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Don't Spike the Ball Before the Touchdown is Called

Don't Spike the Ball Before the Touchdown is Called

A real estate transaction is never guaranteed until it officially closes
The offer has been accepted, the inspection contingency removed and the loan is approved. That means it's time to celebrate, right?

Hesitating Buyers?!

Now may be time to get off the fence
Just as there are a kaleidoscope of people, there are also varying types of homebuyers. Some are decisive, knowing what they want and ready to make an offer as soon as an ideal home comes along.

Real Estate Inventory is at an All-Time Low

What does it mean for buyers and sellers?
In recent years the Central Oregon real estate market has been no stranger to low inventory. In June 2020, the region took a dip to less than one month of inventory for the city of Bend.

Remodel Priorities

Projects for the Highest Return
When sellers decide to put their home on the market, their first priority is examining the major elements of their home: the roof, heating system, exterior paint, etc. Once they determine those are in good shape, we recommend turning the focus to rooms inside the house. Start with the kitchen, move on to the bathroom and make sure the rest of the home can live up to the standards of those two rooms.

Contingencies in a Real Estate Purchase Agreement

The 5 Most Common Real Estate Contingencies Explained
A contingency in real estate is best explained as a clause in a contract where a specific condition or criteria that must be met in order to continue the forward movement to the next step in the contract. In real estate, a contingency is defined as a condition that must be met by either the buyer or seller in order for the purchase agreement and transaction to continue toward a successful close of escrow.

Multiple-Offer Scenario

Success in a competitive market
Buying a new home is always a journey, from start to finish, and sometimes the competition can be fierce. Imagine searching for the perfect home and eventually identifying the "one," only to discover that two or three other buyers are in love with the same property.

Redlining: The U.S. Heritage of Inequality in Homeownership

The lasting effect of a decades-old housing policy
Fifty-two years ago, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968. The Act prohibited the discrimination on the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, color, sex or national origin.

Importance of Maintaining Your Home

The interior checklist
Maintaining a home inside and out will help protect resale value and reduce the risk of expensive and preventable repairs. Speaking first-hand from both a general contractor's perspective who's repaired many preventable issues and a realtor who has shown and sold many properties, a small and consistent effort goes a long way.

Forward Progress and Upward Trends after May's Real Estate Reports

Who is ready for some good news?
The past several months have been ones filled with uncertainty, fear, scarcity and a host of other emotions; all of which had a huge impact on the markets. The stock market tumbled, the real estate market experienced a massive downturn in new inventory and pended transactions, unemployment skyrocketed and the political divide over COVID-19 and civil rights raged—with the latter two of the aforementioned, ongoing.

Importance of Maintaining Your Home

The Exterior Checklist
Purchasing a home is most likely the largest investment that anyone will make in their lifetime and it's important to improve and take care of the property. Besides a sense of pride and a feeling of accomplishment, there are additional reasons that homeowners should consider maintenance a necessary task and not as an option.

Is the Market Going to Experience a Downturn the likes of the Great Recession?

The question I'm asked almost daily
The weather is warming, the signs that summer is afoot are all around us and we are officially living a new "reality." Historically, spring and summer months in the real estate market are bustling with energy and excitement.

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