Weekend open house schedule

We can’t wait to show you around this weekend. From family homes in quiet neighborhoods backing to school grounds to neighborhoods with views and a community pool, charming, vintage-inspired homes in Portland’s hot spots to the sleek, understated lines of the Metro collection, steps...

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7 top housing trends for 2013

“In 2012 we saw the housing market recover and, going into 2013, we expected continuing recovery,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors. “Instead, the recovery accelerated a lot faster than we anticipated, which was great for sellers and for the 75 million...

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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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Learn about the Holiday Home Tour homes on display

With homes from the Vintage, Metro and Signature collections of homes, the Dec. 14 and 15 Holiday Home Tour showcases the diversity that Renaissance Homes builds. Known for its craftsmanship and green building techniques, Renaissance is a leader with green building. We can’t wait to give you...

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Attend the Holiday Home Tour Dec. 14 and 15

Tis’ the season to cherish the importance of home. We welcome you to attend the Renaissance Homes Holiday Home tour.  When: Dec. 14 and 15, noon to 5 p.m. Where: Scattered site tour. Homes from the Vintage, Signature and Metro collections will be on display.Renaissance at Rychlick Farm (Sherwood):...

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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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Home of the Week: 1703 SW Custer, Portland

Walk to Custer Park and Stephens Creek Natural Area. When at home, enjoy a view of Mt. Hood. The home at 1703 SW Custer in Multnomah Village is part of Renaissance Homes’ LEED-certified Vintage Collection and in the heart of all the action. Enjoy the area’s many shops, eateries and entertainment...

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Holiday weekend open house schedule

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.  And speaking of the holidays, how is your home functioning for your get-togethers? Wish you had additional prep space? Need a guest room? Hoping to create memories in a more inspiring environment? Bring the family along this weekend to tour new,...

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Giving thanks

At Renaissance Homes, we are thankful to have the privilege to come to work each day energized about what’s ahead. We’re proud of our strong relationships with our trade partners and our clients. We are passionate about homebuilding and take green building very seriously. Thankfully, we know you...

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View three homes Tuesday – West Linn, Portland

  Gather’ round. In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, Renaissance Homes would like to invite you to view three open houses Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy holiday desserts and refreshments at the move-in ready homes and enter to win a free turkey. Learn about green...

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Weekend open houses | Plus, holiday decorating

It’s going to be a great weekend to visit a Renaissance home. Whether you are looking at neighborhoods in Portland, Sherwood, West Linn or Lake Oswego, the Renaissance team is excited to share its move-in ready homes. In fact, you may just win a few prizes and useful tips for decorating for...

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Learn how to set the perfect holiday tablescape Nov. 10

The holidays are just around the corner and the season for gathering has begun. Gather in style and leave your guests with lasting memories of a delicious meal and a time well had. A joyful table arrangement will keep everyone in the festive mood. Renaissance Homes’ designers Lynnette Sandgren and...

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Introducing new cottage-inspired floorplans

The Morrison Bungalow and Cottage deliver countryside charm. Experience Renaissance Homes’ two new cottage-inspired floorplans – the Morrison Bungalow and the Morrison Cottage. Currently being built at 5521 and 5517 SE Steele in Portland’s Woodstock neighborhood, these homes will boast the...

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Attend the Design Studio Open House

You’re invited to a Design Studio Open House Saturday Nov. 2 from noon to 2 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and light bites as you preview the Renaissance Homes Design Studio featuring all interior and exterior finishes that complete a Renaissance home. From lighting and plumbing fixtures, tile details,...

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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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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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We’ll see you at the Expo Center and open houses

The Renaissance team is excited to strike up a fun conversation with you this weekend. Whether you visit us at our open houses around town or at our booth at the Fall Home & Garden Show at the Portland Expo Center, we look forward to sharing our passion for building green homes. With homes to...

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Weekend open houses | Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Sherwood

After visiting the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show or Fun on Foster Festival and Art Walk Saturday, be sure to stop by a Renaissance home on display.  Learn about our cut-above green building techniques and explore a new neighborhood. We’re building in all the hot spots in Portland, Lake...

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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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Visit a weekend open house | Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Sherwood

Mutts will strut over to Dogtoberfest at Luck Lab Brew Pub Saturday to help raise funds for DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital. In the evening, “Chelsea Lately” Comedienne Heather McDonald will perform at Helium Comedy Club. And now is a good time to brush up on your X-Files knowledge for the...

