Dane is a seasoned Realtor who began his real estate career in Portland, Oregon, where he has built a top 10% producing team with his husband Christopher Johnson at Windermere Realty Trust. Dane’s love of modern architecture and his ongoing remodel of a William Krisel designed home in the Racquet Club Estates neighborhood brought him…

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Selling your home is a huge undertaking to begin with, but if the process drags on for months and interest trickles in much slower than expected, it can be frustrating and stressful. To avoid this, there are a few steps you can take to prep your home and sell quickly. Declutter. Survey your home and store…

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Shopping around for the best possible mortgage terms is an important part of the home buying process. A few percentage points can make a difference of thousands of dollars over the life of the mortgage. Mortgage rates can be a bit of a mystery—especially for first-time homebuyers—so here’s an overview of the most important factors.…

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Many sellers may be tempted to select the highest offer they receive, but there are several other factors to consider. Here are five areas important to evaluate. Down payment. The size of the down payment should be heavily considered when comparing offers. It is often tied to the size of the loan the buyer is…

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It is exciting to go to open houses and dream of the possibilities a new home brings. Going to open houses is crucial to finding the right home. The next time you take a tour of a home, keep these tips in mind to ensure it is a positive and useful experience. Respect When the…

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When buying a new house, it’s easy to get distracted by size and think that bigger is better. However, depending on your situation, the opposite may be true. So how can you determine if your new home is too small, too big, or “just right?” You’ll want to consider these elements. What’s Your Long-Term Goal? How…

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Of course, one of the dirtiest objects in anyone’s home is the toilet. But, that’s not the only place where dirt and germs accumulate. Here are five other dirty places and suggestions for cleaning them.   Bath Towels – When you and your family dry off from your shower, your bath towel absorbs the water…

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For most of us, our bedroom is little more than a place to sleep and relax. However, just because it’s always been that way doesn’t mean that we have to settle for drab and dreary.   One trend that’s gaining steam these days is converting your current bedroom into a luxury suite (or something comparable).…

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If you’re looking to refinance your home or possibly sell, you’ll need a killer appraisal. A bank will not refinance a home for more than it is worth, and a potential buyer will not pay more than the recognized value of the home. Here are 5 simple steps for a better home appraisal.   Tidy…

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