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Alia Marie Hazen's Blog Posts

NOPO Success Story 

A short sale does not = short time to close.  A short sale means the seller is short on funds to close. With this said a “short sale” can be an amazing value if you have the time to let the process unfold.  This clever buyer knew this NOPO Bungalow, a few blocks from the... More


Friday, March 21st started out like any other day until Realtor Hazen decided to open her back tailgate.  Elliot the gnome was sadly the first Gnome Portland casualty my office has seen in ten years.  R.I.P Elliot and I will take better care of my BUYER closing baskets in the near future.   I (Alia Hazen)... More

The Market is Hot; Do I Need a Realtor® to Help Sell My Home? 

Wow! With all the great news about the current real estate market in Portland, you might be asking yourself, “Do I really need a Realtor® to help sell my home?” I’m a firm believer in the notion that knowledge is free and powerful, and options only support decisions. Here are some facts and stats from... More

RMLS# 14571674 – Just Listed! Happy Valley Luxury Craftsman: 

  This meticulous one owner luxury craftsman located in the Hillside Park community of Happy Valley went on the real estate market for $565,000. The home features a grand formal entry, vaulted ceilings, custom built-ins, a fantastic nook off of the gourmet kitchen as well as an outstanding great room with access to the covered... More


Omaha the Gnome couldn’t be more excited to be moving into NoPo. His housemates are a recently engaged couple who found a great three bedroom one bath fixer for less than $250,000 in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood. With a little love and some elbow grease (mostly a few cans of paint and some landscaping), this... More


The gorgeous weather we’ve been having over the last week or two has me thinking about ideas and tips for the upcoming spring season. Here are a couple things to think about as we ramp up for better weather: Change your filters: You’ll soon be running you’re A/C if you have it, so changing out... More


    Alia Marie Hazen  – has been gnoming clients for over 10 years! The idea of gnoming my clients started out as something fun, but is beginning to have a life of it’s own and I want to do all I can to feed into this new trend. Within the first year of buying... More

I Love Good News! Here Are The Numbers: 

Wow! 2013 wrapped up to be one of the best years we’ve seen for real estate in the Portland-Metro area for many years. Overall, the entire area is up 12.9% over 2012, which is good news! Some neighborhoods in Portland have seen year-to-date increases in value as high as 16.9%. Portland is in a huge... More

61% of Interstate Moves Land in Oregon: Are You Next? 

Well, we’re sure you’ve heard about all the people moving to Oregon! News agencies including CNN, The Oregonian, Huffington Post, and many others are reporting on United Van Lines’ annual migration study, which tracked nearly 130,000 moves within the United States for 2013. Of the moves tracked, more than 61% made it to our neck... More

Buyer’s Agent Helps Gnome Move In (Westside Home) 

Helping buyers move is always fun! This little guy is moving into a darling Westside mid-century complete with two fireplaces and beautiful hardwood floors, nestled on a private and level lot. Dover’s excited to be close to shopping and just minutes from Portland’s city center and thinks he lucked out with Washington County tax rates.... More