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Rare Builders Opportunity in Inner NE Portland 4506 NE Garfield Ave, Portland, OR 97211 | Offered at $1,600,000 MLS# 18613271 | LOT SIZE: 0.28 acres | Year Built: 1920 | Tax: $1,664.38 These two lots being sold together are both potentially divisible and have incredible opportunity for developers. Over a quarter of an acre of potential! House... More

The email from my colleague was similar to the title of this post. A home that they were going to list needed some attention and care put back into it and they were wondering if I had any interested buyers. I did. Soon the home will be brought back to glory, and eventually passed on... More

Chris and I know a thing or two about house projects.   While we both work as residential realtors, helping folks buy and sell homes, we also take on side projects for ourselves and clients.  We are passionate about seeing old homes restored — brought back to life. Meet NE 20th.  She is a 1911 this... More

When you get ready to buy a new house or put your house up for sale, the house will almost always have  professional inspections. And if you buy a house with the intent to renovate and resell it, get ready for 2 sets of inspections in a short period of time- when you buy, and... More

The Best $700 I Ever Spent! 

When I was 26, I was living on top of the Star E Rose on Alberta and wanted a truck because I wouldn’t leave the house if it was raining and it was always raining.  I found this little yellow pickup for $800 on Craigslist in St. Johns.  When I got there and drove it,... More

Hazelwood on the Horizon 

My longtime friend and client just closed on a 1959 bungalow nestled between four parks and the Glendoveer Golfcourse. Situated on an oversized lot and convenient to public transportation and shopping I can’t wait to share the photos once this home is brought back to its original glory. More

Spring Sprang This Week! 

With so much sun this week, it feels like spring is kicking off.  I could not be more excited for winter to end and to be outside everyday again.  That means the spring market is about to start and I wonder what it will do this year.  The last 6 years have been insane, I’m... More

The rumors are finally true and our beloved Overlook Restaurant is closing it’s doors on January 21st to make way for more condos.  Almost everyone has an Overlook story, the place is one of a kind and there just aren’t many of these old time joints left here anymore.  I’m too bummed to rant on... More

1939 English Tudor 4 bedrooms 2 baths 3078 sf .28 acre lot $429,000 Rmls #17375315 3804 NE Maywood Place This cosmetic fixer has solid bones that will get you off to a great start on restoring this beauty. New roof, gas furnace, radon mitigation, many updated double pane windows. Vintage feature include cove ceilings, leaded... More

Not sure if most people realize this, but the market has been pretty soft since August.  It’s not to say that there aren’t still multiple offers and over-asking prices, but it’s more like, instead of 15 offers on a house, there’s 3.  That said, if you are one of those people who feels like you’ll... More