Buyer FAQ

June 11, 2023

Videos About Buying a Home

Video Tips About Buying a Home

If you're thinking about buying a home and wondering how the process works, we've put together a series of videos to help explain all of the important things to know. 

You can check those out HERE

Posted in Buyer FAQ
March 28, 2018

Interest Rates and Your Mortgage

As luck may have it for homebuyers, interest rates have been at historic lows for some time now, with the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage remaining under 4 percent since 2011. This trajectory is predicted to change in 2018, however, with experts agreeing that the 30-year mortgage may reach 4.6 ...

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March 21, 2018

Rent or Buy? Some Ideas.

It’s a classic question asked by nearly everyone at some point in life: Should I rent or should I buy? Many fiscal experts spar over this very question, with equally good arguments. Some say renting allows more cash for long-term portfolio investing, while some say owning makes a stable long-term ...

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Oct. 30, 2017

Does a Basement Count Toward Overall Square Footage?

   An article by explains the rule of thumb when it comes to whether or not a basement should count toward the overall square footage of a home. Typically, a finished basement does not count toward overall square footage. This is especially true if the basement is below ...

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Oct. 23, 2017

Home Buying Myths

"I'm too young to buy a house right now" is a common misconception. Buying a home is a major life decision that can overwhelm anyone—especially first-time home buyers. Check out these reassuring facts and insights that will dispel common myths that may be holding you back from the home ...

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Oct. 20, 2017

Should You Go Big With Your First House or Stick to a Starter Home?

For a majority of people, buying your first home is financially daunting. Beyond the paperwork and negotiating, there’s that big mortgage looming. Taking on such a substantial financial responsibility is enough to leave you wondering if you can even afford it. And if you've figured out that you can ...

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Oct. 17, 2017

6 Ways to Botch Buying a Home

With so much money on the line, there are many ways to botch buying a home. Here are six mistakes to avoid at all costs.

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Oct. 9, 2017

How Much Does It Cost to Add to Your Home?

Wondering how much it costs to add things like bathrooms, bedrooms, and porches to your home? Click here to find out!

Posted in Buyer FAQ, Seller FAQ
Aug. 14, 2017

Home Buyer Terminonology

Buying a home for the first time? You'll need to know some of the terminology that will appear throughout the process. Luckily, we have you covered!


Posted in Buyer FAQ
Jan. 30, 2017

NEDCO - Helping First Time Homebuyers

NEDCO (Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation) is an organization that offers counseling and classes for first time home buyers to help guide them through their purchase of a home. NEDCO has been building opportunities in our community for more than 35 years in Lane County. Below are answers to some important ...

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