Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED

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RECENT BLOG POSTS
Since the mortgage meltdown in 2008, I've been requiring buyers to have a pre-approval PRIOR to taking them out to look at properties.There are reasons, and I'm not the only one with them!The following article is a re-blog of some of these reasons.  And I just do not understand the reason why don...
12/28/2015
My Peaceful Home for the Holidays This is my contribution to Debbie's 2nd annual Holiday Party . . . Show Us Your Home for the HolidaysThis is also for my former client / friend Dee, who not only closed on HER new home for the holidays a few weeks ago, but we discovered that we both shared a comm...
12/22/2015
How Sarah Got Her Wings -- a Christmas Movie RECOMMEND, Filmed in Portland!Sometimes, it just can't get any better.  The Portland Timbers WON the MLS on Sunday -- scoring their first goal in the first minute of the game. The Timbers will be returning with a major league trophy.  And that hasn't h...
12/09/2015
 I took this photo a few weeks ago.  There was a beautiful halo encircling the Moon that night.  I wanted to capture it.  It was dramatically lighting up the low-hanging clouds.  The other day I uploaded the photo and was amazed to see this photo.  Supposedly, this occured because of "camera shak...
12/07/2015
I published this article on 11/22/2012.  And this is to say that I am STILL thankful for the following, as originally recorded a few Thanksgivings ago:------------------------------------------------------------- Today I'm thankful for: Store bought bread dough Cinnamon Walnuts Butter Brown Sugar...
11/23/2015
Man's -- and Woman's -- Inhumanity To ManI am sickened with the lack of humanity I am hearing about in the news of late.In the nation of my birth, I shake my head.    When I hear people tell me they are "taking off" for the winter because they just don't like to work through the winter. . . and t...
11/19/2015
Sunday Stroll . . . A Walk in the ParkGreenway Park has been my stomping ground for many years.  With Fall in full swing, I couldn't resist taking some photos of my beloved Greenway Park to share with you.      Keep close watch and you might see the gnawed tree where the Beavers did their thing. ...
11/08/2015
Barbara Todaro is a real estate agent who specializes in listings.  She is a New Construction Maven and her words of advice should go out to ALL buyers who have just a notion of "new construction" dancing in their heads.The listing agents / sales teams / sales office staff do one thing ~ That is:...
11/07/2015
Stop E-mailing My Clients!  Listing Agent OverstepsRecently, I received an email addressed to the buyers -- sent to them by the listing agent.The agent sending the correspondence was telling my clients that they needed to get their lender of choice selection made, have the appraisal ordered . . ....
11/03/2015
I'm not a HGTV viewer but when I read this quip in an article posted by Pat Starnes . . . a huge thanks is in order.  Thank you HGTV and Property Brothers for airing this segment that had a home buyer stick to their guns about making a decision NOT to buy into an HOA.  Unfortunately, there are a ...
11/03/2015
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