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    6 Affordable Curb Appeal Tips

    By Faith Stone | April 14, 2023

    6 Affordable Curb Appeal Tips Winter is on the way out and Spring is coming in hot… or at least we hope so. Getting ready to prepare your home to sell can be stressful and sometimes expensive. Here are 6 affordable & easy ways to spruce up your home’s curb appeal!  Pressure wash the exterior... Read More

    4 “First Steps” when buying a Central Oregon home

    By Faith Stone | April 4, 2023

    Start saving money now. Create a budget, even a very simple one, and start sticking to it. It is a great practice and it will help you understand your financial situation better and help prepare you to buy your home quicker. Consider the added costs. Once you begin looking into the “costs” of owning a... Read More

    By Faith Stone | March 7, 2023

    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.

    By Faith Stone | February 20, 2023

    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?

    By Faith Stone | February 6, 2023

    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

    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

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