There is a second wave of foreclosures coming.  The one we have just gone through with all the "financial meltdown" was just the first of up to three waves of foreclosures.  The first one was the subprime mess, with lenders lending to people with subpar credit, that "surprise" did not or could no...
Has anyone else noticed this? You find a "great deal" for your buyers... You write an offer and submit it.  You wait a day or so and find out there are 8 more offers just like yours in?  Then it ends up selling over asking price.  One we put an offer in, list price $119,000, sold price $135,000, ...
Yeah, yeah, I know we're in a buyer's market, but lately I have been experiencing MULTIPLE offers on multiple homes!  This is not a joke.  Here are my recent experiences: $119,000 - 1700 square foot condo, 12 offers - 6 of them ALL CASH. $115,000 - detached re-sale home, 3 offers. $425,000 - deta...
I love my broker!  (His wife need not be jealous!) How do I love him?  Let me count the ways: 1.  He is always there when I call.  Even when he thought he could have had the swine flu and felt like he was going to die (and nearly sounded like it), he answered my call and had a helpful answer. 2. ...
What a revelation!  Work smart and make more money!  Lately I have been doing what a friend, Derya Ruggles, calls "Day-Stacking," where I cram into one day what would normally be spread out over two or three days.   This translates into a morning showing, a mid-day open house and then another sho...
4717 SE Grand Ridge Drive, Camas, WA RMLS # 9006917 This beautiful location home is just what your buyers are looking for!  It offers the epitome of luxury and location in Grand Ridge, one of the most desired neighborhoods of Camas, WA.  Whoever lives here will be able to have their children atte...
Have you ever wondered how many homes you see for sale are short sales?  I just did a calculation from short sale data on the RMLS for Portland Metro Areas and Clark County from active listings on September 27 and 28, 2008, and the numbers are staggering.  News tells us that the suburban areas we...

Marjie Van Der Laan

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