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  • Our Super Online Program: The Full Story on Any Address, Any Neighborhood

    Get all the details with Neighborhood360, a smart new program that provides the key demographics for any neighborhood. Click through if you want to know all about your own neighborhood, or one you're thinking of moving into.

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  • Portland's 25 Favorite Coffee And Tea Places, According To Yelp

    Maybe it is the rainy weather, but Portland loves coffeeshops. A Yelp search for Portland area coffee and tea businesses lists 3,107 results.  But not all coffee places are created equal. Take a look! Click on the image . . .

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  • Get Property Valuation Ranges -- and More -- Instantly!

    Do you want to know about how much your property is worth? Or the value range of a property you're thinking of buying? Click through for an AVM online program that will give you the results for any address instantly -- and a lot more!

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  • Winter Walks in Portland

    Not everybody wants to try hiking up a mountain in the middle of winter, and we don’t blame you! Luckily, Portland offers plenty of ways to stretch your legs without crampons or ice axes — or even muddied boots. Take a stroll through the South Park Blocks and then slip away to the Behind the Museum Café for tea and other treats! Click on the image to find your Winter Walk matched with a Hot Coffee or Tea Café and more. . .

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  • Monitored Independence for Seniors

    The exorbitant costs of nursing homes and assisted living care are driving innovation in the technology market to make life easier and more affordable for senior citizens. Click through to discover "monitored independence."

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  • Is This Your Situation: Concerned About High Closing Costs

    There are some easy steps that you can take as a homebuyer to reduce your closing costs, whether it's your first house or your fourth. Click through to make the process easier on yourself and your checkbook.

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  • Tips for a Quicker End to Your Mortgage

    All homeowners look forward to the day when their mortgages end. With a little planning, you can make that day come sooner. Click through for some advice on how to pay off your mortgage sooner than you expected.

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  • Using Tile in Your Kitchen or Bathroom

    Tile can be a fun and easy way to add a pop of color or style to your kitchen or bathroom walls or floors. But how do you know what kind of tile to choose? How do you install it? Click through to learn more about tile.

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  • Get the Inside Scoop on Any Home, Any Neighborhood

    With Neighborhood360, a full report for any neighborhood is at your fingertips -- a full demographic profile that helps you get a wide-range picture of any village or town. In all, 150 million records are available! Click through to get the complete story for your own address and neighborhood, or one you're interested in.

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  • Property Estimates Plus a Lot of Extras with Online Program

    Have you stopped and wondered about how much you could get for your property? Or maybe you want a range for a vacation home you're thinking of buying? Click through for an AVM program that gives you value ranges for any property, plus a whole lot more.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Worried About Overpaying on Your Next Home?

    We don't like to spend more than we have to, so why overpay on a new home? Use these six strategies to help you pay for what your new home is actually worth. Click through to learn how to avoid spending money when you don't have to.

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  • What has Changed?

    Sometimes we are so challenged by "The Now" that we don't reflect on where we have been or at least appreciate the times in which we live. So, What has Changed? Say, since your grandmother was young. Click on the Barn for more....

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  • Build That Game Room!

    Do you have an unfinished basement just begging to be turned into a rec room? There are a number of ways you can make a fun space in your basement — use your imagination. Click through to learn how to get started.

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  • Ideas for Displaying Your Favorite Art

    Whether you have a large piece that you want to display or a collection of your favorite art, picking a place is crucial for the look and feel of your living space. Click through to learn some tips for displaying your favorite art.

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  • Give Yourself a Spa-style Bathroom

    Your bathroom can be an amazing retreat in the center of your own home, and there's no need to spend hundreds of dollars to be pampered when you can just stay home. Click through to see ideas for designing your own spa bathroom.

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  • Where Have Home Values Been...And Where Are They Going?

    Home Prices Up in June: 3.4% Year-Over-Year. The CoreLogic Home Price Index for June is out, and the news for homeowners is good. Click on the image to get the full story!

