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Posted on 07/05/2020
7 Summer Trends for Creating Cozier Backyards
Image by Andy Giraud from Pixabay With COVID-19 trapping us in our homes these day, it is a great time update your backyard. Here are some of the trends that are popular these days. Improving your backyard enhances your home value and possible attractiveness in a home buyer's mind. Here are more details. Homeowners and buyers are placing...
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Posted on 07/04/2020
Mortgage Rates Approach 3% Mark
The nationwide average mortgage rates continue to trend downward and shatter record low interest rates. This continue to assist home buyers and sellers in keeping homes affordable. Here is more information on this: The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.07% this week, the lowest ever recorded by Freddie Mac since it began tracking such data in 1971. “Mortgage rates...
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Posted on 07/02/2020
Portland, OR Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view Portland, OR blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 07/02/2020
Is My Home in a Flood Zone?
Image by David Mark from Pixabay Home buyers should find out if the prospective home they are considering buying is in an area of flood risk. In order to obtain a mortage the lender will require flood insurance. Flood insurance can be quite expensive. Now comes new that there is an easy way to find out. For more...
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Posted on 07/01/2020
Freddie, Fannie Extend Aid to Landlords, Renters
Image by dcandau from Pixabay Here is great news regarding federal protection against foreclosures and evictions on multifamily properties. Read more on this: With federal protections about to expire, landlords are being offered additional help as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The Federal Housing Finance Agency said Monday that multifamily property owners currently in forbearance can request an extension...
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Posted on 06/29/2020
Staging Do’s and Don’ts
Photo by John Wollwerth via Shutterstock No matter how well-intentioned, when it’s time to sell your home taking the advice of friends and family while disregarding the advice of your agent is a recipe for slowing down your home’s sale. Your professional agent knows the current market and what buyers look for. In fact, they may even have...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Forest Grove, OR Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view Forest Grove, OR blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 06/27/2020
Mortgage Rates Remain at All-Time Low
Great news for prospective home buyers. Mortgage rates remain unbelievaby low. Thus helping keep homes affordable. For more details read on. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage stayed at its record low this week, offering an opportunity for home buyers to lock in the lowest rate in Freddie Mac’s records dating back 50 years. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.13%...
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Posted on 06/26/2020
13900 SW Burlwood St, Beaverton, OR 97005 has an Open House on Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Great Beaverton home. Many updates to the home. Spacious living room featuring hardwood flooring with classic wood burning fireplace and vaulted ceiling with clerestory windows allowing natural light to fill the room. New carpeting in the bedrooms. 12 x 24 Kitchen opens to covered patio. Cedar lined, indoor jacuzzi room w french door open to large fenced backyard. Shed has electricity. Extra storage room throughout the home. Nearby to Nike Campus and Cedar Hills...
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Posted on 06/25/2020
How Resilient Is the Housing Market?
Image by Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay Here is an excellent article on the current state of the housing market and expectations going forward. In the Portland, OR Metro Area, after a downturn in April and early May, the market seems to be rapidly improving. People still need housing and the value of owning vs. renting is still strong....
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Posted on 06/25/2020
Which States See the Most Identity Theft?
Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay Here is important information about cybercrime and way to prevent you becoming a victim of it. Oregon ranked slightly above mid-pack at 22 out 51 (50 states and Puerto Rico) in the statistics. As stated in the article below it is relatively inexpensive to obtain it. Your identity can be bought for as...
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Posted on 06/24/2020
Beaverton, OR Real Estate Market Update
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