Author Archives: Gina McNeill

Nine Tips for Making Home Buying Negotiations Go Smoothly

When you’re in the market for a new home, there’s nothing quite like the search for the perfect property. It’s exciting, addicting, and fun. But, once you finally settle on a property, that’s when the real work begins. This is … Continue reading

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WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MORTGAGE RATE IN 2017?

This week the Feds raised the interest rate for the first time in 2016 and it was a cautious increase. The question is where are the rates expected to go and how will buyers and sellers react? SOME KEY TAKEAWAYS … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT WINTER HOME MAINTENANCE CHORES

Winter has hit our town pretty hard over the last week. Not too long ago we were walking around in shorts and sandals and now we find ourselves stomping through the snow and driving carefully. Regardless of the changing seasons … Continue reading

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Personality Traits of a Successful Realtor®

Have you ever wondered what are the the personality traits that separate a successful realtor from a mediocre realtor.  Here are the top four traits that are extremely important, and that are worth looking for when deciding on the realtor that … Continue reading

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BEND OREGON NEWS FOR JUNE 2016

Changes are all around us. The temperatures go up and down as summer finally finds its place at our back door, and here we are with another morning full of sunshine in central Oregon. While changes happen all around us … Continue reading

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What are the Pros and Cons of using an Online Service like Zillow?

The housing market continues to be hot as summer officially starts this week. In this marketplace there are many buyers and sellers that are using services like Zillow. It is not surprising that when it comes to selling your house, … Continue reading

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8 Tips for First-Time Home Sellers

If you’re selling a home for the first time, it’s quite a different ballgame from what you experienced as a first-time buyer. Ultimately, even with counseling and guidance from your Real Estate agent, you’re in control of the process. You … Continue reading

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March 2016 National Housing Report

As the popular home buying season approaches, February sales saw a jump from both January and last February. The year-over-year change was 4.8% and the increase over January was 5.8%, which is in line with the 5.2% average seen in … Continue reading

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Tax Time Approaches…

Two months ago winter was in full force and though we knew tax time was approaching, it was still February – there was plenty of time. Today the first week of April is nearly gone, and though the early birds … Continue reading

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Easter Festivities All Over Bend and Beyond

Coloring boiled eggs, stuffing and hiding plastic eggs, decorating baskets with grasses and bows – all of these activities are part of the Easter celebration. Easter Sunday is also called Pasch or Resurrection Sunday, and it is a festival that celebrates the resurrection … Continue reading

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