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Community Spotlight – Brookings

Our newest community spotlight is the southernmost coastal city in Oregon, Brookings!  Brookings is the first and only Oregon city designated an Azalea City by the Azalea Society of America, and is one of only 16 Azalea Cities across the nation. The town has spectacular views and a wide array of outdoor recreation opportunities, no matter […]

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ALERT: 4 warning signs you may be dealing with a fraudulent seller

We’ve used this space to talk about wire fraud a lot over the last couple of years, and while that danger to our transactions is still relevant, this blog is focused on a different type of scam: fraudsters trying to sell a property that doesn’t belong to them.  While this message is mostly for our […]

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3 ways authenticity helps you win on social

By now, you know how important a social media presence is for any real estate business. Showing up is only half the battle, though. It’s just as important for you to be authentic with your posts.  Just like in real life, people can tell if you’re being genuine in the digital world. If you are […]

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4 real estate podcasts to listen to right now

A few years ago, it seemed like everyone’s New Year’s resolution was to start a podcast. That’s not what this blog is going to suggest you do. Don’t get us wrong: Podcasts are still a great marketing tool for real estate professionals who want to try their hand behind a microphone. However, they take some initial commitment, […]

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4 reasons a new construction home may be right for you

Buying a brand-new house can be a great alternative to purchasing an existing house. Naturally, both options have pros and cons, but most of the time, people don’t even consider a new construction build. Having all the facts about both options will allow you to make the best decision possible. Here are four reasons you should at […]

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What is a reverse mortgage, and why is it important?

Our teams use this blog as an educational space for all things real estate, which is why this piece focuses on the basics of a reverse mortgage. It’s not a topic we deal with daily, but we thought it was important to address.  Reverse mortgages are an option for older homeowners to subsidize fixed incomes […]

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Community Spotlight – Rigby

Known as the official birthplace of television, Rigby, Idaho, is our newest branch spotlight! Rigby is the county seat of Jefferson County with a population of over 5,200. The Rigby area was originally settled by Native Americans of the Shoshone and Bannock tribes, but not established until 1884 and incorporated in 1903. Although the television […]

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Five more questions answered about title insurance

As your title insurance and escrow providers, our teams never pass up a chance to share why title, the title search, and title insurance are so important to a real estate transaction. So, when we saw this recent piece from ALTA CEO Diane Tomb in HousingWire called “Protecting property rights with title insurance,” we knew […]

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3 home ideas gaining steam this year

The new year is all about fresh starts and renewed opportunities. For many of us, this means a new home renovation task – or at least thinking about one. Here are three trends leading home designers say will be big in 2023.  Personalizing the home office space. Now that WFH is part of our permanent […]

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4 winter home maintenance risks to know about

Winter is a beautiful time of the year. There’s so much to love around the winter season: the magic of snow, enjoying time with family and friends, etc. Unfortunately, winter weather can be hazardous for your home. With that in mind, here are some things you need to watch out for during this beautiful season.  […]

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