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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


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


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


Sometimes a contractor comes to your house and works every day for 8 months while you live in the garage. He sees you in pj’s and sees you washing your dishes with a hose. He thinks you’re a no nonsense, unpretentious and cool client (he says so). Then poof one day the dusty drama of... More