About One Level and Master on the Main Homes ~ Gen X, Echo Boomers, Baby Boomers, what are your dozen choices for the Top Dozen Qualities and Features in your next Home? Things that contribute most to toward making your home and life healthy inwardly and outwardly?

 Gen X, Echo Boomers, Baby Boomers,what are your  Dozen Top choices for the  Qualities  and Features in your next Home?  Things  that contribute most  to toward making your home and life healthy inwardly and outwardly? One Baby Boomers  Values

    •  Simplicity in size and design making it possible to vacation and travel
    • Must have Views , sunrises and sunsets
    • Bright , open ,  airy spaces
    • Dual Multifunctional  Great Room Living Spaces
    • Multiple  Covered Outdoor Living Spaces off of the primary  living spaces
    • Built in Niche Spaces for Art , Organization, Storage
    • Using Materials that have texture, warmth that  creates an earthiness and  intimacy
    •  Invisible Green and Sustainable features

 What would you add to this list?

1. Dual sinks in the master bath
2. Jacuzzi tub made for two
3. His and Hers closets
4. A “man” room for his stuff
5. A large kitchen island
6. A bedroom big enough for a king size bed
7. Water views for sunrises and sunsets
8. Bright and airy spaces
9. Storage, storage, storage
10. Fireplace

What did they miss?

 NEW AND REMODELED ONE LEVEL HOMES IN THE PORTLAND AREA

Have you ideas for and are interested in finding your next abode?  Visit the  Best One Level and Master on the Main Homes For Sale this week in Oswego & W.Linn

 Palisades Heights   (479,000)  2300 sqft 4/2.5  -   Hidden location pindrop quiet,  like model home , separate bonus, easy to care yard, great walking area . Traditional separation living , sleeping wings, Extensive woodwork and crown molding  ,  refinished hardwoods, 2 gas fp, lots of natural lighting

 Palisades Heights  (534,500)  Pending in 2 days  1900 sqft  3/2.1 – Super easy to care yard, elegant  u shaped layout  with livingroom in back of house,  gleaming  remodel , Heated travertine, granite, hardwood bonus and den

Old Town Spectacular Willamette ($595,000) river luxury condo    1885  2/2.1 -  Floorplan based on huge great room living area viewing spectacular a protected natural riverfront setting,  upgraded stone, tile, hardwoods.  Elevator, Underground parking . Stafford Lowland Mini- Estate  French Farmhouse( 1,595,000)  7 car garage   3300 sqft  4/3  5 view acres. 3800 sqft on one level ,  popular designer remodel+ guest cottage, barn  

Summit Splendor   ( 715,000) top end remodeling 175,000 reduction 2500 sqft  4/2 – Contemporary Styled one level very open and light  with High impact materials and amenities. With elegant entry to  outdoor super private easy living  yard 

Stafford Lowland Mini- Estate  French Farmhouse( 1,595,000)  7 car garage   3300 sqft  4/3  5 view ac 3800 sqft on one level ,  popular designer remodel+ guest cottage, barn

FOR LANDLORDS AND SELLERS – please take special care with lead from new renovations or repairs!

FOR LANDLORDS AND SELLERS -TAKE SPECIAL CARE WITH LEAD FROM NEW RENOVATION OR REPAIRSThe EPA issued a new rule in March 2008 that applies to maintenance or repair activities

where:

·six (6) square feet or more of lead-based paint is disturbed in the interior, or

·twenty (20) square feet or more of lead-based paint is disturbed on the exterior.

AS OF DECEMBER 1st, 2008:

Those performing renovation, repair and painting projects on pre-1978 housing must provide a new brochure called “Renovate Right3” and get another disclosure form signed before renovations begin. This would come into play in a sales transaction when, for example, a renter is living in a home that is marketed for sale and repair work is done while the renter still lives there. The disclosure requirement falls on the property and owner and his / her contractors, but you as a Realtor® should be familiar with the requirement.

AS OF APRIL 22nd, 2010: 

see the new requirements at:

 http://fhco.org/pdfs/published%20articles/read_on%20articles/LeadHazardsinHousing.pdf

Interesting to visit the EPA site with a long list of fines to huge companies for minor infractions compared to putting in jeopardy the entire Gulf Stream!   http://www.leadfreekids.org/

Green Cash Incentives for Solar,Small Wind,Hydro,Weatheriz,Heating,Cool,Appliances

PEACE OF MIND  GREEN TAX DOLLARS CREATING JOBS & A SUSTAINABLE GRANDCHILD EARTH

  

 

   VISIT SOME GREEN HOMES- Hawthorne Contemp,SylvanStDreams, GardenHomeTraditional,AlbertaContemp,OswegoMasterMain,LakegroveSaltbox

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NEXT GENERATION OF ONE LEVEL LIVING MASTER ON THE MAIN

 ’Next Generation  of  One Level Living’ in  this  New Home Design  by Curt Ohlsen beaming  us  from  the past/present into the future  of Master on the Main layouts  in  Stoneridge Custom Developments iconic  NW Vista Lodge Craftsman /style Home. 

