Renaissance Homes hiring for sales assistant position

Renaissance Homes is growing and has an opportunity for a full-time entry-level sales assistant for our LEED certified vintage Portland homes. This is a chance to grow, engage and learn in a dynamic, innovative and creative environment. This position provides direct support to the Sales and...

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Rosemont Pointe Broker Lunch | Tuesday, June 11th

We’re kicking off summer with a West Linn broker tour featuring our favorite Bellissimo floorplan. This stunner is situated on a gorgeous green space lot with views. Great location! Plus the community pool just opened. Splash away this summer with friends and neighbors.  This stylish  home...

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Home prices take biggest jump in 7 years

Oregon’s gain of 15.5 percent from a year ago places it among the top 5 states nationally. WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices soared 12.1 percent in April from a year earlier, the biggest gain since February 2006, as more buyers competed for fewer homes. Real estate data provider CoreLogic says prices...

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Move-In Process

Video #18 in our ongoing series of Renaissance Homes quality construction. President Randy Sebastian talks about the home move-in process. He shows off a finished home and goes over the warranty. Then, Randy introduces Dave Teller from customer service. Dave explains the walk through process and...

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Top “Must Have” Features For Home Buyers

You are out shopping for a home. What are the top features you should be looking for? The National Association of REALTORS, (NAR) recently released their annual 2013 Home Features Survey. The survey asked 2,000 home buyers their preferences on 33 home features. What feature did home shoppers...

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Exterior Flatwork & Landscaping

Video #17 in our ongoing series of Renaissance Homes quality construction. President Randy Sebastian talks about exterior concrete flatwork and landscaping. In front of a new home, Randy shows our process for building quality concrete walkways and driveways while also discussing the quality...

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Carpet

Video #16 in our ongoing series of Renaissance Homes quality construction. President Randy Sebastian talks about carpet installation. Randy discusses the 8lb carpet padding used in our homes and why that provides a superior experience for homeowners. Also mentioned is the material used for our...

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Weekend Open Houses | Portland, Lake Oswego and West Linn

Plan your weekend tour with our stellar line up of gorgeous Renaissance Homes to tour throughout the metro area. Start in the city and weave a path through old Portland’s most prestigious neighborhoods, filled with charm and character. Vintage open houses in Beaumont-Wilshire, Mt. Tabor,...

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Hardwoods

Video #15 in our ongoing series of Renaissance Homes quality construction. President Randy Sebastian talks about hardwoods – how we install it, the products we use and the choices we make on finishes. Renaissance Homes is an award winning Street of Dreams custom home builder specializing in green...

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Mt. Tabor Broker Luncheon | Tues, May 14th | 12-2 pm

Our beautiful spring weather is inspiring us! We’re planning another broker tour featuring our favorite Cleary Four square floorplan. This stunner is close to New Seasons, cafes and shops.  Great location! This stylish vintage home is energy efficient, move-in ready and features all the...

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Granite & Tile Install

Video #14 in our ongoing series of Renaissance Homes quality construction. President Randy Sebastian talks about kitchen granite install and bathroom tile installs. In the kitchen, Randy shows off the granite used for the countertops and why Renaissance Homes uses a thicker slab than most. Moving...

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Weekend Open Houses | West Linn, Lake Oswego, Beaumont and John’s Landing

Looking for a green built, gorgeous move-in ready home by Renaissance? We have several that will delight and amaze you! Start the weekend off in John’s Landing in SW Portland at our Cleary Custom plan with expansive decks and views of mountains and the Willamette River. Fall in love with the tile...

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Interior & Exterior Painting

Video #13 in our ongoing series of Renaissance Homes quality construction. President Randy Sebastian talks about the quality of our low VOC paint. First, Randy explains our exterior painting process, why our homes always start off yellow, and the longevity of our exterior paint...

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Ultimate Open House New Home Tour

With a little intuition, imagination and gusto, Renaissance Homes is proud to unveil a Portland show home that blends streamlined finishes and expansive views with the comfort of today’s green technology. Surrounded by houses and with a slope below, the John’s Landing property looked challenging...

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Weekend Open Houses | Experience a view from on top of the world

This weekend, experience views atop John’s Landing in SW Portland at our Cleary Custom plan with expansive decks and views of mountains and the Willamette River. Fall in love with the tile details, box beam ceiling and wall of windows in the popular four-square floorplan. Across the river, our...

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Tool Box, Accessory Dwelling Unit w/ Garage

Floorplan Description This double-decker ADU sports a one car garage below, storage for bikes, tools and gardening equipment and a spacious one bedroom apartment on the second floor. The Tool Box is available on select locations to be built alongside your new Renaissance Vintage Home or in your...

