Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Good news for Portland Real Estate






Thank you CNN Money!


Overall this article is pretty negative on the housing market nationwide. However, there are some glowing statements about the Northwest.

Stiff said markets that are ripe for a turnaround will be in the Pacific Northwest. The biggest gainer is expected to be Tacoma, Wash., where Fiserv said prices will rise nearly 25% by March 2013.






Seattle and Portland's prices are expected to stay flat through next March and then record double-digit gains of just over 10% each over the following 12 months.




"Homes are undervalued in the Northwest," said Stiff, "the economy is diverse and the demographics strong. It has tech, manufacturing and extractive industries (like lumbering and mining) and people are still moving into the area."

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fabulous paint colors for your walls!


People often ask me for a perfect neutral color to enhance their furniture and art, but isn't boring beige. Not only do they want a color that's easy and fun to live with, but they want something they won't have to do over when it's time to sell.

Enter our friends at Transformations by Design. The queens of transformation from blah to beautiful, my dream team of stagers have always got the perfect recommendation.

Click here for their suggestions for the most fabulous paint colors for your walls.

Hint: It all starts at Benjamin Moore. Sometimes it's just better to let the experts decide!



Barely Beige 1066
Hepplewhite Ivory HC-36
Shaker Beige HC-45
Putnam Ivory HC-39
Bleeker Beige HC-80
Greenbrier Beige HC-80
Edgecomb Gray HC-173
Light Pewter 1464
Revere Pewter HC-172
Sag Harbor Gray HC-95
Soft Fern 2144-40
Sea Foam 2123-60
Classic Brown 2109-10

Wednesday, June 1, 2011