Fred’s Desk

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It’s So Much Better When We All Get Along!

It’s So Much Better When We All Get Along!

I am continually amazed at the “win at all costs” attitude that springs up from time to time with fellow Realtors and/or their clients.  There are some Realtors in my Corvallis workplace that are somewhat notorious  for that attitude and I expect and am prepared to deal with that philosophy from them but more often [...]

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Benefits provided by American Home Shield and their home protection plan.

Benefits provided by American Home Shield and their home protection plan.

American Home Shield is the home owner warranty company that I used most often with my clients here in the Corvallis and environs local real estate market. While they might not be the least expensive out there I have found that they seem to be the most responsive to the homeowner’s claims and needs. Bill [...]

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Corvallis and Area Housing Update for March 2012

Corvallis and Area Housing Update for March 2012

Sales of Corvallis and surrounding area homes seem to keep improving according to the statistics for our Willamette Valley Multiple Listing System. Potential home buyers in Corvallis and the Willamette Valley are seeing the available inventory shrink. As we all learned in Econ 101 supply and demand create the market. The “Benton County Average Days [...]

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Us Home Sales – The Surprise Buyer!

Us Home Sales – The Surprise Buyer!

It appears that the rest of the world has more confidence in the US real estate market than its own citizens do! Why is it that foreign investors are flocking to pick up real estate in America. Perhaps it is because this might just be the best buying point that I have seen in my [...]

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Clients Love New Technology

Clients Love New Technology

One of the biggest time savers and convenience products to come along for some time has been on line document signing. I have been using Doc U Sign for nearly a year now and my clients love it. Instead of waiting for poor quality faxes or poorly scanned documents via email a quick process allows [...]

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2012 Housing Turn Around

2012 Housing Turn Around

Listening to the news each day one cannot be unaware that the huge ship of our national economy is struggling to slowly come about.  Polls show a renew consumer confidence and investors across the country are taking advantage of this rarified atmosphere of lower prices and historically low interest rates.  I don’t think I go [...]

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