Milwaukie, OR Real Estate News

By David Peterson, Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon
(Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging)
As I've blogged about before, home staging isn't only for properties that are being sold.  Staging works for all types of properties.  We've had a 2 bedroom model unit staged at a large apartment complex marketed to the 55+ demographic.  All the units have been rented and we were asked to move our staging to a 3 bedroom unit.  They had been unsuccessful in renting this newly remodeled vacant unit for 7 months.  Last Saturday we moved our staging out of the 2 bedroom model and did a new staging design for the 3 bedroom unit.  We used most of the furnishings that were in the 2 bedroom model, and enhanced the design with some additional pieces.  The unit rented on Sunday.  That is only one day after staging!  And the apartment had been vacant for 7 months without an offer. Don't be fooled ...
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By Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"
(Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR)
This Milwaukie Oregon home is SOLD after staging for the Target Buyer ~ Here are photos ... This beautiful home was built in 2004 and sold quickly in just one month!
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By David Peterson, Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon
(Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging)
Synergy Staging was recently asked to stage a model unit in an apartment complex that is targeted for the 55 + community.  This was a new opportunity for us as we haven't staged specifically for this market before.  I remember reading a great blog by Michelle Minch about this demographic and was happy to have a chance to work on this project. This building is actually part of a very large apartment complex.  They are in the process of remodeling the units as tenants move out.  The workmanship is beautiful with granite countertops, new cabinets, crown molding, fixtures, appliances, etc.   They wanted us to stage the unit they will use as the model so the other units can be rented as they are completed. Here are some pictures of the before and after results.        The Management company ...
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By Jeremy Riddle
(Pillar to Post )
 FURNACE EFFICIENCY, SAFETY & MAINTENANCE  Furnaces in homes throughout the Northwest are cranking up for a long winter season. It is especially important to have furnaces inspected and maintained to ensure that they run efficiently and safely as we head into the colder months. SIMPLE WAYS TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCYHome heating can represent half of a typical home's winter utility expenses. Efficient operation can mean lower energy bills and a more comfortable home. For example, programmable thermostats can be used to automatically turn heat up or down at specified times, so that the temperature is lowered overnight or while no one is at home. Thermostats should be calibrated occasionally to avoid "off cycle" heat loss; a properly calibrated thermostat will result in more even heating betwee...
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