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May 19. 2021

What to Expect at your Design Appointment

Designing your new home is one of the most exciting parts of the home-buying process with Holt. Each of our new home communities has a designated design center, where you will go for your design appointment. This appointment is where the magic happens. You get to make your new home selections for things such as paint, flooring, fixtures, and any upgrades you may want. At Holt, we believe it's important for your home to be as unique as you are. ...

Apr 20. 2021

Area Spotlight: Happy Valley and Pleasant Valley Villages

Living in Happy Valley, Oregon is every bit as blissful as it sounds. We chose Happy Valley for Pleasant Valley Villages, our new community because it offers that easygoing way of life that our homeowners want and deserve. Located off of Sunnyside Road just outside of Portland, everything is within reach. Whether you want to commute into the city or sneak away on weekends for some mountain adventures, Happy Valley is the perfect location. As one ...

Apr 20. 2021

The Tax Benefits of Homeownership

Ah, tax season. It's a time of reflection, a time of organization, and for some lucky folks, it can be a time for celebration. We all want to come out ahead when we do our taxes, and it may surprise you to know that owning a home can benefit you when it comes to tax time. First of all, we always recommend that you consult a tax professional in all tax-related matters. But, we can tell you that there are some potential tax perks to owning a home ...

Apr 20. 2021

Why Buy New?

Buying a new home is a big step, and big steps can be scary. But this is a good big step. It's a step toward owning the largest investment you may ever make, and when you buy new with Holt Homes...it's a step toward getting exactly what you want in your home. Here are a few scenarios to consider: A) You have been renting a 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom home in a neighborhood you love for 5 years. Your landlord gives you notice of your rent going up for ...

Mar 25. 2021

Area Spotlight: Life at Corvallis and Ponderosa Ridge

One of our newest Holt community locations is Corvallis, Oregon, home to Ponderosa Ridge. Located in the Northwest pocket of Corvallis, Oregon, this area is in demand. Let's take a closer look at life in Corvallis, and why it makes Ponderosa Ridge a great place to call home. Just Add Water Corvallis is located on the Willamette River, which delivers both natural beauty and water activities. So, whether you'd like to relax riverside with a glass ...

Mar 19. 2021

Featured Floor Plan: The 1626

The 1626 floor plan at Pleasant Valley Villages is a great home for all kinds of families. This two-story 1,626 square foot home has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a thoughtful layout that makes the most of its space. The main floor has a natural flow from the living room to the kitchen and dining areas, which is great for family life and entertaining. Upstairs has an owner's suite with a walk-in closet, laundry room, two ...