Villebois Christmas Tree Lighting
What a fun night we had with our Villebois community. The Christmas songs, cookies, hot cocoa and the sounds of community laughter all filled the neighborhood.  Thanks to all the wonderful sponsors who helped to make this event happen; , Crowley’s Landscape, Academy Mortgage, Green Group Real Estate,The Laue Team, and Creekside Bible Church. These events could not be made possible without the fantasic support… Read More ›
Portland Housing Market Forecast in 2017
  We have seen a double digit growth in Portland housing market in 2015 and 2016.  In 2015, the home value here has increased about 17% and so far in 2016, it has increased nearly 13% since January according to Zillow.  Many potential home buyers and sellers wonder what the real estate market will look like… Read More ›
Kitchen Confidential: Walk-In Pantries vs. Cabinet Pantries
It’s only natural to debate whether to go with a walk-in or cabinet pantry when you’re building a new home or redesigning your existing kitchen. Some homeowners want a roomy nook with wall-to-wall shelves and customized inserts, while others are satisfied with just a few shelves and pullouts tucked inside a kitchen cabinet. Here are… Read More ›
Seattle Family Almost Doubles Its Space Without Adding On!
“Warm, modern and family,” is how Lauren Zerbey describes her 1910 home in Whittier Heights, Seattle. A lot has changed since she and her husband, Kyle, both architects, bought and began remodeling the house nine years ago. After strategically upgrading systems and reconfiguring the first floor of the home in the first six years — doing most of the… Read More ›
How is Bob Laue doing?
A common question asked by our clients who know and worked with Bob when he was in real estate is “what is he up to now”.  For those of you who haven’t met Bob he was the Founder and Principle Broker for the Laue Team for many years before Debi assumed leadership. So, here is… Read More ›
Looking for a home in the red-hot Portland market? What you need to know!
When Caitlin and Charles Vestal began looking to buy a home in January, the search quickly felt like a full-time job. “It has been an insane process,” Caitlin Vestal said. “I wasn’t working during the time, and I’m glad I wasn’t.” The couple moved from Austin, Texas, to Portland last summer, arriving in what would… Read More ›
16 Designers Share New Design Trends You'll Use in Every Room of the House!
From matte black fixtures to geometric wallpaper, top designers weigh in on the hottest trends you’ll be dying to try this season. Click here to see the amazing new design trends that are making their way through homes.  
8 Bad ‘Home Improvement’ Habits
Home owners can overdo it when it comes to the upkeep of their home. This Old House recently spotlighted several ways that home owners’ enthusiasm for home ownership may actually harm the house. 1. Having light bulbs that are too bright. You want a well-lit home, but exceeding a lamp or light fixture’s recommended wattage can… Read More ›
Inaccurate Zillow 'Zestimates' a source of conflict over home prices!
When “CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell asked the chief executive of Zillow recently about the accuracy of the website’s automated property value estimates — known as Zestimates — she touched on one of the most sensitive perception gaps in American real estate. Zillow is the most popular online real estate information site, with 73… Read More ›
10 Ideas for a Lighter, Brighter Living Room!
Most of us have a couple of rooms in our homes that get less light than we’d like. You may find that you gravitate toward the pleasing sunny spots, while avoiding spaces that feel gloomier. Heavy curtains, dark carpets and the wrong paint color can all take their toll on the impression of light in… Read More ›
4 reasons 2016 is the year to buy a home
If you’ve been on the fence about buying a home, 2016 is the year to take the plunge. Mortgage rates have been bouncing around record lows for a while now. But even though they’re likely to start going up, you haven’t missed your chance to get a deal on a house. A number of factors are… Read More ›
Just before the holidays hit the calendar, the Federal Reserve increased the bank’s prime funding rate. In its first move since 2006, it didn’t affect the majority of home loan or mortgage rates—most residential first mortgages held or even lowered due to the earlier predictions of investors. Most investors thought the Fed was going to increase the rate… Read More ›