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Friday, February 1, 2019   /   by Amy McLeod

Exploring Salem Oregon: Salem Winter Brewfest

January 30 - February 1
Join us for Oregon’s premiere winter party - a 4-day festival for the 21 and over crowd.  There will be live music, a huge variety of cold beers and ciders on tap, wine, cocktails and yummy food!  Ticket prices range from $5.00 to $25.00.
State Capitol State Park
900 Court St, NE
Salem, OR 97301
Event Website
Courtesy of Amy McLeod, The McLeod Group Network

Photo Credit: travelsalem.com

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019   /   by Amy McLeod

That's So 2018! The Most Outdated Home-Selling Advice You Should Now Ignore

There's one thing more scary than buying a house, and that's selling a house.
There is so much pressure to list your house and sell it quickly—and for a great price—that you probably find yourself turning to those who've been there before for advice.
But here's the problem: The housing market changes on a dime, meaning whatever worked for them might not necessarily work for you. In fact, it may backfire, big-time! Here are some of the most outdated words of wisdom you might hear that you may be better off ignoring.
Wait for spring to sell your home
Odds are you've heard that the best time to sell your house is in the spring, because that's when the buyers are out and about. But it also means you'll be competing against a slew of sellers.
"Listing in the spring means you are positioning yourself to compete with several other homes. So as a seller in the spring, you have to price and market your home flawlessly to show buyers that your home is more desirable ...

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Monday, January 28, 2019   /   by Amy McLeod

Why It Makes No Sense to Wait for Spring to Sell

The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by the theory of ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases.
The supply of homes for sale dramatically increases every spring, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). As an example, here is what happened to housing inventory at the beginning of 2018:
Putting your home on the market now, rather than waiting for increased competition in the spring, might make a lot of sense.


Bottom Line
Buyers in the market during the winter are truly motivated purchasers and they want to buy now. With limited inventory currently available in most markets, sellers are in a great position to negotiate.
Let The McLeod Group Network evaluate the demand for your house in our market! 971.208.5093 or admin@mgnrealtors.com. 
 
By: KCM Crew

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Friday, January 25, 2019   /   by Amy McLeod

Exploring Salem Oregon: Mo’s Crab and Chowder Festival

Friday, January 25, 2019 - Sunday, January 27, 2019
This yearly tradition brings the flavors of the Oregon Coast to the winery with live music, Mo’s famous chowder and fresh crab to pair perfectly with our acclaimed Pinot Gris and other Classic Wines! $15
Willamette Valley Vineyards
8800 Enchanted Way SE
Turner, OR 97392
503-588-9463
Event Website
Courtesy of Amy McLeod, The McLeod Group Network

Photo Credit: travelsalem.com

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Monday, January 21, 2019   /   by Amy McLeod

What Is Boho Home Decor? 5 Effortless Ways to Achieve Eclectic Design

What is boho home decor? If you're partial to mixing prints and colors in new, exciting ways, it's a trend you might want to take for a spin. Boho decor, which draws its name from bohemianism, is an open-minded approach to interior design. It's all about embracing an eclectic and informal mishmash of patterns and textures.
Below, our design experts share the quintessential elements of boho home decor and how simple it is to master this popular look in your home.
What is boho home decor?
Photo by Aundra Skinner Interiors
Boho decor is bold, free-spirited, and adventurous, says Lotta Lundaas of Norse Interiors. Think design that is inspired by decor you could have seen in a home during the hippie movement of the 1960s and '70s.
"I also associate boho design with colorful bazaars and marketplaces in Africa and the Middle East," Lundaas says. "Various textures, colors created from exotic spices, and handpainted patterns all come together and create a warm an ...

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