Team Birtola Real Estate Blog
A Peak Behind the Bend Real Estate Curtain 3 things you didn’t know… 1. Real Estate professionals are NOT comfortable with quickly elevating home prices. It can seem very logical that people that are paid according to the sale price of a home, want that price to go up and up. However, what you... Read More
5 Easy Ways for Bend-area Home Seller’s to Prepare for an Inspection.
5 Easy Ways for Bend-area Home Seller’s to Prepare for an Inspection. 1) Walk your home room by room Replace light bulbs Clean out clogged drains Tighten door handles, towel racks, and railings 2) Walk the outside of your home Trim plants back from your house Remove debris from your roof and gutters Touch up... Read More
Looking for a great resource for all things Real Estate in Central Oregon?
The Bend Investor Group is the place for insights into the Central Oregon real estate market. For those looking into real estate investing at any level, this is a group worth joining. The mission of the group is to be a place to Share, Learn, Grown, and Connect. It is a place to connect online... Read More
Central Oregon Winter Events
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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