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  • How To Replace Your Siding

    The siding you choose for your home will protect it from the elements, so it's important you make the right decision. How do you know you have the right siding for your home and climate? Click through to learn more about how to replace your siding.

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  • Is Wallpaper Really Making a Comeback?

    At one time, wallpaper festooned the walls of just about every new home. That trend faded, but wallpaper may be ready for its second act. Click through to learn more about new ways to use wallpaper in your home design.

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  • Decorate with Winter Color Schemes — Year-Round!

    Winter is not just a season, it's a decorating scheme. No matter what time of year it is, no matter where you live, taking a winter approach to design can add warmth to your home. Click through to learn about incorporating winter themes into your home decor.

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  • The Best Time To List Your Home

    The spring buying season has begun even though the actual season has not! Did you know that the best time to list a home is not actually May or June but rather is right now - late February and early March?  Click the image to see why and also to find out which Portland area park is in the picture. 

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  • Tour of Remodeled Homes™ - Design. Build. Connect.

    Whether you are just beginning to think about how you would like to live better in your home or are ready to dive into a project now, the Tour of Remodeled Homes™ offers ideas, inspiration, and advice for every homeowner.  Come see and feel what it’s like to live in a beautifully remodeled home! Click on the image to get started . . .

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  • Portland Dining Month

    Travel Portland is proud to bring you Portland Dining Month, our annual celebration of the city’s culinary scene. Since 2009, food-loving Portland has dedicated the entire month of March to celebrating our acclaimed dining scene, offering 3 courses for $33.  Click on the image to see a few of my favorite restaurants and all the offerings during Portland Dining Month . . .

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  • With New Online Program, Property Valuation Ranges Are Just the Beginning

    Maybe you want to know about that property you're thinking of buying. Or you just want to know the valuation range for your own property. Click through to access an AVM online program that will give you value ranges, and more, for any property you're interested in.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Should I Buy a Home That Needs Repairs?

    Perhaps you’ve fallen in love with a home and its location but there are minor improvements that need to be made to the property. Is it worth it to buy? Click through to learn what it really means to buy a home in need of repairs, and if it’s the right choice for you.

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  • Save Money and Conserve Energy

    Energy conservation is at the top of mind for many people. But how can you save money and energy at the same time? Click through to learn more money-saving tips to help you conserve energy in your home.

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  • The Home Gym: Essential Equipment

    You want to make exercise more of a priority in your life. Having a home gym is a great solution — no traveling is required to access exercise equipment. But what do you need at home to get a good workout? Click through to learn more about the essentials for your home gym.

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  • Picking the Perfect Sofa

    A sofa is a sofa is a sofa, right? Well, there are a lot of similarities, but there are various design and comfort features that make a sofa right for you. How do you pick the best couch for your home? Click through to learn more about choosing this furniture piece.

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  • Add Color Without Painting Your White Walls

    Do you want to add your personality to your home but don’t want to paint your walls? White walls have their advantages, but you also may want a pop of interest. Click through to see how to add color in your home without painting your white walls.

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  • Does Your Driveway Need Regular Maintenance?

    You think about a lot of maintenance when it comes to your house, like your roof and windows. But have you given much thought to your driveway? Click through to see how to keep your driveway in good repair.

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  • Kitchen Accessories the Professionals Use

    Do you have a dream kitchen? Whether you like to entertain or just cook for your family, a good kitchen can make all the difference. Many features can improve your culinary experience. Click through to learn about the kitchen accessories the pros use.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Considering Purchasing Raw Land?

    If you are planning to build a new home, selecting your home site is important to the completed home and the design of the structure. Click through for four things you need to know about buying raw land. 

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  • Learn About Your Local Neighborhood -- Or One You're Considering

    Get all the details with Neighborhood360, an essential online program that provides a wide range of demographics for any address and any neighborhood that you want. Click through if you want to know all about your own neighborhood, or one you're thinking of moving into.

