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Mary G Johnson, Residential Realty NorthwestPhone: (503) 313-0688
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Why You Should Always Use a Property Manager For Your Rentals
Image by PourquoiPas from Pixabay There are a lot of responsibilities, commitments, and labor involved with being a landlord; are you ready for the obligation? A better idea is to hire a property manager to oversee and maintain your investment property for you, providing you with more freedom and time for things that matter. Plus, this demonstrates an...
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Posted on 03/02/2021
Another Property Sold - 1216 Spruce St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Just Completed! Final touch ups and professional photts to come week of the 14th.Family home just blocks away from Freepons Park and Hallinan Elementary School. Master suite upstairs with full tile walk in shower and free standing soaking tub. 2 additional bedrooms upstairs with a jack and jill bath. Open kitchen, dining, and great room on main. Large patio with level back yard. Yard is fully fenced and irrigated. Agent is...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
FAQ for First-Time Luxury Home Buyer
Photo by Jonathan Borba from Pexels Many home buyers have lots of questions as they go through the buying process, especially first-time buyers. Whether you’re looking for a $50,000 house or a multi-million dollar luxury home, the questions are often the same. How Much House Can I Afford? Lenders use several factors in determining whether to loan you...
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Posted on 02/27/2021
Another Property Sold - 1993 NE Harewood Pl, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Corner lot provides this home w/natural light-filled living in the highly desirable Jackson Creek 55+ community. This exceptionally well-maintained home is ready to move in. A 1 level floor plan w/wide doorways & hallways allow for different stages of living. Owner's suite includes an easily accessible walk-in closet & walk-in shower. Kitchen w/plenty of cabinets & an extended low eating bar. Laundry provides a large work sink, washer/dryer & storage. 2nd bedroom currently used as den....
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Posted on 02/27/2021
Another Property Sold - 12250 SW Versailles Rd, Portland, OR 97224
This meticulous townhome has open concept living on main floor with high ceilings, half bath & lots of natural light. Spacious living upstairs with 3 beds/2 baths, wide hallway & laundry room provides easy private living. Well-chosen colors throughout, a sound system, & an alarm system all add to the quality of this home. And don't miss the built-on covered patio that allows outside entertaining almost year round and expands your living space. Garage includes storage racks. Pack your...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Mortgage Qualifications: FICO Score
Image by David Pereiras from Shutterstock Your FICO score is a key factor used to determine if you qualify for a mortgage. The Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is the creator of the most common credit score used by home loan providers. The algorithm used to create your score is a closely-guarded industry secret. But in general, it factors...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
How to Accent Your Luxury Home with Landscape Lighting
Photo by Muffin from Pexels When you have a luxury home with impressive architectural features and landscaping, don’t let nighttime prevent you from showing it off. Landscape lighting provides a convenient way to draw attention to certain features of your home and yard when it’s dark out. This type of lighting can improve your home’s curb appeal while...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
Holding an Open House in Inclement Weather
Photo by Erik Witsoe on Unsplash When placing your home on the market you’ll likely need to plan to hold an open house or two. If there's a chance of bad weather during a scheduled open house, you might question moving ahead with the event. Before you cancel, here are a few things to consider: Serious buyers venture...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
Tips for Buying Dining Tables for Your Home
Photo by: Annie Gray via Unsplash In many homes, the dining table is the ideal get-together spot to share a meal, hold gatherings and talk about important topics. However, it’s not only for eating, clinking glasses or having family discussions. It’s one of the focal points of your house and should be carefully considered. If you're interested in...
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Posted on 01/24/2021
Good Faith Deposits Requirements When Purchasing Real Estate
Photo by Clker-Free-Vector-Images via Pixabay When you purchase real estate, you must put down a good faith deposit. Several factors determine how much you will need to put down, but it could be as little as $100. In order to have a valid contract, the contract must have “consideration,” or something of value exchanged for the contract. The...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
Home Selling Tips: How to Handle High-Pressure Situations
You might want to believe that the home selling journey will be fast and simple, but high-pressure situations may arise that cause you to panic. However, there is no need to let high-pressure home selling situations get the best of you. Because if you know how to handle these situations, you can boost the likelihood of enjoying a quick,...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
Video Tour - 12250 SW Versailles Rd, Portland, OR 97224
This meticulous townhome has open concept living on main floor with high ceilings, half bath & lots of natural light. Spacious living upstairs with 3 beds/2 baths, wide hallway & laundry room provides easy private living. Well-chosen colors throughout, a sound system, & an alarm system all add to the quality of this home. And don't miss the built-on covered patio that allows outside entertaining almost year round and expands your living space. Garage includes storage racks. Pack your...
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