Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED

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2012 

Well, this photo wasn't taken in Portland, and this post isn't exactly wordless, but . . . whaddya gonna do?!?   Mount Hood from Bull Mountain This photo was taken on Saturday in the Bull Mountain neighborhood of Tigard.  When I was driving to preview a property for a relocation client, I couldn'...
03/28/2012
Tales from the trenches . . . Today I was showing property.  My client needed to get to an appointment and couldn't see the last property I had scheduled.  It was owner occupied and I didn't want to stand the owner up, so I went by myself for a preview. As I was in the property the doorbell rang....
03/27/2012
Have Your Realtor® Do It! The majority of Buyers love to look at listings on line . . . which is why you can SEARCH LISTINGS on my site too! But, when you're getting ready to buy, have engaged the services of a Realtor®,do you really have time to constantly scour the listings?? The Writing on the...
03/25/2012
Eric Michael is a real estate agent in Michigan.  And even with the distance from Portland, OR to Northville, MI we have very similliar buyer tales.  "Y" is that?!?  Because buyers do not, and I repeat, do NOT want to listen to their agent.  I get so annoyed with this type of buyer who has no clu...
03/22/2012
FIXER in SE Portland PICK of the Week My pick this week is a Rummer-inspired diamond in the rough located in SE Portland Mill Park Neighborhood. The homes for sale in the SE Portland market are gaining some heat and activity, when they have be stagnant for some time. Homes in SE Portland are mov...
03/21/2012
So, it seems I'm not the only one who has experienced having a potential buyer opt for a new car . . . rather than a home. Doug Rogers makes a clear point about income-to-debt ratios.  With a large monthly car (and car note) just recently acquired it took home buying out of the picture for buyers...
03/19/2012
My Pick This Week: Beaverton Townhouse for Sale Each week I pick a property located in the Portland Metro area. My pick this week is a nice 2 bedroom / 2 bath townhome for sale in Beaverton. Why Is This Beaverton Townhouse For Sale Featured? When I pick a property to feature I look for price, con...
03/15/2012
While driving to a townhome for sale in Beaverton on Sunday, I noticed a lot cars ahead of me stopping.  It wasn't from a red light . . . so what was it.  As I slowed down, I saw what all the honking was about:    LOOK CLOSELY at the center -------------------------> Traffic in both directions h...
03/14/2012
For those folks in the Great Pacific NW -- today was rather blustery, cold and rainy.  Are YOU doing some "fun in the sun" thinking?? How about a nice Kona, HI timeshare?  It's a full month for $27,000 . . . As well as: Fee Simple Timeshare -- you actually get a deed to 1/12 ownership of the unit...
03/12/2012
This is a post written by an agent . . . way over on the other side of the nation.  Chris Ann Cleland writes about her market in Northern Virginia but replace Northern Virginia with Portland, OR and yeah . . . it's like that. The tide has turned, and those home owners who had waded through 4 year...
03/12/2012
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