Balancing Risk and Deductibles

Monday, January 15th, 2018

The benefit of insurance is to transfer the risk of loss to a company in exchange for a premium. The deductible is an amount the insured pays out of pocket before the insurance starts covering the cost of the loss. The challenge is to balance the risk an insured can accept with the premium being charged.

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Homeowner Tax Changes

Monday, January 8th, 2018

The new tax law that was signed into effect at the end of 2017 will affect all taxpayers. Homeowners should familiarize themselves with the areas that could affect them which may require some planning to maximize the benefits.

Some of the things that will affect most homeowners are the following:

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January Hood River Real Estate Newsletter

Friday, January 5th, 2018
Ashley Nunamaker-Bello

Happy New Year! Inventory continues to slowly decline, which is a normal trend for this time of year. Typically we don’t start to see inventory increase until Spring. As you can see and as we have been reporting prices increased last year again. For 2018 we do expect prices to level out more and expect a smaller increase. It seems as though recently we have already started to feel and see this effect. Last year in the Spring as a Seller, you wanted to price for the future, slightly above the comparables (homes that recently sold). Now we are recommending Sellers to price either the same as comparables or slightly below if you want things to move right away. The new tax laws are in, if you haven’t taken a look it is worth reading. Most likely there was a change that effected you, luckily many of the benefits of owning a home that were at risk were preserved. If you have any questions or would like    specific information on a listing, please feel free to give us a call.

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Surprise When Renting Your Home

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Planning to go to the Masters next April 2-9th and don’t have a place to stay. Each year, there are homeowners who rent their home for a big premium during the Masters because hotels are in short supply and demand for private homes is up.

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