This article provides a bit of insight into why you may be seeing a jump in your bill this year: http://www.oregonlive.com/front-porch/index.ssf/2014/10/property_tax_bills_go_up_as_ta.html
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Now is the perfect time (showers mean it's time to put away those hoses!) to get your fall garden underway, and put some thought into what bulbs you want bursting forth in the spring. Sunset Magazine has a fabulous fall gardening guide. Click here for some fantatic ideas! And, as always, feel free to give us a call for any home design (inside or out) advice!
Now might be just the right time for you to move on up…or maybe not. Check out the following article from Realty Times to see if this is the best decision for you at this time. And feel free to call us to see what your home is currently worth, and what's out there on the market. http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/buyersadvice1/item/30510-20140912-move-up-mania
Check out Houselogic's ten clever tips for some easy, DIY remodeling pizzazz. If anyone does #10, you must have me over to see it (I'll bring my disco glam gear). http://www.houselogic.com/photos/home-improvement/cheap-remodeling-ideas-that-add-elegance/slide/ceiling-is-believing/#ceiling-is-believing
You can also sign up to get regular tips and updates from them…they have lots of fantastic ideas!
It's sad to admit it, but summer is winding down, and that nip of autumn is in the air. Click here for a late summer checklist of things to take care of around the house. You'll be glad you did! utm_campaign=cust_nl_aug2014&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ahsemail&utm_content=checklist_title&full=true
If you're a first-time home buyer, or you know someone who is thinking about buying their first home, this link will take you to some excellent advice: http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/buyersadvice1/item/30229-20140828-the-best-advice-for-first-time-home-buyers
As always, please feel free to contact us for help with any and all of your real estate needs!
If you're looking to buy in a certain area, it's good to know how quickly homes typically get snatched up (and be ready to pounce!). Click here to see the 25 neighborhoods where homes sold the fastest (in Q2 of this year): http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/real-estate-daily/2014/08/the-25-portland-neighborhoods-where-homes-sell-the.html
Yet another reason to buy a home…rental prices in Portland continue to climb: http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/real-estate-daily/2014/07/portlands-average-apartment-rents-soar-as-market.html?iana=ind_rre
If you guessed Lake Oswego, you hit the nail on the head! Check out this recent article from the Portland Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/real-estate-daily/2014/07/which-portland-suburb-is-one-of-the-nations-top-10.html