Jaimy Beltran's Blog Posts

27606 NE 182nd Ave, Battle Ground, WA, 98604

Home For Sale in Battle Ground, WASearch current inventory for homes for sale in Battle Ground, WADetails:MLS #183659573 Beds/2.5 bathsBuilt 2005Curb Appeal, Private Gate & More! This custom

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Beltran Properties Group Joins Forces with NW Native Jen Green

And we couldn’t be more proud to work with her!Are you ready to dive deep? Beltran Properties Group Agent Jen Green is ready when you are! Jen, a Pacific Northwest native and self-proclaimed

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Luxury Once Tasted Becomes A Necessity

One of the many reasons we want you to get pre-qualified is the fact that once you have tasted luxury, it’s very hard to give it up.If you have ever used a loaner car from a dealership,

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The Draw Of The Flaw

I stole the headline from the Washington Post because it is so good.  Buying a home with real or perceived flaws can allow you to be in a neighborhood at a discount. It is

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Architectural Styles, Part 4 – Shotgun, Split-Level, Salt Box

ShotgunTradition has it that if you fire a shotgun through the front doorway of this long, narrow home, the bullet will exit directly through the back door. The style is characterized by a single

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Architectural Styles Part 5 – Cape Cod, Creole, Dutch-Colonial

Cape CodSome of the first houses built in the United States were Cape Cods. The original colonial Cape Cod homes were shingle-sided, one-story cottages with no dormers. During the mid-20th century,

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Architectural Styles Part 6, Federal, French Provincial, Georgian

FederalUbiquitous up and down the East Coast, Federal-style architecture dates from the late 1700s and coincided with a reawakening of interest in classical Greek and Roman culture. Builders began

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How to remove wallpaper yourself – insider tips and advice!

I was a general contractor for years before joining the real estate industry. I’ve removed HUNDREDS of rooms of wallpaper, and I’m here to help those do-it-yourselfers out there get rid

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Best question when interviewing agents

Real estate agents help navigate through tough situations, negotiations, repairs and appraisals.  Some great agents, like the Beltran Properties Group, help over a hundred families a year

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How A Simple Box Will Make Moving Day Better

Moving is difficult. We only do it so often and rarely frequent enough to remember all of the little details. The worst part of moving is not being able to find the things you need within the

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Beltran’s 6th Annual Client Appreciation Event: Dinner and River Cruise on the Sternwheeler

All Aboard! Beltran Properties Group prepares to entertain nearly 180 clients aboard the vessel during their 6th Annual Client Appreciation Event on Nov 11, 2017.Magician Craig Martin wowed the

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Even Agents Don’t Sell Their Home By Themselves Sometimes

While many agents do sell their homes themselves, I have seen a lot that don’t and there’s a good reason. It’s just different when it’s your own property.Even the ones that

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The Jetsons are the new Joneses

Remember the Jestons from 1962? Back then, the thought of the future was so uplifting and positive; Rosie the robot, flying cars, smart communication devices, automatic small appliances and lights

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Hilarious House Fails

From a stairway built right against a wall, to a huge tree in the middle of the driveway, these are some hilarious house fails!Check out the full post and others like it HERE. Check out our office

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What is the new Portland Home Energy Score?

Starting January 1, 2018, the City of Portland will require sellers of single family homes in Portland, Oregon to obtain and disclose a Home Energy Report. The concept is that each home will have a

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What is a Buyers Repair Addendum?

When purchasing a home, many times in the sales agreement, the agent will suggest writing in a contingency period for inspections and repairs to be negotiated. This can be however long or short a

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When The Weather Outside Is Frightful….Use These 3 Holiday Hacks to Protect Your Floors

The Holiday season brings more foot traffic to your home, which can put a lot of stress on your floors—holiday parties, a family get together and even hosting an open house in the winter

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Majestic Mt. Hood

Whether you are in town for a visit or you are a Northwest native, the picturesque views of Mt. Hood have surely grabbed your attention.  Located about 50 miles Southeast/east of Portland, OR,

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Do You Dig? Your Guide to Razor Clam Digging in the Pacific Northwest (part one)

Having access to the incredible Pacific Northwest coast is the 12, 876th reason why you should live in Oregon or Washington! Make it a day trip or rent cottage; either way, there are so many reasons

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Do You Dig? Your Guide to Razor Clam Digging in the Pacific Northwest (part two)

(…Continued from part one, here.)“How do I find the razor clams in the sand?”One thing you have to know about digging for razor clams, is that you never know what type of hole you

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Super Blood Moon!

