5 Essentials Tips for Buying an Investment Property

I ran across a great article that I thought would be of great value for anyone looking to purchase investment properties.  There are, of course, many factors to consider when doing so.  This article, shared below, should provide great insight and value… Enjoy!!! “Make a sound investment even sounder with advice from HGTV’s ‘Flip or…

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Update your Laundry Room with these Styles!!!

If you’re looking to take your space from tired to inspired, these projects can offer inspiration… Great article by Mitchell Parker on Houzz.com !!!   1. Whimsical Designers: Carly Nemtean and Lauren Poetker of Carriage Lane Design-Build  Location: Toronto Size: 32 square feet (2.9 square meters); 4 by 8 feet (1.2 by 2.4 meters) Homeowners’ request. Create a new laundry…

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What Brings a Neighborhood Down?

Your Home Value The following neighborhood features emerged as the ones that could potentially drag down home values by the greatest amounts: 1. Bad school: -22.2% (translation: home-owners near a bad school received 22.2 % less) than an average home in the same county could get) 2. Strip club: -14.7% 3. High renter concentration: -13.8%…

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5 Steps to Obtaining a Mortgage

Today’s stricter lending environment means that processing a mortgage application is more complex than ever, given the number of steps that lenders, underwriters and mortgage insurers must all complete before home buyers truly have their financing in place. To help ensure the process goes smoother, you can also take a few steps of your own.…

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Get Organized: Take a 10-Day Simplification Challenge

A GREAT article by Becky Harris we wanted to add for your benefit here… Emily Ley has twin toddlers and a 6-year-old, runs a business that employs five people, writes books and creates the popular organizer line Simplified Planner. To make it all work and still have time to have a life, she has simplified in…

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The four things new homebuyers need to know…

A great article we found that we wanted to share with you, as a new buyer & things you should think about… “Congratulations on your adventure into becoming homeowners. Buying a home is likely the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, and it’s not always an easy one. Low inventory has pushed home prices up in…

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A Kitchen For You To Be Inspired By: White, Wood and Navy

Updates in Oregon So, we saw this great article by Stephanie Granada with Houzz and wanted to inspire you with what you CAN do with your kitchen… Kitchen at a Glance Who lives here: A couple with two small kids, a dog and a cat Location: Portland, Oregon Size: 216 square feet, including dining room (20 square meters)…

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Simplify Your Life

We find, through our conversations with so many people, that, all too often, there is a sense of being overwhelmed. Feeling like they have too much to do, too much to manage, or even, too much to clean. There is a growing trend of people who are deciding to become “minimalists.” Simply put, removing clutter…

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