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New home ownership opportunity in Parkrose
Cedar Ridge Homes has announced completion of its Parkrose Townhomes project. Located just off Sandy Boulevard on Northeast 116th Avenue, these craftsman-style townhomes boast more than 1,300 square feet of living space, including three bedrooms and two and a half baths on two levels. The bedrooms are upstairs, and each home has a single attached garage. Finishing touches include laminate hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, tile countertops, and fireplaces. These are extras that a homebuyer wouldnt normally expect to find with prices starting at $189,950.
Nick Rossi of the Hasson Company Realtors is representing Parkrose Townhomes. According to Rossi, this nine-unit new construction project offers Parkrose residents an opportunity at new home ownership with property taxes estimated as low as $400 year.
A unique feature of Parkrose Townhomes is that it is part of a tax abatement program offered through the city of Portland that runs for 10 years. The homeowner pays taxes only on the assessed value of the land, not the improvements, i.e. new construction. After 10 years, the homeowner starts paying taxes on the total assessed value.
As Rossi explained it, in addition to filling out the application, other qualifications are:
Property must be owner-occupied
The sale price must be no greater than $275,000
Combined maximum income of all deed holders occupying the property is $66,900
Upon approval, the abatement is transferable to a new owner for the duration of the 10-year period.
For more information, call Rossi at 503-212-2336 or visit him onsite on Sundays between 1 and 4 p.m. at Parkrose Townhomes. Rossis Web site address is www.hasson.com/nickrossi.
Herbal shop moves, plans grand opening
Dera Iwaniec began offering herbal supplements, natural vitamins, personal care products, essential oils and ionic foot therapy out of her home in September 2006. As her business grew, she moved into a shared space for several months. Now Iwaniec is preparing to move The Way Herb Shop into new digs at 1516 N.E. 111th Ave.
Look for the grand opening on Tuesday, July 10 with door prizes, free samples and ionic foot therapy demonstrations throughout the week.
Iwaniec shares her Parkrose home with her husband, Jim, and daughters, Krista and Kelsey. She said she selected the space on Northeast 111th Avenue because she wanted to keep her business in her own neighborhood.
The Way Herb Shop is open Tuesday-Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Iwaniec at 503-254-1591 to find out more about this interesting shop.
Service for the minivan or the hot rod
If you have been looking for a reliable, professional auto repair shop in your own backyard, look no further than Portland Muffler, 5541 N.E. 122nd Ave. Established in 1954, Portland Muffler has developed a reputation for quality workmanship with old-fashioned service and values combined with the technology and expertise needed for the vehicles of the 21st century.
Owners Rich Edgren, Brett Keating and Bill Jones stress that their shop is geared for the average car owner but that they have the knowledge and skill for high performance, custom work as well.
Portland Muffler began as an exhaust specialty shop. Over time it has evolved to include engine modification, steering, suspension and brake work. With the recent acquisition of Stop & Go Auto, a Portland automotive fixture since 1962, Portland Muffler can offer bumper-to-bumper service on all makes and models. The shop is ASE and state of Oregon DEQ certified. Shop hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Schedule your next service appointment at 503-257-3335.
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