1045 NE Oneonta, Portland

A stylish blend of cottage living and lavish architectural detail, this three-bedroom plus den embraces the outdoors and offers a comfortable and practical floor plan. An exciting ensemble of exterior details gives this home irresistible curb appeal. This is a cottage with personality! The...

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Renaissance at Willamette

Welcome to Renaissance at Willamette Coming Soon! A charming new Renaissance Homes community in historic Willamette. This small enclave of new homes will feature 4 spectacular energy-efficient Renaissance Homes.  Interior designer Lynnette Sandgren will assemble a gorgeous palette of finishes to...

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EPS offers a clear view of home energy performance

In the market for a home that saves? Say hello to EPSTM. Brought to you by Energy Trust of Oregon, EPS is an energy performance score that helps smart homebuyers find equally smart homes – the kind that offer superior efficiency, comfort and savings. EPS lets you look behind the walls to see the...

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5 Housing Trends For Fall 2014

It’s not a bad time to be a homebuyer. Just don’t think the odds will be on your side indefinitely. Mortgage standards, such as credit score requirements, have started to loosen, and mortgage rates remain low. Although it is a seller’s market in many parts of the country, many sellers...

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Weekend open houses – Styles from Contemporary to Nantucket!

Fall is in full swing! On your way to the pumpkin patch this weekend, stop by one of our spectacular Renaissance Homes open houses.  We’ll be hosting open houses in styles from contemporary, traditional, Nantucket and 4-square. We are sure to have a style that you’ve been dreaming...

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9355 SW Stono Dr, Tualatin

Floorplan Description Located in our Stono 93 Neighborhood in Tualatin, this is a luxury home floorplan! From the spacious great room overlooking the rear yard, to the main level den, the flexibility this floorplan offers will inspire you. The kitchen enchants with a large work island and eating...

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We Buy Land: Raw land, Lots & Tear Downs

Does Your Land Have Potential?  At Renaissance Homes, we are always looking for the next opportunity to transform land into homes that benefit the surrounding community. We quickly analyze each potential project, keeping in mind the proven combination of qualities that result in successful...

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Laurelhurst, Brooklyn, Sherwood, Tualatin and Wilsonville open houses

Stop by a Renaissance Home this weekend for a multitude of stunning open houses. We’re featuring a breathtaking new floorplan on SE 37th across from Laurelhurst park with a contemporary vibe. Fall is in the air with a crispness, but we’ll be lucky with some sunshine this weekend!...

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A Homeowner’s Net Worth is 36x Greater Than A Renter

Over the last six years, homeownership has lost some of its allure as a financial investment. As homeowners suffered through the housing bust, more and more began to question whether owning a home was truly a good way to build wealth. The Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances,...

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3733 N Baldwin, Portland

Floorplan Description Combining the beauty of yesteryear with the comfort of today’s green technology, this vintage style home evokes the charm of classic Portland architecture. The Cleary offers an open floorplan with custom moldings and trim fabricated with historic profiles. The great room...

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3119 SE 8th Ave, Portland

Floorplan Description Combining the beauty of yesteryear with the comfort of today’s green technology, this vintage style home evokes the charm of classic Portland architecture. The Cleary offers an open floorplan with custom moldings and trim fabricated with historic profiles. The great room...

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Renaissance Homes donates 500lbs of food to Oregon Food Bank

The 2nd annual Vintage Home Show wrapped up this past weekend with huge success. The joint sponsored event with Directors Mortgage was a two weekend event with four vintage style LEED certified homes built in three neighborhoods throughout Portland. At each home, a donation barrel accepted...

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Weekend Open Houses & Sherwood Block party

Summer time is the perfect time to enjoy sunshine and ice cream! Stop by our Sherwood neighborhood, Rychlick Farm, on Saturday for a Block Party! We’ve invited the Sherwood Police Department and Scoops Ice Cream for some yummy treats and tips on keeping our kids safe! Pick up an ID kit, get...

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NE PDX Sunday Parkways Photos

It was a great day in Woodlawn this past weekend for the NE Portland Sunday Parkways bike ride! It was beautiful weather and a great turnout of neighbors and visitors. The official count was 27,800 participants. Renaissance was so fortunate in that we had a cute bungalow under construction right...

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Renaissance at Grandview

Welcome to Grandview. A new community quietly nestled in the hills in West Linn, featuring breathtaking territorial views, easy access to I-205 and award-winning schools. This stunning new community will feature floorplans with a contemporary feel. Renaissance has developed a brand new collection...

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Top 10 Most Walkable Cities, PDX #7

Walkable cities aren’t only good for avid pedestrians. They also have a higher GDP per capita and higher education levels than metropolitan areas that are harder to navigate on foot, according to a new report. Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros, a...