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  • Is This Your Situation: How Much Money Should I Put Down on a Home?

    With so many types of mortgage loans and lender requirements, it’s hard to decide exactly how much you should be spending on a down payment. Is it advantageous to put the most money down? Click through to learn more about how much money you should really be putting down.

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  • Here Are Oregon's Top 30 School Districts For 2020

    See how Oregon’s smallest school district made the list.  Click on the photo to read more . . .

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  • Can You Build or Convert an ADU?

    What is an ADU? It's an "accessory dwelling unit," and it's currently in the news across the country. Can you build or convert a building to be an ADU on your own property? Click through to learn more about ADUs.

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  • Easiest Plants for Maximum Curb Appeal

    Do you want to improve the look of the front of your home? Curb appeal is an important aspect of your home's value. How can you choose plants to enhance your home's look? Click through to learn about plants that will work for your landscaping.

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  • Replacing Your Windows

    You may have noticed a draft that you didn’t feel last winter. Or perhaps your heating or cooling bill is a lot higher than you expected. Don't ignore these warning signs. Click through to learn more about why you may need to replace your windows sooner rather than later.

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  • Aging in Place: Modifications for Your Home

    What are your plans for aging? Do you want to live in your own home as you get older? How can you modify your home to make aging in place a viable option? Click through to learn about home modifications as you age.

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  • Do You Want a Koi Pond?

    Your yard is your sanctuary. Within that space, you can have the calm serene beauty of your very own koi pond. But how do you build and maintain this fish habitat in your own yard? Click through to learn about building a koi pond. 

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  • Mystery At The Cosmopolitan: Who Paid A Record $6.9 Million Price For Posh Pearl District Penthouse?

    Sure enough, title documents confirm that on Monday a 4,300-square-foot penthouse suite on the 27th floor of the Cosmopolitan building sold for $6,995,000. At $1,626 per square foot, it is believed to be the highest price ever paid for a condominium in Portland. Please click PHOTO to read more.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Thinking About Moving to a Bigger House?

    Are you planning to grow your family? Maybe you got a huge promotion and pay raise at work? Click through for 3 questions you should ask yourself to determine if now is a good time to buy a bigger house.

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  • Portland Area Real Estate: 15 Most In-Demand Neighborhoods!

    Some neighborhoods are seeing homes selling more quickly than others, particularly compared with the number of listings available.  Click on the image to see the 15 Most In-Demand Neighborhoods . . .

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  • Farm Dinners Around Portland!

    While Portland’s restaurants definitely take advantage of the nearby abundance of farms, orchards, and vineyards, many of these farms actually host their own dinners — bringing the table to the farm, as it were. Click on the photo to see locations.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Do You Have a Good Scenario for Selling Your Home?

    Have you ever wondered if there is some secret to selling you home? Are there tried-and-true methods to getting a home on the market and selling it quickly and painlessly? Click through for the best times to sell a home. 

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  • 3 Important Tips for Selecting Bathroom Flooring

    Choosing the right flooring materials for your bathroom can be an easy way to give the space a complete makeover. Click through for tips on choosing a classy, up-to-date look that can help improve your home's value and visual appeal.

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  • Here's How to Clean Your Most Beloved Furniture Pieces

    Oh, no! Is that red wine on your sofa? Don't worry, there are some guaranteed methods to get out those pesky stains. Click through to learn how to clean your most beloved furniture pieces.

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  • 3 Creative Ways to Hide Power Outlets in Your Home

    While outlets are a necessity for any modern family, they are not one of the most attractive parts of your home. Click through for 3 easy ways to help your outlets blend in with the rest of your home rather than standing out from the background.

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  • Portland Metro Home-Price Growth Slowest Since 2012

    Home price growth continues to taper in the Portland area, where May brought the slowest annual increase in seven years.  Click on the image to read more . . .

