Renaissance at Stono 93

Welcome to Stono 93 in Tualatin, Oregon Renaissance Homes will open Stono 93 – a collection of new homes for sale in Tualatin, Oregon – in spring 2014. Six exclusive energy-efficient new homes will be built, all with luxurious amenities, main level dens, gourmet kitchens and all will...

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New-home sales show biggest monthly increase since May 1980

Americans ramped up purchases of new homes in October after three months of soft sales, evidence that the housing recovery is improving fitfully. Sales of new homes grew 25.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 444,000, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. That was the largest...

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Renaissance partners with HBF to build at-risk youth housing facility

Announcing the next HBF project: New Meadows  The Home Builders Foundation is pleased to announce its next project: New Meadows. The HBF will partner with Bridge Meadows, a multi-generation housing facility, to provide safe haven for at-risk youth aging out of the foster care system. New Meadows...

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Save on Energy Costs This Winter

Whether you’re hoping to ease your impact on the planet or just want to save a few dollars, reducing your energy use can help you get there. In fact, 10 percent of renters in a recent Rent.com survey said that utilities are their biggest monthly expense, coming in third after monthly rent...

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Portland #1 City on Bike Score

Walkscore.com gives Portland big kudos. Overall the city ranks with a Walk Score of 63, a Transit Score of 50 and a Bike Score of 70. The Bike Score of 70 ranks Portland the #1 city for bikers. No surprise for Portlanders. Portland might be the most walking, biking, and public transit friendly...

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A Taste of Autumn | Apple Tasting Event

Join Renaissance Homes for a Taste of Autumn as we celebrate everyone’s favorite fruit. We’ll be taste testing apples, apples and more apples! Join us for a selection of local apples, tasty cider and even a unique northwest treat – apple beer! Yum! All the tasty fun begins Saturday, October...

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Weekend Open Houses | Pumpkins, Modern Style & Greenspaces

The sun is shining and Oregonians are enjoying a warm October weekend. Get out and stop by an open house and start dreaming about the home you could move in to before the holidays! Renaissance at Rychlick Farm – Stop by this weekend and visit our Pumpkin Patch Event on Sunday, 12-2. Join...

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QR Codes Popping Up In Real Estate

What are those rows of lines and square dots? It’s a QR Code and it’s starting to pop up everywhere from manufacturing to retail and now real estate. QR Code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode. The system has become popular due to its fast...

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Renaissance Style: Top 10 Staging Tips

Just like in life, you only have one chance to make a good first impression. If you are selling your home, make sure when prospective home buyers come see your home, it is ready! 1. Declutter Clutter makes homes seem small and disorganized. Pack-up now…you have to do it anyway. Everything in the...

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Renaissance at the Home & Garden Show!

It’s the premier Home & Garden Show of the year at the Portland Expo Center! Stop by and visit the Renaissance Homes booth, 712! We’ll be at the show talking about the Renaissance Homes custom home division. From building on your lot, to helping you find a lot, we can make your...

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7 Reasons to Buy a House Before 2014

If you’ve been thinking about taking the plunge and buying a home, the last quarter of 2013 might just be the time to do it. Rates on fixed-rate loans are still appealing, and experts say it’s still cheaper to buy than rent. Some financial institutions are also a little more lax with...

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Experts Comment on the Housing Market

National experts weigh in with their thoughts on real estate, the housing market and how we’re recovering. Rick Judson, chairman of NAHB Responding to the report that over 80% of housing markets are improving: “While there is still plenty of room for growth, this is an excellent indication...

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Higher Interest Rates Haven’t Spooked High-End Buyers

Borrowers needing a jumbo mortgage are still snapping up homes priced at $1 million or more. Mortgage rates have risen. Home prices are up. But high-end home buyers are still on a spending spree. Purchases of existing homes priced above $1 million are up 25% from a year ago, said Walter Molony, a...

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Metro | Grand Opening Event! Food, Music & Northwest Wines

Join Renaissance President Randy Sebastian and the Renaissance team as we celebrate the opening of our newest collection – metro! Grand Opening Party at 3305 SE 11th in Brooklyn! Thursday, September 5th, 6-9pm. We’ll be throwing a neighborhood party. Join us for tasty bites from...

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Metro | Introducing Sleek Modern Architecture

Bright green doors, blue walls and European look kitchens? What is that? It’s the new metro collection from Renaissance Homes. Practical, open floor plans, sleek modern designs and energy efficient. “For me, building homes is about innovation and creating a space that people want to call home,”...

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Renaissance Homes | Sunday Open Houses

It’s going to be a busy weekend around the metro area! The Oregon State Fair is in full swing through September 2nd and Hood to Coast kicks off today.  Good luck to the runners- be safe out there! While you are out this weekend, stop by a Renaissance open house on Sunday. We will be closed...

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Neighborhood Profile: Thriving in Multnomah Village

When buying a home, most homebuyers look for the perfect location: a blend of a serene neighborhood, with easy access to restaurants and other essential businesses.  Multnomah has the perfect mix of these two standards. Multnomah Village is a business center with a variety of thriving local...

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Weekend Open Houses | Bungalows, Gables and Euros!

