Archive for March, 2012

Tulip Festival March 30-April 30, 2012

I love this time of year when my tulips start blooming but what’s even better is checking out the Tulip Festival at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. It’s hands down one of the best photo opportunities around. This year they have 40 acres of tulips and daffodils. On top of that they have daily events […]

Fannie and Freddie Continue to Refuse to do Loan Mods

An interesting story was published last week by NPR and ProPublica regarding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. As many people know, a handful of banks agreed to carry out mortgage principle reductions for those who owe more than their homes are worth. Yet Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have refused to do the same citing […]

Donate Canned Food this Spring Break at Portland Nursery for the Oregon Food Bank

Do you want a chance to win a $50 Portland Nursery Gift Card? Do you want to help feed hungry kids during spring break? Of course you do! Drop off packages/cans of non-perishable, low-fat and low-sugar foods between March 24 – 31 at either Portland Nursery location (5050 SE Stark and 9000 SE Division) to […]

4 Home Technology Tips for Energy Efficiency

There are lots of little things we can do around our homes for energy efficiency. You don’t always have to equate energy efficiency with installing solar panels or a wind turbine in your yard! For many of us, the cost of that is not realistic. So if you want your home to be more energy […]

Easy Fix for Squeaky Floors!

Our squeaky floor in our kitchen has been driving me nuts lately! I noticed it the most when we had a house guest and I was trying to be quiet in the morning as I was making breakfast and the guest was still sleeping. But I failed miserably because almost every step I take in […]

Is The Portland Real Estate Market Finally Getting Better?

The past few weeks I have noticed a major surge in my business and I’m sure I’m not the only agent that has experienced this. Buyers are gearing up to buy, which is a common event come spring time every year. What has been unexpected though, is the amount of activity in the market. Many […]

A Portland Couples’ Adventure in Architecture and Portlandia

So I was poking around on Pinterest and I found a picture of this house!  This is a unique property in Portland that was featured on IFC’s Portlandia.  I know I just did an article on Portlandia but I swear I’m not obsessed.  When I saw this home in the show I was really intrigued. […]

4 Things to Consider Before Converting a Basement

Everyone these days wants a big basement! And if it’s not finished they plan to finish it. Some are just hoping to add to the square footage and others are hoping to one day have tenants renting out that space. Which ever it is that you are hoping for, here’s a great article that covers […]

A follow-up to the Portlandia Blog

The only place where Darth Vader, bagpipes, kilts and a unicycle go hand in hand. (found on Tumblr)        

Portlandia, a Place I’m Proud to Call Home.

One of my favorite Portlandia clips In case you haven’t noticed, there is a show called Portlandia on IFC staring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. It’s a sketch comedy show about all the things that make Portland special. It covers everything from our affinity with organic everything to our love/hate with recycling and of course […]