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The most in-depth guides to buying and selling in the Columbia Gorge.

By collaborating with local industry leaders, brettstomps.com was created to be an educational resource for buyers and sellers in the Columbia Gorge. Intended to provide you, the client, a premier real estate experience, the goal is to empower you with the knowledge and tools to promote greater success in your transactions.

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Buying

Preparing For Your First Purchase

The steps to preparing to buy are simple, but many buyers go straight to touring property and have to backtrack several steps to get on track. Here’s the steps outlined from a professional’s POV.

Inspections

The Dirty Details of Septic Inspections

Dirty Details Recently, it’s becoming obvious that the forms (mainly in Washington) regarding septic inspections are “gray”. If your agent

Buying

Exclusive vs. Non-Exclusive Buyer Agency Agreements

There is a new step for buyers who want to utilize the services of a real estate broker. It’s called a buyer agency agreement, and there are two types that you should know the differences of.

Buying

How to Be Competitive in Affordable Housing

Affordable housing is the most sought after and under supplied type of inventory in the Columbia Gorge. This article isn’t about the solution to creating affordable housing, but instead, how you can be competitive here in the Columbia Gorge.

Buying

The Good & Bad of Buyer Agency Agreements

Buyer agency agreements are now required before real estate services can be provided by an agent. Here are my concerns and also why this is a good thing.

Buying

The Dangers of Dual Agency

To me, I can’t tell what is more of a surprise: why buyers agree to be represented by listing agents, or why the listing agents feel it is ethical to represent both sides of a sale. Limited dual agency after all is “limited” for a reason. So, why do people do it? I certainly don’t.

Buying

How to Use the RMLS Listing Reports

The RMLS is the #1 real estate tool among REALTORS® in the Columbia Gorge. It is also the most comprehensive tool that agents have to deliver property information to prospective buyers.

Investing

Investing in Klickitat, WA

How I went from selling my cars, changing jobs, to buying my first rental property. Follow along with the lessons learned along the way.

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