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Irvington Prairie Restoration 

After multiple generations housing the same family, the Benjamin and Carol Lombard House welcomed a new steward last week. A restoration to her original glory is in the works, which will include leaving the original tile, flooring, kitchen configuration several other period details.     More


JUST LISTED: BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL! QUAINT CONCORDIA COTTAGE 6517 NE 23RD AVENUE, PORTLAND, OR 97211 Offered at $422,000 | MLS# 17211232 Beds: 3| Baths: 1 | Sq ft: 1,394 | Taxes: $4,533.11 Cute cottage in close-in NE. Lovingly restored and ready for entertaining. Close-knit, family-friendly community with great schools. Updated master with walk-in closet. Spacious floor plan with unfinished... More

And this week she has a very excited new owner…..     What else was going on in 1955, you ask?   Popular Culture  Ray Kroc starts the McDonald’s fast food restaurant chain Disneyland opens in California on July 17th First riot at an Elvis Presley concert takes place in Jacksonville, FL “The $64,000 Question” the popular... More

Don’t Put Out Before the Job Is Done!

I have learned the hard way many times and have recently heard a few horror stories from clients about their terrible experience with contractors.  All the stories start with the contractor wanting money first.  It’s an awkward spot to be put in as the home owner, so often times people hand over money or part... More

Congratulations to Sarah and Casey for making the leap from long time renters to first time home buyers. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your search for the perfect home. I am excited to see how you put your personal touches on this amazing 1911 bungalow.   More

Cody and Jenica found their first house on a friendly tree lined street on SE Gladstone.  It is right down the street from Jenica’s childhood best friend’s house and they were very excited about that.  Everything was cruising along great until we discovered there was an open permit from a previous fire that had not... More

North Tabor Craftsman Beauty 451 NE 65th Avenue, Portland, OR 97213 Offered at $534,900 | MLS# 17606321 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Year Built: 1914 | Tax: $4,750.12 | SQFT: 2,308 Come home to this North Tabor Craftsman in a great central Eastside location. This home has an awesome layout, with three bedrooms up with a full bath, one bedroom or... More

A Letter Goes A Long Way. 

My old coworker from Halibuts, Michelle, has been wanting to buy a house for years.  Every year we’d check in and see where she was at with her savings and whether she was ready.  Loan restrictions make it extremely difficult for restaurant folks to qualify.  Working like a dog at the Radio Room and saving... More

Walking up to this classic 1960’s mid-century split-level, you first note the fresh “period-perfect” paint scheme of eggshell white and a “chili-verde” green trim, it just pops!!  It’s always been this color, specifically matched every time it was painted by a sentimental owner with an eye for flair. Opening the wasabi green door, flanked by... More

Wonderful on Willamette 

Wonderful on Willamette 1834 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, OR 97217 OPEN HOUSE: Saturday 10/7 from 12–2pm & Sunday 10/8 from 1–3pm Wonderful Overlook neighborhood bungalow on Willamette. Close proximity to New Seasons, PCC Cascade and all the great stops on Killingsworth including Milk Glass Market, The Old Gold, Back Yard Social, Mio Sushi to name a... More