Residential Realty Northwest
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Mary G Johnson, Residential Realty NorthwestPhone: (503) 313-0688
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Posted on 07/07/2020
How to Repair a Drawer's Corner Joint & Make It Good As New
Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash They just don't make furniture like they used to. But even well-made drawers can break from time to time. And when they do, the best thing you can do is fix the drawer joint quickly rather than tugging on a loose panel, causing warping damage. Here's the simplest way to get that drawer...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Five Reasons Renters Need Insurance
Image by edar from Pixabay There are many reasons people choose to rent. There are fewer responsibilities, it doesn't take saving up a large down payment, maintenance is likely taken care of and there are no real estate taxes and no homeowners' insurance to pay. That doesn't mean, however, you shouldn't carry insurance. If you rent a home,...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Real Estate Zoning Basics
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay The regulations of real estate zoning have the potential to make or break a property, but not everyone is aware of these laws until they're confronted with the day-to-day realities of them. We'll look at the basics of zoning, and what investors and homeowners should keep in mind before making plans. There...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
How Can You Capitalize on a Seller's Market?
A seller's market provides many opportunities for those who plan to list a residence in the near future. If you know how to capitalize on a seller's market, you may be able to quickly and effortlessly sell your house and maximize your property sale earnings. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get the most...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Kitchen Flooring: Cover or Resurface
Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash As homeowners, we can get fairly strategic about hiding the flaws in our home. We might move the sofa over a water stain on the hardwood or put a rug over a crack, tear or discoloration. While you'd never try to hide this stuff from potential homebuyers, it does keep it out...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Pros & Cons of "Subject-to" Real Estate Investment
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay When you're considering buying real estate as an investment, it's a good idea to weigh the pros and cons. That's especially important with "subject-to" real estate, because there can be risks and rewards with this type of property that are different from traditional purchases. Here's what you should be considering, before you...
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Posted on 05/28/2020
7140 SW 68TH Ave, Portland, OR 97223 is now new to the market!
Welcome family & friends from your front porch while enjoying modern updated conveniences in a charming farmhouse original. Located in the quiet neighborhood of Garden Home on a .46 acre lot, this home has everything. One bedroom on main w/full bath, two bedrooms up include lofts & walkin closets, along with a large Master Suite & Den. Lower level has a half bath & tons of storage. Garage w/workshop. Fenced yard w/gardens, gardens, & gardens. So bring your tools, because tool shed...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Understanding Debt to Income Ratios and Why They Matter
Image by Mimzy from Pixabay As you start your journey to home ownership, one of the terms you may hear from your mortgage lender is debt to income ratio. Many people have never heard this term before, but it is an important aspect of obtaining a mortgage. Your mortgage lender wants to make sure you are not going...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Pets: Creating Your Pets' New Favorite Spot
Photo by Ilona Krijgsman via Pixabay Whether you own a cat, dog, reptile, or another animal, these critters are members of the family. But with cramped spaces and home layouts that aren’t very focused on the comfort and safety of your pets, you may need to make some modifications to make your home more pet-friendly. And given how...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
House Hunting Success Depends on These Factors
Finding the house of your dreams is a process that requires a lot of clarity, diligence, and patience. While it is possible for the first house you look at to be the ideal choice, it's a lot more likely you'll have to look at a dozen or more houses before finding the one that matches your requirements and...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Are You Prepared to Address Homebuying Hurdles?
Purchasing a home may prove to be a long, arduous process, particularly for individuals who fail to prepare for potential house buying hurdles. Thankfully, there are several things that you can do to put yourself in position to enjoy a successful homebuying journey, such as: 1. Establish Realistic Expectations Much in the same way that Rome was not built...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Create a Home Selling Budget
A home selling budget can make a world of difference, particularly for individuals who want to avoid potential problems during the property selling journey. Yet crafting a home selling budget may be difficult. Thankfully, there are lots of things you can do to simplify the process of creating a home selling budget that matches your finances. Now, let's take...
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