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Wednesday, June 19, 2019   /   by Amy McLeod

Home Staging in a Hurry: Hacks to Spruce Up a Space in 5 Minutes

Selling your home these days takes more than just finding an agent and listing it. You’ve got to really sell it. That means impressing buyers the second they walk in the door.


One of the best ways to do this? Home staging, where your home's decor undergoes a makeover in order to entice home buyers to swoon and make an offer.


“The statistics don’t lie,” says Samantha Rose Frith of Warburg Realty in New York City. “A well-staged house will sell more quickly and draw a higher sales price.”


But who has time for that? Hiring a pro is pricey (here's more on how much home staging costs). Plus a pro can't do all of the work; you’ll still need to do some sprucing up if you have an unexpected showing.


So if the clock is ticking, here are home staging tips and tricks that you can pull off fast, depending on how much time you have—from an hour to just 5 minutes.


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Friday, June 14, 2019   /   by Amy McLeod

Exploring Salem Oregon: Unique Vintage Aircraft

Friday, 6/14/19 - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, 6/15/19 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, 6/16/19 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The Salem Municipal Airport will be hosting the Wings of Freedom Vintage Aircraft Tour. Event visitors will have the rare opportunity to visit, explore, and learn more about a variety of treasures from WWII aviation history including a B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, P-51 Mustang, and P-40 Warhawk. $5-$15.
McNary Field
2680 Aerial Way SE 
Salem, OR 97302

978-562-9182
Event Website
Courtesy of Amy McLeod, The McLeod Group Network

Photo Credit: collingsfoundation.org

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Monday, June 10, 2019   /   by Amy McLeod

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

Freddie Mac recently released a report entitled, “Perceptions of Down Payment Consumer Research.” Their research revealed that,


“For many prospective homebuyers, saving for a down payment is the largest barrier to achieving the goal of homeownership. Part of the challenge for those planning to purchase a home is their perception of how much they will need to save for the down payment…


…Based on our recent survey of individuals planning to purchase a home in the next three years, nearly a third think they need to put more than 20% down.”


Myth #1: “I Need a 20% Down Payment”


Buyers often overestimate the funds needed to qualify for a home loan. According to the same report:


22% of renters and 31% of homeowners believe lenders require 20% or more of a home’s sale price as a down payment for a typical mortgage today. And,


“If a 20% down payment was required, 70% o ...

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Friday, June 07, 2019   /   by Amy McLeod

Exploring Salem Oregon: Deepwood Garage Sale

Join us this June for Deepwood’s Garage Sale fundraiser! Shop in the Deepwood Greenhouse for home decor, kitchen wares, holiday decorations, and more! Proceeds from the event support the preservation of Deepwood Museum and Gardens.
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Deepwood Museum & Gardens1116 Mission Street SESalem, OR 97302503-363-1825Event Website
Courtesy of Amy McLeod, The McLeod Group Network
Photo Credit: travelsalem.com

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Thursday, June 06, 2019   /   by Amy McLeod

1020 Harbour Lane: Picture Perfect Avalon Meadows Home!

Salem-Keizer OR Real Estate For Sale
1020 Harbour Lane NE, Keizer, OR  97303



Beautiful! Immaculate! Like new! Move-in ready!  Are these qualities on your wish list? If so, this desirable Avalon Meadows home is your dream come true! This picture perfect two-story features a spacious open floor plan highlighted by 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, gleaming wood floors, a stylish kitchen, neutral colors, recessed lighting, modern fixtures, central air, plus an attached 2 car garage, fenced yard and patio for outdoor entertaining! The sun filled living room offers a cozy gas fireplace setting the scene for comfort and relaxation. Open to the dining area and kitchen, this space is ideal for entertaining and everyday function. Luxurious granite counters, stainless steel appliances and loads of cabinet space make this kitchen a delightful space. Upstairs you will find 3 generously sized bedrooms including the master suite with a walk in closet and private bath. The two secondary bedroo ...

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The McLeod Group Network - KW Capital City
Amy McLeod
1900 Hines St SE, Suite 220
Salem, OR 97302
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110 Wallace Rd. NW
Salem, OR 97304
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