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Janeese Jack…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
"Uncertainty" - The FrayI've been doing this for soooooo long that I do have some stories to tell.  I'm speaking of consulting with buyers and sellers on a pretty big decision...buying or selling a home. … Read more
Blogged Tue Mar 4, 2014 by Janeese Jackson Home Buying Rent vs Buy Property Q&A
Janeese Jack…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
"Promises, Promises" - BroadwayWith 2014 well on its way, we’ve experience sun, rain, sleet, snow and the promise of Spring!  Our local real estate market promises to be varied and interesting as well. … Read more
Blogged Tue Feb 25, 2014 by Janeese Jackson Market Conditions Home Buying Investment Properties
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Karla Divine, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Buying a house is an exciting process and buyer's often get really organized when they are ready to look; they think about the neighborhood, imagine their new dog enjoying the back yard they will have… Read more
Blogged Tue Feb 18, 2014 by Karla Divine General Area Home Buying In My Neighborhood
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Janeese Jack…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
"Money, Money, Money" from Mama MiaMoney, money, money!  Everyone wants a piece of your pie?  I know I rant about this aspect of the home or investment buying process endlessly but I can't emphasize… Read more
Blogged Tue Feb 18, 2014 by Janeese Jackson Home Buying Financing
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Karla Divine, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Winter hit Portland with a frigid blast after six weeks of 'balmy' weather (meaning no rain, blue skies, cold temperatures but dry).  I was getting my hair done when I looked out the window of the salon… Read more
Blogged Wed Feb 12, 2014 by Karla Divine Home Buying In My Neighborhood Home Ownership
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Karla Divine, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
This awesome floating home in Tomahawk Moorage on Hayden Island is a great buy. It was totally remodeled in 2012. The interior is warm and inviting, with hardwood floors and designer paint in soft natural… Read more
Blogged Fri Feb 7, 2014 by Karla Divine Quality of Life Home Buying In My Neighborhood
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Karla Divine, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Luxury River Home  This stunning home is definitely one of a kind. No expense was spared in creating a unique floating home that brings inside the color and life of the river, while providing a warm… Read more
Blogged Mon Feb 3, 2014 by Karla Divine General Area Home Buying In My Neighborhood
Karla Divine, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
  Money. It's the name of the game in real estate finance today. Here is just one of the new guidelines to use when thinking about how to buy a new home. Age of Documentation Credit documents •… Read more
Blogged Wed Jan 29, 2014 by Karla Divine Home Buying Financing Property Q&A
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Karla Divine, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Wow, we have had a spectacular winter so far! Blue skies, big full moons, calm waters and wonderful inventory of awesome floating homes in all price ranges. Purchase money is available at a good interest… Read more
Blogged Fri Jan 24, 2014 by Karla Divine Home Buying Home Selling In My Neighborhood
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Janeese Jack…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
The Beatles - "It's Getting Better All the Time"Welcome to 2014!!!  And, the local real estate market is off with a bit of a bang, I must say!!  Although, it slowed a bit during the holidays, we… Read more
Blogged Wed Jan 22, 2014 by Janeese Jackson Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Brian &…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
First-time buyer Anna Daugherty learned the hard way that home maintenance is a new owner's responsibility. "One thing we completely forgot about was actually very simple. We forgot to get a shovel," says… Read more
Blogged Tue Jan 21, 2014 by Brian & Amber Fosnaugh Home Buying Home Ownership
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Brian &…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
In the Portland State University Center for Real Estate single family housing report, RMLS student fellow Evan Abramowitz reports that all major US metropolitan markets have seen appreciation in the last… Read more
Blogged Thu Jan 16, 2014 by Brian & Amber Fosnaugh General Area Home Buying Home Selling
Janeese Jack…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
"Lean on Me" - Bill Withers Homeowners and homebuyers should understand that not paying back a debt could result in a lien on our property. A lien is a legal document that places a claim on a home or other… Read more
Blogged Thu Jan 16, 2014 by Janeese Jackson Home Buying Property Q&A
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Janeese Jack…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Boz Scaggs - Low Down Effective January 1st, 2014 the FHA (Federal Housing Administration) loan limits are once again changing. There have been multiple changes and adjustments in this financing vehicle… Read more
Blogged Tue Dec 17, 2013 by Janeese Jackson Home Buying Financing Home Ownership
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Janeese Jack…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Van Morrison - Days Like ThisWhat makes all buyers gasp or smile at the closing table on the purchase of a home?  Well, it's usually the A.P.R or annual percentage rate.  You gasp to know how much… Read more
Blogged Wed Dec 11, 2013 by Janeese Jackson Home Buying Financing Rent vs Buy
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Tom Ramsey, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
Sullivan's Gulch is a neighborhood (north of the gulch of the same name) in the Northeast section of Portland, Oregon. The name commemorates Timothy Sullivan, an early farmer in the area. Sullivan… Read more
Blogged Wed Dec 11, 2013 by Tom Ramsey Home Buying In My Neighborhood
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AJ Einwaller,…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
   According to a recent Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, approximately 36% of the nation’s young adults ages 18 to 31 were living in their parents’ home in … Read more
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Tom Ramsey, Real Estate Pro in Portland, OR
A vacant, boarded-up house in foreclosure on Southeast 122nd Avenue. (Michael Lloyd/The Oregonian)PrintBy Elliot Njus | enjus@oregonian.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on December… Read more
Blogged Tue Dec 10, 2013 by Tom Ramsey Home Buying Foreclosure
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