Team Birtola Real Estate Blog
Tips for a Successful Winter Home Sale
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
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?
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
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
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