5 Things to consider when buying a new home

When buying a new home, there are plenty of things to think about. And even if you write down a list of all your needs and wants, you may still forget some of the things that will affect your life most. Here are 5 things to look for when searching for your new home: Schools If you have children, or are planning to have children anytime in the future, you know how important a school district can be. Make sure you do plenty of research on the schools your children will be attending, but also any news on if the school districts have any plans to change boundaries anytime soon. Future Development You never want to be surprised when moving

6 Tips for staying organized while packing for your new home

Moving can be a stressful time, even if you are excited about the important milestone of buying a new house. But preparing for the move in advance can help keep some of that stress away, and can make the experience about your new home. Here are 6 tips for making your moving experience the best it can be: Donate Moving is a great time (maybe the best time) to take stock of the things you own, and the things you can let go. Take the opportunity to reassess the things you really need, especially as it relates to your new home. Chances are you can do some good by giving some of your items to charity, or someone more in

Finally, a plan for west Pasco. Here’s why it won’t be just another Road 68 – Tri-City Herald

David Wilson is one of the landowners, and he’s eager to see progress. He manages about 400 acres in the area on behalf of his family, including seven siblings. “If you look at a map of the Tri-Cities, the center is right at west Pasco, where the gravel pit is,” Wilson said. “(Growth) will naturally come that way.” He inked a development deal with Pahlisch Homes after visiting the Bend, Ore.-based developer and seeing its past and present projects. Wilson hopes to create a financial legacy for himself and his siblings. The key to unlocking the land’s potential as a new urban village is for the city to extend sewer service to the area. Read more

5 Steps to buying your new home

Buying a home is one of the most important milestones in your life, but it can also be a stressful time – but it doesn’t have to be. Knowing what you are getting into can help you take it one step at a time, and having a qualified real estate agent to walk you through the process can help you find the home of your dreams. Here are 5 steps of the homebuying process: Find a realtor Finding the right realtor for you is an important step to begin your home search. Your real estate agent should be able to understand your needs and wants, and be able to show you homes within your budget. Find out what you can

Homeownership is up across the country

Homeownership is up across the United States, for the first time since 2004. According to Realtor.com, the annual homeownership rate is now 63.9 percent — up from 63.4 percent in 2017. Joseph Kirchner of realtor.com said, “After eight years of recovery, home buyers have employment and confidence that they will keep their jobs, so that they can now take the plunge into homeownership.” The rise in homeownership is due to a stronger economy and fewer foreclosures, as well as millennials who are starting families and buying their first home. Millennial homeownership was up 1.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 Because there are more millennials than Gen X-ers, their home purchases are making an important impact on the market.

Street of Dreams to build in Hillsboro in 2018 – Hillsboro Tribune

Next summer, the 2018 Northwest Natural Street of Dreams will be held in South Hillsboro, the massive housing development currently under construction along Tualatin Valley Highway. The annual housing showcase, which just wrapped up its 2017 event in Happy Valley, will showcase more than a half-dozen homes starting in August 2018. “Everybody’s excited,” said Dennis Pahlisch, owner of Pahlisch Homes, which is hosting the event in South Hillsboro. “It’s been a long process to make this happen. We first started talking about this four years ago.” Read More

COBA Tour of Homes 2017

$715,000-$785,000 Best Feature (Outdoor Living Space) Best Interior Finish Best Kitchen Best Landscaping Best Master Suite Best of Show Best Value

COBA Tour of Homes 2017

$460,000-$550,000 Best Architectural Design Best Interior Finish Best Kitchen Best Landscaping Best Master Suite Best of Show Best Value