Friday, May 22, 2020
For those of you who are considering taking out a home loan to purchase a home... Now is a great time compared to historical rates. There's a chance rates could go either way from here, but current rates are still very low, which could mean lower payments or more house for the same payment compared to earlier dates... in most cases it's a win.
Sunday my wife and I decided to go for a little bit of a walk out at the Finley Wildlife Refuge about 10-15 minutes south of Corvallis. We'd never actually been there before so it was great fun visiting a new spot.
We chose to take the Mill Hill Loop trail, which from this entrance is the first trail we came across. The entire loop from the entrance and back is right at about 4 miles with about a 450 foot elevation change overall. From the visitor's center I believe it's about a mile shorter of a hike. I'd say it's an easy to moderate incline in spots, nothing real difficult, otherwise it's a relatively level hike for the bulk of it.
We'll definitely be going back, there's several hiking trails to explore!
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Here's some thoughts on how home sales will shake down once the Covid-19 shutdown restrictions loosen....
Driving around Corvallis it does seem like there are fewer houses coming on the market right now, but I'm also seeing a lot of signs coming down.... people are still buying. It'll be interesting to see how the local May sales stats look. Here's a video to check out. If you are thinking about making a move in the future, give me a text or a call. I'm happy to help if you have any questions.