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ShutterstockA considerable number of potential buyers shy away from the real estate market because they’re uncertain about the buying process – particularly when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage. For many, the mortgage process can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be!  In order to qualify in ...
ShutterstockThe gap between the increase in personal income and residential real estate prices has been used to defend the concept that we are experiencing an affordability crisis in housing today.It is true that home prices and wages are two key elements in any affordability equation. There is, ...
ShutterstockTom Petty famously penned the words, “the waiting is the hardest part” in his early 80’s hit song The Waiting, and his thought process can surprisingly also be applied to individuals considering selling their homes today. Traditional thinking would suggest it may be best to wait until...
ShutterstockHere are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights Report shows that home prices have appreciated by 3.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts prices will continue to increa...
by Andrea DamewoodHoly Trinity MOLLY MACALPINEBig things are happening in the meat on wheels department. In the last several years, Portland has accumulated a quintet of amazing barbecue carts with mind-blowingly beautiful briskets and smoky ribs that peel off the bone.Just this fall, the tiny Ma...
By Jillian PretzelChris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images  Now that “The Brady Bunch” house has been remodeled and celebrated in all its original glory on “A Very Brady Renovation,” the top brass at HGTV must be wondering: What iconic sitcom house should they try renovating nex...
THINGS TO DOLadiesFirst! w/ Karma Rivera, Amenta Abioto, Lisa Vazquez, and KayelaJ, Fri Oct 25, 9:30 pm, Jack London Revue, $15-20Friday, Oct 25   Dreadful Dreams: A Séance PartyThe best local Halloween show I’ve ever seen was ER Perkins’ Seance Party, in which talented local performer Loren Hosk...
Some Highlights:Many potential homebuyers believe they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to buy a home. This stops many people from even trying to jump into homeownership! Here are some facts to help take the fear out of the process: 71% of buyers who purchased homes have p...
ShutterstockMuch has been written about how residential real estate values have increased since the housing market started its recovery in 2012. However, little has been shared about what has taken place with residential rental prices. Let’s shed a little light on this subject.In the most recent ...
Photo: guidanceresidentialDid you know that 1 in 6 Americans currently live in a multigenerational household?According to Generations United, the number of multigenerational households rose from 42.4 million in 2000 to 64 million in 2016. The 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the Natio...

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