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  • How First Time Homebuyers Can Use Their 401K Earnings

    How First Time Homebuyers Can Use Their 401K Earnings

    Prospective homeowners can scrimp and save for months and even years to accumulate a down payment, but in a fluctuating market, there is a possibility that those savings could be quickly eaten by that down payment with nothing left for closing fees. Or worse, the changing market could continue to increase home values, leaving dedicated […]Read More »
  • 3 Things Every Home Buyer Should Be Aware Of

    3 Things Every Home Buyer Should Be Aware Of

    Novice homebuyers can find themselves virtually buried in vital information, with each form, pamphlet, and certificate just as crucial to read and understand as the next. These new buyers can feel completely overwhelmed by the amount of material they are expected to understand, but when the alternative is potentially being taken advantage of over a […]Read More »
  • Flipping Homes For Co-Living Residences

    Flipping Homes For Co-Living Residences

    One of the biggest trends in development today is creating spaces that cater to co-living. Co-habitation, not in the romantic partner sense but in the long-term roommate sense has become a vital trend in new development as well as home renovation prior to selling. As more and more millennials look for housing in densely populated […]Read More »
  • How Real Estate Investors and Developers Can Prepare For Climate Change

    How Real Estate Investors and Developers Can Prepare For Climate Change

    Floods and fires, rising ocean levels and fatally captivating bouts of sub-zero temperatures in unlikely areas; these are just some of the issues real estate developers and investors will be navigating in the approaching years. David Wigder at GreenBiz offers these three suggestions to help developers adapt to a changing market where function despite a […]Read More »
  • Oregon’s Wildfires And Portland Area Real Estate

    Oregon’s Wildfires And Portland Area Real Estate

    This year, the Eagle Creek Fire decimated 177,000 acres of forest and the Portland metro area watched in helpless horror as the dangers of climate change unfolded before our eyes. Portland, which has experienced a real estate renaissance over the past 10 years, suddenly became an unattractive prospect for real estate investment and development. But […]Read More »
  • 3 Ways To Appeal to Millennial Buyers

    3 Ways To Appeal to Millennial Buyers

    Millennials are the fastest growing economic force in America today, and more and more of these adults are purchasing homes.  In urban areas where baby boomers are eager to sell, like East Portland and Gresham, this young generation of buyers are enthusiastically purchasing homes, starting families, and changing the scope of our communities. Consider these […]Read More »
  • Exciting Cryptocurrencies For Real Estate

    Exciting Cryptocurrencies For Real Estate

    If you’ve heard at least one smart investor boasting about their bitcoin gains, you’re likely intrigued enough to wonder just how many cryptocurrencies there are to invest in. The fact is there are infinite cryptocurrencies created for different markets, by many different startups, or by savvy companies to act as shares or ownership rights. Real […]Read More »
  • 2018 Real Estate Trend Predictions

    2018 Real Estate Trend Predictions

    The very nature of real estate is ever-changing. Trends come and go so frequently it can be impossible to keep up, however, we scoured the nation’s top broker and agent expectations for the year ahead, and we weren’t disappointed by their predictions. Here are a few things all home buyers should be looking out for […]Read More »
  • Choosing The Best Real Estate Agent

    Choosing The Best Real Estate Agent

    Finding a real estate agent might not seem like much of a challenge, but when you consider how many there are in the city of Portland, you may find yourself at a loss. Selecting an agent is about finding the balance between compatibility, trust, and credentials. Consider these three tips when selecting a real estate […]Read More »
  • Managing Less Than Remarkable Credit Before Buying A Home

    Managing Less Than Remarkable Credit Before Buying A Home

    Credit and mortgage are inextricably linked, but you’ll find more often than not, there are ways for those with less than spectacular credit to be successful in buying a home. The trick is in learning the process for arranging a bad credit mortgage, which types of credit issues are acceptable and which are not, and […]Read More »
  • Beyond Budgeting — When You Can Afford More Than You Need

    Beyond Budgeting — When You Can Afford More Than You Need

    What buyers need to know before falling into a trap of purchasing beyond their means is that their means are not defined by the asking price of the home in question. Qualifying for funding is simply one thread in the larger tapestry of buying and owning a home. When your income qualifies you to spend […]Read More »
  • 3 DIY Exterior Upgrades To Increase Your Home’s Value

    3 DIY Exterior Upgrades To Increase Your Home’s Value

      There are a handful of simple ways to amplify your home’s value in anticipation of a sale. Small landscaping upgrades, a splash of color or even a new set of address numbers can all increase your home’s curb appeal. Here are three upgrades simple enough to perform yourself, and creative enough to give your […]Read More »
  • Landscape Trends For 2018

    Landscape Trends For 2018

    If you are planning to sell your home in 2018, consider making landscaping a priority. As new buyers arrive in Oregon, their focus can be engaged by charming, northwest specific gardening — and these three trends will help spotlight all the gorgeous pacific northwest fauna that makes Portland such a charming place to live. Rethink […]Read More »
  • 3 Home Renovations That Appeal To Millennial Buyers

    3 Home Renovations That Appeal To Millennial Buyers

    If in preparing to sell your home you’ve noticed a proliferation of younger couples moving to your community, you may want to consider a few relatively easy renovations that will appeal to the younger buyers showing interest in your area. Millennial buyers by no means share the same tastes across the board, however, there are […]Read More »
  • Terms You Need To Know And Understand Before Buying A Home

    Terms You Need To Know And Understand Before Buying A Home

    If you’re buying a home for the first time, you may hear more than a few terms that you have no frame of reference for. A grasp of real estate language is critical; knowing as many key real estate terms as possible going into your sale will be crucial in order to make the right […]Read More »
  • The Hottest Real Estate Markets in the US

    The Hottest Real Estate Markets in the US

    Millennials ready to buy their first homes may be surprised to learn that more and more, young people are moving away from popular coastal states and toward less trendy Southern and Midwest states. While Portland remains a top choice for young families looking to put down roots, these surprising cities are showing remarkable growth and […]Read More »
  • 3 Reason To Wait Until You’re Over 30 To Buy A Home

    3 Reason To Wait Until You’re Over 30 To Buy A Home

      Buying a home is one of the most important things you can do in your lifetime, but it may seem like an accomplishment that’s just out of reach, especially when you’re young. Waiting until you’ve crossed the three-decade threshold is a smart way to shelve the stress of buying a home for when you’re […]Read More »
  • Portland’s Hottest Suburban Neighborhoods

    Portland’s Hottest Suburban Neighborhoods

    As population surges in Portland proper, many of the city’s hipper residents are fanning out for the suburban enclaves. But don’t look for these tastemakers in Beaverton or Tigard, these trendy homeowners are finding new opportunities in areas of Gresham, Troutdale, and Milwaukee. These neighborhoods may not be beckoning big development just yet, but with […]Read More »
  • How To Tell If Your Home Needs New Insulation

    How To Tell If Your Home Needs New Insulation

    As we land smack dab in the middle of our cold and rainy season, it’s crucial for your home’s insulation to be dependable and protected. When cold season peaks, whether you’re buying or selling a home, insulation will be a key factor in a successful sale.  Look for these red flags to determine if your […]Read More »
  • 3 Simple Landscaping Projects For Winter

    3 Simple Landscaping Projects For Winter

    Cold weather landscaping doesn’t require a huge amount of effort, but if you’re preparing your home for sale, there are definitely a few things you can do to give it a bit more curb appeal. Try these eye-catching tricks to make your home a neighborhood standout and attract just the right (bunch of) buyer(s). Julie […]Read More »
  • Smart Tips For Buying Vacation Properties

    Smart Tips For Buying Vacation Properties

    Buying a vacation property is more than just an investment in real estate, it’s an investment in fun — especially if it’s where you and your family plan on spending vacations.  Many Portlanders are purchasing mountain view, coastal, or sandy desert vacation homes; if you plan on joining their ranks, consider first these few tips […]Read More »
  • Bitcoin Is Finally Infiltrating Real Estate

