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The market is shifting and buyers may find a little relief with the easing up of intense competition for homes. Sure, the best ones are still gonna have multiple offers, but you’ll have a decent chance. You still have to get up and get out there. Don’t slack. The best ones are still gonna move... More



Amanda and Chris outgrew their Portland apartment just as soon as they moved into it. With two people and two dogs, space was tight. But they toughed it out until one day it was just too much. That’s when my phone rang. Offer number one was practice. Offer number two was the real deal. And... More



victory

…is arms raised in a V overhead. This is so ingrained in our DNA, that even people blind from birth, never having seen another human do this, form the victory V after a hard-won contest. When do we see the victory pose? After winning a close race. Upon completion of a strenuous task. When we... More


You Shoulda Called Jen Bell 


The following scenarios and lessons learned are based on recent true events. Your lender has had the appraisal in his email for days but didn’t open it because he’s on vacation and “trying not to work”. You Shoulda Called Jen Bell. Your lender will make you remove that beautiful big green house before they will... More



If you’re into mid-century architecture and love rocks go check out the Rice Mineral Museum. Founded by Helen & Richard Rice the museum has an extensive collection of, you guessed it, ROCKS! All inside their HUGE mid-century home. There’s even a rock pile you can dig through to find your own treasures. DO IT! Rice... More



The home at 7023 N Wilbur Ave is cheerful and welcoming and lived in by dear friends who are family. I see them reflected everywhere in this lovely home and yard. The combination of living well in this home, plus loving it is readily apparent everywhere you look.  Step inside to a sweet and inviting... More


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



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