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If the $8000 homebuyers' tax credit spurs sales of entry level homes, then it will help spark sales in the overall market. People looking to make a move from their entry level home will find it will be easier to sell their current home. Lower priced new homes are now an option for both entry leve...
The Oregon legislature is now in session and the current makeup of both the Oregon House and Oregon Senate does not favor rural property owners.  A decade ago, they would have created havoc for rural property owners with new land use restrictions and limits on water use.  But because of Measure 3...
We all have those clients who love older homes.  Some clients are experienced with older homes they are handy, they have been through the process of remodeling one.  They know what they are getting into.  Other clients don't have a clue, they just like the charm and character, that distinct quali...
Do you have a listing where the homeowner is facing a possible foreclosure?  Directing them to the following resources could possibly save them from foreclosure.  None of us want to see our clients face foreclosure and all of us want to be as helpful as we can.  The Real Estate Agency's website l...
When seeking to obtain financing for a home there are seven things you should steer clear of: Don't buy or lease an auto! Lenders look carefully at your debt-to-income ratio.  A large payment such as a car lease or purchase can greatly impact those ratios and prevent you from qualifying for a hom...
Here are a few changes lending changes to keep in mind: CREDIT SCORES: FHA, VA, USDA and most conventional loans are now requiring a 620 credit score.  It is more important than ever before for borrowers to be pre-approved and credit reports pulled. USDA: Increased income limits as of April 20, 2...
WHEN: MARCH 27-29, 2009 WHERE: PORTLAND EXPO CENTER The Northwest's largest sustainable lifestyle show features earth friendly products for you, your home and garden. PGE will be there to help you learn about renewable power and how to reduce your carbon footprint by improving the energy efficien...
Forbes Magazine named Portland Oregon the 4th-best housing market in the country.  This is based in part on the latest S & P Case-Schiller 20-city home price index, published monthly.  The best five housing markets according to Forbes and in order are: New York; Washington D.C., Charlotte, N.C.; ...
MARCH 2009 Historic Open House & Tours  March 7, 2009 The tour takes place each year the first Saturday of March.  The tours are at 10:am and 2:pm and last for about 2.5 hours.  Reservations are required and a $5 donation is requested.  For more information go to www.downtownmcminnville.com Sip, ...
Newberg Art Walk in Historic Downtown Newberg MARCH 6, 2009 5-9 P.M.  Parking is available on 2nd between College and Howard.  PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES: Cusick Picture Frame Newberg Gallery Lindgren Gallery Minthorne Gallery Bishop Creek Cellars Brown, Tarlow, et al Chehalem Center Assoc. Chehale...

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