Yard, Garden & Home Improvement Show - Parr Lumber

Yard, Garden & Home Improvement Show

Parr Lumber will be at Yard, Garden & Home Improvement Show this weekend. We will be in booth #300. The event will take place Friday through Sunday at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem. This year’s show includes beautiful landscape displays showing the latest gardening trends and design ideas, hundreds of vendors displaying products and services, a vast array of home improvement ideas, and DIY seminars. The show is sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Marion & Polk Counties.

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What Home Buyers Really Want - Parr Lumber

Home Buyers’ Top Ten Most Wanted and Unwanted Lists

According to a recently released study by the NAHB Economics Group, What Home Buyers Really Want, energy efficiency is at the top of home buyers’ most wanted list. In the study, 94% of home buyers want energy-star rated appliances, 91% want an energy-star rating for the whole home, 89% want energy-star rated windows, and 88% want ceiling fans. The What Home Builders Really Want research is based on a nationwide 2012 survey of new and potential home buyers. The report provides insight into buyers’ preferences for home type and size, room layout and design, kitchen and baths, windows and doors, accessibility and outdoor features, electronics and technology in the home, energy efficiency, choosing a community, and trade-offs buyers are willing to make.

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Everett Home & Garden Show - Parr Lumber

Everett Home and Garden Show

Parr Cabinet Design Center will be at the Everett Home & Garden Show, which will take place Friday through Sunday (March 8-10, 2013). At the show, you will see home remodeling ideas that work for today’s homeowners, home improvements designed to accommodate the ways you incorporate your northwest lifestyle, and key trends. Stop by our booths (#210 and #211) and let us help you with your remodeling project.

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March Madness Contest - Parr Lumber

Parr March Madness Contest – win a $250 gift card

We have a fun contest this month — especially if you’re a fan of college basketball. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament starts this month. If you correctly predict the winner of the tournament, then you can win a $250 gift card. You can enter the contest once a day to increase your odds of winning. And if you have no idea who to pick, that’s OK too. Just by entering our contest, you will have the opportunity to win a collegiate team jacket of your choice (Oregon State, Oregon, Washington, or Washington State).

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Tacoma Remodeling Expo - Parr Lumber

Tacoma Remodeling Expo

Parr Cabinet Design Center will be at the Tacoma Remodeling Expo. The show starts Friday (March 8, 2013) and ends Sunday (March 10th). The expo will take place at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. At the show, you can discover the latest innovations and design trends for every room in your home down to the very last detail, including cabinetry, countertops, and flooring. Stop by our booth and say hello. We’re in booth #917.

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Lane County Home & Garden Show - Parr Lumber

Lane County Home and Garden Show

Parr Lumber will be at the Lane County Home & Garden Show at the Lane County Convention Center – Fairgrounds. The show starts Thursday (March 7, 2013) and ends Sunday (March 10th). We’re in booths #243 and #254 in the south hall. Stop by and say hi. Admission and parking are free.

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Sales of New Homes Increased by 45.3% in the West - Parr Lumber

Sales of New Homes Increased by 45.3% in the West

According to the latest figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of new homes increased in January by 28.9% from a year ago, and 15.6% since December. On an annual seasonally-adjusted basis, newly built, single-family homes sold at a 437,000 pace. New home sales increased in every region. The West had the biggest gain at 45.3%. The Northeast posted a 27.6% increase, and the Midwest saw an increase of 11.1%. The South had the lowest increase (3.2%).

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Portland Home & Garden Show - Parr Lumber

Traeger Grills Specials at the Portland Home & Garden Show

The Portland Home & Garden Show starts today at the Portland Expo Center. We’re in booth #1919. Stop by and check out our sweet deals. For instance, we have a fabulous special on Traeger wood pellet grills. Our show prices are too low to print here, but our competitors will be jealous when they find out. In addition to our special low prices, you can also get up to $90 back on a Traeger grill through their rebate program.

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CCB Continued Education Credits courses - Parr Lumber

Four CCB-CEU Classes This Week

This week, Parr Lumber is hosting four CCB Continued Education Credits courses. The classes are Therma-Tru Doors and Installation, Upcoming Legislation in Oregon, Jeld-Wen Windows Features, Benefits and Installation, and Weyerhaeuser Trus Joist Engineered Wood Products Design and Installation.

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