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Winterizing the Home

Winterizing the Home

Cold weather doesn't have to mean higher energy bills
The arrival of snow in September had Central Oregonians thinking about cold winter and firing up the furnace. Even though there are a couple more months of fall, it's prime time to start getting homes ready for winter.

1031 Exchange: The Basics

A tool for real estate investors, explaining 1031 Exchange Tax Deferral
So often when dealing with investment property, brokers are asked about a 1031 Exchange. I work with many clients who own investment property and take advantage of the 1031 Exchange Tax Deferral.

2019 Green Tour of Homes

Your chance to see how it all works
"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending."

Realtors Are Not Your Adversary

Don't shoot the messenger!
When involved in a real estate transaction, not all news is good news. While the goal for every real estate broker is a smooth sales process and the end result to be one that everyone is happy with, it's important to remember there are certain things your realtor cannot control.

Timing is Everything

Determining the right time to buy or sell
The most-asked question real estate professionals hear is always centered around timing and when is the right time to buy or sell. Buyers are always anticipating and hoping for the next recession or wishing for lower prices while sellers want to know the most advantageous time to put their home on the market in order to make a maximum profit on the sale.

To Quote Febreeze, "Have You Gone Noseblind?"

The effect of odor when selling a home
Humans have five basic senses: sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. The sense of smell can have a direct effect on a person's emotional response in any situation—even when selling a home.

The Land Trust Model for Bend

Affordable + zero energy housing options
The increased cost of living has infiltrated every aspect of people's lives—at the gas pump, the grocery store, heating or cooling houses... the list goes on. It's gotten very expensive to provide just the basics.

The "Dos and Don'ts" During the Loan Process

A buyer's guide
When getting ready to purchase a home, a buyer needs to get a prequalification or preapproval letter from their lender. The thing to remember, is that these "prequalifications and preapprovals" are just that...the beginning stage of the loan process.

Net Zero, the Energy Saving Hero

Sunlight-powered homes generating all they need
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, buildings in the residential and commercial sectors account for 40% of the total energy consumption in the U.S. Green homes and buildings are helping immensely with reducing energy requirements, but homeowners can do even more to help offset dependence on fossil fuels. The solution is to build or retrofit homes to be Net Zero or Zero Energy.

Be Prepared for the Unexpected Delay

What can delay closing of escrow?
The dream property is in escrow, the home inspection contingency has been removed and it looks like it's smooth sailing to close the transaction. What could go wrong?

Smart Homes for Smart People

Benefits to automated living
The smartphone is one of the most influential and widely used technology devices today. We've watched them grow in popularity since the early 2000s, and now everyone—and their kids—seem to have one.

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Gompers Makers Market

Gompers Makers Market

Sat., Oct. 19, 12-6 p.m.
Think & Drink with Rich Benjamin

Think & Drink with Rich Benjamin - 10 Barrel Eastside Pub

Mon., Oct. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost - Cascades Theatrical Company

Sat., Oct. 19, 2 & 6:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 20, 2 p.m.
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