3 Ways to Sweeten Your Offer

No matter how many times you’ve bought or sold property, each new endeavor comes with unique challenges. The market for home buying & selling in both Portland, OR and Southwest Washington is competitive. Knowing how to make a great offer can help you stand out among buyers who are motivated to close and sellers offering desirable properties. Top Broker Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group suggests three ways you can sweeten your offer as a buyer or a seller. Tips for… Read More

Time to celebrate: Terrie Cox is RE/MAX’s #5 ranked individual broker in the U.S., and #25 in the world!

A little bit of congratulations are in order. At the 2018 RE/MAX R4 convention in Las Vegas, Terrie Cox was honored as the #5-ranked individual RE/MAX residential broker in the U.S. The honor is a testament to the more than two decades of commitment and hard work that Terrie has invested in her brokerage, and in serving clients throughout the Portland-Vancouver area. With more than 115,000 agents, RE/MAX is the world’s most productive real estate network. Terrie’s top-five ranking is… Read More

Woodland Daylight Home with Spectacular Views

Take in the scenic views of the Pacific Northwest right in your own backyard with this custom daylight home at 111 S Luoma Road in Woodland, Washington. Offering an impeccable combination of upscale features and an exceptional location just minutes from shopping and Interstate 5, this Woodland Stunner has it all. A glance at this home’s stone and cement-siding-clad exterior reveals a sense of modern beauty that’s just as present throughout its interior. High ceilings and 8 ft. doors create… Read More

CONTEMPORARY COASTAL CHARMER IN CANNON BEACH

(188 Fernwood St., Cannon Beach, OR 97110) Just steps away from the scenic Cannon Beach shoreline is this stunning beach home – a place you and your family will be able to enjoy for a lifetime. With Tolovana State Park right across the street, and iconic Haystack Rock just a short walk away, you will be able to experience the one-of-a-kind natural wonders of the Oregon Coast without ever having to get in your car. Proximity to the ocean, an… Read More

CAN LUXURY HOMES ALSO BE ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOMES? YES, YES YES!

What’s your definition of luxury living? If you’re like most people, it probably includes having a spacious home with lots of room to relax, spread out and live your dreams. And, that spacious home probably includes some premium fixtures and comfort features, like high-end appliances, customizable climate control systems, expansive windows that bring the outdoors inside, and highly sought-after materials that add sleek, sophisticated finishes to every surface. But all of those desirable, luxurious features can come at a steep... Read More

ECO-ELEGANT, NATURE-INSPIRED HOME DEFINED BY ZEN AND SERENITY

This nature-inspired luxury home in Vancouver, Washington, is defined by zen and serenity. Its perfectly-landscaped gardens provide enjoyable open spaces without sacrificing privacy. From custom wood finishings throughout, to its three-season bloom garden, this home has it all! Designed with a front-facing façade that blends with the cozy neighborhood it’s nestled into, this 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home opens up inside to reveal the beautifully designed custom interior full of eco-elegant features. Large windows throughout the home provide an abundance of light;... Read More

MOUNTAIN-TOP LUXURY WITH STUNNING PORTLAND VIEWS

If stunning panoramic views of the city and endless sunsets are your idea of luxury living, this Happy Valley home may be what you’re looking for. Situated atop Mountain Crest Drive in Happy Valley, the traditional-style home offers many modern amenities and features that make it an exceptional property. Built in 2012, the home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 4,377 square-feet of living space. And that space is put to fabulous use. On the main level, an expansive open... Read More

Considering relocating to the Portland-Vancouver area? Here are five things you might want to know before choosing a home in our area.

1. Taxes are different While many aspects of our lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest are shared between Oregon and Washington, when it comes to taxes, there’s a huge difference between the two states. The main reason is because people who live and work in Washington pay no state income tax, whereas in Oregon, up to 9.9% of residents’ earnings go toward state income tax. The catch is that Washington has a sales tax, yet Oregon does not. This arrangement… Read More

To Make the Most of Outdoor Living, Today’s Luxury Homes Require a Fabulous Outdoor Kitchen

For most homeowners, the kitchen ends up being the part of the house where family members gather most frequently. Maybe it’s the call of hungry stomachs, or perhaps it’s just that cooking brings people together. Kitchens in today’s homes, particularly luxury homes, are equipped with not only the most technologically advanced appliances and amenities; they’re designed with gourmet cooking, gathering and entertaining in mind. Today’s luxury gourmet kitchens are more spacious than ever, offering expansive counter and storage space, along... Read More

Discover Wonderful Washougal, Washington

An important thing that I recommend to people who are considering relocating to the Portland-Vancouver area is to take time to explore the numerous small cities and communities that surround Portland and Vancouver. Each one offers very distinctive lifestyle qualities that make them unique and special. At the northeast edge of the metro area is the city of Washougal, in Washington’s Clark County. Located across the Columbia River from Portland and Gresham, Washougal is just a 10-15 minute drive from... Read More