This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home sits on one acre and has something for everyone: ocean view from the upstairs, large living room with cozy fireplace, separate garage/shop, hot tub, close to the Pacific Ocean in the gated community of Surf Pines. Currently a successful vacation rental! For more information, please call me at 503-717-2154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Enjoy estate privacy in this gate guarded community of prestige homes. The Highlands at Gearhart is a quiet, peaceful community where property owners share ownership of The Highlands Golf Course and tennis courts. Highland homes offer spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Tillamook Head, the lighthouse, and the golf course! For more information or to schedule a showing appointment, please call me at 503-717-2154.
Posted on August 28, 2018 at 9:07 pm Barbara Maltman
If you’re planning to put your home up for sale, you probably already know that any deferred maintenance issues need to be addressed beforehand, clutter needs to be swept away, and the property needs to look its best inside and out.
Here are nine industry secrets that will help you shape up your home faster than you ever thought possible:
FOCUS ON THE ENTRY – Your front door, and everything surrounding it, makes a big first impression on potential buyers. Ideas for improvement include: repaint the steps and porch; buy a new door mat; update the address numbers; put out potted flowers; replace the mail box and/or porch light; or replace your whole front door with something more modern, attractive and/or secure.
SAY HELLO TO THE SUN – Buyers, especially young buyers, want to see interior spaces that are filled with natural light. Trim any trees or shrubs that may be blocking windows. Wash the windows inside and out. Replace the window coverings, if necessary.
CONSIDER A HANGING FIXTURE – Changing a plain, ceiling-mounted light fixture for a hanging model with character can transform a blah room in no time. Before making the switch, ensure that the ceiling wiring is designed to support the weight of a hanging fixture.
REMOVE SCUFFS AND COFFEE RINGS – The “magic cleaning sponges” that are made by several manufacturers let you wipe away stubborn marks from hard surfaces like countertops, floors, walls, grout, appliances and more, all without harsh chemicals. They are abrasive though, so avoid using them on fine furniture or surfaces where the lighting spotlights your scrub marks.
INSTALL NEW HARDWARE – To update the look of built-in cabinets without repainting, install new hinges, handles and pulls.
KEEP INSECTS AT BAY – If ants and other insects typically get active around your home once the warm spring weather arrives, be proactive by hiring a professional pest control contractor now.
RESTORE OLD HARDWARE – To remove layers of old paint from door hinges and other metal hardware, uninstall it, place it in a crock pot (one no longer used for food) with a teaspoon of dish soap, and set it on low heat overnight. The next morning, you’ll be able to easily scrape off all the old paint.
SWAP SOMETHING OLD FOR SOMETHING NEW – Installing a modern, digital thermostat is an easy way to give your old heating system a new-and-improved look. Swapping an old toilet seat for one that’s shiny and new can make the whole bathroom look better.
Posted on June 21, 2018 at 9:11 pm Barbara Maltman
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Posted on June 15, 2018 at 9:58 pm Barbara Maltman
SPRING HOME MAINTENANCE
Even if you don’t plan to put your house up for sale this spring, these six maintenance tasks should still be high on your list of to-dos:
Poke and press the wood siding on the exterior of your house (especially just above the soil line) in search of rotting soft spots.
Schedule any painting now, before the summer rush.
Re-stain wood decks, fences, railings, trellises and other outdoor structures every year or two (but only if they were previously stained; if they were originally painted, they’ll need to be re-painted).
Inspect asphalt/concrete driveways and walkways for cracks and wear. Pressure wash any sections covered in moss.
Do not pressure wash asphalt-shingle roofing (which will damage the shingles). But do use binoculars to assess the current condition of your roof.
Check any crawl spaces for water accumulation, mold, missing insulation, rodents and other troubles.
Posted on February 27, 2018 at 9:24 pm Barbara Maltman
THE DIFFERENCE: “PRE-APPROVED” VS. “PRE-QUALIFIED”
Before you get serious about your house search, you’re going to want to meet with a mortgage professional, who will review your finances and tell you how much money a lender will be willing to loan you. That certification comes in two different forms: pre-qualified or pre-approved.
PRE-QUALIFICATION is an easy first step. You provide the mortgage professional with some key information about your finances, and they tell you what size loan you would most likely qualify for. However, it’s not a sure thing; it’s an estimate based on information you supply.
PRE-APPROVAL is a “conditional commitment” based on an extensive analysis of your finances and credit history. Having this commitment shows sellers that you’re a serious shopper, and allows you to react quickly once you find a house you like. In a hot housing market, pre-approval is almost a necessity.
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