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This morning I received my online REALTOR magazine. One of the articles was all about 'Smart homes' and their great benefits. Smart Homes can be so much fun to sell. And fun to build! Technology keeps getting better and better...and that! is the major downfall to most smart homes. Do you remember...
11/26/2008
We've been having quite a few discussions in our office on how we Realtors are going about marketing ourselves, retaining current clients, and making new relationships. I am certainly aware that the internet has become THE tool for the new generation. After my own family succumbed to texting excl...
11/18/2008
Coming January 1, 2009 folks 62 year of age and older are going to be able to purchase a home with a "PURCHASE REVERSE MORTGAGE" that differs considerably from the old system of reverse mortgages. A loan officer from Countrywide/ Bank of America came in to our office today to spread the word abou...
11/17/2008
Forecast for Housing  Well, it looks like the experts have weighed in and most agree, this housing slump of ours will bottom out in the Spring of '09 and rebound slowly over the next two years. The NAHB has projected a 30% decline in housing starts for '09, and I don't doubt they are correct. Wit...
11/14/2008
NOVEMBER 5, 2008 The Bratton Report for the Central Oregon Real Estate Community came out recently. Here's the facts: * Oct 2008 median price per home: $278,000.  October 2007: $320,000 * Inventory/Sales    Sales in the last 12 months: 1136    Total Currently listed: 1365    Inventory: 14 mo. Thi...
11/11/2008
I have three listings that are ready to GO! Beautiful Jess Alway (www.jessalway.com) homes that are at such reduced prices it makes your head spin and eyes water...and I wonder, can these prices sell the homes? I sure hope so. 1. Maison Vue Panoramique-- The hallmark home in Mountain River Estate...
11/08/2008
This past week, Mark Laliberte, foremost authority on Green Building, visited with construction contractors throughout Central Oregon. Green Building has become much more than a pop-culture reference--- it's the new, thoughtful industry standard sweeping the nation. Jess Alway www.jessalway.com, ...
11/08/2008
A Fundamental Difference     The idea that Collectivism can be compatible with the ideals put forth by the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights is foolhardy. They are two separate, distinct, and opposing forces of political thought. In our imminent election, one man has called for a resu...
10/29/2008
  Months to absorb chart               Column1 Bend Redmond Sunriver Sisters TRS Crook Co   Sold past 12 months 1467 541 114 139 95 202   Current active 2270 926 250 279 194 525                   Number sold per month 122.25 45.08 9.50 11.58 7.92 16.83   divide number sold per month by 12        ...
10/16/2008
What is a 'good deal'? I thought I knew...but this current slump has had me questioning my own idea that 'good deals' are quality products at or below cost. We do seem to be entering a new era. Cash will be king and price is ultimate. I DO have some great deals out there: a $400,000 price reducti...
09/29/2008
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