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

What to Consider When You’re Downsizing

It’s a question on the mind of many homeowners – at what age should they think about downsizing financially? Whether the house has become too much work or the kids have moved out, there are many factors that go into this decision, and there’s no one-size-fits-all answer, either. “Let’s face it – we all have a different mindset financially at age 40, 50, 60, 70, and over. We don’t want to give up our lifestyle or home, and we don’t… Read More

What Does a Real Estate Agent Do For You?

For many home buyers and sellers, navigating the complexities of the real estate landscape can be tricky. Luckily, a trusted real estate agent can lead the way — someone with vast experiences like Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group. Specializing in luxury real estate, relocations, and waterfront living, Cox serves residents throughout Portland, Oregon, and Southwest Washington with their best interests at heart. She discusses how experience is key in real estate and the importance of finding someone who’s truly 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


Don’t know how to entertain your kids over the weekend?   Create a family bucket list! It gives families a chance to get excited about adventures that are big and small while creating great memories that last a lifetime.  Spending time doing fun family activities can be one of life’s greatest joys. Below are just a few ideas for daily fun and upcoming events to take your kids to! 1. Vancouver Community Library Yes!  They often have events for kids, including… 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

When is the Best Time to Sell Your House?

Factors to Consider Understanding the seasonal trends in the real estate market is an important step in determining the best time to sell your home. But, the decision to move is often a personal one. First, you have your own family’s needs to consider. You may want to time your move to coincide with the end of the school year, for which selling in the spring or summer makes sense. You should also take the local real-estate market into account… Read More

Transforming Unused Space

Re/Max Equity Group: Terrie Cox Transforming Unused Space: What Makes Your Home Stand Out? Choosing the right broker can be challenging, and it can make all the difference for your home buying or selling experience. Going with a world-ranked real estate broker is a pretty sure bet, but what if in addition to that your realtor has a keen eye for design and interior decoration? Terrie Cox is exactly that: one of the top-ranking brokers in the world with expertise… 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