Existing-Home Sales Climb Record 20.7% in June

NAR -WASHINGTON (July 22, 2020) – Existing-home sales rebounded at a record pace in June, showing strong signs of a market turnaround after three straight months of sales declines caused by the ongoing pandemic, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major regions achieved month-over-month growth, [...]

Existing-Home Sales Climb Record 20.7% in June

Will McMansions Trend Once Again? Big Houses vs. Small Houses

In recent years, Americans have favored smaller homes, while interest in supersized suburban homes has waned. But the pandemic may be changing those preferences, and big homes may be “in” once again. As millions of Americans may be looking at where they live with a new lens, having been more [...]

Will McMansions Trend Once Again? Big Houses vs. Small Houses

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

NAR Reaffirms Its Stand on Fair Housing in National Ad

“We believe that fairness is worth fighting for, and we won’t stop until the fight is won,” reads a new full-page ad from the National Association of REALTORS® that will appear in The New York Times on Sunday and The Wall Street Journal on Monday. The ads, which focus on REALTORS®’ commitment to fair [...]

NAR Reaffirms Its Stand on Fair Housing in National Ad

New Covid Rules for Oregon Real Estate Professionals

This week Governor Brown issued new requirements and guidance on face coverings.  The law mandates face coverings statewide for employees, contractors, customers and visitors of a specified list of businesses as well as “indoor spaces open to the public.”   Real Estate Offices and Buildings Real estate offices are not specifically included [...]

New Covid Rules for Oregon Real Estate Professionals

Average Recoup Costs with Home Improvements

Are thinking of doing some projects around the house, but don't want to overspend and not recoup the costs when you sale?   Don't feel guilty about financing smaller, low-risk projects that are sure to increase your equity. For example, upgraded insulation may not be sexy, but according to the National [...]

Average Recoup Costs with Home Improvements

Coronavirus Mortgage Relief: What You Need To Know

Mortgage lenders, and the federal agencies that regulate lenders, are putting coronavirus mortgage relief measures in place to ensure homeowners have options if they're unable to make payments. Your first stop in the face of financial hardship is your lender or bank. Just keep in mind lenders are working to [...]

Coronavirus Mortgage Relief: What You Need To Know