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 Do For Sale by Owners Get Sabotaged Here? The kids were mostly launched, and the large house just didn't make much sense anymore. With an eye towards retirement, the client said it's time to downsize. Time to sell their existing Hillsboro home and move into a smaller, single-level home nearby. D...
 South Hillsboro New Home Community After more than two decades of planning, new home sites are now under construction in the South Hillsboro community. More than 8,000 homes are to be built over the next several years, providing much-needed housing inventory. Over $120mil is slated for infrastru...
  6 Ways to Catch Up When Behind on Your MortgageMany Oregon homeowners are having trouble keeping current with their mortgage. According to CoreLogic, a national financial services firm, about 1 out of every 20 American homeowners are behind on mortgage payments.  When a homeowner needs help, th...
  Hillsboro Oregon Farmers Market 2019  Hillsboro boasts one of the longest running farmers markets in the Pacific Northwest, originating downtown in 1981. Featuring local food, garden products, music, arts and crafts, and a variety of vendors. Events are held on four separate days and locations ...
 Eye on PortlandWhat to do in Portland this July 2018 - 1st thru 15th 1) Portland Spirit - Downtown Brunch Cruise        photo courtesy of Portland SpiritWhen: Sundays, boarding at 11:30, cruising 12:00 'til 2:00pm.Where: Directions and parking info on their site for boarding.Tickets and addition...
What to do in Portland this April 2018 1) Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest          photograph courtesy of Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest When: April 1st thru 30th, 2018 - 9am 'til 6pm dailyWhere: Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm - 33814 S Meridian Rd, Woodburn OR 97071Tickets and additional info available online HERE 2) Wi...
 Coming Soon...Home for Sale in Sherwood, Oregon Nestled on a lush lot in the Woodhaven community of Sherwood, located close to schools, walking trails, and parks. Experience the dramatic entry with soaring cathedral ceilings. Contemporary floor plan offers light-filled kitchen open to the family...
       Portland Dining Month...Where to Eat In PortlandMarch 1 - 31, 2018          Photograph courtesy ©Travel Portland Chefs across Portland are preparing their menus for this year's offering of three courses for $33.00. From Andina to Zeus, discover what some of Portland's best eateries are fea...
 New Listing in Murrayhill - 11160 SW Chickadee Ter, Beaverton OR  New view listing in Murrayhill with remodeled kitchen featuring slab granite throughout. Open to family room with dramatic high ceiling and fireplace. Light and bright with views to the West Hills and Mt Hood. Lives like a single ...
Coming Soon in Murrayhill - 11160 SW Chickadee Ter, Beaverton OR 4 bedrooms with main floor master, 2.5 baths, 2,579 sqft.   Located in the sought-after Murrayhill community. Sweeping Cascade views from multiple rooms. Single-level living with master suite (plus 2nd bedroom/office/den and bath) o...

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