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  • Improve Your Bathroom Storage

    Home storage is always one of the biggest concerns for anyone moving into a new home. Specifically, many people worry about having enough bathroom storage. Click through to learn how to make your bathroom more efficient.

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  • The 5 Home Improvements That Give the Best ROI

    We all want to improve our homes as much as our budgets allow. But which improvements actually add to the home's value? They may not be what you think! Click through to learn how to think strategically about improving your home.

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  • Tips for Keeping Your Garden Alive This Summer

    Everyone looks forward to summer fun, from enjoying swimming pools to taking naps in the hammock. But what about your garden? How will it fare in summer heat? Click through to learn how to care for your garden during the hottest months.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Is My Home's Lack of Curb Appeal Turning Away Buyers?

    The exterior of your home has a big impact on how fast your home sells. Avoid curb appeal mistakes before putting it on the market. Click through for 5 mistakes you might be making, which could be causing a slower sale of your home.

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  • Decorate in Bold Monochromatic Color

    You can decorate your home in myriad ways. Color — for paint, furnishings and accessories — is the easiest way to style a room. If you want to make a bold statement, click through for ideas about monochromatic color schemes.

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  • From Formal Dining Room to...a Home Office?

    Many homes have a formal dining room that never — or but rarely — is used. Just because a room like this exists in your house, it doesn’t mean it has to be used only for one purpose. Click through for creative ways to transform your dining room into useful space.

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  • What's My Home Worth:

    It is one thing to pay attention to the overall market but it is entirely another to actually get an instant report that shows you all Active, Pending or Just Sold homes in your vicinity along with detailed info about each, including the sales price. Click the image to the right for that free report.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Looking for the Right Destination to Enjoy Your Retirement Years?

    You work your whole life to retire with dignity and in style. Many retirees head south, but location is not the be all and end all. Click through for five other things to consider when choosing a retirement home.

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  • Fall Brings Tiny Cool Down to the Market

    Every autumn we revel in the beauty of fall colors. The mixture of red, purple, orange and yellow is the result of a chemical process that takes place in the tree as the seasons change from summer to winter. Click on garden photo to read more and to find out which Portland area garden this image is of. . .

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  • How to Create a Fabulous and Functional Laundry Room

    Your laundry room may be the most ordinary room in the house, but that doesn't mean you can't spruce it up. Click through to learn how to add some pizzazz to your laundry room and possibly increase your home's value in the process.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Concerned About Preplanning?

    Preplanning can save you time, stress and even money when purchasing a home. Click through to learn the necessary steps you must take if you want to avoid disaster and save some green on your next home purchase.

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  • Bored With Beige: Paint Tones for the Color-Shy

    Beige, white or off-white have long been the standby paint choices for rooms throughout the home. If you want to move beyond neutral tones but are afraid of offbeat hues, there are some in-between choices. Click through for some great color choices for the color-shy.

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  • The 10 Best Beach Towns On The Oregon Coast!

    Looking for the perfect Oregon beach town?  Click on the image to see if your favorites made the list . . .

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  • Portland Leads West Coast Metros In Rising Home Prices Amid Slowdown

    Home prices in the metro area grew! Portland leads the West Coast. Click on the Portland image to read more. . .

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  • The 16 Most Beautiful Places In Portland!

    Have you experienced the 16 most beautiful places in Portland?  Curious?  Click on the image to see where and what they are . . .

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  • Is This Your Situation: Buying Your First Home?

    Thinking about buying your first home? Make sure to take these four steps one year before you take the leap. Click through to learn how to make your home purchase process as easy as possible.

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  • Home Office Design Trends for a New World

    Welcome to the new world of working at home, which may outlast the pandemic. You have choices to make! Click through to learn how you can create a CEO-style room right in your own home.

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  • Choosing Window Treatments

    Windows do a lot for your home, but can you do more for them? What window treatments do you want to use? Click through to learn about the different types of popular window treatments to help you decide.

