Uncategorized 9 Mistakes Homeowners Make on Their Taxes The number one mistake—deducting the wrong year for property taxes.  Read below for all 9 mistakes!     As you calculate your tax returns, be careful not to commit any of these nine home-related tax mistakes, which tax pros say are especially common and can cost you money or draw the IRS to your doorstep. […]
Uncategorized A Great Article on Furniture Placement! How to Get Your Furniture Arrangement Right
Uncategorized Which Portland suburb was rated Top 10 in the country? Lake Oswego, of course!   http://m.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/real-estate-daily/2014/07/which-portland-suburb-is-one-of-the-nations-top-10.html?r=full
Uncategorized No Formal Entry in your Home…No Problem! Some great ideas to creat the illusion of an entry in your home.   No Entry Hall? Create the Illusion of One
Uncategorized Home Owners Insurance versus Home Warranty – what is the difference? http://allthingsrealestatepdx.com/home-warranty-vs-home-owners-insurance-whats-the-difference/  
Uncategorized Portland Business Journal Reports Home Values Closing In on Pre-recession Peaks Pre-recession peaks??  Click Below! http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/imgad?id=CICAgKDj1ZSnygEQARgBMggqfX7wVni9Ag&t=10&cT=http%3A//bizjournals.com&l=http%3A//www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/real-estate-daily/2014/05/portland-home-values-close-in-on-pre-recession.html
Uncategorized Portland Real Estate – By Neighborhood A really good way of assessing value by neighborhood!  My only complaint is that some neighborhoods are missing! http://features.portlandmonthlymag.com/real-estate-2014/neighborhoods.html
Uncategorized Great Ideas for Bathroom Remodels! http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/23821669?utm_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=u461&utm_medium=email&utm_content=gallery2
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Uncategorized Formal and Classical Gardens If you prefer symmetry and order in garden design, then you will love these examples of Classical Gardens, otherwise know as Formal Gardens!  Click below to see more gardens!     http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/23847820?utm_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=u449&utm_medium=email&utm_content=gallery7
Uncategorized Windermere – 70’s Style  
Uncategorized The New Mid Century Modern Home Houzz Tour: Respectful Updates for a Midcentury Atlanta Ranch   Read the full article here.   A great article for tips on modernizing a mid century home, offering great advise on color, furniture selection and updating the space plans for living spaces!        
Uncategorized Classic Updated Split in Close-In Southeast Just Listed! A true 3 bedroom, all above grade!  Great layout with open floor plan for this cool 1700 square foot home.  New hardwood floors, new carpet in bedrooms and a wonderful library/sunroom are just a few of the features of this home.  Stpes to the Springwater Corridor Trail, walk to Sellwood or enjoy the […]
Uncategorized Dunthorpe Garden Tour Great News! After 10+ years and in celebration of Riverdale Grade School's 125th Anniversary, the Dunthorpe Garden Tour returns on May 4th from 10 am to 4 pm.  So exciting to see the return of this event!  Four distinctive gardens will be on display, with tour guides and shuttle service will help make this a very […]
Uncategorized Emerald Green – The Color of the Year! Pantone recently announced it's color of the year.  Emerald!  So exciting to see such a vibrant and sparkling color come back.  Away with the muted browns that have beseiged us for the past few years.  Energizing and  rejuvenating, look for this rich jewel tone color  as an accent wall in a powder room, in men's […]
Uncategorized Again, historic mortgage rates! Again, mortgage rates are down! Houswire reports that on a 30 year fixed-rate mortgage hit 3.37% down from 3.39% the previous week and down from 4.11% last year. Clearly, a great time to buy and cash in on the value of a purchasing a home. For complete article click http://www.housingwire.com/news/mortgage-rates-hover-near-record-lows-home-construction-picks
Uncategorized Shadow Inventory – How It Affects Home Prices. There has been a lot of media coverage about Shadow Inventory and the impact on property values now and in the near future.  Shadow Inventory comprises of properties that are distressed and seriously deliquent but not currently on the market.  While there is still a significant number of homes in this category, the number has […]
Uncategorized Portland – Tops in Walk Scores and Now Tops in Bike Scores! PRNewswire has listed the top US cities for Bike Scores.  And it is no surprise that Portland was second in the country, losing only to Minneapolis.  Do they have snow tires for bikes?  A Bike Scores is a measurement of the “bike ability” of a city.  Criteria includes not only the number of people who […]
Uncategorized National Association of Realtors – Home Prices to Increase in 2012 up to 10% http://goo.gl/EHdTN The National Association of Realtors has compiled data which suggests that by the last quarter of 2012, home prices will increase by 7% to 10%.  Supporting this claim is the fact that median home prices in the existing single family home markets rose in half of the metropolitan areas tracked by the Association.  Also […]
Uncategorized Warren Buffett’s Views on the Current Housing Market What does Warren Buffett think about housing investments? He says he would buy as many single family homes as he could right now!
Uncategorized On The Fence? Why Buying A Home Won’t Get Any Cheaper! A great article from CNN Money which discusses affordability and why this year will be the last chance for homebuyers to cash in on the housing market.