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June 19, 2010

5 Great Reasons to Buy a New Home Today!

Lately, it seems like all we hear about is how bad the economy has gotten, and how awful the housing market has become.  This is a tough time to sell a home. Bad news travels fast, as they say, and it sells a lot of ads for the media.  What ...

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June 15, 2010

Jane's Happy Client Stories

Selling your home in these crazy times can feel almost like winning the Lottery! We have some happy sellers here!!  Jake and Darla were worried about how long it would take for their home to sell in the slow market of 2010, but,  lo and behold, it sold for ...

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June 11, 2010

Top 5 Money-Making Home-Remodeling Tips

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For most of us, our home is probably one of the biggest investments we'll ever make. In the past, it was possible to sit back casually and watch our equity grow with ...

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April 28, 2010

Important Questions to Ask Your Lender

The mortgage loan process can seem intimidating, complex and confusing, so I thought I might take this opportunity to share some good questions to discuss with your lender when applying for a home loan. Just print this page and take it with you when you meet your mortgage professional!

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April 20, 2010

Villebois Featured in Ultimate Open House Tour

This weekend marked the annual Ultimate Open House and New Home Tour, hosted by the Home Builders Association.  The tour, designed to kick-start the buying season,  featured homes across the Portland metro area, including several in the Villebois community of  Wilsonville.

"The Ultimate Open House is the best new home ...

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April 2, 2010

Agent Spotlight: Rich Peralta


Some background on Rich Peralta:

Exuberant father, eXp Realty agent and big fan of life in Portland.

I've prepared some quick details to help you decide whether to read further. After all, the point of the bio page is to help you, the consumer, interview me without all the ...
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March 17, 2010

Green City, USA - Portland ranked #1

As far as Green Cities go, Portland is ranked #1 according to a study conducted by the Business Courier of Cincinnati.  Their study was took 43 major metro areas and ranked them using the ACBJ "Green City Index.    Covering 20 categories of a city’s “greenness,” looking at everything ...

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March 16, 2010

5 Important Facts About Portland Short Sales

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It can be awfully tempting to get excited by the draw of a great deal. There are certainly enough people out there these days going on and on about them, especially in the real estate ...

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March 1, 2010

Wilsonville's Villebois Village Center Grows

I have been excited to watch the development of the Villebois community.  The following is an excerpt from a recent press release from the developers, Costa Pacific Communities.

"Costa Pacific Communities recently began construction on the Village Center in its award-winning master-planned community, Villebois, in Wilsonville, Ore."

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Feb. 16, 2010

Spring is Coming to Wilsonville!

Wow, time is really flying by.   I just looked up and realized it was February,  my favorite month.   My hometown, Wilsonville, is busy preparing for Spring and all of the wonderful activities it brings. On the Willamette river, boats are going into the water at Wilsonville docks.   Charbonneau and  ...

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