Chandra's Blog Posts


Ever played cards against humanity?  If so I challenge you to decide which is the best card of the deck…for me it is a tie between “Sean Penn”, and “Farting and Walking Away”, which may be a metaphor for how I choose my favorite house, client/friend scenario – which is to say it is impossible. I love that my clients often times (like 99% of the time) become my friends.  It is so wonderful to be stuck in a car and a stressful situation and have it all work out in the end and gain another person that you enjoy spending time with.  In the case of Jane and Johana I feel as though this scenario was a jackpot for me.  Love these ladies, they make me laugh, cry and regain faith in humanity. Anyways they sold their third home and purchased their fourth home with me, so our fourth transaction, and I am thrilled.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you. Details; 5 beds 3... More

exterior view

My dear friends Jane & Johana (thank you for coming to my open house those years ago – you were meant to be my friends) selling their cute ranch.  One day on the market.  Buyer is brought to us by my dear colleague  Noel Jackson.  Everything goes quickly, smoothly,  wonderfully, and everyone is happy.  A true win-win.  It doesn’t get any better than this, in this line of work, being surrounded by humans I enjoy working with and houses that are adorable.  Congrats to the buyers who scored this cute home.  Thanks to J&J – may life be sunshine and lollipops forever in the new place.             Details; Roseway Neighborhood in NE Portland 3 bedroom 1 bath 1080 sq ft. .11 acres. hardwoods throughout Nicely updated $287,000 Want the easiest home sale ever?  Call me. Chandra Noble-Ashford cell 503.933.6538 licensed broker in Oregon 2625 SE 26th Avenue Portland, OR 97202 o. 503.719.5588 f. 503.961.8224   More


I just have to say that I love a solid “granny ranch.”  Obviously, as I bought one, AND seek them out to view as often as possible.  Luckily my adorable/rad/savvy client Eve likes them as well.  So when we looked at a bunch of fixers in the $200k and under range I nudged her to take a quick look at an adorable ranch that came up that was a bit beyond that price point.  Being the granny ranch junkie that she is (maybe why we get along well) – she quickly noted the good condition, great location, and value and took the leap to making an offer.  It was weird because it was an instance where we had a really strong offer – but the sellers decided to go with a first time home buyer with a family.  Which was fine with Eve, she never likes to take those kinds of homes away from first time home buyers…so away we went.  Well a couple weeks... More

view of mt hood

My sweet, lovely, funny clients got an amazing house in Damascus with an off the hook view of Mt. Hood.  I am so pleased to report that Damascus is an undiscovered treasure of good properties at good prices.  I am also pleased to say that working with Gwen and Tighe and their adorable boys was a treat.  I wish you years/decades/eons of happiness and memories in your new home. Details; $378,000.00 4/2.5 1.04 acre all new siding, windows, septic, – AND the view!!! More

SW 42nd-14

Really functional floor plan, great condominium in lovely neighborhood!  Priced at $139,900 – Close to OHSU and Lewis and Clark.  Attached to excellent schools. Walking distance to restaurants, other businesses and bus line. Great first time home or investment property, units of comparable size in that area rent for $1300! This condo has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Assigned parking spot, 2 bonus rooms that make great office space/craft room/nursery! 1,080 sq.ft.. Low HOA costs and mostly owner occupied units. 5244 SW 42nd Ave. Portland, OR 97221. Mortgage Repayment Summary $814.55 Monthly Payment $293,239.36 Total of 360 Payments $103,496.86 Total Interest Paid Nov, 2044 Pay-off Date $52,462.50 Total Tax Paid $5,280.00 Total PMI Paid Monthly PMI 96  Monthly PMI Payments of $55.00 Each SW Portland Hayhurst Robert Gray and Wilson Schools! Contact me for more information; Chandra Noble-Ashford cell 503.933.6538 licensed broker in Oregon 2625 SE 26th Avenue Portland, OR 97202 o. 503.719.5588 f. 503.961.8224   More

ne siskiyou-7

Light and bright cottage in Roseway Heights oozing with charm…marmoleum flooring in kitchen, beautiful fir floors,  nicely landscaped yard, fully fenced, off-street parking.  Close-in.  Adorable! 7315 NE Siskiyou St. Portland OR 97213 $234,500 758 square feet 2 bedrooms 1 bath .09 acres Detached garage Wood, marmoleum, and laminate flooring Washer and Dryer included Attached to great schools!  Gregory Heights ratings. Get it while it lasts!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chandra Noble-Ashford cell 503.933.6538 licensed broker in Oregon 2625 SE 26th Avenue Portland, OR 97202 o. 503.719.5588 f. 503.961.8224   More

2 days to buy a house?!?! 

front of house

Sherry and Jim have lived in rural Missouri for over 35 years.  Both of their daughters landed and have stayed in Portland for many years – conundrum?  I think not.  They had decided to move to be closer for life’s big events, and they wanted something that would be nearly their forever home, so low maintenance with a master on the main.  In two days time we covered all of the houses within their budget in Oregon City, Milwaukie, Beaverton, and Fairview.  I think it was the second to last house we looked at, and it stole Sherry’s heart.  Fairview is a little treasure, lots of good houses out there for good prices.  And it is still super close to everything!  Anyhoo – I love the Bingaman’s and hope for their never ending happiness. Details; $295,000 3 bed 2.5 bath .10 acres hardwoods, great floor plan, two car garage, updated kitchen.   Chandra Noble-Ashford cell 503.933.6538 licensed broker in Oregon 2625 SE 26th Avenue Portland,... More


My best dude friend just bought a house.  He worked with the bas ass Laura Maguire, and myself cause he knew we would whip him into shape (also I would literally kick his ass if he tried to work with anyone else). As Gordy himself said it best, “If I can buy a house – anyone can.”  And it is true.  With the right agent, and the right lender anything is possible.  Here are some embarrassing pictures of my bestie and some of his house too.  Which by the way is on an awesome street, close to freeway access, 3 bedroom, 1 bath on an oversized lot, super solid and ONLY $169,000! Also Laura Maguire is an amazing agent, and a total babe.  What an amazing job she did, and she even remembered the correct close date (unlike some people in the transaction)?!?!? Thanks for taking good care of my Gordus, you are an awesome agent.  And I am so proud to work with you! More

front of duplex

My clients needed a duplex with a LARGE garage, turns out that is harder to come by than one would think.  We searched high and low and finally after 8+ months we found the perfect one!   OH AND THE PRICE?!?!!?  $310,000.00 will get you an oversized lot, two units each with a nice kitchen, private yard space, 2 baths, AND a HUGE garage.  the biggest I’ve seen!?!?!  Fits 4 RV’s!  Anyways, it was a pleasure to work with the Dewees family, happy trails my friends. Chandra Noble-Ashford cell 503.933.6538 licensed broker in Oregon 2625 SE 26th Avenue Portland, OR 97202 o. 503.719.5588 f. 503.961.8224   More


I love helping first time homebuyer…well I love helping any buyer, but I love first time home buyers because they are usually so excited about their house!  Austin was no exception.  He was really involved in the process, ready to learn and ready to become a home owner.  He and his lovely girlfriend Ann found such a beautiful gem of a house in Woodstock, close to stuff but far enough removed that it is quiet and lovely.  Huge yard.  Great light.  Just a prefect house for them. The other reason I love first time home buyers is that I know my intentions are to find them a really great house, in their budget, and never upsell them or ignore their needs.  I can only speak for myself, (well and maybe my lovely associate Laura Maguire), when I say we want you to walk away KNOWING we are on your side.  I hope that Austin and Anne and their cute fur baby Ace are happy forever... More