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    Central Oregon Winter Events

    By Faith Stone | December 6, 2022

    Winter is coming… the time of year that we keep warm indoors and catch up on quiet times. Its also the time we get the winter blues. From experience, the only way to get around the blues is getting out and doing some fun Holiday Festivities. Central Oregon offers plenty of activities perfect for friends... Read More

    3 Common Mortgage Myth’s

    By Faith Stone | November 7, 2022

    1) You need 20% For a Down Payment to Purchase a Home: Many people purchasing their first home believe 20% is the required amount for a down payment. This isn’t the case. If you are using a conventional loan, you can have as little as 3% as the down payment. There are even loan programs... Read More

    September 2022 Central Oregon Real Estate Update

    By Andrew Ellis | September 9, 2022

    What’s going on in the Central Oregon Real Estate Market? There are so many opinions out there about what is happening in the world of real estate, the noise is nearly deafening if you’re trying to search for expert opinions. The fact is, no one can say for certain, not even the most seasoned real... Read More

    4 Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid

    By Andrew Ellis | August 9, 2022

    Skipping the little things Take some time before you list your home to do the following: Walk around and make a list of items that need touch up, repair, or just a little freshening up. Doesn’t need to be anything major, just pick 5-10 things that can be done in an afternoon or two. They... Read More

    8 Things That Set Team Birtola Apart

    By Andrew Ellis | July 5, 2022

    Team – We are a group of trained professionals that work together. Our office is not a collection of competitive independent contractors that, at the end of the day, are working for the same paychecks. We are a team that collaborates constantly and serves selflessly. Learning – We know we don’t know everything and work... Read More

    Central Oregon Real Estate Market Update – May 2022

    By Andrew Ellis | May 9, 2022

    So what’s happening at the front lines of real estate right now? I get asked some variation of this question every week, if not multiple times a week. Honestly, it’s always a good question because things are constantly changing. My hope is that I provide some clarity as to what is happening right now, but... Read More

    Is This the Real Estate Bubble We Have All Been Waiting For?

    By Andrew Ellis | April 22, 2022

    All we can really see is what’s a few feet in front of us, but hopefully we’ve learned from everything behind us. When it comes to Real Estate anywhere, and Central Oregon is no exception, we can predict the next few weeks with accuracy, but that’s about it. However, hopefully we have also learned from... Read More

    What is YOUR home worth?

    By Andrew Ellis | February 14, 2022

    The average homeowner gained $56,700 in equity in 2021 alone, according to Keeping Current Matters. That is a seriously large number within just one year. And, depending on the value range of your home, there’s a good chance your equity grew more than that here in Central Oregon. We have seen appreciation rates as high... Read More

    3 Proposed Rate Hikes in 2022

    By Andrew Ellis | January 10, 2022

    There has been a lot of talk about interest rate raises in 2022. The Fed recently reported there will potentially be 3 rate hikes this year to help battle our increasing inflation. *This is just one example of an article about the Fed Rate Hikes in 2022* From a Real Estate perspective, this is a... Read More

    4 Simple Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value!

    By Andrew Ellis | November 8, 2021

    1 – Check your curb appeal. The first image a potential buyer will see of your home is the front, whether they are scrolling through listings online or driving by and see a For Sale sign. It is essential to put your best foot forward. Look for any small imperfections and address those first; like... Read More

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