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2008 

A few weeks ago we went camping just outside Silverton at Silver Falls State Park, and I have to say, one of the most beautiful places on Earth. I will have many more pictures coming in the next couple weeks. But, today is about the history of a little town outside of Salem. Silverton, Oregon, is...
09/30/2008
What do you mean your client isn't buying it just because of the countertops? My client just spent $5,000 on those granite countertops to make it look this good so it will sell faster and now you are telling me that you aren't buying because of them? Yep, this was the conversation I had with a bu...
09/29/2008
Yesterday was a great day in Boston as the Red Sox retired the jersey of one Johnny Pesky. You don't know who Johnny Pesky is? Well let me tell you the story of Mr. Pesky or as he is called her in Oregon, "Mr. Red Sox." A couple weeks ago I didn't know who Mr. Pesky was either until I visited the...
09/29/2008
One of the toughest things about working short sales is knowing you are helping a family who is in trouble. For some reason, they can't afford to live there anymore. Many times it's because of life changing situations such as divorce, job loss, death, or many other reasons. But, now they have to ...
09/29/2008
Today I got a call from a lady who was crying uncontrollably. So much so that I was having a hard time understanding her. But, when I finally got her to calm down enough that I could understand her, she wanted to know what she could do. She had gone with another agent, despite reading my posts an...
09/28/2008
In the last week I've been in at least 15 bank owned properties. Of these, 3 really stuck out in my mind. What was so special about those 3? They had been damaged by the previous owner prior to the bank taking back the properties. You see the banks had kicked out the owners and taken back the pr...
09/28/2008
With the federal bailout of the financial institutions looking like only hours away, we need to look at the physical damage that these crashes have caused on the market and the country as a whole. Throwing money at the problem may not be the best answer, but I'm guessing that is all we are going ...
09/27/2008
Today is Friday, September 26, 2008 and it is time for another breakdown of homes sales in the Washington County, Oregon market. This week the stats came out for August 2008 versus August 2007 and the numbers are pretty amazing. With the average drop in home sales in Washington County of 30.23% a...
09/26/2008
I have a group of investors that have learned that investing in real estate doesn't have to be venture in losing money like so many investors have in the past year. You see, they learned that you can't really lose money if you are buying properties at 60% of the appraised value. Why were they abl...
09/25/2008
I still have clients I have been working with that called me 2 years ago to buy a house. Now, I wasn't actively showing them homes, but rather working on their credit with them. You see the problem was that they could get a loan, but the payments would be about $200 more than they wanted to pay. ...
09/25/2008
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