Keeping It Real Estate

Ep 94: Mailbag - Mixed Use Developments, Market Timing and More

We are opening up the mailbag today to answer some of your questions! Colleen will discuss mixed-use developments, market timing, rentals, and fence additions. Whether you have a question about selling your current property or finding your next home, Colleen is here to share her advice.

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/mailbag/mailbag-mixed-use-developments-market-timing-and-more/750/

 

See our listings here: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ 

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

0:32 – Mixed-use development in Salem

2:09 – Timing of selling our home

5:14 – Do real estate agents help with rentals?

7:49 – Is it beneficial to add a fence?

Ep 93: Real Estate Issues and Trends in 2021 and 2022

A year and a half into the pandemic, housing market issues and trends look a little different than they did a few years ago. Today, we are discussing some of the top issues facing home buyers and sellers. We will also go over popular home features that a potential buyer may be looking for. Remote work, technology, and general housing supply will be just some of the things we touch on in this episode.

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/headlines/ep-93-real-estate-issues-and-trends-in-2021-and-2022/745/

 

See our listings here: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ 

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

0:33 – List of top trends & issues

1:05 – Remote work and mobility

2:00 – Acceleration in tech and innovation

3:14 – ESG at a tipping point

4:30 – Housing supply

5:37 – Political polarization

6:35 – Top home features

7:21 – Updated kitchen

8:10 – Garage & yard space

10:29 – Home office & Internet

11:50 – Other popular trends

 

Ep 92: Mailbag - Personal Letters, Pending Sales, and More

Buying or selling a home is an exciting time. But it is also a time when we have a lot of questions about what things mean and what the best approach may be to certain situations. Colleen is here to help us navigate these questions from a realtor’s point of view with another mailbag episode. 

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/mailbag/729/729/

 

See our listings here: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ 

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

0:49 – Should buyers be able to write letters to sellers?

3:22 – What does sale pending mean?

4:55 – Where to look for homes next to the water?

7:33 – Should we wait to remodel if we are moving?

 

Ep 91: Top 7 Homebuying Mistakes of 2021

Mistakes can be very costly when buying and selling a home, which is why we work with clients to make them aware of potential pitfalls during the process. If you’re in the market for a home now, you’ll want to keep an eye out for these seven mistakes that have been plaguing people in 2021.

 

Read more here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/buying/ep-91-top-7-homebuyer-mistakes-of-2021/716/ 

 

See our listings: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ 

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

0:58 – 1st mistake on rates 

2:39 – 2nd mistake with credit

4:00 – 3rd mistake on down payment

5:37 – 4th mistake on budgeting

6:42 – 5th mistake on multiple offers

8:33 – 6th mistake on getting emotional

9:41 – 7th mistake on realtors

 

 

 

Ep 90: Recent Headlines – Crowdfunding, Affordable Listings, & Long Searches

It’s time to take another look at the top real estate headlines and find out if the same trends are happening here in Oregon. Today we’ll talk crowdfunding investments, a rise in affordable listings, and the reasons searches are taking a while.

 

Show Notes: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/headlines/ep-90-recent-headlines-crowdfunding-affordable-listings-long-searches/708/ 

 

See our listings: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ 

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

0:44 – Crowdfunding real estate investments

3:32 – A rise in affordable listings

4:51 – Reasons why searches are taking a long time

Ep 89: Negotiable Parts of the Buying Process

When it comes time to start drawing up an offer, what all is negotiable during the home-buying process? On this episode, we’ll take you into some of those discussions and provide you with the insight you need to get the most out of your next purchase.

 

Read more: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/buying/ep-89-negotiable-parts-of-the-buying-process/703/ 

 

See our listings: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ 

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

1:01 – Repairs

2:15 – Time to Close

4:26 – Closing Costs

5:19 – Décor of a home

6:36 – What comes with the house?

8:18 – Seller-paid cleaning

9:24 – Home warranty

11:16 – Mortgage fees and expenses

Ep 88: Answering Your Real Estate Questions

Today we take four of your real estate questions and answer them on the show. From square footage discrepancies to home values to finding a home to use as an AirBNB, we’ll cover a range of topics on this episode.

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/mailbag/ep-88-answering-your-real-estate-questions/695/ 

 

See our listings: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ 

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

0:41 – Mailbag question on square footage discrepancies

3:55 – Mailbag question on home value vs list price

5:42 – Listing appointment story

7:32 – Mailbag question on real estate agents for specific areas

9:57 – Mailbag question on buying income-producing homes

Ep 87: Examining First Quarter Headlines - Sales, Buyer Confidence, and a Bubble?

This year continues to be a busy one for real estate, but what does that date tell us after the first quarter of 2021? Today we’ll look at three national headlines on sales, buyer confidence, and the possibility of a real estate bubble and find out if Colleen is seeing the same things on the west coast.

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/buying/ep-87-examining-first-quarter-headlines-sales-buyer-confidence-and-a-bubble/690/ 

 

See our listings: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ 

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

1:01 – Sales data from first quarter of 2021

5:17 – Buyer confidence remains high  

8:29 – Are we headed for another real estate bubble?  

Ep 86: 3 Closing Recap Stories

It always helps to hear stories from other people that go through the buying and selling process so today we’re featuring three closing recaps. Each of these real-life examples spotlights a unique or interesting process that a member of our team with through with a client.

 

Read more: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/headlines/ep-86-3-closing-recap-stories/684/ 

 

See our listings: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ 

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

1:57 – Closing recap #1 on spec homes

6:28 – Closing recap #2 on client who kept missing out on homes

9:09 – Closing recap #3 on a client that made $150k in a couple of years

Ep 85: Mailbag Questions About the Home Buying Process

It’s time to open up the mailbag and answer your questions about the home buying process. Today we’ll dive into paying cash, selling while the market is high, using a discount brokerage, and sellers backing out.

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/buying/ep-84-mailbag-questions-about-the-home-buying-process/679/ 

 

See our listings here: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ 

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

0:34 – Mailbag question on paying cash vs loan

2:24 – Mailbag question on selling while market is high

5:17 – Mailbag question on using a discount brokerage

7:41 – Mailbag question on sellers backing out

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