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After the Sale

Congratulations! You’re a homeowner! Now that you’ve closed on your home purchase, there are a few more important tasks to note. 1. Keep your closing papers in a safe place. They are valuable! You will use them to figure out tax deductions for the year and in the future, they will come in handy when the […]

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Do I Need a Realtor®?

You be the judge. Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you […]

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What is a Buyer’s Agent?

A buyer’s agent represents home buyers exclusively, instead of both buyers and sellers. We believe a Bella Casa buyer’s agent provides a distinct advantage for Yamhill County home buyers by offering dedicated, focused, and expert services for buyers alone. There are almost 200 functions that can be identified as responsibilities for a real estate broker. […]

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Understand the Lending Industry

Lenders are the companies that give you the money to purchase a property; they actually fund the mortgage for you at closing. In reality, they will ‘own’ (hold legal interest in) more of the property than you do. Whether the lender is a bank, financial investment brokerage or institution, or a small local company, they […]

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Should I Call the Listing Agent?

It has become increasingly common for buyers to call the listing agent and ask to see the property. If the property is right, then the listing agent is asked to write the offer. Is this legal? Is it wise? Oregon allows for dual representation (a single agent representing both the seller and the buyer) if […]

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Can’t I Work with Multiple Agents?

For some people, business is only about the cost. For money they will take advantage of anyone and do whatever they want regardless of how it hurts someone else. But most of us eventually learn that the lowest price is rarely the best value. Money alone satisfies no one. Others may think that an industry […]

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How Does a Buyer’s Agent Get Paid?

Like every other product or service in the world, a ‘cost of sales’ is built into the product or service charges. It takes money to design a functional product that meets needs, to appeal to the public, promote the benefits of it, and invites the customer to buy. There are substantial costs building ‘brands’ and […]

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Buying Oregon Horse Properties

Oregon horse properties are a hot ticket! Horse people, horse activities, horse properties, and horses (of course) abound in the Willamette Valley.  From world-class internationally recognized dressage, hunter/jumper trainers and training barns to backyard pasture pets, our region boasts a dizzying array of equestrian opportunities. If you’re looking to buy or sell an equestrian property […]

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Buying Investment Properties

I recently read that “the lure of free land was overpowering to many families suffering from the threat of a depressed economy.”  Technology and the media saturate us with information about the state of our present economy.  But did you know the above was extracted from an article about the immigrant wagon trains of the 1800’s […]

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Choosing a Real Estate Company

In real estate the only thing that matters is what is local, personal, and custom. Clients no longer look to a national brand or a firm to find real estate; they go online directly into the marketplace and see who the local experts are and what properties and services they offer. Clients do not care […]

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