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Earth Advantage Certification: Superior Energy Efficiency to Reduce Utility Bills

central oregon home

Earth Advantage is a third-party green building certification program that helps builders create durable, energy efficient, healthy, and resource-wise homes. While a home is built, it gets inspected multiple times in which there are 5 categories to earn certification points in: energy, land, materials, health, and water. The building is then given one of 5 certification levels, depending on how many points the property earns: Silver, Gold, Platinum, Net Zero Ready, or Net Zero. Some...

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Bathroom Tile Trends and Ideas

bathroom tile trends

Manuel Baptista grew his tile business from the ground up over the past thirty years. Baptista Tile’s showroom now has the largest selection in Bend, supplying a wide range of residential and commercial projects of all sizes. Here, his experts reflect on the top tile trends and ideas in materials, tones, forms and finishes. Materials We are seeing more transitional styles with cleaner lines that tend toward farmhouse, versus heavy looks such as lodge. Mixing materials is...

categorized in Bend, Tips


Top Home Security Tips

Central Oregon Home

Buying a home can be an incredible experience for a lot of people. It's a place in life where dreams of raising a family, enjoying backyard barbecues, and spending quiet evenings reading by the fire in your own house are fulfilled. And although a home is considered a safe place to spend a lot of your time with your family, there is still considerable effort needed to make sure it stays that way. So here are a few of the top ways to secure your home and keep it protected from intruders,...

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5 Simple Mortgage Lending Tips for Homebuyers

Northwest Crossing Bend, Oregon

The home buying experience can be both exciting and stressful at the same time. On one hand you're searching for your dream property, a place where you might spend a number of years raising your family and enjoying the community around you. And on the other hand, you have to deal with the mortgage process and making sure you understand fully what you're getting into so you don't make any bad decisions. Our brokers get asked a lot of questions about this topic and so we put...

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Earth Advantage Certification: Superior Energy Efficiency to Reduce Utility Bills

central oregon home

Earth Advantage is a third-party green building certification program that helps builders create durable, energy efficient, healthy, and resource-wise homes. While a home is built, it gets inspected multiple times in which there are 5 categories to earn certification points in: energy, land, materials, health, and water. The building is then given one of 5 certification levels, depending on how many points the property earns: Silver, Gold, Platinum, Net Zero Ready, or Net Zero. Some...

categorized in Bend, Central Oregon, Tips


Bathroom Tile Trends and Ideas

bathroom tile trends

Manuel Baptista grew his tile business from the ground up over the past thirty years. Baptista Tile’s showroom now has the largest selection in Bend, supplying a wide range of residential and commercial projects of all sizes. Here, his experts reflect on the top tile trends and ideas in materials, tones, forms and finishes. Materials We are seeing more transitional styles with cleaner lines that tend toward farmhouse, versus heavy looks such as lodge. Mixing materials is...

categorized in Bend, Tips


Top Home Security Tips

Central Oregon Home

Buying a home can be an incredible experience for a lot of people. It's a place in life where dreams of raising a family, enjoying backyard barbecues, and spending quiet evenings reading by the fire in your own house are fulfilled. And although a home is considered a safe place to spend a lot of your time with your family, there is still considerable effort needed to make sure it stays that way. So here are a few of the top ways to secure your home and keep it protected from intruders,...

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5 Simple Mortgage Lending Tips for Homebuyers

Northwest Crossing Bend, Oregon

The home buying experience can be both exciting and stressful at the same time. On one hand you're searching for your dream property, a place where you might spend a number of years raising your family and enjoying the community around you. And on the other hand, you have to deal with the mortgage process and making sure you understand fully what you're getting into so you don't make any bad decisions. Our brokers get asked a lot of questions about this topic and so we put...

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