Chris Olson's Blog Posts

Selling Smart: Why a Real Estate Agent Makes All the Difference

Selling Smart: Why a Real Estate Agent Makes All the DifferenceIf you’re considering selling your house on your own as a “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO), you want to think

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Now’s a Great Time To Sell Your House

Now’s a Great Time To Sell Your HouseThinking about selling your house? If you are, you might be weighing factors like today’s mortgage rates and your own changing needs

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The Best Way To Keep Track of Mortgage Rate Trends

The Best Way To Keep Track of Mortgage Rate TrendsIf you’re thinking about buying a home, chances are you’ve got mortgage rates on your mind. You’ve heard about how

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What You Really Need To Know About Home Prices

What You Really Need To Know About Home PricesAccording to recent data from Fannie Mae, almost 1 in 4 people still think home prices are going to come down. If you’re one of the

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Is It Better To Rent Than Buy a Home Right Now?

Is It Better To Rent Than Buy a Home Right Now?You may have seen reports in the news recently saying it’s more affordable to rent right now than it is to buy a home. And while that may be

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Should I Wait for Mortgage Rates To Come Down Before I Move?

Should I Wait for Mortgage Rates To Come Down Before I Move?If you’ve got a move on your mind, you may be wondering whether you should wait to sell until mortgage rates 

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Ways To Use Your Tax Refund If You Want To Buy a Home.

Ways To Use Your Tax Refund If You Want To Buy a HomeHave you been saving up to buy a home this year? If so, you know there are a number of expenses involved – from your down payment

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April Events Roundup: What's Happening in Portland This Month

.As April unfolds in Portland, Oregon, the city springs to life with a myriad of events that cater to every interest. From music lovers to food enthusiasts, and from runners to community activists,

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Builders Are Building Smaller Homes

Builders Are Building Smaller HomesThere’s no arguing it, affordability is still tight. And if you’re trying to buy a home, that may mean you need to look at smaller

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Should I Move with Today’s Mortgage Rates?

Should I Move with Today’s Mortgage Rates?When mortgage rates spiked up over the last few years, some homeowners put their plans to move on pause. Maybe you did too because you didn

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The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent when Buying a Home.

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent when Buying a HomeYou may have heard headlines in the news lately about agents in the real estate industry and discussions about their commissions. And

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Don’t Let Your Student Loans Delay Your Homeownership Plans

Don’t Let Your Student Loans Delay Your Homeownership PlansIf you have student loans and want to buy a home, you might have questions about how your debt affects your plans. Do you have

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Boomers Moving Will Be More Like a Gentle Tide Than a Tsunami

Boomers Moving Will Be More Like a Gentle Tide Than a TsunamiHave you heard the term “Silver Tsunami” getting tossed around recently? If so, here’s what you really need to know.

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Newly Built Homes Could Be a Game Changer This Spring

Newly Built Homes Could Be a Game Changer This SpringBuying a home this spring? You’re probably navigating today’s affordability challenges and dealing with the limited number

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Why Overpricing Your House Can Cost You.

Why Overpricing Your House Can Cost YouIf you’re trying to sell your house, you may be looking at this spring season as the sweet spot – and you’re not wrong. We

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The Best Week To List Your House Is Almost Here

The Best Week To List Your House Is Almost HereAre you thinking about making a move? If so, now may be the perfect time to start the process. That’s because experts say the best week to

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Is It Easier To Find a Home To Buy Now?

Is It Easier To Find a Home To Buy Now?One of the biggest hurdles buyers have faced over the past few years has been a lack of homes available for sale. But that’s starting to change.The graph

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Single Women Are Embracing Homeownership

Single Women Are Embracing HomeownershipIn today's housing market, more and more single women are becoming homeowners. According to data from the National Association of

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What Every Homebuyer Should Know About Closing Costs

What Every Homebuyer Should Know About Closing CostsBefore making the decision to buy a home, it's important to plan for all the costs you’ll be responsible for. While you're busy

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What Are Experts Saying About the Spring Housing Market?

