7 posts categorized "Home renovations"

Rare SE Pdx Home for Rent

March 17, 2008

We are moving to combine forces with the grandparents and will be offering our home for rent. It's been a wonderful family  home so we thought we'd offer it up to another UrbanMama family. We have been neighbors for ten years so it is bittersweet for us--but we'd invite you to enjoy a field trip/weekend retreat with us on our new 40 acre plot on the Columbia River.

Rare Home for Rent: Close-In SE Clinton Home, 3 br, 1 b $1795 ($1750 w/ year lease)
Available May 1st
VIEW SE CLINTON HOUSE (www.mothertreebirth.com/ClintonHouse.html)

Enjoy the best of SE Portland in our beautiful Victorian on 16 & Clinton. With tons of unique character and just blocks from New Seasons, People's Coop, Hosford/Abernathy School, New Day School, 1 block to the Division/Downtown bus line, Legare's Coffee Shop, Ladd's Addition and Clinton Retail Hub (Zenana Spa), much more!

Two spacious bedrooms upstairs, large 3rd on main floor that could also be a 2nd living room--includes office nook with separate entrance.  Partially finished basement allows for a roommate or home office with separate entrance. Includes gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher, wash/dryer, hard-wood and stone flooring throughout.  Private Deck and large corner lot with fenced yard safe for kids or small pet. Fruit trees (cherry, fig apple, blueberry, huckleberry, grapes) and english garden, raised beds, bird sanctuary.

Small dog okay. No smoking or cats. This home has been 100% owner/occupied so looking for someone who will love it as their own.

$1795 ($1750 with year lease) 1st & Last. Utilities not included.$300 refundable security fee + credit check fees ($40).

For application and viewing by appointment, please contact Jesse & Nick Henderson at jesse@mothertreebirth.com or 503-407-4732.

Free Interior Design Seminar

March 09, 2008

Kimberlee Jaynes is holding a FREE seminar given at Landfair Furniture in the NW Portland Design district on March 15th from 10 am to 11 am. Please visit her web site at http://www.kimberleejaynes.com/ for more info on me.

The seminar will address 2008 trends in lighting, window decor, how to hang art, how to display collections,color, fabrics,wallpaper, accessories,area rugs,kitchen and baths etc.

She is a past Home & Garden show speaker and LOVE interior design.

She is giving away her secrets.  Space is limited! RSVP Landfair Furniture 1636 NW 15th & Savier 503 245-4222.

Recommendations: Window Installation

March 02, 2008

I'm in the market for new windows (and installation) for my 1916 bungalow. Have any urbanmamas had a great experience with a window company?

ISO Carpet Installer

September 10, 2007

I need help finding a decent carpet installer for our rental property.  We don't need the expensive schmancy kind because it's just a rental.  But we are a busy family so convenience is a factor.  Will they come to my house to show us samples?  Will they show up and finish when they say they will?  Etc.
Thanks guys! 

Tree Specialist Recommendation?

July 18, 2007

This is not mamas related at all but I am wondering if any fellow Portlanders have had any good experience with any arborists/tree specialists in town.  I have a couple trees that I think need to come down but I want to make sure its done right and safely.  I have had an unbelievably hard time finding someone I trust to do the job.  Thanks!

Advice on FSBO transactions

May 30, 2007

Did you buy a home For-Sale-By-Owner?  Did you sell a home FSBO?  Can you help a mama out?  Margaret at mothernotes[at]gmail[dot]com seeks advice:

We're seeking some advice regarding purchasing a house for sale by owner.  While we would prefer to work with a realtor, we have found an ideal house for us and have reached a verbal sales agreement to purchase an estate near our current house.  We will be signing a legal sales agreement in the next day or so and then will proceed with the inspections (house/property, sewer, and soil).  However, we aren't exactly sure how the paperwork and legal process works after that.  Would love to hear for others who have been buyers of a for sale by owner transaction.  And/or if you know or could recommend a good real estate attorney.   Thanks!

ISO Bathroom Remodeler

May 22, 2007

Debby's seeking a good contractor to work on her bathroom.  Any recommendations?

I searched the Urbanmamas site for contractors, but did not find anything specific to bathrooms. I am looking to exchange my large laundry room/utility room and my tiny bathroom for much needed space! I am anticipating my daughter's need for "stuff" as she gets older, which I currently cannot accommodate! Any suggestions for reliable contractors that you can trust to do the work while you are not there? They must be pet friendly as we have 4 indoor cats, and they must complete the job in a timely manner...we only have one bathroom in the house!