Schmidt Brewery Lofts

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There has been a lot of speculation about the fate of the old Schmidt Brewery. Once a bustling brewery, employing over 400 workers, it has been sitting vacant since 2004. Council Member Dave Thune describes it as a “symbol of the Seventh Street community. We want to bring life and liveliness back into the neighborhood”. […]


Increase You Home Value With Bathroom Improvements

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Many home owners look for ways to add value to their homes through improvements. One of the best ways is to have a go at your bathrooms. The Almighty Bathroom Today’s bathrooms are wonderful. Showers that “rain” on you, warm air hydrotherapy bathtubs, sinks that look like water worn boulders. You can pamper yourself now […]


Location Location Coffee

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Many people think about schools, shopping centers and crime when they think about choosing the location of an investment property. They don’t always think about coffee. However, Sarah Gilbert, a blogger on bloggingstocks.com says that you might want to rethink this, due to her own successful experience with a Starbucks moving in close by. Upon […]


Relocation To Oregon Real Estate Benefits Of Forest Heights

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The Pacific Northwest — specifically Portland, Oregon — is renowned for pairing the convenience and luxury of urban life with the unmatched beauty of nearby parks and wilderness. Portland seems to be bursting with city parks, and Portland residents take great advantage of having a number of green areas right in their own backyards. The […]


Blogging Makes Real Estate Brokerage A Whole New Ball Game

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“Blogs are telling it like it is at the street level,” said Brad Inman of Inman News, a big real-estate news group. Inman said real-estate blogging began in the Bay vicinity, took hold in New York and has now dispersed across the country. For instance, blog posters might expose flaws at new developments or buildings […]


The Quest For A Perfect Apartment

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The search for the perfect apartment need not be an ordeal. If you go about the process systematically, then you will find the most convenient as well as perfect apartment. The first step is to jot down answers to practical aspects like how big should the apartment be. What size of rooms do I need […]


What Is My Home Worth

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What Is My Home Worth? Understanding the appraisal process and what drives home values. Written by John Tatman Retired Real Estate Appraiser Actually, there are two home values, the value to the homeowner and the value to the potential buyer. Unfortunately, both values are emotional and not facts based on market data.


Home Buying Tips

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Home buying is a big deal, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. People buy homes for many different reasons. Most buy for the sole purpose of living the American Dream, others use the home buying market as an investment tool, and some even use the margins inherent in real estate transactions as their daily […]


Buy The Most Expensive House In The Neighborhood

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When looking at homes, one is tempted to buy the best home in a neighborhood. Should you buy the most expensive home on the block? No. Think Long-Term Assume you fall in love with the masterpiece home in a particular neighborhood. It has everything you could dream of: black bottom pool, marble, an incredible kitchen, […]


Owning The Home That Just Won T Sell

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The real estate market is hopping and houses in your neighborhood are selling like hotcakes. You, however, are stuck owning the house that won’t sell. Owning The House That Won’t Sell We first need to get some common anxiety issues out of the way. There is no curse on your house. Real estate agents are […]


Owning The House That Won T Sell

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The real estate market is hopping and houses in your neighborhood are selling like hotcakes. You, however, are stuck owning the house that won’t sell. Owning The House That Won’t Sell We first need to get some common anxiety issues out of the way. There is no curse on your house. Real estate agents are […]


Bowling In Neighborhood Alleys

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Parents can get so absorbed in the tasks they do everyday that they fail to spend quality time with their kids. They turn to bowling in neighborhood alleys because this environment is low key and far away from the rush that is going on in the world just outside its doors. A bowling alley can […]


Siding With Your Neighbors

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House siding is a very important decision to be made when building a new home or reconditioning an older home. Very careful consideration should be taken when choosing the right siding for your home. There are many types of siding available to the home owner today. Products range from vinyl siding, aluminum siding, cedar siding, […]


Looking For A New Flat

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When you are looking for a new place to move to, there are a lot of important considerations that you need to consider aside from looking for a great place at the right affordable price. With danger maybe lurking just right around the corner, we want to feel secure not only in the comfort of […]


Seniors Take Action To Ensure Personal Security

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Many older Americans are taking steps to help secure their personal safety and security, especially as they balance the desire for independence with the challenges of declining health. The good news is that crime rates affecting older Americans are actually lower than they may seem. The U.S. Department of Justice reports that the number of […]


Finding Your Perfect Home

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If you have decided to pick up everything and move to a new city, you are probably full of mixed emotions. It can be exciting to move but it can also be a nerve-racking experience. How can you find a neighborhood that is right for you without ever having lived in that city? Its a […]


Healthy Neighborhoods Make Healthier Kids

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Experts say many communities across the nation are becoming less healthy, a dangerous trend that can harm children’s health. Often, these problems exist because the way communities are designed can have serious health consequences, especially for children and families. For example, in urban areas, lack of sidewalks, safe spaces to play, and access to fresh […]


Landscaping An American Pass Time

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Landscaping has been a favorite American pass time for hundreds of years. Recently through the added exposure of popular TV shows, the interest in sprucing up one’s landscaping has become greater than ever. Today, many shows are introducing everyone to new and fun ways to enjoy landscaping. There are even dedicated television channels, such as […]