 This Vista Lodge has  one of the  most attractive Master on the Main designs  for  Empty Nesters , in market deficient in good one level + homes. . 

 Located on the Top of Mountain with Lake Views , this home is  a portrait of unsurpassed beauty & quality w/gorgeous natural stone surfaces. Rough hewn exposed beams integrated into Palatial Interior Spaces.  Perfectly manicured into  a  hilltop where  each passing moment is   perfection. Lake Oswego shimmering below as a pure precious silver platter,   clouds wrapped  over  the  soft volcanic shoulders of Cook Butte with  Century old oaks swaying like curtains across  mists rising over the dome of the Hunt Club far below.  

  The Palatial Interior Spaces  offer an open, light filled , intimate feeling, high quality of living potential.  Rooms that inspire and are great places to vision A True  Great Room  1-level  living home with  a variety of  adaptable His and Hers and home business  bonus spaces on the main level with the potential for an elevator.

 Main Level Living (3500 SQFT) 

 Massive Mountain Lodge Style Great Room

State of Art – A Gathering  Gourmet Country Kitchen

 Open Entertaining  Dining Space

Intimate Private Mini-Cathedral Sized Master Suite

Master Bath with laundry

 Meditative Study/Library

 Main Floor Guest En-suite

 Sewing/Crafts/Hobby Room

 Flex Three car (stackable 4th)  with a shop area

 Highly Durable Natural materials and finishes for EASY CARE

 Sumptuous  Fully Functional Covered Outdoor Living Space

 Adaptable Bonus Area Up  (2000 + sq up)

2 Bonus Room flex spaces 

 for media, library, billiards, trophy room,  crafts, exercise

  2nd Mini Master

  Additional Bedroom

View these one level or master on the main homes.

South Lake Oswego, First Addition Craftsman, Dunthorpe,Willamette Village , Westlake Oswego

 Call or email for a list of potential one level or master on the main properties in the Portland metro. Or the perfect location to build your own one level abode.   I  would be happy to offer  referrals  for great resources to  redesign  your current home or a new custom home.

Future of Corporations; Business can be a positive force for social change Triple bottom line, social, ecological, financial performance

I am preparing to become a Professsional Trade Ally of  Earth Trust this week. Earth Trust is a Community partner with a  new type of corporation using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems the Benefit (B)Corporations.  Using  comprehensive and transparent social and environmental standards via the B Rating System and a unifying brand.  285 companies , 54 industries and 30 US states are now  B Corporations.

 The point of B Corp and its rating system is to distinguish between the companies that say they’re doing good things, and the companies that can prove that they are.  B Lab embraces corporate values that include;

  the interests of employees, community and the environment.

 Resources and information to improve your company’s social and environmental performance.

 A community of fellow entrepreneurs who share best practices; consumers looking to support “good companies”  and   investors aligned with your company’s mission

 Society will move closer to achieving a positive, environmental footprint and more people will be employed in great local places t o work.

 Examples of  the growing B Corporation Community  

ShoreBank Corporation  – ShoreBank is steering the banking world in a different direction by investing in people and their communities to create economic equity and a healthy environment.

 Solmetric Corporation -Solmetric focuses on developing quality tools for the solar installation industry.

 Hydrovolts – Revolutionary in-stream hydrokinetic turbines that generate renewable energy from water currents.

 Dansko, literally translated as “Danish Shoe,” was founded in 1990 with a simple, flexible-bottom clog. The brand has since expanded significantly, adding more diverse products from casual to dress, and from sandals to boots.  

 At Seventh Generation, we know your home is your world. For the past 20 years, it’s been our mission to help you protect your world with our naturally safe and effective household products.

B Corporation Partners

The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, or BALLE, is North America’s fastest growing network of socially responsible businesses.

 CERES-Ceres is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change

 Energy Star-ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices

Fair Trade Certified- The Fair Trade Certified™ Label guarantees consumers that strict economic, social and environmental criteria were met in the production and trade of an agricultural product

 B Corporation Partnership Services 

Rockefeller Foundation: Attempts to harness the creative forces of globalization, supporting breakthrough solutions to 21st century challenges. Through their pioneering Impact Investing initiative, Rockefeller Foundation was an early B Lab supporter. Equally important, the foundation’s ongoing financial support has allowed B Lab both to expand its core operations and to accelerate the development of the standards infrastructure that is now being used by investors, entrepreneurs, consumers, and policymakers far beyond the core community of Certified B Corps. 

Yale School of Management: Beginning with the Class of 2009, Yale’s loan-forgiveness program has expanded to include qualified SOM graduates who work in Certified B Corporations, and provide pro-rated support to graduates working part-time. The program will support the repayment of annual need-based loans to a maximum of the total SOM tuition and mandatory fees

Investor’s Circle:  The mission of Investors’ Circle is to a) catalyze the flow of capital to early stage companies that address major social and environmental problems and b) grow and support the network of patient capital investors.

Interesting in becoming a B Corp? Go to their website http://blog.bcorporation.net/