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Posted on 01/16/2022
Packing Tips for an Easier Move
No matter the size of your home, packing everything to prepare for a move is a long process. Luckily, there are many things you can do to make it simpler and more efficient. Here are some expert packing tips for an easier move: Prepare Your Supplies Make sure you have supplies ready before you even start packing. This...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Home Gatherings: Quick Food Prep Tips for Your Next Gathering
Hosting can be a fun and exciting way to bring everyone together. However, there’s always a list of things to remember, including prep and what to do during the gathering. Here are a few of the best ways to prepare for your home gathering and keep you and yours happy and healthy while enjoying each other’s company. Food...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Pros & Cons of Investing in Sweat Equity
If you’re thinking about buying a fixer-upper or are interested in flipping homes, it’s important to understand sweat equity. This concept has to do with the time and effort you put into improving a property. Because it’s not based on dollar amounts, it's difficult to calculate. However, there are major pros and cons to investing your time as...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Why Knowing Fair Market Value Matters
There are many variables that make up the fair market value of a property. Because this value depends heavily on the environment and the property itself, it’s crucial in making sure you get the best buying or selling price. Here are some of the biggest things that fair market value affects: Insurance Homeowner’s insurance always uses the fair...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
How to Choose a Concrete Foundation Type for Your New Home
Designing a dream home involves making a lot of decisions. One of the earliest and most important decisions is the type of foundation. So what is the best type of foundation for your home? Finding the answer involves gaining a working knowledge about concrete slabs, crawl spaces and basements. Why Choose a Slab Foundation? Concrete slab foundations are...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Stick-Built Homes: 5 Things You Should Know About Them
When you have a house built on your land, this is known as a stick-built home. These homes are considered traditional compared to modular or prefabricated houses that are built elsewhere and transported to your property. If you’ve been thinking of having a stick built house constructed on your land, it’s important to learn as much about them...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Another Property Sold - 21316 S Meadowridge CT, Oregon City, OR 97045
Stunning residence situated alongside Stone Creek Golf Course for those who favor luxury lifestyle both on and off the golf course! Bask in sweeping manicured views outlined with lush landscape, majestic fir trees, & a distant view of Mt. Hood. Open & bright floor plan with striking, custom architectural elements throughout. Rare opportunity to reside in this private, gated community. Click on "Video Tour #1" to view the video, and "Video Tour #2" to view more photos and...
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Posted on 12/09/2021
Another Property Sold - 15781 NW Clubhouse Dr, Portland, OR 97210
Luxury adult living in the highly sought after Claremont Golf Community. Two owner suites - one on main & second upstairs. Fabulous Great Room plan with vaulted ceilings, loft, gas fireplace, and private patio. Incredible setting backing to serene landscaped open space w/water feature and golf practice hole! Quiet street just a block from the clubhouse and...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Home Remodeling Finance Options
When you plan to do a few smaller remodeling projects, you might fit them into your budget easily and over time. However, larger or more complex home remodeling projects might be harder to afford. If you aren’t able to pay for these kinds of upgrades upfront, you can look into financing options. These options allow you to have...
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Posted on 12/02/2021
Another Property Sold - 17400 Se Pilgrim CT, Milwaukie, OR 97267
Charming split level in the Jennings Lodge neighborhood. This split level has lots of charm and natural light waiting for your personal touch! Large deck with a view and a big lot. Down stairs could be a mother in law suite or secondary living with its own...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Why You Should Expect Recording Fees to be Part of Your Closing Costs
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay There are a variety of different terms that you must become familiar with as you purchase a new home. You have to pay an application fee, underwriting fees, titles fees and more. But one that seems to leave many buyers scratching their heads is the recording fee. A recording fee is a...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Tips for Choosing the Best Lot for Your New Home
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Before you can select a floor plan for your new construction home, you have to find a good lot. In many ways, selecting the right one is often the most important decision you'll make during the construction process, so it's important to consider these aspects. Know the Perks of a Square Lot Homebuyers...
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