Monthly Archives: February 2008

Find Out Which Remodeling Projects Give You The Biggest Return

Remodeling Magazine’s annual “Cost vs. Value Report” is out! If you’re thinking about remodeling or updating your home before putting it on the market, find out which projects will give you the biggest return. To come up with the values, Realtors in 65 markets were given construction specs and costs on 29 upscale and midrange […]

Will Refinancing Pay Off For You?

My husband and I just refinanced our mortgage and were able to lower our interest rate by 1.25%. We bought our house in December 2005, so we’ve lived in it just over 2 years. We plan to stay in this house at least another couple of years so refinancing made sense for us. We will […]

Best Buyer’s Market in 20 Years!

I am tired of all the negative press about our real estate market so I was really excited to get an email this morning from Bill Robie about the new marketing campaign being launched. The combined efforts of the Central Oregon Chamber of Commerce,  Central Oregon Builder’s Association, Mortgage Professionals (OAMP), and Realtors (COAR) are partnering to spread the word […]

January Real Estate Statistics

Sorry for the delay in posting these stats. It has been a busy couple of weeks. As I mentioned in a previous blog entry, more people seem to be out looking at real estate. Unfortunately, the statistics don’t show an increase in sales but this is always a slow time of year. Very generally speaking, […]

Update on the expired listing

I spoke with the owner this morning and let’s just say I’m staying away from this one. The more I talk to the owner the more I think he and this agent are a perfect match for each other. The owner still had not talked to the agent and said he wouldn’t be able to today […]

Does this seem unethical or is it just me?

Wednesday morning I called the owner of a listing that came up as expired in the MLS. He agreed to meet with me so I dropped off my prelist packet that afternoon and made an appointment to meet the owner at the house Thursday at 4:00pm. This morning, the day of the appointment, I was […]