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Jewel Box, Accessory Dwelling Unit

Floorplan Description This ADU is tucked in your rear yard, either on your new Renaissance Vintage Home or on your current home located within the Portland metro area. This 1 bedroom, 1 bath, one level home is the perfect size rental unit or independent living space for an aging in place relative....

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Cabinetry & Finish Work

Video #12 in our ongoing series of Renaissance Homes quality construction. President Randy Sebastian talks about cabinetry install and finish carpentry. This is where the details really matter. First Randy walks us through the kitchen cabinetry and the unique and high quality features used in...

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Weekend Open House | 4 Move-In Ready Homes

Four gorgeous move-in ready homes in John’s Landing, Beaumont-Wilshire, West Linn and Lake Oswego! Stop by and take a tour of the latest in green building technology. Stop by and see our bungalow, our four-square and our traditional Euro and Northwest styles. Renaissance Vintage Collection -...

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Renaissance Homes | Ultimate Open House Idea Home

The Ultimate Open House is coming! Every year the Homebuilder’s Association hosts the best of home building trends, ideas and design in their spring Ultimate Open House show. The free two weekend event features builders showcasing homes throughout the metropolitan area. Show dates are April...

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Drywall

Video #11 in our ongoing series of Renaissance Homes quality construction. President Randy Sebastian talks about our new home drywall. Randy discusses the Rigid back drywall and how that reduces bowing. In addition, Randy discusses the techniques and products Renaissance Homes uses for drywall to...

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Construction Corner | Accessory Dwelling Units

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are self-contained, compact homes built on the same lot as a single-family home.  They can be garage conversions, basement living spaces or new detached units.  Sometimes called “in-law apartments”, “granny flats”, or “backyard...

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Beaumont-Wilshire Broker Luncheon | Tues, April 9th | 12-2 pm

We’re kicking off April with a Beaumont-Wilshire broker tour featuring our favorite Cleary Four square floorplan. This stunner is just a few blocks from the New Seasons market and close to cafes and shops.  Great location! This stylish vintage home is energy efficient, move-in ready and...

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Renaissance Homes Weekend Events

Our first weekend of April and Renaissance Homes has open houses throughout the metro area – PLUS, a special Design Studio Event on Saturday! Join us for a new open house in Beaumont-Wilshire – the gorgeous Cleary 4-square! Plus several homes under construction in Lake Oswego and West...

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Design Studio | Spring Open House | Saturday April 6th

Join us for a spring Design Studio open house event! Renaissance Homes is opening the Design Studio doors and offering wine and treats for an afternoon event. Join us on Saturday, April 6th, 12-2 pm. Stop by and meet award winning Street of Dreams designer Sandie Hume. Check out the latest trends...

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Polar Blanket Insulation & Moisture Test

Video #10 in our ongoing series of Renaissance Homes quality construction. President Randy Sebastian explains about the superior energy savings of Polar Blanket insulation and how it lowers your utility costs. Plus, why we dry out and moisture test all our homes and the benefits to you after the...

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10 Cities Where Rents Will Rise The Most

There is no question that 2012 was a good year for landlords. Rental rates continued to rise, as they have since 2010. Nationwide, the year ended with an average vacancy rate of 4.5%, a huge drop from the 8% high in 2009, according to real-estate research firm Reis Inc. “The last time vacancy...

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Holiday Open Houses | Happy Easter

Join us on Saturday for open houses in Lake Oswego, Beaumont-Wilshire and John’s Landing. We have stunning traditional style homes in Lake Oswego with craftsman and Euro elevations. John’s Landing features a gorgeous bungalow within walking distance of Macadam shops and cafes. Bike to...

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Mechanical

Video #9 in our ongoing series of Renaissance Homes quality construction. President Randy Sebastian talks new home mechanical install. Renaissance Homes boasts some of the most efficient heating and cooling systems around. Randy discusses how Renaissance’s new home mechanical install process...

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Renaissance Homes Recruiting For Quality Assurance Position

Renaissance Homes is now recruiting for a Quality Assurance / Construction Administration position. Please see the details below. General Quality Assurance Support: Overall support of QA Department: including QA reports for tracking warranty work in progress and QA Meetings as needed Generate...

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John’s Landing Broker Luncheon | Tues, March 26th | 12-2 pm

Spring is in the air and we are celebrating with a fabulous broker luncheon in John’s Landing in our newest move-in ready bungalow. This picturesque vintage style home hits all the right marks for style, charm and a classic vintage look plus it has been modernized for today’s lifestyle...

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Home Values Performed 42% Better When Near Public Transportation

WASHINGTON (March 21, 2013) – Location, location, location near public transportation may be the new real-estate mantra according to a new study released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). Data in the study reveals that...

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Owners of energy-efficient homes less likely to default on mortgages

UNC report first study to assess linkages between home energy efficiency and mortgage risks A new study shows the risk of mortgage default is one-third lower for energy-efficient, Energy Star-rated homes—a factor lenders and Congress should consider when making mortgage loans and policy. “Home...

