Author Archives for Allison Pruitt

DIY Office Decoration

May 16, 2019 4:23 pm Published by Comments Off on DIY Office Decoration

If you work in an office, you probably spend almost as much time at your desk as you do in your own house. But often we don’t put too much thought into decorating our office space in a way that will make us feel more at home. We should. According to Johna Revesencio of Fast... Read More

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PRM Community Connections: Scott Holmberg and REACH

May 15, 2019 4:02 pm Published by Comments Off on PRM Community Connections: Scott Holmberg and REACH

At Pacific Residential Mortgage, one of our core values is Serve. We are in the business to serve our customers, our employees, and our communities. Specifically, we focus on child and youth development, supporting programs that engage youth within their communities, schools, and families. It’s our social responsibility to live our values and help those... Read More

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What Motivates People to Sell Houses?

May 13, 2019 4:25 pm Published by Comments Off on What Motivates People to Sell Houses?

Did you know spring is the best time to sell your home? More homes are sold nationwide in the first two weeks of May than any other time of the year, but you’re not too late to put your home on the market if you haven’t done so already. Spring and summer are both peak... Read More

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Farmer’s Market Roundup 2019

May 10, 2019 2:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Farmer’s Market Roundup 2019

With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, flowers and produce are in abundance. What better place to take advantage of all of nature’s bounty than by supporting your local farmer’s market? These days, farmer’s markets aren’t just vegetables; you’ll find free-range meats, artisan baked goods, hand-made pastas and more! We’ve put... Read More

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Open Houses: Pros and Cons

May 9, 2019 4:03 pm Published by Comments Off on Open Houses: Pros and Cons

Based on our research with Google Trends, spring and summer are the peak seasons for buyer interest in open houses, especially in Oregon. This makes sense, especially in the Pacific Northwest region, because more people are willing to venture outside during the nicer weather. If you’re considering hosting an open house, you should weigh the... Read More

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Pet-Friendly Homes are in High Demand

May 8, 2019 2:49 pm Published by Comments Off on Pet-Friendly Homes are in High Demand

Last month we confirmed that spring is the best time to sell your home. But with the spring market being a buyer’s market, what can you do to make your listing stand out more? Try marketing the pet-friendly aspects of your home! Today we’re going to review the market response to pet-friendly features in homes... Read More

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Republicans Call to Abolish CFPB

May 7, 2019 2:31 pm Published by Comments Off on Republicans Call to Abolish CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) is the largest regulator of the mortgage industry. If Senator Ted Cruz and seven other Republican representatives have their way, the CFPB will not exist for much longer. This would lead to a major overhaul of the entire mortgage industry. Earlier today, Sen. Cruz, R-Texas, announced his plans to... Read More

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Rent vs. Own: Benefits For First Time Homebuyers

May 6, 2019 4:42 pm Published by Comments Off on Rent vs. Own: Benefits For First Time Homebuyers

Renting an apartment or house seems to be the default option for people who have not fully considered the benefits of home ownership. Renters who become complacent in a lifestyle that doesn’t require mowing the lawn or property maintenance may not realize that those pastures are not necessarily greener. Even a cursory look at the... Read More

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Free Activities for Kids This Summer

May 3, 2019 4:08 pm Published by Comments Off on Free Activities for Kids This Summer

Summer break is coming up, which means potentially bored kids and frustrated parents. Nip the boredom in the bud with this list we’ve compiled of ten free activities to do with your kids this summer. Fourth Graders get Free Access to National Parks With the Every Kid in a Park program, fourth graders and their... Read More

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Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

May 2, 2019 1:37 pm Published by Comments Off on Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Spring is well underway, and we’re already looking at Cinco de Mayo!  Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “Fifth of May”) is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. More popular in the... Read More