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5 Steps to Obtaining a Mortgage

Today’s stricter lending environment means that processing a mortgage application is more complex than ever, given the number of steps that lenders, underwriters and mortgage insurers must all complete before home buyers truly have their financing in place. To help ensure the process goes smoother, you can also take a few steps of your own.…

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Get Organized: Take a 10-Day Simplification Challenge

A GREAT article by Becky Harris we wanted to add for your benefit here… Emily Ley has twin toddlers and a 6-year-old, runs a business that employs five people, writes books and creates the popular organizer line Simplified Planner. To make it all work and still have time to have a life, she has simplified in…

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The four things new homebuyers need to know…

A great article we found that we wanted to share with you, as a new buyer & things you should think about… “Congratulations on your adventure into becoming homeowners. Buying a home is likely the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, and it’s not always an easy one. Low inventory has pushed home prices up in…

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A Kitchen For You To Be Inspired By: White, Wood and Navy

Updates in Oregon So, we saw this great article by Stephanie Granada with Houzz and wanted to inspire you with what you CAN do with your kitchen… Kitchen at a Glance Who lives here: A couple with two small kids, a dog and a cat Location: Portland, Oregon Size: 216 square feet, including dining room (20 square meters)…

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Simplify Your Life

We find, through our conversations with so many people, that, all too often, there is a sense of being overwhelmed. Feeling like they have too much to do, too much to manage, or even, too much to clean. There is a growing trend of people who are deciding to become “minimalists.” Simply put, removing clutter…

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Setting the Price

Setting the Price When setting a price for your property, the listing level must strike a balance between the seller’s need to achieve the best-possible return and the buyer’s need to get good value.  With many years of experience, a professional Real Estate Agent can help you set a price that will accomplish both objectives.…

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Top 10 Most Expensive Mistakes You’re Making on Your Home

Identified this outstanding article by Cary Teller so thought to share with you… “Homes cost a lot of money to maintain. But are you spending extra money unnecessarily on upkeep? Here are 10 of the most expensive mistakes you could be making in your home. Using Traditional Light bulbs If you still have incandescent light…

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