Real Estate Electronic Signatures

Real Estate Electronic Signatures Real Estate Electronic Signatures: The digital revolution was supposed to reduce the use of paper. However, business generates and stores more paper than ever. The truly paperless office real estate office has not yet arrived. Clients, Sellers and Buyers, can fill out forms electronically, but then they need to print them out, sign them, scan or fax them to … [Read more...]

How to buy foreclosures in Tigard Oregon

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How to buy foreclosures in Tigard Oregon Most people have heard of foreclosures, but don’t know that buying one is relatively easy and usually profitable, if you start out with reasonable expectations. A foreclosure is when the Bank owns the property and the property no longer has a mortgage. Foreclosure, Bank owned property, and REO (real estate owned) basically all mean the same thing; the Bank … [Read more...]

If this is a Buyer’s Market, then where are the Buyers?

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If this is a Buyer’s Market, then where are the Buyers? A Buyer’s market is one that favors the Buyer. In normal times this means that there is more inventory than demand. The current abundance of very affordable homes for sale and the historically low interest rates would make this a buyer’s market of colossal magnitude, but Buyer’s are staying away when they should be crawling out of the … [Read more...]

Choosing a Tigard Home

Choosing a Tigard Home When you're in the market for buying a home in Tigard, it's wise to have an idea of what you need in your new home. Buying a Tigard home is pretty much like buying real estate anywhere else. There are many homes for sale in Tigard and the home buying process can soon become overwhelming, but with a little pre-planning you can lessen your fears and doubts and obtain the … [Read more...]

Money, Marriage, and the Housing Crisis

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Money, Marriage, and the Housing Crisis According to recent figures from the Census Bureau, couples are postponing marriage until their financial situation improves. The number of new households being formed is at its lowest level since 1947. This phenomenon is helping to keep the supply of unsold homes at record levels. People are worried about losing their job or finding a job and are not … [Read more...]

What has happened to the American Dream?

What has Happened to the American Dream? Owning a home you can call your own is part of the “American Dream”. For many, this dream has turned into a nightmare. The idea that home prices never fall has been shattered. The average American home buyer got caught-up in the hoopla and “herd mentality” of the Great Real Estate Bubble and thought they were doing the right thing. Mostly, through forces … [Read more...]

Should I get my short sale re-inspected?

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Should I get my short sale re-inspected? Should I get my short sale re-inspected? I would say my answer to that is probably yes, depending on how much time has elapsed. I was talking to a new home owner last week. He purchased a short sale and the period between the home inspection and the closing of the short sale was nine months. The Seller continued to live in the house. When he took … [Read more...]

Now You Have Thousands of Reasons to Buy a House

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Now You Have Thousands of Reasons to Buy a House   The Federal Housing Tax Credit has been extended and expanded. I’ll explain it here. If you are thinking about buying a home in Tigard, you need to start acting now. If you have further questions, give me a call. $8000.00 first-time home buyer tax credit • First-time home buyers qualify for $8000.00 if they have not owned a principle … [Read more...]