Earth Advantage Certification: Superior Energy Efficiency to Reduce Utility Bills

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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

Multilingual Brokers Offer Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Competitive Advantage in Global Marketplace

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With increased demand for real estate in the US and Oregon from foreign buyers, Cascade Sotheby International Realty enjoys a significant competitive advantage with a diverse team of multilingual brokers. A recent company audit of its agents reveals Cascade Sotheby’s multilingual brokers are fluent in numerous languages including Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, German, Russian, French, Spanish, Croatian, Swedish, and Brazilian Portuguese, to name just a few. “Having so many...

categorized in About CSIR, Central Oregon, Farm, Ranch & Vineyard, Lake Oswego, Oregon Coast, Portland, Southwest Washington

Beautiful Ranches for Sale in Oregon

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With mountain ranges, high deserts, dense forests, and wonderful beaches on the ocean, Oregon has some of the most beautiful and diverse areas to enjoy. And if you're someone who prefers ranch and farm living, there are lots of opportunities to own property in Oregon where you can enjoy all the benefits of the beautiful state and your own land. If you’re looking to relocate your ranch and farm living or even start a family legacy yourself, here are some beautiful ranches for...

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Thanksgiving in Wine Country: 6 Wineries to Visit in the Willamette Valley

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You’ve got to start somewhere during Thanksgiving in Wine Country, so we asked Valley Wine Merchants to recommend six jumping off points for visitors looking for boutique experiences. Thanksgiving in Wine Country is an affair to remember, having become the region’s biggest tourism weekend of the year. Our cup overfloweth in this sea of fermentation, so we turned to Andrew Turner, owner of Valley Wine Merchants (VWM) in Newberg, to help us build a shortlist of wineries....

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Stone Creek: Old Farm District Neighborhood in Bend, Oregon

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One of the newest neighborhoods in Central Oregon, Stone Creek, is located in the up-and-coming Old Farm District of Bend, Oregon. If you appreciate being close to everything and living in a community that offers a lot amenities, then you need to visit this one. Living in Stone Creek, you'll be 6 minutes to the Old Mill District, 10 minutes to downtown, and only a couple of minutes away from the planned 37-acre Alpenglow Park. You'll also be close to all of the outdoor benefits...

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Bathroom Tile Trends and Ideas

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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...

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Fun Winter Activities in Sunriver, Oregon

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If you’re looking for a great place to vacation or relocate, Sunriver, Oregon is a wonderful place to consider. There is a great sense of community there and provides a lot of opportunities for some great activities for your family. From fishing and camping in the summer to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing during the winter, the outdoor lifestyle is right at your fingertips in this beautiful Central Oregon area. If you do happen to visit Sunriver this winter season, here...

categorized in Central Oregon, Sunriver, What to Do

Top Home Security Tips

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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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Sotheby’s International Realty Announces Exclusive Alliance with Japan News Publication

Cascade Sotheyby's International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty has partnered up exclusively with the Nikkei, the most influential news magazine in Japan, to showcase real estate listings through the end of 2017. This means that CSIR properties will be promoted through the Nikkei’s digital platform, which reaches over 29 million monthly readers. The Sotheby’s International Realty Brand is the first real estate company to present property listings outside of Japan to the readers of the Nikkei, giving interested...

categorized in About CSIR, Central Oregon, Farm, Ranch & Vineyard, Oregon Coast, Portland, Southwest Washington

First Thursday Art Walk in The Pearl

Bonnie Peacher Fine Art

Please join us Thursday, November 2nd at our Portland Pearl Office (1321 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR) from 5 – 8 PM, to enjoy the artwork of Bonnie Peacher. Complimentary appetizers will be served along with wine provided by Maryhill Winery. Our broker host for the evening will be Joe and Stephanie Reitzug. You can find more information at The Official site of Portland's Pearl District: Explore the Pearl. Bonnie Peacher Bio My work is realistic, expressive, full of intense...

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