Helping Your Kids Buy a Home

Helping your kids buy a home is just as important as helping them get a good education. This story is about how we helped our two daughters buy a home before age 25.  Our older daughter and her husband are now 28 & 29.  They graduated from PSU in 2013… Read More…

DIY Bedroom Makeover

4 Ways to Simplify Your DIY Bedroom Makeover   Thinking of making over your bedroom? Giving your bedroom a fresh new look can be a great way to update your home, but you don’t want a fun project to turn into a major headache. There are so many elements… Read More…

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Selling with Opendoor

Should I sell my home with Opendoor? Full disclosure; I am a Real Estate Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and have been licensed in the Portland OR market since 1991.  The following is my summary of the cost of selling with Opendoor.  All links provided are to the Opendoor… Read More…

A/C Maintenance Tips

Check your A/C’s filters at the end of every month, making sure to clean or replace them at least once every three months. Perform your A/C’s annual system maintenance service during the spring to avoid the busy summer season. Keep the condensing unit free of debris. Trim shrubs and plants… Read More…

Easy DIY Projects That Will Help Your Home Sell Fast

Besides deep cleaning and decluttering, there are a few simple home updates you can to do make your home to help it sell fast and be more attractive to buyers. These DIY projects will highlight the best features of your home and help you find a buyer quickly. Plus, most… Read More…

March Real Estate Update 2019

In February 2019,  we saw an increase in the rate of home sales as is typical with the beginning of Spring. The cold weather may have curbed enthusiasm a bit, but not that much. I regularly waited in-line outside new listings for a 5:00 PM showing (in freezing cold at… Read More…

Portland’s Japanese Gardens Expansion

Portland’s Japanese Gardens Expansion The Portland Japanese Gardens largest improvement in decades, an expansion to accommodate an increasing number of visitors, is finally complete. The $33.5 million, the 20-month-long expansion project was on time and ready to be enjoyed.  The Cultural Village provides a place where visitors can immerse themselves… Read More…