All NewsShare Posts Tagged 'Oregon' (134)

Staging – Does it Work?

I’ve written about this before and am one of the ones who believe it does make a difference.  I found a great article to share – click here.

Chris Stewart, SRES, is a Real Estate Broker with Windermere Pacific West Properties in Salem, Oregon. One of her specialties is working with baby boomers and seniors who are downsizing, changing lifestyle,…

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Added by Chris Stewart, SRES on January 23, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Choosing a Care Giver for A Loved One

Selecting a home care provider is a much more challenging process as there is a large range of experience, and professionalism.   For a few insights to help guide you in your decision making click here.

Chris Stewart, SRES, is a Real Estate Broker with Windermere Pacific West Properties in Salem, Oregon. One of her specialties is working with baby boomers and seniors who are downsizing,…

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Added by Chris Stewart, SRES on January 20, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

M.O.V.E.

Making Oregon Vital for Elders (M.O.V.E.) is a statewide coalition of dedicated organizations and individuals united in changing the way Oregonians feel about health and long-term care for older adults. M.O.V.E. is a partner of the Pioneer Network, a national grass-roots organization committed to changing the culture of aging in America.  For more information click here

Chris Stewart, SRES, is…

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Added by Chris Stewart, SRES on January 18, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

What is ADRC?

Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)

NorthWest Senior & Disability Services (NWSDS) recently held an open house celebration to demonstrate the opportunities available through a new web-based portal called the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC). The concept of the ADRC is to provide a single source of access for information and assistance to seniors, people with disabilities, their family members and community partners, on issues affecting their health and…

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Added by Chris Stewart, SRES on January 16, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Double Digit Inflation Coming

I posted this a year ago.  It is interesting to see what has or has not happened.  Take a look.

Double digit inflation coming is a title that caught my attention.  I read the rest of the article.  Then googled the author, John Paulson.  You probably already know of this person but I did not.  John Paulson’s track record is impressive. 

Read the …

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Added by Chris Stewart, SRES on January 13, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Crafty Ideas for Winter Curb Appeal

During the summer months when gardens are in bloom and the sun is shining bright curb appeal comes naturally to many homes.  But when the autumn chill turns to winter cold and sunsets earlier in the day, it becomes more difficult to create that inviting exterior look that grabs buyers from the curb.

Fortunately,  it is possible to create…

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Added by Chris Stewart, SRES on January 12, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

What is an SRES and Why Should You Care?

SRES stands for Senior Real Estate Specialist.   The last few years have seen my clientele change to older Americans, specifically boomers and seniors.  These people have very different needs and wishes compared to the first time home buyer or the family climbing the corporate ladder. 

I completed additional training and education specifically for boomers and seniors.  I earned my SRES. 

Why does that matter to you?  Perhaps you have aging parents, an aging aunt or uncle and…

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

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

Are you ready to get your house back in order?

 

Now that the holidays are over  we can help you  get ready for the New Year.

The last two months have been a busy time.  Lots of traffic and spills  on your carpet and upholstery? Give your carpet and upholstery the attention they need  with  our deep steam cleaning  method ,for maximum results.This can really bring a dull carpet and your  upholstered items back to life.

Check out our New Year cleaning…

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Added by Trina Plumb on January 2, 2012 at 12:01pm — 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

Getting Your Home Ready for the Change of Season

The change in seasons should bring about more than just a change of wardrobe. It’s important to check out your appliances and home systems now in order to help prevent unnecessary repairs when you need those systems the most.

To help you get your home ready for the next season, American Home Shield, one of the nation’s leading providers of home warranty services, offers some…

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Added by Chris Stewart, SRES on December 14, 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

Yes, We Need to Watch Out for the Elderly But This Takes On A Different Meaning

I''ve presented information to help families with aging parents and grandparents.  This time I thought I'd do something a bit different.  Yes, we need to help, assist and watch out for the older generation but there is definitely more than one reason to do so.

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

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Added by Chris Stewart, SRES on December 5, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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