    Bitcoin Is Finally Infiltrating Real Estate

    As Bitcoin becomes more and more ubiquitous, it’s finally commonplace in the real estate market. The ways in which the integration of cryptocurrency will shape the future of the market are best explained by Ben Shaoul, the president of Magnum Real Estate Group, “Our buyer has evolved, they’ve moved from moms and pops to young […]Read More »
  • 3 Tips For Preparing Your Home To Sell

    3 Tips For Preparing Your Home To Sell

    When you’re selling your home, there a few simple tricks you can employ to increase the curb appeal, marketability, and the overall attractiveness of your home to prospective buyers. Consider these simple ways to turn your home selling experience into a profitable and enjoyable one. Update your landscaping. If your outdoor areas are boring or […]Read More »
  • What To Do When Your Real Estate Purchase Goes Wrong

    What To Do When Your Real Estate Purchase Goes Wrong

    Real estate is, was, and will always be high risk. Each potential homeowner knows that, while hopefully unlikely, it’s possible that their deal could quickly go sideways. Knowing how to spot red flags and potential complications will aid you, but there are occasions that all the foresight in the world can’t help a buyer avoid […]Read More »
  • Smart Real Estate Investment Tips From The Pros

    Smart Real Estate Investment Tips From The Pros

    The Portland metro housing market is experiencing a moment of remarkable growth, and for some potential homebuyers, this competitive real estate environment may prove to be less than attractive. However, there are many smart investments new homebuyers can make, even in a crowded market. In fact, these three tips can help novice homebuyers make the […]Read More »
  • When To Renovate Your Home

    When To Renovate Your Home

    Renovating a home is serious business, it can take weeks or months and involve many teams of professionals to achieve your desired results. Home renovation is typically reserved for newly purchased homes or homes anticipating entering the real estate market, and it easy to see why. Renovations can immediately raise the value of a home, […]Read More »
  • This Year’s Hottest Trends In Exterior House Colors

    This Year’s Hottest Trends In Exterior House Colors

    This year was a doozy for interior design trends. Pale pink was the champion of 2017’s many designs, with shades of champagne and teal making appearances in the small details of living areas, work areas, and outdoor areas. Renovation blogs touted classic pink hues as new and surprising neutrals and paired them with unanticipated complements […]Read More »
  • Creating a Family Room In Your Finished Basement

    Creating a Family Room In Your Finished Basement

    Home value aside, a family room can be essential for families with dizzying, conflicting schedules and more bodies than can comfortably relax around a dining room table. A family room can be a great equalizer, a room where nothing but fun and relaxation is had and everyone is free to unwind. Consider these few tricks […]Read More »
  • 3 Tips For Renovating Your Spare Room

    3 Tips For Renovating Your Spare Room

    Spare rooms can become some of the most attractive spaces in your house. Creating a unique space in what was once a room designated “spare” can not only increase the value of your house it can increase the comfort and livability of your home. Consider these three ideas for renovating a spare room. Home Offices […]Read More »
  • Bedroom Renovation Tips

    Bedroom Renovation Tips

    Renovating your bedrooms to increase the value of your home is a time-tested technique. Upgrading the more stalwart areas in your house is always a smart way to boost your home’s resale value and create a more comfortable living space. So, whether your styling your brand-new home or preparing for a big sale, a trendy […]Read More »
  • Our Favorite Renovation Trends For Fall

    Our Favorite Renovation Trends For Fall

    As the holidays approach, many with houses that serve as holiday hubs are considering what simple renovations they can perform themselves to make their home more accommodating to out of town family guests. Of course, it wouldn’t hurt if all those visitors were stunned at how brilliantly your home is decorated. It also wouldn’t hurt […]Read More »
  • 3 Easy DIY Projects To Increase Your Home’s Value

    3 Easy DIY Projects To Increase Your Home’s Value

    We’ve suggested a few simple projects in the past to boost your home’s value with minimal monetary investment, and these, while still relatively economical, are purely aesthetic upgrades. Trends come and go, of course, but you can still cash in on these fashion-forward interior design trends in the current real estate market. Stencils as Wall […]Read More »
  • Finding Funding—Choosing The Lender That’s Right For You

    Finding Funding—Choosing The Lender That’s Right For You

    When buying a new home, you will be faced with many important choices, and choosing a lender is likely going to be one of the most crucial decisions you’ll make. There are many lenders in your area and still more institutions with virtual armies of representatives, all willing to say whatever it is you need […]Read More »
  • How To Know You’re Ready To Buy A Home

    How To Know You’re Ready To Buy A Home

    It may be the “American dream’ but that doesn’t make it any easier to own a home. Knowing the right time to invest in a home depends less on your country of residence and more with your propensity for home repair, your fiscal responsibility, and your ability to roll with the punches. Ask yourself these […]Read More »
  • The Importance of Finding The Best Inspectors

    The Importance of Finding The Best Inspectors

    Those on the precipice of purchasing their first home may find themselves buried in the sea of reports from independent and/or city inspectors. It’s not unheard of that these inspectors are provided by the seller with no input from the buyer. More often than not, this does not present an issue, however, there are many […]Read More »
  • How Ready Are You To Move Into Your Dream Home?

    How Ready Are You To Move Into Your Dream Home?

    Despite all our shop-happy impulses, buying a home is a life-altering event that should not be rushed into. House hunting can quickly go from a diligent exercise in research and deliberation to something more akin to cruising your supermarket cereal aisle. When developers are buying and flipping Portland homes at an astonishing rate, with astonishing […]Read More »
  • Portland’s Trending Neighborhoods

    Portland’s Trending Neighborhoods

    Portland proper is replete with charming neighborhoods. The tiny west hills host some of the more ostentatious architecture in the city, while the historic neighborhoods of Laurelhurst and Fremont boast sprawling estates with lavish gardens. The Lloyd District’s bustling commerce is marked by retro condos and restrained townhomes, while Sellwood’s tree-lined streets spill over with […]Read More »
  • Low-Cost Fencing Options To Boost Your Home’s Value

    Low-Cost Fencing Options To Boost Your Home’s Value

    Good fences may make good neighbors, but great fences make home values rise. Choosing a fence for your home that both compliments your landscaping and effectively supports your privacy takes a bit of consideration, especially when your options are limited by your budget. Fencing matters tremendously when considering the sale of your home. In Portland, […]Read More »
  • Simple Kitchen Upgrades To Boost Your Home’s Value

    Simple Kitchen Upgrades To Boost Your Home’s Value

    Upgrading your kitchen is a proven way to increase the value of your home. Kitchen updates can be extravagant affairs requiring the contracted services of plumbers, carpenters, and painters, or it can be a handful of simple DIY efforts meant to improve functionality. Even a few interior design updates can go a long way in […]Read More »
  • Modern Bathroom Trends

    Modern Bathroom Trends

    Renovating your bathroom is a surefire way to increase your home’s value as well as upgrade your own comfort. There are many classic design ideas that translate well in almost any medium/large-sized bathroom; clawfoot bathtubs, his and hers sinks, and vanity lighting are all time-tested ways to elevate your space. There are, however, a handful […]Read More »
  • Interior House Paint Trends For Fall

    Interior House Paint Trends For Fall

    A wash of new interior color can uplift, brighten and transform living space. A new coat of paint can increase a home’s value, in addition to keeping it fresh and modern. There are several trends in wall treatments this fall that create dynamic spaces, including these popular hues: Rose Gold, or Millennial Pink, is a […]Read More »
  • Modern Upgrades That Increase Home Value

    Modern Upgrades That Increase Home Value

    Upgrading your home can be a fun and simple way to increase its value. Not all home projects are complicated enterprises requiring the work of teams of professionals; on the contrary, there are plenty of small things that you can do over the course of a weekend that will increase your home’s value. Landscaping is […]Read More »
  • Soundproofing Your Basement or Garage

