Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED

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2011 

This post is from colleague Andi Grant, an agent working in the Long Beach, Downey, Los Angeles market.  The point of her post is about COMMUNICATING the offer . . . even when there's that dreaded 4-word phrase "We've accepted another offer."  In this tale, Andi knew her stuff, and talked up her...
04/29/2011
This post by colleague Karen Fiddler has nothing to do with real estate.  But it touches us all since we are all . . . DRIVERS!! How many people go through life cutting people off -- in one form or the other?  Not realizing that what they have done is a "cause and affect" of a terrible chain reac...
04/29/2011
Are You a First Time Home Buyer in Portland? Portland, OR and the Metro Portland Area (including the suburban communities of Beaverton, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Gresham, Happy Valley, Milwaukie, Oregon City, etc.) make up 47% of the total population in the state. If you're re...
04/27/2011
What is a Life Estate? Many years ago, when I became licensed I had my "first" sale.  It was a life estate.  The concept of life estate was the only thing I actually retained from real estate school.  Glad I remembered, because it came in handy.  Although I didn't draft the legal document, I was ...
04/27/2011
This is a post about a very local topic . . . transfer tax.  It's clear that any additional "fees" "taxes" would harm the sellers and buyers of property.  With FHA rising fees in mortgage insurance, and the whole myriad of other little nickel and dime ... it adds up quickly. Fishhawk Lake Oregon...
04/26/2011
The Freakybuttrue Peculiarium and Museum is a very odd, and fun place.  Located in NW Portland, this oddity shop has it all . . . and it's for the peculiar in all of us. What is the Peculiarium, you ask?  Why it's a place where you can find . . . the peculiar.  Established in 1967 (some say 1972)...
04/25/2011
I am a tad unsettled with a news report I just read.  When does "HEALTHIEST HOUSING MARKETS" equate to:  42.9% of the home owners in the state with NEGATIVE EQUITY!?! What a bunch of nonsense.  Jabberwocky couldn't have written this report any better. The No. 5 "Healthiest Housing Markets" is peg...
04/22/2011
OMIGOSH -- I want to be a LANDLORD in TEXAS and not backasswards Oregon. Check out #7 -- A landlord can enter WITHOUT NOTICE!  HA HA  HA, I wish we could do that here.  That would cut down on a lot of METH HOUSES, SQUATTERS, Non-appoved tenants . . . if the OWNER of the property could ENTER their...
04/20/2011
Judy does a nice job of outlining a very sombering reality in our Nation.  And for those homeowners that aren't in the 1 in 4 statistics, they are also affected negatively by this as well. "Negative equity has overtaken the American real estate landscape. What started out as an isolated problem -...
04/20/2011
Pat Haddad is a savvy agent.  Her opinion expressed in her recent featured post are spot on.  It's a common event, and one that we've all experienced at one time, or the other. Can't wait to read the comments on her post.  Please don't forget to comment on the original post!!Warning!  Don’t ever ...
04/19/2011
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