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Category: Real Estate News & Tips

    Could Your Next Mortgage Be Bank-Less?

    By Sue Long | May 19, 2021

    It may sound far-fetched, but a blockchain-enabled mortgage has already happened, and it could be the beginning of the end for traditional mortgages backed by legacy banks.  Blockchains, cryptocurrencies, and NFTs have been dominating news headlines lately. The impact that a new class of decentralized financial products, known as DeFi, will have on the real... Read More

    The Country’s First 3D-Printed Home!

    By Sue Long | March 3, 2021

    New York-based development company SQ4D has listed the United States’ first-ever 3D printed home for sale, according to a statement released last week. The 1,500-square-foot home is on the market in Riverhead, New York for $299,999. “This is the future, there is no doubt about it,” SQ4D Director of Operations Kirk Andersen told CNN on Sunday. “What... 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

    Why You Should Sell Your Home Over the Holidays

    By Sue Long | December 1, 2020

    1. Lack of competition The common belief, for years, has been that listing a home in the spring and summer will ensure that you “net” the most buyers. But when everyone lists their homes at once, suddenly you become just one in the crowd. In the spring and summer, there are more homes being listed,... 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

    Surging Real Estate Market Keeps Climbing!

    By Sue Long | September 18, 2020

    Earlier this year, realtor.com announced the release of the Housing Recovery Index, a weekly guide showing how the pandemic has impacted the residential real estate market. The index leverages a weighted average of four key components of the housing industry by tracking each of the following: Housing Demand – Growth in online search activity Home Price – Growth in asking... 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

    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