Play to Win When Buying a Home

Many areas of the United States are seeing a shift towards a seller’s market. In a seller’s market, homes for sale may receive multiple offers and are often sold in less time.  We are experiencing some of this in the Rogue Valley already. Home sellers get excited at that news, but if you are trying…Read More »

Buying a Home? Don’t Forget the Inspection!

You’ve finally found the home that is just right and made an offer and it was accepted. Now you just wait for escrow to close, right?  Wrong. Now is the time to have the home inspected to make sure you are aware of any possible issues in the home before it’s too late and the…Read More »

How Buying a Home is Like Finding the Perfect Shoe

The adage “one shoe fits all” does not work when buying home.  It doesn’t work when shoe shopping, either, for that matter!  Homes, like shoes, are very personal, and often emotionally-based purchases. Try as they might to create a home that will meet every need and every taste, home builders are aware that it just…Read More »

Energy Tax Credits For Your Home

Homeowners looking for eco-friendly tax credits to use to upgrade their home this year are in luck! While many of the programs available in past years have expired, the following are great options to consider now and all the way until 2016. Geothermal Heat Pumps allow your home to be heated using the earth’s constant…Read More »

Buying & Selling a “Green” Home

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While the decline in new home construction may have some feeling “blue,” those of you who embrace a “green” lifestyle will be excited to hear about the latest projections. “Green” remodeling is a growing trend in the real estate industry! In fact, McGraw-Hill Companies, revealed last week that 17% of residential home building in 2011…Read More »

Landscaping – A Key to Selling Your Home

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When you meet someone for the first time – what do you notice?   If you’re like many of us, that initial impression is largely determined by outside appearance. Believe it or not, that concept rings true with your home, too! That’s right, your home can foreshadow clues regarding your personality and sense of style,…Read More »

Finding A Good Real Estate Agent

What To Look For In A Real Estate  Agent… In today’s market, getting into the right house can be easy… if you work with the right team of professionals.  I work closely with a great loan officer who gets the job done.  Once you are pre-approved, it is just a matter of finding that right…Read More »

What To Look For In A Property Manager

Are you thinking of hiring a property management company to handle your rental property?  How do you pick a good property manager? I have had rental property most of my life.  I had worked as a property manager for many years.  Here are 10 things that one should consider when hiring a property manager. 1-Do…Read More »

Use Ebay and Craigslist – It’s Easy !

Looking for a home for all that “stuff” you don’t want to take with you when you move?  These days the answer could be only a click away. Craiglist is great for finding a home for the larger items around your house.  It is very easy to post something on this site, all you need…Read More »