Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: December, 2019

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When Am I Ready for a Home Addition?A home addition can be a fun project to take on for Gulch homeowners who need the extra space (and a change of pace). The promise of an extra bathroom, bedroom, or story can feel like a literal dream come true. But before taking on the work, there are a few things to consider before calling a contractor or taking a sledgehammer to the nearest wall.

Look Around the Home

Space in a home has a tendency to be underutilized, either because it is inconvenient or largely forgotten. Is there an old utility closet that would make the perfect third bathroom? Can the garage be converted into a playroom? Can the attic be insulated and then turned into a guest bedroom? Can extra space in the hallway or under the stairs be turned into a small home office?…

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Everything to Know About Home Interest RatesAre you buying a Portland home sometime soon? If so, then you'll need to know about interest rates. Home interest rates can have a long-lasting effect on how much you have to pay on a monthly basis after purchasing your new home. The more you know about interest rates, the more informed you'll be as a consumer when the time comes to borrow money. Here's what you need to know about interest rates before buying a house.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage or home loan professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What Are Home Buying Interest Rates?

An interest rate is the percentage of the principal charged by the lender and passed on to the borrower as a fee for borrowing money. Interest…

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What You Need to Know Before Installing a DeckA new deck can bring immeasurable joy to residents during any season, but the complex installation process can make it difficult to get started. Here are a few tips for a smarter approach, so Green Hills homeowners can get to it.

Research the Zoning

The zoning restrictions of any given neighborhood may have a lot to say about the steps of a deck installation. Some areas may give their residents free rein, but others may require all work to be approved by city officials. Homeowners may also be required to hire approved professionals to put in their deck, and schedule regular inspections as the deck is being completed.

These rules are made to protect both private property and city infrastructure. If homeowners accidentally damage a pipe when…

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