trends in Kitchen Lighting

The kitchen has always been the most important room in the home. A warm, inviting space which invites family and friends to gather and linger over great food and conversation is all about the styling and design. Lighting is a … Continue reading

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Cash is King

  Cash is king or is it really? The majority of my buyers  have been all cash lately. Do they really have the advantage over an offer that is financed?  Not necessary. Many sellers have been more inclined to accept … Continue reading

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Out of town buyers find the perfect home in Beaverton

Many people come through my website searching for real estate all over the Portland area. I received a lead one morning and I promptly responded to their questions and started helping them with their new home search.  They are a … Continue reading

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