Gerry Stewart's NewsShare Posts Tagged 'Real' (49)

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

Getting Your Home Ready for the Change of Season

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 tips to help you maintain…

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Added by Gerry Stewart on October 1, 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…

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Added by Gerry Stewart on September 28, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Time to Plant For Fall

When exactly is it time?  The weather this year in Salem, Oregon has been deceitful.  A delayed Spring, delayed Summer, ten days of heat and now articles appear stating it's time to plant for Fall.  WAIT!  I'm not done with summer yet.

Time to Plant for Fall

Now that most of summer’s produce is here, or well on its way, it’s time to start planning your garden for fall. Below are some hardy things to plant now for a full fall harvest.

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Added by Gerry Stewart on September 26, 2011 at 6:00am — 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.

So you've swapped your incandescent lightbulbs for CFLs, turned down the thermostat, and only wash clothes on cold. Then why are your utility bills still so high? Read more

 

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Added by Gerry Stewart on September 24, 2011 at 7:30am — 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

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

 

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, NEDCO instructor and owner of several different franchises. His passion is working directly with people and experiencing the joy with them of…

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Added by Gerry Stewart on September 21, 2011 at 7:00am — 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.



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Added by Gerry Stewart on September 19, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

I Invite You To Be a LookyLoo

My moto:  You always have to look but you never have to buy.  With that in mind, I invite you to become a Lookyloo, don't worry, it's not a bad word.  Here's is a link to get you started.  Ah, go ahead, have some fun.  

 

Find out more about us and why our marketing is different and successful.  You can find me at West Salem Courthouse, Annette's or Starbucks.  I'll buy you a cup of coffee - yes, for…

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Added by Gerry Stewart on September 19, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Tax Time and Paperwork

This article by Harvey Jacobs in the Washington Post came out a year ago and is worth repeating.

Many taxpayers are preparing for their annual battle with IRS form 1040 by gathering up all their documents, statements, checks and other assorted papers. At the end of this process, taxpayers are often left with piles of neatly sorted, tabulated and cross-indexed piles. From a homeowner’s perspective just what documents do you need to keep, and for how long? (click…

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Added by Gerry Stewart on August 31, 2011 at 6:00am — 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 Gerry Stewart on August 29, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Hidden Gem~Open House Aug. 28, 2011 from 1-3P~Don't Miss This Home

Much larger than it looks from the street, this magnificent 3 bedroom, 3 bath,

2,539 square-foot custom home set in Cambridge Woods Estates has it all. Gather

round the wood-burning fireplace in the formal living room and the gas stove in

the spacious step-down family room with its wall of windows. A formal dining

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Added by Gerry Stewart on August 26, 2011 at 4:33pm — 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

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…

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Added by Gerry Stewart on August 23, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Can Mid-Century Modern Design Successfully Meet Today’s Energy Standards?

It was an open house.  The buyers came in, fell in love, and wanted the home.  The only problem was, it had just sold. . . .. . . .  continue

 

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

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Added by Gerry Stewart on July 5, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Protect Your Assests

Does it sound too good to be true? It’s essential to ask yourself this question when a “can’t fail”  investment opportunity comes your way.  In today’s sluggish economy it is tempting to grab at an offer to make up the losses in your retirement nest egg.. . . . . .  continue

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Added by Gerry Stewart on July 1, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Moving Life Home

 

Ipod and water bottle in hand, Dave strolls down a flower lined path toward his first destination of the morning, his gym.  . . . .(continue)

 

Not for me.  I'd miss seeing too many of you at the gym but if you are like my wife, it might be different.  She has to work out at home to look good enough to go to the gym.

 

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Added by Gerry Stewart on June 29, 2011 at 3:00am — 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)

 

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

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