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Delta

Floorplan Description The Delta is as much gorgeous and it is practical. All of your primary living is on the main floor. The spaces flow, light pours in and the home functions beautifully. The great room and master bedrooms, your sanctuaries, both orient to the rear yard so you won’t miss a...

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New Meadows project receives $10,000 grant

Bridge Meadows has successfully secured the land necessary to build New Meadows, its transitional housing facility for at-risk youth exiting the foster care system. Thanks to a very generous $10,000 grant from Bank of the West, this project is set to move forward this year with Builder Captain...

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Attend second Annual Vintage Home Show July 19, 20, 26, 27 — win a bike

Renaissance Homes and Directors Mortgage invite you to the Second Annual Vintage Home Show. Tour LEED-built Renaissance homes in Portland’s Woodstock, Burlingame and Kenton neighborhoods and bring food donations to help Oregon Food Bank. Taking place over two weekends — July 19 and 20 and July 26...

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10 Best: Up-and-coming neighborhoods around the USA

USA Today does regular features on travel around America. This time around they focus on neighborhoods going through a revitalization – and a Portland neighborhood makes the Top 10 list of must sees! From USA Today Travel Experience America Section: Debates about gentrification...

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A Cottage & A Bungalow in Woodstock

Two new LEED certified homes are taking shape in the Woodstock neighborhood at 5651 SE Harold. Enjoy all that Woodstock has to offer. Charming shops, tasty restaurants and coffee shops and a fantastic park. Plus you will live in the enviable Woodstock Elementary School District, distinctive for...

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Bertram

Floorplan Description The traditional styling of the Bertram floorplan is comforting, cozy and effortless. Every space has been designed with practicality in mind. The design is light, airy and uncluttered. Your proximity to nature beckons you to the windows, to the deck to the water – calling you...

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Admiral

Floorplan Description The Admiral expertly combines formal spaces and private family spaces with ease. Look out the expansive window from nearly every room and you can see what kind of day it is, hear the wind blow and the birds chirp. Abounding in natural light and displaying a variety of...

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Catalina

Floorplan Description Watch the colors of the morning mist, foggy late afternoons and clear days from the covered outdoor deck of the spacious Catalina. Daze, dream and ponder the universe. The distinct outdoor room serves as a transitional space linking modern interiors with traditional...

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Century

Floorplan Description Light, open and airy describes the Century. You can breathe in these luxurious spaces. You can almost feel the breeze coming from the front door down the hallway through the expansive double patio doors in the back. The kitchen is buzzing with activity, a BBQ is underway on...

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Ryan Miller

Construction Manager Walk down the street with Ryan and you might hear, “hey, is that Aaron Rodgers?” The Green Bay Packers quarterback and Ryan share similar facial features – and a similar work ethic. A lover of the outdoors, Ryan enjoys fishing, skiing, softball, mountain biking and helping to...

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Parker Micek

Vintage Collection Construction Manager Parker is dedicated to quality – building homes with exceptional quality, spending quality time with his wife, Valerie, and he daughter, Elliana, and watching quality films such as “Braveheart.” If he could build his dream home it would be in the forest and...

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Dennis McCrea

Construction Manager If Dennis could close his eyes he’d be sitting alongside a calm lake on a breezy summer day with a fishing pole in the water. A veteran in the homebuilding industry, Dennis knows the importance of keeping job sites cool, calm and organized. Chatting with Dennis: What were you...

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Dave Teller

Quality Assurance Field Specialist Dave Teller grew up watching TV’s “Bonanza,” which may explain his love of adventure, the great outdoors and fishing.  When Dave’s not out in the field helping Renaissance Homes homeowners, you’ll find him listening to tunes on classic vinyl and planning his next...

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Nicole DeCosta

Marketing Coordinator Nicole’s love of homebuilding and the entertainment industry lend themselves nicely to market Renaissance’s dynamic homes in the metro area. With a background in TV and print journalism and deep roots in the Northwest’s homebuilding industry, Nicole loves the creativity that...

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Lynnette Sandgren

Director of Design Lynnette is our resident foodie. Her ability to combine creativity, extreme organization and infused flavors into each of our Renaissance Homes is inspiring. Perhaps that’s why she also enjoys keeping up with Portland’s great restaurant scene, indulging in Thai cuisine and...

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Lillian Tran

Accounts Payable Specialist Lilian’s two Yorkies – Sushi and Mochi – are her bundles of joy. In fact, if she could design her dream house it would have a bonus room just for dogs and include a doggie door, water drinking fountain, built-in dog beds and a dog closet. Lilian’s love of animals and...

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Kraig LeMay

Home Designer When Kraig listens to music, he listens to it loud. A walk by Kraig’s design desk usually involves some dancing. His love of creativity and music fuels his home designs. He enjoys watching his designs come to life. But let’s be honest, we know he really enjoys printing up blueprints...

