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Spokane Valley Heritage Museum

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Explore the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum!


If you’re ever in the Spokane area, you have to check out the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum! A treasure trove of fascinating historical artifacts, the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum is a must-see for any history lover. Stop by this Saturday, November 12, for the museum’s 12th annual Heritage Program and Luncheon focusing on electric transportation from the early 20th century. More information is available at: If you’re looking to move to the Spokane area, we at True Built Home have you covered. Contact us today and see how we can help you build your dream home at:

Best of Portland Walking Tour

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11-3-16Touring Portland

Portland is recognized as one of the best cities to live in nationwide, but what makes Portland so special? Find out for yourself on the Portland Walking Tour, held every day throughout November at 10am, 2pm, and 5pm:

Tour Portland once and you’ll never want to leave! If you’re looking to move to the Portland area, at True Built Home we can help you move into a home custom tailored to your needs:

The Whisky Extravaganza

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11-1-16The 2016 Whisky Extravaganza is almost here!

On Friday, November 11, the Whisky Extravaganza will be coming to Seattle, Washington! Lovers of whisky won’t want to miss out on this amazing opportunity to sample the finest whiskies from all over the world. Ticketing and other information is available at: With events like this happening nearly every day, it’s no wonder that so many people are looking to relocate to Seattle. At True Built Home, we will work with you to help you build your dream home in the Seattle area:

America’s Largest Antique and Collectible Show

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10-27-16You never know what you’ll find at the antiques show!

Come out to the Portland Expo Center for America’s Largest Antique and Collectible show to discover all of the beautiful and historic items on display!’s-largest-antique-and-collectible-show-3

Wanting to move to the Portland area? Visit True Built Home for help building your custom dream home!

Top 5 Reasons To Be Energy Efficient

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10-25-16Being energy efficient is a great thing for so many reasons, but these are among the best.

Being energy efficient is a great thing that can actually be more helpful than you might think. In addition to yourself, you are also helping your family, the environment, and your community! It requires some extra planning when building your own home. But, the benefits cannot be understated. Making sure your home is energy efficient could end up being one of the best decisions that you’ll ever make for yourself and others!

First of all, making your home energy efficient means there is a lot less wasted energy in your house. In other words, that means you are not paying for energy going through your home that nobody wanted or asked for! There are so many things you can do to reduce your cost of living by being energy efficient. Why not wash those clothes in cold water? Why not use light bulbs that only use as much energy as they need to create light? Why not buy a refrigerator that efficiently regulates its temperature, saving you money on keeping your food fresh? There aren’t many reasons not to, and making the changes could save you hundreds annually on energy bills.

Second of all, energy efficiency helps to make your community better! When homes are energy efficient, people have more money in their pockets. Therefore, it can help boost a community’s economy. Large-scale energy efficiency can help improve national security by allowing more and more homeowners to be less dependent on those who control the energy. Not to mention, the money and energy saved nationally can be allocated to other important areas.

Finally, your choice to be energy efficient can affect everyone around you by improving the environment and helping to improve overall quality of life. As we conserve natural resources, we deplete them from the Earth much slower and stop putting much of them into our air. Furthermore, increased energy efficiency can make things like public transportation and private business more useful. This creates a chain reaction that generally makes everyone happier and allows us to live a higher quality life.

You can read more reasons why becoming energy efficient is a good idea at:

If you’re looking to build an energy efficient home in Washington State, visit True Built Home and let us help!

Oktoberfest Northwest

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10-6-16You won’t want to miss Oktobertfest Northwest!

If you’re in the Tacoma area from October 7-9, don’t forget to come out to Oktoberfest Northwest! Come and experience Washington’s rich German Heritage. You’ll experience some of the best food, drink, and entertainment that the area has to offer!

When most people think Oktoberfest, they think about the fun activities for those of us 21 and older. Don’t worry, because Oktoberfest Northwest boasts some of the best German beer. But, did you know that the Fethalle main stage music and entertainment runs from noon until midnight? You also won’t want to miss the amazing food, wiener dog races, Stein Dash 5k, and the legendary Hammerschlagen® bar game. Think you can drive a nail into a cross section of wood the fastest? Prove it!

Speaking of amazing food, individuals who are able will not want to miss the VIP Dinner & Experience. Admission is $120 ($100 pre-sale), which gets you an authentic 3 course German dinner, a meet and greet with Oktoberfest Northwest host Manuela Horn, live polka music, a private bar, and much more!

If you’re bringing the whole family, don’t forget that kids 12 and under get in free all weekend, but aren’t allowed in after 7pm. But, before then, there are a whole host of activities for all ages! Bring the kids out to experience the root bier garten, a scavenger hunt, free pumpkin decorating, free face painting, an authentic May pole dance, arts & crafts projects with the Tacoma German Language School, kids Hammerschlagen®, corn hole toss, and Manuela Horn’s Kinderfest show on Sunday!

The festivities in 2016 take place from October 7 to October 9 in Washington’s largest Munich-style Festhalle Biergarten. You can get in for free on Friday, October 7 from 12-3. Admission is only $12 through the rest of the weekend, until Sunday when the price drops by half to $6.

More information on Oktoberfest Northwest can be found here:

Looking to move to northwest Washington and become part of the amazing culture? Visit True Built Home and let us help build your dream home!