What Are Experts Saying About the Spring Housing Market?If you’re planning to move soon, you might be wondering if there'll be more homes to choose from, where prices and 

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Does It Make Sense To Buy a Home Right Now?

Does It Make Sense To Buy a Home Right Now?Thinking about buying a home? If so, you're probably wondering: should I buy now or wait? Nobody can make that decision for you, but here's

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Homeowners Today Have Options To Avoid Foreclosure

Homeowners Today Have Options To Avoid ForeclosureEven with the latest data coming in, the experts agree there’s no chance of a large-scale foreclosure crisis like the one we saw

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4 Tips To Make Your Strongest Offer on a Home

4 Tips To Make Your Strongest Offer on a HomeAre you thinking about buying a home soon? If so, you should know today’s market is competitive in many areas because the number of homes

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Craft Beer and Cider: Toasting to Spring in the Portland Metro Area

As spring unfurls its vibrant hues across the Portland Metro Area, the city’s pulse quickens with the promise of new beginnings and the resurgence of its famed craft beer and cider scene.

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Your Home Is a Powerful Investment

Your Home Is a Powerful InvestmentGoing into 2023, there was a lot of talk about a possible recession that would cause the housing market to crash. Some in the media were even forecasting

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What Mortgage Rate Do You Need To Move?

What Mortgage Rate Do You Need To Move?If you’ve been thinking about buying a home, mortgage rates are probably top of mind for you. They may even be why you’ve put your plans on

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Finding Your Perfect Home in a Fixer Upper

Finding Your Perfect Home in a Fixer UpperIf you’re trying to buy a home and are having a hard time finding one you can afford, it may be time to consider a fixer-upper. That’s

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The Benefits of Downsizing When You Retire

The Benefits of Downsizing When You RetireIf you’re taking a look at your expenses as you retire, saving money where you can has a lot of appeal. One long-standing, popular way to do that is&

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Why Access Is So Important When Selling Your House

Why Access Is So Important When Selling Your HouseIf you’re gearing up to sell your house this spring, one of the early conversations you’ll have with your agent is about how

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Why There Won’t Be a Recession That Tanks the Housing Market

Why There Won’t Be a Recession That Tanks the Housing MarketThere’s been a lot of recession talk over the past couple of years. And that may leave you worried we’re headed for a

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What To Know About Credit Scores Before Buying a Home.

What To Know About Credit Scores Before Buying a HomeIf you want to buy a home, you should know your credit score is a critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to qualifying for a

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Expert Home Price Forecasts for 2024 Revised Up

Expert Home Price Forecasts for 2024 Revised UpOver the past few months, experts have revised their 2024 home price forecasts based on the latest data and market signals, and they’re

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Why Today’s Housing Supply Is a Sweet Spot for Sellers

Why Today’s Housing Supply Is a Sweet Spot for SellersWondering if it still makes sense to sell your house right now? The short answer is, yes. And if you look at the current number

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Why You Want an Agent’s Advice for Your Move

Why You Want an Agent’s Advice for Your MoveNo matter how you slice it, buying or selling a home is a big decision. And when you’re going through any change in your

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Why We Aren't Headed for a Housing Crash

Why We Aren't Headed for a Housing CrashIf you’re holding out hope that the housing market is going to crash and bring home prices back down, here’s a look at what the data

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Strategic Tips for Buying Your First Home

Strategic Tips for Buying Your First HomeBuying your first home is a big, exciting step and a major milestone that has the power to improve your life. As a first-time homebuyer, it's a 

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It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring Listing

It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring ListingIf you're thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market

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Exploring the Charms of Sherwood, Oregon: A Guide to Local Delights

Welcome to Sherwood, Oregon - a quaint town nestled in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, where history, community, and natural beauty converge. Whether you're a resident or a visitor, Sherwood

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Why So Many People Fall in Love with Homeownership

Why So Many People Fall in Love with HomeownershipChances are at some point in your life you’ve heard the phrase, home is where the heart is. There’s a reason that’s said so

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Winter Gardening Tips for Portland Residents: Preparing for Spring

Portland, with its unique climate, poses specific challenges and opportunities for gardeners as winter approaches. The city's winter weather, characterized by rain, occasional frost, and mild

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What is Really Happening with Mortgage Rates?