    Soundproofing Your Basement or Garage

    Garages and basements can be workshops, art studios, band practice spaces and more. Sure, they can keep your car or your stored possessions safe from the elements, but they can also be a gym, a dance studio, or a place for kids to play when it’s rainy or snowy. There is limitless potential in garage […]Read More »
  • Choosing the Right Flooring For Your New Home

    Choosing the Right Flooring For Your New Home

    Flooring your new home can be an exercise in extreme patience and deliberation. There is a multitude of flooring options that funnel from type of material to hues, finishes and artistic details. You may assume that warm hardwood is the only choice for your home or possibly sleek tiles to resist dust and allergens. Maybe, […]Read More »
  • Gift Ideas For Your New Neighbors

    Gift Ideas For Your New Neighbors

    Moving into a new neighborhood can be as stressful for the new neighbors as it is for the new residents. Getting to know the folks who could potentially be sharing walls, fences, or interior views with you can be harrowing, but starting off with a pleasant gift is a good way to lay the foundation […]Read More »
  • Working with Real Estate Agents

    Working with Real Estate Agents

    The archetype of the modern real estate agent seems to project a predatory silhouette, especially in Portland’s current real estate market. While there is a sliver of truth—prospective homeowners in Portland content with rising prices, displaced residents, and rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods—there are hundreds of agents in Portland that will quickly forgo the hustle shtick in […]Read More »
  • Finding The Right Home For Your Budget

    Finding The Right Home For Your Budget

    Shopping for a home can be a stressful enterprise. The Portland housing market is experiencing a period of increased interest and profound growth. These variables and more make for a somewhat dicey housing market. Shopping for your first (or a new) home in Portland, Gresham, Beaverton or Clackamas will rely not solely on your budget, […]Read More »
  • Protecting Your Deck From Fall And Winter Weather

    Protecting Your Deck From Fall And Winter Weather

    As cooler temps slowly edge out Portland’s current short sleeve climate, many homeowner’s attentions turn to protecting their houses from the inclement weather. Oregon’s cold season can be unpredictable. We may see heavy snows that last for weeks, or we may skate through winter with nary a slight dusting of snowflakes that melt on impact. […]Read More »
  • Choosing Fixtures For Your New Bathroom

    Choosing Fixtures For Your New Bathroom

    Modern bathrooms can be as luxurious or minimal as your aesthetic demands while still staying altogether on trend. The trick is to find classic details that will perform their functions with grace and style. There are countless trends to capitalize on at any given time—having a clear picture of what your end result should look […]Read More »
  • Value Adding Fall Updates To Your Finished Basement

    Value Adding Fall Updates To Your Finished Basement

    When fall rolls around, so does our collective need to start nesting. Making our spaces more comfortable for the coming wind and rain is something we all have in common. For those with finished basements, the need to update before hazardous weather arrives is pretty critical. Leaks can compromise your basement and cripple your home […]Read More »
  • Portland’s Most Exciting Suburbs

    Portland’s Most Exciting Suburbs

    As Portland’s population explodes. many longtime residents find themselves unable to keep up with the rising rents and quickly gentrifying neighborhoods. This has resulted in a boom in suburban growth in towns like Happy Valley, Gresham, and St Helens. These small towns are full of personality and potential, and as each of them grows, we […]Read More »
  • What To Know When Buying Acreage

    What To Know When Buying Acreage

    Potential land buyers in Oregon have a quite a diversity of land to choose from. From riverside meadows to mountainside grasslands, Oregon’s acres are plentiful and affordable. Buying acreage to build your home, develop the land or just have a getaway for you and your family all call for different tactics, but these few tips […]Read More »
  • Choosing The Best Neighborhood For Your First Home

    Choosing The Best Neighborhood For Your First Home

    Buying your first home is a practice in patience and diligence. It’s one thing to arrive at the decision to buy a house, but a whole other thing to truly engage in the real estate market in order to make the best choices for your new home. You may have your dream home in mind, […]Read More »
  • Interpreting The Portland Housing Market

    Interpreting The Portland Housing Market

    For novice home buyers and experienced real estate gurus alike, the housing market can be a tricky market to predict. There are numerous things that influence the cost of real estate and they are ever changing. Variables can be easily forecasted or they can come from seemingly nowhere, but by employing a few tricks, the […]Read More »
  • Fall Landscaping Ideas For Tiny Homes

    Fall Landscaping Ideas For Tiny Homes

    When you’ve got more yard than house, landscaping can make or break your curb appeal. In the Pacific Northwest, where native plants can make your garden uniquely spectacular, there is a myriad of landscaping options for a yard that is a showstopper every season. Landscaping in fall involves cultivating plants that will survive a cold, […]Read More »
  • What Prospective Homeowners Need To Know Before Buying A House

    What Prospective Homeowners Need To Know Before Buying A House

    Before purchasing a new home, there are many things new buyers need to consider. Aside from square footage and curb appeal, houses need to have the potential to be a home. There are many things that make an empty house into a warm, inviting living space and finding the right one will take more than […]Read More »
  • What Every Homeowner Should Know Before Replacing Their Roof

    What Every Homeowner Should Know Before Replacing Their Roof

    Replacing the roof of your home is the responsibility of every long-term home owner. Typical shingle roofs only have an estimated lifespan of 15 years and become exponentially more expensive to replace. In the Pacific Northwest, that number is less accurate due to our sometimes severe and always very wet weather. Roof replacement can increase […]Read More »
  • Easy, Seasonal DIY Updates For Your Home

    Easy, Seasonal DIY Updates For Your Home

    Fall is approaching, which means winter will be right on its heels. Keeping your home prepared for the imminent weather is certainly crucial, but there are a number of easy DIY projects that can do double duty; protecting your home and updating it for the season. Consider updating your established gutters with decorative downspouts. Copper […]Read More »
  • Protecting Your Home From Wet Fall Weather

    Protecting Your Home From Wet Fall Weather

    As fall ambles toward the Pacific Northwest in the form of gently changing leaves, cooler breezes and a thankful reprieve from the oppressive heat of summer, many homeowners turn their thoughts to protecting their home from the onslaught of fall weather waiting for them just around the corner. Heavy rains, battering hail, occasional snow and […]Read More »
  • When Is The Right Time To Move Your Growing Company?

    When Is The Right Time To Move Your Growing Company?

    Your business is growing, and that’s exactly what you wanted. It likely took you years to get this point, the moment when you make the decision to move your small business to the next level. Whatever that means to you, there are an incredible number of things to consider now that you’re ready to level […]Read More »
  • Finding the Best Home For Your Business

    Finding the Best Home For Your Business

      When your business is growing and it’s time to find a new headquarters, do you know where to start? Many small businesses start out of the creator’s living room, kitchen or garage. When expansion becomes necessary, it’s important to locate a space that meets all your needs. Create a detailed list of your requirements. […]Read More »
  • Flip-Flop — Three Things Every Novice Home Remodeler Should Know

    Flip-Flop — Three Things Every Novice Home Remodeler Should Know

    When buying a home for resale or renovating your forever home, there are three undeniable truths that every professional remodeler will attest to; these three tips will help you make sure your home improvement project is successful no matter the size and scope:  Make a detailed plan — Starting with a fully realized plan will […]Read More »
  • Picking The Best Materials For Your Home Improvement Project

    Picking The Best Materials For Your Home Improvement Project

      Any construction worker will tell you, your project is only as good as the materials you choose. Picking the right tools, parts, and pieces will dictate the success of your project as well as its longevity. When your home improvement project’s goal is increasing your home’s value, skimping is not an option. Renovations on […]Read More »
  • Creating Landscaping Projects For The End Of Summer

