Welcome to My “All Things” Blog

We will cover home buying secrets, rate updates, tax tips and MORE!

Is Real Estate A Good Investment?

Is #RealEstate a good investment? Should I buy right now when prices seem high? Check out Core Logic's Home Price Index - #Oregon beating forecasts by nearly DOUBLE! Here is a 5 yr appreciation model of a $400,000 home putting 5% down using the lower forecasted amount...

Is the Fed going to raise rates next week?

If they do, what will happen?! OHHHH NO!!! What will this mean? What will this do to mortgage rates??! ANSWER: Not what you think... in fact mortgage rates will likely dip DOWN on the news. The Fed controls the overnight bank rate which affects shorter term loans like...

Expensive Mistake #1: Not Getting Pre-Approved

What is going on lately? More and more people are eagerly calling asking how much home they can buy and they want to throw a couple numbers around and get a quick answer - “I make about $85k a year and I have a small credit card. I’m looking at a home for $485,000 and...

Another Real Estate Bubble?

STICKER SHOCK! Seems a common reaction in today’s market. More and more clients, especially #firsttimehomebuyers are surprised at what money can (or actually can’t) buy. A frequent question is, “should we wait until the prices drop? Is this another ‘bubble’?” So...

A RETIREMENT PLAN YOU CAN ENJOY NOW

"The Invention of the teenager was a mistake. Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don't have to pay taxes = naturally, no one wants to live any other way." - Judith Martin I don’t stay out late anymore and I’m a long way away...