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Electrical

Video #8 in our ongoing series of Renaissance Homes quality construction. President Randy Sebastian talks about new home electrical wiring. Randy walks through how Renaissance Homes plans it electrical and how they ensures it’s done right the first time. Randy also discusses why it’s...

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Rain Screen Siding

Video #7 in our ongoing series of Renaissance Homes quality construction. President Randy Sebastian talks about Rain Screen siding, and its benefits. Renaissance Homes have never had a leak in the past nine years because of our rain screen siding. Randy will show you the whole system, its design,...

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Housing starts rising in Portland Metro area

President Randy Sebastian speaks to KGW Business Reporter Joe Smith on the state of employment in the construction industry. Click for video.   Renaissance Homes is an award winning Street of Dreams custom home builder specializing in green building, remodeling and renovations for the...

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The Time, and Place, to Buy

As both mortgage rates and housing prices head higher, home buyers may be wondering whether they ought to settle for whatever property they can get now, rather than risk paying more later. The answer depends on where you’re buying. Interest rates aren’t expected to rise much this year, but the...

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Weekend Open Houses | Bungalow, 4-sq and a Euro!

Two new open houses in Portland! A gorgeous bungalow in John’s Landing and a beautiful 4-square in Burlingame. Both of these locations offer walkability to commercial, cafes and shops PLUS a close-in commute to downtown and OHSU. Our Lake Oswego location is showcasing the stunning Hawthorne...

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Rosemont

Floorplan Description Welcome home to this exquisitely designed home. Enjoy both public and private spaces in this thoughtful design. Entertain in the formal spaces and escape to the master suite, tucked away on the main floor with a spacious bath and adjacent closet. The great room, nook and open...

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Masonry

Video #6 in our ongoing series of Renaissance Homes quality construction. President Randy Sebastian talks about masonry and its installation. Randy discusses why Renaissance Homes has the best quality masonry and talks about the only contractor they trust to do it right. This video also shows why...

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Home prices finally returning to normal

After years of wild swings, the U.S. housing market is slowly returning to normal. The latest forecast from Fiserv Case-Shiller predicts home prices will increase by an average of 3.3% annually over the five years ending September, 2017. “2012 was the first year since 1997 that the housing...

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Renaissance Construction Video Series 6: Masonry

Video #6 in our ongoing series of Renaissance Homes quality construction. President Randy Sebastian talks about masonry, installation and why it’s best done by hand by experienced craftsmen. Renaissance Homes is an award winning Street of Dreams custom home builder specializing in green...

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Open Houses | Two in Portland, one in Lake Oswego

Isn’t this the year to find your dream home? With personalized touches, convenient locations, energy efficient features and plenty of charm, we’ll be with you every step of the way to create your custom home — or choose from our finished designer selected homes. Stop by our two...

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Montebello

Floorplan Description This spacious home has an ideal layout for the busy family on the go. The kitchen is always the heart of the home and in the lovely Montebello, it is also the soul. Open to the dining and family room, you can stay in touch with the rest of the family while making dinner or...

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Pacifica

Floorplan Description Spacious and welcoming, the Pacifica has a few surprises at every turn. The great room, nook and kitchen are open and flow easily for entertaining. Have your party spill out onto the covered back patio and enjoy the privacy of your tranquil backyard. The front elevation hides...

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Bellissimo

Floorplan Description One of our most popular Renaissance Homes floorplans, this traditional family home offers distinctive elevations, formal dining and a fabulous kitchen layout that will make you never want to leave it.  Ample counter space, built-in island, gorgeous custom cabinetry, sink...

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Framing End

Video #5 in our ongoing series of Renaissance Homes quality construction. President Randy Sebastian explains the end of the new home framing process. Learn the importance of kiln dried lumber and open web floor trusses. View TranscriptHide Transcript Intro Hi, I’m Randy Sebastian, President...

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Montara

Montara Floorplan Description Perfectly designed for today’s modern lifestyle, the Montara features a spacious 3 car garage and welcoming Euro styled exterior. A main level den is quietly tucked away for ease. The open kitchen allows easy entertaining with a spacious island, oversized pantry,...

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Fernbrook

Floorplan Description Exquisite details are abundant inside and out of this beautiful home. The main level features a formal dining room perfect for holiday dinners. A large kitchen opens to the eating nook and great room. A work island, spacious pantry, custom cabinetry and the sink overlooks the...

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Housing: It’s Becoming a Seller’s Market

The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday what home buyers in many parts of the United States have known for months: it’s becoming a seller’s market. The number of homes listed for sale in January fell by 4.9%, leaving 1.74 million properties on the market. That’s the lowest since...

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