    Creating Landscaping Projects For The End Of Summer

    As this record breaking heat subsides and fall creeps into our parks, blocks, and backyards, many opportunities for garden updates can present themselves. Planning a few end-of-season backyard projects is a nice way to bid farewell to summer, and welcome to the Pacific Northwest’s arguably most beloved season, fall. Summer is a great time for […]Read More »
  • Low-Cost Projects That Can Increase Your Home’s Value

    Low-Cost Projects That Can Increase Your Home’s Value

    Homeowners looking to add value to their home with simple DIY projects can find a wealth of great ideas online. From room additions and roof construction using recycled materials to simple flooring and wall color changes, there are countless ways to increase the value of your home on a limited budget. Regardless of the magnitude […]Read More »
  • Choosing The Best Exterior Color For Your Home

    Choosing The Best Exterior Color For Your Home

    There are many variables to consider when choosing the exterior color for your home. Neighborhood Association guidelines, current trends, personal tastes – all of these factors greatly influence the choices you have. Painting your home is the easiest, fastest way to improve curb appeal, give your home’s facade a facelift and improve the general look […]Read More »
  • Seasonal Landscape Trends In The Pacific Northwest

    Seasonal Landscape Trends In The Pacific Northwest

    Ask a master gardener and they will tell you, the surest way to a flourishing garden is the establishing of native plants. In the Pacific Northwest, this means luscious tall grasses, fragrant fruit trees and a litany of vibrant flowers and flowering shrubs. Our verdant corner of the nation is a fertile wonderland of enchanting […]Read More »
  • Home Improvement For The New Homeowner

    Home Improvement For The New Homeowner

    Congratulations! Owning your first home is a huge accomplishment and the great task of making your new house into your forever home is an equally consuming operation. Taking your new house from freshly staged property to a reflection of your personality takes effort and planning, but there are a few tips and tricks that can […]Read More »
  • Live/Work Spaces And How To Find The Perfect One

    Live/Work Spaces And How To Find The Perfect One

    Artists, musicians, and performers thrive in spaces that house both their passions and their possessions, but finding those spaces can be such an effort that many creative types end up working out of their garages. That might be fine for some, but others require spaces that accommodate their work, their belongings and themselves under one […]Read More »
  • Commercial Properties; How To Choose The Best Space For You

    Commercial Properties; How To Choose The Best Space For You

    Considering the expanse of needs a business experiences daily, weekly, monthly and yearly can be exasperating when selecting a new home for your enterprise. Choosing a space that fills every need is hard work, but these three tips may help you on your way to finding the perfect commercial space for your growing business. Location […]Read More »
  • Identifying and Capitalizing On Housing Market Trends

    Identifying and Capitalizing On Housing Market Trends

    Finding and utilizing current trends in real estate while preparing to buy a home puts you ahead of the pack. While older generations may place their faith in agents and services, younger generations are uniquely adept at research and data collection. With the world and so much of our history at our fingertips, it seems […]Read More »
  • Making a House a Home; Three Tips For Resellers and Novice Renovators

    Making a House a Home; Three Tips For Resellers and Novice Renovators

    Finding a home to renovate and resell can be the best experience of your life or one you’d rather forget. Whether you’re first time homeowners, renovating the house of your dreams, or a novice reseller looking to maximize your investments, these tips will help steer your project into the “excellent experience zone” and away from […]Read More »
  • Choosing The Best Broker For Your Specific Needs

    Choosing The Best Broker For Your Specific Needs

    In today’s real estate market, the onus is on the buyer more than ever to do extensive due diligence before committing to a loan. As underwriting processes give way to more streamlined online processes, it’s important to know where you stand every step of the way. Knowing what questions to ask, what to expect and […]Read More »
  • Millennial Homeownership; Buying Young

    Millennial Homeownership; Buying Young

    The newest generation to enter the workforce certainly have the chips stacked against them. While tuitions and living costs rise, entry level wages stagnate and degrees hold less and less influence. Side hustles have become significant sources of income and day jobs seem more and more just a way to keep the lights on. The […]Read More »
  • Ideas For Your Porch This Summer: Light It Up

    Ideas For Your Porch This Summer: Light It Up

    Everyone knows Curb appeal is everything when trying to sell a house, and summertime is the time to show off how beautiful your house can be! You want it to be welcoming and the front porch is the first thing people see! One thing you can do is add some great lighting to your outdoor […]Read More »
  • Ideas For Your Porch This Summer: Update Your Numbers

    Ideas For Your Porch This Summer: Update Your Numbers

    Everyone knows curb appeal is everything when trying to sell a house, and summertime is the time to show off how beautiful your house can be! You want it to be welcoming and the front porch is the first thing people see! The sixth thing you can do is update the numbers on your house. […]Read More »
  • Ideas For Your Porch This Summer: Take a Seat

    Ideas For Your Porch This Summer: Take a Seat

    Everyone knows Curb appeal is everything when trying to sell a house, and summertime is the time to show off how beautiful your house can be! You want it to be welcoming and the front porch is the first thing people see! try to add some seating. Read some ideas below to creatively inspire your […]Read More »
  • Ideas For Your Porch This Summer #3

    Ideas For Your Porch This Summer #3

    Everyone knows Curb appeal is everything when trying to sell a house, and summertime is the time to show off how beautiful your house can be! You want it to be welcoming and the front porch is the first thing people see! The third thing you can do is add a great rug and a […]Read More »
  • Ideas For Your Porch This Summer #2

    Ideas For Your Porch This Summer #2

    Everyone knows Curb appeal is everything when trying to sell a house, and summertime is the time to show off how beautiful your house can be! You want it to be welcoming and the front porch is the first thing people see! The second thing you can do is make your front door pop with […]Read More »
  • Ideas For Your Porch This Summer #1

    Ideas For Your Porch This Summer #1

    Everyone knows Curb appeal is everything when trying to sell a house, and summertime is the time to show off how beautiful your house can be! You want it to be welcoming and the front porch is the first thing people see! One thing you can do is add a ton of plants to your […]Read More »
  • Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #8

    Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #8

    Keeping the tech updated is our eighth secret to boosting the value of your house: Selling your house can be a complicated and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your house’s resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One way you […]Read More »
  • Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #7

    Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #7

    Making use of your exterior is our seventh secret to boosting the value of your house: Selling your house can be a complicated and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your house’s resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One way […]Read More »
  • Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #6

    Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #6

    A fresh coat of paint is our sixth secret to boosting the value of your house: Selling your house can be a complicated and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your house’s resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One way […]Read More »
  • Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #5

    Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #5

    Forward-thinking is our fifth secret to boosting the value of your house: Selling your house can be a complicated and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your house’s resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One way you increase the […]Read More »
  • Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #4

    Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #4

    Keeping the look and feel of your home simple is our fourth secret to boosting the value of your house: Selling your house can be a complicated and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your house’s resale value doesn’t drop after years […]Read More »
  • Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #3

    Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #3

    Preventing your home from being an energy hog is our third secret for boosting the value of your house: Selling your house can be a complicated and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your house’s resale value doesn’t drop after years of […]Read More »
  • Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #2

    Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #2

    Making floor plans work harder for you is our second secret to boosting the value of your house: Selling your house can be a complicated and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your house’s resale value doesn’t drop after years of living […]Read More »
  • Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #1

    Boost Your Home’s Value – Secret #1

    How to update your kitchen is our first secret to boosting the value of your house: Selling your house can be a complicated and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your house’s resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One […]Read More »
  • Now Offering Fannie Mae’s Day 1 Certainty™

    Now Offering Fannie Mae’s Day 1 Certainty™

    Stonebridge Mortgage Group now has Fannie Mae’s Day 1 Certainty. We can validate online your income, employment, and assets on the first day. No more paystubs and bank statements to provide. And, really fast closings if you’re approved for an appraisal waiver! Whether you are refinancing or buying a new home, Stonebridge Mortgage Group, Inc […]Read More »
  • Keep Your Home Safe While On Summer Vacation With These 6 Tips

