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Beaumont Bungalow 

Perfectly perched on a tiny tree lined street in Northeast’s Beaumont-Wilshire In close proximity to Wilshire Park, some of Portland’s best schools and Beaumont’s main shopping street (Fremont), lies this gorgeous little caterpillar. Stay tuned within the coming year see its transformation… More

Don’t Rent, Rent Out! 

From renters to soon-to-be landlords Long term renters spend a lot of money funding their landlord’s investment instead of their own. In today’s market it is so tough to get a foothold and purchase a first home, let alone to consider purchasing income property. Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) offer an innovative way to add to... More

Ladd’s Life

For the birdwatchers, the lovers of all things outdoors, the Master Gardener, the youthful spirit and timeless beauty in all of us. – Here’s to the next chapter of this stunning Ladd’s Addition home and to the amazing family that I have had the pleasure of getting to know over the past 6 months. More

My sewer scope guy has had spirals in his eyes about cryptocurrency this past year.  As tempting as it was to throw a few thousand dollars out into the ether, I just couldn’t bring myself to do it because I’m not a numbers person and knowing that, it would just be blind betting.  The second... More

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