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Posted on 09/19/2021
Unique Ways to Disguise your AC
Image by triosolution1 from Pixabay When it comes to hiding an AC, it's vital to maintain proper airflow. But you don't have to block airflow to remove an air conditioner from your line of sight. Check out these five creative ways to hide your AC. A Hanging Garden To make this project easy, pre-made lattice works just fine...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Save Energy & Stay Warm With These Simple Cold Weather Tips
For most homeowners, lower temperatures outside mean a spike in utility bill costs. Gas and electric bills can skyrocket with extra use from HVAC systems and hot water consumption in order to stay comfortable. This can be especially problematic for homes with subpar insulation. Whether you live in a drafty house or you just want to save some...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
5 DIY Patio Upgrade Ideas for Your Backyard
A backyard patio can be much more than a simple concrete slab. Patios are a place to gather, relax and enjoy your outdoor space in a variety of ways. If your backyard doesn’t have a patio or if you’re looking to update the one you have, here are some fresh ideas for DIY patio projects to try. Pavers...
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Posted on 09/03/2021
6 NE 74TH Ave, Portland, OR 97213 is now new to the market!
Darling FIXER BUNGALOW with original styling, built-in, darling kitchen and nook, nice hardwoods, wood burning FP in LR, beautiful crown molding in LR and original lighting. Roomy unfinished attic, full basement with good ceiling height, storage and laundry. Roof/gutters need immed replacing-some water penetration. Furnace/water heater in working condition. Garage removed-parking pad and driveway remain. Lovely Montevilla/Mt Tabor Villa area with Walking score of 83/Bike Score of 99. On bus...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Find a Type of Glamping Perfect for You
Photo by Anastasia Shuraeva from Pexels Glamping is one of the best ways to escape to the great outdoors without leaving too much of home behind. While traditional camping encourages utility and packing light, glamping is all about modern luxuries. So how do you go glamping? There are several options that go beyond your basic tent and campfire....
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Prepare Your Home for Seasonal Storms
Image by sandid from Pixabay Our homes are special from the first time we enter. That's why we spend our precious time and money caring for our dwellings when bad weather threatens damage. Spring Windstorms For homeowners, windstorms are often unassuming. We all know to watch for snow or rain, but high winds can cause significant home damage....
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Stay Green With These Lawn Alternatives
Image by Zdeněk Chalupský from Pixabay If you’re considering replacing your lawn with something more sustainable and low-maintenance, there are many options to choose from. Many homeowners hesitate to get rid of their lawn because they will miss the softness and lush green color of grass. Luckily, there are lots of alternatives that can satisfy that same aesthetic...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Selling Agent: Cost Breakdown and Benefits
Photo by Arka38 via Shutterstock At first glance, you may wonder what the point is of paying a real estate agent for work you may just as easily do yourself. The curse of the Internet is that many consumers have just enough knowledge to be dangerous. That means that while you could sell your home directly, you may...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
The Benefits of Using a Buyer's Agent
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay It may be tempting to purchase your first home without the help of a real estate agent. If you want to risk not having professional help to buy your first house, you can, but you’ll be leaving a lot of benefits on the table and assuming all the risks. The Benefits of...
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Posted on 07/31/2021
Another Property Sold - 11110 SW Summer Lake Dr, Tigard, OR 97223
Don't miss this charming updated home in coveted Summer Lake Park neighborhood. Tastefully remodeled from top to bottom illustrating pride of ownership. Primary suite on main with slider out to newly finished deck. Loft area upstairs is perfect for home office space or reading nook. This home boasts character and functionality with multiple living spaces, vaulted ceilings, laundry on the main, and ample storage. Enjoy living by the beautiful lake and all it has to offer year round- Life is...
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Posted on 07/29/2021
Another Property Sold - 14865 NW Ridgetop CT, Beaverton, OR 97006
Wonderful 5 bedroom/3 bath one-level home in coveted Oak Hills. Newer kitchen with new cabs, SS applncs; addition of 2BR/1Ba in 2014. Newer WH, electrical panel, laminate flooring, LVP flooring windows and more. New SS stove. Large lot-.20 Ac. Dining room is family room. Utility and small office by garage. Wall heat-pump units in master and dining room save lots of dollars on heating/cooling. New Pex plumbing in kitchen and addition. Storage shelves in...
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Posted on 07/29/2021
Another Property Sold - 3075 NW 144TH Ave, Beaverton, OR 97006
One of Oak Hill's finest tucked away in cul-de-sac. Superbly updated and maintained. 5 BR's + Bonus-3 BR's on Main level. Two masters-1 up/1 down. Huge .41AC Lot-raised garden beds, 10'X12' greenhouse, Koi pond, berries. Newer Kitchen w Quartz/90% furnace/AC/WH/front door, tile entry w skylight. Presidential roof/new membrane-15 yr warranty. Milgard windows. 2 storage areas w direct access off BR's up-attic fan. Seller to credit Buyer $5,000 for carpet at closing. DR is now TV room....
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