happiness is homemade

How to Create a Healthy Home for Stress-free Living

Happiness and good health go hand-in-hand.  Your home is your safe place and for most people, the place you spend the majority of your time. The positive changes you can make in your home will in turn reflect positive changes in your physical health and mood.  A safe, comfortable, and… Read More…

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How to Sell Your House

                      Have you been thinking about how to sell your house, the time is coming near!  You might be asking yourself “what do I need to do to get my home ready to sell?”  This list is going to give… Read More…

Lease Purchase in Portland

Looking for a great rental house in Portland?  We have a new program which allows you to Lease-Purchase almost any home currently for sale in the Portland Metro area.  You pick the neighborhood and you pick the school district. If you would like additional information after reading the brochure, please… Read More…

Remodeling Projects Cost vs Value

Remodeling Magazine puts out their Cost vs Value Report for the most common remodeling projects. They analyze the payback in term of added home value if the property were to sell shortly after the work is completed.  We have always known that money spent on kitchens is high on the… Read More…

Mortgage Interest Rates

2017 Mortgage Interest Rates Climbing

  2017 Mortgage Interest Rates are climbing  and have increased by almost a full point since the election in November.  As of 1/9/2017 the average 30-year fixed conventional mortgage is at 4.5%. This is not good for homebuyers but to keep things in perspective here is the 30-year fixed conventional… Read More…

Tenant Screening Report

Ever wonder how to get a Tenant Screening Report when you are trying to rent out a property you own?  Berkshire Hathaway has a contract with www.TenantReports.com allowing clients access to the basic Tenant Screening Report for just $25.  They also offer additional reports… Read More…

Lead in Water

Lead in Drinking Water

Lead in drinking water has  become a hot topic this past year with the findings in Flint, Michigan.  Many homeowners and potential homeowners are now more concerned than ever about the drinking water in their home.  I personally do not understand the issue enough to give anyone advice. However, the… Read More…