Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED

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2012 

It was a dark and stormy night . . . . . . . . . . .  Actually it wasn't.  It was a nice day in Beaverton, the Cedar Hills area matter of fact.  I was out pre-viewing a property on behalf of my clients.  As I drove up to the property, there was a young lady sitting on the curb in front of the pr...
10/30/2012
This is a great read by Doug Rogers who understands about price tags and properties.  When buying real estate, the "cheapest" house might not be the best deal. I've bought homes "inexpensively" for the express purpose of flipping.  As a licensed general in Oregon (my license is inactive),I know h...
10/29/2012
This is my dog Molly.   She's been with me for about 9 years now. A few weeks ago I had to take her to the vet -- her paw was swollen and irritated, probably a thorn or something.  She's fine now. While in the waiting area a nice lady said "Oh, what a sweet looking dog . . . with one ear up and o...
10/28/2012
If you R34LLY want to use your mind . . . try thinking D33P3R. I'm not going to link to the posts that inspired me, out of respect. But, I am always amazed, even amused, by this "Brain Study"  . . . as if it proves anything scientific {rolling eyes}.  I have seen this dribble making the rounds fo...
10/27/2012
Years ago -- many years ago -- I was 19, newly married and renting.  My (then) husband and I decided we should buy a home and went to view a few homes on our own.  This was mid-70's and "Buyer Agency" really wasn't in the forefront.  It was non-existent. We toured a townhome which we liked and th...
10/27/2012
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I am so glad to read this post, because I LOVE MY HOTSHEET. As with Mary, I'm online 2 to 4 times per day checking the programmed Hot Sheets - the new listings, those that go pending, the BOM, price changes, solds . . . yes, I too study the market with my beloved HotSheet.  Each category is of in...
10/26/2012
Okay, so we all know I'm an Exclusive Buyers Agent and I don't take listings. But that doesn't mean I don't know how to COMP a property, which I do for my buyer clients all the time.  Yesterday I visited with a friend of a friend of mine.  I was doing my friend a favor since she lives out-of-stat...
10/25/2012
This is a good reminder for Buyers who either go unescorted or unrepresented to a Brokers' Open House and talk to the listing agent. Karen Crowson is a real estate agent in Livermore, CA and the same can to caution and counsel Portland Metro buyers -- which is why I'm re-blogging this.In a multip...
10/23/2012
Credit Suisse Monlty Survey of Real Estate Agents for September 2012 This is always a fun post for me to write.  I've been doing it monthly for a few years.  I remember when . . . it was all "thumbs down" all over the surveyed real estate markets. Then, it became more of a mixed bag. Recent month...
10/22/2012
This is a wonderful real estate article about technology vs. flesh and blood. Andi Grant, Long Beach real estate agent and ActiveRain colleague, really hits the nail on the head with this one! "For Buyers: the "do over" on a mistake purchase is hardly an option once escrow has closed." "For Selle...
10/22/2012
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