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By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Sampling All 31 Flavors And Not Buying A Cone: How NOT to Home Shop The month of July is National Ice Cream Month . . . and why not?  With Summer in full swing: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! How annoying would it be if all a customer does is sample the flavors, all 31 of them...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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Speechless Sunday-Winetasting and Art--I'm on my Way! This beautiful vineyard is my destination in just about 2 hours.    I am supporting my neighbor and "resident artist", Cheryl Barlow in her first artshow! Cheryl and her husband Doug bought a home at Fishhawk Lake from me over 2 ...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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New Zip Codes Added to Beaverton OR 97003 and 97078 There will be approximately 18,000 addresses affected by the two new zip codes in Beaverton. The added zip codes to the City of Beaverton is not done for current population, but done in the anticipation of future growth. Effective July 1st the ...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Houses are NOT Books . . . Or Seats on an Airplane I've been reading a recent feature, perhaps you've read it, too?? Richard Weisser has predicted the end of the Realtor® in 6 short years, and by the year 2020 it will be the end of the industry as we know it.  [5 Reasons For All Real Esta...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Having a Niche is Nice . . . The Added Value of Having a Buyers Agent My, be it ever so humble, niche is:   Exclusive Buyer Agency My clients are ALL BUYERS in the Portland Metro real estate market.  While I could take listings and represent sellers, I have niched to Buyer Agency - Buyer Broker -...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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David Hill Winery This winery is tucked in the hills outside of Forest Grove, Oregon. Lush wines and a perfect setting for a picnic. Gosh we had a great time June 11th! I had lots of opportunities for photos.     This is just one of them as we ended our time there and headed home to Fishhawk Lake...
By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
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Summerfield, Tigard. Summerfield is a planned, 55+ retirement community in Tigard, Oregon, that is built around a beautiful, par 33, 2475 total yards, nine-hole golf course. Built on 203 acres starting in 1973, it is a mixture of single family homes, townhomes, condos and apartments. Summerfield...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Sunday Drive in Hillsboro OR -- The Fields of Clover Are All Over Won't you join me on a Sunday drive through the backroads of Hillsboro?  Within less than 10 mins from my home in Beaverton, I can view farmland and beauty and you're welcome to take a ride with me. This is only one, of the...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Greenway Park Turns Colors Greenway Park is one of my favorite parks in the City of Beaverton. Greenway Park is a wonderful park which is maintained by the THPRD (Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District.) A beautiful wildlife sanctury with Fanno Creek running through it. Take a walk on the ...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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The City of Hillsboro in Metro Portland Hillsboro OR is located to the southwest of Downtown Portland. On a good day, the commute to Downtown Portland is about 20 minutes along the Sunset Corridor, commonly referred to as Hwy 26. Hillsboro is part of the Metro Portland and has a proven track rec...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Relocating to Beaverton, OR I've assisted many buyers relocating to Beaverton, OR from all areas of the nation: San Diego, Chicago, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Boston and parts in between.  The majority of buyers relocating to Beaverton typically move up from California.  Even with families "...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Buyers Agent in Hillsboro For buyers looking to buy a home in Hillsboro they would do themselves a favor by getting the real estate services of a Buyers Agent in Hillsboro. Related:  Buyers Agent in Portland   What is a Buyers Agent? As we all know, the listing agent works for the sellers.  A bu...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Rental Market in the Portland Metro Area ON FIRE Let me state that it's not the normal standard of practice for real estate agents to work rentals in the Portland Metro housing market.  We don't have rentals in our RMLS, there is no offer of compensation . . . we just don't do them. H...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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An Exclusive Buyers Agent in Portland Gives Advice to SELLERS! Even though my office, Buyers Agent Portland, LLC is an Exclusive Buyers brokerage, I'm still a licensed real estate agent in the State of Oregon.  Although I do not represent Sellers, or take listings . . . I still can give a lit...
By Brian Olsen: Cooper Jacobs Real Estate PDX, Portland Suburbs & Lake Oswego Neighborhoods
(Portland, Lake Oswego Waterfront and Luxury Homes, Dunthorpe, West Linn )
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Beaverton was named for it's proximity to water where Beavers call home. Large numbers of homebuyers and the commerce that follows has watched the population increase to approximately 93,000. The area is slightly less then nineteen square miles. Take a closer look at the area map and homes FO...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Underwriters' Guidelines HAVE Changed! Buyers would do themselves a tremendous favor by not thinking they know everything about buying a home. Just because . . . someone bought a home 4 years ago, and were qualified for $950,000 doesn't mean a thing 4 years later. Underwriters' guidel...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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You Represented Your Clients Well . . . Said The Listing Agent As many of you know, my brokerage is an Exclusive Buyer Agency, were the Sellers are never represented.  100% Buyer Agency. When I closed out an escrow last week, I had to follow-up on a few things with the Listing Agent. Today was a ...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Credit Suisse Monthly Survey of Real Estate Agent Jan. 2014 RESULTS   Credit Suisse Survey of Real Estate Agents January 2014 Results Each month I post the results of the Credit Suisse survey of real estate agents. From the Portland Metro information, which is found on Page 29, my take is: Seller...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Love First Time Buyers Who Love New Construction What's NOT to love? First time buyers are the staple of my brokerage, Buyers Agent Portland, LLC.  I've represented so many and it's always such a pleasure. A few years ago I got a double dose of love . . . first time buyers who bought ...
By Cindy Westfall, ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon)
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Love Is In The Air, You Never Forget Your First... There is a saying that "you never forget your first", and it's so true. I will never forget my first real estate listing....seemed like yesterday (although it was over nine years ago). I was an eager to learn and succeed as a newbie...

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