Monday, August 2, 2021 / by Jeannette Johnson
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If you're a first-time real estate investor, you need to understand that buying your first investment property doesn't take place overnight. While the actual act of purchasing a place can take a few hours, the Sadle Home Selling Team reminds there are a few essential steps to consider before proceeding with the endeavor.
What to Do When Investing in a Property for the First Time
Learning about investing - especially in real estate - is a must before you commit to purchasing your first investment property. Take a good look at your financial possibilities and ensure you are ready before taking the first step towards making your money work for you. Here is an overview to help you take the necessary steps towards achieving your investing dream.
Decide What Property Type You Want
Before you even start looking for a place to invest in, you need to know what type of building you want to own. Each property type - commercial, residential, industrial, etc. — c. ...
Monday, July 26, 2021 / by Jeannette Johnson
When you decide to sell your home, suddenly you have to think of your space objectively. Staging and preparing a home for sale isn’t just about making your home look good in photos or nailing an aesthetic — it’s about making the space as appealing for potential buyers as possible. The right prep work can get you plenty of offers and help move your home off the market faster.
One often-overlooked aspect of staging a home is having your space cleaned. Many people think that their own cleaning skills are enough to make the space appealing to buyers. However, professional cleaners go above and beyond to ensure your home looks its absolute best. Here’s a look at a few common questions people have about professional cleaning for staging a home, presented today by the Sadle Home Selling Team.
Q1: Do Buyers Really Care?
A1: A clean, well-staged home will have a far easier time selling than a messy or poorly decorated one. Indeed, if you’re selling during s ...
Friday, July 16, 2021 / by Jeannette Johnson
Moving on can feel daunting, even when you’re looking forward to a fresh start in a new, and smaller, place that’s easier to take care of. While it’s an exciting time, it doesn’t make the process any less work. Your downsizing adventure can be made easier by using a step-by-step approach to the tasks ahead.
1: Start with the Big Stuff
A life coach once spoke at a conference about a strategy called “big rocks first”. If you fill a jar with big rocks first, you still have room to add smaller rocks, thereby collecting more rocks overall. But, if you start filling the jar with little rocks, you’ll end up with no room for the big rocks. Apply this strategy to your downsizing process and start with the big decisions first. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
Large appliances. Does the new place have them? If not, decide if you want to keep your old fridge, stove, etc. or buy new ones when you move.
Large electronics. The same rule app ...
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 / by Jeannette Johnson
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When your home-based business has outgrown your home, does that mean it’s time to buy or lease an office space? Not necessarily. If you enjoy working from home, you can continue reaping the benefits by finding a different home that better accommodates your work and life.
The Sadle Home Selling Team thrives on helping our clients get the most out of their real estate experiences. That’s why we’ve provided some information and advice on how you can successfully navigate the process of moving to a new home while still operating your business.
Evaluate Your Needs
When considering what kind of home you need, you must factor in anything that will allow you to work productively and your family to live comfortably. Do you need more square footage, a different layout, or both? Do you need to be located near the city so that clients have easy access to your business, or would your family prefer to live in the suburbs or coun ...
Monday, June 29, 2020 / by Rick Sadle
Supporting local has always been a credo in Portland, Oregon. Local doesn’t just mean Portland, but Oregon in general. We like to eschew big corporations wherever possible and support small local businesses and local chains.
We also believe in eating healthy and eating sustainably. Contrary to what many believe, the family farm is dying. Most farms are owned by foreign corporations, and it’s estimated that only two percent of farms in the United States are truly family owned, and most of these farm only vegetables.
So, when there’s a true family farm that offers sustainable meats to consumers with Oregon values, it’s important to support them. Enter Oregon Family Farm.
Jefferson, Oregon, city sits on the right bank of the Santiam River between Salem and Albany along Oregon Route 164 east of Interstate 5. Located south of Portland, Oregon near the state capital in Salem, Jefferson is a small (as of 2010, the population was 3,098), rural community and t/ ...