Ikea to Launch Flat Pack Houses


Engineering World

Ikea have corroborated with Oregon architectural firm Ideabox to design the homes which will cost around $86,500 each and will take longer than an afternoon to construct

The flat pack home will be a one-bedroom home centered around space saving furniture and products. The home will be furnished from with a Ikea products such as Tudra maple flooring, Pax wardrobes and Abstrat cabinets

Plans launched from Ikea show that the dwelling will be 53 feet by 14 feet. the model of the house has been shown at Portland Home & Garden Show at the Portland Expo Center in Oregon, and further displays of the house are in a new UK Ikea village in Gateshead, but the design of these houses will be shown under the design name Boklok

What the Idea house will look like…

ikea house

The Blueprint for the Ikea house…

Ikea blue print

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Eliot Neighborhood

By Nancy Zimmermann Chung 

The neighbors of Southern Eliot are working on a new Intersection Repair proposal this spring. In collaboration with the Portland-based nonprofit City Repair, we are planning to paint the intersection at NE Rodney & NE Tillamook Streets. If you live within a few blocks of the proposed intersection, you have probably already seen our flyers on your doorstep.

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Denise Goding

We’re always looking for great information to pass along to our readers. Here’s a comparison between which is more cost effective – renting or buying.  This report shows that it’s 42% cheaper to buy a home here in Portland than to rent. Read on and then call me to help you find the right home.

Why it’s Better for Buyers to Close This Year Instead of Next

Buy vs Rent Chart

How will the rent-versus-buy math change over the next year? Two factors matter most: (1) whether prices or rents are rising faster, and (2) what’s happening to mortgage rates. Looking forward, the gap should narrow more sharply because both factors should work together to raise the cost of buying relative to renting.

First, home prices are likely to keep rising faster than rents. The continued economic recovery will make people more able and interested to buy a home, boosting the demand for housing…

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Salem Oregon Homes For Heroes

Nurses, Laboratory Technologists, Pharmacists, Therapists, Social Workers, Chiropractors, Medical Administrators, Dental Hygienists, Chaplains and countless Hospital and Nursing Home career caregivers, may be eligible for our Homes for Heroes program.

We would use the Homes for Heroes program in tandem with the Mortgage program you’re approved for (USDA, VA, FHA or Conventional) and we help with the loan approval process!

The Homes for Heroes promise:

✓ No additional forms.
✓ No red tape.
✓ No fine print.
✓ No hidden fees.
✓ No catch.

If you or someone you know is in the medical field we can help with our Homes for Heroes program!

You can reach me, Travis Newton, Homes for Heroes Mortgage Lender Affiliate in Salem Oregon at 503.931.4490 or on the Oregon Homes For Heroes Facebook page.

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