Stay or Go

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Our most recent letter was about a question a lot of homeowners ask themselves whenever the real estate market is good: should I remodel or move? An Oregonian article from earlier in the year made it into our scrapbook because it asks that exact question.

A sidebar lists some key considerations when making the decision to stay or go.

It’s great to see how some creative thinking resolves an awkward layout — shown here in the architect’s plan of the first floor — giving the owners the home they want while letting them stay put in a neighborhood they love.


Otto, B. (2013, March 22). When it pays to stay: couple finds it makes better sense to remodel than to move. The Oregonian, Homes & Gardens pp. 8-12.

Image: Emerick Architects

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