Whether you’re buying your first home or selling your current house, if your needs are changing and you think you need to move, the decision can be complicated. You may have to take personal or professional considerations into account, and only you can judge what impact those factors should have on ... » Learn More about How Smart Is It to Buy a Home Today?
The real estate market was on fire during the second half of 2020. Buyer demand was way up, and the supply of homes available for sale hit record lows. The price of anything is determined by the supply and demand ratio, so home prices skyrocketed last year. Dr. Lynn Fisher, Deputy ... » Learn More about Home Prices: What Happened in 2020? What Will Happen This Year?
If you’re looking for a home to purchase right now and having trouble finding one, you’re not alone. At a time like this when there are so few houses for sale, it’s normal to wonder if you’ll actually find one to buy. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), ... » Learn More about Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year?
There are so many great reasons to purchase a home, and over the past year, we’ve realized more of them than we ever thought possible. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, having a home of your own can give you a greater sense of security and accomplishment in a time that’s largely uncertain. If you’re ... » Learn More about 3 Ways You’ll Win When You Buy a Home This Year
Every year, households across the country make the decision to rent for another year or take the leap into homeownership. They look at their earnings and savings and then decide what makes the most financial sense. That equation will most likely take into consideration monthly housing costs, tax ... » Learn More about Want to Build Wealth? Buy a Home This Year.
Historically low mortgage rates are a big motivator for homebuyers right now. In 2020 alone, rates hit new record-lows 16 times, and the trend continued into the early part of this year. Many hopeful homebuyers are now wondering if they should put their plans on hold and wait for the ... » Learn More about Should I Wait for Lower Mortgage Interest Rates?
When you are buying or selling real estate, you receive a statement of your estimated closing costs (for buyers it's typically called a Good Faith Estimate and for sellers it's typically called an Estimate of Net Proceeds). This chart helps break down some of those estimated closing costs, but know ... » Learn More about Closing Costs Explained
Information you need to know if you are a Corvallis, Oregon property owner, tenant, buyer or seller. The City of Corvallis has enacted a new municipal code aimed at protecting public health, safety and welfare in regards to real property. Ordinance 2015-20. The code is effective May 14, ... » Learn More about Corvallis Livability Code (Ordinance 2015-20)