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The U.S. May be Witnessing its Biggest Housing Boom Yet

The property market has captured everyone’s imagination in recent times. This is because people connected with it are predicting the return of a housing boom in the U.S. Mortgage rates were reduced drastically in 2019. Additionally, homes have become more affordable, thanks to high-paying jobs and the availability of various other financial benefits. In fact, …

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Portland's Real Estate Market

Are Portland’s Real Estate Market Conditions At Risk?

Are Portland’s Real Estate Market Conditions At Risk? Interest Rates The July market condition numbers for the Portland area indicate that this remains a strong seller’s market. At the same time, mortgage interest rates continue to be very low, making it a great time to buy a house. With it being both a seller’s market …

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Bring Your Own Puppy Party

Bring Your Own Puppy Party!! August 15th @ 4:30pm

First Team at Fairway Independent Mortgage Supports The Pixie Project As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting local not-for-profit organizations, the Fairway Independent Mortgage First Team has organized a BYOP (Bring Your Own Pup) event in support of The Pixie Project. The “Yappy Hour” event will take place on Thursday, August 15 at 4:30 …

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2016: Homeowners Net Worth Will Be 45x Greater Than A Renter

2016: Homeowners Net Worth Will Be 45x Greater Than A Renter

Every three years the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a renter ($194,500 vs. $5,400). Read More: 016: Homeowner’s Net Worth Will Be 45x Greater Than …

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How to Buy and Sell a Home at The Same Time without Losing Your Mind

Ah, to be a first-time home buyer again: How easy it was to buy a home when you weren’t carrying another mortgage on your back! If you’re looking to graduate from first-timer to repeat buyer, you know things are about to get much trickier. Unless you’re a bona fide house collector, you’ll have to sell your home in order to buy …

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Spending Green to Make Green

Spending Green to Make Green

Even though it’s been warm, Fall is right around the corner. Before energy and heating costs pile up, there are a few ‪#‎green‬ DIY projects you can do today! 1. Replace burned out lightbulbs with energy efficient ones! 2. Replace and repair weather stripping around windows and doors. 3. Sevice your furnace, replace filters, clean air ducts.  …

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