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Monday Minute

Why You Shouldn’t Give Up As A Home Buyer

Trying to buy a home right now can be a challenge…don’t give up!

We are in a seller’s market according to Central Oregon inventory levels, so as a home buyer, there are some hurdles you need to clear on your way to home ownership. When working to clear those, remember this:

  1. Mortgage rates are like a bouncing ball right now, so let me and your lender keep an eye on them for you and coach you on the right time to act.
  2. Owning a home has long-term benefits…think about FUTURE WEALTH.
  3. Home prices or appreciation rates will continue to grow. Through Central Oregon we are anticipating a 5-9% growth rate this year alone.

If you have questions about your specific situation, reach out to me and my team today.

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Monday Minute

Why Has The Market Not Crashed?

The market has been unpredictable…why has the market not crashed? There have been so many shifts in the housing market over the last 12 months or so, including wildly fluctuating mortgage rates, rising home appreciation rates, and low low inventory.  All of those shifts have led to relentless national headlines ...
Monday Minute

4 Tips To Sell Your Home This Spring

Spring season in Bend is here and as the school year gets closer and closer to ending, this also marks the busiest season for real estate throughout Central Oregon! If you’ve decided to sell, here are 4 tips to make the most out of your sale. Make an awesome first ...
Monday Minute

3 Tips For Making The Best Offer On A Home

Here are three things you can do ahead of making an actual offer on a home in order to make that offer the best one possible. Get hooked up with a local lender! This lender should be easy to reach and communicate with. They will work with you to set ...
Monday Minute

Should You Wait To Buy A Home?

With rates up…should I wait to buy a home?? Rates have increased over the last couple of weeks and with that, buyer concern rises. Inventory is still low in Central Oregon which drives prices up, rates are up & this makes buyers feel like things are out of reach and ...
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Why You Should Consider A New Construction Home

Here is why a new construction home is worth considering. Builders are working hard to produce more inventory throughout Central Oregon - more inventory gives you, the home buyer, more options. There are builder incentives available that may or may not be advertised…if they aren’t advertised, let me ask the ...
Monday Minute

How You Can WIN As A Home Buyer In Today’s Market

Whether your team won or lost yesterday at the Super Bowl, here is how you can win as a home buyer in today’s real estate market. Start with a great team! This includes me and my team (The Montoya Group at Engel & Völkers), a trusted local lender, and a ...