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Tips for Staging Your Kitchen for Showings

Since this is the most used room in the house it can be a challenge while you are living in the house to keep it "staged." You want to show off all the counter space, so keep it pared down to a bare minimum. Remove all the extra ele...

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Forced Branches: Bring Spring into your home!

In the grayness of a Portland February and early March, we can still bring a bit of springtime into our homes. I try to always have something in my vases. Flowers from my garden are an obvious choice in when in season. However, in the winter I ...

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The Fire is So Delightful

It's that time of year again. The leaves are falling, the temperature is dropping, and you’re looking forward to weekends spent cozying up on the couch next to a warm fire (maybe binging Netflix, we won’t judge). There’s nothing quite l...

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2018 Remodeling Cost Vs. Value Report

Each year the National Association of Realtors reports on the cost of common remodeling projects and how much they add to the value of a typical home. The following are the estimates for the Portland area published in 2018. The cost data...

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

Every year when January rolls around you vow to lose weight, save money or spend more time with family and friends. But what goals do you set for your home? In the spirit of new beginnings, we have researched some resolutions that will make...

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Homeownership: Your Financial Peace

Don't miss this educational event! Learn the basics of homeownership with great information shared by Kyung Kim, an Oregon Licensed Realtor with the Portland Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Professionals, Mitzi Kondo, a Mortgage Loan Of...

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Winter is Coming

As the temperature drops, our heating bill goes up as we fight the chilly season change. It's time to prep your home for the winter months ahead so you can save money and remain cozy. Here are some ways to prep your home before winter arriv...

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Five Home Repairs to Budget for

You're going to have to do some regular repairs and maintenance on your home-it's just a fact of home ownership. So that you're not caught unprepared, it's a good idea to keep a budget and set aside some funds for when the following repairs ine...

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Hidden Homeowner Costs

Budgeting for buying a home can be difficult enough when you’re just weighing mortgage options and a purchase price. But there are many other factors that go into the cost of home ownership. Some of them are one-time expenses that you’l...

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