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This 4 bedroom, 2.1 bathroom Ladd’s Addition home is the creation of local architect Bob Schatz. From the street you’ll see a unique home with the deep set diamond shaped window on the 3rd floor, echoing the 4 Ladd’s Addition rose test garden diamonds. The springtime blooms on the giant Magnolia tree in the front... More



This 1966 4-Plex, located in the Concordia neighborhood, offers a wonderful investment opportunity. Zoned R2 on 10k lot. Potential for 5th unit? Solid mid-century construction, updated, well maintained. Many new appliances, updated counters, flooring, lighting, vanity, interior paint. Exterior paint 2015.         Low monthly maintenance & taxes. Great commuter location. Close to Kennedy School, Dekum Triangle,... More



Here’s a photo of our team member Perci with her mom behind the house her great grandfather built. Every piece of wood was hand planed, carved and pieced together by him. Every stone set. The banisters and rails to the narrow curving indoor staircase were made from naturally formed trunks and limbs, as were all... More


Transformations 


I love seeing the transformation from house to home. From a house of neglect and deferred maintenance to one where it’s potential as a home is more fully realized. It’s a beautiful thing. The house pictured was filthy and full of garbage (lower photos). With time, effort and a little money the kitchen (along with... More



The first time we met in person, we were all bundled up for the snowy weather that January brought. I wore cleats to keep from slipping on the ice as we toured homes. They had just flown in to PDX, rented a car, and promptly got stuck in the snow. It was a grim start... More



Ferocious. Unrelenting. As we sat in the signing, we reflected back on everything this single mom had done to get to the closing table. The list is simplistic and barely scratches the surface of what this gutsy buyer did to get home. Each item here accounts for weeks and months of hard work on her... More


Trends 


House hunting fashions. It’s what’s hot this season! Come walk the wood, marmoleum, tile and carpet runways with us! Strut your stuff into a new home. More


Diary Of A Remodel 


Living through a remodel is not everyone’s cup of tea. It can be daunting. So many details and decisions not to mention a LOT of work. Every house I’ve ever owned has been a fixer. In my younger days all of the work was done by my partner and I. We surprised ourselves with what... More


Plant. Grow. Dream. 


Dreams of being an urban farmer? The yards, gardens and urban farms of Portland are popping this year! It seems like the flowers and foliage have a little extra umph due, in part, to our wild and wacky winter. It’s beautiful out there! More


Rent to Own(er) 


Every now and again folks approach me looking to buy the house they’re renting. There are a few factors that can sometimes go against that working out. For one, most landlords just aren’t that interested in selling unless it’s on their own timeline. That being said, every now and again the stars do align and... More