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There is increasing difficulty for first-time home buyers to save for their down payment as indicated in the graph.  Several factors that contribute to this trend include rising rents, rising home prices, student loan debt and flat wages. Some would-be buyers feel they cannot buy a home today but...
09/08/2017
Many of my buyers are opting for lower operating costs, no HOA fees and high efficiency appliances in a home with more modern floorplans. New homes, in many cases, offer more convenient floorplans, larger storage spaces, modern building codes and standards and lower operating costs. However, ther...
06/05/2013
College classes, books, transportation, food expenses and college dorm rooms costs are going up. Costs seem to be almost out of reach. Now is the time to be thinking of ways to offset some of the costs while your children are still in Elementary or Middle School. The ways to stretch the dollars ...
01/17/2011
The improvements in our economy are encouraging if slight. However, I'll take whatever good news I can and share it with others as 'perception' is an important part of our emotional/economic pie. While sales statistics are more relevant in a local context, here is a recap for Portland, Oregon's u...
01/05/2011
This unique Beaverton OR home for sale is a 3bedroom/2 bath with Europeon White Pine Plank flooring in all but kitchen & baths as well as a bountiful garden of fruits and herbs. Private and shaded by mature trees, you will feel you have your own quiet oasis. Only minutes to downtown Portland, nea...
07/09/2010
Transform a home very quickly with new flooring and especially, new carpeting. The renovation is not complete without a fresh new carpet and pad. New 100% Nylon carpets are the best investments, resist stains and absorption of cooking odors and generate less indoor pollution than others available...
07/03/2010
What a great resource! It provides the opportunity to catch up on what tools are out there.  Carol West, Broker Hillsboro, OR The Top 50 Google Tools for Business This is a compilation medley for all of those folks out there who use Google for searching and SEO, but may not be aware of all the ot...
05/29/2010
When you are looking into making changes in your Hillsboro home, whether it is a large renovation project, an addition or, adding new flooring and paint - a good contractor with experience and practicing good craftsmanship can actually save you money. They will provide good insight into what the ...
05/18/2010
Our housing market is slowly changing but, you may not have noticed: -Interest rates are up and down lately and may impact the opportunity for many people to buy. If we begin a slow upward trend in interest rates, many will find their mortgage payments too high to qualify.   -While home prices ar...
03/02/2010
I’ve never been an enthusiastic proponent of laminate products. But, they do have a place in the market where hardwood and carpet is not is a realistic choice.    Last month I had the pleasure of working with clients who budgeted to make appropriate and reasonable changes in a home to be sold. A...
02/09/2010
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