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KarlaDivineAbout Karla Divine

My work is to help people buy and sell their homes or investment properties. How can you use my lifetime of real estate experience to help you reach your goals of buying a new home or selling the home you love? What can I offer you to make your experience more productive and less stressful? What information can I give you on the current market for your home? Read More


Recent News & Market Information

10 Hardcore Staging Tips For Sellers

You wouldn’t think Portland needed staging help in this HOT market, but staging does help the seller meet their expectations regarding offers coming in at listing price or…

Random Things That Effect Appraisals

In recent months I have experienced some unusual results with appraisals. I thought this list would be interesting to you if you are concerned about either buying or…

5 More Things To Know About Mortgages

#5.  Child Support: Lending regulations allow it to be “grossed up” 125% of the monthly amount, since it is non-taxable.  For example, if the monthly payment is $1000,…

5 Important Thiings To Know About Borrowing for a Mortgage Right Now

#5.  Federal regulators have DROPPED a PROPOSED requirement to make the minimum down payment 20% for Conventional residential home loans.  (Whew! – that’s welcome news!)   #4.  Fannie…