    Keep Your Home Safe While On Summer Vacation With These 6 Tips

    Summer is here which means you are probably thinking about the fun summer vacation you are thinking of taking with your family! To keep your home safe while you are away there are a few things you should check off before you go. Problems in your home, while you’re away, can be external and internal. While […]Read More »
  • Keep Your Money Where It Is: House Buying Tip #10

    Keep Your Money Where It Is: House Buying Tip #10

    Not making any huge purchases and not moving your money around is the tenth and final segment of our House Buying Tips series: When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home […]Read More »
  • Get Pre-Approved for Your Home Loan: House Buying Tip #9

    Get Pre-Approved for Your Home Loan: House Buying Tip #9

    Getting pre-approved for your home loan is the ninth segment of our House Buying Tips series: When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home that they may not look at other […]Read More »
  • Avoid a Border Dispute: House Buying Tip #8

    Avoid a Border Dispute: House Buying Tip #8

    Knowing the property lines is the eighth segment of our House Buying Tips series: When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home that they may not look at other factors that […]Read More »
  • Don’t Try to Time the Market: House Buying Tip #7

    Don’t Try to Time the Market: House Buying Tip #7

    Stop trying to time the housing market is the seventh segment of our House Buying Tips series: When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home that they may not look at […]Read More »
  • Bigger Isn’t Always Better: House Buying Tip #6

    Bigger Isn’t Always Better: House Buying Tip #6

    Bigger isn’t always better is the sixth segment of our House Buying Tips series: When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home that they may not look at other factors that could […]Read More »
  • Avoid Sleeper Costs: House Buying Tip #5

    Avoid Sleeper Costs: House Buying Tip #5

    Determining and avoiding sleeper costs is the fifth segment of our House Buying Tips series: When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home that they may not look at other factors that could […]Read More »
  • Follow Your Instincts Not Emotions: House Buying Tip #4

    Follow Your Instincts Not Emotions: House Buying Tip #4

    \ Following your instincts not your emotions is the fourth segment of our House Buying Tips series: When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home that they may not look at other factors […]Read More »
  • Don’t Skip The Inspection: House Buying Tip #3

    Don’t Skip The Inspection: House Buying Tip #3

    Getting a house inspection is the third segment of our House Buying Tips series: When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home that they may not look at other factors that could […]Read More »
  • The Science of Bidding: House Buying Tip #2

    The Science of Bidding: House Buying Tip #2

    The Science of Bidding is the second segment of our House Buying Tips series: When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home that they may not look at other factors that […]Read More »
  • Explore The Neighborhood: House Buying Tip #1

    Explore The Neighborhood: House Buying Tip #1

    Explore The Neighborhood is the first of our House Buying Tips series: When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home that they may not look at other factors that could […]Read More »
  • How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #8

    How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #8

    We are finishing our series of tips for increasing the curb appeal of your house. Are you looking to sell your house? Spring is the best time to sell your house. One of the things you can do to increase your chances of selling and even add value to your house is to increase your […]Read More »
  • How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #7

    How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #7

    We are continuing our series of tips for increasing the curb appeal of your house. Are you looking to sell your house? Spring is the best time to sell your house. One of the things you can do to increase your chances of selling and even add value to your house is to increase your […]Read More »
  • How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #6

    How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #6

    We are continuing our series of tips for increasing the curb appeal of your house. Are you looking to sell your house? Spring is the best time to sell your house. One of the things you can do to increase your chances of selling and even add value to your house is to increase your […]Read More »
  • How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #5

    How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #5

    We are continuing our series of tips for increasing the curb appeal of your house. Are you looking to sell your house? Spring is the best time to sell your house. One of the things you can do to increase your chances of selling and even add value to your house is to increase your […]Read More »
  • How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #4

    How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #4

    We are continuing our series of tips for increasing the curb appeal of your house. Are you looking to sell your house? Spring is the best time to sell your house. One of the things you can do to increase your chances of selling and even add value to your house is to increase your […]Read More »
  • How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #3

    How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #3

    Are you looking to sell your house? Spring is the best time to sell your house. One of the things you can do to increase your chances of selling and even add value to your house is to increase your curb appeal. Maintaining the roof of the house is another important step. Tip #3: Regard […]Read More »
  • How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #2

    How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #2

    Are you looking to sell your house? Spring is the best time to sell your house. One of the things you can do to increase your chances of selling and even add value to your house is to increase your curb appeal. Giving your house a fresh coat of paint can take you far. Tip […]Read More »
  • How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #1

    How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring: #1

    Are you looking to sell your house? Spring is the best time to sell your house. One of the things you can do to increase your chances of selling and even add value to your house is to increase your curb appeal. Giving your house a good scrub on the outside can take you far. […]Read More »
  • Earth Day Tips To Make Your Home More Green

    Earth Day Tips To Make Your Home More Green

    Spring is here and summer is on the way! Earth Day is almost here! What are some home improvements you can do to make your home greener? Here are a few tips from Consumer Affairs. Use power strips Electronics can be a huge energy drain, even when they’re turned off. But plugging electronics and appliances […]Read More »
  • How To Save On Your Energy Bill This Spring: #5

    How To Save On Your Energy Bill This Spring: #5

    We are finishing our series on how to keep your energy bill down this spring! Spring is here and summer is on the way! That means warmer weather, more use out of your AC and possibly a higher energy bill! There are a few things you can do for your home to try and lower […]Read More »
  • How To Save On Your Energy Bill This Spring: #4

    How To Save On Your Energy Bill This Spring: #4

    We are continuing our series on how to keep your energy bill down this spring! Spring is here and summer is on the way! That means warmer weather, more use out of your AC and possibly a higher energy bill! There are a few things you can do for your home to try and lower […]Read More »
  • How To Save On Your Energy Bill This Spring: #3

    How To Save On Your Energy Bill This Spring: #3

    We are continuing our series on how to keep your energy bill down this spring! Spring is here and summer is on the way! That means warmer weather, more use out of your AC and possibly a higher energy bill! There are a few things you can do for your home to try and lower […]Read More »
  • How To Save On Your Energy Bill This Spring: #2

    How To Save On Your Energy Bill This Spring: #2

    We are continuing our series on how to keep your energy bill down this spring! Spring is here and summer is on the way! That means warmer weather, more use out of your AC and possibly a higher energy bill! There are a few things you can do for your home to try and lower […]Read More »
  • How To Save On Your Energy Bill This Spring: #1

    How To Save On Your Energy Bill This Spring: #1

    Spring is here and summer is on the way! That means warmer weather, more use out of your AC and possibly a higher energy bill! There are a few things you can do for your home to try and lower your energy bill this spring and summer. One of them is to insulate your attic. […]Read More »
  • Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring: #5

    Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring: #5

    We are continuing our series of tips for buying a new home in spring. Springtime is here, and spring is the most popular time to buy a home! First time home buyers, new to the market may have a hard time navigating what questions they will need to ask to make sure the home of […]Read More »
  • Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring: #4

    Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring: #4

    We are continuing our series of tips for buying a new home in spring. Springtime is here, and spring is the most popular time to buy a home! First time home buyers, new to the market may have a hard time navigating what questions they will need to ask to make sure the home of […]Read More »
  • Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring: #3

    Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring: #3

    We are continuing our series of tips for buying a new home in spring. Springtime is here, and spring is the most popular time to buy a home! First time home buyers, new to the market may have a hard time navigating what questions they will need to ask to make sure the home of […]Read More »
  • Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring: #2

    Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring: #2

    We are continuing our series of tips for buying a new home in spring. Springtime is here, and spring is the most popular time to buy a home! First time home buyers, new to the market may have a hard time navigating what questions they will need to ask to make sure the home of […]Read More »
  • Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring: #1

