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2009 

Most people think of celebrities as being Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt.  But, for us bloggers it can be another type of person.  We admire the cutting edge Internet celebrities that are changing our business.  One of my internet celebrities is Jonathon Washburn, founder of Active Rain. I got to me...
11/19/2009
How many of you out there have put AR on the back burner lately?  i know I got busy chasing business around and neglected my blog.  Well, I am back.  Back from outer space...or something like that.  I am planning on attending some of NAR's classes in the next few days on Web 2.0 to learn more...
11/13/2009
Today I attend a conference regarding the housing economy. One of our speakers was Lawerence Yun, the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, according to him, he predicts home sales to increase by at least 15% in 2010.He also predicts home prices to appreciate by about 3 to 5% ...
11/13/2009
Karen makes some good point for a buyer and their agent to consider.  Read the small printAfter a series of winter-like storms rolling through our corner of the world, the latest in a stream of “hidden costs” associated with the purchase of bank owned foreclosure sale transactions came to my atte...
11/11/2009
Agents, Banks, Lenders all talk about the risks for a Seller if they choose to sale their house short.  Yes, there can be tax problems and lien release problems...plus the short sale may never even occur.  Yes, a foreclosure is most of the time the better choice for most sellers, most of the time...
11/11/2009
My Accountant has let me post this information that he provides.  I think it is good to review what a tax professional has to say. On November 6, the President signed into law H.R. 3548, the ''Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009.'' The new law extends and ge...
11/11/2009
Home sales in Ashland and Medford area should remain steady now that Congress has passed new legislation that: Extends the First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit of up to $8,000 to first-time home buyers until April 30, 2010. Expands the credit to grant up to $6,500 credit to current home owners purcha...
11/09/2009
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Krista Laulainen

Portland - Homes & Real Estate for Sale
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