What You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Portland Home

Buying a home is exciting, stressful, and confusing. Often, the process is full of “Why didn’t anyone tell me that?” moments. I’m writing this post to help you avoid as many of those moments as you can. At Columbia Redevelopment, we’re no strangers to buying homes in Portland. But I still remember what it’s like [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|Home Tips, Portland Community|0 Comments

My 6 Favorite Local Stores For Furnishing Your Portland Home

The right furniture can make a new house feel like a home and can give new life to a lived-in space, too. Have you just bought a new Portland home and are ready to start filling it with furniture? Or maybe you’re looking to update the furniture in your current home? Now’s a great time [...]

By | December 9th, 2015|Home Tips, Portland, Portland Community|0 Comments

9 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Portland

Considering a move to the Rose City? People move to Portland for all sorts of reasons. In fact, Oregon was the number one moving destination in the country as of earlier this year, and the majority of those incomers were Portland-bound. If you’re thinking of making the move, you probably already have an idea of [...]

By | October 16th, 2015|Home Tips, Portland, Portland Community|0 Comments

Keep Your House Cool in Portland

It’s not even July yet and we’ve already seen back-to-back days with temperatures over 90 degrees here in Portland. Will we see another record heat wave like 2009, with temperatures soaring over 105 and evening lows in the 80s? I’m not a meteorologist or a psychic, so I can’t predict the future. But I [...]

By | June 16th, 2015|Home Tips, Portland|3 Comments

Ozzy’s Top 5 Dog Parks in Portland

Ozzy’s Top 5 Dog Parks in East Portland It is no secret that Columbia Redevelopment is a very dog-friendly business. Heck, our office manager just so happens to be a 5 year-old Vizsla named Ozzy! Ozzy and I have spent countless afternoons at various East Portland dog parks. We will usually visit whichever park is closest [...]

By | November 11th, 2014|Home Tips, Portland Community|2 Comments

How To Choose A Home Renovation Contractor

How to Choose A Home Renovation Contractor We have all heard horror stories about home owners using cut-rate contractors and the nightmares that follow.  The old adage that you get what you pay for is especially true when it comes to contractors.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhR3J-K4Tkg   Figuring out how to choose the right home renovation [...]

By | April 25th, 2014|Home Tips|0 Comments

Welcome to Portland’s Hollywood!

Welcome to Hollywood!   When you hear the word Hollywood, most people think of California, but here in the metro area,  Hollywood is the name of a bustling area in inner North East Portland. Conveniently located just off of I-84 and NE Sandy Blvd, Portland's Hollywood is an easily accessible area to all who travel [...]

By | February 4th, 2014|Home Tips|5 Comments

Beaumont Wilshire Neighborhood

Exploring the Beaumont Wilshire Neighborhood   Portland’s neighborhoods are as unique as the people who live in them. These neighborhoods and their residents are what make Portland, well Portland. Every neighborhood is distinctly its own. From the stately homes perched atop the Alameda Ridge, to the fun and funky bungalows that liven up SE Belmont, [...]

By | January 7th, 2014|Featured Property, Home Tips|3 Comments