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Over the years I have worked my share of Short Sales. I always spent the time to qualify the Seller before moving forward. This just kind of seemed automatic to me. Yet a couple of months ago a Buyer that I am working with called me about a property that she saw on my web site. Like most first ti...
Who is to Blame for the economic chaos we find ourselves in today? We are, you, me, our friends and family members. We are all guilty without a doubt. Here is why. We choose to live in a sound bite society. Reacting to negativity with disdain. Our anger directed only towards each other. We talk a...
My PC is about a year old now. When I had it built I had them install XP as I did not want to deal with Vista and Windows 7 had not yet come out. However the last few months I have been having a lot of problems with IE-7 on a few of the web sites. Speciffically with my Local MLS ( RMLS ). Now I h...
While out previewing homes for some of my clients the other day I came across a couple who came straight to the point by asking " Just what are REO's, BPO's and Short Sales? It was a fablous question and one that I think that not many people would truly be able answer. Oh I can imagine that there...
After almost 3 years of sitting on the Table at 90% complete this winter finally produces a completed project.
So you say you've been searching for a home for sale in Portland for some time with no Luck. You know the kind of home I am talking about, that cute home that fits your all your needs but without all the problems assoicated with older homes in Portland Oregon. Your out looking steady but time an...
Being in the Business of Real Estate is sometimes frustrating. Not for all the reasons that just may have popped into your head. It is frustrating to me because I feel that I am to close to the issues. Take for example the issue of Search Engine Optimization or SEO for short. I work hard on a reg...
If you like living in a Bedroom Community such as Beaverton Oregon a scant few minutes away from Portland Oregon but you can't yet afford the prices of a home yet you need the space then perhaps a Condo is for you. The biggest problem you will encounter is the real lack of 3 bedroom Condos. Typic...
The View Vs Yard question? I have been working with a couple now for a few weeks that wants to by a Portland Oregon home with a View and a Yard in an area of similar priced homes. I try very hard to preview at least from the outside all of the homes that I will be showing. Nothing more frustratin...
Show me the Money not the Hype! As a busy real estate Broker in Portland Oregon I am constantly amazed at what agents seem to think is important. " I am a Short Sale Specialist, or Foreclosure Specialist " etc. etc. etc. Yes it is important to work with someone who knows what they are doing. But ...