11302 SW Meadowlark Lane
4,319 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms + bonus, 3 1/2 baths.
All Murrayhill amenities included!
Spectacular high ceilings for open living. Amazing gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and granite counter tops. Spacious yard with great decks for entertaining, covered hot tub, and workshop in crawlspace.
Call or text Brian at (503) 706-0554 to be the first in line!
Murrayhill Amenities Included!
10525 SW 161st Court
Coming soon in Murrayhill!
Includees all the Murrayhill amenities you love!
- Hot tub
- Tennis and basketball courts
- Party/ Rec room
- and more!
In the Southridge boundary, 2581 sq. ft. 4 bedrooms + bonus and loft. Gourmet kitchen with Granite counters and stainless steel appliances.
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15930 SW Petrel Lane
- 2634 sq. ft.
- 4 bedrooms (or 3+ bonus) and den
- 2 1/2 baths
- Gorgeous kitchen with gleaming hardwoods and granite counters
- Completely upgraded master bath
- New tile and fixtures throughout
- Fenced in yard with patio and greenhouse
- Sought after neighborhood and schools- Nancy Ryles, Highland Park, and Southridge!
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By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine
A home’s inviting outdoor space may be just enough to get a home buyer to fall in love. The American Society of Landscape Architects recently surveyed nearly 180 landscape architects asking them to rate the expected popularity for 2014 of a variety of residential outdoor elements.
Across all categories, respondents rated the following as “somewhat” or “very in-demand” for 2014: lighting, seating/dining areas; fire pits/fireplaces; grills; installed seating, such as benches, seatwalls, ledges, steps, and boulders.
“Home owners know that designed landscapes add value to their lives as well as their property values,” says Nancy Somerville, ASLA executive vice president and CEO. “They’re interested in livable, open spaces that are both stylish and earth friendly.”
Here’s a breakdown of how home owners are sprucing up their outdoor spaces, and some of the top trends that landscape architects pinpointed for 2014 in each category.
Top Outdoor Design Elements
1. Gardens and landscaped spaces
2. Outdoor living spaces (kitchens, entertainment spaces)
3. Outdoor recreation amenities (pools, spas, tennis courts)
4. Sustainable design practices
Top Outdoor Living Features
2. Seating/dining areas
3. Fire pits/fireplaces
Top Outdoor Recreation Amenities
1. Decorative water elements, such as ornamental pools, splash pools, waterfalls, grottos, water runnels, or bubblers
2. Spa features (hot tub, Jacuzzi, whirlpools, indoor/outdoor sauna)
3. Swimming pools
4. Sports/recreational spaces (tennis courts, bocce ball, etc.)
Top Landscape/Garden Elements
1. Low maintenance landscapes
2. Native plants
3. Fountains/ornamental water features
4. Food/vegetable gardens (including orchards/vineyards, etc.
Top Sustainable Design Elements
1. Native/adapted drought-tolerant plants
2. Drip/water-efficient irrigation
3. Permeable paving
4. Reduced lawn
Top Outdoor Structures
2. Fencing (includes gates)
Sure, sellers know potential buyers must be willing to invest much-needed TLC in their home after the purchase. The tough part is getting them to price their home properly, based on the true cost of necessary fixes.
You can help them be more realistic about repair costs by branding, printing, and hand-delivering a free article, How to Assess the Real Cost of a Fixer-Upper House, from the REALTOR® Content Resource. It’s one of five free articles now available in the March “Position Yourself to Be a Better Buyer” article package. Share all five today:
The REALTOR® Content Resource is brought to you by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. With it, you can download free homeownership content from HouseLogic to your marketing materials.
By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine
What’s trending in bathroom remodels? Houzz recently released its 2014 Winter Bathroom Trends Study showing the top bathroom remodel preferences of more than 7,500 home owners in the U.S. and Canada. The report shows that 60 percent of home owners are targeting the master bathroom for their bathroom remodels. The two main drivers for their remodels: To upgrade features and fixtures as well as to make space more functional.
Here are some of the growing trends that emerged from the Houzz report:
#1 Goodbye, bathtubs. The bathtub is starting to move out of the master bathroom. More than four in 10 – 43 percent – are forgoing a bathtub in the master bathroom, according to the report.
#2 Frameless glass is “in.” The majority of the home owners surveyed say they prefer glass shower enclosures and frameless glass. Glass block is “out,” according to the report.
#3 Let there be lots of light. Adding light was one of the top goal for home owners with their bathroom remodels, from adding windows to skylights to LED lights in the showerhead.
#4 Showing showerhead preferences. Rain and multiple showerheads are the clear choice for home owners under 45, while the 55-plus age group tends to prefer hand showers and sliding bars.
#5 Seeing white. White cabinets are the top choice in master bathrooms (with medium and dark wood coming in No. 2 and No. 3, respectively). Maple is the most common type of wood used, followed by cherry and oak.
#6 Silver bling. Silver-tone faucets remain the most popular, with brushed nickel topping the list. Polished chrome is also popular, while brushed bronze came in as the least popular choice for current bathroom remodels.
#7 Unique powder rooms. The powder room is getting more unique features than other bathrooms. Hardwood floors, wallpaper, pedestal sinks, and furniture-like cabinets are more commonly used in these spaces than in other bathrooms.
When sellers finish up their painting in preparation for sale, suggest one more tactic to improve their odds of a quick sale for maximum value. Lighten up!
Email them a free article, Matching Room Color and Lighting to Get the Effect You Desire, from the REALTOR® Content Resource. It’s one of five free articles now available in the February “Bright Ideas for Lighting Design” article package. Share all five today.
REALTOR® Content Resource is brought to you by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. With it, you can download free homeownership content from HouseLogic to your marketing materials.
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