Spending a day without leaving the house may have sounded like fun three months ago, but now that it’s our new normal, it’s a different story. By now, you and your family might be feeling a bit jumpy at home all day. If that’s the case, check out the information below — you’ll find five ways to liven up your time social distancing with games, crafts and cooking. These outside-of-the-box ideas will keep you and your family entertained at home, and even lead to a few positive memories.
It can be a little scary to check the markets right now, wouldn’t you agree? But before you start to stress, we want to encourage you to take a step back. Now more than ever, it’s important to cut through the noise and seek out wisdom from industry experts whose research explains exactly what is going on with our economy. Check out the attached fact sheet — in an exclusive interview on The Brian Buffini Show podcast, real estate leader Brian Buffini spoke with Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the National Association of REALTORS®, to separate market fact from fiction during these unusual times. The state of the market is constantly changing, but we hope this gives you some peace-of-mind as you navigate it. This too shall pass!
Listen to the full interview, HERE!
We are living in unprecedented times! Far more people are working from home than ever before. And many kids are spending far more time online with the rise in online education programs and (let's be honest) entertainment to curb those hours stuck at home with limited access to outdoor activities.
With all this added online activity, it is more important than ever to be focused on cyber security! Check out these tips below to help keep your business and family safe online while you follow the states protocol on physical distancing.
As always, if there is anything we can do to help you, please give us a call!
Here are the latest Real Estate market statistics for Portland and the Surrounding Areas.
To invest or not to invest, that is the question! An investment in real estate, if done responsibly, can significantly build your financial portfolio. It can be difficult to know where to start, but once you dive in, the return on investment can be quite lucrative.
This month, we're sending you information to help you understand investment properties — the things to know before you decide to buy. Get insights on choosing the right property, understanding the costs and working with tenants. You will also learn about the benefits of owning an investment home and the wonders it can work for your equity.
If you’re considering buying a second property in the near future, give us a call! We're happy to discuss what that process would look like for you, and offer some potential places to look into so that you make the smartest possible investment.
To hear about how the current COVID 19 situation is affecting the local market, Click Here to see Rick's message.
Live and in person from my home office! There are a few things I’d like you to know during the Coronavirus Shutdown!
You've probably heard of discount and online brokerages - the mostly digital real estate operations that advertise lower commissions and listing fees. While these may seem convenient at first, there are several factors that could end up costing you more time and money down the road. Get the real deal on discount and online brokerages for both sellers and buyers in the information below - and if you're thinking of buying or selling and want to score the best deal with great service, give us a call!
Here are the latest Real Estate market numbers for the Portland and surrounding area. The market continues to be very strong with more demand for houses than what’s for sale, leading to multiple offer scenarios and purchase prices above the asking price. The average sales price is up 5% from the same time period last year, new listings, pending sales and closed sales are up while the inventory is down to 1.9 months’ worth. If you’d like more information or clarification on any of these numbers, just give me a call and I’ll be happy to go over them with you.
IN A NUTSHELL, if you – or someone you know – are thinking about selling, it’s a great time because there isn’t a lot of competition and mortgage interest rates are still very low at the moment, which allows buyers to pay a bit more for the home and still stay within their budget.
So if we can ask a favor, when you run across someone thinking about selling, just call us with their name and number and we’ll take great care of them for you.
If you are interested in viewing the full detailed report click on the image below!
There are so many moving parts when buying or selling a home. For some people, just thinking about diving into the market can cause stress. Unless you’re actually involved in the day-to-day process, the lingo and the rules of the game can be confusing.
That’s where we come in! Our mission is to guide you through the real estate process every step of the way, whether you’re buying, selling or just entertaining the idea. This month, we're sending information on what buyers and sellers want to know regarding their roles in a transaction. Not making a move? Keep this information handy for when you’re ready!
You don’t have to embark on the real estate process alone. Don’t hesitate to call us with any questions about the market, even if you’re not jumping in at this time. If you know someone who may benefit from this information, feel free to pass it on to them along with our contact information. Together, we can demystify the market and get you into your dream home.
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