Buying a home is one of those significant life milestones that people love to celebrate. It’s not necessarily quite at the ‘getting married’ or ‘having a baby’ level, but it’s a big one. And shopping for perfect housewarming gifts for friends and relatives can be a lot of fun. Here in Portland, OR, and surrounding… Continue reading Top 6 Perfect Housewarming Gifts
Are you someone who enjoys daydreaming about buying a new home or selling your current house to start fresh elsewhere? Many people like to scroll through Zillow listings and ponder the possibilities. But for serious home buyers or sellers, Zestimates and other third-party valuation tools can be problematic. If you are wondering about your home’s… Continue reading The Trouble with Zestimates: A Guide to Third-Party Home Estimates
Selling a home inevitably brings some stress and anxiety to the sellers. It’s normal to ponder and worry about all kinds of things. How long will it take? Will we get a good offer? Fortunately, the benefits of staging a home for sale can bring a lot of peace to the sale process. No matter… Continue reading 3 Benefits of Staging a Home for Sale
When you need to buy and sell a house at the same time, it can feel overwhelming. There are a lot of moving pieces when two transactions are on the line. But there are ways to accomplish this with minimal stress. It takes strategy, planning, a little luck, and an excellent realtor. Whether you are… Continue reading How to Buy and Sell a House at the Same Time
When you set out to buy a home, you likely have a robust wish list for your ideal house. You’ve probably narrowed down your needs for bedrooms, bathrooms, and square footage. And you may have an acceptable limit for commute times. But many people also consider school district rankings when buying a home. Whether you… Continue reading Should I Consider School District Rankings When Buying a House?
Watch a quick video as I explore one of four wineries just on the outskirts of the Willamette neighborhood of West Linn. https://youtu.be/RJR16tYI9Xc