December Hood River Real Estate Newsletter

Monday, December 11th, 2017
Ashley Nunamaker-Bello

Inventory has declined this month again. This is a common trend for this time of year. Many sellers avoid putting their home on the market until after the holidays and/or winter weather. However, you will notice inventory overall has increased if you compare the levels in Hood River County this time of year to last year same time. Inventory increasing is a trend being seen nationwide. If you have not been paying attention to tax reform you may want to! As a homeowner there are some big items being looked at. The ability to deduct mortgage interest, capital gains exemption for personal residences, ability to deduct property taxes are just a few of the items being discussed. If you have an opinion it is important that you reach out to your representatives. If you have any questions or would like specific information on a listing, please feel free to give us a call. Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

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Which Value Do You Want?

Monday, August 21st, 2017
Ashley Nunamaker-Bello

What your home is worth depends on why you ask the question. It could be one value based on a purchase or sale and an entirely different value for insurance purposes.

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Would-be Buyers with Student Debt

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

59% of non-owners are not comfortable taking on a mortgage with their student debt according to the Aspiring Home Buyers 2017 survey. It is estimated that the college graduates have an average of $37,172 in student debt.

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Important Estate Documents

Monday, March 27th, 2017

An estate plan is a collection of documents to ensure that your wishes are carried out because of death or incapacity to make decisions for yourself. Spouses, minor children, adult children, property and investments can all be factors that should motivate a person to undergo the process.

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What Would You Give?

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Yogi Berra said he’d give his right arm to be ambidextrous. While most first-time home buyers are not going to that extreme, it is interesting to see what sacrifices are being made according to the National Association of REALTORS® 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.

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Attracting Buyers

Monday, January 16th, 2017

There is a common body of knowledge among real estate professionals that indicates that the longer a home is on the market, the lower the price will be. Many sellers discount this belief in the beginning because they feel confident their home will sell quickly.

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It's the Principal of the Thing

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Most people think they’ll have a house payment and a car payment for the rest of their lives but it doesn’t have to be with a plan and a little discipline. The plan is to make additional principal contributions to a fixed rate mortgage to shorten the term and save tens of thousands in interest.

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A Cost to Consider

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Homeownership, part of the American Dream: a home of your own where you can feel safe, raise your family, share with your friends and enjoy life. The benefits are easily recognizable but maintenance is just a real and should be considered.

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Dial Down Risk for Retirement

Monday, October 31st, 2016

There is certainly no shortage of retirement planning strategies available to individuals who actually take the time to consider them. What most financial experts do agree on is that the closer you are to retirement, the less time you have to recover from a loss. For that reason, many people start dialing down their risk factors as their age increases.

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Down Payment: FOUND!

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Saving the down payment may be unnecessarily keeping would-be buyers from getting into a home. They may be unaware that the funds might be available.

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