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British Buyers Keeping an Eye on U.S. Destinations – Including Portland, Oregon

Manhattan, New York Why A decade of construction fervor has transformed New York’s skyline. In the Financial District, the spire of One World Trade Center—the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere—now soars above the haunting 9/11 Memorial. Further north, West Chelsea’s former factories and old brownstones now border a clutch of contemporary masterpieces— from Zaha Hadid’s sinuous condo to Bjarke Ingels’s twisted towers, which, once complete, will house...

categorized in About CSIR, Lake Oswego, Portland, Southwest Washington, The Pearl, Tips


Clean Living Event, A Passion of Cascade Sotheby’s Broker Stacey Decker

PORTLAND, OR –  Stacey Decker is passionate about clean living.  A broker based out of Cascade Sotheby's Pearl District location, has taken her first steps to educate the masses, holding a Clean Living event on July 19th, from 5-7pm, at 1321 NW Hoyt Street, Portland. As we all know, there are several definitions of “clean living”. In this case, we’re referring to the use of non-toxic, organic cleansers that pose no danger to your family, friends or pets. Most people...

categorized in About CSIR, Portland, Tips


Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty launches Asia Desk

Portland, Oregon—With consistent demand for real estate in the Pacific Northwest and a record number of foreign buyers scooping up residential properties, Cascade Sotheby's International Realty has launched an Asia Desk to serve the real estate and relocation needs of Asian buyers. Cascade Sotheby’s has appointed a premiere broker and expert in relocation and cross-cultural training, Michael Zhang, to grow that department. A triple threat talent as an elite principal...

categorized in About CSIR, Lake Oswego, Portland, Southwest Washington, The Pearl, Tips


Broker Stories – Noah Kirshbaum Specializing in New Construction

Portland, OR – When looking to buy or sell a home in the Greater Portland Area, you won’t find an agent more respected or in-demand  than Noah Kirshbaum. Noah and the Kirshbaum Group excel at all types of transactions but specialize in the unique demands of new construction. Before getting his license, Noah was remodeling and flipping his own investment proper ties and really knows the process inside and out. "I have a different sort of team model. I have partners who are...

categorized in About CSIR, Portland, Tips


Cascade Sotheby’s Brokers Receive Advanced RMLS Training

BEND, OR – On Thursday, June 14, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty hosted an advanced RMLS training session at their Old Mill headquarters. The class was led by Michael Babbitt, a Managing Principal Broker with Cascade Sotheby’s, covering Portland Metro, the Oregon Coast, and SW Washington, with over 10 years of industry expertise in buying, selling, legal and short sales. RMLS.com (Regional Multiple Listing Service) is a comprehensive searchable database of real...

categorized in About CSIR, Bend, Central Oregon, Portland, Tips


Brewing a Baby in Bend: A Guide for Mammas-to-Be in Central Oregon

BEND, OREGON – Anyone who lives in Bend, Oregon understands it’s a town that caters to an outdoor lifestyle. After a day of skiing or hiking, an afternoon enjoying local beer is often a common pastime. So, when I discovered that I was expecting my first baby this summer, I thought my active lifestyle would change dramatically – I was so wrong! Fortunately, Bend, Oregon is a wonderful place to stay active (and social) during your pregnancy, not to mention an amazing place...

categorized in About CSIR, Bend, Central Oregon, Sisters, Sunriver, Tips, What to Do


Entryway Trends – Coming Home

The passage between the winter weather outside and the cozy comforts of home inside can be at once functional and stylish. Designer Justin Riordan, owner of home staging company Spade and Archer, knows what’s trending for entryways and how to achieve the perfect transitional space. The goal When Justin Riordan is staging a home—whether it’s in Portland, Seattle or Palm Springs—his goal is for aspirational to meet obtainable. He estimated that in Portland alone, 45...

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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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British Buyers Keeping an Eye on U.S. Destinations – Including Portland, Oregon

Manhattan, New York Why A decade of construction fervor has transformed New York’s skyline. In the Financial District, the spire of One World Trade Center—the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere—now soars above the haunting 9/11 Memorial. Further north, West Chelsea’s former factories and old brownstones now border a clutch of contemporary masterpieces— from Zaha Hadid’s sinuous condo to Bjarke Ingels’s twisted towers, which, once complete, will house...

categorized in About CSIR, Lake Oswego, Portland, Southwest Washington, The Pearl, Tips


Clean Living Event, A Passion of Cascade Sotheby’s Broker Stacey Decker

PORTLAND, OR –  Stacey Decker is passionate about clean living.  A broker based out of Cascade Sotheby's Pearl District location, has taken her first steps to educate the masses, holding a Clean Living event on July 19th, from 5-7pm, at 1321 NW Hoyt Street, Portland. As we all know, there are several definitions of “clean living”. In this case, we’re referring to the use of non-toxic, organic cleansers that pose no danger to your family, friends or pets. Most people...

categorized in About CSIR, Portland, Tips


Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty launches Asia Desk

Portland, Oregon—With consistent demand for real estate in the Pacific Northwest and a record number of foreign buyers scooping up residential properties, Cascade Sotheby's International Realty has launched an Asia Desk to serve the real estate and relocation needs of Asian buyers. Cascade Sotheby’s has appointed a premiere broker and expert in relocation and cross-cultural training, Michael Zhang, to grow that department. A triple threat talent as an elite principal...

categorized in About CSIR, Lake Oswego, Portland, Southwest Washington, The Pearl, Tips


Broker Stories – Noah Kirshbaum Specializing in New Construction

Portland, OR – When looking to buy or sell a home in the Greater Portland Area, you won’t find an agent more respected or in-demand  than Noah Kirshbaum. Noah and the Kirshbaum Group excel at all types of transactions but specialize in the unique demands of new construction. Before getting his license, Noah was remodeling and flipping his own investment proper ties and really knows the process inside and out. "I have a different sort of team model. I have partners who are...

categorized in About CSIR, Portland, Tips


Cascade Sotheby’s Brokers Receive Advanced RMLS Training

BEND, OR – On Thursday, June 14, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty hosted an advanced RMLS training session at their Old Mill headquarters. The class was led by Michael Babbitt, a Managing Principal Broker with Cascade Sotheby’s, covering Portland Metro, the Oregon Coast, and SW Washington, with over 10 years of industry expertise in buying, selling, legal and short sales. RMLS.com (Regional Multiple Listing Service) is a comprehensive searchable database of real...

categorized in About CSIR, Bend, Central Oregon, Portland, Tips


Brewing a Baby in Bend: A Guide for Mammas-to-Be in Central Oregon

BEND, OREGON – Anyone who lives in Bend, Oregon understands it’s a town that caters to an outdoor lifestyle. After a day of skiing or hiking, an afternoon enjoying local beer is often a common pastime. So, when I discovered that I was expecting my first baby this summer, I thought my active lifestyle would change dramatically – I was so wrong! Fortunately, Bend, Oregon is a wonderful place to stay active (and social) during your pregnancy, not to mention an amazing place...

categorized in About CSIR, Bend, Central Oregon, Sisters, Sunriver, Tips, What to Do


Entryway Trends – Coming Home

The passage between the winter weather outside and the cozy comforts of home inside can be at once functional and stylish. Designer Justin Riordan, owner of home staging company Spade and Archer, knows what’s trending for entryways and how to achieve the perfect transitional space. The goal When Justin Riordan is staging a home—whether it’s in Portland, Seattle or Palm Springs—his goal is for aspirational to meet obtainable. He estimated that in Portland alone, 45...

categorized in About CSIR, Tips


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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