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Monthly Archives: April 2020

    Starting a Raised Bed Garden

    By Sue Long | April 23, 2020

    Planting a garden is a great way to provide you and your family with fresh produce all summer long. The act of caring for a garden is also great for your wellbeing. Experts say that gardening can lower people’s cortisol levels and blood pressure, as well as relieve stress and help you stay active. Raised... Read More

    Tips to Declutter Your Home

    By Sue Long | April 16, 2020

    Did you know that it has been shown that clutter increases stress levels? Clutter can be distracting, drawing your attention away from other important matters. It also causes your mind to have to deal with excessive stimuli from your environment and can make you feel anxious. But don’t worry! We have gathered some great tips... Read More

    What Will Happen to the Corvallis Rental Market Because of the Coronavirus? – Ryan’s Investor Corner April 2020

    By Sue Long | April 15, 2020

    As we continue seeing the effects of the first true quarantine of our lives due to COVID-19, one question keeps popping up over and over with local investors – what will happen in the local rental markets? I wish I had a crystal ball and could give you the answer and direct advice, but there... Read More

    Family Friendly At-Home Activities

    By Sue Long | April 14, 2020

    It can be challenging to be stuck at home and finding sources of entertainment for yourself and your family. We’ve compiled a list of fun things that you can do while stuck at home, from taking virtual tours of zoos and museums to free live concerts. Tune in to Zoos The Georgia Aquarium features several... Read More

    Welcome to the Team Malinda!

    By Sue Long | April 13, 2020

    Please join us in welcoming realtor Malinda Choitz to the team! After 23 years in the community, Malinda knows the flavor of Corvallis and the surrounding communities. She has a background in research, banking and education. She has raised her 3 sons here, participating and volunteering in various activities and groups that make the Willamette... Read More

    Benton County COVID-19 Resources

    By Sue Long | April 10, 2020

    Instead of listing events happening in the area this month, we have compiled a list of local resources that may be helpful for you during these times.   For updated information on which local businesses are open, go to this website. If you’re struggling with mortgage payments, this bulletin has information on assistance being... Read More

    How Coronavirus is Affecting the Real Estate Market – Sue’s Ask a Pro

    By Sue Long | April 10, 2020

    Housing services are considered essential, thankfully, as many people need to sell and buy now especially with the  60 yr.-low interest rates! We have just around 1 month of inventory and lots of buyers so sales are brisk with multiple offers.  It is a great time to be a seller as time on the market... Read More

    Ideas to Transform Your Patio

    By Sue Long | April 9, 2020

    Since you’re probably spending more time at home these days, why not create an inviting, outdoor escape on your patio? You don’t need an expansive backyard to create a space to relax, with the right planning even a small space can become an outdoor oasis! Design the Seating Area In order to enjoy your outdoor... Read More

    Pantry Organization Tips and Tricks

    By Sue Long | April 2, 2020

    Pantries are must-haves for a great kitchen but they quickly become cluttered catch-alls for dry goods and miscellaneous kitchen items. Whether your pantry is cabinet space or a walk-in closet, there are many different ways that you can customize it to be organized and suit your needs. Add Drawers and Baskets In order to make... Read More