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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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Win an iPad mini at the Rychlick Farm broker’s open Tuesday

Looking for a family home within walking distance to Edy Ridge Elementary School and Laurel Ridge Middle School? Attend the broker’s open Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. And Realtors, be sure to bring your business card to be entered to win an iPad mini. View the official contest rules...

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Fri., Sat. and Sun. open houses | Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Sherwood

This weekend, in between sampling 16 brews at the Portland Beer Bend’r at Fifteeth Avenue Hophouse and hearing tunes from Sublime cover band The Bradley Band at Thirsty Lion, be sure to tour one of our open houses. With new homes for sale in Lake Oswego, West Linn, Sherwood and Portland,...

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Broker’s open | 11th and Franklin in Brooklyn

Join us today, Sept. 10, for a broker’s open from noon to 2 p.m. in Portland’s Brooklyn neighborhood. Tour two side-by-side move-in ready Metro plans by Renaissance Homes. What’s beyond the bright green and blue front doors? See for yourself.  3305 SE 11th | M1 Floorplan | 1,619...

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Broker’s open | Primrose in Multnomah Village

Tour two move-in ready homes Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Multnomah Village from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 4130 SW Primrose | Montclair Gable | Multnomah Village | $549,900 | Move-in ready – new price! 4122 SW Primrose |Woodward Bungalow | Multnomah Village | $539,900 | Move-in ready – new price! Amanda...

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Learn about Woodstock’s Mandarin language program

Renaissance Homes is nearly complete with two Vintage Collection homes in the Woodstock neighborhood, located at 5521 and 5517 SE Steele in Portland. Not only are the bungalow-style homes charming, but the location is just a few blocks from colorful learning opportunities. Nearby Woodstock School,...

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Weekend open houses | Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Sherwood

In between gigs at the popular MusicFest NW this weekend, swing by a Renaissance house on display.  Our new LEED-certified Metro line – with its sleek lines, low pitched roofs and minimalist appeal – might be the perfect, calming retreat to come home to after a busy day on the town.  We can’t wait...

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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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Randy’s Blog | Talking Recovery Numbers

As the final weeks of summer are winding down, kids are headed back to school soon and our local economy is picking up some steam. I read in the Oregonian today that Portland had its 8th straight month of creating more jobs, unemployment is heading down and interest rates are remaining at historic...

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Looking for an expansive backyard?

You can have it all – a new, LEED-certified home in charming Multnomah Village with an expansive, flat backyard. SW Primrose Beneath a private canopy of trees, two Renaissance homes on SW Primrose feature large fenced backyards, a rare find for homes within Portland and within close proximity to...

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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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Renaissance collects 595 pounds of food for Oregon Food Bank

Renaissance Homes collected 595 pounds of food for the Oregon Food Bank during The Vintage Home Show in late July. The tour highlighted four sustainably built Renaissance properties in the Multnomah Village neighborhood of Portland and each featured a food donation barrel. “The response was...

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Home of the Week – 21088 SW Nursery Way, Sherwood

In honor of the Renaissance at Rychlick Farm grand opening events that took place Saturday, we invite you to come back and experience our popular Bellissimo floorplan at 21088 SW Nursery Way in Sherwood. At 3,242 square feet and with four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a two car garage, this...

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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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Home of the Week – 3610 SE Haig

Everything about the Renaissance home at 3610 SE Haig in Portland is unique. Located in the Richmond area of SE Portland, the neighborhood hugs Mt. Tabor and features Sewallcrest Park and the Ivon Community Garden. The neighborhood is also home to Richmond Elementary School which comprises the...

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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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Attend The Vintage Home Show

Join us for The Vintage Home Show and help Oregon Food Bank. Taking place over two weekends (July 19 to 21 and July 26 to 28 from noon to 5 p.m. daily), the free home tour presented by Renaissance Homes and Directors Mortgage showcases four LEED-certified Renaissance homes from its Vintage...

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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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Weekend open houses | new Multnomah Village property

The Counting Crows with The Wallflowers will rock the Maryhill Winery, America’s Largest Antique & Collectible show will take over the Portland Expo Center and The Oregon Distillers Festival is on tap at McMenamins Edgefield. Yes, it’s going to be a great weekend in Portland, Oregon. Add...

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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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Home of the Week – 2728 Ridge Lane, West Linn

Stroll the farmers’ market in West Linn’s Historic Willamette District before enjoying a leisurely dip in your private, neighborhood pool. Meet a friend for coffee or picnic at one of the city’s many meticulously maintained parks. Welcome to Rosemont Pointe in West Linn by Renaissance Homes. With...

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