All NewsShare Posts Tagged 'Home' (40)

Starting the Conversation

Your dad’s neighbor just called to tell you that your 79-year-old father sideswiped his parked vehicle and nearly hit a child standing nearby. Was it an isolated slip-up or the sign that it’s time for your dad to think about giving up his car keys? More importantly, how do you begin the discussion about such a potentially volatile subject?

Sensitive issues like this prompted …

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Added by Chris Stewart, SRES on January 9, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Even Your Dream Home Needs Attention

Just like your body, your home needs maintenance attention. Your body and your home will turn into a nightmare if regular attention is not part of your standard routine.


As in life, your home and your body are not maintenance free. Preventive maintenance is far more cost effective than crisis management by waiting until…
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Added by Chris Stewart, SRES on January 6, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Everyone Is Asking - Real Estate In 2012

For years, buyers and sellers have been waiting for that singular event to occur that would cause a quick market recovery. But 2012 will mark the fifth or sixth year of the real estate recession, depending on who you talk to. I predict those consumers who have not already done so will drop…

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Added by Chris Stewart, SRES on January 5, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Protect Your Real Estate Assets

When life-changing events occur — marriage, divorce, death, incapacity, interstate moves or estate planning — a little bit of legal housekeeping goes a long way toward protecting your ownership and preserving your enjoyment of your real estate. The legal housekeeping will vary from event to event and person to person.

I found a great article by Harvey S. Jacobs  in the Washington Post…

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Added by Chris Stewart, SRES on January 4, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Make the Most of the Home You Have

If you have been in your home for a while you may be restless for change. The great part about having a home of your own is you can make improvements and give your home a chance to evolve over time. You just need to help your home live up to its potential!  Click on Neighborly News for more.

Chris Stewart, SRES is a Real Estate Broker with Windermere Pacific West…

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Added by Chris Stewart, SRES on January 2, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Six Ways to Save on Gas

I found this helpful article and just had to share it with you.  Six ways to Save on Gas

Chris Stewart, SRES is a Real Estate Broker with Windermere Pacific West Properties in Salem, Oregon. One of her specialties is working with boomers and seniors over 55 who are downsizing, changing lifestyle, moving into retirement, or moving into assisted living. She…

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Added by Chris Stewart, SRES on December 20, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Positioning Your Home In Today’s Market

Or why multiple, smaller reductions in price can backfire.

Dian Hymer put together a great article to addressing this topic in today’s real estate market. During the bubble housing market, a price reduction was considered a stigma. This was a time when most listings sold reasonably quickly. A price reduction meant there was probably something wrong with the property.  That is not the case today. …

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Added by Chris Stewart, SRES on December 19, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Slash Your Utility Bill with a DIY Energy Audit

Great article by: JOHN MORELL, This Old House magazine  

It’s that time of year that we should be thinking and taking action to not only conserve fuel but conserve our wallet. …

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Added by Chris Stewart, SRES on December 16, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

It's Time

For a while now you’ve been hearing, “its a good time to buy”.  That has been correct for some time.  I’ve advised the same.  But I also said to many of my clients and friends just wait, there will be the moment that says “now”.  That time is here.  Now!  It’s the time!

We may or may not be at the total bottom, but I believe we will look back at this timeframe as having been an ideal time to buy and build equity. Financing challenges and financial strains put this opportunity out of…

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Added by Chris Stewart, SRES on December 12, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Value of Homes Increase with a Simple Paint Job

The Value of Homes Increase with a Simple Paint Job

The above sentence is still true today but what it really does in a buyer's market is make the home more appealing, more marketable, more likely to get chosen with the huge selection buyers have.

Any homeowner who is looking to increase the value of their home should consider a simple paint job. Min Zar Ni, owner of Singapore House Painting Services, offers these tips for those who are thinking about…

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Added by Chris Stewart, SRES on December 9, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Selling a Home with Defects

I am an advocate of sellers obtaining home inspections prior to an offer to purchase is received.  It can save thousands of dollars for the seller in the end.  Many sellers will shy away from pre sale home inspections because they don't want to spend the money or they fear disclosing what they learn.  However, . . . . . . . . . .

Attention Sellers:  Take control of  your property with home inspections and avoid unwelcome surprises. 

Typically, home sellers often wait for a…

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Added by Chris Stewart, SRES on December 7, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Seller a Home with Defects

I am an advocate of sellers obtaining home inspections prior to an offer to purchase is received.  It can save thousands of dollars for the seller in the end.  Many sellers will shy away from pre sale home inspections because they don't want to spend the money or they fear disclosing what they learn.  However, . . . . . . . . . .

Attention Sellers:  Take control of  your property with home inspections and avoid unwelcome surprises. 

Typically, home sellers often wait for a…

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Added by Gerry Stewart on October 20, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Positioning Your Home In Today's Real Estate Market To Sell

Or why multiple, smaller reductions in price can backfire.

Dian Hymer put together a great article to addressing this topic in today’s real estate market. During the bubble housing market, a price reduction was considered a stigma. This was a time when most listings sold reasonably…

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Added by Gerry Stewart on September 21, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Free Online Home Buyer's Workshops

Here you will find a growing library of workshops that you may view

completely free of charge which will provide valuable information that

you will need as you prepare for your home purchase.
There…
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Added by Gerry Stewart on August 26, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

~Hidden Gems~

What are Hidden Gems all about? Some Hidden Gems are about homes for sale. In Joshua Bagby's role as a part-time real estate photographer, he sometimes run into homes that for one reason or another he thinks are worth more than a teeny, tiny ad in the newspaper. They should be shouted out. Normal real estate ads are pretty skimpy. They often don’t tell the story of what a property offers. They’ve got tiny photos that are hard to…

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Added by Gerry Stewart on August 24, 2011 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Smells Don't Sell

 

The Fair Housing Council of Oregon has put together some very useful information on dealing with smells in a home that is for sale. Smells Don’t Sell Article

 

 

Gerry Stewart, Principle Broker, is an ambassador for the Salem Chamber. Gerry has been a licensed real estate broker for over 30 years, State of California instructor,…

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Added by Gerry Stewart on August 24, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Deciding to Sell

Choosing to put your house on the market is rarely easy, but if you must sell to move onto the next phase of your life, then you want to make sure your house is purchase-ready to get the most out of your investment. .. .(Click here for Neighborly News)

 

Gerry Stewart is an ambassador for the Salem Chamber. Gerry has been a licensed real estate broker for…

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Added by Gerry Stewart on June 27, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Aftermath of Housing Tax Credit

I've been asked the question many times so I thought I'd answer it, finally. There is still a lot of talk about the expiration of the homebuyer tax that occurred at the end of April. Good move, bad move, do it again, extend it longer and so on. Even California did their own tax credit of $10,000 through the end of this year.…

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Added by Gerry Stewart on August 19, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

MCRCC VOTES TO OPPOSE BALLOT MEASURE 24-292

For More Information: Larry Sigurdson Contact Number: (503)…

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Added by Ryan Evenson on March 30, 2010 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Home Buyer's Tax Credit Extension Vote Next Week

So, the full Senate will vote on the bill containing the extension of the home buyers tax credit next week. We must keep the pressure on on U.S. Senators. Here's an SFGate article on today's information:


http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/pender/detail?entry_id=50578

Added by Gerry Stewart on October 30, 2009 at 10:07am — No Comments

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