Creative Concepts Home Staging & Contracting

Margaret Oscilia

Just some of the services Margaret offers are listed below.  To make an appointment with her visit her website or give her a call.  Both of my listings I had staged sold in a weekend!!!  My clients were so happy.  One sold for $11,000 over asking price and the other sold for $15,000 over asking.  


Vacant homes show poorly when viewed in person or on-line. It is difficult for potential buyers to see room sizes or envision themselves living there. Our warehouse of carefully chosen furniture, accessories and décor creates the perfect image for your property. From highly decorated builder models to “investor” staging to help the most humble home show well, our staging experts love to transform homes from ordinary to extraordinary!


From a limited “walk and talk” consultation to a full review and preparation of a prioritized Consultation Report, our consultation will help you see your home through the eyes of a buyer and how to best prepare your property for sale. This is affordable for everyone and a great “do it yourselfer” guide! Looking for the perfect paint colors? Our 8×11 samples make it easy and we also have trusted products, vendors and contractors to make improvements easier and most effective.


Using what you have, we create the “wow” home buyers are looking for! While you are out, we will rearrange and redesign your home so it shows best in person and in photos. If needed, we’ll make suggestions on other areas that can be enhanced. We will maximize your budget to achieve a “wow” result!

Here are my listings and an example of some of Margaret's work.  One is of a vacant home and one is of a home that was furnished and we "re-configured" what the home owner had.  The first listing was the one I mentioned that sold of $15,000 over asking and the second was the one that sold for $11,000 over asking.  It also helps greatly to have your Realtor take professional photography which Margaret talks about on her website as well.  I provide professional photography as shown below with all my listings. 



As you consider whether staging is a good marketing plan or on how much staging to do, here are some facts and statistics for your consideration.

Over 94% of buyers look at homes online first – and homes that don’t show a desirable lifestyle receive less attention.
Listings with more than 20 quality photos get 12 times as many clicks than their competing listings
90% of buyers cannot see the potential a room or home holds – making vacant or homes in need of repairs or updates difficult to sell.


Nicole Cook - Academy Mortage Corporation

Mobile: (503) 367-2381
Nicole Cook


My business is built on ensuring a customer experience that exceeds expectation.


It’s all about service at Academy Mortgage, and our company has been meeting the needs of homebuyers across the United States since 1988. I joined Academy because of its strong reputation for integrity—based mortgage lending, its unwavering commitment to responsible lending practices, and for its broad portfolio of mortgage solutions and tools.


Since joining Academy, I have helped many individuals and families attain the dream of homeownership. Whether you want to buy a new home or refinance an existing mortgage, I will provide a customized solution for you at competitive rates. No brokering, no middleman, no hassle, no surprises.


Academy is a direct lender, which means that my Branch and Regional Offices are equipped to complete the entire loan process in—house—all loan processing, underwriting, closings, and funding are handled locally. As a result, we have a proven track record of closing loans as quickly and efficiently as possible


I will be with you every step of the way helping you know what to expect and providing constant updates and counsel. I understand the importance of maintaining continuous communication throughout the loan process and commit to providing you accurate, timely, and honest mortgage advice.


I invite you to put us to the test. Let me show you how simple and easy securing a mortgage can be.


Pillar to Post Home Inspections

Casey Livingston
Pillar to Post Home Inspections
Your Local Certified Home Inspector.
Casey Livingston is your Local Pillar To Post Home Inspector.

Casey provides professional home inspection services for:
Columbia & Yamhill Counties, Hillsboro & Forest Grove.

One Of The Top In The Industry

Our extensive experience in home inspection in Yamhill and Columbia, as well as Western Washington County, is just one of the reasons why we are frequently named as one of the top home inspectors in the industry. We have conducted more than 2,680 home inspections, and these include homes large and small, new and old.

We are often asked to conduct Continuing Education Courses by real estate professionals, and we have been involved in approximately 20 so far. This instruction is offered to help real estate professionals learn about home conditions and inspections.

Added Services That Are Offered

We offer other services in addition to home inspections. These include:

  • Pest Inspections
  • Dry Rot Inspections
  • Tie Down Certifications
  • Pre-Listing Inspections
  • Maintenance Inspections
  • Warranty Inspections

The home inspection process will normally require between two and four hours to finish. After completing the inspection our inspector will provide a report that is very comprehensive and detailed. We make every attempt to have the customer attend the home inspection, and to ask any questions that may arise. Color photos are also included with the inspection findings, to point out any areas of concern. Our inspectors take all the time needed to ensure the client understands the final inspection results.

In The Community

Casey Livingston is a home inspector in Yamhill and Columbia, and Western Washington County, and he is active in the community.

  • Casey Livingston is an Oregon Certified Home Inspector
  • He is a Licensed Specialty Contractor
  • Casey Livingstone instructs CEPS, and has taught around 20 of these courses so far
  • He is a Pillar To Post Certified Home Inspector
  • Family oriented franchise