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Spring Real Estate Tips

Brought to you by Chris and Victoria Garfield, John L. Scott Market Center Forest Grove Real Estate

Chris and Victoria Garfield, John L. Scott Market Center Real Estate

Spring is the busy time for the real estate market, sellers are ready to put their homes on the market which increases the inventory and buyers are ready to buy which increases demand. Here are some tips for buyers and sellers to get ready for spring. If you are a renter, you are probably aware that rents are rising faster than home values, if you can find a place to rent. Your house payment builds equity while your rent payment goes to help your landlord. Spring is the season to become a first time buyer and get that starter home. 50 percent of home sales are first time buyers and many are moving from urban rentals. That means competition will be stiff for those desirable areas, like Forest Grove, Banks and Gaston. Buyers should meet with their lender. The good news is that more financing is available and with a reputable lender you will know how much you can afford and get pre-approval. Sellers, now is the time to enhance your home's appearance inside, by decluttering and cleaning and painting where necessary. Outside clean up and spruce up your yard. You will enjoy a 100 percent return on the money you put into curb appeal. For both buyers and sellers, working with the right realtor is key. Chris and Victoria Garfield know the state of the local market and are experts on the ins and outs of the best areas and schools. They live here, are involved in the community and are good neighbors just like the ones you want living next door to your new home. Call John L. Scott Market Center in Forest Grove soon.

John L. Scott Market Center Real Estate

1936 Pacific Ave.

Forest Grove, OR N97116