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Every buyer has a checklist of needs and wants. Depending on budget, willingness to compromise on location and features, most buyers end up with a home that hits some but not all of the needs and wants items. After selling her longtime home, my buyer began her quest for a new home. Her need list... More


25 N Bryant Street Portland, OR 97217 ~ Offered at: $535,000 ~ MLS# 17091220 Built in 1904, this classic Piedmont Foursquare has been remodeled with a careful eye for traditional finishes that blend seamlessly with modern updates.  Boasting over 2,500 square feet, this gorgeous home is the perfect example of why Foursquare’s are so sought... More

Artful Arbor Lodge 

Artful Arbor Lodge

ARTFUL ARBOR LODGE 6324 N. Gay Avenue | Portland, Ore 97217 Offered at $439,900 MLS # 17504112 | SqFt: 936  3 Bedrooms |  1.1 Bathrooms | 1 Car Attached Garage Artful Arbor Lodge. This styled out mid-century ranch offers fantastic spaces indoors and out, updated systems including a 2kW solar panel array, and has otherwise been brought into the... More

Custom Built on 3/4 Acre Lot

Milwaukie Oasis 5798 SE McNary Road | Milwaukie, Ore 97267 Offered at $599,900 MLS # 17294404 | SQFT: 3,076  5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Garages for 4 Cars | 3/4 Acre Lot Milwaukie Oasis. Custom built 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with exceptional layout. Set on a 3/4 acre lot, complete with mature landscaping, gardens, playground & entertainment areas.... More

Listen lovers of mid-century, after this transaction, it’s unclear to me why I’m not on this damn hill with a view. The proximity to all the SE’s delights, the plethora of ranches and mid-century architectural gems and lastly… the view! Collin and Anika knew what was up and were ready to expand their beautiful family... More

When my buyers are in the midst of the home buying frenzy, I like to gently remind them that in the end, nearly everyone winds up with the best house for them, and all the other stops and starts were just warm-up practice. Even if my buyers hear me, but don’t register what I’m saying,... More

My buyer Matteo moved to Portland last year from New Orleans after accepting a job as a college art professor here. The home he sold in New Orleans was built in the 1840’s and over the years Matteo transformed that house into a masterpiece.  When we started actively looking at homes this past spring, the... More

A Warm Cully Welcome! 

Handsome 1949 Cottage

A Warm Cully Welcome 4324 NE Alberta Court | Portland, Ore 97218 Offered at $ 419,900 MLS# 17416673| SQFT: 1,208  2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | Attached Garage Set on a private, oversized lot just around the corner from Cully shops and restaurants, this handsome 1949 cottage was built with solid bones, renovated with thoughtful care and still... More

Broadmoor Ranch 

This beautifully maintained 1950 Broadmoor ranch checked all the boxes: One level living Beautiful hardwoods Updated windows Attached garage Wood burning fireplace Gorgeous,  well maintained yard   Congratulations Sharon and Jim- I look forward to seeing how you make it your own.   -Jim More

So Lovely in Ladds 

Lovely in Ladds, indeed. How apropos that the loveliest people you’d ever know would be named Best. They legitimately are. I should have known from our first meeting, which by the way, was at Pix. While noshing on anchovies over a phenomenal bottle of bubbles, they told me their story. This is an excerpt from... More