Are You a First Time Home Buyer?

The process of buying a home can be overwhelming at times, but you don’t need to go through it alone. My Buyers Guide will answer many of your questions and likely bring up a few you didn’t even know you should consider! You can download your copy here- no strings attached, no need to give me your email address or phone number. All I ask … Continue reading Are You a First Time Home Buyer?

Home Inspections: sort of like a Physical for your Home

Did you know that home inspectors are bound by a set of rules that limit what they can share with a buyer?  While many buyers feel like the home inspector should be like a doctor giving a complete physical, home inspectors do have limitations on what they can or can’t tell you.  Here are a few home inspection situations that might surprise you…. Rats, mice … Continue reading Home Inspections: sort of like a Physical for your Home

20 Tips for Selling Your Home

The top goal of most sellers is to get your home sold for the best price possible!  There are many small projects you can do to help make that happen… If you’d like more information on what you should consider when planning to sell your home… please download my free eBook! Not sure where to start or how far you need to go with your … Continue reading 20 Tips for Selling Your Home

2019 Bathroom Remodeling Trends

Bathroom remodeling remains one of the most common home improvement projects, whether it’s simply updating the cabinetry and fixtures, or knocking out walls to create more space.  New home construction is continually upping the ante for bathroom size and styling. Want to see what the newest trends are?  Go tour some new construction homes and see what they are using for vanities, sinks, flooring, backsplashes and … Continue reading 2019 Bathroom Remodeling Trends


I have one of those Portland Events calendars and there are some great events happening this month!  I’m listing them here, along with the links to the appropriate websites…. January 9-13:  Portland Boat Show January 12-13: Portland Bridal Show January 13th:  No Pants Max Ride (yes, there is such a thing!) January 16-20: Rose City Classic (dog show) and Portland Old -Time Music Gathering January … Continue reading THINGS TO DO IN JANUARY

Thinking about new flooring?

Consumer reports just released their ratings and reviews on a variety of flooring materials….and it’s no surprise to me that the top rated flooring is the Armstrong Vivero vinyl plank flooring! Not only did it receive a 97 rating, but it also scored excellent in every category: Resists Foot Traffic Resists Scratches Resists Stains Resists dents Resists sunlight (UV) The next ‘most durable’ flooring is … Continue reading Thinking about new flooring?

What’s ahead for Real Estate in 2019?

As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?” It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an integral role in the overall U.S. economy.  Fortunately, key indicators point toward a stable housing market in 2019 with signs of modest growth. However, shifting conditions could impact you if you plan … Continue reading What’s ahead for Real Estate in 2019?