    Tips For Buying A Home In The Spring: #1

    Springtime is here, and spring is the most popular time to buy a home! First time home buyers, new to the market may have a hard time navigating what questions they will need to ask to make sure the home of their dreams stays that way. One thing you can do to smooth out the […]Read More »
  • A Spring Paint Job Can Refresh Your Home

    A Spring Paint Job Can Refresh Your Home

    Winter is officially over which means you can get your house ready for spring and summer! A fresh coat of paint can really revitalize a home. Springtime is also when the housing market is at it’s hottest so you wanna make sure your house looks it’s best when you show it off to potential buyers. Just […]Read More »
  • How To Reduce Water Waste In Your Home

    How To Reduce Water Waste In Your Home

    Water waste is not only expensive but it is harmful to the environment. There are a few steps you can take in your everyday life to cut down on water waste, saving you money and helping the environment. Here are a few steps to take. 1. Invest in water saving equipment. You’ll find various low-flow […]Read More »
  • Tips For First Time Home Buyers This Spring

    Tips For First Time Home Buyers This Spring

    Spring time is when the housing market picks up and first time home buyers start to hit the scene. Navigating the housing market can be complicated for the inexperienced. Knowing what to look for in a home and what questions to ask is incredibly important. Here are a few tips for first time homebuyers this spring. Look […]Read More »
  • Allergy Proofing Your Home This Spring

    Allergy Proofing Your Home This Spring

    Springtime is here, which means spring cleaning is too! With all the pollen in the air as the flowers bloom allergies can run wild. You can prepare your home for the allergy season of spring by following these tips. Allergy-Proof Your Living Space Protect your sleep spot. For a healthy home, keep pets out of […]Read More »
  • Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #7

    Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #7

    We are continuing: Ways to Improve the Resale Value of Your House. Selling your house can be a tricky and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your houses’ resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One thing to always keep in mind to […]Read More »
  • Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #6

    Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #6

    We are continuing: Ways to Improve the Resale Value of Your House. Selling your house can be a tricky and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your houses’ resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One way you can make sure your house […]Read More »
  • Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #5

    Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #5

    We are continuing: Ways to Improve the Resale Value of Your House. Selling your house can be a tricky and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your houses’ resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One way you can make sure your house […]Read More »
  • Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #4

    Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #4

    We are continuing: Ways to Improve the Resale Value of Your House. Selling your house can be a tricky and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your houses’ resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One way you can make sure your house […]Read More »
  • Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #3

    Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #3

    We are continuing: Ways to Improve the Resale Value of Your House. Selling your house can be a tricky and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your houses’ resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One way you can make sure your house […]Read More »
  • Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #2

    Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #2

    We are continuing: Ways to Improve the Resale Value of Your House. Selling your house can be a tricky and frustrating process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your houses’ resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One way you can make sure your house […]Read More »
  • Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #1

    Ways To Improve The Resale Value Of Your House: #1

    Selling your house can be a complicated and anxious process. Are you going to get the price your home is worth? How do you make sure that your houses’ resale value doesn’t drop after years of living there? One way you can make sure your house actually increases it’s resale value is by sprucing up your bathrooms […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Craftsman Style

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Craftsman Style

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Neo-Classical Style

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Neo-Classical Style

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Dutch Colonial Style

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Dutch Colonial Style

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Shingle Style

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Shingle Style

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Queen Anne

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Queen Anne

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Second Empire

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Second Empire

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Stick-Eastlake

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Stick-Eastlake

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Italianate

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Italianate

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Consumer And Commercial Loan Officers With Stonebridge Mortgage

    Consumer And Commercial Loan Officers With Stonebridge Mortgage

    When you think of loans and integrity, Stonebridge Mortgage should be the first thing that comes to mind. We understand how important it is to match a person with the right loan for their needs and abilities. It’s why we take the time to match our lenders and consumers. The Loan Officers at Stonebridge Mortgage are here to […]Read More »
  • Find A Mortgage Broker With Stonebridge Mortgage

    Find A Mortgage Broker With Stonebridge Mortgage

    A Mortgage Broker’s job is to help you through the process of starting a new mortgage, which means you need someone you know you can trust. At Stonebridge Mortgage we treat you like family and we want to make sure you have the right mortgage broker for your needs. If you need a mortgage broker […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Gothic Revival Style

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Gothic Revival Style

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Find A Real Estate Loan With Stonebridge Mortgage

    Find A Real Estate Loan With Stonebridge Mortgage

    Buying a home is an exciting adventure! Make sure you are in a real estate loan that you are comfortable in! Stonebridge Mortgage is here to help you find a loan that works for your unique situation, so you can have the home of your dreams! We treat you like we would treat our family.  Stay Safe with […]Read More »
  • Reverse Mortgage With Stonebridge Mortgage

    Reverse Mortgage With Stonebridge Mortgage

    When making important decisions about your mortgage and loans, information is paramount. At Stonebridge Mortgage we are dedicated to finding you the best mortgage option for you. We treat you like we would our own family so you can feel confident in your decision. Reverse Mortgages can be tricky. If you are looking into getting a reverse […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Colonial Style

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Colonial Style

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Greek Revival

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Greek Revival

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Georgian

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Georgian

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Cape Cod

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Cape Cod

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Tudor

    Learning The Different Styles Of Homes: Tudor

    Buying a home is an exciting endeavor, but there is a fair amount of vocabulary that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you driven down a neighborhood and pointed to a house that you liked but didn’t know what the style was called? Wonder no more! Here is an overview of the […]Read More »
  • Surviving The Winter Storm In Your Home

    Surviving The Winter Storm In Your Home

    It is cold outside, and it’s going to get colder! Is your home prepared for the next winter storm? With more snow and ice expected it could be dangerous for you and around your home. Some simple tips, like keeping your faucet on a slow drip to keep from freezing in your pipes can prevent […]Read More »
  • Tips For Buying A Home In The Winter

    Tips For Buying A Home In The Winter

    When buying your new home, timing is everything. While the cold weather might keep you from thinking of buying a home, winter is actually a good time to look at buying a home. Here are a few reasons why you should think about buying a home during winter. Buyers Here’s the reality for home buyers in […]Read More »
  • Resolutions To Keep If You Are Selling Your House This Year

    Resolutions To Keep If You Are Selling Your House This Year

    Happy New Year! What are your resolutions this year? If your goal is to sell your house there are a few resolutions you should add to help you with your goal. Here are a few suggestions. KEEP CLUTTER FROM CREEPING IN No one wants to buy your clutter, or try to determine what the house […]Read More »
  • Real Estate Loans At Stonebridge Mortgage

    Real Estate Loans At Stonebridge Mortgage

    If you are in need of a real estate loan Stonebridge Mortgage is here to help you. We are dedicated to making sure you can finance the home or business of your dreams while still making sure are in a loan that you can handle. We treat you like we would treat our family.  Real […]Read More »
  • Last Minute Christmas Tips

    Last Minute Christmas Tips

    Christmas is just around the corner! With all the presents waiting under the tree, the excitement must be palatable in your home. Is your home prepared for all the extra food and company? Here are a few last minute preparation tips for your Christmas celebration. TRANSFORM YOUR FURNITURE Giving tired outdoor furniture a hose down, tying […]Read More »
  • Tips For Keeping Your Home Safe For The Holidays

    Tips For Keeping Your Home Safe For The Holidays

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But it can also be very dangerous for your home. With deliveries getting stolen off of porches, or people leaving their homes to visit family for the holidays are a major target for thieves. Keep you home safe this holiday season with these tips. Always plan in […]Read More »
  • Reverse Mortgages With Stonebridge Mortgage

    Reverse Mortgages With Stonebridge Mortgage

    At Stonebridge Mortgage we are dedicated to finding you the best mortgage option for you. We treat you like we would our own family so you can feel confident in your decision. Reverse Mortgages can be tricky. If you are looking into getting a reverse mortgage come on into Stonebridge Mortgage. Each person’s situation is unique, and […]Read More »
  • Tips For Selling Your House In Winter