Stop in this weekend for a tour of one of four gorgeous Renaissance neighborhoods. We have bungalows, gables and Euros to tour in Lake Oswego, West Linn, Portland and Sherwood. We have 5 move-in ready homes available and many more under construction. Renaissance at Rychlick Farm – Stop by for a...

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Money Magazine | Sherwood #5 Best Small Towns in America

America’s top 50 small towns are not only thriving economically, they’ve also got all you could want in a place to raise a family: plenty of green space, good schools, and a strong sense of community. Money Magazine recently ranked the Top 50 small towns in America and Sherwood, OR made the...

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Broker Luncheon August 13th | Lake Oswego & Sherwood

Join us for a tasty broker luncheon at two picturesque Renaissance locations – Renaissance Woods and Renaissance at Rychlick Farm! Tuesday, August 13th, 12-2pm. Tour two move-in ready Renaissance Homes that exude the latest in green building technology. Check out our superior energy...

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Weekend Opens | Sherwood, Lake Oswego & Portland

August is upon us and with it the wait is over! Renaissance at Rychlick Farm in Sherwood is throwing open its doors and having a community BBQ this weekend! Come join the fun on Saturday, Aug 3rd. We will also be hosting several open houses throughout the metro area, so stop in for a visit and...

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Sherwood Grand Opening | Sat, Aug 3rd

Renaissance Homes is proud to announce our return to Sherwood with our newest neighborhood opening: Renaissance at Rychlick Farm. This gorgeous new neighborhood features 26 generously sized homesites, all built green with the latest technology and personalized through our exclusive Design Studio....

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Renaissance Homes Launches iPad App

Renaissance Homes is now available on your iPad. The iPad has become a necessary business tool for many of us and now you can access Renaissance Homes quickly and easily, all with a few clicks. “I carry my iPad with me everywhere I go,” says Randy Sebastian, President of Renaissance Homes. “I can...

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Vintage Home Show in Multnomah Village

Join us for the final week of The Vintage Home Show and help Oregon Food Bank. Join us Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm in Multnomah Village. We’re hosting a very special event – Sunday, July 28th from 12-2, join the KINK roadies for music, fun and prizes as we wrap up the final day...

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Guest Blog | Are home prices headed for a cliff again?

When a fellow mortgage professional shared with me that one of his customers had recently lost in a bidding war to purchase an older home when a competing buyer offered $35,000 above the $340,000 list price and waived the right to an inspection, I thought I had been transported back to 2006-2007,...

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Weekend Open Houses | Sherwood Debut!

With several open houses this weekend – from our Multnomah Village Vintage Home Show and Sherwood debut weekend– you’ll love learning about our green building features, admiring our craftsmanship and supporting the Oregon Food Bank.  Come find your new home; see you soon! Renaissance at Rychlick...

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Contest Rules

No purchase necessary to win. All federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations apply; void where prohibited. Eligibility: The Trek Steel District bike giveaway is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 13 years old at the time of...

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Multnomah Village Twilight Open House | Tues, July 16th | 4-7pm

The lazy days of summer are upon us. Warm nights with lots of sunlight are the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy the weather, walk the dog and stop in for a Renaissance Homes open house. Join us for local wines and tasty cheeses in Multnomah Village, Tuesday July 16th from 4-7 pm....

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Neighborhood Profile: Movie Madness in Belmont

Movie buffs around Portland are aware of this fabulous little gem in Belmont called Movie Madness. The Renaissance team stopped in to find a hard to find video for President Randy Sebastian, and lo and behold – they had it! We became members and spent an hour perusing the store and all its movie...

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Outdoor Summer Concert Guide

Nothing says summer like live music under a gorgeous sky. Here in Portland we are surrounded by amazing options for live tunes, dancing, frolic and merriment – and all with food, drink and people-watching galore thrown in. Some of our family-faves are on farms and others are in the thick of...

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Portland ParkScore #7 in National Tests!

Take that, #10 Seattle! For us in Portland, appreciating our parks is second nature. Admittedly, it’s a bit silly to try to compare cities by ranking them on a list of this or that. But who can resist? The lists have their limitations, but they are informative. In Portland, we tend to do pretty...

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Multnomah Village Broker Luncheon | Tues June 25th

Quaint. Charming. A bit off-center and quintessentially Portland. Multnomah Village is filled with character – as well as dozens of unique shops, galleries, restaurants, a wine bar and a brewpub, professional services, and the rambling Multnomah Art Center. This bustling neighborhood is easily...

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5 Move-In Ready Renaissance Homes!

It’s officially Summer in Portland! The festival season is upon us and home construction is back in full swing. Stop by this weekend for a visit. We have several newly completed homes throughout the metro area. You’ll love the gorgeous new bungalow in Rose City plus a fabulous SE...

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How the Housing Recovery Is Juicing Job Numbers

Home building was responsible for 20 percent of GDP growth in the last six quarters. An important reason why the economy has not recovered from the Great Recession as quickly as in prior economic downturns is that a traditional leader of economic growth – housing – has been stifled. In recent...

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Neighborhood Profile: Historic Alphabet District in NW Portland

The Northwest District is a unique blend of retail and residential in the Northwest section of Portland. Craftsman and Old Portland-style houses co-mingle with grand old apartment buildings and sleek new condominiums, within walking distance of an extensive array of restaurants, bars, and shops....

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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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