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What are today’s luxury buyers looking for?

What are today’s luxury buyers looking for? When you think of the luxury real estate market, you might think of stately old mansions covered in ivy set on sprawling estates. Yet the buyers at the top of the market want what most buyers these days want. As people are spending more time at home there is a new desire to make our home our castle. This doesn’t necessarily mean a home fit for a king, but a home with contemporary… Read More

Should You Buy A Timeshare or A Vacation Home?

Now that we’re nearing the end of 2020 many people feel the need for a vacation after spending so much extra time in their homes this year. This has created a rising demand for vacation properties, some people have even begun exploring options for more than just a getaway retreat, but the purchase of their own year-round vacation home. Also, with a greater number of people working remotely now, vacations have more flexibility to turn into working vacations which increases… Read More

A Day in the Life of a Luxury Realtor

There’s a lot more to being a luxury Realtor than just driving showing expensive homes.  The luxury market is characterized by quality, refinement, and exclusivity. Meeting the needs of luxury clients requires in depth knowledge of the high-end market, diligence with details, and a personal touch. Finer Details Like any typical real estate agent, a luxury agent must know every detail about the property, location, amenities, comparable properties listed and sold, community assets, as well as know what their client… Read More

What Questions Should You Ask At A House Showing?

A listing can tell you a lot about a house. You’ll see the basic facts and features, as well as descriptions of the property that highlight the best selling points of the home. Many listings include galleries of lovely photo displays of the home, but keep in mind you shouldn’t fall in love with a listing. Unless you’re house hunting remotely for the purpose of relocation, a listing can’t replace the importance of seeing a home in person. Requesting a… Read More

Using a Realtor with Experience

When buying or selling a home, it always pays to work with an experienced Realtor. Though you may think the process looks easy from the outside, take it from World Ranked Broker Terrie Cox: you need someone who knows the ins and outs of real estate to get the best deal possible. Here, Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group outlines some of the key benefits that are included when you choose to work with a seasoned Realtor. Industry Know-How Home buying... Read More

Real Estate Trends to Look For In 2020

Whether you’re listing a property or plan to buy a home in 2020, you’ll need a clear understanding of the year’s most important developments in real estate. What can you expect as 2019 draws to an end and a new year begins? World-Ranked Broker Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group, draws on her vast experience and deep knowledge of the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA real estate markets to offer insight on the top 2020 real estate trends buyers and sellers... Read More

Time to celebrate: Terrie Cox is RE/MAX’s #5 ranked individual broker in the U.S., and #25 in the world!

A little bit of congratulations are in order. At the 2018 RE/MAX R4 convention in Las Vegas, Terrie Cox was honored as the #5-ranked individual RE/MAX residential broker in the U.S. The honor is a testament to the more than two decades of commitment and hard work that Terrie has invested in her brokerage, and in serving clients throughout the Portland-Vancouver area. With more than 115,000 agents, RE/MAX is the world’s most productive real estate network. Terrie’s top-five ranking is… Read More

Woodland Daylight Home with Spectacular Views

Take in the scenic views of the Pacific Northwest right in your own backyard with this custom daylight home at 111 S Luoma Road in Woodland, Washington. Offering an impeccable combination of upscale features and an exceptional location just minutes from shopping and Interstate 5, this Woodland Stunner has it all. A glance at this home’s stone and cement-siding-clad exterior reveals a sense of modern beauty that’s just as present throughout its interior. High ceilings and 8 ft. doors create… Read More

HOAs and CC&Rs: How What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Thinking about buying a home that’s part of a homeowners’ association (HOA)? Before submitting your offer, It’s crucial to read through the community’s covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs), which govern the appearance of homes in your new neighborhood or building. CC&Rs are generally well-intended rules, but they may interfere with future plans, upgrades or major purchases you’ve planned for your new home. Strict enough CC&Rs could lead you to reconsider your purchase altogether. Understanding how your association functions and the... Read More

Home inspections help sellers anticipate problems, avoid stress, save money

Home inspections are an important step for potential buyers, but they are just as critical for sellers. By having their homes checked out before listing, sellers can avoid surprises, save time and net a higher sale price. Home inspectors evaluate electrical systems, gas lines, plumbing, basements and crawl spaces, siding, the roof and more. Some of their biggest red flags? Moisture, leaks, radon and mold. Knowing about problems before their house goes on the market, sellers can fix them or... Read More