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PMI - What It Is and Why It's Important
Posted on 10/13/2019
PMI - What It Is and Why It's Important
Photo by Gino Crescoli via Pixabay Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) may be a common term in home buying, but not every home buyer understands exactly what it will mean for their finances. This short guide will give you the basics, so there are fewer surprises down the line. What Is PMI? PMI is a type of insurance that...
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Spice Up Your Bathroom By Adding Flowers To It
Posted on 10/06/2019
Spice Up Your Bathroom By Adding Flowers To It
Not many people would readily consider the bathroom as the prime spot for flower decoration but propping a small vase of flowers on your vanity is a natural yet high-impact way to add a layer of color and a touch of luxury to your bathroom. A small vase of colorful can also bring freshness to the most unremarkable,...
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Things You Need to Know About Poinsettias
Posted on 09/29/2019
Things You Need to Know About Poinsettias
Poinsettias are plants most often associated with Christmas, but you can display them indoors during any season. They are beautiful and can add color to your home. Poinsettia flowers come in pink, white, cream and red (which is the most popular). These flowers grow up to 18 inches tall, but to keep them looking stunning requires a substantial...
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Things to Note When Moving
Posted on 09/22/2019
Things to Note When Moving
Moving to a new home can be either a fun experience or a very stressful time for you. It all depends on the way you manage the move. Being prepared for the entire process is one definite way of making sure that the whole moving experience is a fun one for you. Follow these simple ideas for a...
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7195 SW 86TH Ave, Portland, OR 97223 now has a new price of $665,000!
Posted on 09/21/2019
7195 SW 86TH Ave, Portland, OR 97223 now has a new price of $665,000!
Stunning Mid-Century Entertainer/Family dream home in the largest community of Rummer's! Amazing design, natural light-filled, spacious gallery-style post/beam, vaulted wood ceiling adds warmth and drama w/glass wall of windows, sliders, skylights to amplify design philosophy of in/out living! Open galley-style kitchen and large, private fenced yard/covered patio easy entertainment. Easy access to anywhere...
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3 Essential Elements of a Memorable Offer Letter
Posted on 09/15/2019
3 Essential Elements of a Memorable Offer Letter
While buying a home in a seller’s market, it pays to stand out from the crowd. One way to do that is with a memorable offer letter that captures the seller’s attention from the start. You must include all the right elements, however, to effectively win them over and earn the chance to buy your dream property. To...
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DIY Shiplap
Posted on 09/08/2019
DIY Shiplap
If you’ve spent any time watching home shows over the last few seasons, you’ll have heard the term “shiplap” to describe a wall feature. But what is shiplap, and why is it a coveted wallcovering? Historic shiplap By definition, “shiplap” is lumber planking milled with a rabbeted joint along the length of the top and bottom horizontal-edges designed...
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7195 SW 86TH Ave, Portland, OR 97223 now has a new price of $675,000!
Posted on 09/07/2019
7195 SW 86TH Ave, Portland, OR 97223 now has a new price of $675,000!
Stunning Mid-Century Entertainer/Family dream home in the largest community of Rummer's. Amazing designed natural light-filled spacious gallery-style post/beam, vaulted wood ceiling adds warmth and drama w/glass wall of windows, sliders, skylights to amplify design philosophy of in/out living! Open to galley-style kitchen and large, private fenced yard/covered patio easy entertainment. Easy access to anywhere ($262/sqft) OPEN 9/8...
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5 Tips to Renovate Your House Within Budget
Posted on 09/01/2019
5 Tips to Renovate Your House Within Budget
It is common to renovate a house when there is a need to make it more beautiful and more comfortable for those in it. It is essential to consider the home renovation plans as a project that needs a budget and proper planning. A great way to handle a home renovation is to plan it like a project...
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How To Lower Your Closing Costs
Posted on 08/25/2019
How To Lower Your Closing Costs
The closing cost is the last sum of money home buyers to pay after which there will be no further payment. The closing price can be surprisingly huge. This bill ranges from 3% to 6% of the mortgage. Do the math, and this means that the closing cost on a $300,000 home is around $9,000 to $18,000. It...
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Garden Flowers for Novices
Posted on 08/18/2019
Garden Flowers for Novices
If you’re new to gardening, you may think you have a brown thumb just because your first few tries ended up in dried brown heaps. That might be because you picked more sensitive or temperamental plants without the experience necessary to baby them along. Instead, opt for some of the more natural plantings that are great for beginning...
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7195 SW 86TH Ave, Portland, OR 97223 has an Open House on  Sunday, August 18, 2019 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Posted on 08/15/2019
7195 SW 86TH Ave, Portland, OR 97223 has an Open House on Sunday, August 18, 2019 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Stunning Mid-Century Entertainer/Family dream home in largest community of Rummer's. Amazing designed natural light-filled spacious gallery-style post/beam, vaulted wood ceiling adds warmth and drama w/glass wall of windows, sliders, skylights to amplify design philosophy of in/out living! Open to galley-style kitchen and large, private fenced yard/covered patio easy entertainment. Easy access to anywhere. ($272/sqft) OPEN 8/18 12-3...
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