The Top Interior Decorating Trends Coming in 2016

While many homeowners take advantage of the holiday season to decorate their homes, the start of a new year is a great time to implement some new design trends! The following are some of the most popular interior decorating trends coming in 2016. Bring the outdoors inside Whether it’s a small patio or an expansive […]

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Spotlight on the Young Professionals Committee

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For young REALTORS® in the South Bay area, the Young Professionals Committee http://www.southbayaor.com/committeeyoungprofessionals.php is an excellent opportunity for networking and building professional relationships. Likewise, the committee provides members with a platform to discuss the latest trends and ideas – as well as challenges and successes – with similar professionals. Why Join the Young Professionals Committee While […]

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What Homebuyers With Student Loan Debt Should Know

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As the cost of attending college continues to rise, more and more students are taking out loans to help cover the costs. The class of 2015 had the most student loan debt in history, with more than 70% of students graduating with loans that average over $35,000. Unfortunately, student loan debt extends long after graduation; […]

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What REALTORS® Should Know About Online Accessibility

As our use of the internet continues to evolve and grow, many industries have felt the negative effects of the increased convenience the internet provides. Travel agents are now nearly obsolete thanks to sites like Expedia and Orbitz, while brick and mortar stores have suffered thanks to competition from Amazon and similar online retailers. Despite […]

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Great Marketing Resources for REALTORS®

For real estate agents, marketing can make or break your business. Because of this, it is important to find great marketing resources. Whether you’re looking to expand your marketing plan, improve your brand, or increase your exposure, having the right resources can make all the difference.  Below are some of the best marketing resources for […]

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How to Tell if Your Home’s Online Estimate is Off

One of the hardest parts of selling a home can be agreeing on a fair listing price. With the increase in popularity of online real estate sites like Trulia and Zillow, homeowners have better access to estimates than ever before. However, these estimates can sometimes differ significantly from appraisals, comparable properties, or bank automated valuations. […]

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Spotlight on City Selling Requirements

The South Bay is a wonderful place to visit, work, live, and raise a family. In addition, it has a thriving real estate market with lots of opportunities for both buyers and sellers to find the home of their dreams. However, many real estate agents and their clients are often surprised to learn of the […]

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The Top Energy Efficient Upgrades to Make

Whether you live in a historic home or one with newer construction, most homeowners want to make their homes more energy efficient. However, with everything from windows to appliances advertising their potential energy savings, it can be difficult to decide which upgrades to make for your home. The following are the top three energy efficient […]

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Real Estate Terms Buyers and Sellers Should Understand

Real estate transactions are about more than finding the perfect home; they are actually complex contracts that require working with a number of different professionals. Because of this, buying or selling your home can often feel like you’re learning a whole different language. The following terms are real estate terms that all buyers and sellers […]

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Questions You Should Ask Your REALTOR®

Trying to find a new home, or sell your current one, is often a full time job. Because of that, many homeowners and buyers trust a REALTOR® to help them through the process. However, finding the right REALTOR® can sometimes be more difficult than finding your dream home. Your home is one of the biggest […]

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