Happy May!

Happy May!

The flowers are blooming, the trees are leafing, the grass is growing… and everyone is sneezing…. It is that time of year, and time to say Happy Mother’s Day to everyone with two-legged, or four-legged babies! This week I want to talk a bit about...
Buying a home is stressful…

Buying a home is stressful…

Buying a home is stressful… anyone who says it isn’t, is either lying or trying to sell you something.  Unfortunately, not everyone gets all the information they need to make an informed decision, and that is when things go off the rails. I have the...
Rental Trap….and the Costs!

Rental Trap….and the Costs!

I know not everyone is in the same boat, but almost everyone knows someone that is renting. Let’s talk about this ridiculous rental market in Vancouver and Portland.. In the Columbian today (2/7/23) is an article about the struggles that tenants are facing in...
Homes Need Love Too…  Maintenance

Homes Need Love Too…  Maintenance

More upcoming Home Buyer & Home Seller classes (dates, times, & locations) are always available at www.learningtobuyahome.com or www.freesellerclasses.com   Cool news…  as some of you know I was selected to be one of the local SW Washington Hosts for the...
Hello & Happy Holi-daze

Hello & Happy Holi-daze

If you are looking for the best time of year to buy a home it is always the winter months….before the tax refunds hit.  Yes, there usually aren’t as many homes on the market, but during the winter months, but less buyer competition means sellers are...
Closing Costs & ‘Buying Down Points’

Closing Costs & ‘Buying Down Points’

Schools back in session, and fall is coming fast!  So, remember early last year when I talked about closing costs?  I even did a video on it as so many buyers were struggling with closing costs even if they had a down payment.  Well, my friends, how the times have...