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5 Places to use patterns and 2 places to avoid them

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Some people love them, some people hate them. But there’s always room for a little pattern in your home’s interior décor.

Use patterns

Towels and napkins
Small bits of fun prints can add character to a plain kitchen. Dish towels and cloth napkins are easy to switch out, making it simple to change colors in your kitchen. Don’t be afraid to try floral, stripe or geometric designs and rotate them regularly.

Outdoor furniture cushions
While your patio furniture should be sturdy and timeless, the cushions and pillows can be anything you like. Change them with the season or just because chartreuse is your new favorite color. Bold floral prints and bright colors work well outside.

Throw pillows
Throw pillows can take a living area from “blah” to “wow!” Pair pillows touting small prints with solid pillow partners. If you’re feeling extra edgy, a texture like fur or denim can add another dimension to your living room.

Kitchen backsplash
The backsplash can transform a kitchen. Try a bright, hammered copper or glass tiles to bring light and energy into the space. Have fun with this change by choosing a unique material that can be the room’s focal point.

Curtains
Curtains are a prime place to incorporate large, bold prints. Complement busy patterns in curtains with solid-color accessories in the same shades to avoid making the space look too busy.

Avoid patterns

All four walls
Too much of a print can make a room feel cluttered. Try accenting one wall with a bold pattern, because a room full of prints can be hard to look at and even harder to update.

Couches
A patterned couch is usually best left on the showroom floor. As an investment piece, couches should be more neutral than trendy. Most prints go out of style within two to three years, so don’t let the appeal of your couch expire that quickly.

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Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES,            MASTERS CIRCLE, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Earth Advantage Broker, Oregon First, Realtors

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Three things to consider before buying a townhome.

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Ready to downsize? Looking for a property that’s maintenance-free? A townhome might be for you. Here are points to consider before buying a townhome.

  • Are you ready to share a wall with a neighbor? This may be an unexpected point to consider, but if you’ve spent most of your homeownership years with a lot of space between your house and the neighbors, it’s something to discuss.
  • What are your outside space expectations? Many townhomes will feature decks, patios and/or small yards, but some will not. Think about how much you spend your leisure time outside, and whether the townhome complex has green space or nearby parks.
  • Do you like the idea of an HOA? Most townhomes will have a homeowners association. For a monthly or annual fee you will receive benefits such as lawn care, a party room or clubhouse, workout center, and monitored security.

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-homesforyou@frontier.com

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Something sweet for this warm weather!

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Strawberry Mango Salsa

3/4 cup diced strawberries
3/4 cup diced mango
1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
2 Tbsp. diced red onion
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
2-3 tsp. honey, to taste
Juice of 1 lime

In a large bowl, combine strawberries, mango, jalapeño, onion, cilantro, honey, and lime juice.

Serve immediately with chips or over grilled chicken

If you’re looking for something sweet, call me and I will help you get a sweet deal in real estate!

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- homesforyou@frontier.com

See ALL available homes at my website!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

SALE PENDING!!

Close in Milwaukie 1 level charmer, nestled in a highly desirable Milwaukie neighborhood! This LIGHT AND BRIGHT home has 3 spacious bedroom, 1 1/2 sparkling clean bathrooms, oversized 2 car garage, RV PARKING, extra-large, sunny windows, cozy wood fireplace, classic hardwood floors, jumbo dining area, useful patio, covered patio area, fenced back yard, soothing small pond, working intercom/radio system, RV parking, and remodeled kitchen with gas range top, stainless steel appliances, tasteful subway tile, pantry and eating area. You’re sure to fall in love with the open floor plan and great location! SEE MORE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION ON MY WEBSITE, OR CALL ANYTIME.

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-homesforyou@frontier.com

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Some tips and tricks for you!

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Tips for Outdoor Photography

Memories last longer when caught on camera. Some occasions call for a splurge on a professional photographer. Others just call for a few snapshots to document a fun day at the lake or at a ball game. With a little planning and a digital camera, you can be snapping outdoor shots that will make your Instagram followers envious.

Pay attention to your ISO. The lower the ISO, the less sensitive the camera is to the light. For full sun and no shade, try an ISO of 100. If it’s overcast or you’re in the shade, turn it up to 400. If the sun is setting and you’re losing light, try an ISO of 640-800.

Use the flash. Depending on whether you want your subject back-lit or front-lit, using the flash can improve the results. Turning your flash down creates a more natural-looking shot while a strong flash can make your subject appear harsh. Purposefully under-exposing the background and bursting flash on your subject will create a focal point and enhance the mood of the photo.

Use natural light. Take advantage of the sun by allowing your subject to face the light. About 60 minutes after dawn and before dusk are known as the “golden hour” when light is optimal for shooting.

Check your white balance. Experimenting with the white balance before shooting allows you to color correct before editing. Depending on the light source and weather conditions, your subject may have a blue, orange or yellow hue. Play with these settings to find your desired coloration.

Change the aperture. If you’re shooting landscape photos, you’ll want to work in f/11 through f/22, where the lens is closed tighter. When isolating subjects, you’ll prefer to work with a more shallow depth of field, so set your aperture at f/2.8 or f/4.

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- homesforyou@frontier.com

See ALL available houses at my website!

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PRICE ADJUSTMENT! $529,999 BIG .27 Acre Lot that backs to Green Space, 3440 SF home-Happy Valley Area!

 8448 SE 134th Drive Portland, OR 97236 $529,999 RMLS#17125062 

Happy Valley area quality, high end home in an exceptional location! This fabulous home backs to a soothing and calming green space and will delight you year round. Classic, timeless style and comfort are infused in every corner of this home! This absolutely gorgeous home features 4 jumbo bedrooms, 2 ½ remodeled bathrooms, 3 car garage, may be possibility for RV parking, Colossal 31 X 19 Bonus room/Storage area, large office with built-ins and French doors, plus an absolutely HUGE Family room with wet bar, high ceilings and slider to private deck. The living room boasts beautiful built-ins, large, bright windows overlooking the green space and cozy gas fireplace with custom rock work. The kitchen is a great room concept with island, granite, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, gas range top, and an eating area that ushers you through the sliding door to the study deck with a pleasant view!    Soaring high ceilings, open and bright floor plan, lots of windows flood the house with light! Stunning hardwood floors, stately beams with custom moldings, jetted AND soaker tubs, walk in closets in 3 of the 4 bedrooms. The master on the main floor is gorgeous with a stunning BIG bathroom with jetted tub, walk in shower, walk in closet, double sinks and custom tile. This home could be perfect for multigenerational living! Self-contained chicken coop included! This is the nicest chicken coop I have ever seen! I think you’ll think so too! There is not enough room for all the amenities this wonderful home has to offer.

RMLS# 17125062, Asking $529,999~

8448 SE 134th Drive Portland, OR 97236

For more information call, email, or text Rachel Sheller

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available properties on my website!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Are you ready to get cooking?

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Whether you are buying or selling, I am always ready to get cooking!

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available homes at my website!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***