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

WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you get favorable rates from [...]

WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
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