Wednesday, April 17, 2019 / by Amy McLeod
Salem-Keizer OR Real Estate For Sale
5749 Moonstone Loop SE, Salem, OR 97306
You are gonna love living here! Lovely landscaping sets the scene for this darling home tucked away in the quite South Salem neighborhood of Sunstone! 5749 Moonstone Loop offers numerous updates including low maintenance flooring, neutral colors, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths all in an effortlessly flowing floor plan. The formal living/dining room warmly welcomes you in for an impressive home tour! Natural light pours through the large windows creating an elegant atmosphere for entertaining and function. The kitchen offers oodles of work and storage space with an abundance of cabinets, counterspace and a breakfast bar. Open to the spacious family room, this space is designed for relaxed living with sliding doors to the covered patio. You will appreciate this peaceful spot to relax where you can overlook your fenced yard with room for BBQ’s and gardening. The master suite is a soothing oasis t ...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 / by Amy McLeod
Ever wonder what could keep a home from selling? Just ask a listing agent. They've seen some doozies.
Listing agents, as the professionals who help prep a home for sale, are often tasked with telling home sellers why their house might not sell in its current condition. It's a tough job, but it sure beats saying nothing and then watching a home sit indefinitely.
While most corrective tweaks are small—say, a fresh coat of paint or a solid decluttering—sometimes the things that stop a home from selling take everyone by surprise. Here are a few that listing agents have dealt with, and the solutions that saved the day.
1. The 'green monster'
Seth Lejeune, real estate agent with Berkshire Hathaway in Collegeville, PA, coined this phrase to describe a "horrendously colored hunter-green carpet” in his home seller's living room. This home had already been listed once with another agent with no offers; Lejeune was quite sure this carpet was the culprit ...
Friday, April 12, 2019 / by Amy McLeod
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Come experience Salem’s best birthday vendors all in one place! Fifty birthday vendors will bring food, fun, and games to the Kroc Center in Salem. Enjoy expo shows from local gymnastics, karate, and cheer clubs. There will be something for everyone! The first 50 families receive a goodie bag. Drawings for prizes will be held every hour!
1865 Bill Frey Dr.
Salem, OR 97301
Courtesy of Amy McLeod, The McLeod Group Network
Photo Credit: travelsalem.com
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 / by Amy McLeod
Mortgage interest rates are a mystery to many of us—whether you're a home buyer in need of a home loan for your first house or your fifth.
After all, what does “interest rate” even mean? Why do rates swing up and down? And, most important, how do you nab the best interest rate—the one that’s going to save you the most money over the life of your mortgage?
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Here, we outline what you need to know about interest rates before applying for a mortgage.
Why does my interest rate matter?
Mortgage lenders don't just loan you money because they’re good guys—they’re there to make a profit. “Interest” is the extra fee you pay your lender for loaning you the cash you need to buy a home.
Your interest payment is calculated as a percentage of your total loan amount. For example, let’s say you get a 30-year, $200,000 loan with a 4% interest rate. Over 3 ...
Monday, April 08, 2019 / by Amy McLeod
Home cooking is the best ... except when the smell of your curry dinner lingers for days (or weeks?) after you've finished the meal.
The truth is, cooking at home can result in a potpourri of stubborn odors in your kitchen. After a while, the rich aroma of roasting lamb can curdle into the stale stench of fatty mutton.
So how can you 86 all these lingering cooking smells? For starters, turn on the range hood fan right off the bat, to ventilate your kitchen while you cook. And we highly advise against lighting scented candles, which will just add another heavy layer of odor. Instead, try one of the following methods, which have been proven to banish stinky cooking smells quickly.
1. Slow boil a simmer pot
The head chef of HelloFresh, Claudia Sidoti, combats icky odors after she cooks with a simmer pot of several aromatic blends based around citrus, which cuts through unpleasant smells.
She combines the ingredients—either 1) orange, c ...