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Christine Browning Real Estat.
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Join Us for the Grand Opening of Our New Office!

We are excited to announce our new company, Red Door Realty! With a new company comes a new location, so we are equally as excited to have moved to our new permanent location, 1860 NE 4th Street, Bend, OR, 97701. Join us at our new office on January 19 for our Grand Opening Party. There will be refreshments and an iPad giveaway.

We look forward to seeing you there!
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The Importance of Home Warranties for Buyers

Today I’m joined by Cheri of Home Warranty of America to discuss the importance of obtaining a home warranty when buying a home. There are many ways a home warranty is beneficial to homebuyers. A home warranty covers all the major systems of the home. Costs can range from $370 to $500, but it’s well worth it. To find out why, watch my latest video.
http://christinebrowning1.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-importance-of-home-warranties-for.html
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The Role of Appraisals in Home Selling

Appraisals aren’t just important for homebuyers. They are important for home sellers, too. If you do everything you can to prepare your home so that it appraises to the value you want, you’ll be rewarded with a higher sale price and less hassle in negotiations. There are a few things you can do to increase your chances of getting a good appraisal. To learn what they are, watch this short video.
http://christinebrowning1.blogspot.com/2017/09/the-role-of-appraisals-in-home-selling.html
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Why a Professional Realtor Is a Better Choice

It’s common for some sellers to consider selling their homes by themselves to avoid paying the 6% commission to a professional Realtor. But did you know that on average, those who use a real estate agent to help sell their home see 16% more money? There are a couple important benefits to working with a professional Realtor to sell your home. To learn more, watch my latest video.
http://christinebrowning1.blogspot.com/2017/08/why-professional-realtor-is-better.html
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Why You Can't Trust Computer-Generated Home Valuations

Whether you can trust websites like Zillow and their home value estimates is one of the most common questions I get. While the computer-generated valuations have the possibility of being somewhat accurate, they're usually pretty far off. So why do so many people trust these valuations? Why aren't they very trustworthy? To find out, watch my latest video.
http://christinebrowning1.blogspot.com/2017/06/why-you-cant-trust-computer-generated.html
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How to Purchase and Finance a Rental Property

Buying property as an investment is a great way to expand your portfolio for a strong return. Currently, rental rates here in central Oregon make that opportunity extremely tempting. So how do you go about financing a property investment? I've invited Matt Bassitt from Northwestern Home Loans to help me explain the options you have. To see our conversation about financing investment property, watch this short video.
http://christinebrowning1.blogspot.com/2017/06/what-are-my-options-for-financing.html
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Buying a Home After You’ve Had a Short Sale or Foreclosure

Are you thinking about buying a home again if you’ve had to do a short sale or a foreclosure in the past? Today I’m joined by Matt Bassitt, owner of Northwestern Home Loans, to talk about what you need to know to become a homeowner again. The good news is that you’ve probably already met the standard waiting period requirement. However, there is a lot of strategy involved in setting yourself up to buy a home again. To find out more, watch my latest video.
http://christinebrowning1.blogspot.com/2017/05/buying-home-after-youve-had-short-sale.html
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How We Set Ourselves Apart in the Bend Market

The process of buying a home can be long, complicated, and emotional. My goal is always to capture the happiness and romance that comes with buying a beautiful new home. How do we do that, though? We have a unique team of seasoned experts who are area experts that constantly strive to provide the best home buying or selling experience. To learn a little more about what sets our team apart here in the Bend area, watch this short video.
http://christinebrowning1.blogspot.com/2017/05/how-we-set-ourselves-apart-in-bend.html
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The Truth About Using a First Time Homebuyers Loan, Again!

Did you know that if you’ve ever used an FHA, USDA, or VA loan to buy a home, there’s nothing stopping you from reusing that loan if you want to buy another home? Unfortunately, it’s a common misconception in our industry that home loans are a one-and-done type of deal. Today I’m joined by Matt Bassitt, the owner of Northwestern Home Loans, to clear the air on this. This kind of situation happens more often than you think. To learn more about reusing home loans, watch my latest video.
http://christinebrowning1.blogspot.com/2017/04/dont-be-afraid-to-reuse-home-loan.html
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How Long Will It Take to Sell a Home in Central Oregon?

How long does it take to close on a home in central Oregon? The average is about 90 days, but it really depends on the type of property you’re selling. In fact, there are some properties I know for a fact take longer than others. For example, a high-priced home or a vacation rental might go over that 90-day mark. To get all the details on closing timelines in central Oregon, watch this short video.
http://christinebrowning1.blogspot.com/2017/03/how-long-will-it-take-to-close-on-home.html
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