Are you feeling a bit unsure about what’s really happening with mortgage rates? That might be because you’ve heard someone say they’re coming down. But then you read somewhere

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Bridging the Gaps on the Road to Homeownership

Bridging the Gaps on the Road to HomeownershipHomeownership is a major part of the American Dream. But, the path to achieving this dream can be quite difficult. While progress has

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What’s Really Happening with Mortgage Rates?

What’s Really Happening with Mortgage Rates?Are you feeling a bit unsure about what’s really happening with mortgage rates? That might be because you’ve heard someone say they

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Why Having Your Own Agent Matters When Buying a New Construction Home

Why Having Your Own Agent Matters When Buying a New Construction HomeFinding the right home is one of the biggest challenges for potential buyers today. Right now, the supply of

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Don’t Wait Until Spring To Sell Your House

Don’t Wait Until Spring To Sell Your HouseAs you think about the year ahead, one of your big goals may be moving. But, how do you know when to make your move? While spring is usually the peak

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2 of the Factors That Impact Mortgage Rates

2 of the Factors That Impact Mortgage RatesIf you’re looking to buy a home, you’ve probably been paying close attention to mortgage rates. Over the last couple of years, they

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Will a Silver Tsunami Change the 2024 Housing Market?

Will a Silver Tsunami Change the 2024 Housing Market?Have you ever heard the term “Silver Tsunami” and wondered what it's all about? If so, that might be because there’s

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The Top Benefits of Buying a Multi-Generational Home

The Top Benefits of Buying a Multi-Generational HomeHas the idea of sharing a home with loved ones like your grandparents, parents, or other relatives crossed your mind? If so, you’re not.

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Are More Homeowners Selling as Mortgage Rates Come Down?

Are More Homeowners Selling as Mortgage Rates Come Down?If you’re looking to buy a home, the recent downward trend in mortgage rates is good news because it helps with

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Are More Homeowners Selling as Mortgage Rates Come Down?

Are More Homeowners Selling as Mortgage Rates Come Down?If you’re looking to buy a home, the recent downward trend in mortgage rates is good news because it helps with

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3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House in 2024

3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House in 2024If one of the goals on your list is selling your house and making a move this year, you’re likely juggling a mix of

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Why You May Want To Seriously Consider a Newly Built Home

Why You May Want To Seriously Consider a Newly Built HomeAre you putting off your plans to sell because you’re worried you won’t be able to find a home you like when you move?

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2 Reasons Why Today’s Mortgage Rate Trend Is Good for Sellers!

2 Reasons Why Today’s Mortgage Rate Trend Is Good for SellersIf you’ve been holding off on selling your house to make a move because you felt mortgage rates were too high,

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Homeownership Is Still at the Heart of the American Dream

Homeownership Is Still at the Heart of the American DreamBuying a home is a powerful decision, and it remains at the heart of the American Dream. Unlike renting, owning a home means more than just

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10 EXPENSIVE FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER MISTAKES

Buying your first home is exciting! But it can also be a complex and overwhelming process, especially for first-time homebuyers. Whether you’re an inexperienced buyer or returning to the

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Local Treasures: Unveiling the Charm of Shopping Small in Portland

Portland, Oregon, a city celebrated for its rich culture, vibrant community, and a robust ethos of local support, is a haven for small business enthusiasts. The city's small shops, an integral part

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The Dramatic Impact of Homeownership on Net Worth

