Keller Williams Mid Willamette real estate agent

Keller Williams Mid Willamette real estate agent
Steve Frisbie is a licensed real estate agent in the State of Oregon. REALTOR®. Equal Opportunity Housing Provider. Each office is independently owned and operated.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Is there a best time of year to buy or sell a home???

24% of Renters Believe Winter is the Best Time to Buy a Home

It appears the housing market is trending back to normal in many areas of the country....

Further Proof It’s NOT 2008 All Over Again

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Single women account for almost one out of five home purchases....

Females Are Making It a Priority to Invest in Real Estate!

What are the reasons for this demographic’s booming interest in homeownership?

Are they only downsizing and buying small homes?

Bottom Line

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Have you ever been in the military or National Guard or Reserves? You just might qualify for a no money down VA loan....

VA Home Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are your wages heading higher? If so, a new home just may be a bit more affordable....

Wage Increases Make Home Buying More Affordable

Tacovore is coming to Corvallis!

Looks like Corvallis is getting yet another good taco joint. There are several in town that I really like. This business is one of the better taco places in Eugene and is expanding into Corvallis to the old Dairy Queen location by Winco off of Walnut.

It's nice to see the empty building coming back into use. I'm pretty sure this has been in the works since last year and they've been waiting on permits or other things. It looks to be getting close to opening.



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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Some thoughts on staging a home to be sold....

from Keeping Current Matters:

The Impact Staging Your Home Has on Sales Price [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:

  • The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Annual Profile of Home Staging.
  • 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar value offers from buyers.
  • 77% of buyer’s agents said staging made it easier for buyers to visualize the home as their own.
  • The top rooms to stage in order to attract more buyers are the living room, master bedroom, kitchen, and dining room.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Thinking of building a new home? Here's some things to keep in mind....

5 Tips When Buying a Newly Constructed Home

I've been thinking about a man shed/garden office... Here's a handy article...

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Monday, November 5, 2018

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

Thursday, November 1, 2018

If you are living in one spot for a length of time, it can be worthwhile to compare the price of owning a home to renting a home....

Are You Spending TOO Much on Rent?

If it is time to buy a new home, contact lenders and get yourself pre-approved....

Taking Fear Out of the Mortgage Process

For many, the mortgage process can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be!

In order to qualify in today’s market, you’ll need a down payment (the average down payment on all loans last year was 5%, with many buyers putting down 3% or less), a stable income, and good credit history.
Throughout the entire home buying process, you will interact with many different professionals who will all perform necessary roles. These professionals are also valuable resources for you.
Once you’re ready to apply, here are 5 easy steps that Freddie Mac suggests to follow:
  1. Find out your current credit history & score – even if you don’t have perfect credit, you may already qualify for a loan. The average FICO Score® of all closed loans in September was 731, according to Ellie Mae.
  2. Start gathering all of your documentation – income verification (such as W-2 forms or tax returns), credit history, and assets (such as bank statements to verify your savings).
  3. Contact a professional – your real estate agent will be able to recommend a loan officer who can help you develop a spending plan, as well as help you determine how much home you can afford.
  4. Consult with your lender – he or she will review your income, expenses, and financial goals in order to determine the type and amount of mortgage you qualify for.
  5. Talk to your lender about pre-approval – a pre-approval letter provides an estimate of what you might be able to borrow (provided your financial status doesn’t change) and demonstrates to home sellers that you are serious about buying!

Bottom Line

Do your research, reach out to professionals, stick to your budget, and be sure that you are ready to take on the financial responsibilities of becoming a homeowner.

Bo and Vine Burger Bar, a new gourmet hamburger restaurant in Corvallis...

I went down to Bo and Vine Burger Bar the other day to try it out.  Technically their Grand Opening is tomorrow, but apparently they've been open for a couple of weeks. You can find them on Monroe and 3rd street downtown next to Benny's donuts.

We had the "Pitmaster", a concoction of burger, smoked ham, bacon, fried onion strings, cheese and a few other flavors... quite tasty and pretty substantial. Burgers are available with bun, lettuce wrap or gluten free buns. They feature a variety of  burgers... with options of 1/3rd pound beef patties, chicken patties,  veggie patties, along with  salads, fries and tots, "Piles" (fries loaded with goodies, "Dante's Inferno is pictured"), shakes and beverages.  All in all it was pretty darned good.   We went at about a quarter to 5 pm and it wasn't crowded, by the time we left, around 5:30 pm, it was pretty packed.  Now that they're officially "open" I suspect it'll be pretty busy during the typical busy dinner hours on a regular basis. 

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