    Tips For Selling Your House In Winter

    Selling your home may seem like an uphill climb -through the snow no less- but by avoiding some common mistakes you can greatly increase your chances. Here are a few tips to help reduce the stress of trying to sell in the winter time and get you back to enjoying the holiday season! • Make […]Read More »
  • Loan Officers With Stonebridge Mortgage

    Loan Officers With Stonebridge Mortgage

    Stonebridge Mortgage is dedicated to making sure you have all the knowledge you need when choosing a loan and integrity is the thread that runs through everything we do. We look for the perfect match between lenders and customers. Our Loan Officers care about you, and at Stonebridge, we treat you like family. You can […]Read More »
  • Space Heater Safety Tips For Your Home

    Space Heater Safety Tips For Your Home

    Winter is here and if you do not have central heating in your home a space heater may be your only option. But they can be quite hazardous if the proper steps for safety are not taken. Here are a few safety tips for space heaters in your home. When buying a new space heater, make […]Read More »
  • Mortgage Broker From Stonebridge

    Mortgage Broker From Stonebridge

    At Stonebridge Mortgage we want to make sure you feel like you are being taken care of. Financing a home is a huge step and you should be able to trust in your mortgage broker. That’s why you should come to Stonebridge, where we will make you feel like family. Getting Started with a Mortgage […]Read More »
  • Advantages Of Buying A Home During The Holidays

    Advantages Of Buying A Home During The Holidays

    When buying your new home, timing is everything. With all the Christmas shopping you have planned buying a house might not be the first thing that comes to mind but buying a home during the holidays does have it’s advantages. Here are a few reasons why you should think about buying a home during the […]Read More »
  • Let Stonebridge Mortgage Finance Your Business

    Let Stonebridge Mortgage Finance Your Business

    Starting your own business is a big exciting step forward in life. Make sure you start off on the right foot. Having a secure financial situation is incredibly important when just starting, or even when you are expanding. At Stonebridge we want to help you realize your business goals. At Stonebridge, we can help you finance your […]Read More »
  • Tips For Your Home When Traveling This Holiday

    Tips For Your Home When Traveling This Holiday

    Are you traveling this holiday? Leaving an empty house for a while can lead to a bit of anxiety. From home security, to the general well-being of the house, there can be a lot to think about. Here are a few tips for keeping your home in shape while you are gone this holiday season! […]Read More »
  • Get A Real Estate Loan With Stonebridge Mortgage!

    Get A Real Estate Loan With Stonebridge Mortgage!

    If you need a real estate loan Stonebridge Mortgage is here to help. At Stonebridge Mortgage Group, Inc we take the time to gather all the necessary financial information. It is important that we have the full picture, so we can get you the full picture. From our family to yours, we will make sure […]Read More »
  • Home Tips For Preparing For The Holidays

    Home Tips For Preparing For The Holidays

    Tis the season for big gatherings and large meals! Is your home prepped and ready for the winter months? There are a few small home renovations that can often get left behind but keeping up on them can lead to a healthy home and happier guests! Get ready to repair broken decorations and household items. The […]Read More »
  • Selling Your Home During The Holidays

    Selling Your Home During The Holidays

    The holidays are a wonderful time! Beautiful colors and warm drinks and many chances to get together with family and friends for food and fun! Selling your home during the holidays, however, can be a bit of a stress. Go easy on yourself this holiday season and check out these tips to make this process […]Read More »
  • Get A Reverse Mortgage With Stonebridge

    Get A Reverse Mortgage With Stonebridge

    At Stonebridge Mortgage we are dedicated to finding you the best mortgage for you. We treat you like we would our own family so you can feel confident in your decision. Reverse Mortgages can be tricky. If you are looking into getting a reverse mortgage come on into Stonebridge Mortgage. We treat you like family, and we […]Read More »
  • Checklist Of Fall Maintenance For Your Home

    Checklist Of Fall Maintenance For Your Home

    Fall is here which means you might have to do some maintenance around you home to keep it in tip-top shape. With the rainy months here and colder ones on the way you will have to take care of some things in and around your home so you are ready! Here is a checklist of things […]Read More »
  • Loan Officer’s From Stonebridge Mortgage

    Loan Officer’s From Stonebridge Mortgage

    Stonebridge Mortgage is dedicated to making sure you have all the knowledge you need when choosing a loan. Our Loan Officers care about you, and at Stonebridge, we treat you like family. You can feel comforted in knowing we will take care f you making sure you have the information you need. Commercial and Consumer […]Read More »
  • Home Improvements To Do In the Colder Months

    Home Improvements To Do In the Colder Months

    Home improvements are not solely allotted for warmer months! In fact, there are a few things you can improve in your home that are easier and cheaper to do in the colder months of fall and winter. Here are a few things you can do to improve your home in preparation for winter. Get an […]Read More »
  • What To Look For In A Home Security System

    What To Look For In A Home Security System

    Having your home broken into is a terrifying experience and the nightmare of homeowners. Security systems definitely help but trying to decide what to look for in a system can be tricky. Here are a few guidelines and things to note when looking for a security system for your home. Cost For many people, the price of […]Read More »
  • Find A Mortgage Broker At Stonebridge Mortgage

    Find A Mortgage Broker At Stonebridge Mortgage

    At Stonebridge Mortgage we want to make sure you feel like you are being taken care of. Financing a home is a huge step and you should be able to trust in your mortgage broker. That’s why you should come to Stonebridge, where we will make you feel like family. Mortgage Broker Gresham, OR Financing […]Read More »
  • Last Minute Halloween Decorations

    Last Minute Halloween Decorations

    Halloween is a seriously fun time of year. All the dressed up kids racing house to house for free candy, and the fun alive feeling in the air, despite all the skeletons. Did you forget to decorate for Halloween? Not to worry there is still time to spookify your home! Here are a few decorations that you […]Read More »
  • Tips On Improving Home Security

    Tips On Improving Home Security

    A homeowners worst nightmare is a break in. It makes you feel unsafe and violated. While the odds of it happen ae relatively low it is always good to be prepared and try to prevent the break in from ever happening. Here are some tips to increase your home’s security.  IMPROVE HOME SECURITY Install top […]Read More »
  • Finance You Commercial Business With Stonebridge

    Finance You Commercial Business With Stonebridge

    Starting your own business is a big step forward in life. Make sure you start off on the right foot. Having a secure financial situation is incredibly important when just starting, or even when you are expanding. At Stonebridge, we can help you finance your business, big or small because we have serviced a variety of businesses.  […]Read More »
  • Wells Fargo May Face Criminal Charges

    Wells Fargo May Face Criminal Charges

    Wells Fargo has come under scrutiny after allegations that they opened millions of unauthorized bank accounts and credit cards under customers names. The state of California has put them in a criminal investigation after they seized records of the company’s dealings via a search warrant.  The California Attorney General’s Office has launched a criminal investigation into […]Read More »
  • Finance Tips For New Home Owners

    Finance Tips For New Home Owners

    Buying your first house is a huge milestone in your life. It’s normal that some things will change after such a big purchase in your life. Here are some financial tips that first time home owners might overlook. 1. Create a new budget Given that your monthly mortgage payment is bound to differ from your […]Read More »
  • Let Stonebridge Help With Your Next Real Estate Loan

    Let Stonebridge Help With Your Next Real Estate Loan

    If you need a real estate loan Stonebridge Mortgage is here to help. From our family to yours, we will make sure that we find you a loan that suits your needs and abilities. Finding the home of your dreams shouldn’t feel like a chore. Stay Safe with Lenders You can Trust We only work […]Read More »
  • Keep Your Spooky Home Safe This Halloween

    Keep Your Spooky Home Safe This Halloween

    Halloween is a seriously fun time of year. All the dressed up kids racing house to house for free candy, getting into minor (or major) decoration contests with the neighbors, and the fun alive feeling in the air, despite all the skeletons. But with that much activity around your home, taking precautions to keep you and your […]Read More »
  • Costso To Pay Big Settlement For Selling Fake Tiffany Rings

