Deb and Tom Nicholls
Deb and Tom Nicholls
2024-04-16
Kara, Gracie and Becky were great to work with during our home search. It was a long process and they were both patient and gracious with us from beginning to end. If you are in the market to purchase or sell your home, we would highly recommend City of Trees Real Estate.
Louis Spiker
Louis Spiker
2024-04-14
We recently had the pleasure of working with Renee Faught as my realtor, and I cannot praise her enough for the outstanding service she provided throughout the entire home-buying process. Renee took the time to understand our needs and preferences truly, and she was dedicated to finding us the perfect home that checked off all the boxes on our wishlist. Her attention to detail and expertise in the real estate market were invaluable in helping us navigate through the various listings and make informed decisions. What truly sets Renee apart is her exceptional communication skills and responsiveness. She was always available to answer any questions, provide updates on new listings, and guide us through each step of the home-buying process. Her proactive approach and willingness to go above and beyond for her clients made the entire experience seamless and stress-free. Thanks to Renee's expertise and guidance, we found the perfect home that exceeded our expectations. I cannot recommend Renee highly enough to anyone in search of a dedicated, reliable, and knowledgeable realtor. If you're looking for a real estate professional who truly cares about finding you the perfect home, look no further than Renee. Thank you, Renee, for helping us find our dream home!
LeeAnn Rossi
LeeAnn Rossi
2024-04-10
Tara and her team did an outstanding job helping us Selling our home!
Dennis Lanham
Dennis Lanham
2024-04-04
very easy and very professional.
Dan Zimmerman
Dan Zimmerman
2024-04-02
Francesca is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend using Francesca if you are in need of real estate services.
Meghan Yenney
Meghan Yenney
2024-04-02
Thank you to Victoria and team for helping us through buying our new home and selling our previous home! Our experience was great and so much less stressful because of them. Highly recommend!
Teena Nash
Teena Nash
2024-03-21
I can't say enough good about working with Lucas O'Neill. He is very knowledgeable and professional in his work with my elderly parent. He soldiered through a very difficult transaction with two clients that couldn't coordinate, had a rocky divorce sale, court orders, difficult title company to work with and yet he remained positive through the entire experience. I'm impressed with his ability to problem solve with all the issues we had between the two clients, two attorneys, and the inspections and repairs. The one client was really difficult to coordinate with, wouldn't provide keys or use a lockbox, locked the inspector out and yet Lucas was so good about dealing with all the crazy that was going on and still making the sale go through on the closing date. I really don't know any other agent that would have stuck around to finish the deal, and through the holidays to boot. Lucas is a keeper, and just such a good solid guy! Bravo for a job well done!
Blake Mckernan
Blake Mckernan
2024-03-19
City of Trees Real Estate has an amazing team that made our big move painless and easy! They were all very responsive on top of each step and very informative when needed. Cant thank them enough for getting us into our dream home!
Blakely Frechette
Blakely Frechette
2024-03-18
Francesca exceeded my expectations as a real estate agent. From the moment I expressed interest, she was prompt in her responses and demonstrated a genuine attentiveness to my specific needs throughout the entire home buying journey. Her professionalism and dedication made the process smooth and stress-free. I wholeheartedly recommend Francesca to anyone seeking a reliable and committed agent.

The Functional Kitchen

By: Brent Hanson

Over time the kitchen has gone from a place to prepare food to one that hosts most all of our everyday activities. It’s where families come together to share news about their day, where friends gather to reconnect, and where many of us find ourselves multi-talking our lives at any hour of the day. As the use of the kitchen changed so did the way it needs to be set-up in order to accomplish all we want to while there. Thinking outside of the box and taking into consideration the space you have to work with while planning can help create a space that is not only functional but also beautiful.

Look for the small under-utilized spaces in your kitchen and determine if they can be turned into usable space. I’ve seen great pull out storage for the small spaces often left near the refrigerator. Storing spices and canned goods in something such as this can free up valuable cupboard space for other items.

Mise En Place, putting in place, is a French term that is an effective practice in creating home kitchens. I recently saw a great solution for the area around the sink using desk organizers like this:

The same idea is demonstrated by this custom designed drawer perfect for containing all of the plastic containers and their lids.

Another great way to redefine space is by re-purposing a tension rod to create a more usable set-up. Using a tension rod in the kitchen cupboard can maximize that space and keep it organized.Or can turn an ordinary cupboard or cabinet into a sleek storage space designed specifically for your storage needs.

Or can turn an ordinary cupboard or cabinet into a sleek storage space designed specifically for your storage needs.

It doesn’t matter if you are looking for solutions to the typical kitchen needs or working to maximize the space for your personal needs; creating a kitchen you love to be in and one that offers space for all types of activities will pay off in the end with a room you never want to leave.