Selling Your Home During the Winter Months

Posted by Sheri Damon // December 1, 2014

Winter brings motivated buyers as they are willing to brave the ice and snow, bundle up and go the extra mile to drive across town in Christmas traffic, which means your showings, should be for serious buyers. Showings in the winter months also have to end by 5 or 6 o’clock since showings after dark […]

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Home Values vs. Property Tax Rates

Posted by Sheri Damon // November 1, 2014

Around this time of year, lots of questions are brought to my attention about property taxes. In Oregon, our tax year runs from July 1st to June 30th of the following year. October brings the certified amounts and the tax bills are mailed out and homeowner’s need to pay their bill by November 15th. Over […]

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5 Steps When Moving Into Your New Home

Posted by Sheri Damon // October 1, 2014

Step 1 – Think about all of the people who had access to your home while it was listed. The listing agent, any number of buyer’s agents, and any contractors and/or caretakers if the property was vacant may all have copies of your new home’s keys. Paying a good locksmith $20-$30 per lock is a […]

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Buying or Selling? Remember Social Media

Posted by Sheri Damon // September 1, 2014

All of the normal tips and tricks for real estate buying and selling are available just about anywhere. Buyers and sellers are advised to keep a straight face if they should meet so that you don’t give anything away. When submitting an offer, buyers are encouraged to write an emotional cover letter, since we are […]

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Radon Education for Homeowners

Posted by Sheri Damon // August 1, 2014

Recent news reports have indicated radon issues in the Portland Metro and Vancouver areas. In preparation to getting your home tested or if you have already received a positive test we are doing a short blog on radon. Radon Gas, What’s That? Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas and it is a known […]

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4 Low Cost Home Improvements for Max $

Posted by Sheri Damon // July 1, 2014

When it comes to home improvements, adding value is a must have in order to get the most bang for your buck. Curb appeal, kitchens and bathrooms get the highest return on investment and have the greatest potential to raise your homes price tag. Here are 4 low cost, high impact home improvement ideas: 1. […]

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6 Must Know Organizational Home Secrets

Posted by Sheri Damon // June 1, 2014

Spring Cleaning comes around every year and with these 6 organizational secrets, we can all be ready. Don’t want to wait for spring cleaning, use these 6 secrets to make your life easier, every day. Any/Every Room: Tip #1 – Serious Sorting: Instead of using the traditional 3 containers for separating things to keep, donate […]

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Top 5 Sizzle Features to Help Sell Your Home in 30 Days!

Posted by Sheri Damon // May 23, 2014

  Top 5 Sizzle Features To Help Sell Your Home in 30 Days:   Some renovations and remodels offer a bigger bang for your buck then others, and they don’t all have to be expensive! In the land of Homes for Sale, the kitchen is king!   Open Floor Plan Layouts—based on two factors: if […]

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Short Sales for All!?!

Posted by Sheri Damon // April 23, 2014

On July 3, 2012 our Federal Housing Finance Agency’s passed a very specific directive. This federal directive is a major step in the right direction for homes owners who have mortgages owned by either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. It creates and regulates a streamlined short sale process to help homeowners avoid foreclosure via short […]

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Free Secret Report!

Posted by Sheri Damon // March 23, 2014

What was the rate of return on your 401k account last year? What about the year before? What about next year? As per Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and editor and Emmy award-winning producer/correspondent Hedrick Smith: “The fact is that the 401(k) has not worked out well for millions of average Americans and […]

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