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2 days to buy a house?!?! 


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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



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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



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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



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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



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I am so lucky.  My clients are always the most awesome.  I just adore them all.  And of course Chris, who was a referral from two of my beloved client couples (THANKS ANA/COURTNEY & TRAVIS/HEATHER) was no exception! Chris is a pretty outdoorsy guy and needed something low maintenance, functional, but cute and clean.  Well we found it in Kenton.  A quick walk to the park and downtown Kenton will yield some fun.  And the house, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, HOT TUB, and super stylish and functional. I love Chris’s sense of humor and wish that the search hadn’t been so quick and easy – don’t forget about me! Here is the details; 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, 1402 sq ft., built in 2003 and here are some photos; If you are looking for something in Kenton, call me, that is one of my favorite neighborhoods!  Also if you have a great sense of humor – call me, it’s a criteria for spending hours in the car together! ... More



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You guys…Kate Bingaman-Burt and Clifton Burt are RAD.  Like seriously, I love them.  SO much fun to spend time with – creative, funny, smart, kind, cool and let’s face it they have great taste in realtors   Everyone in this town seems to know them, and so I have dubbed them my Portland celebrity clients.  But on top of that they are real celebrities because Kate’ s art is everywhere.  And her ted talk is so inspiring! It is a unique town we live in that educators and artists are so revered, and it is very deserved in the case of this awesome couple. Kate, Clifton and myself looked at quite a few properties, some were AWFUL and others were ADORABLE but none seemed like “the one” until they walked into their quintessential Portland Roseway bungalow.  It had all the criteria we had discussed, and a few more, plus it just felt homey. Here is the deets; 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, .11 acres, 1728 sq ft, big porch,... More



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Zoe was moving back to the Portland area after a 30+ year hiatus.  She knew she wanted something small, manageable, and in a 55+ community so that she could easily meet new people.  She did a lot of shopping on her own while still in Bellevue.  She had a really good idea of what she wanted and didn’t want.  We looked at a few condos but the one with the best floor plan was “The Highlands”.  It was a smidge dated, but with a strong agent on her side (me) we were able to get her a great deal – so she can remodel! If you are looking for a real estate agent that wants to help you get a good deal and feel like someone is on your side – I’m your gal! 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



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Anyone who reads my blogs (hi mom) knows that I use this as a way to say “thank you” to my clients.  I really have been lucky in my career and Ana and Courtney are no exception.  They were so wonderful to work with, funny, sweet, realistic, and most of all excited.  In other words they were ideal clients and Laura and myself were grateful to work with them – and wish them so much fun and happy times in their lovely new home. Here are the details,1912 Bungalow, great deal with a bit of instant equity, 2/1, huge detached garage, lovely, yard, new kitchen, and a great neighborhood – Madison South. Such a cutie, check it out;   Thank you Ana and Courtney, I loved working with you and thanks for sending folks my way!  =)   More



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I recently bought a new house. Specifically a pristine, amazing, adorable, super walk-able, functional, cute granny ranch in lower Hawthorne. This house is a time capsule with a full wet bar downstairs, a great huge kitchen with an eat-in area, a formal dining room, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, cute yard, 2 car garage, and oodles of charm and potential. It is attached to awesome schools, Sunnyside Environmental and Cleveland high School. How we got the house is like this: we have a lot of equity in our current house because we have a 15 year mortgage,have lived her for 5 years, and will use our current home as a rental.  (by the way hit me up if you are interested.)  It is a beautiful 1928 English cottage, with 5 bedrooms and 3 baths, .25 acres, a chicken coop, a tree house, and its attached it the highly rated Hayhurst Elementary  and Wilson High School. We were able to leverage our equity and buy the new... More



Rosa Parks

I had never really considered baby theft until I met Sarah and Vin. They are the sweetest native Portland couple and their baby Harlowe is well, let’s just say she’s the cutest thing in the ENTIRE world. From the get-go it was fun and it didn’t take long for them to find a house that fit the bill. With an accepted offer and a lot of excitement I was able to coach them through their first home purchase – daunting for even a seasoned buyer. The whole experience was great and I’m happy to say this amazing couple will be moving into their new home later this month. Working with first time home buyers is never stress-free, but having an amazingly cute baby like Harlowe spend time with just made it fun. I’m so excited for you three – this house was meant for your family and Portland is lucky to have kept you! More