The Dramatic Impact of Homeownership on Net WorthIf you're trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home this year, here's a powerful insight that could give you the clarity and

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Avoid These Common Mistakes After Applying for a Mortgage

Avoid These Common Mistakes After Applying for a MortgageIf you’re getting ready to buy a home, it’s exciting to jump a few steps ahead and think about moving in and making it

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Ways Your Home Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goals

Ways Your Home Equity Can Help You Reach Your GoalsIf you’ve owned your house for at least a couple of years, there’s something you’re going to want to know more about –

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What Lower Mortgage Rates Mean for Your Purchasing Power

What Lower Mortgage Rates Mean for Your Purchasing PowerIf you want to buy a home, it's important to know how mortgage rates impact what you can afford and how much you’ll pay

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Why Pre-Approval Is Your Homebuying Game Changer.

Why Pre-Approval Is Your Homebuying Game ChangerIf you’re thinking about buying a home, pre-approval is a crucial part of the process you definitely don’t want to skip. So, before you

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Thinking About Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions

Thinking About Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These QuestionsIf you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you’re probably paying closer attention than normal to the housing

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Things To Consider If Your House Didn’t Sell!

Things To Consider If Your House Didn’t SellIf your listing has expired and your house didn’t sell, it's completely normal to feel a mix of frustration and disappointment.,

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3 Keys To Hitting Your Homeownership Goals in 2024!

3 Keys To Hitting Your Homeownership Goals in 2024If buying or selling a home is your goal for 2024, it’s important to understand today’s housing market, know your why, and work with

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The Benefits of Working With an Agent When You Sell Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Benefits of Working With an Agent When You Sell Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWhen it comes to selling your house, the expertise of a trusted real estate agent can make a big

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What You Need To Know About Saving for a Home in 2024!

What You Need To Know About Saving for a Home in 2024If you’re planning to buy a home, knowing what to budget for and how to save may sound intimidating – but it doesn’t have

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Retiring Soon? Why Moving Might Be the Perfect Next Step

Retiring Soon? Why Moving Might Be the Perfect Next StepIf you’re thinking about retirement or have already retired this year, it’s a good time to consider if your current house is still

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These Non-Financial Benefits Turn a House into a Happy Home

These Non-Financial Benefits Turn a House into a Happy HomeThere’s no denying the long-term financial benefits of owning a home, but today’s housing market may have you

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Get Ready To Buy a Home by Improving Your Credit Score

Get Ready To Buy a Home by Improving Your Credit ScoreAs the new year approaches, the idea of buying a home might be on your mind. It’s an exciting goal to set, and it's never too

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Sell Smarter: Why Working with a Real Estate Agent May Beat Going Solo

Sell Smarter: Why Working with a Real Estate Agent May Beat Going SoloIf you're thinking about selling your house on your own, called “For Sale by Owner” or FSBO, there are

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Why Mortgage Rates Could Continue To Decline

Why Mortgage Rates Could Continue To DeclineWhen you read about the housing market, you’ll probably come across some information about inflation or recent decisions made by the 

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Expert Quotes on the 2024 Housing Market Forecast

Expert Quotes on the 2024 Housing Market ForecastIf you’re thinking about buying or selling a home soon, you probably want to know what you can expect from the housing

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Why Now Is Still a Great Time To Sell Your House

Why Now Is Still a Great Time To Sell Your HouseIf you were worried buyer demand disappeared when mortgage rates went up, the data shows there are plenty of interested buyers 

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If Your House Hasn’t Sold Yet, It May Be Overpriced

If Your House Hasn’t Sold Yet, It May Be OverpricedHas your house been sitting on the market a while without selling? If so, you should know that’s pretty unusual,

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Celebrate Sustainably: 5 Ideas for an Eco-Friendly Holiday at Home

Celebrate Sustainably: 5 Ideas for an Eco-Friendly Holiday at HomeIt’s the most wonderful time of the year. But for many families with festive plans and hectic schedules, it’s also the

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Winter Wonders in Portland: Holiday Events Near You!

