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Benefits of the Property Tax Exemption Program

The property tax exemption program benefits you in two ways. First, it reduces the amount of property taxes you are responsible for paying. You will not pay excess levies or Part 2 of the state school levy. In addition, depending on your income, you may not need to pay a portion of the regular levies. Second, it freezes the taxable value of the residence the first year you qualify. This means that the levies you pay will be based on… Read More

Creating a Timeless and Beautiful Look for Your Kitchen

How to Create a Beautiful and Timeless Look for Your Kitchen Creating a timeless kitchen is simple when you adhere to the best design principles out there. Ensuring that you have a kitchen that is both beautiful and able to withstand the changes in interior design trends is important for both function and finance. Take a look at the different ways to style your kitchen from top to bottom.    1. Neutral Colors   Even though orange accents are popular… Read More

What It Means When Prices Keep Rising

If you’re in search of a new luxury home, you’ve probably noticed the increased prices in the housing market. You may be wondering why these prices have increased so sharply and what the rising prices mean for you and your family. World Ranked Broker, Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group has years of experience buying and selling luxury homes in Washington and Oregon and shares insights on the effects of the increased housing prices. Why Have Prices Increased? The main reason… Read More

Getting Full Price Offers Quickly in Oregon and Washington

From a narrow buyer pool to pricing specialized amenities, sellers in the luxury home market encounter unique challenges that those in traditional markets don’t normally have to navigate. If your home is currently on the market, you might feel like you have to choose between getting the full value and selling it as fast as possible. Fortunately, it’s possible to accomplish both with the guidance of World-Ranked Broker Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group. Here’s a closer look at some important… Read More

Staging Your Home Step-by-Step

As you prepare to sell your luxury home, staging must be a top priority. Staging your home is an extremely effective way to sway buyers and stand out from other listings. To help make home staging simple, Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group shares can’t-miss tips drawn from her decades of experience in staging luxury homes for clients throughout Washington and Oregon. Consult with Your Broker Staging can be overwhelming – many homeowners aren’t sure where to start. Working with an… Read More

Home Improvements that Increase the Value of Your Home

Selling your home in Washington or Oregon? You probably already have a to-do list a mile long, but when it comes to home improvements for value enhancement, it can be tough to know what you should prioritize. If you’re planning a home renovation before you list, follow these tips from Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group to get the most return-on-investment (ROI) when it’s time to sell. Add or Remodel a Bathroom Updating a bathroom has the potential for great ROI…. Read More

Determining the Market Value of Your Luxury Home in Oregon and Washington

If you’re thinking of selling your home, one of the very first steps is to establish its value. Of course, you know what you paid for it, and you probably have a good idea of the amount of value you’ve added during your ownership. However, just knowing what you paid and what you think the property is worth doesn’t mean that’s what a buyer will pay. Things are complicated even further when you’re selling in a luxury market since luxury… Read More

Why Professional Home Staging is Key

The luxury housing market is competitive, and nearly every property listed offers spacious floor plans, striking details, and high-end features. If you’re struggling to make your home stand out, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there’s a simple answer to this challenge: staging. Professional home staging can help generate more interest in your listing and deliver the motivated buyers you’re seeking. If you’re wondering if professional home staging is worth it, Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group explains why you can’t ignore this… Read More

Get Smart about Smart Homes

There are so many smart home gadgets on the market these days. You can plug in these devices around your home to play your music and turn your lamps on and off, all by voice command. But a Smart Home is more than a house full of gadgets. For a home to qualify as a “Smart Home,” all the devices must be seamless, integrated, and work together as well as be controlled by voice and remotely with your phone. What… Read More

Recreate Responsibly: Tips for Hiking and Nature Walks

This year we welcomed the arrival of spring on March 20. As spring arrives many of us can’t wait to crawl out of our winter hibernation and stretch our legs in the Great Outdoors. Spring is probably the best season in this part of the country because that’s when everything becomes lush and green again. As the ground warms and begins sending up shoots for the early season blossoms, we watch for that first sunny spring day to get outside…. Read More