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Perfect House 

perfect house

Liz and Eddie were looking for the perfect house for their quickly growing family. Liz is pregnant with their 3rd child and due in August, so we had to find something fast! That we did. A ranch style house with a spacious yard, sitting on a cul-de-sac, perfect for the kids! The house itself is... More

Fixer today, gorgeous tomorrow

Once a year, I get to tell you about a fixer that my renovation client, Dennis Leiphon, has just purchased.  And then about 6 months later, I get to show you the renovated home.  This is the fixer blog.  Dennis just purchased this simple prairie style home in the Laurelhurst neighborhood.  Built in 1917, this... More

old house new house Say what you will about the Portland real estate market but these are the stories in my career that make me proud of the work I’m doing here. Teruko came to me from her sister Nami and wife Azsa.  Azsa wrote to me and asked if I would help Teruko sell... More

Who run the world? Ashley and Janelle, that’s who. These ladies have succeeded where most others fail. They relocate together, knowing few people and having never lived together themselves. They conquer new jobs, meet new friends and most importantly, they solidify what they had hoped would be true. That they were in it for the... More

The split-entry bi-level floor plan was very popular in the late ’60s through the 70’s but has fallen out of fashion, making them a good value for buyers wanting close-in established neighborhoods. They were built with good materials but don’t have the open kitchen/modern floor plans today’s buyers want. The position of the steps meant... More

Exciting Growth in Cully! 

Cully is a culturally diverse and vibrant neighborhood.  It’s also a hot spot when it comes to real estate!  Our most recent listing in Cully was scooped up quickly –  Look at these before and after shots evidencing the beautiful work of our client, Jim: Cully is becoming well known for trendy restaurants and shops... More

We are a team of two that can shake your house upside down, re-do it, and take to market.  We excel at hiring out the work, telling you exactly where you should put your money, babysitting the workers, can help you get the most on your return, and do it on budget.  We will do... 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

What was a stressful disappointment in 2011 turned out rosy in 2017 for my long-time friend and client, Bigi. After listing her house in 2010 into 2011 at a lower price than she had paid and over 90 showings, no offers came in for her cute cottage just off, a now trendy section of Killingsworth.... More

Tra’Renee from Afternoon Live on KATU interviewed Professional House Flipping Real Estate Broker, Bobby Curtis, on Friday 5/12/17 to discuss the best neighborhoods to flip houses in, and tips on restoring them responsibly. Click this link to watch the 7 minute interview or catch some highlights from Bobby below.   Before you start swinging sledge... More