As the festive season descends on Portland, the city awakens to a kaleidoscope of holiday wonders, casting a spell of enchantment across the Metro area. Imagine a realm where every corner sparkles

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The Surprising Trend in the Number of Homes Coming onto the Market

The Surprising Trend in the Number of Homes Coming onto the MarketIf you're thinking about moving, it's important to know what's happening in the housing market. Here's an update on the

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Down Payment Assistance Programs Can Help Pave the Way to Homeownership

Down Payment Assistance Programs Can Help Pave the Way to HomeownershipIf you’re looking to buy a home, your down payment doesn’t have to be a big hurdle. According to the 

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The Perfect Home Could Be the One You Perfect After Buying

The Perfect Home Could Be the One You Perfect After BuyingThere’s no denying mortgage rates and home prices are higher now than they were last year and that’s

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Real Estate Compensation Facts

Real Estate Compensation FactsWe have received questions about why brokers representing home sellers often pay the compensation of brokers representing home buyers. Here are answers to those

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When You Sell Your House, Where Do You Plan To Go?

When You Sell Your House, Where Do You Plan To Go?If you’re thinking about selling your house, you may have heard the supply of homes for sale is still low, and that means your house

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Experts Project Home Prices Will Rise over the Next 5 Years

Experts Project Home Prices Will Rise over the Next 5 YearsEven with so much data showing home prices are actually rising in most of the country, there are still a lot of people who

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Illuminating Your Investment: Forbes Insights on Solar Panels and Real Estate Value

 In the dynamic landscape of real estate, the integration of solar panels has emerged as a transformative investment, promising not just energy efficiency but a significant elevation in

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Is Owning a Home Still the American Dream for Younger Buyers?

Is Owning a Home Still the American Dream for Younger Buyers?Everyone has their own idea of the American Dream, and it's different for each person. But, in a recent survey by ,

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Why the Economy Won’t Tank the Housing Market

Why the Economy Won’t Tank the Housing MarketIf you’re worried about a coming recession, you’re not alone. Over the past couple of years, there’s been a lot of recession.

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Are the Top 3 Housing Market Questions on Your Mind?

Are the Top 3 Housing Market Questions on Your Mind?When it comes to what’s happening in the housing market, there’s a lot of confusion going around right now. You may hear one

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Is Wall Street Buying Up All the Homes in America?

Is Wall Street Buying Up All the Homes in America?If you’re thinking about buying a home, you may find yourself interested in the latest real estate headlines so you can have a

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Home Prices Still Growing – Just at a More Normal Pace

Home Prices Still Growing – Just at a More Normal PaceIf you’re feeling a bit muddy on what’s happening with home prices, that’s no surprise. Some people are still

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Are There Actually More Homes for Sale Right Now?

Are There Actually More Homes for Sale Right Now?If you’re looking to make a move, you want to be sure you have the latest information on the housing market. To help make that possible,

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Is Your House the Top Thing on a Buyer’s Wish List this Holiday Season?

Is Your House the Top Thing on a Buyer’s Wish List this Holiday Season?This time every year, homeowners who are planning to move have a decision to make: sell now or wait until after the

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People Are Still Moving, Even with Today’s Affordability Challenges

People Are Still Moving, Even with Today’s Affordability ChallengesIf you're thinking about buying or selling a home, you might have heard that it’s tough right now

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The Latest 2024 Housing Market Forecast

The Latest 2024 Housing Market ForecastThe new year is right around the corner, and you might be wondering if 2024 will be the right time to buy or sell a home. If you want to make

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These Top Cities Show Home Prices Are Still Climbing

These Top Cities Show Home Prices Are Still ClimbingIf you’re considering buying a home or selling your current one to find something that better suits your needs, you may have

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Exploring Portland’s Thanksgiving Delights

