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    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

    Where are we heading now?

    By Sue Long | May 28, 2020

    Did all that time cooped up at home give you pause to re-think your priorities? If so, you’re joining millions of others who are examining what’s important for their own house-life balance. What worked just months ago already seems worn out and non-functional. For many, a move towards smaller cities has already begun, where buyers... Read More

    What Should I Charge for Rent?

    By Sue Long | May 21, 2020

    It’s that time of year- the season for moving, especially in an area so tied to the rhythm of the academic year. Please use our rental comparison tool here for rent estimates nationwide by address, zip code or city. This is also a great tool to analyze investment opportunities with an easy way to estimate... Read More

    RED Day Success!

    By Sue Long | May 21, 2020

    Thanks so much for contributing to our Keller Williams RED Day of giving. The Sue Long Realty group collected food for FISH of Albany, Soles 4 Souls, and made 150 masks! We are continuing collecting for Soles 4 Souls and giving away kids and adults masks. Let us know if you or your child could... Read More

    How has the COVID 19 virus affected the real estate market here in our area?

    By Sue Long | May 21, 2020

      We are busy! We are working with serious buyers and have sold several homes as buyers recognize that interest rates are at an all-time low. Those that can, are buying. Banks have made it a little harder as they take a more stringent look at credit-worthiness and down payments right now. Listings are off... Read More

    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

    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

    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