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    Creating a Timeless Home: How to Balance Decorating Trends with Sale Readiness

    By Sue Long | February 19, 2024

     As a homeowner, it’s natural to want to personalize your space and stay current with decorating trends. However, if you’re considering selling your home in the near or distant future, it’s essential to strike a balance between following trends and ensuring your home is always ready for potential buyers. In this article, we’ll explore how... Read More

    Winter Storm Damage Check: A Quick Guide for Homeowners

    By Sue Long | January 15, 2024

    As winter weather sets in, it’s crucial to ensure that your home remains safe and secure, especially after an ice storm. The weight of ice and freezing temperatures can lead to various damages that might not be immediately apparent. Here’s a short guide on how to check your home for damage after an ice storm:... Read More

    11 Winter Home Protection Tips: Safeguarding Your Home Against Harsh Elements

    By Admin | January 15, 2024

    In regions with cold winter climates, homes face additional challenges in safeguarding against the harsh elements. Water, especially when it transforms into ice for extended periods, poses significant threats. To help you protect your home from freezing weather and its associated problems, here are 11 recommendations: Guard Your Water Pipes As temperatures drop, safeguard outdoor... Read More

    ‘Tis the Season to Host: Your Ultimate Guide to Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining

    By Sue Long | November 10, 2023

    If you’re a first-time host gearing up to welcome family and friends to your new home this holiday season, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed. Fear not; we’ve got your back. Before we dive into the nitty-gritty details, here’s a general piece of advice: Remember, you don’t have to emulate the extravagant parties your... Read More

    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

    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

    Get Your Corvallis Area Home 🏡 Ready for Fall and Winter

    By Heidi Gornik | September 21, 2020

    Fall is the perfect time to prepare your Corvallis and Albany area home for the cold months ahead. We still have some summer-y days in the forecast, but with all the smoke we experienced from the wildfires and many of us working or schooling from home, some of these tasks are more important than ever.... Read More

    Creating Your Isolation Routine

    By Heidi Gornik | May 21, 2020

    Having to stay at home can have a significant impact on your mental wellbeing, however, developing a routine to stay productive is a very beneficial way to counteract this. Here are a few tips to get started! Evaluate Your Needs First, figure out what you actually need to get done during the day. Make a... Read More

    Create the Office of Your Dreams!

    By Sue Long | May 21, 2020

    Whether you typically work full-time at home or have been working more from home due to the current pandemic, a home office a great way to utilize an extra room. A dedicated workspace in your home can be designed to increase productivity and comfort. Here are 6 ideas to get you started. Aim for the... Read More

    Tips for Painting Your Home

    By Sue Long | May 14, 2020

    With many people tackling DIY home renovations at the moment, you might find yourself considering repainting the inside of your home. This is a great way to give your home a refresh and have a project to keep you busy. To make sure your painting project is a success, here are a few things to... Read More