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    Tips for a Successful Winter Home Sale

    By Andrew Ellis | October 19, 2019

    No one likes the idea of selling in the winter. You would probably rather be snuggled up under a blanket in front of the fire with a NY Times best selling novel than trying to navigate the colder weather during a move. However, things don’t always go as planned, and if you find yourself in... Read More

    How to Stay Organized During a Move

    By Andrew Ellis | September 26, 2019

    Planning a move but don’t know where to start? Whether you are moving across the country or just down the street, this step-by-step guide will help you stay organized and efficient during your big move! Plan ahead – reserve your truck and movers in advance and let your utility companies know you’re moving. The last... Read More

    The Sky is NOT Falling – What to Know if We’re Headed for a Recession

    By Andrew Ellis | August 28, 2019

    Recession does not mean a Housing Collapse! Not counting the largest recession of our lifetime, which is of course the freshest in our memory, home prices went up 4% (on average) during the last four U.S. recessions. With only one of the four having a depreciation of home values, and that was by -1.9% in... Read More

    How to sell your home FAST

    By Andrew Ellis | August 1, 2019

    If you’re ready to sell, here are a few tips to get your home sold on time and on budget. Choose an agent Price it right Prepare your home  Neutralize Showing 1 – Choosing Your Agent When preparing to sell your home, one of the best things you can do for your property is to... Read More

    Budget Friendly Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal

    By Andrew Ellis | July 19, 2019

    Thinking of selling? Or maybe your home is already on the market but you haven’t seen the kind of activity you were hoping for. In any case, refining your curb appeal can go a long way. This not only improves your presence both online and in person, it shows potential buyers that you’ve cared for... Read More

    Why Hire a Realtor?

    By Andrew Ellis | June 18, 2019

    A question we hear quite often in the Real Estate world is “Why should I hire a realtor?” The National Association of Realtors has research showing the average sales price for homes sold by an agent is $65,000 more than the average FSBO home sale. For most homes in America, this will more than cover... Read More

    Central Oregon Renters! How does the new Rent Control Bill affect your family?

    By Andrew Ellis | April 16, 2019

    This is not a complete overview. If you need specific council on these matters, we encourage you to seek professional assistance. The main issue here is to stop no-cause evictions in month-to-month tenancy, after 12 months of occupancy. Meaning landlords need “specific cause” to evict a tenant that is in a month-to-month contract, once that... Read More

    Market Update: What Will Home Prices Do in 2019?

    By Adam Huycke | January 7, 2019

    Video Highlights The Top 95 Economists, Analysts, and Real Estate Professionals were asked what their opinion was on home prices for 2019 – check them out here. * 2 say prices will stay the same * 4 say prices will depreciate * 89 say prices will appreciate Any slowdown we will eventually see, will be a... Read More

    Real Estate Market Update – Winter 2018

    By Adam Huycke | December 11, 2018

    Video Highlights – Is this 2006-2008 happening again? No. I’ll explain why… – 100+ months of economic growth nationally 20 million more jobs than in 2010 – Feds raising interest rates in order to keep the market in check (this may cause a slight pause/slow down as buyers get used to this new normal) –... Read More

    Real Estate Market Update: Fall 2018

    By Adam Huycke | September 27, 2018

    Central Oregon Real Estate Market Update – Fall 2018 Top 3 Reasons to Use High Desert Realty Team   We are a team that works together in our individual lane of expertise. Buyer/Seller Agents, Escrow, Marketing, Client Care…   Marketing   Cutting-edge online marketing including targeted ads and a tremendous social media presence and traditional efforts... Read More

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