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3 Reasons Home Staging is Worth the Investment

Renting used to be much less expensive than buying a home. Not any more. With low mortgage rates, rising rents, and increasing demand, many find that buying is much more viable than renting. In fact, in the past few years, renting and home buying figures have flipped. Last year alone, the U.S. saw more than…

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Featured Project: Wilsonville Waterfront Home

What was the name of this project and why? We called this home the Wilsonville Waterfront Home. You’ll find it settled along a wooded area of the Willamette River. Demographic of the target buyer? The demographic for this buyer would be someone who is very active in water sports and outdoor activities. Since this waterfront…

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Poppy and coral mixed with black and golds add drama

2019 Furniture and Design Trends

To keep Imagine Home Staging & Design current, up-to-date, and on trend we visit the Furniture Trade Market in Las Vegas almost every year. We do this with the goal of adding new pieces to our inventory and keeping a pulse on design trends. The World Market Center is 3 buildings and up to 18 floors filled with…

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The Oregon Dream Won Peoples choice Award, Best Landscaping and Five other awards

Featured Project: Street of Dreams 2012

What was the name of this project and why? The builder, Kelly Ritz, named this the Oregon Dream Home after it was completed. This Street of Dreams stunner reflected the lifestyle of many Oregonians. From the reclaimed barn wood floors and Platinum Energy Efficiency, it showcases Oregon’s values. With its outdoor spaces and work from…

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A modern take on farmhouse in this Clark County Parade of Homes staging

Featured Project: Home Sweet Home

What was the name of this project and why? The builder Kelly Ritz of Stonebridge Homes named this the Home Sweet Home to reflect its farmhouse style. We featured this show home in the 2014 Clark County Parade of Homes. What neighborhood was this home in? The 2014 Parade of Homes show was located at Erickson…

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luxury penthouse living room with a view

Luxury Penthouse Staging

What was the name of this project and why? We called this opulent space the Luxury Penthouse Staging. What neighborhood was this luxury penthouse in? The unit is located at the John Ross Condos on Portland’s South Waterfront. The building is just steps away from the South Waterfront, Portland Streetcar, and the aerial tram leading to…

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Featured Project: Benson Towers

What was the name of this home staging project and why? We called this project Benson Towers, Unit 1102. What neighborhood was Benson Towers in? The Benson Towers condo is located in the Portland Cultural Arts district. It’s walking distance to the Portland Art Museum, the South park blocks, Portland State, and many restaurants and…

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Build Your Real Estate Brand Through Home Staging

If you’re looking for a way to build your real estate brand, consider home staging. In a competitive real estate world, it’s beneficial to have a distinctive brand. Your real estate brand includes the way you do business, the connections you have, and the services you offer. Home staging is a service that many real…

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What We Learned in 10 Years as Home Stagers

In 2008 at the height of the real estate market crash, my husband Lenny Shipley and I started our home staging business. This was a time that not many people knew that home staging existed, especially in Portland. The Real Estate market fell, homes were foreclosing, and unemployment was at a record high. In sum,…

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staged living room

Featured Project: NE Portland Home in the Woodlawn Neighborhood

What was the name of this project and why? We called this project the NE Portland home.   What neighborhood was this home in? The project was located on Dekum Street in the Woodlawn neighborhood. The home sat across from the beautiful Woodlawn City Park.   Demographic of the target buyer? The targeted buyer for…

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Award Winning

Houzz Best Of Design 2018
Houzz Best Of Service 2018
Houzz Best Of Design 2017
Street of Dreams - People's Choice Award 2012
Affordable Home Show - Best of Show Award 2010, 2011, & 2012

Lenny and Lisa are fantastic to work with! They are approachable, affordable and offer great feedback in regards to...

Posted by Patti Jensen on Sunday, January 1, 2017

Lenny and Lisa are amazing!!!! Thank you to Imagine Home Staging for creating a gorgeous space that is "picture perfect". True professionals, great to work with and have an amazing gift for design.

Posted by Teresa Harbert on Thursday, February 23, 2017

Great people, great furniture, solid service. I've worked with Lenny and Lisa several times and haven't been disappointed yet. I truly believe my properties sell faster because of their staging work.

Posted by Matt Loosemore on Monday, December 28, 2015

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