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    5 Steps to Start Your Garden Right

    By Sue Long | March 8, 2023

    As spring approaches, many homeowners begin to turn their attention to their gardens. Whether you have a small patio or a large yard, gardening can be a great way to add beauty and value to your property. Here are some gardening tips to help you get started on your spring planting. Start with a Plan... Read More

    Ryan’s Investment Corner

    By Sue Long | January 20, 2023

    Ryan’s Investment Corner Investing in single-family rentals can be a great way to generate income and build wealth, but it can also be a lot of work. As they say, you have to deal with the three “T’s,” toilets, trash, and taxes. As such, many investors eventually reach a point where they want to sell... Read More

    2022 Veteran Discounts in the Mid-Willamette Valley!

    By Sue Long | November 7, 2022

    The Sue Long Realty Group is a Veteran-Owned business and continues to support and honor our Veterans Did you know that Albany hosts the largest Veterans Day parade West of the Mississippi? Be sure to stop by and join on the fun! Albany Veterans Day Parade. Nov 11, 11:00AM at Albany, Oregon, Historic Downtown Albany.... Read More

    8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022

    By Sue Long | April 25, 2022

    8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022 There’s a lot to consider when selling your home, from the market and appraisals to where you’ll go next. Don’t forget, however, that design is also a key factor. It’s often one of the first things buyers notice when they walk into a home, and it’s also a... Read More

    CloudHQ Email Templates

    By Sue Long | November 13, 2021

    CloudHQ Email Template Add-On….Have you tried it? We have a new tool we have been using that we would love to tell you about! The CloudHQ add-on for Gmail. We have used Gmail canned email templates for years but recently came across the CloudHQ option. There are several things we like about it! It is... Read More

    Veterans Day Discounts 2021

    By Sue Long | October 28, 2021

    Veteran’s Day Dining Discounts Applebee’s – November 11 Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu at participating Applebee’s on November 11. Dine-in only. Visit Applebee’s website for details.  BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse – November 11 Veterans and active duty service members receive a free entry up to $14.95 and a free Dr. Pepper beverage.... Read More

    By Sue Long | October 4, 2021

    Decorate with Fall Colors Fall’s gorgeous colors include both vibrant colors and subtle neutrals. These vibrate and subtle hues often appear side by side in nature. Apply the same logic to your home for a color scheme inspired by the season. If you have warm beige colors in your furniture, try adding in spicy orange... Read More

    Could Your Next Mortgage Be Bank-Less?

    By Sue Long | May 19, 2021

    It may sound far-fetched, but a blockchain-enabled mortgage has already happened, and it could be the beginning of the end for traditional mortgages backed by legacy banks.  Blockchains, cryptocurrencies, and NFTs have been dominating news headlines lately. The impact that a new class of decentralized financial products, known as DeFi, will have on the real... Read More

    Essential Gardening Tasks for Spring!

    By Sue Long | May 11, 2021

    As the land bursts into life, now is the time to head outdoors and get your yard ready for the season! Here are my top tips to launch your spring garden successfully: 1. Take Stock: Note what plants were damaged by ice and snow, which beds need to be cleaned out, and which hardscaping elements... Read More

    Refusal in Real Estate

    By Sue Long | May 11, 2021

    Q: What is first refusal in real estate, and how does it work? A: A first right of refusal is a placeholder for a party to have the first option to negotiate and potentially purchase a property. It is sometimes called a right of first offer as well. A buyer has the right to say whether they are interested before... Read More