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Posted on 06/16/2021
13490 SW Berthold St, Beaverton, OR 97005 is now new to the market!
Impressive Remodeled Craftsman on 1/2 acre dividable fenced lot. Next to a ten acre Park and .8 miles to Beaverton Farmers Market! Tons of room for your boat and RV behind the gate, and space to roam and play. Timber beams and staircase, stunning new addition w/full bath and laundry room. Updated kitchen with 1940's Douglas Fir floors w/Master on the main. Large deck, new hot tub, water feature/Koi pond, fire pit and 10x18 shed. Have fun with the open sky and develop now or when you are...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
2021 Kitchen Remodeling Trends
Image by Mike Gattorna from Pixabay When everyday people consider home remodeling ideas, kitchens often top the list for a wide range of reasons. Home chefs often want to integrate kitchen remodeling ideas to improve space efficiency. Some want to better accommodate friends and family members who enjoy the most-used space in the household. No matter your reasons...
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Posted on 06/11/2021
25325 NE Butteville Rd, Aurora, OR 97002 is now new to the market!
Enjoy river life at it's finest in this traditional home, on 2.53 acres, on the banks of the Willamette River! Airy open floor plan, soaring windows, modern kitchen designed for convenience, crisp white cabinetry & much more. Manicured landscaping & lush majestic trees w/enchanting wildlife, against a gently rolling river scene. Expansive covered patio & the stone fireplace is an outdoor entertainer's dream. Shop w/3-bays & office sits on parklike setting. Over 1200sf private dock w/boat...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Is Real Estate Investing Right for You ?
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay While real estate has ups and downs, it has generally been a good long-term investment. Owning a home is one way of investing, but to really take advantage, you can buy property that you won’t necessarily occupy but will make you some money. How Real Estate Makes Money There are two basic...
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Posted on 06/01/2021
Another Property Sold - 5096 SW Normandy Pl, Beaverton, OR 97005
Highly desirable one-level living in Central Beaverton's Westbrook Neighborhood! This inviting community offers pools, clubhouse, lush gardens & common pathways. Lovely floorpan with an abundance of natural light that fills the updated kitchen with nook & granite countertop island. Spacious living & dining room with a cozy gas fireplace. Soak up the sun on the large deck in the private, fenced backyard. Convenient detached one car garage, laundry room & AC. Enjoy the Westbrook...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
A Pre-Qualification Letter Doesn't Equal Being Pre-Approved
Photo by Tayeb Mezahdia via Pixabay When you start looking for your dream home, you need to know how much mortgage you will qualify for. Your real estate agent might ask you to get a pre-qualification letter. However, just because you are pre-qualified doesn’t mean that you will get the loan. You need a pre-approval for that, and...
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Posted on 05/27/2021
8890 SW Homewood St, Portland, OR 97225 is now new to the market!
Lovely Daylight Ranch in desirable Raleigh Hills situated on a quiet street near Jesuit High School, Portland Golf Club, and OES. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 11-1. New roof, skylights, downspouts & gutters, interior & exterior paint, carpet, and refurbished original hardwood floors. Spacious main level living with tons of options in the lower level, waiting to be upgraded to meet your needs. Potential Mother-In-Law Unit? Master & Laundry Room on the Main. Washington County taxes with Portland...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
How to Use a Bi-Weekly Mortgage to Your Advantage
Photo by Designer491 via Shutterstock The term “bi-weekly” means every other week. If you get paid bi-weekly, you usually get your check every other Friday. When it comes to a mortgage, typical amortization plans (payments of principal and interest) use a 30-year/360-month calculation. But many lenders offer a bi-weekly plan too. In this case, you would make 26...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Tips for Buying a Penthouse
Photo by Mostafa Safadel on Unsplash The penthouse is the pinnacle of real estate in many markets -- and places like New York and Miami -- have plenty of options to choose from. It's easy to get caught up in great decor or fall in love with a view, but there are other considerations as well. Here's what...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Another Property Sold - 15568 SW Peridot Way, Beaverton, OR 97007
Exceptionally Updated Townhome in sought-after Sexton Mountain/Murray Hill area! Gated entrance & private location. New hardwood floors, freshly painted interior & remodeled bathrooms. Wonderful view from kitchen & patio to park like setting/open space. Fourth bedroom/bonus room on lower level, w/full bathroom & interior/exterior entry for independent living. Large one car garage. New roof in 2018, New exterior paint in 2019. Schools are Sexton Mountain, Highland Park &...
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Posted on 05/13/2021
7335 SW 34TH Ave, Portland, OR 97219 is now new to the market!
Mid-Century Modern, three blocks from beloved Multnomah Village! Spacious floor plan w/original vintage accents throughout, refinished hardwood floors on main, new carpet and freshly painted inside and out. Lower level w/flex space, tons of storage and unconventional fourth bedroom. Large backyard w/mature trees, garden space, covered patio & wood deck. Minutes to Cafes, Pubs, Shopping & Gabriel Park. Easy access to public transit, Downtown, or...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Which is Smarter: Paying Off the Mortgage or Investing?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Often, when discussing ways to get out of debt, the subject of “mortgage versus investments” comes up. If you have a mortgage, your monthly budget likely revolves around paying it first, meaning investment ideas take a back seat. One way to free money up to invest is to pay off the mortgage, and...
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