Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED

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2010 

This blog was inspired by Charles Buell's The Perfect Storm  I started thinking about this, and realized how amazed I am that some short sales, but mainly foreclosures are coveted by Buyers.  Why? Because Buyers think that a Foreclosure, mainly, is a great bargain.  The lure of getting something ...
01/28/2010
I just read this on CNNMoney and thought to share it.  If you, or your clients, friends, etc. have been sued, or are being threatened with a suit, CNN Money wants to talk. They are going to do a story about sellers on short sales and/or foreclosures that have then been sued for the difference owe...
01/27/2010
The Power of Active Rain Let it be said that there is the Power of Active Rain, if only you choose to harness it.  I could probably do a lot more with the Power of Active Rain if I wasn't so lazy busy.  With all the hyper-local availability -- the sky really is the limit. What is the Power of Ac...
01/27/2010
This blog was inspired by Claude Cross' blog: Make Sure You Have The Lights on . . . . And it's ONLY written to provide a counter-point, and in no way 'diminish' the enlightenment of his blog. Ever since I've been in real estate, this was always a "cardinal rule."  Turning the lights on when havi...
01/26/2010
I started to write this blog, then saved it to draft.  After reading a very good blog by JL Boney (and the title of my blog was selected before I read JL's), I decided to blog this for two reasons.  One, I don't want to forget what my topic was.  And two, because it does go along nicely with JL'...
01/25/2010
Does anyone go out on Sunday drives anymore?  You know . . . getting in the car and going to a destination, just because.  No rush, just seeing what's out there. My Sunday drives . . . it's called "work" . . . and I'm showing properties. Here are a few properties that I'd like to show you . . . t...
01/25/2010
Supra Lockbox Activity -- Week Ending 1/17/10 NOTE:  The Supra Lockbox is the magic access key that allows agents to open the doors on listed property.  It also keeps statistics, and as you can see, there has been a INCREASE in activity, and this includes Portland, OR real estate activity.  This...
01/25/2010
Relocating to Beaverton Spring and summer -- and yes, they'll be here sooner then you'll notice -- is a time when a lot of people travel and think about relocating to Beaverton.  And why shouldn't they?  Relocating to Beaverton is a good move for many.  I've assisted many buyers relocating to Bea...
01/22/2010
Relocating to Portland Spring and summer -- and yes, they'll be here sooner then you'll notice -- is a time when a lot of people travel and think about relocating to Portland.  And why shouldn't they?  Relocating to Portland is a good move for many.  I've assisted many buyers relocating to Portla...
01/22/2010
Okay, since there's a lot of folks that think the '08 meltdown of the mortgage industry, the declines in house values, etc. is improving -- and it very well may be -- let's look at the global picture: what we export, as a Nation, and why this is important. Our #1 export is debt.  Call it bonds, c...
01/21/2010
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