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Show us Your Lights Contest!

It’s that time of the year again! Show off your home’s outdoor holiday light display by replying to our Facebook post here: Your home must be in Oregon, Washington or Idaho and it must be your home. Whoever gets the most “likes” wins! Our prize will be a $250 Visa Gift Card. Winner to … read more “Show us Your Lights Contest!”

Homebuilding 101 Workshop

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29th WHEN: 6:00 – 7:30pm WHERE: Cascade Grill | 110 Opal Ct, Albany OR Learn about building a new home on your land while enjoying beverages and appetizers as our team guides you through the home building journey. For attending, you will receive a $1,000 incentive toward your future Simplicity Home! TOPICS OF DISCUSSION … read more “Homebuilding 101 Workshop”

Simple Ways to Refresh Your Home for Fall

As the leaves start to change and the air gets crisper, it’s time to bid farewell to summer and welcome fall, the season for cozy sweaters, warm cider, and pumpkin everything. The transition to this cozy season is a great time to refresh your home – but it doesn’t mean you have to spend a … read more “Simple Ways to Refresh Your Home for Fall”

Fall Lawn Care Tips

Love thick green lawns? Then you should start working now. Lawn experts all agree that the key to having a healthy lawn during the spring and summer months is the care you take during the fall season! The fall growing season is beneficial to the grass roots thanks to the cool and moist weather. Here … read more “Fall Lawn Care Tips”

Common First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid

Are you getting ready to buy your first house? Shopping for a home can be an exciting – yet intimidating – experience. There are a lot of big decisions to make, but having some knowledge about the home buying process will make it more manageable. Here are some common mistakes first-time homebuyers typically make. Miscalculating … read more “Common First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid”

Tips for the New Home Final Walk-Through

You’ve searched for the perfect lot, builder, and home plan. Now you’ve gotten word that it’s time for the final walk-through of your new home. It’s important to be prepared because the walkthrough is an important part of the home building process.   Here are some tips you can use to make sure your final … read more “Tips for the New Home Final Walk-Through”

How to Organize the Garage from Top to Bottom

The garage is the junk drawer of our homes. If an item doesn’t have a place inside the house, it quickly gets tossed into the garage. Even with the best intentions, the garage can devolve into a hodgepodge of sports equipment, cleaning supplies, holiday decorations, and toys. Then, you need to find the luggage for … read more “How to Organize the Garage from Top to Bottom”

How to Select the Right Home Plan to Build

Building your new home can feel like an overwhelming task. It’s your chance to create the perfect home for your family from the ground up. Most home buyers have a general idea of the size and style of home they want, but additional necessities or features may be unclear.   To make sure you select … read more “How to Select the Right Home Plan to Build”

Essential Things to Do Before Leaving for Vacation

The days before leaving on a vacation always feel overwhelming. Often, you’re spending those precious days making sure you’ve packed everything you need because the last thing you want to deal with is that nagging feeling that you’ve forgotten something. Before you leave for your well-deserved trip, remember to get your home ready for your … read more “Essential Things to Do Before Leaving for Vacation”

How to Settle into Your New Simplicity Home

Congratulations! You’ve closed on your new Simplicity home and now have the keys in your hand. Your homebuying journey has ended, but now you’re about to embark on a new one: homeownership! There’s still plenty to do to make your new house feel more like home. Use these tips and suggestions to help your entire … read more “How to Settle into Your New Simplicity Home”