During the early morning hours of Wednesday, Jan 31st, we’ll get the opportunity to see an amazing lunar event! A blue moon, super moon, and a total lunar eclipse on the same night! It

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Portland Winter Light Festival

Come check out the Portland Winter Light Festival tonight! This is a free community event for all ages, presented by PGE and powered by PGE renewable energy.This fun event lights up the city of

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Top 5 HOT interior home colors for 2018

Sometimes, especially during the dreary winter months, we need a little extra PIZAZZ.How about adding a pop of color to your life?Even something small, like an accent wall can change the entire feel

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Washington’s most “liked” driveway on instagram

Nestled near Snowqualmie, near North Bend is a magical place called Rockwood Farm.Boasting over 49 acres of beautiful landscape, Rockwood Farm is so breathtaking, it’s no wonder it’s one

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2018 Oregon Food Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

Food festivals are such a great way to experience incredible food from local talent! We’ve chosen a few of our favorites for you to add to your bucket list!1.Newport Seafood and Wine –

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Oregon’s roads are safer than most of the country!

Oregon was ranked #6 out of all the 50 states across 23 indicators of a positive commute.We were #1 for lowest auto maintenance costs, but did top the list when it came to highest average gas&

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Can Money Buy Love? Happy Valentines Day

Money can buy love.The average U.S. consumer spent around $146.84 on Valentine’s Day gifts, meals and entertainment in 2016, according to an annual U.S. National Retail Federation survey

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Would you like to live in the Best city in Oregon?

According to a new list compiled by 24/7 Wall Street, ranking best cities for each state, Livability, health and fitness, and employment opportunities were named some of Beaverton’s best

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Four of My Favorite Vancouver Parks

If you’re new to Vancouver, WA or a seasoned resident, I am certain there will be a local park that you have not been to or may not have heard of. Vancouver has over 80 local parks and 20

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To Buy or Not to Buy

In a very short period of time those great real estate deals that existed in “remote” places like Canby, Aurora, Newberg and McMinnville have almost vanished. Many prospective buyers

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Ski or ride for FREE at Mt. Hood Skibowl

For a donation of 10 cans of food, you can ride for FREE from 9am-4pm this Friday, March 30th only.The event is called “Ski for Sunshine” and this will be their 30th year anniversary,

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What You Need To Know About Omitted Property Taxes

A growing number of Oregon homeowners are getting hard hit by omitted taxes which occur when county assessors realize real property is worth more than they thought and pursue the unpaid taxes.You

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How to Design an Amazing Outdoor Space

The warmer months are coming, and if your outdoor space is not as inviting as you might like, it could be time to make some changes.Designing an outdoor space that you’ll look forward to

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Portland Spring Break Staycation Must Do’s

Spring is finally here!Along with the beautiful flowers and blooming trees, longer days and warmer weather, children are on Spring Break.If your Spring Break vacation will be a staycation, you don

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How to Find the Perfect Size Chandelier

Ever wonder how to calculate the size of your chandelier?  Measure the length and width of your room then add those figures together. The sum of those two numbers is the approximate recommended

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You Scream, We Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream in the Vancouver Area!

As we say goodbye to winter, all I can think about is the blooming flowers & trees, blue skies, sunshine and ICE CREAM! Yup… I-C-E…. C-R-E-A-M! If you’re like me then you

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5 Ways to Maximize a Small Space

Small spaces can be a decorating challenge. If you are down-sizing from a larger home, it can feel especially difficult to find ways to adjust to the smaller environment. But small doesn’t

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How to know when it’s Time for a New Roof

It’s easy to tell when you need to replace your carpet or repaint the walls; you see them every day and when they look old or dingy, it’s easy to notice.The wear and tear on your roof is

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Popular Flooring Trends in 2018

Most Popular Flooring Trends in 2018Flooring is one of the best ways to give your home an update. Today there are more innovative and durable options for floors than ever before!2018 design trends

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How to Find Your Dream Home While Inventory Is Low

You’ve heard the rumors; it’s a “Seller’s Market.” Well, if you are actively searching for a new home, you know it’s true.The low inventory of homes for sale has

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Save It For A Rainy Day

Let’s face it, it rains a lot here! It’s argumentatively Oregon’s best and worst element.When looking for a new home, we all want to have a vision of that perfect home on the most

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Coffee For You! Coffee For Me! Coffee All Over Vancouver! (part 1)

There is no doubt that I love my morning coffee! It is what starts my day with that extra pep in my.