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  • Houseplants to Create Serenity

    Plants in the home can provide a sense of calm and also add to your personal style — used correctly, they can become an integral part of your decorating scheme. Click through to learn about the best houseplants to maintain at home.

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  • The Big Questions to Ask Before Starting Any Home Remodel

    Planning your home remodel ahead of time can make the entire process go as smoothly as possible. Click through to learn how to carefully consider your budget, timeline and lifestyle before you start to discuss the details with a contractor.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Thinking about the Advantages of Buying a Home?

    If you’re a longtime renter and thinking of biting the bullet and getting your own home, you may want to know what the advantages of homeownership are. Click through to learn what benefits owning your own home can offer you over renting.

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  • Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Allow Non-FICO Score

    VantageScore is a newer alternative to the venerable FICO score. This may change the mortgage equation for many homebuyers. Click through to see how this may impact you when you're looking for a mortgage.

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  • Corn Maze!

    There’s nothing so quintessentially fall as an old-fashioned corn maze. In Portland, we’re surrounded by opportunities to get lost in the cornstalks, with family-friendly farms in just about every direction. Click on the Maze to see locations.

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  • Best 'Burbs: The 15 Best Portland Area Suburbs!

    City life is not for everyone, and Portland's and Vancouver's surrounding suburbs offer the qualities families look for when looking outside the city center.  Take a look! Click on the image . . .

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  • 6 Kitchen Renovation Trends

    Is your kitchen the welcoming and inviting heart of your home? Or do you feel it needs an upgrade? If you need some renovation ideas, click through to see current kitchen trends that will make over your space.

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  • Getting Your Home Ready for Winter

    Depending on where you are in the country, winterizing your home could be extremely important. Winter weather can be damaging, so the best defense is a good offense. How can you get your home ready for winter? Click through to get some easy winterizing tips.

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  • Is Carpet In or Out?

    When you’re considering your next home, you probably have an image of the flooring in mind. Do you prefer carpet or a hard floor material like wood or tile? Click through to learn whether carpet is in or out in home design right now.

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  • Space-Saving Ideas for Your Laundry Room Remodel

    If you are planning a laundry room remodel, you have plenty of options to make it more efficient — without spending a lot of money. Click through to check out these great space-saving solutions that will maximize your laundry area.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Buying Your First House?

    Owning your own home has been part of the American Dream for years. Click through for some advice on how to make that dream come true.

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  • Creative Lighting Options That Will Brighten Any Room

    Creative lighting not only adds to the overall aesthetic of your home, it also has a positive impact on your health. Click through to learn how to make lighting work for your home.

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  • Is This Your Situation: How Can I Package My Home to Impress Buyers?

    After a full day of house hunting, even the hardiest shopper has difficulty remembering each home they visited. That's why you want to make a lasting impression when buyers view your home. Click through to learn how to package your home to sell.

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  • Homebuying Millennials Like Portland For Its Livability, New Study Says

    Three generations were recently quizzed on where they want to live, and Portland rose to the top, based on home affordability, low crime rates, reasonable commute times and community well-being. Read more! Click on the image . . .

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  • The Internet of Things: Smart Appliances for Your Home

    It is a new era of digital communication and interconnectedness – and the gadgets they power. Have you embraced the internet of things? Click through to learn about the new technology smart appliances bring into your home.

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  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Home Inspection

    Savvy buyers and sellers know that a home inspection serves their best interests. Click through to find out how a home inspection greatly improves the home-buying and selling process.

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Insulation

    Have you considered your insulation recently? The insulation you have may not be enough to be efficient throughout every season. What kind of insulation is best for your home? Click through to learn everything you need to know about insulation.

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  • 4 Tips for Refinishing Your Basement

    Remodeling your basement can be a straightforward and rewarding process or a costly headache filled with ongoing issues. Click through for 4 tips to make your basement remodeling a smooth, easy process.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Working to Get a Good Deal on a Home Purchase

    It's not always easy to know whether you're getting a good deal on a home -- there are a variety of factors to consider. Click through for 6 tips to help you get a great deal on a new home.

