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Buyers BEWARE When Buying a Condo in the Portland Metro MarketOMIGOSH -- it's called a RESERVE STUDY!  And you don't get one done when you KNOW that you have latent defects in the condo building complex.  You get a "RESERVE STUDY" done when you DO NOT HAVE PROBLEMS . . . and you plan -- AHEAD -- ...
03/21/2016
You Can't Spell "Assessment" Without the . . . ASSNot sure if it's me, but I wonder if anyone else would want to head bang after reading a NINE page document about the upcoming assessments in a condo complex in my local market.I'm working with buyer clients and when they expressed interest in a c...
03/07/2016
When the Zombie Apocalypse Hits . . . You'll Be Glad You Live in PortlandFor those of you into Zombies . . . or believe in the Apocalypse . . . AND/OR thrive on the double-duo of the combined  "Zombie Apocalypse" you'll be so happy you decided to live here, right here in Portland. An apocalypse (...
02/15/2016
MLS Data Entered Into A Listing Sheet . . . DOES NOT FORM A CONTRACT Nina Hollander wrote a post which was very wildly commented on:  Listing Agents in Danger of Misrepresentation -- a Cautionary TaleIn her post she described a recent decision made by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.DIS...
02/12/2016
What Does a Rice Cooker Have to do With Real Estate . . .Yesterday, I went to the store and I bought a rice cooker.  It's the first rice cooker I've ever purchased and it's one of those "Why did I wait so long?" DUH moments in my life.I had the same thing happen with . . . the leaf blower AND the...
02/11/2016
Another Real Estate Bottom Feeder . . . Rises to The Top It's been slightly less than 10 years since the DOJ settled its lawsuit against the NAR,The settlement amounted to the break-up of NAR's memberships' work-product, otherwise known as: the listings.  For further reading, here is the DOJ vs. ...
02/01/2016
A nice write-up from Kathleen Daniels about a write-up in Realtor Magazine this month.  Yes, I will be writing my own write-up about the write-up . . . but I've been busy this week.   And Kathleen was very gracious in writing this article.What's not to re-blog?!?  Carla Muss-Jacobs Published in R...
01/29/2016
The 4-D's in Real Estate In a comment I left on a recent post, I mentioned the 4-D's of real estate, which I use in my daily practice.I was inspired to write an article about the 4-D's . . . so, without further, or much ado, here are the 4-D's in real estate: Disclose:    This is the Cardinal Rul...
01/17/2016
What's Going On In the Giddy Up SIEGE of Malheur County -- One Agent's PerspectiveAnd that one agent's perspective would be . . . mine!For those of you not up to speed, here's what I know: The Hammonds are ranchers and own property in both Harney and Malheur counties.  They went to jail for setti...
01/11/2016
It's YOUR Office Policy . . . Not MineThis is one of them posts . . . a "what would you do?" situation.So here goes . . .In a recent transaction, the listing agent sent me an email which read, in part:I was going through the file and I see I did not get the Hancock's signature on the Measure 49 D...
01/05/2016
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