Thanksgiving in Portland is an exploration of culinary diversity and tradition. It's a journey through various establishments, each offering a unique take on the holiday feast. From historic to

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Life-Changing Events That Move the Housing Market

Life-Changing Events That Move the Housing MarketLife is a journey filled with unexpected twists and turns, like the excitement of welcoming a new addition, retiring and starting a new adventure, or

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How VA Loans Can Help Make Homeownership Dreams Come True

How VA Loans Can Help Make Homeownership Dreams Come TrueFor more than 79 years, Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans have helped millions of veterans buy their own homes. If you or someone

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Thinking About Using Your 401(k) To Buy a Home?

Thinking About Using Your 401(k) To Buy a Home?Are you dreaming of buying your own home and wondering about how you’ll save for a down payment? You're not alone. Some

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Unlocking the Financial Future: Empowering Gen Z with Smart Money Mastery

 Generation Z, born after 1995, represents a unique generation that has grown up in the digital age, surrounded by computers, smartphones, and the Internet. While Millennials have long been in

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Homeowner Net Worth Has Skyrocketed

Homeowner Net Worth Has SkyrocketedIf you’re weighing your options to decide whether it makes more sense to rent or buy a home today, here’s one key data point that could help

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The Process of Selling a Home: A Step-by-Step Guide

The Process of Selling a Home: A Step-by-Step GuideSelling a home can be an exciting yet complex process. From preparing your property for sale to navigating negotiations and paperwork, there are

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Reasons To Sell Your House Before the New Year

Reasons To Sell Your House Before the New YearAs the year winds down, you may have decided it's time to make a move and put your house on the market. But should you sell now or wait until January?

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read About Home Prices

Don’t Believe Everything You Read About Home PricesAccording to the latest data from Fannie Mae, 23% of Americans still think home prices will go down over the next twelve.

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The Airbnb Effect: How Short-Term Rentals Are Shaping the Real Estate Market

The Airbnb Effect: How Short-Term Rentals Are Shaping the Real Estate MarketIn recent years, Airbnb has disrupted the traditional real estate market in ways that were once unimaginable. This

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What Are Accessory Dwelling Units and How Can They Benefit You?

What Are Accessory Dwelling Units and How Can They Benefit You?Maybe you’re in the market for a home and are having a hard time finding the right one that fits your

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Foreclosures and Bankruptcies Won’t Crash the Housing Market

Foreclosures and Bankruptcies Won’t Crash the Housing MarketIf you've been following the news recently, you might have seen articles about an increase in foreclosures and bankruptcies. That

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4 WAYS TENANTS LOSE MONEY

4 WAYS TENANTS LOSE MONEY Ah, the joys of renting! No property taxes, no maintenance worries, and the freedom to pack up and move when you feel like it. But let's be real—renting isn't

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A Real Estate Agent Helps Take the Fear Out of the Market

A Real Estate Agent Helps Take the Fear Out of the MarketDo negative headlines and talk on social media have you feeling worried about the housing market? Maybe you’ve even seen or heard

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Affordable Homeownership Strategies for Gen Z

Affordable Homeownership Strategies for Gen ZThe idea of owning a home has always been a big part of the American Dream. It's a symbol of stability, independence, and having a place to truly call

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Residential Market Report - September 2023

In this month's edition of our Residential Highlights series, we take a closer look at the latest trends in the real estate market. September 2023 brought some notable shifts in new listings,

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Invest in Yourself by Owning a Home

Invest in Yourself by Owning a HomeAre you wondering if it makes sense to buy a home right now? While today’s mortgage rates might seem a bit intimidating, here are two

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The Perks of Selling Your House When Inventory Is Low

The Perks of Selling Your House When Inventory Is LowWhen it comes to selling your house, you’re probably trying to juggle the current market conditions and your own needs as

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Upgrading to an Energy-Efficient Home: Everything You Should Know

Upgrading to an Energy-Efficient Home: Everything You Should Know In today’s world, as homeowners become increasingly conscious of their carbon footprint and the rising energy costs, the

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What Is a 3-2-1 Mortgage Buydown and how does it work?