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  • Home Security of the Future

    If you have a smart device in your home, like Google Home or Amazon Echo, you know that the future is already here. But how can these things, and others like them, make your home safer? Click through to learn about the technology you can use for home security.

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  • Hottest 'Hoods: The Places Around Portland With The Highest Home Prices

    This installment of Hottest 'Hoods could also be known as priciest precincts. After ranking Portland-area neighborhoods according to sales volume and days on the market, today's slideshow looks at the places in the metropolitan area with highest median sale prices in second quarter of 2019.  Take a look! Click on the image . . .

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  • Tom's Holiday Resources and Events

    There are many events around here that will hopefully add to your Holiday enjoyment.

    Click on the wreath for these events and also "finding the perfect tree".

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  • Light Up Your Space With Outdoor Lighting

    Do you find your landscaping is lacking something? Maybe you wish you had some additional light for when you get home after dark. How can you use outdoor lighting to enhance your yard without overdoing it? Click through to see great ways to light up your outdoor space.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Is It Risky to Buy a New Home Before Selling My Current One?

    Should you stay or should you go? The answer depends on how much time and money you have available. Click through for information that will help you determine if now is a good time to move.

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  • Garage Organization 101

    Are you overwhelmed by your garage? Do you have it stuffed full of things that aren't your car? How do you even begin to organize your garage? Click through to learn some easy steps to better organize your garage space.

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  • Designing the Home Office

    Do you work from home? Or do you need a place to study if you've gone back to school? Whatever your reason, you have to make sure your space is right for your needs. Click through to learn how to design a great home office.

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  • How to Hire a Home Contractor: Tips and Best Practices

    Looking for the best contractor for your home construction or renovation? Click through for tips and best practices when hiring a home contractor.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Should I Do Repairs on My Home Before Putting It on the Market?

    Not all types of updates and repairs are necessary before listing your home for sale. There are projects you should definitely invest some time and money into, and others that are less important. Click through to learn about which repairs to your home you should do before putting it on the market.

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  • Welcome to Oregon’s Largest-Ever Planned Community

    Reed’s Crossing, a massive planned community now being built in South Hillsboro (near the Tualatin-Valley Highway and Aloha’s giant Harvey the Rabbit statue) on land once owned by the Sisters of St. Mary.  Learn more by Clicking on the image . . .

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  • Winter Sports on Mt. Hood

    Just a 90-minute drive from downtown Portland, Mount Hood sits right in the city’s backyard and makes for a heck of a winter playground. In fact, there are a number of different ways to enjoy the mountain’s wonderland of snow. Your outdoor fun starts by clicking on the image . . .

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  • Oregon Population Grows By 41,000, Pushing The State's Total To Over 4.2 Million People

    The latest annual population estimate from Portland State University shows 41,000 more people now live in Oregon than last year, bringing the total population to over 4.2 million. Click on the image to read more . . .

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  • Is This Your Situation: Prepping Your Home for Sale

    Although it can be tempting to wash your hands of your old home when you put it up for sale, it's essential to create a good appearance. Click through to learn why you have to put time and money into fixing up your home before a sale.

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  • Many Questions: The Fed Funds Rate vs. Mortgage Rate

    Since the fed funds rate was lowered, we have received a flurry of questions. What does this mean for the home mortgage market? Are there opportunities? Click through for an explanation of what's going on.

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  • Make Your Bedroom a Sanctuary

    Most of us crave a bedroom space that makes us feel calm and relaxed at the end of a busy day. Are you ready to turn your bedroom into the perfect place to rest your head? Click through for simple ideas to create a bedroom sanctuary.

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  • Fixed-Rate Versus Adjustable-Rate Mortgages: Pros and Cons

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  • Is This Your Situation: Considering Purchasing a Vacation Home?

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