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By Jessica Kincaid & Kelly Siebold Kelly Siebold
(PlatinumStaging)
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   Thinking about selling your home?  Is your house already on the market?  In today's competitive housing market you need a little something "extra" to really make your house stand out from the crowd.  Home Staging is just the trick!Learn how to de-clutter and de-personalize, arrange your furnit...

By Max Sinclair
(Prudential NW Properties)
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The first 7 months of 2007 have gone by quickly.  Interest rates are on the rise.  You'll hear from all the sellers today that it's getting harder to sell at the price they want.  Two years ago, a 3200 SF home in Beaverton with an unobstructed mountain view, priced just under $600K, would have be...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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After a full weekend of previewing and showing homes to my new clients from out of town I am confident they truly are educated about our Portland Market.Portland Oregon has enjoyed and for the most part weathered the Real Estate market fairly well over the last 2 years. The Perception factor of c...

By Sarah Wynn
(HomeSmart International)
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I recently had the pleasure of referring one my clients to a fellow Rainer.........I wanted to share with you some of the things that I like about Jennifer Bukaty.I posted a referral request with a little bit of information about the client that I'm referring.  My client has a daughter that is mo...

By Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"
(Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR)
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                  Angelica Thornton, news anchor at KATU Channel 2 in Portland OR (ABC affiliate) contacted me to ask if my company, Room Solutions Staging would like to participate in a news feature story on Home Staging and how it can help sell a home faster in this slower real estate market. T...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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I just love a success story. And this one is a Great one. As a Real Estate Broker working in the greater Portland Oregon Metro area it is always a joy to see peoples needs fulfilled. So often in this Real Estate market we here of the Tragic Story instead of the Success Story.A couple of months ba...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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So this Sunday morningstarts out like almost any other Sunday. I go through my normal wake up routine and after checking the News, Email and Blog comments, I head out to the Coffee shop. After conversing with half a dozen patrons and downing 2-3 cups of coffee and I write 6 or so AR comments, I a...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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What causes us to resist change? For several years now I have constantly preached the benefits of Scanning documents and sending them out by email. The legibility factor his huge. Specifically when you look at issues of clarity as it relates to the Old Mighty Fax.How long have scanners been aroun...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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Continuing its upward appreciation rate now at 11.5% for the year, North Portland's average Residential Sales Price for the Month of May 2007 is at $269,300 and year to date at $264,000 with a median Sales price of $248,500 for the year to date statistic. A far cry from the early 90's when the va...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
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Buying is better than Renting in Portland, Oregon.  By Wayne B. Prunerhttp://www.yourhomeinportlandoregon.com/Wayne's Portland Oregon area Real Estate blogwww.activerain.com/waynepruner Buying your own home is one of the smartest financial decisions you will ever make.  It is the foundation of bu...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
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Portland Oregon: 5 Things To Do in August  By Wayne B. Prunerhttp://www.yourhomeinportlandoregon.com/ Wayne's Portland Oregon area Real Estate blogwww.activerain.com/wayneprunerMt. Hood Jazz Festival 2007 - Mt. Hood Jazz FestivalCalling all jazz lovers! The 26th Annual Mt. Hood Jazz Festival is o...

By Sara Goodwin, Portland, Oregon Appraiser
(Ashcroft & Associates)
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   Every day I walk my neighborhood and mostly admire, sometimes dislike the architecture.  No matter what I feel about the outward appearance of the house, the entire grouping makes up the neighborhood that I love to live in.  With the collage of houses, come the residents that share my admirati...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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Yesterday while showing one of my Listings_For_Sale_in_Portland_Or  the Buyer asked me " Do you think the Seller would be willing to take less "?  Now I have answered this question thousands of times over the last 19+ years that I have been in business usually with a simple answer like" I don't m...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
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The Oregon Credit FreezeThe Oregon Legislature has introduced a bill designed to safeguard personal information that is expected to become law. The Oregon Consumer Identity Theft Protection Act most important feature allows consumers to put a "freeze" on their credit report that blocks new credit...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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We all work hard. Sometimes you just need to take a little break.I write 3 real Estate Blogs. On one of my Blogs Rose City Blog I often write about_local_Portland_Neigborhood_topics  of interest. This mornings post was just for fun. In the Post I Chronicle  the_adventures_of_Benny_My_Cat  and our...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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It seems that not everyone understands my post about_how_technology_isolates_us_from_our_clients. At least from the comments that I have received.Believe me, I do like all your comments. I even like the comments that seem to somewhat disagree with me. Although I do not disagree with the comments....

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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The Internet is a fabulous venue for promoting Real Estate. This last week as many of you may or may not know there has been a long protracted dialogue on the_Community_Update_Post_on_Activerain  to the tune of 160 comments and counting. At first the entire dialogue was about a decision to stop p...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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Every since  CBS_News  hired Anchor_Katie_Couric  speculation rather she was right for the job or could even do the job has been bantered about the Media. The continued Katie_Couric_Controversy  shows no sign of slowing down. Right for the Job or wrong for the Job is not the focus of this article...

By Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI
(Oregon First)
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Portland Oregon: 5 Things To Do in July By Wayne B. Prunerhttp://www.yourhomeinportlandoregon.com/ Wayne's Portland Oregon area Real Estate blogwww.activerain.com/waynepruner2007 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival - Waterfront Blues FestivalCelebrate 20 years of the Blues at the 2007 Safeway Water...

By Herb Hamilton, Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland
(RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors)
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Are we truly marketing our selves on the Internet to our best ability? An AR member  Judy_Cicalese  recently emailed me asking for some advice, well actually not. She had read a comment that I had left somewhere about the fact that My_Portland_Oregon_Real_Estate_Web_Site  was an  Alamode_Real_Est...

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