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Oregon Property Tax is Calculated

How Oregon Property Tax is Calculated

Oregonians enjoy shopping without sales tax, but we are required to pay state income tax and property tax.   Property taxes include school district taxes, local government taxes, voter-approved bond levies, and other municipal and county taxes.  The tax amount is based on a percentage of the property’s value, but that’s where it gets tricky.  Even […]

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Summer Home Maintenance Tips

As summer begins to kick in fully and the temperature rises, maintaining your home this season might be a bit of a chore but necessary to ensure its functionality and longevity. Yet there are some key tips to focus on to keep your home looking great and functioning smoothly so you’ll enjoy it even more. […]

Right time to buy a house

Is Summer the Right Time to Buy a Home?

As July kicks summer into full swing, traveling to different locations may get your mind racing about moving. Seasonal housing purchase trends are a real thing and can be very interesting to look at and dissect.  Summer sale trends can be very informative regarding whether or not you should consider investing in a house during […]

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Trendy Renovations to Avoid When Selling Your Home

Renovating a home before placing it on the market has become a popular decision as it can potentially increase its market value and ensure the house is up to date for modern homebuyers. Whether homeowners choose DIY or hire professionals, updating a home to match current trends before selling may seem like a good idea.  […]

How do FHA loans work

How do FHA Loans Work

You’ve likely heard about FHA loans in the media, or perhaps a friend recommended you look into getting an FHA loan to buy a home.  FHA loans are government-backed mortgage loans designed to help you purchase a home with fewer financial requirements.  For example, they can be helpful if you have debt or a less […]

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Tips for Writing a Strong Home Buying Offer

Home sales continue to soar even as interest rates begin to rise because of the overall shortage of supply in comparison to the number of buyers.  Finding the perfect home for you and your family can be frustrating because once you finally find the home of your dreams, you’re likely to find your offer competing […]

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Choosing the Perfect Neighborhood

Moving isn’t just about selecting the dream home for you and your family.  It also requires deep consideration to find the perfect neighborhood.  You’ve likely heard the phrase, “location, location, location,” and it’s absolutely true for choosing the right location for your next home.  Savvy homebuyers know they can redecorate or remodel an existing home […]

Time to Sell

With Interest Rates Rising, is Now the Right Time to Sell? Maybe and Maybe Not.

It seems that anytime the Feds make a change to interest rates, alarm bells start to sound off.  “NOW’S THE TIME TO SELL!”  Many homeowners worry excessively about the impact of rising interest rates on the sales price of homes and may be encouraged to sell their homes prematurely. I’ve been honored to be in […]

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Want to Downsize But Not Sure Where to Start?

The first step many families make when considering a move is to downsize their belongings.  Downsizing allows you to clear out unwanted belongings from closets, drawers, and storage spaces.  Not only will downsizing make it easier to move to a new home, but it also helps to stage your home effectively if you’ll be showing […]

Lost-Cost Home Improvements Before Selling a Home That Make Cents

Lost-Cost Home Improvements Before Selling a Home That Make Cents

If you’re preparing to sell your home, you’re likely considering making some home improvements to get as much as you can in its selling price.  Many home improvements will noticeably increase a home’s resale value, but it’s essential to consider your options wisely.  The last thing you want to do is complete remodels or repairs […]