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Monthly Archives: January 2020

    Home Renovations That Pay Off

    By Sue Long | January 30, 2020

    Are you thinking about undertaking a home renovation project this year? With any renovation, it is important to consider how much value it will add to your home. While doing a major, high end kitchen remodel may be something that you have dreamed of for years, according to Remodeling’s Cost vs. Value Report, this remodel... Read More

    Is Downsizing Right For You?

    By Sue Long | January 23, 2020

    This year is a great time to be a homeowner and an even better time to sell, with house prices having been steadily rising for over seven years and mortgage rates are expected to remain low throughout 2020. If you have been considering moving into a smaller home, 2020 is going to be a great... Read More

    Designing the Small Bathroom

    By Sue Long | January 16, 2020

    With recent trends showing that homes are getting smaller, bathrooms are also shrinking in size. Designing or redoing bathrooms can be tricky enough, let alone in a small space when you are trying to fit a toilet, sink, and shower while ensuring everything is up to code.  Read on for some tips on how you... Read More

    Upcoming Corvallis Events!

    By Sue Long | January 9, 2020

    Here are just a few great local events that are taking place throughout January and February: January 19th – 25th Corvallis Culinary Week Enjoy a week of celebrating Corvallis’ best restaurants! Specific restaurants will offer at least one $10 chef’s specialty plate, designed to show off their culinary artist skills and incorporate  locally-sourced food. Different... Read More

    Cut Down on Clutter

    By Sue Long | January 9, 2020

    Here are 7 easy ways to cut down on clutter after the holiday season: 1. Don’t keep it just because it is sentimental – It can be hard to leave behind things that have emotional significance, but the reality is that we don’t take the time to stop and appreciate these objects like we think... Read More

    When Should You Re-Finance Your Home?

    By Sue Long | January 9, 2020

    Refinancing your home can be a great way to save money, but when is the best time to do so? Financing experts say that once you stand to save three-fourths of a percentage point or higher, it makes sense to consider a refinance. Refinancing from a rate of 4.9% to 3.9% saved one family over... Read More

    New Year, New Home 🏡

    By Sue Long | January 9, 2020

    Here are 5 reasons that 2020 should be the year you finally become a homeowner! 1. Better Interest Rates Mortgage rates are currently staying at the lowest they have been in a decade.  This means you can save tens of thousands over the course of a 30 year loan! 2. Lower Payment A better interest... Read More

    Vendor Spotlight – Sunrises Kiwanis Club

    By Sue Long | January 9, 2020

    From left to right: Team members Ryan Long and Matt Wilson,  Milt Donelson (Treasurer of Sunrisers Kiwanis Club), team leader Sue Long, Peggy Henson (Assistant Treasurer of Sunrisers Kiwanis Club), and team members Maxine Agather and Kate Gillett Selling a home takes a village, and we on the Sue Long Realty Group are so thankful... Read More

    Follow Through With Your 2020 Goals!

    By Sue Long | January 9, 2020

    Last month we talked about how to make successful goals, and this month we are going to go over how to keep them! Reach Out to Others We achieve more together! Enlist a friend or loved on to help keep you on track. Having someone to guide us and remind us of our goals gives... Read More

    2020 Real Estate Trends

    By Sue Long | January 9, 2020

    In the past, April has been the start of the home buying season with it being one of the busiest times in real estate. However, last years trends have shown that property views in January are on the rise. As of January 2019 in Seattle the number of views per property were 32% higher than... Read More