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First Time Home Buyers

FHA Appraisal Process

Many property purchases are funded through FHA loans. How does this effect the appraisal process? Here is some insight into what inspectors are looking for and how to prepare your home to pass inspections with flying colors. Per FHA Single F...

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How an agent can help alleviate stress

Purchasing a home can be a stressful experience, whether you’re a first-time buyer or you’ve been through the process before. But that’s one of the reasons that working with a real estate professional is so worthwhile. With your agent...

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Five things to know about home inspections

Home inspection is an important part of the home sale process, both for buyers and sellers. When it’s time for you to hire an inspector, here are five things you should be thinking about: It’s your choice: You are not bound or obligated...

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Rental Prices in Portland

The Portland Business Journal just came out with this article on rental prices in Portland. Here is what they had to say- In Portland, you can get a room in a house. So says a new report from apartment search company ABODO, which took an...

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What to avoid before you buy

Even with the help of a trusted real estate professional, it’s easy to fall into some common traps when you’re buying a home. Here are some of the most common regrets from home buyers—make sure to consider them before you make similar dec...

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Five Apps to use on your next decorating project

Technology has made it easier than ever to bring your home decor ideas to reality. There are countless smartphone apps that help you plan a space or do some valuable comparative shopping. Here are five apps to use on your next decorating projec...

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A Closer Look at Portland’s Neighborhoods

It’s a pretty well know fact that the housing market in Portland is booming and doesn’t have any signs of slowing down. The lack of inventory and influx of people moving to Portland has contributed to the rising home prices in most neighbor...

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