Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mid Century Modern with Master on the Main in the SW Hills

 Are you looking for that next home where everyone has a little more privacy?  This home is the answer-main level living for the adults with loads of space for enjoying quiet time, casual living room with floor to ceiling stone fireplace, sunny sitting room, office space and updated kitchen open to the family room. The lower level is perfect for kids and guests-complete with two full bedrooms, a full bath, spacious second family room with fireplace, pool table sized game room, media room, wine cellar, and full wet bar.  Quality and elegance are evident with four fireplaces, granite counters, and beautiful hardwood floors. This turn-key custom home has stunning views of the Willamette Valley and Coastal Range and is quietly tucked away on a private Cul-de-sac in the SW Hills.   The location is superb-close to Hillsdale shops and restaurants, Council Crest walking trails,  23rd Avenue shops, close to OES, Catlin Gabel, and Wilson High School. Plus a quick commute to I5/217. Come home for the holidays! Take a virtual tour HERE.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Pay it Forward

"A life lived for others, is the only life
worth living" Albert Einstein

One of the best ways to express gratitude for a good deed is to pay it forward to someone else. Paying it forward allows you to spread joy to another person through one kind action.
In celebration of Thanksgiving, take the opportunity to say “thanks” by doing a good deed for someone else. This information features five actions to help you pay it forward. Whether you want to commit your time to volunteering or simply write a kind note to someone, the list is intended to help you make a positive impact on another person’s life while reaping the benefits of generosity.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lakeridge Junior High School Oktoberfest

Attention all Lakeridge families- I hope you can all make it to the Oktoberfest evening at Portland Brewing Company on October 18th!  Our annual auction event is a significant component in supporting our schools directly, and is therefore; “the night” to invest in our children and teachers!  It’s going to be a festive evening of bidding, dining, drinking and celebrating!  Cheers to a great event and see you there!
Click HERE for more information 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Exquisite Silver Oak Custom Estate!

Welcome to this exquisite Silver Oak custom home, situated on just over half an acre, with high ceilings, an abundance of windows and elegant detail finishes throughout!  Five en-suite bedrooms make this home a true estate.  Main floor living with large great room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with family room and handsome den.  The master bedroom is on the main floor with french doors, tray ceilings and an extraordinary master bath.  There is a children’s wing with three en-suite bedrooms plus a massive bonus room with room for media center, lounging and separate study areas. There is also a complete lower level with full en-suite bedroom, bonus room, and mini bar area, perfect for nanny, in-laws or visiting guests.  Extensive, manicured grounds with long private drive, basketball court, level yard with room for a pool, spacious deck with outdoor fireplace. Located in the coveted country commons area of Lake Oswego with quick access to Lake Oswego Jr. and High Schools, Forest Hills Elementary, Lake Oswego Country Club, Millennium Plaza and I-5.  A true find!

Click HERE to go to the property website

Click HERE to take a virtual tour!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Village at Orenco Perfection!

Welcome to this stunning “Woodland” home by Legend!- The premier floor plan offered in the Village of Orenco due to its’ open smart floor plan.  Enjoy every possible upgrade including cherry hardwood floors, craftsman window package, and a backyard as seen on houzz.com-you must see to believe!  Tucked privately into the neighborhood, this corner lot has a sense of spaciousness and is only two blocks to the spacious neighborhood park.  There is a main floor den & formal dining room that is open to the large kitchen and family room area complete with central air & sound system.  This home lives very large & open! Enjoy the shops at Orenco nearby with the farmer’s market & summertime activities plus minutes to Intel, Nike and other area businesses.  Come home & enjoy! 

Click HERE to take a Virtual Tour

Click HERE for the property website. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Portlandmaps.com: An Amazing Tool

Portlandmaps.com is a great tool for any homeowner.  With an address, or even just an intersection, the user can access customized data.  This data includes Assessor/Taxlot information, Aerial Photography, Elevation, Schools, Parks, Zoning Maps, Water/Sewer, and Natural Hazards.  You can also access the Crime Mapper. The CrimeMapper providers you with easy access to a wide variety of information on the types and occurrences of Part 1 Crimes for the City of Portland.  These crimes include: Assault, Arson, Burglary, Larceny, Vehicle Theft, Robbery, Sexual Assault, and Homicide.  You can find the nearest fire station, the elevation, zoning maps and even the closet public art locations.  This valuable  tool gives Portland homeowners a wealth of information about their new home or prospective purchase.

Monday, February 24, 2014

People are Moving to Oregon!


"Those are the key findings from United Van Lines’ 37th Annual Migration Study, which tracks the states the company’s customers move to and from during the course of the year. The study found that Oregon is the top moving destination of 2013, with 61 percent of moves to the state inbound ones. And after 16 consecutive years at or near the top of the outbound list, Michigan appeared in the balanced category for 2013. Michigan had claimed the top outbound spot from 2006-2009."

For the entire article click HERE

Monday, January 20, 2014

2013- The Most Active Building Year Since the Housing Bubble!

According to this article in the Oregonian, 2013 was a great year for new construction! 
"U.S. home construction slowed in December but ended 2013 with the best showing since the housing bubble burst." Click HERE to read more about this exciting news!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Housing Outlook for 2014- Home Prices Head Higher

What's ahead for 2014?  This article addresses the Seller's market, mortgage rates, low inventory and local home prices.  Click HERE to access Kiplinger, a timely, trusted personal finance advise and business forecast.