Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED

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2012 

Finding the Best Buyers Agent in the Portland Metro Area Today, I read this post: When Parents Attack, by Jared Christiansen and realized he was one of the best buyers agents, well . . . maybe not in the Portland Metro area, but in his local market. Realizing that finding the best buyers agent i...
09/29/2012
Common Mistakes Portland Metro Homes Buyers Make Colleauge Doug Rogers does a great job of summing this up!  1.) Get pre-approved, 2) Get your own representation, 3) Take advice from your agent, 4) Get the home inspected. I've preached about GETTING YOUR LOAN IN PLACE before you go out shopping t...
09/27/2012
As real estate agents, and those mortgage brokers, inspectors, home stagers that make up the family here on ActiveRain, I saw this video and wanted to share it.  I don't want to say too much -- plot spoiler I'm not -- so please enjoy and consider this a PSA broadcast here on the ActiveRain Channe...
09/25/2012
Extra, Extra . . . read all about it . . .  The Credit Suisse Monthly Survey of Real Estate Agents is here for August 2012 The traffic trends, home prices and seller incentives are all over the map in major markets across the country.  A total mixed bag here. A lot better then a year or more, whe...
09/25/2012
I'm re-blogging Ginny Gorman's post because she is admonishing a buyer for talking to the listing agent -- when the buyers were being represented by their own agent.  Tsk, tsk, tsk. Just read her post about what so . . . so . . . so many buyers do.  I wrote a post, not exactly similiar to this, b...
09/24/2012
There's always a line at Salt & Straw.  Read this post about Portland newest Ice Cream Scoop Shop, the Salt & Straw and you'll know why. Delicious Ice Cream in Portland at Salt & Straw Unless you've been sleeping this past summer (and I write past, because it's Fall 2012 already) you know what I'...
09/23/2012
Beaverton Homes for First Time Buyers Are you renting an apartment in Beaverton? Are your getting tired of paying your landlord's mortgage?  Why not call me to discuss buying a Beaverton home? Related Article: New Construction in Hillsboro Under $200,000 If you're renting and your rent is around ...
09/20/2012
First Time Buyers New Construction Homes for Sale UNDER $200,000 WOW!! I can not believe the value in the new construction homes for sale in Hillsboro under $200,000. This is GREAT for first time buyers. Are You Paying $1,200 a Month in Rent? WHY?? With interest rates so low you may be tossing mo...
09/13/2012
When Buyers Select Their Own Lenders The majority of clients ask for referrals.   Referrals to lenders, home inspectors, advice on escrow officers, title companies, etc. are part and parcel of what clients may request of their real estate agent. Why?  Most clients realize they don't have enough k...
09/12/2012
A few days ago I was at the grocery store.  As I was strolling up and down the aisles I wound up in the cereral section.  I got my Kashi (shameless product placement) and then passed by a Dad who was pushing his grocery cart with his little daughter in the cart seat. I passed them by and overhead...
09/10/2012
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