Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED

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RECENT BLOG POSTS
10 Differences Between PreSale Homes And Custom Built Homes When consumers are looking at new construction, there are several types.  I'm going to explore the differences between  a PreSale Home and a Custom Build Home. A little background:  Back in the day, builders would get construction loans ...
10/08/2014
The 5 Basic Questions Every Buyer Should Ask Their Loan Officer Before a Buyer can become a Buyer -- they need to have their financing in place, unless paying with cash, of course. For many Borrowers/Buyers, especially first-time buyers, they have very little experience in the home buying process...
10/04/2014
Closing Escrow Mid-Month . . . Why I Like It!! As many of you know, I practice real estate as an Exclusive Buyers Agent, meaning I don't take listings or represent sellers.  Since 1999, my focus has been on representing BUYERS . . . exclusively, and I'm very good at that. Over the years, I've dev...
09/28/2014
Seeding Your Lawn in the Fall I'm a firm believer that the less I have to do, the happier I am. The "less" in this case is watering! For many people, they live in drought areas.  Fortunately, the Pacific NW is not suffering with a drought and the day we hit Fall . . . we had Fall weather:  Fallin...
09/26/2014
Do You Really Want to Buy a Home?  . . . . . . . . REALLY?!? It is very rare, indeed, when I come across a buyer who really does not want to buy a home.  This event happened last Saturday, when I met a prospective client.  Apparently, she was not listening to her mouth words.  Because, if she had...
09/25/2014
What's in Store for Fall 2014 Housing? Many real estate markets throughout the Nation will see slower activity in the months ahead.  And some markets are going to be picking up. As usual, real markets will be at the fickle mercy of inclimate weather, which always includes: heavy rain, snow storms...
09/23/2014
Where Do I Park My Car? This post was inspired by this:  What Do You Mean My Car Won't Fit ... Years ago, when I was 19, I bought my first home, when I was 27-years old I was buying house #3.  My buyer's agent was pushy.  I knew it at the time and told her to take a hike after a few annoying inst...
09/17/2014
Home Appraisals & Contract Negotiations . . . What's in Your Contract? I've written about REAL ESTATE CONTRACTS before. I am going to do so again today. My last post "What's In Your . . . . . . . Contract?"  is a subtle hint to consumers/customers/clients to READ their real estate contracts. This...
09/15/2014
Buyers Agent Portland ~ Buyer Focused / Buyer Results     The concept of Exclusive Buyer Agency can be a new one to many Buyers in the Portland Metro real estate market. Having a Buyers Agent represent a home buyer, and focus on their best interests, is what Buyers Agent Portland, LLC is all abou...
09/13/2014
Today is a Red Letter Day . . . Thanks Inman News! When I was a little girl, a long time ago, my Mother told me about Red Letter days.  Those were the days when one would receive something nice in the mail or other "something special" happened on that day. Today, was a Red Letter Day for me!   On...
09/09/2014
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