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Posted on 11/24/2020
Lake Oswego, OR Real Estate Market Update
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Posted on 11/24/2020
Add Greenery to Reduce Stress, Studies Show
Image by Juraj Varga from Pixabay Many things in our lives that we can't change. However, we can change the environment we live in. One simple and inexpensive way to improve our home is to add house plants. They are low maintenance, add color to our home and add oxygen inside our homes, Here is more information on...
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Posted on 11/23/2020
Real Estate Investment: 5 Property Types to Consider
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay Real estate investing is a powerful way to build wealth, as investors can take advantage of rent payments, appreciation, tax deductions and leverage. Additionally, there are lots of properties to invest in. If you’re starting to explore real estate as an investment opportunity, here are five types of properties and why you...
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Posted on 11/23/2020
Mortgage Rates Sink to All-Time Low of 2.72%
Once again, mortgage rates have sropped to a new historic low. This continous to be a great time to buy or refinace a home. For refinancing, a new adverse market refinance fee of .5% goes into effect next month. This affects Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae backed mortgages which is about 70% of the market. For home buyers,...
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Posted on 11/20/2020
Tigard, OR Real Estate Market Update
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Posted on 11/19/2020
More Home Buyers Want Space for Mom and Dad
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Here is an interesting report on the increasing purchase of homes for multi-generational familes. Often now accessory dwelling units or ADUs are being used to accomplish this. Whether at the time is home is purchased or latter as an additional build on to the lot. Interesting to note that moving seniors back...
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Posted on 11/17/2020
15 Cities Where Friendly Neighbors Rule
Image by Hatice EROL from Pixabay Portland, OR ranks in the top 15 friendly neighbors community. It is great that inspite of the recent negative news about the city, people care about others in their neighborhoods. Here is the survey and the key results. Neighbors are becoming more important since the COVID-19 outbreak began. Sixty-nine percent of Americans...
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Posted on 11/16/2020
West Linn, OR Real Estate Market Update
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Posted on 11/16/2020
Tips for Applying to the VA Home Loan Program
Photo by Oleg Magni from Pexels The VA home loan program allows qualified veterans and active-duty members of the military to get an affordable home loan with a minimal down payment. If you're planning to use this loan program, you can take specific measures to improve your chances of approval. These tips will take you from house hunting...
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Posted on 11/14/2020
News of COVID-19 Vaccine Lifts Mortgage Rates
Good news for the public sometimes affects the mortgage market adversely. Still historically the national mortgage interest rate average remains low. Continued good news for home buyers. The challenge is finding a home that is a fit at a reasonable price. Read more in the article below. The interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to a...
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Posted on 11/12/2020
Beaverton, OR Real Estate Market Update
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Posted on 11/09/2020
Real Estate Investment Trusts: How to Start
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via PixabayWould you like to invest in real estate? To buy thousands of income-producing properties, from apartments to office buildings to industrial parks, all over the country or the world? It you’re wealthy, you might dispatch someone to travel far and wide and do just that, but even if you’re not rich you can...
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