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Sweet Home Tax Breaks That Can Save You Serious Dough

Posted by Brad Larsen // July 11, 2018

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If you’re thinking of buying a home, get ready for some sweet savings with home tax breaks. If you’ve rented in the past, your money went to your landlord’s pockets. Now that you’ve purchased a home, get ready to put that money back into your own pocket! Even though the tax landscape changes yearly, the […]


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What You Should Know About Your Credit Score Before Buying a House

Posted by Brad Larsen // July 4, 2018

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Experts agree, you want to ensure the best credit score possible when qualifying for a home loan. FICO says that you can pay up to $2500 less per year on $200,000 mortgage over a 30-year term. That’s some serious dough. Lenders gauge your likelihood of paying your mortgage based on your credit history and score. […]


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Avoid Foreclosure When You Work With Your Bank

Posted by Brad Larsen // June 27, 2018

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Here’s a fact you may not know: Your bank wants you to avoid foreclosure as much as you do. While some banks have a friendlier face than others, their bottom line is a financial one, and foreclosure affects them hard, just like it affects you. In fact, many banks aren’t waiting until you default on […]


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Sell Your Home Fast With These Easy DIY Tips!

Posted by Brad Larsen // June 20, 2018

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Whether you’re selling now or planning for a future sale, you can sell your home fast when you implement a few easy DIY tips. Home improvement costs can add up quickly, but you can maximize your home’s value when you make quick and easy improvements. You can tackle them yourself or hire them out if […]


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Punch Up Your Home Appeal For A Quick Sale!

Posted by Brad Larsen // June 13, 2018

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Here in Eugene, it’s still a strong seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spruce up your home appeal. Although homes are flying on and off the market here, that doesn’t mean that you can’t make some improvements to help secure the best buyer at the best price for you. Making your home as […]


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Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market is Not for the Faint of Heart

Posted by Brad Larsen // June 6, 2018

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If you’re thinking about buying a home in Eugene, be prepared for sticker shock! A seller’s market exists when there are more home buyers than sellers. Depending on the market and availability, this means that seller’s can sell their homes for almost any price. The laws of supply and demand give sellers the advantage in […]


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Homeowners May Soon Get A Leg-Up In Their Fight To Prevent Foreclosure

Posted by Brad Larsen // May 30, 2018

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Recent legislation introduced in Congress proposes to increase oversight of the Federal Housing Authority, FHA, to help prevent foreclosure. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) introduced the FHA Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2018, H.R. 5555 in April 2018. The bill will require the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to increase oversight of FHA mortgage lenders […]


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Jazz Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal for a Fast Sale!

Posted by Brad Larsen // May 9, 2018

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If your home’s curb appeal makes a great first impression, you’re likely to sell it fast and for the listing price. Spring has sprung all around us and it’s the perfect time to spruce up your yard and your flower beds and add some interest to your home’s exterior. It doesn’t take a lot of […]


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Boost Your Home Value Fast With These Dependable Tips

Posted by Brad Larsen // May 2, 2018

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Even though it’s still a strong seller’s market here in Lane County, you can still boost your home value to maximize your investment. Little things mean a lot to home buyers, so by focusing on improving living space inside and outside, you can make an impact on buyers. Whether your budget is small or big, […]


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How the Home Foreclosure Process Affects You and Your Future

Posted by Brad Larsen // April 25, 2018

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Facing the home foreclosure process is scary. Chances are good that you didn’t plan on foreclosure when you bought your home. Chances are even better that you’ve never been through a home foreclosure and you don’t know what to expect. You can find out more about preventing foreclosure in our article about starting out the New […]


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