How to Minimize Your Home-Buying Stress

Know What You Want, but Be Flexible. ... Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Loan, and not just Pre-Qualified– saves time and last minute stress trying to find documents or learn about an unpaid balance that will now need to paid. Listen and use Your Real Estate Agent. ... that is [...]

How to Minimize Your Home-Buying Stress

Don’t Buy That Fixer-Upper (Unless You Know These 4 Things)

Sure-fire ways to spot a fixer-upper that’ll fix you up financially. A few years ago, Alessandra Pollina and her husband, Ondre, were looking for a property that would need no more than some cosmetic changes and upgrades. But because the price was right, they ended up with the ultimate fixer-upper: [...]

Don’t Buy That Fixer-Upper (Unless You Know These 4 Things)

What is a CMA -Comparative Market Analysis?

Brokers use a comparative market analysis to determine the value of a property they will be going to be listing for sale or for a buyer to help determine what should they pay to purchase a home. Every Realtor uses different methods to calculate value.  All of them will use [...]

What is a CMA -Comparative Market Analysis?

Automated Valuations- what are they?

Automated Valuation Models are usually used by lenders for property estimates.  It is a fancy term for determining value by platforms such as Zillow.  Typically the value is by creating a radius search of county sold data and figuring out an average price per square foot. This type of valuation [...]

Automated Valuations- what are they?

Medford Real Estate Agency- How it Works?

In Oregon a broker  must give a copy of the Initial Agency Disclosure Pamphlet at first contact with each consumer they will represent. First contact- what's that mean? First contact means when you have enough contact information about the person to be able to provide the pamphlet. First contact can include telephone, Internet, [...]

Medford Real Estate Agency- How it Works?

5 NEGOTIATING TACTICS THAT KILL A SALE

Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) should avoid: Lowball offers: [...]

5 NEGOTIATING TACTICS THAT KILL A SALE

Jan 2020 Rogue Valley Real Estate Statistics

How low can we go?  Inventory has been tight for a few years, but Jan. 2020 hit a new low.  Only 729 homes on the market in Jackson County in all price ranges. Wow! Prices are not dropping and the pickin's are slim.  As a buyer, make sure you get [...]

Jan 2020 Rogue Valley Real Estate Statistics

TAKE 5: WHAT TO NEGOTIATE WHEN BUYING A HOUSE

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran, the negotiation part of the transaction can be a little daunting and stressful. However, it is necessary to ensure you are getting the best possible deal for your money. So, what should you negotiate when buying a home? Closing costs. [...]

TAKE 5: WHAT TO NEGOTIATE WHEN BUYING A HOUSE