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3 Ways to Counter the Shift In 2021 Home Buying Trends

3 Ways to Counter the Shift In 2021 Home Buying Trends

The experiences of the past year have changed the way we think about many things. It’s changed the way we view our family, friends, and even our homes. And it’s definitely changed the way we shop. American’s consumer online consumer spending went up 44% in 2020. That’s almost triple the online shopping rate of 2019.…

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Staging an office in Portland's Forest Heights

The Shifting Home Design Trends of Our Covid World

After being home for more than a year, most of us have learned a bit about the way we live and the environment we find most comfortable. We’ve learned what we need with this new lifestyle, what our kids need, and how we most easily relax. These realizations have brought shifting trends from the minimalistic…

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The Modern Farmhouse Resort

Featured Project: The Modern Farmhouse Resort

What was the name of this project and why? We called this project The Modern Farmhouse Resort. This incredible estate has over 9,000 sq. feet, 6 bedrooms, 8 1/2 baths, an outdoor swimming pool, bocce ball court, outdoor kitchen and dining area, putting green, fountain, raised beds, and an outdoor garden. It definitely feels like a…

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Featured Project: The Naturally Contemporary Lake Oswego Home

What did you name this project and why? We named this home “The Naturally Contemporary Lake Oswego Home.”   What neighborhood is this home in? The home is centrally located in Lake Oswego, just a few blocks from the downtown area. The buyers will enjoy the short walking distance to the all the local restaurants…

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The modern home buying process caters to a staged home

Make Your Home Bright and Inviting During the PNW’s Winter Months

Portland winters are sunny only 29% of the time, which makes the days dark. Living north of the 42nd parallel means a generous 15 hours of light each day in the summer, but fewer than 9 hours during the winter. The sun would rather stay under the cover of darkness than get up in the…

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School Areas for Kids was Important to home buyers in 2020

9 Spaces That Became a Priority for 2020 Home Buyers

COVID-19 CHANGED LIFE FOR EVERYONE IN 2020. For us home stagers, we noticed that the pandemic changed the home selling process in a variety of ways, including the ways buyers respond to the homes they view. 2020 home buyers looked for different features that kept pace with our new pandemic world. People socially distanced by…

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Featured Project: North Blocks Penthouse

What was the name of this project and why? We named this The North Blocks Penthouse because it’s tucked in Portland’s North Park Loft building and has absolutely stunning views. Penthouse staging can be tricky and requires careful attention to both the view and use of the space. What neighborhood was this home in? The…

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The Benefits of Curb Appeal

The Winning Result of Well-Strategized Curb Appeal

When your home is so gorgeous and inviting on the outside that it compels potential buyers to request a walk-through, you’ve mastered the concept of curb appeal.    Merriam-Webster defines curb appeal as “the visual attractiveness of a house as seen from the street.”  These days, most home buyers narrow the potential purchase field by…

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Featured Project: The Castle on the Hill

What was the name of this project and why? We named this project The Castle On The Hill, and it doesn’t take an imagination to see why. We focused on staging for a view. This majestic home rests in a private setting overlooking the Columbia River. Where was this home located? This beautifully, airy castle…

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The Sweetbriar Property needed low profile furnishings to highlight the view

9 Cost-Effective Improvements to Make Before Listing Your Home

You’ve toyed with the idea of selling your house. Maybe moving to the outskirts of the city,  maybe moving from burbs to be closer to the bustle. But you want to get the most you can out of the investment you’ve made in your house. What is worth your time and money, and what will…

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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