Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED

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2010 

This week, we're going to travel to the SE Portland area.  And I found a charming Cape Cod -- worth a look see! Mid-Century (1953) with solid hard woods, vintage layout, Mill Park neighborhood.  Where can you find a FIVE BEDROOM, 2 full bath home, on .20 acres, within walking distance to MAX -- f...
08/31/2010
After reading this post: How To Make Your Home Look Larger From the Ground Up I couldn't AGREE more. One of the most confusing things I see in a home is the wrong colors on the walls . . . nothing makes a room look smaller than the wrong colors. But what about the other "surfaces"?  We call all a...
08/30/2010
FAQ When Talking to a Buyers Agent in Portland For many buyers, having a Buyers Agent is the ideal choice.  My practice is Exclusive Buyer Agency -- the best form of BUYER REPRESENTATION, IMHO.  Having a Buyers Agent work for you is an option many home buyers are looking in to.  WHY?  Because Hom...
08/29/2010
I Don't Need a Home Inspection . . . I'm Buying a New Home From the Builder My post, and title, came about after reading Nevin Williams' recent post:  I Don't Need an Agent Because I'm Buying a New Home from a Builder With blessings from Nevin, I'm posting this as a "Part II," you might say. In O...
08/28/2010
Oh, my silly Government . . . at it again.  I think that little trickster, Uncle Sam, just wants to make milk squirt out of my nose.  Otherwise, why would I get an email the other day from the Dept. of the Treasury.  Thankfully, when reading this announcement, I wasn't drinking milk. Because it's...
08/27/2010
This is a great post for buyers who are considering buying a home from a builder WITHOUT their own buyers' agent (representative, i.e., fiduciary).  Get real!  Why would I want to have an agent act as a middleman when I can deal with the builder?  I can get the house for less because there will b...
08/27/2010
If I was buying in a house in Lake Oswego . . . this would be my Pick of the Week. Nestled on a culdesac in the Palisades Neighborhood of Lake Oswego, you would not go wrong with this beauty.  I've assisted quite a few clients who were buying a home in Lake Oswego, and had the planets aligned cor...
08/26/2010
Current Activity -- Homes for Sale in Beaverton As of August 25, 2010 . . . Homes for Sale in Beaverton include: 703 DETACHED properties are ACTIVE -- Prices range from $110,000 to $1.4M 351 ATTACHED/CONDO properties are ACTIVE -- Prices range from $62,000 to $299,500   Of the current, active DET...
08/25/2010
If I were buying a house in Beaverton . . . my pick of the week would be: This 3 bedroom / 2 bath Ranch, in a great location of Beaverton.  Bordering the SW Portland corridor, this property is a smart selection.  Close to Washington Square, the Tri-Met connections to MAX, this house is a nice pic...
08/23/2010
Carla's Pick of the Week! This is my first post on what I hope will become a weekly endeavor:  My pick of the week! Each Monday, I'll be looking at properties for sale in my market area, I won't be basing this on a pre-set price range, since the areas may differ in value.  But, what I'm looking f...
08/23/2010
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