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Buying or Selling Investment Real Estate–Consider a 1031 Exchange

To 1031 or not 1031

If You are Buying or Selling Investment Real Estate (nearly anywhere in the U.S.) You Need to Know about Exchanges Whether you are selling investment property in the Corvallis or Albany, Oregon area or are selling elsewhere and considering a purchase here, you do not want to overlook the possible … [Read more...]

What’s the Current Value of Your Home?

George Washington

Some thoughts on statistics and the value of your home...  "DID YOU KNOW?... Washington is the most common street named after a U.S. president, but an online listing site says homes on streets named after Calvin Coolidge have the highest value, 4.3% higher than the U.S. median." This just goes to … [Read more...]

AHS / Coldwell Banker Home Warranty Information

A Home Warranty Adds Value

Brochure for the American Home Shield (AHS) / Coldwell Banker home warranty program. I recommend a home warranty to nearly all of the buyers I work with and I am providing a home warranty with my listings. I think it's a good product when properly utilized, it saves money and hassles for my … [Read more...]

Selling Your Home: Staging During the Holidays

Winter Snowflake

Here's some really great advice for decorating your "for sale" home during the holiday season. You'll want to keep it simple, keep it tidy, keep it light and remember that the look of your home from the street is the first impression a buyer gets. Select the link for the full article: Are you … [Read more...]

Selling Your Home: While Your Home Is On the Market

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You've listed your home and you're ready to go on the market. A few things to think about... You might want to discuss with your broker what steps you can take to help make the process a bit more safe and secure. Of course you've discussed pre-qualified buyers and how the lock-box works and set up … [Read more...]

Value of Homeownership

Victorian House

Coldwell Banker survey and commentary by Dr. Robi Ludwig on the value of homeownership. Interesting that the emotional value of homeownership doesn't change and some of the reasons why.  It really hit me that that we need to be "rooted" in order to feel like life has meaning and that we are safe. … [Read more...]

Predict Your Real Estate Market | Tool from CNN/Money

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Here's a tool from CNN/Money to predict the change in various real estate markets. Corvallis, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area: Forecast change: second quarter, 2011 – second quarter, 2012 +3% Forecast change: second quarter, 2012 – second quarter, 2013 +9.9% This tool tracks 384 markets. … [Read more...]

PODS Discount To Coldwell Banker Customers

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PODS Discount-- Just wanted to let you all know that for any Coldwell Banker customers who book a long-distance move with PODS before January 31, 2012 will receive 15% off. That's triple the regular discount! Contact Dava for details about the offer. … [Read more...]

Selling Your Home: What Is Broker Tour?

Check out all my signs!

Broker Tour- Knowing The Real Estate Market Q. What is Broker Tour? A. Broker Tour is a time when sellers make it easy for Brokers to see properties that are on the market. The “tour” is a process by which brokers can look at properties without making prior arrangements. In the Corvallis, Albany … [Read more...]

Selling Your Home: How to Prepare for a Home Inspection

House with Magnifying Glass

How to prepare for your home inspection: Being prepared for your home inspection will make the process much smoother for you, the buyer and the inspector. When an inspector cannot access essential components of the home, it often makes the process take longer and can add to the cost. Lack of … [Read more...]

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