    Costso To Pay Big Settlement For Selling Fake Tiffany Rings

    Costco now has to pay Tiffany & Co. $8.25 Million in damages for selling fake Tiffany rings. In a lawsuit that started Valentines Day 2013, the big jeweler sued Costco for selling rings under their name. Tiffany says it was protecting its’ brand, while Costco defended itself stating that “tiffany” is a general term for […]Read More »
  • Tips For Selling your House In Autumn

    Tips For Selling your House In Autumn

    October is finally here! Break out the apple cider and ready the pumpkins! If you are selling your house don’t forget to take care of these chores to make your house more appealing to those buying in the colder months. WINDOWS Clean the frames whether they’re wood, plastic or stone. Gunk builds up, no matter […]Read More »
  • Residential Mortgage With Stonebridge

    Residential Mortgage With Stonebridge

    If you need any residential mortgage service Stonebridge is here to help! Our family is dedicated to making sure yours is secure with their loan, and we won’t put you in any loan we wouldn’t put our family in. We offer a variety of mortgage services to fit your needs. Real Estate Loan Whether you […]Read More »
  • 5 Myths About Home Buying

    5 Myths About Home Buying

    Buying your first house is equally exciting and complicated. Many people may have some misconceptions and myths about buying a house. Here are a few myths about buying a home, debunked. You need massive savings to buy a home. Chances are, you probably think you have to produce a significant amount of cash to buy […]Read More »
  • Tips To Stop Drafts And Save Energy In Your Home

    Tips To Stop Drafts And Save Energy In Your Home

    With fall here, cold weather is just around the corner. You wouldn’t leave your window open all day but some installations in your home leave the equivalent. Here are some areas that might be causing drafts in your home, and how to fix them so you can save money. Attic stairs When attic stairs are […]Read More »
  • Loan Officers At Stonebridge Mortgage

    Loan Officers At Stonebridge Mortgage

    Stonebridge Mortgage is a name you can trust to help you with your financing needs. We believe in open communication so that we can make the process as painless and simple as possible. Finding the home of your dreams should be a joy, not a chore.  Getting Started with a Mortgage Broker After coming to […]Read More »
  • What To Let Slide And What to Update When Listing Your Home

    What To Let Slide And What to Update When Listing Your Home

    When listing your home to sell, it can be confusing to know what the most cost effective things in your home to update and which to let go, so you can sell your home quickly. Each home varies so these are simply a few suggestions to what would be the smoothest options to make your sale as […]Read More »
  • Reverse Mortgage At Stonebridge

    Reverse Mortgage At Stonebridge

    If you are looking into getting a reverse mortgage come on into Stonebridge Mortgage. We treat you like family, and we will give you the information you need to make the decision that’s right for you. Reverse Mortgage Options Each person’s situation is unique, so we are careful to gather all the pertinent information. We want […]Read More »
  • Curb Appeal Helps Sell Your Home Faster

    Curb Appeal Helps Sell Your Home Faster

    First impressions matter. When you are selling your home, having good curb appeal is incredibly important. People have to imagine themselves walking into your house for years. Here are a few tips for great curb appeal. Landscaping Throughout the selling process, consistently mow the lawn, prune bushes and maintain plants. Regularly water the grass, edge the […]Read More »
  • 4 Investments You Should Make Before Selling Your House

    4 Investments You Should Make Before Selling Your House

    When selling your house, you want it to look it’s very best, so you can get the best price for it. Sometimes that means spending money of renovations. These can turn into investments and lead to a high selling price. Here are 4 investments you should look into when selling your home. FLOORING Just because we […]Read More »
  • Stonebridge Mortgage For Commercial Financing

    Stonebridge Mortgage For Commercial Financing

    Starting your own business is a big step forward in life. Make sure you start off on the right foot. At Stonebridge, we can help you finance your business, big or small, because we have serviced a variety of businesses. A sample of the commercial businesses we can finance: animal clinics assisted living facilities charter […]Read More »
  • Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Short Sale

    Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Short Sale

    Buying a short sale comes with its share of risks that can be rewarding, like the home of your dreams at a very reasonable cost. However many home buyers make these 5 mistakes that can cost them a large amount of money. Make sure you are prepared when buying a short sale.   1. Ignoring […]Read More »
  • 4 Tips For Property Buying

    4 Tips For Property Buying

    Buying property can be a tricky process and is a big decision. If you are looking into buying property these 4 tips and tricks should help you out and give you a good place to start. Stay Within Your Budget – Don’t make impulse decisions One mistake many potential property owners make is signing a […]Read More »
  • Real Estate Loans From Stonebridge Mortgage

    Real Estate Loans From Stonebridge Mortgage

      If you need a real estate loan Stonebridge Mortgage is here to help. From our family to yours, we will make sure that we find you a loan that suits your needs and abilities. Stay Safe with Lenders You can Trust We only work with reputable lenders, carefully avoiding anything with the slightest hint […]Read More »
  • Good Photo’s Really Help Sell Your Home

    Good Photo’s Really Help Sell Your Home

    Selling your house is a tricky procedure. Attracting buyers to your home is important and using attractive pictures is an important step. Pictures of your home are often potential buyers first impression so hiring a professional photographer may be in your best interest for selling your house.  Here’s what he does think sells homes: professional photography. […]Read More »
  • An Old Plot Survey Could Stop A Sale

    An Old Plot Survey Could Stop A Sale

    It’s important to have everything ready when you are looking to sell, so out plot survey on the list. Having an old plot survey of your home could hinder or even stop a sale. While you know nothing has changed on your lot, that piece of paper proves it to the buyer.  While you say that […]Read More »
  • Mortgage Broker From Stonebridge Mortgage

    Mortgage Broker From Stonebridge Mortgage

    If you need a mortgage broker let Stonebridge Mortgage find you the right one. We know how important this process is for you so you can be secure in knowing that we will make sure this process is as stress-free as possible. Getting Started with a Mortgage Broker After coming to a range you are […]Read More »
  • More American’s Are Buying Smaller Houses

    More American’s Are Buying Smaller Houses

    American’s are buying smaller houses; an uncommon post-recession behavior. Typically after a recession, it turns into a buyers market, and wealthier buys buy larger homes for less money. However, this has not been the case. That’s a trend reversal from the typically increasing post-recession home size. That increase was fueled by home loan lending scarcity and […]Read More »
  • How Pokemon Go Technology Is Helping Businesses

    How Pokemon Go Technology Is Helping Businesses

    There is no denying it: The future is here. People are walking around communicating with people across the country and catching animated creatures that appear in real world places on computers that fit in their pockets. But how will the leap in technology impact how people view and work in their jobs? For some, that is […]Read More »
  • Residential Mortgage Services With Stonebridge

    Residential Mortgage Services With Stonebridge

    If you need any residential mortgage service Stonebridge is here to help! Our family is dedicated to making sure yours is secure with their loan, and we won’t put you in any loan we wouldn’t put our family in. We offer a variety of mortgage services to fit your needs. Real Estate Loan Whether you […]Read More »
  • Volkswagen May Face Criminal Charges

    Volkswagen May Face Criminal Charges

    After the U.S. Justice Department found evidence of criminal wrongdoing within the company, Volkswagen and prosecutors began negotiating a deal that could lead to significant financial losses. Last year Volkswagen already agreed to pay $15 billion to regulators and consumers, so another big loss to the company could spell bad news although the Justice Department has […]Read More »
  • For Many Millennials Home Ownership May Not Be Possible

    For Many Millennials Home Ownership May Not Be Possible

    It has been no secret to anyone that Millennials have not been as active in the housing market as the generations before them. Many people have assumed that this was because of the increasing amount of debt that they are being saddled with by student loans but the reality is actually a much bigger problem of low wages […]Read More »