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Brand New Key

If you’re looking for help finding the keys to your dream home please call Teri Toombs, Principal Broker at 503.522.1691 More

Custom spiraling stair case

This beautiful one of a kind house just came back on the market. The prospective buyers walked away after realizing it was too much house for them. If you love custom built out of the ordinary homes with room for gardening and dreaming please give us a call. Teri Toombs 503.522.1691/ Reg Martocci 508.340.1456 #welovethreequartercenturycustombuilthomes More

In the current Portland market, a well-priced home, in good condition, can sell with multiple offers in a week or so. Much longer than that and the listing is considered stale. Occasionally a home will sell with multiple offers after 10-12 days on the market, but there will be 2 or 3 offers, not 20.... More

Sweetest home, wonderful location, the most thoughtful updates. For the discerning buyer who prefers quality, this is your home. 1920 Alameda bungalow has new exterior paint, covered porch, landscaped yard with fenced backyard. Studs out kitchen remodel with walnut butcher block, quartz counters, birch cabinets w/glass doors, gas stove. Birds eye maple floors, new gas... More

Check out this St. Johns Ranchalow on a sprawling corner lot. With a family reunion-sized living room, fireplace, built-in bookshelves and pretty hardwoods. Formal dining room and fresh kitchen with tile countertops, marmoleum floors and dishwasher. Extra pantry space and laundry off the kitchen. Basement has an outside entrance, 2nd bathroom, and non-conforming 3rd bedroom.... More

herb salad recipe

Herb Salad Recipe Dressing ¼ cup white wine or champagne vinegar 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon honey ½ teaspoon salt, plus more if needed ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more if needed ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil Salad flat-leaf parsley leaves, stemmed (about 3 cups) fresh basil leaves, stemmed (about 3 cups)... More

Now and Then 


Now: Andre, Kristin, Luka and Annika just moved in to their brand-spanking new home in Woodlawn. Then: Andre, Kristin, Penelope pose in front of their then new Alberta Arts home. Life changes quickly. If you find yourself in need of new digs, give a call. Teri Toombs Principal Broker 503-522-1691 More

This little guy isn’t always so serious but when it comes to real estate, he knows the #1 rule. Listen to your Realtor. It’s hard to lose out on a multiple offer situation but when the seller comes back and offers our buyers a backup position, we advise our clients to take it. In the... More

Portland real estate sometimes feels like a Mad Max movie these days. At any moment it can turn dystopian. You don’t have a chance in hell with a budget of $194,000. Unless you are Kett and Lacy. Which made me wonder if they had secret super powers. We found this place so fast, they didn’t... More

This is the perfect place for the creative soul looking for modern architecture with a live/work option. This exquisitely built 2011 row house offers a one-of-a-kind architectural experience. Dramatic space with soaring ceilings captures the natural light pouring in through the double sliding glass doors and skylight. Enjoy your private deck adjacent to the open... More