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Dearest Gail, Your story is one of truth and courage.  Courage to tell your story and strength to keep your head up and keep going in the darkness of dooming foreclosure.  With Bank of America you wonder who is in charge.  Someone is in charge there, somewhere?  Where does the buck stop? I was no...
02/10/2013
Condo living could be the perfect solution to housing needs.  For instance, if you are the workaholic type and work ALL the TIME, a condo could be the solution.  Your free time is limited and who wants to spend some precious down time doing house maintenance or yard maintenance.  Many condos also...
12/03/2012
A picture is worth a thousand words and the before and after pictures are truly amazing.  I believe it is sometimes difficult to imagine what a room will look like after it has been updated.  I was recently in an 3 very similar 80's two story homes.  The first home had VERY extensive oak everywhe...
08/28/2012
I have met a number of buyers that have a contract to purchase a property and then find out the seller has not been making payments to the mortgage company.  The buyers are under the impression that the home is theirs, just like a regular mortgage.  One buyer purchased a house from his friend.  T...
07/29/2012
Real estate has become very complicated in the last few years.  It makes an enormous difference in your choice of a realtor.  Realtors do so much more than just open doors so that potential buyers can tour a property and fall in love. In todays real estate climate there are many balls in the air ...
07/24/2012
Walmart is such an iconic part of our culture.  I know people that will never go to a Walmart and will not shop there.  I also know people that want to be in the "zone" which is within driving distance and feel very frustrated when, in the Portland/Beaverton area, that there was not a Walmart to ...
06/25/2012
Hard wood floor questions?  Debbie Gartner finds floors very interesting and I find her writing to be very thorough and very informative.  Red oak and white oak?  The one you wouldn't think is the darker, who named them many years ago? I'm sorry that "white washed" floors have gone out of style, ...
02/27/2012
Hello sellers and buyers out there!  Buyer's- you may find it inconvenient when the seller is home and totally blurts out their motivation.  But this is a blessing.  Listen well and don't give away your own motivation.  If you love love love the house, keep it to yourself and when you are out of ...
07/24/2011
This post about Sellers countering a Buyer's offer is very well written and very well thought out.  The market is very different today than it was a few years ago.  People are different because of the internet and the media.  First time home buyers are different also and it may be a whole new wor...
06/19/2011
Thank you very much for taking the time and putting this excellent resource together. Most of the older homes in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA areas have oak and fir floors installed.  I had not seen a fir floor before moving here and kept referring to fir as pine, which of course, it is not...
12/20/2010
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