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Monday, August 2, 2021   /   by Jeannette Johnson

Steps You Need to Take When Buying Your First Investment Property and How to Manage It

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If you're a first-time real estate investor, you need to understand that buying your first investment property doesn't take place overnight. While the actual act of purchasing a place can take a few hours, the Sadle Home Selling Team reminds there are a few essential steps to consider before proceeding with the endeavor.
What to Do When Investing in a Property for the First Time
Learning about investing - especially in real estate - is a must before you commit to purchasing your first investment property. Take a good look at your financial possibilities and ensure you are ready before taking the first step towards making your money work for you. Here is an overview to help you take the necessary steps towards achieving your investing dream.
Decide What Property Type You Want
Before you even start looking for a place to invest in, you need to know what type of building you want to own. Each property type - commercial, residential, industrial, etc. — c. ...

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  portland, oregon, real estate, housing market, money investment, investing

Monday, July 26, 2021   /   by Jeannette Johnson

Staging Your Home FAQs: Why a Professional Cleaner Matters

When you decide to sell your home, suddenly you have to think of your space objectively. Staging and preparing a home for sale isn’t just about making your home look good in photos or nailing an aesthetic — it’s about making the space as appealing for potential buyers as possible. The right prep work can get you plenty of offers and help move your home off the market faster.

One often-overlooked aspect of staging a home is having your space cleaned. Many people think that their own cleaning skills are enough to make the space appealing to buyers. However, professional cleaners go above and beyond to ensure your home looks its absolute best. Here’s a look at a few common questions people have about professional cleaning for staging a home, presented today by the Sadle Home Selling Team.

Q1: Do Buyers Really Care?

A1: A clean, well-staged home will have a far easier time selling than a messy or poorly decorated one. Indeed, if you’re selling during s ...

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  portland, oregon, real estate, housing market, selling your home, staging

Friday, July 16, 2021   /   by Jeannette Johnson

Five Steps to Simplifying your Downsize Move

Moving on can feel daunting, even when you’re looking forward to a fresh start in a new, and smaller, place that’s easier to take care of. While it’s an exciting time, it doesn’t make the process any less work. Your downsizing adventure can be made easier by using a step-by-step approach to the tasks ahead.
1: Start with the Big Stuff
A life coach once spoke at a conference about a strategy called “big rocks first”. If you fill a jar with big rocks first, you still have room to add smaller rocks, thereby collecting more rocks overall. But, if you start filling the jar with little rocks, you’ll end up with no room for the big rocks. Apply this strategy to your downsizing process and start with the big decisions first. Here are some questions to ask yourself:  
Large appliances. Does the new place have them? If not, decide if you want to keep your old fridge, stove, etc. or buy new ones when you move.
Large electronics. The same rule app ...

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  portland, oregon, home ownership, real estate, downsizing

Monday, July 12, 2021   /   by Jeannette Johnson

Life After Kids: The Benefits of Downsizing and How to Have a Smooth Transition

Leaving the house where their children grew up can be difficult for many parents, but for others, downsizing is a welcome step toward a new life chapter. In addition to having a smaller home to care for, it even comes with financial benefits for most people. If you’re considering downsizing, here is what you should know about the benefits of moving and how to have a smooth transition from start to finish, presented by the Sadle Home Selling Team.

The Many Benefits of Downsizing
Cutting back on space is meaningful to different people for different reasons. Maybe you’re tired of spending all weekend cleaning the house, or maybe you’re ready to toss out the large lawn and toss in a small garden. Downsizing will mean simplifying your life in important ways, especially when it comes to your finances. What’s more, there are many ways relocating to a smaller abode can save you money immediately and over time. Take the following perks into consideration.

How downy ...

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  portland, buy & sale, home ownership, real estate, downsizing, life after kids

Tuesday, March 16, 2021   /   by Jeannette Johnson

Buying a House and Moving While Running a Home-Based Business

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When your home-based business has outgrown your home, does that mean it’s time to buy or lease an office space? Not necessarily. If you enjoy working from home, you can continue reaping the benefits by finding a different home that better accommodates your work and life.
 
The Sadle Home Selling Team thrives on helping our clients get the most out of their real estate experiences. That’s why we’ve provided some information and advice on how you can successfully navigate the process of moving to a new home while still operating your business.
 
Evaluate Your Needs
 
When considering what kind of home you need, you must factor in anything that will allow you to work productively and your family to live comfortably. Do you need more square footage, a different layout, or both? Do you need to be located near the city so that clients have easy access to your business, or would your family prefer to live in the suburbs or coun ...

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  portland, oregon, buy & sale, home ownership, housing costs, real estate, home-based business, wfh

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