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Kelly Asmus

Director of Marketing and Sales You won’t ever catch Kelly using a time machine to go back in time. Kelly would rather zoom ahead to the future and see all the exciting advances to come. “I can read about the past,” she said. When it comes to technology and industry trends, Kelly likes to stay...

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Jeff Shrope

Director of Land Acquisition Jeff takes sports seriously. His favorite hobbies? Golfing and Oregon Duck football. When he’s not spending time with his family, you’ll find Jeff planning a tailgater or driving around the metro area and finding unique land for Renaissance Homes. Just like sports, he...

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Carol Lee

Accountant Carol credits her high school literature teacher for empowering her to think outside the box and be her own self. He started her on a long path of reading, starting with Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged,” the philosophical revolution of the rebirth of a man’s spirit. In addition to growing...

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Aubree Crossett

Executive Assistant Aubree likes to keep an active lifestyle. Whether she’s chasing around her toddler or racing through the office to finish up a big project, Aubree is on the go. She can often be found camping, hiking and gardening when she’s not busy at the Renaissance office. While Aubree...

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Sara Sebastian

Vintage Collection Sales Assistant If Sara could live in any era it would be the roaring ‘20s so she could dance all night and have a cute bob haircut. Her active lifestyle has taken her to places such as Guatemala and Nicaragua – and backpacking around Mount St. Helens. But the most incredible...

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Rachel Sebastian

Vintage Collection Sales Assistant  As a sales assistant, Rachel is always on the go. And her car often contains a few of her favorite things – soccer gear, gluten- and dairy-free treats and a laptop. Rachel is also passionate about rooting on the Timbers, volunteering locally to help those in...

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Leslee Lahey

Signature Collection Sales Agent  Diane Keaton would absolutely play Leslee in a movie about her life. Leslee’s smile, gusto, big hand gestures when she talks and love for life exude in all that she does. Whether it’s skiing the slopes in Bend, trying her links on the golf course, practicing yoga...

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Lee Wells

Renaissance Homes community sales for Vintage Collection  Lee is a dapper dresser. He makes men’s fashion look exciting. A lover of Nordstrom – and a well-pressed shirt – Lee also can’t live without his wife, kids, Mexican food and knowing the latest news stories. Lee’s knowledge of the real...

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Amanda Andruss

Renaissance Homes community sales manager for Vintage Collection Amanda is a ball of energy and positivity. Whether she’s dancing it up at Zumba class, walking her 150 pound Great Dane named Moxie or racing to the front of the line at Disneyland, Amanda’s kindness and enthusiasm for life shows in...

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Renaissance Homes website gets a makeover

It’s extreme makeover time! The Renaissance Homes website went through a nip and tuck lately as we launched a new home page, added functionality, new content and streamlined navigation. “The website is an important tool for us to reach consumers, brokers, vendors and neighbors,” said Renaissance...

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3115 SE 8th, Portland

Floorplan Description Combining the beauty of yesteryear with the comfort of today’s green technology, this vintage style home evokes the charm of classic Portland architecture. The Cleary offers an open floorplan with custom moldings and trim fabricated with historic profiles. The great room...

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Randy Sebastian

President Randy is disciplined. Whether it’s his extreme diets, workout regimens or devotion to upholding the finest homebuilding techniques, Randy keeps his eye on target and doesn’t waver when times get tough. His love of exercise, family and animals is inspiring to all who know him. He’s a big...

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3111 SE 8th Ave, Portland

Floorplan Description Combining the beauty of yesteryear with the comfort of today’s green technology, this vintage style home evokes the charm of classic Portland architecture. The Cleary offers an open floorplan with custom moldings and trim fabricated with historic profiles. The great room...

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Announcing new Renaissance Vintage locations!

Renaissance Homes announces upcoming vintage home locations. 2 spectacular new locations in Alameda. Alameda, Beaumont MS and Grant HS . Alameda has many local parks and a community garden open for the public to use and enjoy. A major park located just outside the neighborhood is Wilshire Park....

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Renaissance is Living Green

Indoor Air Quality The air inside your home makes a difference in how you feel every day, and indoor air quality is a high priority in the construction of a Renaissance home. With features like air filtration systems, controlled ventilation and low-toxic building materials, a Renaissance Home may...

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What are the benefits of Open Web Floor Trusses?

Open web truss joists allows for easier and faster mechanical systems installation (plumbing, electrical, HVAC). Mechanical systems are installed within the floor’s framing rather than hanging below, allowing all of the heat ducts to be run between the floors. This eliminates ducting in the attic...

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Polar Blanket Insulation

Fiberglass Blown-in Insulation Systems, also known as the Polar Blanket, is one of the latest green building techniques used by Renaissance Homes. This system improves a home’s efficiency by filling the wall cavity completely, including the areas around pipes, cables and outlets. Polar Blanket...

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