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Posted on 01/16/2021
Benefits of Buying a Large Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay For most people, buying a house is the biggest investment they will make. Unless you are paying cash, the transaction could become complicated. Not that many people can pay cash for a house – and for those that can, it often makes more sense to borrow than to use up cash reserves, especially...
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Posted on 01/09/2021
Is Your House Worth a Buyer's Time?
As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to generate interest in your residence. Otherwise, it may be tough for you to maximize your house sale earnings. Ultimately, there are many things you can do to stir up interest in your house, such as: 1. Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal Buyers may be more likely to...
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Posted on 01/02/2021
Inspections: What it Means for New Homeowners and Maintenance
Photo by LesPalenik via Shutterstock Many first time home buyers simply don’t think too much about home maintenance during the purchasing process. The challenge is that once you’re in the home, regardless of whether you’ve thought about it or not, your home’s maintenance needs only increase. And if there’s a hidden problem lurking somewhere, the result of ignoring...
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Posted on 12/26/2020
How to Choose Your Perfect Neighborhood
Photo by Solis Images via Shutterstock While "the perfect neighborhood" means different things to different people, everyone can use the same process for narrowing down their options. Choosing the right neighborhood is an integral aspect of the buying process. You want an area that matches your needs for community, lifestyle, price range and more. If you're planning to...
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Posted on 12/19/2020
Pros and cons of HOAs
Photo by Bryan Clayton via Pixabay If you buy a townhouse or condo, you’ll find that you’re more than likely a member of a Homeowners Association, or HOA. What that means, in a nutshell, is that you, along with everyone else in your community, own the exterior of the buildings and the common areas. If your roof fails,...
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Posted on 12/12/2020
Investing in Real Estate? Location Is Key!
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Investing in real estate can be quite lucrative, but only with one caveat. In order to make your real estate investments successful, you must keep location in mind. Yes, it may sound cliche, but the location is still a critical consideration when purchasing real estate because it has a direct impact on...
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Posted on 12/05/2020
Town House or Single Family Home, Which is Right for Your Family ?
Photo by Ricarda Molck via Pixabay More and more communities are creating spaces for both individual homes and multifamily townhomes. Both styles offer lots of space, comfortable living and access to a neighborhood's amenities -- but there are some key differences that might make one style more suitable for you than another. Learning more about the differences between...
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Posted on 12/05/2020
Another Property Sold - 7950 SW Fanno Creek Dr #1, Tigard, OR 97224
Beautiful, spacious END UNIT condo nestled in the trees. Large detached garage right out the back deck. Super clean and move-in ready. Cozy wood burning fireplace. Convenient location near shopping, grocery, restaurants and parks. Ample parking for guests and family. Welcome...
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Posted on 12/04/2020
Another Property Sold - 974 NW 1ST Pl, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Comfortable elegance awaits within this thoughtfully updated Hillsboro home. Impress all who enter w/ unique details such as Bamboo floors throughout main level, a bright, kitchen w/ quartz counters & an eye-catching, modern stair railing. Other special touches include gas insert fireplace w/ gorgeous brick face, granite bath, French doors,crown molding & wainscoting Large, fenced backyard & deck are perfect for your outdoor entertaining. Conveniently located blocks from downtown Hillsboro...
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Posted on 11/28/2020
Rejuvenate Your Home's Interior
If you want to sell your house as quickly as possible, it is important to ensure your residence boasts a dazzling interior. Because if buyers fall in love with your residence as soon as they step inside of it, you may be able to reap the benefits of a quick, profitable house selling experience. Now, let's take a look...
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Posted on 11/21/2020
What is the Difference between Easement & Right of Way
Photo by David McBee from Pexels At some point, you might come across the terms “easement” and “right of way.” These terms both imply another person or entity may have use of your property. As a homeowner or buyer in the market for a home, you’ll want to thoroughly understand both of these terms and how they can...
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Posted on 11/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 6516 NE Chestnut St, Hillsboro, OR 97124
One level detached-condo in old Orenco station. Newly remodeled from top to bottom with quartz counter tops, new kitchen and bathroom cabinet, new paint throughout, new roof and new floors. Open floorplan with vaulted ceiling, cozy fireplace and private patio off the dining room make for a cozy home feel. One car garage, one block away from Max, shops and restaurants. Move in...
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