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5 Simple Steps to a Bathroom that Sells

We’ve all heard it said that the kitchen and bathroom sell a home. And it’s true. We all know the best parties happen in the kitchen. And everyone wants the bathroom to feel clean and brand-new, like no one has ever used it before. So how can you make one stand up to a potential…

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Staging the Strand Condo on Portland's Waterfront

Featured Project: The Strand Condo

What was the name of this project and why? We named this the Strand Condominium Staging because it’s in one of the three condo towers that make up the Strand Condominiums.   In what neighborhood is this home located? This condo is on Portland’s South Waterfront. The Strand offers many community activities and is just…

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Home staging strategically incorporated extra seating

3 Home Upgrades to Consider, Even In a Sellers’ Market

It’s still a seller’s market across the country, which means that there are more buyers than homes for sale. In Portland, homes are still moving rapidly through the market as well. The need is high and the median sale price is still on the rise, settling in at $540k in May. In such a market,…

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The Moody English home staging in Portland's Concord Neighborhood

Featured Project: The Moody English

What was the name of this project and why? The Realtor Breylan Deal Erickson named this home The Moody English due to the masculine kitchen and the dark features outside.     In what neighborhood was this home? This home is located in the trendy Concord neighborhood, an urban neighborhood that offers many local eateries…

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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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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