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.
The holiday season is upon us—time for festive decorations, shopping, parties and general cheer. Make sure your pets stay safe during the busy holiday season with the following tips below. Forward this on to family and friends who have pets to ensure that they remain healthy and safe.
The holiday season is officially upon us! I will be hosting a simple client appreciation event at the Academy Theater on December 12th from 4:00 - 6:30pm; you and your family are invited to join and come kick off your Christmas festivities with a private viewing of A Christmas Story! Movie snacks and a show are provided, look forward to seeing you there!
Happy Thanksgiving! Below are several ways to express gratitude today and every day. Adopt an attitude of gratitude now in order to reap the benefits down the road. Forward this on to family and friends and don’t forget to tell them how much you appreciate them.
Are you in the market for a new home? If you’re like most of our clients, you may use your smartphone during your home search. Below are several apps to use during your home search to make the process of finding the right home easier. Forward this on to family and friends who are in the market for a new home. And be sure to let them know we will take wonderful care of them and negotiate the best terms possible!
Learn something new while you’re on the go! Below are a few apps to help you improve your mind while you’re waiting in line at the grocery store, on a break at work or relaxing at home. Help your family and friends sharpen their cognitive skills by forwarding this information on to them.
Thinking about listing your home? There are a few things that every seller does before they put their home on the market. Below are six tasks to tackle before you put the 'For Sale' sign in the yard. If you have family or friends who are thinking of listing their homes, forward this helpful information on to them.
Even if you don't have young children, you may have family, friends or neighbors who do. Below are several tips to help you childproof your home before they visit. Help your family and friends with young children improve the safety of their homes by forwarding this information to them.
Boost your property’s curb appeal year round! Below is a checklist to help you maintain your property during each season of the year. Remember, a well-maintained home is a more valuable home. Forward this checklist onto family and friends to help keep their properties in top shape all year round.
If you’re thinking of listing your home, pricing it right is an important step. After all, many buyers have come out of their winter hibernation eager to look for a new home. Below are just three benefits of a well-priced home. Forward this on to family and friends who are interested in listing their homes, and remember, I’m never too busy for any of your referrals.
Our smartphones and tablets play huge roles in our daily lives, so when we accidently damage or lose them, it can have a huge impact. Below are some tips to help you if you drop your device on the floor or into water, or if your phone is lost or stolen. Forward this on to family and friends to help them salvage their smartphones and tablets, and keep their information safe if their device is lost or stolen.
Finding the right home may be a process of elimination, but nothing beats the feeling you get when you know you've found the one. However, before you get caught up in the excitement of it all, here are five things we would like to go over with you, if you're interested, before you put in an offer. Forward this on to family and friends who are in the market for a new home—remember, it would be our honor to help them through the process.
Let technology help you achieve your goals this year! We could all use a bit of help on our journey to reach our goals, and the apps below are sure to help you stay accountable and motivated. I have been using 'Balance' since January 1st and it has been great! Forward this on to family and friends to help them succeed this year.
Holiday cards are a great way to catch up with family, friends and colleagues over the holidays. However, many of us become so focused on being clever that we can’t write anything. Here are five tips to help you break through your writer’s block and send heartfelt, authentic notes to your loved ones. Forward this to family and friends to inspire them as well.
As we head into the season of family gatherings and holiday parties, it's possible you will hear of someone who is relocating for one reason or another.
We really appreciate your reaching out to me whenever you know someone who is looking to buy or sell in the Portland-Metro. Did you know we also have a vast network of top-notch agents all over North America? So, if you know someone who needs to move from Portland to Fargo, from San Francisco to Austin, or from Miami to Toronto, give us a call - we will help make sure they're well served.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to say thank you for your business. It’s truly an honor to serve great people like you! Below is an overview of just three of the services that I offer. If I can ever be of service, don’t hesitate to call. I’m never too busy for your referrals, so feel free to forward this information on to family and friends.
If you’re in the market for a home, there’s a chance you may be faced with competitive bids from other buyers. Below are five tips to help you survive a bidding war unscathed. Forward this information on to family and friends who are in the market for a new home.
You’re important to me and my business. Working by referral allows me to maintain our relationship and serve you even after our transaction has closed. The information below explains the reason I work by referral and lists the ways I can help you after the sale.
Did you know that you can get a deal on gas, avoid traffic and keep track of your vehicle's maintenance and repair with your smartphone? The information below features a few smartphone apps designed to help you save money on gas, get places faster and make sure your car is running in top condition. Forward this information on to family and friends.