Want to commit to personal growth and positive change but aren’t sure how to start? Below are five steps to help you begin today. From setting goals to journaling, these are sure to help you along the path to lifelong learning and personal development.
If you’re thinking of renovating your home this year, there are many ways to pay for it. While many homeowners dip into their savings, there are options available if you don’t have funds to cover the renovations. Below are a few of them. Give me a call to learn more or to connect you with a reputable lender. If you are looking to do any upgrades, we would be happy to refer you our great trademen and contractors!
Are you thinking of buying a home this year? The decision is a big one for many people. Below are several questions to ask to help you decide whether or not now is a good time for you to buy. It also includes three signs you’re ready to buy or sell a home.
Tax time is nearly here. Minimize last minute rushing by collecting all of the paperwork you or your tax preparer will need to do your taxes now. This month, we are sharing a list of documents you may need to complete your taxes. Use it as a tool to help you get organized and feel prepared for tax season.
The process of buying or selling a home can be overwhelming for many people. Below are five tips to help you prepare for and get through a real estate transaction. If you’re thinking of entering the market this year, remember to give me a call. I’d love to chat with you about our local market.
It's the most wonderful time of the year! During this holiday season with all it's hustle and bustle, we want to take just a moment to thank you for giving us the opportunity to be a part of your lives.
We have a special holiday wish for you - that no matter how you celebrate the season, that you're surrounded by those who bring you joy; and that you are blessed with health, happiness and love. Cheers to you in the year ahead, may all your dearest dreams and wishes come true.
~The Andrews Family
In many parts of the U.S., solar is becoming a more popular renewable energy source used to power the home. Not only can it help you reduce your energy bills, it may also add to your home’s value as well. Although the days are getting shorter and snow is falling in many parts of the country, the best time to think about and plan for a future solar purchase is now. The information below outlines the basics of solar.
Thanksgiving is upon us and I just wanted to say, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for your business and referrals. I’ve enjoyed serving you and helping you with all of your real estate needs. Below are just a few of the services I offer. Give me a call if you have a real estate question, want to know more about our market, or need the name of a reputable service or tradesperson.
You should have received a postcard invite over the weekend to the event Heidi and I are hosting at our office on Nov. 22nd, we just wanted to send a quick note to followup and provide you with details here as well. If you haven't already, please RSVP via the JoinWRG.com/PieParty link; those that have RSVP'd, that's great - we've received it and look forward to seeing you there! Here are the event details:
EVENT LOCATION: 8800 SE Sunnyside Rd Ste 250S, Clackamas, OR 97015
Are you getting ready to list your home? Why not stage it before you open its doors to potential buyers? Homes that are staged often sell quicker than those that aren’t, especially in competitive markets. Whether you hire a professional stager or do it yourself, the following tips will help you show your home at its best.
In order to save more, it helps to have a goal in mind. What’s more, saving for the big things may encourage you to develop smarter financial habits that will help you achieve financial freedom. Whether you want to build up your emergency fund or pay for college, the information below offers tips to help you save more money for the big events in your life.
If you’re like most people, you use your smartphone to send emails and texts, as well as pay bills, deposit checks and manage your life. This may, however, leave you vulnerable to thieves who use hacking skills and software to access and steal your information. The material below outlines how to create a more secure passcode for your phone, and may also apply to your computer and web passwords.
Don't forget to RSVP for our Client Appreciation Party at the July 30th, Portland Pickles Game!
Please RSVP using the link below:
Who: You + Family
When: Saturday, July 30th at 6:30 PM
Where: Group Party Tents atWalker Stadium (Map Below)
Lents Park (4727 SE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266)
Do you dream of being a homeowner one day? Although you may not be ready to buy now, there are four things you can do to prepare for when you are. From building your credit to saving for a down payment, you'll be prepared to spring when you’re ready to search for the right home. Read on to learn more.
Don't forget about our client appreciation party this Saturday at Oak's Park! We will be in Section #6 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM, serving hamburgers, garden burgers, beverages, and more!
If you haven't already, please RSVP using the link below.
Oh by the way, what professionals would you recommend to us?
Being a father has been without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person.
Wishing you a peaceful and relaxing Father's day this weekend! May you spend it surrounded by the laughter of your loved ones!
It's a good life!
Is your home ready for its listing debut? The better the impression your home leaves with potential buyers, the more likely it is to sell quickly. Follow the tips below to get your home ready to sell.
Although we can't predict if and when an emergency or disaster situation will occur, we can prepare in the event that one takes place. Use the checklist below to help assemble your emergency kit to keep you and your family safe in the unfortunate event of an emergency.
We wanted to pass along some exciting news; John O'Leary's new book 'On Fire' has reached #1 on Amazon! John passed along this photo and wanted us to share it with you!
What a treat that we were able to hear his message in person! We wanted to THANK YOU again for joining us in November for our Gratitude Gathering!
It's a Good Life!
Oh, by the way, we are never too busy for your referrals!
Ben & Heidi Andrews
The majority of buyers search the Internet as their first step in the home buying process. Whether they’re searching listings or using a mortgage calculator, one thing is clear: the Internet is a powerful source of information. Below is information to help you harness the power of the Internet in your home search.
Renovation projects can get expensive; however, it is possible to stay on budget. Whether you’re updating your space or completing a total makeover, the information below features several tips to help stay on budget for your next project.
Saving for a down payment is a challenge for many first-time buyers. If this sounds like you or someone you know, it might be time to change your habits. The information below offer tips to help you change your habits and save more money.
What will 2016 bring for the housing market? If the predictions are correct, this year will be great for real estate. This month, I’m sending you information about what should be a bright 2016 for homebuyers and sellers. Want to learn more about what this year’s real estate projections could mean for you? Give me a call! And remember, I’m never too busy for any of your referrals.
There was a lot of news this week about the rate hike.
As we expected, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve elected this week to raise short-term interest rates; this was the first time since 2006!
Freddie Mac is predicting that monetary tightening in 2016 will be gradual; and they expect only a modest increase in longer-term rates.
Mortgage rates will tick higher but remain at historically low levels in 2016. Home sales will remain strong, but refinance activity should cool somewhat next year. We just wanted to give you a little more info in case you were wondering.