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Look Out For Omitted Property Taxes!

If you haven’t heard about omitted property taxes yet, let me be the one to catch you up to speed.  Omitted property taxes happen when an assessor finds a property has improved in some

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Why Millionaires Love Real Estate

Serious investors already know the value of a diversified portfolio. In addition to stocks and bonds, real estate should be included in your investment mix. One way to accomplish this is to,

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5 Tips for First Time Real Estate Investors

It’s never too late to begin investing in real estate…..it’s never too early either.Real estate offers a solid investment opportunity which can provide not only an income stream

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What Is A 1031 Exchange?

One of the most common real estate investment transactions is the 1031 Exchange. Simply put, a 1031 Exchange (also called a “like-kind” exchange) is the swap of one investment asset for

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The Difference between a Short Sale and a Foreclosure

Fortunately we are starting to see less distressed properties for sale in most markets, but they do pop up. Often buyers are confused about the common terms used; short sale, foreclosure, distressed

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Top Home Improvements with the Best ROI

You already know that your home may not look like the pictures in the fancy home magazines. If you’re ready to list your home, you might be wondering if you should do some home improvements or

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Farmer’s Markets in Your Neighborhood

I don’t know about you, but one of my FAVORITE things to do when the weather gets nice is check out different farmer’s markets!It’s a lovely way to get some sun and take care of

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What is Your Home REALLY Worth? Find Out Here.

This is the BUSY spring and summer selling season for real estate here in the Great Northwest. True to form, the stats say that sales are up this year over last….even though rates are also

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Portland Loves Soccer!

Greetings from Beltran Properties Group Soccer fans!2018 has been a great year for soccer and Portland has become a soccer town. With the UEFA Champions league final between powerhouse Real Madrid

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Save Yourself a Headache: Get a Home Inspection

Inspections on new construction are often overlooked by the buyer’s purchasing the home. The common misconception is that with a brand new home there won’t be any issues because

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Take Pictures of Your Home Year Round

 At the very least you should be taking photos of your home right now when flowers are blooming and everything looks lush and green. We only get this great sunny weather for 4-5 months of the

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Household water saving tip!

I recently purchased a newer and bigger home, where my utility costs were a concern of mine. I decided to only use LED lighting which did help me realize a small energy savings. However, I really

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Family Fun Around Wilsonville

Because the city of Wilsonville is one of Portland’s newer suburbs, the city had a big piece of land to work with and has paid a great deal of attention to their infrastructure, especially

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Guide To Inexpensive Eats Around Portland

With Summer finally here, a lot of people are out and about enjoying the beauty that is the Pacific NW, and of coursing eating out.So where should you take the family or the out-of-town

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Solar gold

Solar power has been the topic of lots of sales pitches, door to door knocking solicitation, mall and hardware store kiosks and advertisement, but does it work and is there a return of investment?

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Top 4 Family Fall Activities around Portland

Go see the swifts! We are so lucky in Portland have the opportunity to see the swifts flying like fighter pilots into the chimney smoke stack at Chapman Elementary. During the month of September at

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Why We Moved Beltran Properties Group & 7 Pillars Network from KW to eXp Realty

Jaimy and I have the pleasure (and the pressure!) of working together as a husband/wife real estate sales team. We met in college in Southern California, dated right after, got married and bought

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10 Steps To Buying A Home With Team Beltran

You found your DREAM home. You put in an offer. Now what??We hear about buyers who get EXCITED to write an offer….then feel unsure of what comes next. In our experience working with buyers,

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Tips for moving from another state to Oregon

Last year Oregon saw a population growth of just under 65,000 people while only expecting about 20,000 new residents. There are many reasons why americans love the state Pacific North Western

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