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Strategies for a successful yard sale

It always feels great to get rid of the things you don’t need. One option for decluttering is to haul everything to a donation center, or perhaps even a dump (where you’ll have to pay to get rid of your stuff). But with a little more ef...

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Start Here if You Need to Tackle Summer Maintenance

Winter is hard on your home. The weight of snow puts stress on your roof, and the cold expands and contracts the materials your home is made of. Now that winter weather is behind us, here’s where you should start with post-winter home mainten...

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What to avoid before you buy

Even with the help of a trusted real estate professional, it’s easy to fall into some common traps when you’re buying a home. Here are some of the most common regrets from home buyers—make sure to consider them before you make similar dec...

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New home? Here’s how to save

When you’ve just purchased a new home, there’s a ton on your mind. There’s moving, decorating, getting to know your new neighborhood, and more. Here are a few things that should be at the top of your to-do list, because they’ll save you...

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Is Your Home Protected?

A home is a sanctuary, a place where family gathers, where children grow, and where life happens. Buying a home is one of the most significant purchases you can make and it is imperative that your investment is protected. Whether it is your fir...

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Cost Vs Value

2016 Cost vs. Value Report

Spring is here! Many home owners are taking advantage of the change in weather by starting home improvement projects. Since home renovations are both costly and time consuming, it is important to know what projects are going to yield the greate...

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Portland Home Team Presents Home Quality Services

With every season, comes another sweet honey-do list and Portland Home Team is here to help. To assist homeowners who are looking to sell their home, or new home owners who need a little guidance, our team is offering a free home quality consul...

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ADU City

Portland is ADU City, Baby

I got a call a couple of weeks ago from a friend who I had not spoken with in a while. He was into a project and called for advice. Three years ago we helped him purchase a home in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood for around $270,000. He recentl...

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