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    12 Good Questions to Ask a Potential Property Manager

    By Sue Long | February 27, 2021

    If you’re a real estate investor in the Mid-Willamette Valley area, you may wish to outsource management of the day-to-day tenant and maintenance needs to a third party. Selecting the right property management company for one of your largest (maybe the single largest) investments is critical. It is important to weigh in all the factors... Read More

    Applications Now Open for the 2021 Oregon Landlord Compensation Fund

    By Sue Long | February 19, 2021

    **This article does not constitute tax or legal advice and should be used for informational purposes only. Please contact your attorney or tax adviser for specific legal and tax questions. PLEASE NOTE THAT ROUND ONE OF APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED. THERE WILL BE A ROUND TWO IN THE FUTURE. The Landlord Compensation Fund is a... Read More

    Organizing Your Garage for Maximum Winter Enjoyment

    By Sue Long | January 18, 2021

    If you would have told us a year ago that we’d be looking at our garages for the next semi-outdoor, socially-distanced meeting place to socialize with family and friends, we probably would have cast you off as crazy. Yet here we are, and even though the calendars say 2021, the rest of winter is going... Read More

    How To Search WVMLS For Active / Under Contract / Sold Houses in the Willamette Valley Area

    By Sue Long | November 4, 2020

    The WVMLS system is the Willamette Valley Multiple Listing Service, which provides Realtors® and the general public access to a database of homes for sale in the local area, including Corvallis, Albany, Philomath, Lebanon, Sweet Home & surrounding areas. It is an extremely useful service for anyone looking to buy a home or property, as... Read More

    Considering Refinancing in Oregon? Now is the Time!

    By Sue Long | October 28, 2020

    We know you’ve heard this a lot this year, but now REALLY is the time to think about refinancing your home. It’s not just homes in the Corvallis and Albany area, but all around the nation, homeowners have been refinancing in record numbers. “The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan... Read More

    Top Mistakes Corvallis For Sale By Owner Sellers Make

    By Sue Long | October 22, 2020

    When the economy is tight or the future uncertain, many people first look to selling their home for sale by owner (FSBO), hoping that they’ll save money or keep more in their pocket from the sales price. We want to walk you through some of the many issues that FSBOs in the Mid-Willamette area face,... Read More

    Finding the Perfect Willamette Valley Hobby Farm or Ranch Property

    By Sue Long | September 6, 2020

    It’s a trend playing out worldwide post-lockdown – many of us are re-considering our priorities and moving away from urban centers into the countryside or suburbs and looking for more space to put down roots, sometimes literally. Interest in gardening and hobby farming has already seen a huge uptick (for a while it was nearly... Read More

    Our Guide to Buying or Selling Your Greater Corvallis-Area Home Safely During Covid-19

    By Sue Long | August 21, 2020

    As the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our daily lives for the foreseeable future, we would like to share with you what The Sue Long Realty Group is doing in order to keep the process of buying or selling your home as safe as possible.  We also want to thank our community’s first responders... Read More

    Can One Agent Really Help More Than Another?

    By Sue Long | June 28, 2019

    If every agent were the same no matter how much training, experience or how sharp they were, you could likely do as well selling yourself, right? Turns out there are some things that show success. You are paying for the service and should get your money’s worth, right? You want these 4 attributes: – Experience:... Read More

    Overwhelmed by the Thought of Moving?

    By Sue Long | June 12, 2019

    People often ask me how to get beyond the overwhelming anxiety/paralysis of moving, especially when they’ve been living in their homes for 20+ years. My advice is always to hire a very accomplished Realtor®. They can: Discuss your concerns about security Give advice for how to thin your belongings easily Find help that is affordable,... Read More