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Posted on 08/23/2020
Is a Smart House Device Right for You?
A smart home device may prove to be a time (and money) saver. However, not all smart house devices are ideal for all homeowners. If you select a smart home gadget that fails to accommodate your day-to-day needs, you risk wasting time and resources on a device that delivers little to no return on investment. Ultimately, it helps to...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
How to Upcycle an Old Painting
Image by Juraj Varga from Pixabay If you're looking to get creative but to do so on a budget, then one fun activity to look at is upcycling an old painting and making it more personal to your style. By old paintings we mean those $2 thrift store oil paintings and popular prints you nabbed for cheap at...
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Posted on 08/14/2020
Another Property Sold - 5312 NE 12TH Ave, Portland, OR 97211
Beautifully updated duplex in the coveted Alberta Arts / Vernon District with original charm throughout! This home features new flooring, new interior paint, SS appliances, as well as other fine-tuned cosmetic touches. Amenities continue outside with an oversized yard zoned RM2 for multifamily redevelopment and covered front porch. This affordably priced beauty offers great supplemental income with an upper 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit in the heart of one of Portlands finest...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
Buying Your First Luxury Property
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Before you commit your hard-earned money to a luxury home, make sure you know what you're purchasing. Just because a house has a high price doesn’t mean it’s truly luxury. A luxury home is built better and has more space and amenities in it than other homes. Even a home with the...
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Posted on 08/07/2020
1418 NE Alexandria Pl, Hillsboro, OR 97124 is now new to the market!
One minute drive to Intel JF4 parking lot! Simple living and low maintenance town-home with 2 car garage. Fully fenced, private backyard, backs up to greenspace and Glencoe Creek Park. Freshly painted and new carpet throughout. The open floor plan is ready to make it you own. Kitchen features granite counter-tops, eating bar and large pantry. Upper level offers three bedrooms and two full bathrooms including a generous sized master bedroom w/vaulted ceilings and walk-in...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Boost Home Value with Age in Place Design
Image by Jonathan Petersson from Pixabay Home improvement to accommodate residents of all ages and physical abilities not only add convenience and safety to the home, but also make good economic sense. "Aging in place" guidelines have been formulated to assure that housing of the future is designed to meet changing needs. Open floor plans are not only...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
4 Reasons Why Your Real Estate Agent Asks You to Stay Away From Showings
Image by Agover from Pixabay When you go to sell your home, your real estate agent will take care of playing host for interested buyers. This is part of the service that you get when you hire a real estate agent. The agent will not only handle setting up the showing appointments; they will also meet the prospective...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
High-End Finishes for Your Home
Image by Mike Gattorna from Pixabay The benefits of buying a luxury home that's under new construction include customizing it to fit your life and your family, and choosing your own finishes is a perfect way to achieve this goal. But which finishes will still maintain their beauty under the stress of busy families on the go? Which...
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Posted on 07/18/2020
Another Property Sold - 3220 SW 98TH Ave, Portland, OR 97225
***OFFER DEADLINE IS SATURDAY JUNE 6th, 6PM, (OFFER)(S) (Received).*** Remodeled Single Level, Multi-Generational home, filled with classic built-in cabinetry and charming details, in sought after Vista Hills. New engineered white oak wood floors grace the entry, formal living and dining room. Large three or four Bedroom option depending on your needs. Covered patio overlooking park-like backyard with darling, Cottage for your private getaway. Click "VTour #1" Matterport 3-D Video...
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Posted on 07/16/2020
Another Property Sold - 628 Se Walnut St, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Adorable bungalow close to downtown Hillsboro, hospital, bus & max lines. So many updates, see Upgrades List attached. Some include new carpet, new vinyl floors, new vinyl windows, newer appliances, new gutters, new PEX pipes throughout, & newly landscaped front & backyards. Use insulated attic as bonus room or 2nd bedroom. Hardwoods under new existing floors throughout whole home. This home is charming, cozy, & ready for you! Hurry, it won't last...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
5 Retirement Trends To Watch for in 2020
Image by Mabel Amber, still incognito... from Pixabay Baby Boomers remain the single largest demographic, and their transition into retirement age continues to change the senior living landscape. At more than 74 million strong, this generation will completely cross the retirement age threshold in the next decade, and 52 million Americans are already enjoying their golden years. That...
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Posted on 07/11/2020
Another Property Sold - 195 NE 79TH Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97006
Beautiful 2 bed, 2.5 bath, 3 level townhouse style condo! Move-in Ready 1,480 sq ft of light, bright & airy living space. Bonus/flex space & 1/2 bath on lower level. Main level living w/beautiful hardwoods, gas fireplace & sliders out to deck. Spacious kitchen w/large island, quartz counters, gas cooktop, ss appliances & nook. Double master suites and laundry upper level. Steps to play area & park. Easy access to Orenco, Tanasbourne, MAX, Hwy 26, shopping, Intel, Nike, parks &...
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