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Old house vs. new house?

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Old house vs. new house?

One of the primary decisions for buyers is whether to choose a newer home or an older “fixer-upper.” The correct answer really reflects your personal preferences. Consider these questions:

Upfront costs: How much can you afford? You’ll probably pay more for a newer home, but that extra cost might be made up in the long term by not having to pay for repairs and maintenance on an older home.

Maintenance: Love it or loathe it? Older homes inevitably need repairs, replacements and upgrades. If you’re handy and enjoy working on projects around the house, then an older property may be just what you want.

Home design: Vintage or modern? In an older home, you get a sense of historic tradition and attention to detail. Newer homes tend to offer the latest and greatest trends, such as open floorplans and energy efficiency.

If you want the best of both worlds, consider buying an older home with “good bones” (foundation, plumbing, electrical) and renovating it, depending on your budget of course.

For more information on getting started please call, email, or text me.

Five Star award Winner 2011-2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Earth Advantage Broker, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Washington First

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website.Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!

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SELLING YOUR HOME ? How much is it worth?

Selling your home

Call or email today to get started. Together we’ll explore the possibilities in our ever-changing real estate market.

Five Star award Winner 2011-2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Earth Advantage Broker, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Washington First

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-  homesforyou@frontier.com

View a current list of ALL available Houses on the market on my website.

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

 

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL FOR RACHEL SHELLER

I have had the extreme good fortune to work with Rachel Sheller 3 times under 3 different circumstances.  I first encountered Rachel when she was representing the buyer as I was selling my parents’ home/property.  This was a rural property with an older home and some quirks as many rural properties tend to have. When issues came up which needed to be addressed, Rachel got right on the problem, came up with a way to address it and got the problem solved. I have never been so impressed with a realtor.  I had only had bad experiences with realtors in multiple transactions in the past and went into this sale with lots of skepticism. It sure made the emotional sale of my childhood home a lot easier, especially since she had brought a buyer who was perfect for the property.

I was so impressed with Rachel that I sought her assistance when looking for an economical place to buy for my daughter to live in and eventually for her to purchase. Given the very hot local real estate market, there was not a lot available, but she found a property which fit what we were looking for and in a very short period of time. When my daughter decided she would like to follow her dream to live in a foreign country, I again sought Rachel out to assist in sale of the same property. In spite of a less than cooperative HOA and an “interesting” buyers agent, she again problem-solved, had resources available to provide needed assistance with issues which were impairing the sale and helped get a swift sale above the asking price.

 

Rachel is professional through the entire home sales/buying process and shows true enthusiasm for her work.  She clearly knows the local market inside and out as well as the legal requirements in the real estate sales process. I could not be more impressed with the job she had done in these real estate transactions. On top of everything, she is just a great human being!

-Vereleta

 

Thank you Vereleta! I truly feel bless to of met you through unconventional ways, and to of had the opportunity to serve you and your family. I hope to continue to be of service to you and yours for many years to come.  

 Five Star award Winner 2011-2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon. 

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!! 

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Earth Advantage Broker, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Washington First 

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-  homesforyou@frontier.com

View a current list ALL available Houses on the market  on my website

***I’M ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

$499,999~4.92 Private acres in Boring with 5300 SF shop/office, garage plus 3 more outbuildings.RMLS #18293046

29197 SE Wheeler Road Boring, OR 97009, RMLS #18293046, Asking $499,999

HUGE PRICE ADJUSTMENT!! Seller says sell! Incredible opportunity for you! Fixer on 4.92 very private acres of prime Boring Real Estate! Your long driveway ushers you through your gate to your wonderful, secluded property. The main house has 3 dynamic bedrooms, 2 clean bathrooms,  spacious bonus room, updated kitchen with pantry, eating area plus FS-range & dishwasher included, big bonus room, beamed ceilings, and vaulted ceilings with a total of 2071 SF.  Detached garage with attic storage, shop area and electricity. The largest of the detached buildings has office space, electricity, heat, bathroom with over 5300 SF, not including attic space. The next largest outbuilding has veg room, grow room, dry room, and lab all set up and ready to go, if you’re so inclined. Four outbuildings in all, plus detached garage. Fenced raised beds, small sport court, two large green house bases all set up. Many of the greenhouse metal parts are in the yard. Bring your hammer!  House and outbuildings needs some work, but well worth the effort. This is a rare find! Call, email, or text for more information or see more photos and video on my website.

 

Five Star award Winner 2011-2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Earth Advantage Broker, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Washington First

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-  homesforyou@frontier.com

View a current and accurate list ALL available Houses on the market on my website.

***I’M ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

 

 

Practical solutions for a streamlined closet

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Practical solutions for a streamlined closet

If you’re like most people, reorganizing your closet has been on the top of your to-do list for quite some time. Here are some tips for deciding what stays and what goes, so you can easily find the clothes you want to wear without digging through your entire closet.

Solution #1: Three-month rule If you are constantly pushing aside unworn items in search of what you want to wear today, then it’s time to get rid of old clothing. Any items that are in season and haven’t been worn in the past three months probably aren’t going to be worn again. Consider donating usable clothing, shoes and belts, but throw away anything that’s stained or torn. For special occasion items like fancy footwear, formal wear or holiday-specific items, store them in a separate closet or in plastic bins.

Solution #2: Steps for shoes Instead of scattering shoes on the floor of your closet, check out boot and shoe storage options at a home improvement store. Solutions range from under-the-bed racks on wheels to over-the-door hanging bags and from benches to baskets to shelving to bins and boxes.

Solution #3: Containers and more Once you’ve cleared the clutter out of your closet, use storage containers and other organizational systems to keep hats, socks and jewelry in a specific spot. Putting this solution into practice is the real challenge. Although by making it a habit, you will save time on a daily basis and make sharing a closet a cinch.

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Five Star award Winner 2011-2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Earth Advantage Broker, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-  homesforyou@frontier.com

View a current list of ALL available Houses on the market on my website.

***I’M ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Licensed in the State of Oregon

 

 

Buying a home will be getting more expensive – buy now!

Buy now

World financial events are conspiring to make it more expensive to borrow money to buy a house. In fact, mortgage interest rates are on the increase, according to BankRate.com, while housing prices continue to rise due to a lack of available properties for sale.

If your credit is good and your job is secure, industry analysts agree that it’s time to make an offer on your new home – the sooner, the better!

Steady economic growth and higher pay are encouraging even more Americans to jump into the already crowded real estate market. And rising interest rates will mean the competition for houses will continue to grow throughout the year.

The time to buy is now! Please call, email, or text when you are ready to get started!

Five Star award Winner 2011-2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Earth Advantage Broker, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website

***I’M ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Licensed in the State of Oregon

First-time buyers want your home!

First time homebuyers want your home.

Call or email today. Together we’ll explore the possibilities in our ever-changing real estate market. 

Five Star award Winner 2011-2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Earth Advantage Broker, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View a current list ALL available Houses on the market on my website.

***I’M ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Licensed in the State of Oregon