What Is a 3-2-1 Mortgage Buydown and how does it work?As a real estate agent, one of my primary roles is to ensure my clients are well-informed about the various mortgage options available to them.

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Why Home Prices Keep Going Up

Why Home Prices Keep Going UpIf you've ever dreamed of buying your own place, or selling your current house to upgrade, you're no stranger to the rollercoaster of emotions changing home prices

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The Risks of Selling Your House on Your Own

The Risks of Selling Your House on Your OwnAre you thinking about selling your house as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO)? If so, know there's a whole lot more time and expertise needed in that process

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What Are the Real Reasons You Want To Move Right Now?

What Are the Real Reasons You Want To Move Right Now?If you're considering selling your house right now, it's likely because something in your life has changed. And while things like

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How Buying a Multi-Generational Home Helps with Affordability Today

How Buying a Multi-Generational Home Helps with Affordability TodayIn today's world of rising housing costs, many buyers are looking for ways to still be able to buy a home. Some of them have

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Are Higher Mortgage Rates Here To Stay?

Are Higher Mortgage Rates Here To Stay?Mortgage rates have been back on the rise recently and that’s getting a lot of attention from the press. If you’ve been following the,

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Growing Your Net Worth with Homeownership

Growing Your Net Worth with HomeownershipTake a moment to imagine where you want to be in a few years. You might be thinking about your job, money, wanting more stability, or goals you want to reach

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The Latest Expert Forecasts for Home Prices in 2023

The Latest Expert Forecasts for Home Prices in 2023Are you thinking about making a move? If so, all the speculation that home prices would crash this year may have you feeling a bit

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Fall Festivals in the Portland Metro Area

Besides the changing leaves and pumpkin spice, Portland has plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy during the fall season. Family-friendly community festivals provide a variety of

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Fall Maintenance Checklist for Homeowners

As the temperatures fall, it's essential to prep your home for the winter months. You can do a few things on the interior and exterior of your home to protect your investment long-term, save some

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Are Grandparents Moving To Be Closer to Their Grandkids?

Are Grandparents Moving To Be Closer to Their Grandkids?During the pandemic, many people distanced themselves from their loved ones for health reasons. Grandparents were told to stay away

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Key Skills You Need Your Listing Agent To Have

Key Skills You Need Your Listing Agent To HaveSelling your house is a big decision. And that can make it feel both exciting and a little bit nerve-wracking. But the key to a successful sale is

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How Homeowner Net Worth Grows with Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Homeowner Net Worth Grows with Time [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking about buying a home this year, be sure to consider the long-term financial advantages 

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Are You a Homebuyer Worried About Climate Risks?

Are You a Homebuyer Worried About Climate Risks?The increasing effects of natural disasters are leading to new obstacles in residential real estate. As a recent article from CoreLogic 

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Understanding the Benefits of Owning Your First Home

Understanding the Benefits of Owning Your First HomeAre you considering buying your first home? If so, it can be helpful to know what led other people to make that decision. According to a 

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Home Prices Are Not Falling

Home Prices Are Not FallingDuring the fourth quarter of last year, some housing experts projected home prices were going to crash in 2023. The media ran with those forecasts and put

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Unpacking the Long-Term Benefits of Homeownership

Unpacking the Long-Term Benefits of HomeownershipIf you’re thinking about buying a home soon, higher mortgage rates, rising home prices, and ongoing affordability concerns may make

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Explaining Today’s Low Housing Supply [INFOGRAPHIC]

Explaining Today’s Low Housing Supply [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWondering why the supply of homes for sale is limited today? There are a few factors at play.Lack of 

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Why Today’s Housing Inventory Shows a Crash Isn’t on the Horizon

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