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December 6th, 2011

Support our local tree farms

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In the spirit of the Holidays, supporting our local tree farms. check these out!U-Pick Tree Farms in the Portland Metro Area

November 3rd, 2011

Fall Back

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Remember to set your clocks back one hour at 2am on November 6th!

Remember to set your clocks back one hour at 2am on November 6th!

October 11th, 2011

Last Master on the Main at coveted Arbor Heights!

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Arbor Heights - 5122 NW 133rd ave, Portland, OR 97229

$509,900

This main floor master suite plan is one of it’s kind in desired Arbor Heights. Large windows on all sides of the home provide the natural light for a cheerful living environment year round. Enjoy a covered patio off Master & a second patio from spacious island kitchen. Flexible spaces such as a large loft & Media Room with closet are ready to outfit the demands of today’s lifestyle. A preferred 3 car garage, High Performance home, equipped with Fiber Optic internet, 5.1 Surround sound Pre-wire, Smurf Tube Flat Screen & projector prep. Earth Advantage, Energy Star.

Arbor Heights Lot03 Kitchen

Spacious and bright kitchen!

Arbor Heights 5122 NW 133rd Ave., Portland, OR 97229 Great Room

Great first impression in the great room!

Arbor Heights 5122 NW 133rd Ave., Portland, OR 97229 Master Bed

Master on the main featuring a covered patio off to the right in this photo.

Arbor Heights 5122 NW 133rd Ave., Portland, OR 97229 Master Bath

Luxurious master bathroom on the main floor.

October 11th, 2011

What’s behind the walls of an Arbor Custom Home?

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While the quality and craftsmanship of an Arbor Custom Home is evident at first glance, what lies behind the walls is truly what sets our homes apart. Our new homes are constructed to stringent Earth Advantage standards that keep our homes consistently warm, cost-effective, and ecologically sound. These intangible attributes often get upstaged by the more conspicuous details of our beautiful interiors and exteriors. However, it is these unseen qualities that make an Arbor Custom Home function efficiently and hassle-free now and for many years to come. Not to mention… they also help to keep your utility costs down!

Let’s take a look inside the guts of one of our homes in progress at Alpine View to see the details:

ceiling with blown-in insulation

Blown-in fiberglass insulation in the garage ceiling where it tightly seals in the heat and keeps the cold out.

blown-in wall insulation

More blown-in insulation. Here we see it in a wall.

Central Vac Ready

This home is Central Vac Ready.

Foam insulation coming through stairs

High density spray foam is used on backside of the stairs. Note how it is coming through… this is where air would leak from in many older homes! Not any more. It will also help deaden some of the stairwell noise too.

HVAC mastic

Here you can see the duct work going through the open web joists. Also note all the gray mastic on the connections… eliminating air leaks.

Panel insulation

More spray foam & more blown in fiberglass insulation. Again, this foam will block the flow of unwanted air leaks, water, insects, etc. That big, square piece of steel on diagonal, protects you from accidentally nailing through the main electrical line!

September 29th, 2011

Last Home at Arbor Crossing is Sold!

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Crossing Lot 41-6 interior with "Sold!" written over it

$154,900

716 NW Newstead Terrace: Windsor Classic Package, stainless steel Whirlpool appliances with gas range, wood laminate floors on entire main level, walnut cabinets with bronze knobs, granite counter tops with full height diagonal tile backsplash, Hunter Douglas blinds, corner unit with tall ceilings & lots of light & attached garage.

September 13th, 2011

Arbor in the Oregonian Business News!

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New Arbor Custom Home being ConstructedWhile new home sizes continue to generally shrink, square footage could be on the rebound. Click on the link below to read about Arbor Custom Homes take on current housing trends of selling smaller versus larger newly constructed homes during an economic recession:

Full Oregonian Article Here

September 7th, 2011

Arbor’s Chateau Marseille makes national news!

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Our NW Natural Street of Dreams home, the Chateau Marseille, was featured in an MSNBC article about the housing market.

CLICK HERE TO READ!

August 26th, 2011

Chateau Marseille Sold!

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Photo of real estate agent with sold sign in front of home

Arbor's real estate agent, Scott Paskill, proudly displays a sold sign in front of Chateau Marseille.

Bon Voyage to our 2011 NW Natural Street of Dreams home, Chateau Marseille – SOLD today!!!!

Congratulations to the lucky new home owners!!

August 26th, 2011

Arbor wins awards at NW Natural Street of Dreams 2011

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exterior photo of Arbor Custom Home's "Chateau Marseille"

Exterior photo of Arbor Custom Home's NW Natural Street of Dreams entry, "Chateau Marseille"

Well, we hate to toot our own horn, but we felt like the Belle of the Ball at the NW Natural Street of Dreams awards dinner. Oregon home builder, Arbor Custom Homes won the following awards for our state-of-the-art, high-efficiency and Earth Advantage certified home, Chateau Marseille. Not only did we build a highly functional home, Arbor also gracefully executed our Street of Dreams entry with style and people took notice. The following are the awards we won:

Professionals Choice Awards
  • Best Interior Design
  • Best Landscaping
  • Best Kitchen
Realtors Choice Awards
  • Best Interior Design
  • Best Master Suite
  • Best Kitchen
  • Best Home Furnishings

Thanks to all who helped create such a beautiful, sustainable and livable home!

July 26th, 2011

Construction at Arbor at Villebois

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Arbor at Villebois currently has 4 new homes under construction and will be starting 7 townhomes soon! We have a fantastic Vermont American plan on Lot 262 that will be move in ready in September. As of July 20th, the cabinets are in, all of the doors and millwork are installed and painted and the granite and hard surfaces are installed! Lot 243 is a Vermont English plan, is framed and the heating, plumbing and electrical are nearly complete. Lot 264 the Brittany English is our largest plan under construction at 3915 square feet, 5 bedroom 3 1/2 baths, and the foundation has just been poured! Stop by our sales office at Arbor at Villebois, Wednesday through Sunday to learn more about these fantastic Arbor Custom Homes!

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