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Posted on 07/08/2020
Working With Pantone's Color of the Year
Photo by SHOP SLO® on Unsplash The Pantone Color Institute has a certain knack. The design company gets a feel for the mood of the year to come, and shapes design trends to match it. It takes cues from new kinds of materials we use. It considers our social media platforms, upcoming sports events and the sights and...
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Posted on 07/01/2020
Simple Ways to Keep Your Home in Great Condition
In many ways, the quality of your life is determined by the condition of your home. If it feels like your home is in disrepair, messy, or cluttered, you're not going to feel comfortable or satisfied with your living situation. While perfection is an unattainable standard, there are a lot of simple things you can do to keep your...
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Posted on 06/24/2020
Tips for Reducing & Relieving Allergies in the Home
Photo by Roman Koval from Pexels It’s common to experience seasonal allergies with the passing of the months, but did you know that indoor allergens can aggravate your allergies and asthma symptoms as well? Many people choose to stay inside when the pollen and mold levels are high. However, they could be doing more harm than good if...
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Posted on 06/17/2020
Easy Summer Upgrades for Your Backyard
Image by Gr8 from Shutterstock Summer is a great time of the year. Long sunny days, short warm nights, and clear weather that stretches across the sky. Summer is a season to savor. An excellent way to enjoy summer is by taking your living outside and relaxing in the backyard. If your backyard is cringe-worthy rather than show-stopping,...
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Posted on 06/10/2020
Benefits of "Native" Gardening
Photo by Larisa Koshkina via PixabayRestoring native habitat to our surroundings is like pressing the "refresh" button on biodiversity. Homeowners who embrace native gardening are making big contributions to healthy landscapes, which is great for maintaining the native ecosystems. Making a Difference—Beautifully Native plants are the greenery that would grow in certain areas with or without human intervention....
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Posted on 06/03/2020
Video Tour - 10919 SW Sage Ter, Tigard, OR 97223
End unit townhome in the heart of Summer Lake. Larger fenced backyard with side gate. 2 full baths on upper level with bonus loft space. Stainless steel appliances. Central Air for upcoming summer days. Near restaurants & shopping in Progress Ridge and Murrayhill. Come enjoy living in this great...
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Posted on 06/03/2020
Recipe: Traditional Italian Macaroni Soup
Image by Valter Cirillo from Pixabay In Italy, it's long been a cherished tradition to harvest beans, place the pods over the ground under the autumn sun, then store the sun-dried beans for wintertime. On brisk days, beans would be cooked up with a medley of vegetables and pasta. When the cook tossed dry pasta tossed into the...
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Posted on 06/03/2020
10919 SW Sage Ter, Tigard, OR 97223 is now new to the market!
End unit townhome in the heart of Summer Lake. Larger fenced backyard with side gate. 2 full baths on upper level with bonus loft space. Stainless steel appliances. Central Air for upcoming summer days. Near restaurants & shopping in Progress Ridge and Murrayhill. Come enjoy living in this great...
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Posted on 05/27/2020
Loan Options for Luxury Home Buyers
Photo by Vincent Rivaud from Pexels When you buy a luxury home, you have several options when it comes to paying for the home. While some luxury buyers invest fully in the home and purchase outright, most find that opting for a mortgage of some type keeps options open and reserves capital for other things. Mortgages can be...
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Posted on 05/27/2020
Another Property Sold - 490 NE Paloma Ave, Gresham, OR 97030
JUST LISTED! Great value! Stunning contemporary on corner lot. Versatile plan with 3 BRs + bonus + loft and 3 full BAs. Features include big beautiful windows, vaulted ceilings, ss appls, dbl oven, eating bar, pellet stove. Don't miss upper level loft! Lower level bonus has laundry and is next to full bath- ideal for guests, gym, crafts, or media room. Delightful living spaces both inside and out. Great deck for entertaining. Located on corner lot in quiet neighborhood. Big 2 car garage....
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Posted on 05/20/2020
Common Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid
Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay One of the biggest hurdles people face when looking for a home is applying for a mortgage. While applying for a mortgage is relatively straightforward, finding favorable terms might be more challenging. Many buyers are surprised by how broad the terms of a mortgage might be. With this in mind, it is...
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Posted on 05/13/2020
How to Approach a Local Move
Photo by bruce mars from Pexels Moving locally might not seem as stressful as a long-distance move, but it can still be hectic if you’re not well-prepared for it. Whether your local move is just down the street or to another part of town, make sure you start getting ready for it early. The following tips can help...
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