Home Loans 101: Understanding the Basics of Mortgages

Disclaimer: This article is meant for educational purposes only and is not intended to be construed as financial, tax, or legal advice. Pahlisch Homes always encourages you to reach out to an advisor regarding your own situation.   Promissory notes. Origination fees. Debt-to-income ratios. Dipping your toes into the world of home loans can feel more like diving headfirst into a confusing swirl of technical jargon and complex equations. That can be especially distressing when you’re trying to make such a big decision with so much money at stake. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or just in need of a refresher, we want you to feel empowered, not overwhelmed. That’s why we partnered with Hixon Lending — our preferred

2024 Interior Design Trends: Goodbye Gray, Hello Warm Tones

Thanks to the recent boom of home renovation shows like Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Fixer Upper, homeowners are more plugged into interior design trends than ever before. But figuring out exactly where style preferences are heading can still be tricky. If you’re renovating your current home or looking to purchase something new and you don’t want it to feel immediately out of date, we’re here to help! For this blog post, we connected with Andrew Fisher, our Central Oregon Design Specialist at Pahlisch Homes, to get his expert take on what’s coming this year in interior design. Below, we share his recap of the trends that shaped interior design in 2023, as well as three predictions about where trends might

20 Years With Pahlisch Homes: Celebrating Three Incredible Employees

Since it began in 1983, the story of Pahlisch Homes has always been about creating lasting communities that reflect the local cultures and values. This story wouldn’t be possible without the many incredible employees who have been part of the Pahlisch family. Every person on our team works hard each day to build premium homes and design amenity-rich communities that will be enjoyed for generations to come. Today, we’re celebrating the 20-year anniversaries of three beloved Pahlisch employees: David Emmett, Matt Gillette, and Jason Spence. We’re so grateful for these three men’s many contributions to our work and culture over the past two decades. To commemorate these milestones, we interviewed David, Matt, and Jason to hear their reflections on their

Housing Market Report: Our 2023 Recap and 2024 Forecast

Is now a good time to buy a home? Should you wait until next year? With rising interest rates and lingering financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, answering these questions feels anything but simple. To help provide expert guidance on this complex topic, we invited Chris Kincaid, Senior Director of Sales here at Pahlisch Homes, to share his insights on where the housing market is today and where it might be going. As a principal managing broker and market analyst with 35 years of experience in home building and real estate, Chris is a true thought leader in this space. In this blog post, he’ll look back and offer his 2023 housing market recap; then, he’ll peer into his crystal

Pahlisch Homes Partners With Homes for HOPE

In August, we had the pleasure of hosting an event to celebrate our partnership with Homes for HOPE, a nonprofit organization committed to investing in underserved families around the world. With funds donated by building industry partners, they provide savings services and loans that restore dignity and break the cycle of poverty. Drake Holtry, Homes for HOPE’s Western US Representative, shared his thoughts on the event in a recent blog post — you can read his comments below. We are so excited about our partnership and look forward to future opportunities to work with Drake and the Homes for HOPE team! ____ Recently, I had the privilege of celebrating the completion of Pahlisch Homes’ inaugural Homes for HOPE project in

An Address for Every Chapter: Pahlisch Traditional Homes 101

At Pahlisch, we know that finding the “perfect” home is a deeply personal decision. Some homebuyers value the convenience and minimal upkeep of a townhouse, while others are looking for the additional space and personalization offered by a more traditional home. Wherever you might be in your own unique home buying journey, we have a variety of beautiful homes for every chapter of life. In this third installment of our Address for Every Chapter series, we’ll take a closer look at what makes a traditional home, highlight some of our favorite floor plans, and share where you can find a traditional home in our Pahlisch communities. What Is a Traditional Home? We’ve discussed townhomes and cottages in previous blog posts,

The Pahlisch Guide to Fall and Winter Home Maintenance

Colder nights in Central Oregon and steady rain in the Willamette Valley are reminders that it’s time to get your home ready for the fall and winter months. A little proactive maintenance can not only save you money on repairs and energy bills as the weather changes but also ensure your home is well-equipped to last for years to come. So make yourself some coffee, read our fall and winter home maintenance tips below, and take a few minutes to prepare your to-do list. Trust us, it’ll be time well spent! Fall Maintenance Checklist Exterior Preparation First things first: grab a ladder and give those gutters and downspouts a thorough cleaning. If your roof is particularly high or steep and

Back to School: Pahlisch School District Guide

Ah, summer. It’s the season of sunshine, pool parties, backyard barbecues . . . and moving vans? Statistics say yes! It’s estimated that nearly 45% of annual U.S. moves occur between May and August. And common sense supports the data. The summer months are usually more flexible for many people, and families want to settle into a new home before the school year starts. If your family is considering moving to the Pacific Northwest — or a new city if you’re already a PNW local — you may have lots of questions about the region’s many school districts. Have no fear; we can help you find some answers! With forty years of experience building homes and designing neighborhoods in Oregon

A Housewarming Gift Guide for the New Homeowner in Your Life

Summer is one of the busiest times of year for the housing market. Sunshine and warm temperatures make it easier for people to get out and look at homes, and the summer break from school allows busy parents to schedule showings and bring kids along for the fun. With all this activity, there’s a good chance you have a family member, friend, or coworker who’s recently moved into a new home. And that might have you wondering: what the heck do I get them as a housewarming gift? Before you frantically grab a grocery store candle and a cheap bottle of wine on your way to see your sister’s new house, take a minute to check our housewarming gift guide!

The Many Facades of Pahlisch Homes: Say Hello to Our New Architectural Styles!

There’s a feeling you get when you see a beautifully-designed house for the first time. Maybe it’s the clean, modern lines or an idyllic front porch, but something charms you, welcomes you, and draws you in. It’s those carefully considered details that can take a house and make it feel like a home — your home. Magical moments like these are one of the reasons we’re excited to announce the arrival of Pahlisch Homes’ four new architectural styles! We’re so proud of all the thought, care, and skill our team put into these designs. With a mix of timeless touches and progressive elements, we believe there’s something for every homebuyer in these new styles. Without further ado, here is a