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Monthly Archives: February 2020

    Best Repairs to Do Before Selling Your Home

    By Sue Long | February 28, 2020

    When you’re selling your home, of course you want it to sell for top dollar. There are a lot of factors that go into the value of houses and many are out of your control. However, there are a few repairs that will instantly make your home more appealing. Slow Drains A slowly draining sink... Read More

    What You Need to Know About Solar

    By Sue Long | February 20, 2020

    Solar power is on the rise, with 30% of new power capacity in 2018 coming from this renewable source of energy. More homeowners and businesses are turning to solar to save money on electrical bills and the ability to be off the grid. As it is becoming more mainstream, prices for solar panels are dropping... Read More

    Welcome Martisha!

    By Sue Long | February 14, 2020

    We are so excited to be able to welcome Martisha Woodall back to the team as our newest Buyer’s Agent! She previously worked on the team as our Administrative Assistant and we are so excited to have her back and working as a realtor. Martisha has a bright energy and a go-getter spirit that we... Read More

    Vendor Spotlight – February 2020

    By Sue Long | February 14, 2020

    This month we would like to highlight the incredible work of Detailed Perfection. They have two drive through car washes in Lebanon and Corvallis, plus a self service dog wash station in Corvallis! Detailed Perfection also offers auto detailing services in their Corvallis shop that will restore your car to looking practically brand new. They... Read More

    Upcoming Corvallis Events!

    By Sue Long | February 14, 2020

    Here are a few of the upcoming events that will be happening in the next month:   February 21st – 23rd Corvallis Library Book Sale! Times Vary Corvallis’ largest annual book sale! All books and media are in excellent condition, and range from $1-4. For more info visit   Wednesday, February 26th OSU Band... Read More

    Downsizing Event March 28th

    By Sue Long | February 14, 2020

    Need to sort through years of clutter, but don’t know where to start? Or is someone you care about facing the decision to join an assisted living facility? Then join us on March 28th, when local Real Estate expert Sue Long will discuss all the things you should consider when preparing to downsizing your home,... Read More

    Heidi’s Hints – Color of the Year 2020

    By Sue Long | February 14, 2020

    Having first made her name in the fashion industry, team expert Heidi Gornik knows a thing or two about good design. Here is what she has to say about PANTONE’s official 2020 color of the year: A timeless and enduring blue hue, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. The color of the... Read More

    Curious About Foreclosures?

    By Sue Long | February 14, 2020

    Buying a foreclosed home can be a great deal. Since foreclosures occur when the owner of the home can no longer make mortgage payments, their lender takes over the home and tries to sell it to recoup their investment. Often times they are put on the market below value as the bank is highly motivated... Read More

    Home Updates that Pay Off

    By Sue Long | February 14, 2020

    It is important to consider how much value any update will add to your home. Big impact projects for the home are:  1. Landscaping  Improving the curb appeal of your home is one of the best ways to increase its value. Landscaping is a project that you can tackle yourself to save money, although professionals... Read More

    Ways to Make Your Home Look Elegant on a Budget

    By Sue Long | February 14, 2020

    Decorating your home can be difficult if you have a tight budget. Interior designers share their secrets of getting that high-end look you want without breaking the bank.  Crown Molding has a way of making a room feel finished. It brings the ceiling and the walls together. Fortunately, crown molding is fairly inexpensive, making it... Read More