Stylish, spacious, exclusive Vancouver home boasts lake views & designer details

This recently built Vancouver property in the Bella Ridge community is a must-see for families looking for a perfect blend of style and space. With six bedrooms, four bathrooms, a four-stall garage, and more than 5,600 square feet, the home overlooks Vancouver Lake and other stunning surroundings. It’s located in a gated cul-de-sac, offering both security and exclusivity in this prestigious neighborhood. The stone and wood arched entry is just one of the remarkable architectural details in this superb home.... Read More

Know your way around the kitchen to plan a perfect one

The kitchen is the heart of the home, where family and friends gather to share special meals and everyday moments. It’s also the room home shoppers often look forward to most in each property they tour. If a house checks every box but the kitchen, include it during negotiations, then upgrade or renovate what doesn’t work post-sale. Sellers of great houses with lackluster kitchens may consider tackling the project before listing to ensure their home gets the attention it deserves.... Read More

Brasada Ranch cabin blends the best of rugged, upscale living

Find rustic luxury in this exceptional home away from home in Powell Butte, Oregon. The 1,500-square-foot cabin is located at Brasada Ranch. Owners have access to exclusive community amenities and endless activities in this Central Oregon paradise. Ideal for small-scale entertaining or relaxing after a day enjoying the outdoors, this home boasts majestic Cascade Mountain views and wild — yet tranquil —desert scenery. The home includes everything active vacationers or retirees need to enjoy the Bend area’s fun, rugged lifestyle.... Read More

With high-end woodwork & marble, Vancouver home a gem

Come home to a house where even the laundry room feels elegant. This dazzling Vancouver home, located in the desirable Rivercrest Estates neighborhood, is adorned with marble flooring, mahogany woodwork, tray ceilings and abundant natural light. Lived in by just one owner since it was built in 1993, the four-bedroom home is equally grand and intimate with expert craftsmanship around every corner. Just inside the 9-foot carved mahogany double doors, the impressive entry sets the tone for the home with... Read More

Spacious Vancouver home on green belt lot offers lush, secluded living

Tucked inside the private Vancouver pocket neighborhood of Hammann Farm, this sprawling three-story home is a blank canvas that will come alive with your family’s personal touch. With 6,600 square feet, five bedrooms and four bathrooms, it’s the perfect property for a home office, large parties, studio or fitness space, guests and more. The lush green belt lot’s natural landscaping and water feature blend into the woods, giving the house and its outdoor areas secluded beauty. Towering ceilings, gleaming tile... Read More

Want to sell fast? Staging will get your home looking its best for buyers

Experienced, design-driven RE/MAX broker Terrie Cox says there's nothing like professional staging to prepare a home to go on the market. These interior designers are in tune with modern décor trends, as well as what buyers want in their next home. One thing they definitely don’t want? Too much personal touch. Buyers need to visualize what their lives would look like in a different home. Old furniture, family photos and other details from the current owners can be distracting. “When... Read More

Choosing between real estate in Oregon & Washington? Consider the taxes

Homebuyers relocating to the Portland-Vancouver region have the flexibility of choosing a home in either Oregon or Washington. The two cities and their outlying areas each boast beautiful neighborhoods, upscale shopping and dining districts, high-performing schools and world-class events. Living in Washington, however, has one benefit Oregon can’t match: no income tax. Though Washingtonians pay sales tax while Oregonians do not, they’re keeping more of their annual income — to the tune of nearly 10 percent — by living in... Read More

Neighborhood Guide to Living in Vancouver, Washington

A relocation to Vancouver, Washington is a great move for anyone looking for the best of all worlds. Situated next to the Portland metro area for convenience to big-city amenities, Vancouver is perched on the north banks of the scenic Columbia River. Vancouver manages to strike the perfect balance between friendly neighborhoods, downtown services, and outdoor escapes. No State Income Tax Washington is one of the few states that has no state income tax. What’s more, in neighboring Oregon there’s… Read More

The Differences Between Moving for Work and Moving for Fun

Packing up to move to a different city is a major decision. Putting down roots in a new city can be a terrifying, invigorating, stressful or even a therapeutic experience. However, there is a difference between moving for work and moving for fun. Here are some tips to help you in your relocation process. Moving for Work Compared to moving for fun, job relocation is often considered practical. However, there are still some things to consider before leaving. You should… Read More

Five Tips and Tricks to Get the Best Price For Your Home

Staging your home for sale is an important but often-overlooked part of the listing process. Not only can an accurate staging sell your home more quickly, but homes that have been designed so the buyer can picture themselves living in the property can earn you up to 10 percent above the listing price. Here are home staging tips and tricks to keep in mind before placing your home on the market. 1. Remove Personal Items Your cherished photos and mementos… Read More